Alain Pallier (France)
 
Win 5+4


1.e7!

1.Nb3+? Kb1 2.Bd3 Qg3! 3.e7 (Bany Qc3 -+) 3…c4! -+
1…Bd7!

1…cxd4 2.e8=Q Qd6+ 3.Kb3 Be6+ 4.c4 Qg3+ 5.Ka4 Kb2 6.Qf8 Qb3+ 7.Ka5 d3
8.Ba4 Qxc4 9.Qf2+ Kc3 10.Qe1+  Kd4 11.Qh4+ =
2.Bd3 

2.Bxd7? Qa6+ 3.Ba4 Qd6 4.Nb3+ Kb1 5.Nxc5 Qxc5+ -+
2…Qd6!

3.Nb3+ Kb1

Moves 2 and 3 could be inverted.
4.e8=N! 

4.e8=Q? c4+ -+

4…Qg3

4…Qd5 5.Be4! Qe6 (5…Qxe4/Qc4 Nd2+) 6.Nd6(c7)=

5.Nd6!

5.Nf6? Bc6 -+ (5…c4 ? 6.Se4 =)

5… Qxd6

6.c4+! Qxd3

7.stalemate.

 

This is a correction of a study by Leonid Kubbel, American Chess Bulletin, 1916

 

White : Ka3,Bb5,Nc6, c2,e7

Black : Ka1,Qg6,Bf5,c5

Draw ? (5+4)

 

Intended solution:

1.Na5

A) 1…Qg3+ 2.Nb3+ Kb1 3.e8=Q Bxc2 4.Bd3 Qxd3 5.Qe1+ Bd1 6.Qe4 Bd1 6.Qe4 Qxe4 7.Nd2+ =

B) 1…Bd7 2.Nb3+ Kb1 3.Bd3 Qd6(g3) 4.c4+ Qxd3 5.e8=Q Bxe8 stalemate

 

Cooks : in A) 3…Qc3 -+ ; in B 3…Qe3 and 5…Qxb3+ 6.Kxb3 Bxe8. Also 1…Qf6(g7) -+.