Alain Pallier (France)
 
Win 7+8

1.Rh1!

Thematic try : 1.Rxf2? gxf2 2.Ke2 Sb6! (b6 square is available) 3.Sg5 Sxc4 and White has to struggle for the draw.

1…g2!
2.Ra1+ Kb6
3.Ke2 f1=Q+
4.Rxf1 gxf1=Q+
5.Kxf1

The difference : square b6 is not available for black Knight.

5…Kc5

5…c5(c6) 6.Sg5 Sc7 7.Sxh7 +-

5…Kc6 and, eg, 6.Sg5 Kd7 7.Sxh7 Ke8 8.Sg5 Kf8 9.c5 c6 10.Ke2 Sc7  11.Kd3 Kg8 12.Ke4 Sd5 13.h7+ Kf8  14.c4 Sf6+ 15.Ke5 Se8 16.Sf7+ Kxh7 17.Sd8+ Kg7 18.Sxb7 Sf6 19.Sd8 +-

6.Sg5

6.Se5? Sb6 7.Ke2 Sxc4 8.f6 exf6 9.Sd7+ Kd6 10.Sxf6 Se5=

6.Ke2? Sb6 7.Sg5 Kxc4 8.Sxh7 Sd7 9.Sg5 Sf8(f6) 10.Se6 (10.h7 Sxh7 11.Sxh7 Kxc3=) 10…Sh7=

6…Sb6

7.Sxh7 Sd7

8.Sg5!

8.Ke2? Kxc4=
8…Sf6

8…Sf8 9.Se6+ +-

9.Se4+! Sxe4

9.h7? Sxh7 10.Sxh7 Kxc4 =

9.Ke2? Kxc4 10.Se4 Sh7 11.Ke3 Kd5 12.Kf4 e5+ =

10.h7 +-