Nº22 Sergiy Didukh


Section B.1.

Sergiy Didukh (Ukraine)


The white dog is sleeping inside his doghouse. Time to wake him up: 1.Bf5+ g6
1…Kg8 2.Qg4 g5 (2…Qg1+ 3.Kxg1 e1Q+ 4.Kh2 Qe5 5.f4 Qa1 6.c3+-) 3.Bxg5 hxg5 4.Qxg5+ Kf8 5.Qg7+ Ke8 6.Qf6!+-

2.Qh5 Qg1+! Another queen will defend g6.
The rook can’t stop White’s attack: 2…Rg8 3.Bg5 Rg7 4.Qxh6+ Kg8 5.Bf6 Rh7 6.Rxg6+! fxg6 7.Qxg6+ Kf8 8.Qxh7+-

3.Kxg1 e1Q+ 4.Kh2 Qe8 5.Bg5 Qf8 6.Bf6!
6.Bf4? Qg7 7.Be5 Qg8 8.Rg4 Be6! (8…Bc4? 9.Qxh6+! Kxh6 10.Rh4+ Kg5 11.Bg4! Ra3 12.f4+ Kxh4 13.Bd4!+-) 9.f4 gxf5!=

6…Qg8 7.Rg4! Ra4 8.f4+- Qxh6 and Rh4# will follow.

7.Rg5!! All-in! White intends to undress his king and cut off his heavy pieces by another weird move g4. If Black stops mate the white king will be alone against enemy canons.
Straightforward attack 7.Rg4? Ra4 8.f4 is countered by sacrifices: 8…Bf3! 9.gxf3 (9.Bg5 Kg8! 10.Qxh6 Qf8 11.gxf3 Qxh6 12.Bxh6 Kh7–+) 9…Rxf4! 10.Rxf4 Qe2+ 11.Kg3 Qe1+ 12.Kg4 Qg1+=
A little subtlety 7.f4? is met by 7…Bc4! (7…Ra4? 8.Be5+-) 8.Rg4 Be2–+

7…Ra4 8.g4! Qg8 9.h4! (9.Rxg6? fxg6 10.g5 Rh4! 11.Qxh4 Qf8=) 9…Rf4 10.Qxh6+ Kxh6 11.Rh5+ gxh5 12.g5+ Qxg5 13.hxg5#
After 7…Be6 8.Rg4! works again: 8…Ra4 9.f4 Rxf4 10.Rxf4 Bxf5 11.Qxh6+ Kxh6 12.Rh4#

8.g4! New doghouse. 8…Qb8+ 9.Kg1 Ra1+ 10.Bxa1 Qe8 11.Be5! Re7
No time for 11…Bf3 12.h4! (12.Qh4? Qe7 13.Rxg6 fxg6 14.Bxg6+ Kg8!=) 12…Rd7 13.Qxh6+ Kxh6 14.Rh5+ gxh5 15.g5#

Queen will suffocate after 12.h4? Rxe5 13.Bxg6+ fxg6 14.Rxe5 Qf7–+

12…Rxe5 Mate has dissapeared together with the bishop. The white prisonners must think about their own safety. 13.Bxg6+! Letting the dog out again.
13.fxe5? Kg7=

13…fxg6 14.Rxe5 Qf8
Impossible to lock the white queen inside: 14…Qd8 15.Rxd5 Qe7 16.Qe5+-

15.Qh4 Qc5+ 16.Qf2! Just in time! At that moment a chess fan came up and looked at the position: «Looks like White won without adventures».