Black to play - Draw (instead of Fine's Black Wins)

White to play - Draw

1...d4 2.Bd2! [Instead of Fine's 2.Kd6?] 2...Kd3 3.Ba5 Ke2 White can go after either the a or f pawn first. 4.Kb7 4.Kd6 d3 5.Ke7 d2 6.Bxd2! Kxd2 7.Kxf7 Ke3 (7...a5 8.g4 and both sides queen) 8.g4 Kf4 9.Ke6 a5 10.Kd5 and White is in the square of the a-pawn; but not the indecisive 4.Kc6? d3! and White will be a tempo short either way he goes 4...d3 5.Kxa7! d2 6.Bxd2! Kxd2! 7.Kb6 Ke3 8.Kc5 Kf3 9.Kd6 Kxg3 10.Ke5 and White captures the last pawn

Benko gives the drawing line in Position 293 of the revised edition, but keeps some of the incorrect text about the game such as reversing the names of the players and saying Black resigned instead of White.

Fine also considers the position with White to play. In the final note, trying to demonstrate that White cannot play for a win 1.Kd6 d4 2.Ke5? Black wins with 2...a5! instead of Fine's 2...Kc3? which he gives an exclam. Then, White holds with 3.g4! a5 4.g5! a4 5.Kf6! d3 6.Kxf7 a3 7.g6 a2 8.Bg5 when Black has nothing better than 8...a1Q 9.Bf6+! Kc2 10.Bxa1! d2 11.g7 d1Q 12.g8Q Qxa1= 3.g4 a4 4.g5 d3! 5.Kf6 a3 Here, White no longer has a skewer on the long diagonal so Black will queen

Analysis using computer generated endgame tablebase

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