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Enrico Paoli jubilee tourney (PAOLI 95 - JT)"

 

 

Enrico Paoli jubilee tourney (PAOLI 95 – JT)

This formal international tourney was organized by the Italian chess review "L’Italia Scacchistica".

There was no set theme.

Judge: FIDE GM Enrico Paoli (Reggio Emilia, Italy).

Tournament Director: Adolivio Capece (Milano, Italy).

Closing date: 13 January 2003, Enrico Paoli 95th birthday.

92 studies were received by the 56 listed below composers from 23 countries:

ARGENTINA: Zoilo Caputto, Oscar Carlsson,

Alberto Foguelman, Eduardo Iriarte;

ARMENIA: Hamlet Amiryan;

AZERBAIJAN: Ilham Aliev;

BELGIUM: Julien Vandiest;

BYELORUSSIA: Ivan Bondar, Mikalaj Karmejcuk;

CZECH REPUBLIC: Vladislav Bunka, Karel Husák, Mario Matouš, Stanislav Nosek, Jaroslav Pospisil;

FINLAND: Jorma Pitkanen;

GEORGIA: Iuri Akobia, David Gurgenidze, Velimir Kalandadze, Ruzvelt Martsvalashvili;

GERMANY: Gerhard Josten, Michael Roxlau, Rainer Staudte;

GREAT BRITAIN: Timothy Whitworth;

ISRAEL: Yochanan Afek, Hillel Aloni, Michael Grushko, Ariel Hadari;

ITALY: Franco Bertoli, Enzo Minerva, Pietro Rossi;

JUGOSLAVIA: Joszef Csengeri, Borislav Ilincic;

MACEDONIA: Bosko Miloseski;

MOLDAVIA: Nicolai Cebanov, Veceslav Kojokar;

POLAND: Eligiusz Zimmer;

ROMANIA: Teodor Visa Horia;

RUSSIA: Valerij Kalashnikov, Aleksej Karin, Leonard Katznelson, Eduard Kudelich, Gennady Nechaev, Sergeij Osincev, Sergeij Zacharov;

SPAIN: Luis Miguel Gonzáles;

SWEDEN: Alexander Hildebrand, Franjo Vrabec;

SWITZERLAND: J. Kupper;

THE NETHERLANDS: Harrie Grondijs, Harold van der Heijden, Jan van Reek;

UKRAINE: Anatolij Bezgodkow, Sergeij Borodavkin, Wladimir Samilo, Vladislav Tarasjuk, Leonid Topko.

Marco Campioli (Sassuolo, Italy) tested the soundness of the works. Harold van der Heijden (The Netherlands) checked the possible anticipations among the 49 correct studies.

The provisional award was published from page 261 to page 268 of "L’Italia Scacchistica", July - August 2003,

N. 1162 and on these web sites:

http://www.italiascacchistica.com

and

http://www.scacchiemiliaromagna.it

D.Gurgenidze, I.Akobia

1st prize Paoli 95 – JT

f3d1 0151.03 g8a4f8c4f5.a2b3f2 5/5+.

White=Kf3 Rg8 Ba4 Bf8 Sf5

Black=Kd1 Bc4 pa2 pb3 pf2

White to move and win (+)

David Gurgenidze, Iuri Akobia (Georgia).

1.Se3+/i Kc1/ii 2.Ba3+ Kb1/iii 3.Rd8/iv f1Q+/v 4.Sxf1 a1Q 5.Rd1+ Ka2 6.Rxa1+ Kxa17.Sd2/vi Bd5+ 8.Ke3/vii b2 9.Kd4 Ba2 10.Kc3 b1Q 11.Sxb1 with

a) 11… Bxb1 12.Bb2+ Ka2 13.Bb3 mate

b) 11…Kxb1 12.Bc2+ Ka1 13.Bb2 mate.

i) 1.Bxb3+? Bxb3 2.Se3+ Kc1 3.Ba3+ Kb1 4.Rc8 f1Q+ 5.Sxf1 a1Q 6.Rc1+ Ka2 7.Rxa1+ Kxa1draw. Nor 1.Kxf2? Bxg8 2.Se3+ (Bg7 Kc1;) Kc1 3.Bg7 a1Q 4.Bxa1 b2 draw.

ii) Kd2 2.Sxc4+ Kd3 3.Se3 f1Q+ (a1Q; Bb5+) 4.Sxf1 a1Q 5.Bb5+ wins.

iii) Kd2 3.Sxc4+ wins. Or b2 3.Rd8 f1Q+ 4.Sxf1 Bd5+ 5.Rxd5 wins.

iv) 3.Rh8? a1Q 4.Rh1+ f1Q+ 5.Sxf1 Ka2 wins.

v) a1Q 4.Rd1+ Ka2 5.Rxa1+ Kxa1 6.Kxf2 Bf7 7.Sd1 Ka2 8.Bd6 b2 9.Sc3+ Ka1 10.Bc2 wins.

vi) 7.Se3? Bf7 8.Bd6 (Sd1 Bh5+;) Ka2 draw.

vii) 8.Kf4? b2 9.Bc2(Ke5) Ba2 draw.

