Ilham Aliev (Azerbaijan)
 
Win 7+4

1.Re8+ Kf5 2.c8Q+ Qxc8 3.Rxc8 switchback 3...Rc1 4.Rb8 [4.Bxb2? Rxc8+ 5.Kf7 Kxg5=] 4...Rc8+! [4...b1Q 5.Rxb1 Rxb1 6.Bf6 Kg6 7.Kf8 Rb6 8.Nc5 Rc6 9.Ne4+-] 5.Rxc8 switchback 5...b1Q phoenix 6.Rc5 Kxg5 [6...Kg6 7.Rc6+ Kxg5 8.Nc5 Qh1 9.Re6 Qa8+ 10.Kh7! Qa7+ 11.Bg7 Kg4 12.Re5+-] 7.Rb5 [7.a5? Kg6 8.Kf8 Qf1+ 9.Ke7 Qxa6=] 7...Qa2+ [7...Qg6+ 8.Bg7+ Kg4 9.Nc7 Qc2 10.Nd5 Qc6 11.Be5 Kf3 12.Kg7+-; 7...Qe4 8.Nc5 Qf5 9.Bd4 Kg4 10.Kg7+-] 8.Kg7 [8.Kf8? Qxa4=] 8...Qxa4 [8...Qe6 9.Bf6+ Kf4 10.Nc5 Qc4 11.Rb4 Kf5! 12.Rb6! Qb4! 13.Rc6!+-] 9.Bf6+ Kg4 [9...Kf4 10.Rb4++-] 10.Rb4+ Kh5! 11.Rd4! zz [11.Rxa4? stalemate] 11...Qc4 [11...Qb4 12.Rd5++-] 12.Nc5! [12.Rxc4? stalemate] 12...Qb4 13.Kf7! [13.Rxb4? stalemate; 13.Rd5+? Kg4 14.Rd4+ Kf5! 15.Rxb4 stalemate; 13.Re4? Qb7+ 14.Be7 (14.Nxb7 stalemate) 14...Qb2+ 15.Kf7 Qg7+! 16.Kxg7 stalemate] 13...Qxc5 [13...Qe1 14.Ne6 Qf2 15.Ng7+ Kh6 16.Rh4++-] 14.Rh4# 

Meredith. Sacrifice. Switchbacks. Phoenix. Reciprocal zugzwang. Stalemates. Model mate.