Monday, 28 January 2019

WCCI 2016-18: Leonid Topko (UKR)

(1)
Leonid Topko
Zinchuk-80 MT
2018
Special Commendation

White wins

1. Nb3+ Kxa4 2. Qa1+ Qxa1 3. Nxa1 Bd6 4. f8=Q! 4. Kb7? Rc7+ 5. Kxa6 Rc8 6. Kb7 Rc7+ = 4... Bxf8 5. Kb7 Rb4+

6. Kc7! 6. Kxa6? Bc5 7. a8=Q Rb6+ = 6... Rc4+ 7. Kxd7 7. Kd8? Bb4 (or 7... Rc1 8. a8=Q Bb4) 8. a8=Q Rc1 9. Qxa6+ Ba5+ 10. Kxd7 Rxa1 = 7... Rd4+ 8. Ke8 Be7 9. Kxe7 Re4+ 10. Kd7 Rd4+ 11. Kc7 Rc4+ 12. Kb7 Rb4+ 13. Kxa6 Rb5

14. Nb3! +-

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(2)
Leonid Topko
Stigter-64 JT
2018
1st Commendation

White wins

1. Nf4+ Kh4 1... Kg4 2. Bc6 Re1+ 3. Kd4 h5 4. Ng2 +-; 1... Kg5 2. Bd5 h5 3. Ng2 Ra3 4. Bd6 +- 2. Bd5! 2. Bc6? Rh1 3. Ng2+ Kh3 4. Be5 Kxg2 = 2... Rh1 3. Ng2+ Kh3 4. Bd6! Kxg2 5. Kf4+ Kg1 6. Kg3 Rh5 6... h5 7. Bc5+ +- 7. Bc5+ Kf1 8. Bg2+! Ke1 9. Bb4+ Ke2 10. Bf3+ +-

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(3)
Leonid Topko
Probleemblad
2018

Draw

1. g6 Bxg6+ 2. Kg8 Kh6 3. exd3 Nf5 4. Kxh8 Ne7

Thematic try: 5. Bb3? Bh7! 5... Bxd3? 6. Bf7 = zz 6. Bf7 6. d4 Ng6# 6... Bxd3 zz 7. Be6 Bh7 8. Bf7 Bg8! 9. Bxg8 9. Be8 Ba2 10. d3 Bb3 11. d4 Bd5! -+ zz 9... Ng6#

Solution: 5. d4! Be4 5... Bh7 6. Bh5! = 6. Bb3! Bh7 7. Bf7 Bg8 8. Be8 Ba2

9. d5! 9. d3? Bd5 -+ zz 9... Bxd5 10. d4 zz 10... Ba2 11. d5! Bxd5 12. Bf7! Bxf7 stalemate

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(4)
Leonid Topko
Československy šach
2018

White wins

1. Bg3+ Kh1! 1... Kg1 2. dxc7 (2. Nh3+) 2... Bxc7 3. Nh3+ +- 2. Ne2 2. Kh3? Kg1! 3. dxc7 Bxc7 4. Ne2+ Kf1 = 2... cxd6 3. Kh3 Ba7

4. Bh2! 4. Bxd6? Bf2 = zz; 4. Bf4? d5 5. Bh2 Bf2 6. Bg1 Be1 7. Ba7 d4! (7... d6? 8. Bd4 +- zz) 8. Bxd4 d5 = zz 4... Bf2 5. Bxd6 zz Ba7 6. Bh2 Bf2 6... d5 7. Ng3#

7. Bg1! Bxg1 7... Be1 e.g. 8. Be3 d6 9. Ba7 d5 10. Bd4! +- zz 8. Ng3#

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(5)
Leonid Topko
Akobia-80 MT
2017
3rd Commendation

Draw

1. Qe6 Bg5+ 2. Kd1 f1=Q+ 3. Nxf1 Rxf1+ 4. Qe1! 4. Ke2? Rxb1 -+ 4... Rxe1+ 4... Ne3+ 5. Ke2 Rxe1+ 6. Rxe1 = 5. Kxe1 Nd3+ 6. Ke2! Nc1+ 7. Kd1 Ne3+! 8. Kxc1 8. Ke1? Kc2 9. Ra1 Bh4# 8... Ka2

9. b3! Nc4+ 10. Kd1! 10. Kc2? Na3+ -+ 10... Ne3+ 11. Kc1 Nf5+ 12. Kc2 Ne3+ 13. Kc1 Nc4+ 14. Kd1! =

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(6)
Leonid Topko
Domashnaya Gazeta
2018

Draw

1. Bf2+ Kf3 2. Ra2! Qxb1+ 3. Kxh2 Qxa2! 4. Qxa2 g3+ 5. Bxg3 fxg3+ 6. Kg1 Nxc3! 7. Qc4 Ra1+ 8. Qf1+ Rxf1+ 9. Kxf1 g2+ 10. Kg1 Ne2+ 11. Kh2 Kf2

12. Re1! 12. Ra1? Ng3 13. Kh3 Nf1 -+ 12... Ng3 13. Kh3 Kxe1 13... Nf1?? 14. Re2+! Kxe2 15. Kxg2 +- 14. Kxg2 =

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