Nº10 Michael Pasman


Section A

Michael Pasman (Israel)


1.Rh2 Rd1+ 2.Kc6 Be5 3.Re2 Bf4 4.c5 h5 5.Nd6+ Kf6 6.Nc4 Rd3 7.Kb5 Kxf5 8.c6 Ke4–+

1…Ke8 2.Rxh6!
2.Nc6 e2–+

2…Be5+!! e-file blockade !
2…Rd1+ 3.Kc6

3.Kxe5 e2 4.Kd6!! Switchback. Threatening mate 4…Rd1+ 5.Kc7! Rd7+!
5…e1Q 6.Re6+=

Thematic try : 6.Kc6? Kxd8 7.Rh8+ Ke7 8.Rh7+ Kf6 9.Rxd7 e1Q Difference from the main line – King on c6 instead of b6 – and the position is lost becauseon 10.Rc7 Black plays 10…Qb4!! and the White King can’t pass to a-file as in main line !

6…Kxd8 7.Rh8+ Ke7 8.Rh7+ Kf6 9.Rxd7 e1Q 10.Rc7!!
10.c5 Qb4+ 11.Kc6 Kxf5–+ White rook must stay on c7

10…Qb4+ 11.Ka7!
11.Ka6 Qb8!

11…Qd6 12.Kb7! Qb4+
12…Kxf5 13.c5!

13.Ka7! Important to keep the King on a-file [13.Ka6 Qb8; 13.Kc8 is lost

13…Qa5+ 14.Kb7 Kxf5 15.c5! Ke6 16.Kb8! Qa6 17.Rb7! Kd5 18.Rc7! Kc4 19.Rc8! Kb5 20.Rc7! Kc4 21.Rc8! Kd5 22.Rc7! Ke6 23.Rb7! Qa5 24.Rc7! Qa6 25.Rb7! Qc4 26.Rc7! Qd5 27.Ka7!=