Nº7 Michael Pasman


Section A

Michael Pasman (Israel)


1.Bd7? Nxe7 2.Bxg4 Rh2–+

1…Kc8 2.Rc2+ Kb8 3.Rb2+=

2.Rc2+ Kd6 3.Rc6+ Kxe7–+

2…Kxb7 3.Bc6+=

3.Bd7? Rh2+ 4.Kf3 Rf4+ 5.Kg3 Nxe7 6.Kxh2 Nxg6 With theoreticall y won endgame (thematic with addition of knight and bishop), for example : 7.Be8 Rh4+ 8.Kg3 Nf4 9.Rh7 Ke5 10.Re7+ Kf6 11.Rf7+ Ke6 12.Rb7 h5 etc

3…Ke5 4.Bf7!
Thematic try : 4.g7? Rh2+ 5.Kf1 Ra4 6.Bh5 Ra1+ 7.Bd1 Ra8 8.Rd8 Rh1+ 9.Kg2 Nxe7! 10.Rxa8 Rxd1 11.Re8 Kf6 12.Rxe7 Rd8–+ and after capturing g-pawn we receive the thematic won endgame with g and h-pawns

4…Nxe7 5.Rxe7+ Kf6 6.g7!! Rh2+!
6…Kxg7 7.Be6+ /h5 7…Kf6 8.Bxg4=

7.Kf3 Rf4+ 8.Kg3 Kxg7 9.Bh5+!
9.Kxh2?–+ leading to thematic endgame without fortress

9…Kf6 10.Rf7+ Ke6 11.Rxf4 Rxh5 12.Re4+!!
Thematic/Logical try : 12.Ra4? Rh1! 13.Ra6+ Kf7 14.Kg2 Rh4–+ and no fortress – black is winning by Kg7,Rf4-f6 etc.

12…Kf6 13.Kg2!= fortress – rook can’t go out; 12…Kf7 13.Kg2!= fortress – rook can’t go out

13.Ra4! Fortress. White needed intermediate move Re4+, because Black king must stand on f5
Thematic try : 13.Rb4? Rh1 14.Rb6 h5 15.Rb5+ Kf6 16.Rb6+ Ke7 17.Rb7+ Kd6 and on 18.Kg2 Rd1–+

13…Kf6 14.Kg2= fortress, the rook is catched

14.Ra6! Now black has no a time for Rh4 and defending the h-pawn by the king from 7-th rank, so he has to play h5 to try to go out offortress 14…h5

14…Rh4 15.Rb6 /c6 – just waiting

15.Ra5+ Kf6 16.Ra6+ Kg7 Black king has no way to escape from checks 17.Ra7+ Kh6 18.Ra6+ Kh7 19.Ra7+ Kg6 20.Ra6+ Kf7 21.Ra7+ Ke6 22.Ra6+ Ke7 23.Ra7+ Kd6 24.Ra6+! Kc7 25.Kg2! Rc1 26.Ra5=