Nº23 Daniele Gatti


Section B.2.

Daniele Gatti (Italy)


1.Ne6? gxh6! 2.Rf8+ Qxf8 3.Nxf8 Kxf8–+
1.Nh7? Qxg6 2.Rf8+ Kxh7 3.Rh8+ Kxh8 4.hxg7+ Kxg7–+
1.Nxd7 Qxg6 2.Rf8+ Kh7–+

1…Kh8 2.Ne6! dxe6 3.Kg2!
3.Kh2? Qd2+! 4.Kh1 Qd8! 5.Kg2 Qg5–+

3…Qd2+ 4.Rf2 Qd8 5.Kh3!
5.Kh2? Qh4–+

5…Qe8 6.Rf7!=
6.Rg2? Qf8-+

Author Comment: Selfblock in e6, granted by white Knight’s sacrifice,prevents Black from playing Qe6 on final position. Positional draw becauseBlack has got no checks and no waiting moves to keep 8th rank guarded andthreaten Qxg6 at the same time.