"The manoeuvre to force the king to occupy the a1 corner is interesting. The final check mate with the pair of bishops (and the black bishop self block) is a very good set up."

I.Bondar

2nd prize Paoli 95 – JT

f1f5 0800.22 g7h5e7h2.g2g5a7h6 5/5+.

White=Kf1 Rg7 Rh5 pg2 pg5

Black=Kf5 Re7 Rh2 pa7 ph6

White to move and win (+)

Ivan Bondar (Byelorussia).

1.g4+ Kxg4 2.gxh6+ Kxh5 3.h7 Rh1+/i 4.Kf2 Rh2+ 5.Kf3 Rh3+ 6.Kf4 Rf7+ 7.Ke4/ii Re7+ 8.Kd4 Rd7+ 9.Kc4 Rc7+ 10.Kb4 a5+ 11.Ka4/iii Rc4+ 12.Kb5 Rc8 13.Rg8 Rb3+ 14.Ka4/iv Rb4+ 15.Kxa5 wins.

i) Rf7+ 4.Ke1 Re7+ 5.Kd1 Rd7+ 6.Kc1 Rc7+ 7.Kb1 Rb7+ 8.Ka1 Rh1+ (Rb8; Rg8) 9.Ka2 wins.

ii) 7.Ke5? Re3+ 8.Kd4 Re8 draw.

iii) 12.Kxa5? Ra3+ 13.Kb5 Rc8 14.Rg8 Rb8+ 15.Kc5 Ra5+ draw.

iv) 14.Ka5? Ra8+ 15Ra8 Ra3+ wins. Nor 14.Ka6? Rc6+ 15.Kxa5 Rh6 draw.

"A good finish, mainly with one only variation (that seems to be forced) and many checks, sometimes the one after the other, up to the victorious end."

 

V.Kojokar

3rd prize Paoli 95 – JT

g4h6 3012.23 a1h8f8g3.a5f7a6g5g6 6/5+.

White=Kg4 Bh8 Sf8 Sg3 pa5 pf7

Black=Kh6 Qa1 pa6 pg5 pg6

White to move and win (+)

Veceslav Kojokar (Moldavia).

1.Se6/i Qd1+/ii 2.Kh3 g4+ 3.Kh4 g5+ 4.Sxg5 Qd8 5.f8Q+ Qxf8 6.Bg7+ Kxg7 (Qxg7; Sf5+) 7.Se6+ Kf7 8.Sxf8 Kxf8 9.Se4/iii Ke7 10.Sc5 Kd6 11.Sxa6 Kc6 12.Sb4+ Kb5 13.a6 wins.

i) 1.Bxa1? stalemate. Nor 1.Sh7? Qa4+ 2.Kh3 Qd7+ 3.Kg2 Qxf7 4.Sf6 Qa2+ 5.Kh3 Qxa5 wins. Nor 1.Sxg6? Qd1+ 2.Kh3 g4+ 3.Kh4 Qd8+ 4.Kxg4 Kxg6 wins.

ii) Qa4+ 2.Bd4 Qd1+ 3.Kh3 g4+ 4.Kh4 g5+ 5.Sxg5 wins.

iii) 9.Sf5? Kf7 10.Sd4 Ke7 11.Kxg4 Kd6 12.Kf4 Kd5 13.Sb3 Kc4 draw. Nor 9.Kxg4? Ke7 10.Se4 Kd7 11.Sc5+ Kc6 12.Sxa6 Kb5 draw.

"After the elimination of the pieces on the king side, in the final position White keeps the minimum to win: knight + "a" pawn."

H.van der Heijden

4th prize Paoli 95 – JT

g5e6 0416.11 g7a1h8d3e2.a6f7 4/5+.

White=Kg5 Rg7 Bh8 pa6

Black=Ke6 Ra1 Sd3 Se2 pf7

White to move and win (+)

Harold van der Heijden (The Netherlands).

1.Rg6+ f6+/i 2.Rxf6+ and

a) 2… Ke7 3.Re6+/ii Kxe6 4.Bxa1 wins

b) 2… Kd5 3.Rf5+/iii Se5/iv 4.Rxe5+ and

b1) 4… Kd6 5.Re6+/v Kxe6 6.Bxa1 wins

b2) 4... Kc4 5.Re4+ Sd4/vi 6.Rxd4+ Kc5 7.Rc4+/vii Kxc4 8.Bxa1 Kb5 9.a7 wins.

i) fxg6 2.Bxa1 and 3.a7 wins.

ii) 3.Rf7+? Kxf7 4.Bxa1 Sc5(f4) 5.a7 Se6+ and 6... Sc7 draw.

iii) 3.Rd6+? Kxd6 4.Bxa1 Kc6 draw.

iv) Kc6 4.Bxa1 Kb6 5.Rf6+ Ka7 6.Re6 Sdf4 7.Rd6 wins.

v) 5.Rd5+? Kxd5 6.Bxa1 Kc6 draw.

vi) Kd3 6.Bxa1 Kxe4 7.a7 wins.

vii) 7.Rd5+? Kxd5 8.Bxa1 Kc6 9.Bd4 Kc7 draw.

