Nº 18 Michal Hlinka & Emil Vlasak

Sección B
Michal Hlinka & Emil Vlasak (Slovakia-Rep. Checa)


1.Rg2! Black has to search for counter-play with a minus piece. The best possibility is to drive
White King to h1 before taking a pawn.
1…Qxe4 2.c4 Qf5+ 3.Kh2 Qe5+ (3…Qf4+ 4.Kh1 Rf5 5.Qa1 Kxb6 6.Rg6+) 4.Kh1 Qe4
(4…Rd7 5.Bf3+ Kxb6 6.Rxd2 Rxd2 7.Qxd2 Qg3 8.Qd5 Qe1+ 9.Kg2 Qg3+ 10.Kf1) 5.cxd5 h3
6.Bf3 hxg2+ 7.Kxg2 Qe1 8.d6+ Kxb6 9.Qb3+ Kc5 10.d7

2.Kxh4? Qxe4+ 3.Kh3 Qf5+ 4.Kg3 (4.Kh2 Qf4+ 5.Kh1 Qh4+ 6.Kg1 Qe1+ 7.Kh2 Qh4+)
4…Qg5+ 5.Kf2 (5.Kf3 Rf5+) 5…Qh4+ 6.Kg1 Qe1+ 7.Kh2 Qh4+

2…Qxe4 3.c4 (3.Bd3 leads to the main line 3…Qe5+ 4.Kh1 Qe1+ 5.Rg1 Re5 6.Qf3+-)
3…Qe5+ 4.Kh1 Qe4 (4…Rd7 5.Bf3+ Kxb6 6.Rxd2+-) 5.cxd5 h3 6.Bf3 hxg2+ 7.Kxg2 Qd3
8.Qf1 Qg6+ 9.Kh1+-

3.Kh1 Qxe4 4.Bd3!
4.c4? h3 5.Bf3 Qxf3 6.Qxf3 d1Q+ 7.Qxd1 hxg2+
4.Bf3? Qxf3 5.Qxf3 d1Q+

4…Qe1+ 5.Rg1 Re5 6.Qf3+ Kxb6
7.Kh2!! Point 1.
7.Rf1?! After this move White is safe with an extra piece. But surprisingly there is no way to
win. For example 7…Kc7 8.Kh2 (8.Kg1 Qg3+; 8.Kg2 d1Q; 8.Bc4 Qe4 9.Be2 Qxe2; 8.Ba6
Qe4; 8.Bh7 Qxf1+ 9.Qxf1 Re1; 8.c3 Kd6 9.Bc2 Qxf1+ 10.Qxf1 Re1) 8…Qg3+ 9.Qxg3 hxg3+
10.Kxg3 Re1.
7…Qxg1+ 8.Kxg1 Re1+ 9.Kf2 d1Q 10.Qf6+! Point 2. 10…Kc7 11.Qc3+ wins.