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Ralf Gering
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A Focus endgame on a real board. Usually a game ends with many more stones, the minimum number of pieces at the end of the game is 5 because of its capture rule. Therefore, the endgame shown above is pretty rare, although possible.

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1. f3-f4! d5-d7 (forced) 2. b4-c4 d7-d5
3. c4-c5 d5-d7 4. f4-f5 d7-f7
5. f5-f6 f7-d7 6. a3-a6! d7-b7
7. f6-e6 b7-d7 8. e6-e7 d7-b7
9. a6-d6 b7-b5 (A) 10. c5-b5

(A) If b7-d7, then e7-d7.
 
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