"The solution hinges on the starting check that allows the black king to choose between two possibilities. But the main aim is the capture of the black rook, after which the promotion of the "a" pawn will be possible."

K.Husák

1st honourable mention Paoli 95 – JT

g4d8 0031.22 d2f8.d3f5e5g5 4/4+.

White=Kg4 Sf8 pd3 pf5

Black=Kd8 Bd2 pe5 pg5

White to move and win (+)

Karel Husák (Czech Republic).

1.f6/i Ke8 2.Se6/ii Kf7 3.Kf5/iii g4 4.Sd8+ Ke8 (Kf8(g8); Kxg4) 5.f7+ Ke7/iv 6.Kg6 (Kxg4? Bh6;) g3 7.Sc6+/v Kf8 8.Sxe5/vi Bh6 9.Kxh6/vii g2 10.Sf3 Kxf7 11.Kg5 Ke6 12.Kf4 Kd5 13.Ke3 wins.

i) 1.Se6+?Ke7 2.Sxg5 Bc1 3.Se4 Be3 4.Kh4 (f6+ Ke6;) Kf7 draw. Nor 1.Sh7? Ke7 2.f6+ Kf7 3.Kf5/viii g4 4.Kxg4 Kg6 draw. Nor 1.Sg6? Bc3 2.f6 Ke8 3.Kxg5/ix Kf7 4.Kf5 e4 5.Sh8+ Kg8 6.dxe4 Kxh8 draw.

ii) 2.Sg6? Bc3 3.Kxg5/x Kf7 4.Kf5 e4 5.Sh8+ Kg8 6.dxe4 Kxh8 draw.

iii) 3.Sxg5+? Kg6 4.Se4 Ba5 draw.

iv) Kf8 6.Kf6 Bg5+ 7.Kxg5 Ke7 8.Kxg4 wins.

v) 7.Se6? Bh6 8.Kxh6 Kxf7 9.Sg5+ Kf6 10.Se4+ Kf5 11.Sxg3+ Kf4 12.Se4 Ke3 13.Sc5 Kd4 draw. Nor 7.Kg7? Bh6+ 8.Kxh6 g2 draw.

vi) 8.Sb8? wastes time: 8… Ke7 9.Sc6+/xi wins.

vii) 9.Sd7+? Ke7 10.Kxh6 Kxf7 11.Se5+ Ke6 draw.

viii) 3.Sxg5? Kg6 4.Se4 Ba5 draw.

ix) 3.Kf5 Kf7 4.Sh8+ Kg8 5.f7+ Kg7 6.Kxg5 Bb4 7.Sg6 Kxf7 8.Sxe5+ Ke6 draw or here 4.Sxe5+ Bxe5 5.Kxe5 g4 6.Kf4 Kxf6 7.Kxg4 Ke5 draw.

x) 3.Kf5 Kf7 4.Sh8+ Kg8 5.f7+ Kg7 6.Kxg5 Bb4 7.Kf5 Kxh8 8.Kxe5 Kg7 draw.

xi) Not 9.Sd7? Bh6 10.Kxh6 Kxf7 11.Sxe5+ Ke6 12.Sf3 Kd5 13.Kg5 g2 14.Kf4 g1Q 15.Sxg1 Kd4 drawing.

"The knight wins against the bad bishop. The bishop sacrifice will avoid the promotion of the "f " pawn but not the defeat."

Y.Afek

2nd honourable mention Paoli – JT

h3e1 0342.12 d1d6f2d5g5.h4h5h6 5/5=.

White=Kh3 Bd6 Sd5 Sg5 ph4

Black=Ke1 Rd1 Bf2 ph5 ph6

White to move and draw (=)

Yochanan Afek (Israel).

1.Sf3+ Kf1 2.Sh2+ Kg1 3.Sf3+ Kh1 4.Bg3 Bxg3 5.Sc3 Rd3 6.Se4 with

a) 6… Rxf3 7.Sxg3+ Kg1 stalemate

b) 6… Bxh4 7.Sf2+ Bxf2 stalemate.

"A critical position for White that manages to save the game thanks a nice stalemate."

I.Akobia

3rd honourable mention Paoli 95 – JT

h2d3 0134.00 e4b2d1f8 3/3+.

White=Kh2 Re4 Sd1

Black=Kd3 Bb2 Sf8

White to move and win (+)

Iuri Akobia (Georgia).

