Often the battle leads to pawn assaults when the players castle opposite sides. Here Black sacrifices a piece to pick off some White pawns. With 21...Bxf3 the Black bishop forks both rooks. White wiggles and sacrifices one of them with 27.Rxg2.
The endgame becomes a pawn race. Black advances a pawn to f2. White sacrifices his rook for the pawn with 42.Rxf2+. The final position still has a rook on the board. However, White played 45.Kb5 and 46.a7. Black is forced to sacrifice his rook for the a-pawn, or he must allow White to queen that pawn.
Sawyer (2000) - Sah (1950), corr APCT 1979 begins 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Qa5 11.Bb3 Rfc8 12.h4 Ne5 13.Kb1 Nc4 14.Bxc4 Rxc4 15.Nb3 Qd8 [15...Qc7 16.g4+/=] 16.Bh6 [16.e5 Ne8 17.exd6 Nxd6 18.Bd4+/-] 16...Qf8 [16...Bxh6 17.Qxh6+/=] 17.Bxg7 Qxg7 18.g4 Rac8 19.h5 [19.e5!?+/-] 19...Rxc3 20.bxc3 Bxg4 21.hxg6 Bxf3 22.gxh7+ [White eliminates the outside passed pawn, but he might have done better with 22.gxf7+ Qxf7 23.Rhg1+ Kh8 24.Rdf1=] 22...Kh8 23.Rdg1 Nxe4 24.Qd3? [This should not have worked well. Better is 24.Rxg7 Nxd2+ 25.Nxd2 Bxh1 26.Rxf7=] 24...Nxc3+ 25.Ka1 Bg2 26.Nd4 Ne2 27.Rxg2 Qxg2 28.Re1 Nxd4!? 29.Qxd4+ Qg7 [This leads to an unbalanced but drawn rook and pawn ending. Houdini gives 29...e5! 30.Qxd6 Re8-/+] 30.Qxg7+ Kxg7 31.Rxe7 Rf8 32.Rxb7 Kxh7 33.Rxa7 Kg6 34.Rd7 f5 35.Rxd6+ Kg5 36.Kb2 f4 37.a4 f3 38.Rd1 f2 39.Rf1 Kg4 40.a5 Kg3 41.Kb3 Kg2 42.Rxf2+ Kxf2 43.Kb4 Ke3 44.a6 Kd4 45.Kb5 Kd5 46.a7 Kd6 1/2-1/2
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