Nº 15 Amatzia Avni


Section B.2.

Amatzia Avni (Israel)


1.g8=Q+? K:g8 2.N:f6+ Kf8 and after a few checks white loses.

1…Qh1+ 2.Kg4 f5+ 3.Kxf5!
Logical try: 3.Kg5? Qc1+ 4.Kxf5 Qc5+ 5.Kg4 Qd4+ 6.Kf3 (6.Kh3 Qd7+ 7.Kh4 Qe7+ 8.Kg4 Qe4+ 9.Kh3 Qg6 10.Rf8+ Ke7 11.g8Q Qxh5+) 6…Qxg7 7.Nxg7 e1Q 8.Rh3 (8.Nf5? Qc3+) Kxg7 (remarkably, 8…Qf2+? 9.Kg4 spoils the win)9.Rxg3+ Kf6 (white is just short of achieving a fortress) 10.Kg4 Qe4+ 11.Kh3 Qh7+ 12.Kg4 Qf5+ 13.Kh4 Qf4+ 14.Kh3 Qh6+ 15.Kg4 Ke5 and black wins

3…Qxh5+ 4.Rxh5 e1Q 5.Rg5!in this way white succeeds to place his pieces in favorable positions. 5.g8=Q+? K:g8 6.Rg5+ Kh7 will lose in the long run.

5…Kg8 6.Kg4! Qd2 7.Kh3!completes the switchback Kh3-g4-f5-g4-h3. not 7.Kh4? Qxg2 8.Rxg3 Qh2+ 9.Kg4 Kxg7-+.

7…Qxg5 stalemate

Themes: Fortress, switchback, stalemate