1.Re8/i and

A) 1… Bg7 2.Kh1/ii Bh6/iii 3.Sf2+ Kc3/iv 4.Sg4 Bg7 5.Se3 Sg6/v 6.Rg8 Bd4 (Bh6; Sd5+) 7.Sd1+ Kd2 8.Rxg6 Kxd1 9.Rd6 wins

B) 1…Ba3 2.Re3+ Kd2/vi 3.Rxa3 Kxd1 4.Ra6 Kc2/vii 5.Rd6 Sh7/viii 6.Kg3 Sg5 (Kb3(c3); Kf4) 7.Kf4 wins.

i) 1.Rb4? Bd4 draw. Nor 1.Rf4? Be5 draw. Nor 1.Sf2+? Kd2 2.Re8 Sh7 draw.

ii) 2.Kh3? Sg6 3.Sf2+ Kc4 4.Kg4 Bd4 draw. Nor 2.Kg3? (Kg1? Bd4+;) Sg6 3.Sf2+ Kc4 draw. Nor 2.Sf2+? Kc4 3.Sg4 Kc5 4.Se3 Sg6 5.Kg3 Bd4 6.Sf5 Ba1 7.Kf3 Se5+ draw.

iii) Kd2 3.Se3 Bh6 4.Sf5 wins.

iv) Kc4 4.Sg4 Bg7 5.Se3+ Kd3 6.Sf5+ wins. Or Kd4 4.Sg4 Bg7 5.Se3 Sd7 6.Sf5+ wins.

v) Sh7 6.Re7 wins. Or Bh6 6.Sf5 wins.

vi) Kc2 3.Rxa3 Kxd1 4.Ra6 wins.

vii) Sh7 (Sd7; Rd6+) 5.Kg3 Sg5 6.Kf4 wins.

viii) Kc3 6.Kg3 Kc4 7.Kf4 Kc5 8.Ke5 wins.

"The double attack to the black pieces gives raise to two defences of the black bishop, but both are not enough. At the end White wins thanks the active rook and the help of the king."

S.Borodavkin

4th honourable mention Paoli 95 – JT

g2e2 0720.00 d7a6e3f4h7 4/3+.

White=Kg2 Rd7 Bf4 Bh7

Black=Ke2 Ra6 Re3

White to move and win (+)

Sergeij Borodavkin (Ukraine).

1.Bf5/i Ra2 2.Bg4+ Ke1+ 3.Kg1 aRe2 4.Bh5/ii Rh3/iii 5.Bd2+/iv Rxd2 6.Re7+ Re2 7.Rxe2+ Kd1 8.Rh2+ wins.

i) 1.Bc2? Ra2 2.Bf5 (Bg6? Ra5;) Ke1+ 3.Kg1 aRe2 4.Bg4 Rd3 5.Rc7 Rc3 6.Rb7 Rb3 7.Ra7 Ra3 8.Rxa3 Rg2+ 9.Kxg2 stalemate.

ii) 4.Bxe2? Rf3 5.Bxf3 stalemate. Nor 4.Bxe3? Rg2+ 5.Kxg2 stalemate.

iii) Rd3 5.Rxd3 Rg2+ 6.Kh1 wins.

iv) 5.Rd5? wastes time.

"Effectual precision in the play by the white pair of bishops is required to win against the second black rook."

V.Kalashnikov, S.Osincev

5th honourable mention Paoli 95 – JT

h3c8 0001.13 a8.b4b7f3f4 3/4+.

White=Kh3 Sa8 pb4

Black=Kc8 pb7 pf3 pf4

White to move and win (+)

Valerij Kalashnikov, Sergeij Osincev (Russia).

1.b5/i Kb8 2.Sb6 Kc7 3.Sc4/ii Kd7 4.Kh2 Ke6/iii 5.Sb6 Kd6 6.Sa8/iv Kc5 7.b6 Kd4 8.Kg1 Ke3 9.Kf1 Kd4/v 10.Kf2 Ke4 11.Sc7 Kd4 12.Kxf3 Ke5 13.Sb5 Kd5 14.Sa7 Ke5 15.Sc8 Kf5 16.Sd6+ wins.

i) 1.Kh2? Kb8 2.Sb6 Kc7 3.Sc4 Kc6 4.Sa3 Kd5 5.Kg1 Kd4 6.Kf2 Kc3 draw.

ii) 3.Sa4? Kd6 4.Kh2 Kd5 5.Kg1 Kc4 draw. Nor 3.Sd5+? Kd6 draw.

iii) idea Kd5 6.Sa3 Kc5 and 7… Kb4 drawing.

iv) 6.Sc8+? Kc7 7.Sa7 Kb6 draw.

v) f2 10.Kc7 Kd4 11.Kxf2 Kc5 12.Sa8 Kd6 13.Kf3 Ke5 14.Sc7 Kf5 15.Sb5(d5) wins.

