Nº7 Michael Pasman

BTM Draw

Section A.

Michael Pasman (Israel)


1…Nh1+! 2.Kg1!
2.Kf1? Rf7+ 3.Kg1 Nf3+ 4.Kxh1 Re1+ 5.Kg2 Rg1+ 6.Kf2 Nxd4+ 7.Kxg1 Ne2+ 8.Kh2 Rh7+ 9.Kg2 Nf4+–+

2…Rg7+ 3.Kxh1= see solution
2…Rxd5 3.Rxd5=

3.Kg2 Ne1+
3…Rxd5 4.Rxd5 Black can’t free his knights

4.Kg1 Rg7+!
4…Rxd5 5.Rxd5=

5.Kxh1 Nf3! 6.Nc3+! Kb3 7.Ne2!! Rxe2 8.Rb4+!
Logical try 8.Rd3+? Kc4 9.R3d4+ Nxd4 10.Rxd4+ as main, but without black knight on the board – position X1, so black king goes to 7-th rank and captures with the rook avoiding stalemate : f.e. 10…Kc5 11.Rd5+ Kc6 12.Rd6+ Kc7 13.Rc6+ (13.Rd7+ Rxd7) 13…Kb8 14.Rc8+ Kb7 15.Rb8+ Kc6 now, after white was forced to leave d-file, the king goes to g-file (the winning plan appeared before in Kling & Horwitz, 1951) 16.Rb6+ Kd5 17.Rd6+ Ke4 18.Re6+ Kf3 19.Rf6+ Kg4–+

8…Kxb4 9.Rd4+! Kc5
9…Kc3 10.Rd3+! Kc2 11.Rd2+! Kc3 (11…Kc1 12.Rd1+=) 12.Rd3+ Kc4 13.Rd4+ Kc5 14.Rd5+ Kc6 15.Rd6+ Kc7 16.Rd7+!=

10.Rd5+ Kc6 11.Rd6+ Kc7 12.Rd7+! Kc6 13.Rd6+ Kc5 14.Rd5+ Kc4 15.Rd4+ position X2 15…Kc3 16.Rd3+ Kc2 17.Rd2+= Aristocrat udy (pawnless), final rook sacrifice is offered to all black pieces (could be captured by both rooks , the knight and the king)