Nº29 Yuri Bazlov


Section B.2.

Yuri Bazlov (Russia)


1.Rh6? h1Q 2.Rxh1 Nh1 3..Kf3 Bb7 4.Nc3 Rb2 (4…Bxd5+ 5..Nxd5 Rxd5 6.Be3 Kxe7 7.Kg2 Rh5 8.f3 perpetual draw) 5.Be3 Rс2 6.Bd4 Nxf2 и white’s chances of a draw are zero.
Or 1.Kxg3? h1Q 2.Rxa6 Ke8 3.Nс3 Rb4 4.Ne2 Rb2 5.Ra8+ Kxe7 6.Bg5+ Kf7 7.Nf4 Qg1+ 8.Kh4 Qxf2+ 9.Kg4 Rb1 10.Rc8 Rg1+ 11.Kf5 Qb6 12.Ne6 Rf1+ 13.Bf4 Qb1+ 14.Ke5 Qb2+ 15.Kf5 Qf6+ 16.Kg4 Rg1+ 17.Kf3 Qh4 win.

1… Rxc5.
1…Ke8 2.Rh6 h1Q 3.Rxh1 Nxh1 4.Nxa6. White restores balance.

2.Rd6+! Ke8!
2…Kxd6 3.e8Q Rc4+ 4.Kxg3 h1Q 5.Qd8+ Ke5 (5…Kc5 6.Qa5+ Bb5 7.Be3+) 6.Bf4+ Kd4 7.Be3+ Kd3 9.Qa3 and the black king cannot escape from the annoying queen.

3.Rd8+! Kxe7. The rook and the king of black moved one row to the right – from the white to the black diagonal, which made it possible 4.Rh8! h1Q 5.Rxh1 Nxh1 6.Bb4! Kd6 7.Крf3!
Thematic try 7.Ke4?! Nxf2+ 8.Kd4 Nd3 9.Ba3. But 9…Bb5! (9…Bc4 10.Bxc5+ Nxc5 11.Kxc4) zz White to play.

7…Bf1! Preventing the king from going to g2.
7…Kxd5 8.Bxc5 Kxc5 9.Kg2 Bb7+ 10.f3! =

8.Ke4! Nxf2+ 9.Kd4 Nd3 10.Ba3! zz Black to play. 10…Be2 11.Ke3! Bf1 12.Kd4 Be2 13.Ke3. Positional draw with the perpetual mutual zugzvang.