*C* "Wastes of time" alternatives from move 12 onwards.

"Precision in the play by the "wonderful" knight is required: with the help of the king the knight manages to escort the pawn to promotion."

E.Minerva

6th honourable mention Paoli 95 - JT

f5f8 1343.00 h4g2e8c7e5 3/4+.

White=Kf5 Qh4 Be8

Black=Kf8 Rg2 Bc7 Se5

White to move and win (+)

Enzo Minerva (Lesa, Italy).

1.Ke6/i Kg8/ii 2.Ba4 Rg6+/iii 3.Kf5 Bd6 4.Bd1/iv Kg7 5.Bh5/v Rh6 6.Qg5+ Kh7 7.Be8 (Ke4? Sg6;) Sf3 (Bb8; Qe7) 8.Bg6+/vi Kg7 9.Qf6+ wins.

i) 1.Bc6? Sxc6 2.Qf6+ Kg8 3.Qxc6 Rg7 draw. Nor 1.Bh5? Rg7 2.Qf6+ Kg8 3.Bd1 Sf7 4.Bb3 Kf8 5.Ke6 Bd8 draw.

ii) Rg7 2.Qh8+ Rg8 3.Qf6+ Kxe8 (Sf7; Qxf7 mate) 4.Qe7 mate.

iii) Rg7 3.Bb3 Rg6+ 4.Kf5+ wins; Rg4 3.Qe7 Rg6+ 4.Kf5 Bd6 5.Bb3+ wins; Sg6 3.Qc4 Be5 4.Bc2/vii Ba1 5.Kd7+ Kg7 6.Ke8 Be5 7.Qe4 Rxc2 8.Qxc2 Bf6 9.Qc7 wins and here 4... Bg7 5.Bxg6 Rxg6+ 6.Ke7+ Kh8 7.Qc8+ Kh7 8.Qf5 Kh6 9.Qh3+ Kg5 10.Kf7 wins.

iv) 4.Be8? Rg7 5.Qd8 Be7 6.Qc8 Sf7 draw. Nor 4.Bb3+? Kg7 5.Qd8 Sf7 6.Bxf7 Kxf7 draw.

v) 6.Ke4? Rf6 7.Kd5 Be7 draw. And 6.Qg3+? wastes time.

vi) 8.Qd8? Se5 9.Ke4 Re6 10.Kd5 Re7 11.Qxd6 Rxe8 draw.

vii) 4.Be8? Bb2 5.Kf5+ Kh7 draw.

"The mutual defence of the three black pieces disappears in a while facing the great power of White’s queen and bishop."

E.Minerva

7th honourable mention Paoli 95 – JT

d1f1 0701.10 h2f2h1g2.f7 4/3+.

White=Kd1 Rh2 Sg2 pf7

Black=Kf1 Rf2 Rh1

White to move and win (+)

Enzo Minerva (Lesa, Italy).

1.f8Q/i Rxh2/ii 2.Se3+ Kg1 3.Qg7+/iii Kh1 4.Qb7+ Kg1 5.Qb6 Rd2+ 6.Kc1 (Ke1? hRe2 mate;) Kh1 (hRf2; Sd1) 7.Qc6+ Kg1 8.Qg6+ Kh1 9.Qe4+ Kg1 10.Qg4+ Kh1 11.Qf3+/iv wins.

i) 1.Se3+? Kg1 2.Rg2+ Rxg2 3.f8Q Rh2+ 4.Sf1+ Rxf1+ 5.Qxf1 Rg1 draw. Nor 1.Rxh1+? Kxg2 draw.

ii) Rxf8 2.Se3+ Kg1 3.Rg2 mate.

iii) 3.Qg8+? Kh1 4.Qd5+ Kg1 5.Qc5 Rd2+ 6.Kc1 (Ke1? hRe2 mate;) hRf2 draw.

iv) 11.Sf1? Rc2+ 12.Kd1 hRg2 13.Sg3+ Rxg3 14.Qh4+ Rh2 15.Qxg3 Rd2+ draw.

"The queen-promotion at the beginning of the solution allows White to give checkmate in a good finish."

A.Hadari, H.Aloni

8th honourable mention Paoli 95 – JT

h4h6 0236.41 a7d4b6g8h5.f3f4f6h2e2 7/5=.

White=Kh4 Ra7 Rd4 pf3 pf4 pf6 ph2

Black=Kh6 Bb6 Sg8 Sh5 pe2

White to move and draw (=)

Ariel Hadari, Hillel Aloni (Israel).

