Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Study 26

Árpád Rusz
Mat Plus
Honourable Mention
- version -


1.Qf2! [1.Qd4? Ne2! 2.Kxe2 Nf4+ 3.Kf1 Rg2–+] 1...Ne2! [1...Ne3+ 2.Qxe3 Rg2 3.Qxc3=] 2.Qxe2 g3 [2...Nf4 3.Qxg4=] 3.Qf3! [3.Qe4? f5 4.Bg6! fxe4 5.Bxe4 Rh3!! 6.Bf3! Kh2! 7.Bxg2 g4 mutual zugzwang - virtual stalemate] 3...g4 4.Qe4 f5 5.Bg6!

echo X-ray defence

5... f4! [5...fxe4 6.Bxe4 Rh3

7.Bf3!! Rh2 (7...gxf3 stalemate; 7...Kh2 8.Bxg2 stalemate) 8.Be4 Rh3 (8...h3 9.Bf3 gxf3 stalemate) 9.Bf3! positional draw] 6.Bh5! f3 7.Qxf3

echo X-ray defence

7... gxf3 8.Bxf3 Rh3 [8...h3 9.Be4 stalemate] 9.Be4! [9.Bxg2+? Kh2 mutual zugzwang]

virtual stalemate

9...Rh2 [9...Kh2 10.Bxg2 stalemate] 10.Bf3 positional draw

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Related studies: Study 26a Study 26b


Croitor said...

Very nice transformation of study from 26a to 26!

Árpád Rusz said...

Thanks! It was your comment on the MatPlus Forum that made me to try to find a better version for that study!