White to Play - Draw (instead of Fine's White Wins)

1.Ke3 Kg5 2.g3 Ba4 3.Nh3+ Kg4 4.Nf2+ Kg5 5.h3 Bc6 6.h4+ Kf6 7.Kf4 Be8 8.Nd1 Bd7 9.Ne3 Be6 10.Nc2 In the note for 10.h5 Black reaches Fine's drawn position after 10...Bf7! 11.h6 Be6=; but Fine's 10...Bd7? loses to 11.Nd5+! (instead of Fine's 11.h6?) 11...Ke6 12.h6 Kf7 13.Kg5 with decisive penetration) 10...Bf7 10...Bc8 11.Nd4 Bd7 12.Nb3 Bc8 (12...Be6 13.Nc5 Bf7 (instead of Fine's 13...Bd5? is drawn similar to the main line) ) 13.Nc5 Kg6 14.Ke5 Kh5 15.Nd3 Kg4 16.Nf4 Bb7 17.Kf6 Kxg3! 18.h5 Kxf4! 19.h6 and Fine concludes that the ending with Q vs. BP offers Black no hope; but it is a draw after 19...Ke3! 20.h7 f4! 21.h8Q f3 22.Qh1 f2 23.Qf1 Be4 with the idea of Bd3 24.Ke5 Bd3 25.Qc1+ Ke2 26.Qb2+ Ke1= 11.Na3 Bd5 12.Nb5 Be6 There are several errors in Fine's long note for 12...Ba2 13.Nd6 Be6! (Fine's 13...Bb1? loses to 14.h5! (but not Fine's 14.Ne8+? Kf7 15.Nc7 Kg6! (on 15...Kf6? Fine's 16.Nd5+? (16.h5!) again lets Black off the hook 16...Kg6!) 16.Nd5 Bc2 17.Ke5 Kh5 18.Nf4+ Kh6! 19.Kf6 Bb1 20.Ne6 Kh5! 21.Kg7 Kg4! 22.Nf4 Kxg3! 23.h5 and Fine concludes with the pawn cannot be stopped. It is again a drawn ending after the pawn promotes, but this time the Black king must go to the other side of the pawn 23...Kxf4! 24.h6! Kg3! 25.h7! f4! 26.h8Q f3! 27.Qh1 f2! 28.Qf1 Bd3 29.Qxd3+ Kg2! with a well known theoretical draw) ) 14.h5 Bd7! is a mutual zugzwang position. Here, knight moves allow Be8, a king retreat allows Kg5 and White can't make further progress after 15.h6 Kg6 16.Nxf5 Be6 17.Ke5 Ba2 18.g4 Bb1 Even bringing the king all the way around does not help 19.Ke6 Bc2 20.Ke7 Bb1 21.Kf8 Bc2 22.Kg8 Bb3+ 23.Kh8 Bc2 and the White king gets stuck in the corner if he advances 24.h7 Bxf5 25.gxf5+ Kf7! 26.f6 Kf8! 27.f7 Kxf7! 13.Nd6 Kg6! holds with variations similar to those shown above. Instead, Fine's 13...Bd7? 14.h5! results in the mutual zugzwag we saw above except here it is Black's move, so White wins.

Analysis using computer generated endgame tablebase

Uncorrected as Position 482 in the Benko edition

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