1.Rh7+/i and

a) 1… Kxh7 2.Re4 Bf2+/ii 3.Kg5/iii e1Q 4.Rxe1 Bxe1 5.f7 Sg7 6.f8S+ (f5? Bb4;) Kh8 7.Sg6+ Kh7 8.Sf8+ draws

b) 1… Kg6 2.f5+/iv Kxh7/v 3.Re4 Bf2+/vi 4.Kg5 e1Q 5.Rxe1 Bxe1 6.f7 Bd2+ 7.Kh4/vii Be1+ 8.Kg5 Bd2+ 9.Kh4 draws.

i) 1.Re4? Bf2+ 2.Kh3 Sgxf6 3.Ra6 e1Q 4.Rxe1 Sxf4 mate. Nor 1.Ra1? Bxd4 2.f7 Kg7 3.fxg8Q+ Kxg8 4.Kxh5 Bxa1 wins. Nor 1.f7? e1Q+ 2.Kh3 Qf1+ 3.Kh4 Bd8+ 4.Rxd8 Qf2+ 5.Kg4 Sgf6+ 6.Kf5 Qc5+ 7.Ke6 Sxf4+ 8.Kxf6 Qg5 mate.

ii) e1Q+ 3.Rxe1 Bf2+ 4.Kg5 draw; Sxf4 3.f7 Sg6+/viii 4.Kg3 Sh6 5.Rxe2 draw; Sgxf6 3.Rxe2 Kh6 4.Rb2 Be3 5.Kh3 Sxf4+ 6.Kg3 draw.

iii) 3.Kh3? Sgxf6 4.Rxe2 Sxf4 mate.

iv) 2.f7? e1Q+ 3.Kh3 Sxf4+ 4.Rxf4 Qf1+ 5.Kg4 Qg2+ 6.Kh4 Bf2 mate. Nor 2.Re4? Bf2+ 3.Kh3 Sgxf6 4.Rxh5 Sxe4 wins.

v) Kxf6 3.Rd6+ Kxf5 4.Rxh5+ Kf4 5.Re6 draw.

vi) Sf4 4.f7 Bd8+ 5.Kg3 Sf6 6.f8Q Sxe4+ 7.Kxf4 draw.

vii) 7.f4? Sxf4 wins. Nor 7.Kxh5? Sf6+ wins.

viii) Kg7/ix 4.fxg8Q+ Kxg8 5.Kg3 Bc7 6.Kf2 Bb6+ 7.Kg3 draw.

ix) Sf6? 4.Rxe2 Sxe2 5.f8Q Bf2+ 6.Kg5 wins.

"It is necessary a double rook sacrifice to allow White to draw."

(With the f3 pawn to h3: Black wins).

T.Whitworth

1st commendation Paoli 95 – JT

e8h8 0031.32 h6c7.d4e6f4a2g5 5/4=.

White=Ke8 Sc7 pd4 pe6 pf4

Black=Kh8 Bh6 pa2 pg5

White to move and draw (=)

Timothy Whitworth (Great Britain).

1.e7/i a1Q 2.Kf7/ii Qa4/iii 3.e8Q+ Qxe8+ 4.Sxe8 (Kxe8? gxf4;) g4 (gxf4; Sd6(f6)) 5.d5 (f5?(Sd6?) g3;) Bxf4/iv 6.d6/v Bxd6/vi 7.Sxd6 g3 8.Kf8 g2 9.Sf7+ Kh7 10.Sg5+ draws.

i) 1.Kf7? Bf8 2.Kxf8 a1Q 3.e7 Qxd4 4.Kf7 Qd7 5.fxg5 Qxc7 6.g6 Qc4+ wins.

ii) 2.Kd7 Qxd4+ 3.Kc8 Qe4 4.e8Q+ Qxe8+ 5.Sxe8 g4 6.Sd6 g3 7.Sf7+ Kg7 8.Se5 g2 9.Sf3 Bxf4 wins. Nor 2.Se6? gxf4 3.Kf7 Qa4 4.Sxf4 Qd7 5.Se6 Bg5 6.Sxg5 Qf5+ wins.

iii) Qa2+ 3.d5 Qa4 4.e8Q+ Qxe8+ 5.Sxe8 gxf4 6.d6 wins.

iv) g3 6.d6 g2 7.d7.

v) 6.Kf8? g3 7.d6 g2 wins.

vi) Bd2 7.d7 Ba5 8.Sd6 g3 9.Sc4 Bc7(d8) 10.Se3 draw.

"After changing the queen just promoted, the play with is neat finish allows the knight to stop the dangerous enemy pawn."

H.Grondijs

2nd commendation Paoli 95 – JT

c4f1 4061.42 b5d1f3h8d5.a4a6b2b3a7c7 7/6+.

White=Kc4 Qb5 Sd5 pa4 pa6 pb2 pb3

Black=Kf1 Qd1 Bf3 Bh8 pa7 pc7

White to move and win (+)

Harrie Grondijs (The Netherlands).

