Nº11 Harrie Grondijs


Section A.

Harrie Grondijs (Netherlands)


1.Rxa6 Bxf1 2.Ra8
2.Nxf1? Re4 3.Ne3 Rf1–+

2…Rcf4 3.Rxf8+
3.Nxf1? Rxf1 4.Rxf8+ Rxf8 5.Ra4 h5 6.Rxb4 Ra8–+

3…Rxf8 4.Nxf1 Rxf1 5.Ra8+ Kh7 6.Rh8+! thematic move

6.Re8? h5–+ and the Pawn cannot be stopped from promotion or mate ensues

6…Kg6 7.Rxh6+ Kf7 8.Rh1! thematic move
8.Re6? Rf5 9.Re3 Ra5 10.Nxc2 Rc5 11.Rxd3 Rxc2+ 12.Kd1 Rxb2–+

8…Rxh1= stalemate