Nº28 Eduard Eilazyan


Section B.1.

Eduard Eilazyan (Ukraine)


1.Nb3! Bc3! Black bishop’s sacrifice.
1…Kxg4 2.Kb4!+-

2.g5! Refusal to capture the bishop.
2.dxc3? e3–+ .

2…Bxd2! One more bishop’s sacrifice. 3.g6! And again, the refusal to capture
3.Nxd2? e3–+.

3…Bh6 4.g7 Bxg7 5.Bxg7 e3 6.Bh6! d2!
6…e2 7.Bd2+-.

7.Nxd2 e2 8.Bg5!
8.Nf3? Kxf3 9.Bd2 Ke4=.

8…e1Q 9.Bh4+ Kxh4 10.Nf3+ +-.

9.Bh4! White bishop’s sacrifice.
9.Nf3? Kxf3 10.Bh4 Ke3=.

9…Kxh4 10.Nf3+ Kg4 11.Ne1 Kf4 12.Kb4!! (Reti theme)
Try-1: 12.Kb5? Ke3! (but not 12…Ke4? 13.Kc5 Ke3 14.Kxd5+-) 13.Kc5 Ke4 14.Nc2 Kd3 15.Ne1+ Ke4 16.Ng2 Kf3 17.Ne1+ Ke4 Positional draw.
Try-2: 12.Kb3? Ke4! (but not 12…Ke3? 13.Kc3! Ke4 14.Nc2! Kf3 15.Kd2 Kf2 16.Ne1+-) 13.Kc3 Ke3 14.Nc2+ Ke4 15.Kd2 e1Q+ 16.Kxe1 Kd3! 17.Kd1 Kc3 18.Kc1 Kd3 19.Kb1 (19.Kb2 Kc4 20.Ka2 Kc3 21.Kb1 Kb3 22.Kc1 Kc3=) 19…Kc3 20.Kc1 Kd3 Positional draw.

or 12…Ke4 13.Kc5! Ke3 14.Kxd5+-

13.Kc3! Ke4 14.Nc2+-.

Themes: Bishops’ mutual sacrifices, Positional draw, Reti theme

The study contains Reti theme if the King’s dual-purpose maneuver is combined with change of false refutations of the thematic tries to achieve each goal separately. (Problemist of Ukraine №2 2014)]