1.Se3+ (Kc5+? Ke1wins;) Ke1 2.Sxd1 Be2+ 3.Kd5/i Bxb5/ii 4.axb5 Kxd1 5.b4/iii Kc2/iv 6.b6 cxb6 7.b5 (Kc6? b5 wins;) Kb3/v 8.Kc6 Kb4 9.Kb7 Kxb5 10.Kxa7/vi Be5/vii 11.Kb7 Bb8 12.b4/viii wins.

i) 3.Kc5? Bxb5 4.axb5 Kxd1 5.b4 Kc2 6.b6 cxb6+ 7.Kc6 b5 8.Kxb5 Bd4 wins, or here 4.Kxb5 Kxd1 5.Kc6 Kc2 6.b4 Kb3 wins.

ii) c6+ 4.Kxc6 Bxb5+ 5.axb5 Kxd1 6.b6 Bd4 7.b7 Be5 8.Kd7 wins.

iii) 5.b6? cxb6 6.b4 b5 wins.

iv) Bxb2 6.b6 cxb6 7.b5 Kc2 8.Kc6 Kb3 9.Kb7 Kb4 10.Kxa7 Be5(Kxb5) 11.Kb7 wins.

v) Bxb2 8.Kc6 Kb3 9.Kb7 Kb4 10.Kxa7 Kxb5 11.Kb7 wins.

vi) 10.b4? Be5 11.Kxa7 Bd6 12.Kb7 Bb8 draw.

vii) Kc6 11.Kb8 Be5+ 12.Kc8 wins.

viii) 12.b3? Ka5 13.b4+ Kb5 draw.

"After many changes the play reaches the final position: Black is in zugzwang and cannot escape."

F.Bertoli

3rd commendation Paoli 95 – JT

d5e8 0301.33 f2c3.b5d6e6b7f3g4 5/5=.

White=Kd5 Sc3 pb5 pd6 pe6

Black=Ke8 Rf2 pb7 pf3 pg4

White to move and draw (=)

Franco Bertoli (Sassuolo, Italy).

1.Se4/i Re2 2.Sf6+ Kf8/ii 3.Sxg4/iii f2/iv 4.Sxf2 Rxf2 5.Kc5 Rd2 (Ke8; Kb6) 6.Kb6/v Rxd6+ (Ke8; Kxb7) 7.Kxb7 Rxe6 (Ke7(e8); b6) 8.b6/vi Ke8 9.Ka7 Kd7(Kd8) 10.b7 draws.

i) 1.d7? Ke7 wins. Or 1.e7? Re2/vii wins.

ii) Kd8? 3.e7 Kc8 4.d7 wins.

iii) 3.d7? Rd2+ 4.Kc5 f2 5.Sg8 f1Q 6.e7+ Kg7 wins. Nor 3.e7? Kf7 4.Sxg4 f2 5.Sxf2 Rxf2 6.Kc5 Rf6 7.Kb6 Rxd6+ wins.

iv) Ke8 4.Sf6+ Kf8 5.Sg4 draw.

v) 6.d7? Ke7 7.Kb6 Kxe6 wins. Nor 6.e7+? Ke8 7.Kb6 Rxd6+ wins.

vi) 8.Ka7? Re7+ 9.Ra8 Re8+ 10.Ka7 Ke7 11.b7 Rc1+ 12.Kb8 Kd7(d8) 13.Ka8 Ra1+ 14.Kb8 Rb1 wins.

vii) Kd7? 2.Se4 Rf1 3.Sf6+ Kc8 4.e8Q mate.

"After some neat changes, the play ends in the final draw, rook against pawn."

S.Nosek

4th commendation Paoli 95 – JT

g4d4 0041.13 b8b3c5.e5a7d3h6 4/5-=.

White=Kg4 Bb8 Sc5 pe5

Black=Kd4 Bb3 pa7 pd3 ph6

Black to move, White draws (=)

Stanislav Nosek (Czech Republic).

1… h5+/i 2.Kxh5/ii Bf7+/iii 3.Kg5 d2 (Kxc5; Bxa7+) 4.e6 Bxe6/iv 5.Sa4/v d1Q/vi 6.Bxa7+ Ke5 7.Bb8+ draws.

i) Kxc5 2.Bxa7+ Kc4(d5) 3.Be3 Bd1+ 4.Kf4 draw; Bd1+ 2.Kf4 d2 3.Bxa7 draw; Be6? 2.Sxe6+ Kc3 (Kc4; Kf3) 3.Sc5 wins.

ii) 2.Kg5? Kxc5 3.Bxa7+ Kd5 4.Be3 Ke4 5.Bd2 Bf7 6.e6 Be8 7.e7 Kf3 wins. Nor 2.Kh4? Kxc5 3.Bxa7+ Kb4 4.Be3 Bf7 5.e6 Be8 6.Kg3 Kc3 wins. Nor 2.Kf4? Kxc5 3.Bxa7+/vii Kc4 4.Be3 Kc3 5.Kg5 Bf7 6.e6 Be8 wins. Nor 2.Kg3? Kxc5 3.Bxa7+ Kd5 4.Be3 Kxe5 wins.

