Nº 17 Marco Campioli

BTM Draw

Section B.2.

Marco Campioli (Italy)


1…f1Q 2.Re6+ Kxe6 3.Re8+ Kxf7 4.Nd6+ Kf6 5.Ne4+= perpetual check

2.Be4? f1Q 3.Re6+ Kxe6 4.Re8+ Kxf7 5.Nd6+ Kf6 6.h7 Qf4+ 7.Kh5 Qg5#
2.Re4? f1Q! 3.Rg8 Qf2+ 4.Rg3 Qxg3+! 5.Kxg3 g1Q–+
2.Kh5? f1Q 3.Re6+ Kxe6 4.Bg4+ Rxg4 5.hxg4 g1Q 6.Re8+ Kd7–+

2…Rxg4+ 3.hxg4
3.Kxg4? g1Q–+

3…g1Q 4.Re6+ Kxe6 5.Re8+!
5.Kg5? f1Q 6.Re8+ Kd7! 7.f8Q Qb5–+

5…Kxf7 6.Nd6+ Kf6
6…Kg6 7.Re6+ Kh7 8.Ne4= similar to solution

7.Rf8+? Ke7 8.h7 Qh2+ 9.Kg5 Kxf8–+

7…Kg6 8.Re6+ Kf7 9.Rf6+ Ke7 10.Rxf2 Qh1+ 11.Kg5 Qxe4 12.Rf4=

8.Nd6+ Kg6 9.Re6+!
9.Rg8+? Kxh6 10.Nf5+ Kh7 11.Rg7+ Kh8 12.Kg5 f1Q–+

9…Kh7 10.Ne4!
10.g5? Qh1+ 11.Kg4 f1Q 12.Re7+ Kg8! 13.Re8+ Qf8!–+

10…f1Q 11.Ng5+ Kg8 12.h7+ Kg7 13.Re7+ Kf8 14.Rf7+ Qxf7 15.h8Q+=

11.Kg5 f1Q 12.Nf6+!
12.Re7+? Kg8!–+

12…Qxf6+ 13.Rxf6!
13.Kxf6? Qxh6–+

13…Qe5+ 14.Rf5 Qe3+! 15.Kh4
15.Kh5? Qxh6#

15…Qe1+! 16.Kh3!
16.Kg5 Qd2+! 17.Rf4 Qc1–+ zz

16…Kxh6 17.Rf6+=

17.Kg3 Qg1+ 18.Kh3/f3=
Meredith. Natural position and practical ending. Perpetual check avoidance. Various tries. Sacrifice of a Black Rook. Refusal to capture un undefended piece. Sacrifice of a White Rook. Sacrifice of a White pawn. Checkmate avoidance. Switchback. Promotions to Queen. Construction of a checkmate net. Sacrifice of a Black Queen. Zugzwang. All the pieces move. Positional draw.