Nº15 János Mikitovics

Draw

Section B.2.

János Mikitovics (Hungary)

wKc4,Qc8,Nh3,Pc6/bKg3,Qe5,Pc7,d3,e7,h4

1.Ng5! active sacrifice
1.Qd7? d2!!–+ active sacrifice

1…Qxg5
1…Kf4 2.Ne6+!= (2.Nh3+? Ke3 3.Qg8 Qd4+ 4.Kb3 Qb6+–+; 2.Nf7? Qe4+ 3.Kc3 Qxc6+–+)
1…d2 2.Qh3+!!=

2.Qxc7+ e5 3.Kxd3!

3.Qd6? Qc1+!–+ (3…d2? 4.Kc3=) ; 3.Qd7? e4! (3…d2? 4.c7=)

3…h3 4.Qh7! Qg4
4…h2 5.c7 Qg4 6.Kc3 main line

5.c7! h2 6.Kc3!!
thr 7.Qd3+! =
6.Ke3? e4! 7.Kd4 (7.Qh6? Qf3+–+) 7…Qd1+–+
6.Kd2? e4 7.Qh6 Qd7+–+

6…e4!
6…Qd4+ 7.Kc2=

7.Kb4!! Enters the line of Battery and thr 8.Qh6/h8!=
7.Kd4? Qd1+–+
7.Kb2? Qe2+–+ (7…e3? 8.Ka3= main line)
7.Qh6? Qf3+! (7…Qf4? 8.Qxf4+ Kxf4 9.c8Q=) 8.Kb4 h1Q!–+

7…e3+!
7…Qe6 8.Qg7+! (8.Kc5? e3–+)

8.Ka3!!
8.Kc3? Kg2!–+ (8…e2? 9.Kd2 Kg2 10.c8Q!!–+ Umnov + active sacrifice)
8.Kb5? e2!–+ (8…Qe2+? 9.Kc5! Qg4 10.Kb5 e2 loss of time)

8…e2
8…Qf3 Battery 9.c8Q!= Umnov (9.Qg7+? Kf2!–+)

9.c8Q!! Umnov + active sacrifice
9.Qd3+? Qf3! (9…Kf2? 10.c8Q! Qxc8 11.Qd4+=) 10.Qxf3+ Kxf3 11.c8Q e1Q!–+ Excelsior

9…Qxc8 10.Qd3+! Kh4
10…Kf4 11.Qd4+! (11.Qd2+? Kf5! 12.Qd3+ Kf6! 13.Qd4+ Kg6! 14.Qe4+ Qf5–+) 11…Kf5 12.Qf2+ Kg6 13.Qg3+= main line

11.Qh7+! Kg4
11…Kg3 12.Qd3+ perpetual check or 12…Kf2 13.Qd4+=

12.Qe4+!
12.Qg6+? Kf4!–+

12…Kg5 13.Qe3+!
13.Qe7+? Kf4! 14.Qd6+ Ke4 15.Qe7+ Kd5! 16.Qg5+ Kc6! 17.Qf6+ Kb7 18.Qe7+ Qc7–+

13…Kg6 14.Qg3+ Kf6 15.Qh4+ Kg6 16.Qg3+=
16.Qe4+? Qf5–+]

Keywords: mutual active sacrifices, promotions, Excelsior, batteries, Umnovs, perpetual checks.