iii) Bd1+ 3.Kg5 d2 4.Bxa7 Bc2 (Kd5; Sd3) 5.Sb3+ draw.

iv) d1Q 5.exf7 Qc1+/viii 6.Kf6 Qh6+ (Qxc5; Bxa7) 7.Ke7 Qg5+ 8.Ke8 draw; Be8 5.Sb3+ Kc3 6.Sxd2 draw ; Kxc5 5.exf7 d1Q 6.f8Q+ draw.

v) 5.Bxa7? Kc4 6.Sa4 Kb3 7.Sc5+ Kc2 8.Sxe6 d1Q wins. Nor 5.Sxe6+? Kc4 6.Bxa7 d1Q wins.

vi) a5 6.Kf4 Kd3/ix 7.Sb2+ Kc2/x 8.Ke3 a4 9.Bd6 draw; Kd3 (Kb3; Bxa7) 6.Bf4 Kc2 7.Bxd2 Kxd2 8.Kf4 draw.

vii) 3.Ke3 Bc4 4.e6 Kc6 5.e7 Kd7 6.Bxa7 Kxe7 wins, or here 4.Kd2 a5 5.e6 Kd4 6.e7 Bf7 wins, or here 4.Bxa7+ Kd5 5.Kd2 Kxe5 wins.

viii) Qg1+ 6.Kf6 Qf2+ 7.Ke7 draw.

ix) d1Q 7.Ba7+ Kc4 (Kd5; Sc3+) 8.Sb2+ draw; Bb3 7.Be5+ Kd3 8.Sb2+ Kc2 9.Ke3 a4 10.Bd6 draw.

x) Ke2 8.Bc7 a4 9.Bd6 draw.

"The final draw is due to a fine perpetual by bishop + knight."

L.M.Gonzáles

5th commendation Paoli 95 – JT

e5d7 0103.13 g6g2.h4a5e3g5 3/5=.

White=Ke5 Rg6 ph4

Black=Kd7 Sg2 pa5 pe3 pg5

White to move and draw (=)

Luis Miguel Gonzáles (Spain).

1.Rg7+/i Kc6/ii 2.Rg6+/iii Kc5 3.Rxg5/iv e2 4.Ke6+/v Kd4/vi 5.Rd5+ Kc4 6.Re5 a4/vii 7.h5/viii Sf4+ 8.Kf7/ix a3 9.h6 a2 10.h7 a1Q 11.h8Q Qa7+ 12.Kf6/x Sd5+ 13.Kg6/xi draws.

i) 1.Rd6+? Kc7 2.Rd1 gxh4 3.Rc1+ Kd7 4.Rc2 h3 wins.

ii) Ke8 2.Kf6 Kd8 3.hxg5 Sf4 4.Rh7 e2 5.Rh1 draw. Or Kc8 2.Kf6 e2 3.Re7 gxh4 4.Rxe2 h3 5.Re8+ Kd7 6.Rh8 draw.

iii) 2.Kf6? a4 3.h5 a3 4.h6 a2 5.Ra7 e1Q 7.Rxa2 Qc3+ wins.

iv) 3.Ra6? Kb5 4.Re6 gxh4 5.Kd4 h3 6.Re5+ Kb4 7.Kd3 h2 8.Rh5 Sf4+ wins.

v) 4.Kf6+? Kd6 5.Re5 e1Q 6.Rxe1 Sxe1 7.h5 a4 8.h6 a3 9.h7 a2 10.Kf7 a1Q 11.Kg8 Ke7 12.h8Q Qa8+ wins.

vi) Kc6 5.Re5 e1Q 6.Rxe1 Sxe1 7.h5 Sf3 8.h6 a4 9.Kf5 Se5 10.h7 Sf7 11.Kf6 draw.

vii) e1Q 7.Rxe1 Sxe1 8.h5 Sf3 draw.

viii) 7.Rxe2? Sf4+ 8.Kf7 Sxe2 9.h5 a3 10.h6 a2 11.h7 a1Q 12.Kg8 Qa8+ 13.Kg7 Sf4 14.h8Q Se6+ wins.

ix) 8.Kf5? Sxh5 9.Kg4 Kd3 10.Kf3 Sf4 11.Kxf4 a3 wins. Nor 8.Kf6? a3 9.h6 a2 10.h7 a1Q 11.h8Q Qxe5+ 12.Kxe5 Sg6+ wins. Nor 8.Kd6? a3 9.h6 a2 10.h7 Sg6 wins.

x) 12.Kg8? Qb8+ 13.Kh7 Qxh8+ 14.Kxh8 Sg6+ wins.

xi) 13.Kg5? (Ke6? Qe7+;) Qg1+ 14.Kf5 Se3+ wins.

"It is not easy for the white king to find a quiet corner where to escape from the checks of the black just promoted queen and the knight."

 

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