Thursday, 18 January 2018

Study 144

Árpád Rusz
The Problemist
2018

Draw

1. Bxd7! 1. Nc5+? Kd5 2. Nxd7 Nxd6 3. Nf6+ Kc5! 4. Nd7+ Bxd7 5. Bxd7 Position X' 5... d3 -+ 1... Bxd7 2. Nc5+ The knight leaves the b3 square, but it will return there after a long trip. 2... Kd5 3. Nxd7 Nxd6 3... Kxd6 4. Nb6 d3 5. Nc4+ Kc5 6. Nd2 = 4. Nf6+! 4. Nb6+? Kc6 -+ 4... Ke6 4... Kc5 5. Nd7+ Position X - The knight proves to be more efficient than the bishop in the fight against the passed pawn. 5... Kd5 (5... Kc6 6. Ne5+ Kd5 7. Nd3 =) 6. Nf6+ Kc5 (6... Kc4 7. Ng4 d3 8. Ne5+ =) 7. Nd7+ perpetual check 5. Nh5! This extra file was missing from the other flank. 5... Kf5 5... d3 6. Nf4+ = 6. Ng3+ Kg4 7. Nf1! The knight has to stop the pawn before it reaches d2. 7. Ne2? d3 8. Nc3 d2 -+ 7... Kf3 8. Nd2+ Ke2 9. Nb3! = During the trip, the knight drew a big square on the board!

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2 comments:

Marius Mika said...

Very nice Arpad. Congratulations.

Árpád Rusz said...

Thank you!