Nº16 Leonid Topko


Section B.2.

Leonid Topko (Ukraine)


1.Qc1+! Kg6 2.Qxh6+
2.Qxc2? Rc5+! 3.Kf1 Rxc2 4.Rd6+ Kh5 5.Rxh6+ Kxh6–+

2…Kxh6 3.Rxh3+ Rh5+
3…Kg6 4.Bf4=

4.Kh2? c1Q!–+

4…Rxh3+ 5.Kxh3!
5.Kg4? Rh4+ 6.Kxh4 c1Q–+

5…c1Q The first phase of the decision is over. White’s plan to prevent the c2 pennies from turning (Black’s plan) seemed to fail, but White’s counter-plan aggravates the game.
6.Bf4+!! Pointe! The beginning of the second phase of the decision 6.. Qxf4 7.Rh7+ Kg5 8.Rg7+ Kh6 9.Rh7+

9.Rg6+? Kh5–+

9…Kg6 10.Rg7+ positional draw or 10…Kf6 11.Rf7+ Kxf7= stalemate

Ukrainian theme in a complex synthesis of topics and ideas. Article of the author in the «Problemist of Ukraine No.2 -2016