Peter Krug & Mario Garcia (Austria-Argentina)
 
Win 3+5

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Themes: Stalemate and positional draw   1.Re3! 1.Rc1? Ka6+ 2.Kc7 (2.Ka8 Rc2!) 2...Rc2+ 3.Rxc2 e1Q–+ 1.Kc8? Ra2! 2.Rg1 Bc5 3.Rg6+ Kb5 4.Re6 Bf2 5.Rd5+ Kc4 6.Rde5 Kd3–+   1...Rd2 main 1 : 1...Kc6+ 2.Kc8 Bc5 3.Re5 Rc2 4.Ra6+ Bb6 5.Kb8! Rb2 6.Kc8 Rc2 7.Kb8 Kd6 8.Re4! (8.Rxe2? Rxe2 9.Rxb6+ Ke7–+) 8...Rb2 (or by another route 8...Kd5 9.Re8 Rb2 10.Kc8 g5 11.Ra3=) 9.Kc8! g5 10.Ra3 Kd5 11.Re8!= positional draw or 1...Bb4 2.Rg1 Bc5 3.Rxe2 Bd6+ 4.Kc8 Rxe2 5.Rxg7=   2.Re6+ Bd6+ 3.Kc8! 3.Ka8? Rd1 4.Rxd1 exd1R!–+ no stalemate   3...Rd1 4.Rxd1 exd1R! main 2 : 4...exd1Q 5.Rxd6+ Qxd6= stalemate   5.Rg6 Rc1+ main 3 : 5...Kc6 6.Rxg7 Rb1 7.Rc7+! Bxc7= stalemate   6.Kd8! Kc6 7.Rxg7 Rf1 8.Rg8 Rf7 9.Ke8 Re7+ 10.Kf8!= positional draw   [10.Kd8? Re6 11.Rh8 Be5 12.Rg8 Bf6–+]