Alain Pallier (France)
 
Win 3+4

1.Rd7!

Thematic try : 1.Rh1? Be5! (1…Se3 2.Kf3 Bg5 [2…d1=Q 3.Rxd1 +- see main line] 3.Rg8+ Kf6 4.Rxg5 +-or 2…Be5 3.Rg1+ Kf7 4.Rh7+ Ke6 5.Kxe3 +-) 2.Rh3 (2.Rg8+ Kf7 3.Rd8 d1=Q) 2…Bd4! 3.Kf3 Se3! 4.Ke4 d1=Q 5.Rxd1 Sxd1 6.Kxd4 Sf2! 7.Rg3+ Kh5 8.Ke3 Sg4 =

1…Se3+

Now 1…Be5  2.Rg8+ Kf6 3.Rxd2 +-;

1...Bd6 2.Rh1 +-

2.Kf3 d1=Q

3.Rxd1

3.Rg8+? Kf6 4.Rxd1 (4.Rf8+ Ke5(6)=) 4…Sxd1 5.Kxf4=

3…Nxd1

4.Kxf4 Sc3

4…Sb2 (4…Sf2 5.Rd8 shortens solution) 5.Rd8! +-

5.Ke5! Nd1

6.Rg8+!

6.Rd8? Se3=

6.Kd4? Sf2 7.Rg8+ Kh5 =

6…Kh5

7.Kf4

Switchback. 7.Kf5? Se3 =

7…Sf2

8.Rh8+!

Switchback. 8.Rg5+? Kh4 9.Rg8! Sh3+ 10.Kf5 Sf2! 11.Rg2 Sh3! 12.Rg8 Sf2! = ;

8.Kf3? Sd3 9.Re8 9.Kg6!=

8…Kg6

9.Rd8! Sh3+

10.Kg4 ! Sf2+

11.Kf3 Sh3
12.Rg8+

Switchback.

12…Kf6

12…Kf5 13.Rf8+Kg6 14.Kg4 +-

13.Rf8+! Kg7

14.Rf5!

A)14…Kh6

15.Kg4 Kg6

16.Rf8 Sg5

17.Rg8+  +-

Switchback

B)14…Sg1+

15.Kf4

Switchback

15.Ke3? Kg6 = ; 15.Kg2? Se2 ; 15.Kf2? Kg6 =

15…Sh3+

16.Kg3(4) +-