Alain Pallier (Франция)
 
Draw 4+4

1.Rb7! Thematic try : 1.Rh1? Kb4! (1…Ne2 2.Nb6 or d6=) 2.Nb6 b1=Q 3.Rxb1 Nxb1 4.e4 Nc3! (4…Kc5? 5.Na4+! Kd4 6.Kf7(8) = and not 5.Nd7+? Kd6 6.Nb6 Nd2 7.Kf7 Kc5(6)-+;  4…Kb5? 5.Nd5! Kc5 6.Ne3! Kd4 7.e5! Kxe5 8.Nc4+ = or 6…a4 7.e5 a3 8.e6 =) 5.e5 Kb5! (5…Kc5? 6.Nd7+=) 6.Nd7 Nd5 (6…a4 7.Nf6! a3 8.e6= and not 7.e6 ? Nd5 -+) 7.Kf7 a4 8.Nf6 Nc7! (and not 8…Nf4? 9.Nh5!! Ne6 10.Ng3! a3 11.Ne2 Kc4 12.Nc1=) and Black wins after 9.Ne8 Nxe8 10.Kxe8 a3. 1…b1=Q 2.Rxb1 Nxb1 3.e4! 3.Nb6? Kb4! 4.e4 Nc3! and Black wins as in thematic try above. 3…Kb4 4.e5 4.Kf7? Nd2! 5.e5 Nf3 6.e6 Ng5 7.Kf6 Nxe6 -+ ; 4.Nb6+? Nc3! see thematic try. 4…Nc3 5.Kf7! with :   A) 5…Kc5 -5…a4 6.Nb6! (6.e6? Nd5 7.Ne7 Nc7 -+) 6…a3 7.e6 = -5…Nd5 6.Ne7! (6.Ke6? Kc5 7.Nd6 a4 8.Ne4+ Kc6! -+ [8…Kd4 9.Nd2 a3 10.Nb3=]) 6...Nc7 7.Nc6+ = 6.Nd6! 6.e6? Nb5! 7.Ne7 Nd6+ 8.Kf6 a4 -+ 6…a4 7.e6 Nd5 8.Ne4+! Kb4! 9.Nf6! 9.Nf2? Kc4! -+ and not 9…a3 10.Nd3+ Kc3 11.Nc1= 9…Nc7 10.e7 a3 11.Nd5+! and White draws. 11.Kf8? (11.Ne8? Nd5 -+) 11…Kc5! (11…a2? 12.Nd5+ = ; 11…Kc4? 12.Ne8=) 12.Ne4+ Kc4 13.Nd6+ Kb4! -+   B) 5…Nb5 6.Nb6! 6.e6? Kc5 6.Ne7 Nd6+ 8.Kf6 a4 9.Nf5 Nc8! 10.Ne3 a2 11.Nc2 a2 -+ 6.Nd6? Nd4! 7.Kf6 a4 8.Nf5 Nb5!! (8…Nc6? 9.e6 a3 10.Nd4! Nxd4 11.e7=) 9.Ne3 Nc7! 10.Nc2+ Kb3 -+ 6…Nc7 7.e6 7.Ke7? Kb5 8.Nd7 a4 -+ 7…Kb5 8.Nd7 a4 8…Nxe6 9.Kxe6 a4 10.Kd5 = 9.e7 a3 10.Nf8! a2 11.Ne6! and White draws.