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Iuri Akobia (with R.Becker)
Ceskoslovensky sach, 5th prize, 2006
Draw

1.Rh6 [Thematic try 1.Rxc7+? Kxd6 2.Rd7+ Kc6 (2...Ke6? 3.Rxh7 Ne7+ (3...Nd6+ 4.Kc7 Ra7+ 5.Kd8 Nf7+ 6.Kc8 Nd6+ 7.Kd8 =) 4.Kc7 Ra7+ 5.Kb8 (Kd8) 5...Nc6+ 6.Kc8 Rxh7 stalemate; 2...Kc5? 3.Rxh7 Nd6+ 4.Kd7 (Ke7) 4...Ra7+ 5.Kd8 Nf7+ 6.Ke8 Nd6+ 7.Kd8 =) 3.Rc7+ Kd5 4.Rxh7 Nd6+ (4...Nb6+? 5.Kc7 Ra7+ 6.Kb8 Rxh7 stalemate) 5.Kd7 Ra7+ 6.Kd8 Nf7+ (Black avoids 6...Rxh7? a sixth echo stalemate) 7.Kc8 (7.Ke8 Ke6-+ ) 7...Kc6-+ ] Mani B)
1...Nxe7+
[Main A) 1...Nd5 2.Rc7+ Nxc7 (2...Kb5 3.Rxc8 =) 3.Kxc7 Nb6 (3...Ne7 4.Rxh7 Ra7+ 5.Kb8 (Kd8) 5...Nc6+ 6.Kc8 Rxh7 stalemate 1; 3...Nd6 4.Rh5+ =) 4.Rxh7 (4.Rc6+? Kd4 (4...Kd5? 5.Rxb6 Ke4 6.Rh6 Kf5 7.Kb6 Rh8 8.Kc5 =) 5.Rxb6 (5.Kxb6 Rg8 6.Kb5 (6.Rh6 Rg6+ -+) 6...h5 7.Rh6 Rg5+ 8.Kb4 Kd3 9.Kb3 Rb5+ 10.Ka4 Kc4 -+) 5...h5 6.Rb4+ (6.Rh6 Ra5 -+) 6...Kc5 7.Rh4 Ra7+ 8.Kd8 Kd6 9.Ke8 Ke6 10.Kf8 Kf6 -+; 4.Rh5+ Nd5+ 5.Kb7 Rh8 -+) 4...Ra7+ 5.Kb8 Rxh7 stalemate 2; 1...Nb6+ 2.Kxc7 Ra7+ 3.Kd8 =; 1...Nd5 2.Rc7+ Nxc7 3.Kxc7 Kd5 4.Kb7 Ra7+ 5.Kxc8= ] 2.Kxe7 Rh8 [Main B1 2...Ra7 3.Kf8 Kd5 (3...Nd5 4.Kg8 Kd4 5.Kh8 =) 4.Rxh7 (4.Kg8? Ne6 -+) 4...Ne6+ 5.Ke8 Ra8+ 6.Ke7 Ra7+ 7.Ke8 Rxh7 stalemate 3; 2...Ne8 3.Rh5+= ]
3.Kf7
(Kd7/Kf6) 3...Ne8 4.Ke6 Kd4 5.Rh3 zz [5.Rh4+? Ke3 6.Kf5 Kf3 -+] 5...Ng7+ 6.Kf6 Ne8+ 7.Ke6 Nc7+ 8.Kf7 (Kf6) 8...Ne8 9.Ke6 h5 [Main B2 9...Ke4 10.Rxh7 Rxh7 stalemate 4]
10.Rh4+ Ke3 11.Kf7
[11.Kf5? Rg8 -+] 11...Nd6+ 12.Kg6 Rg8+ 13.Kh7 [13.Kxh5? Ne4 14.Rh3+ Ng3+ -+] 13...Rg5 14.Kh6 Nf7+ 15.Kh7 Kf3 16.Rf4+ Kg3 17.Rg4+ [17.Rf3+? Kh4 18.Rh3+ Kg4 19.Rg3+ Kf4 20.Rf3+ Ke5 21.Re3+ Kd6 22.Rd3+ Ke6 -+] 17...Kf3 18.Rf4+ [18.Rg3+? Ke4 19.Rg4+ Kd5 20.Rd4+ Ke6 -+] 18...Kxf4 stalemate 5.

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