Subject:	THE BIG GAME 7 Answer
From:		John Fairbairn <JF@harrowgo.demon.co.uk>
Date:		Sat, 10 May 1997 21:17:55 +0100

Black played 51. K4, as many people predicted. The commentary said this was the only big point left and by getting it Black now had the lead. Black has a promising position on the right, it said, but it also had holes. It said there were various points for White to start something, but the one they highlighted was R11.

This was connected with the ladder mentioned. As Mike Scudder spotted after the second hint, this comes about with W R14, B Q14, W S15, B R16, W R13, B R12, W Q12, B P12, crossing row #4 at G-K (hence the importance of plays on the lower side).

White then played 52. H3. Although 41 was the cited as the last big point, the commentary says this move is also a big point. I think we have to infer that Black k4 in effect created another tier of slightly smaller big points.

           a b c d e f g h j k l m n o p q r s t 
        19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
        18 . . . . . # # . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
        17 . . . # . @ # . . # @ @ @ # . . @ . .  17
        16 . . . . . . @ # # . @ # . # . @ . . .  16
        15 . . # # # . @ @ @ @ @ # . . # # @ . .  15
        14 . . @ @ @ . . . . . # . . . . . . . .  14
        13 . . . . . . @ @ # # . # . . . @ . . .  13
        12 . . . . . . . # @ . . . . . . . . . .  12
        11 . . . @ . # . # . . . . . . . . . . .  11
        10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @ . . .  10
         9 . . . # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
         8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
         7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
         6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
         5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
         4 . . . # . . . . . 1 . . . . . . @ . .  4
         3 . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . @ . . . .  3
         2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
         1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1
           a b c d e f g h j k l m n o p q r s t

-- John Fairbairn