Nº16 Luis Miguel González & Pavel Arestov


Section A.1

Luis Miguel González & Pavel Arestov (Spain-Russia)


1.Rxa2? Qb1–+
1.Kd2? Qh6+ 2.Kc2 Qg6+ 3.Kb2 Qxb6+ 4.Kxa2 Qe6–+

1…Qb1+ 2.Kd2 Qxb6 3.Ba1!
3.Bc3? Qf2+! 4.Kd3 Kg4 5.Rc1 Kf5 6.Ba1 Ke6 7.Kc3 Qb6 8.Kc2 Kd5 9.Rd1+ Kc4–+
3.Rh1+? Kg4! 4.Re1 Qd8+ 5.Kc2 Qe7 6.Kb2 Qb4–+

3…Qf2+! Black initiates a long manoeuver to restrict White’s play 4.Kd3!
4.Kc3? Qe3+! 5.Kc2 Qe2+ 6.Kc1 Kg4–+

4…Kg4 5.Rc1! Kf4 6.Kc3 Qb6! Cutting off the White king! 7.Kc2!
7.Bb2? Qb5! 8.Ra1 Qa4! 9.Rc1 Ke4 10.Ba1 Qa3+ 11.Kc2 Kd5 12.Rd1+ Kc5 13.Rd3 Qa6 14.Rc3+ Kb4 15.Rb3+ Ka4!–+

7…Ke4 8.Bb2!
8.Bc3? Kd5! 9.Ra1 Kc4–+

8…Qb4 9.Bc3! Qa4+ 10.Kb2 Kd3 11.Ka1!=

9.Ra1! Qa6 10.Kb3 Qc4+ 11.Ka3 Kc5 The white pieces have been surrounded in the queenside and they have hardly any moves 12.Bc1!
2.Rxa2? Qb4#

12…Qc2! 13.Bb2 Qb1! 14.Kb3!
14.Rxa2? Qd3–+

14…Kb5 15.Rxa2 Finally, White can capture the pawn 15…Qd1+ 16.Kc3
16.Ka3? Qa4#

16…Qf3+ 17.Kc2 Qe4+ 18.Kc1! Qc4+ 19.Kb1 Qd3+ 20.Kc1! positional draw