Friday, 15 February 2008

Study 30

Árpád Rusz
Chess Life Magazine


1.e7! [1.Kxh5? Nxf1 2.e7 Ng3+!–+; 1.Nd2? Ng4+! (1...g4? 2.e7! Kxe7 3.Kg5! f3 4.Kxh5 Kf6 5.Kh4 Kf5 6.Kg3=) 2.Kxh5 Kf5! 3.e7 Nf6+ 4.Kh6 g4 5.Kg7 Ne8+ 6.Kf7 Nc7–+; 1.Nh2? Ng4+–+] 1...Kxe7 [1...Ng4+ 2.Kxh5 Kf5 3.e8N!=] 2.Kxh5! [2.Kxg5? Nxf1 3.Kxf4 Kf6–+] 2...Kf6 [2...Nxf1 3.Kxg5 f3 4.Kf4 f2 (4...Nd2 5.Ke3=; 4...Nh2 5.Kg3=) 5.Kf3=] 3.Nh2 mutual zugzwang 3...Kf5 4.Ng4!

mutual zugzwang

4...Ke4 [4...Nxg4 stalemate; 4...Nd5 5.Nh6+ Kf6 6.Ng4+ Kf5 7.Nh6+ perpetual check] 5.Nf2+ Kf5 6.Ng4 positional draw

The saving stalemate from this study first occured in the game Grischuk-J.Polgár (Biel, 2007).
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