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2018 Kupreichik Memorial Chess (Round 10) Minsk, Belarus 2018

This was an actual game between Barskij (2389) - Laptii (1925). It is black to move. How should black proceed?

2018 Kupreichik Memorial Chess (Round 10) Minsk, Belarus 2018

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No. 1-3
DaveCubby
DaveCubby

Addition to my analysis below:

1...Nc1!!!, 2. Kh7 Nd3!, 3. Kh8 Ne5, 4. Kh7 (4. h7 Ng6#) c6!!!, 5. bxc6 Nxc6, 6. Kh8 Ne5!, 7. Kh7 b5, 8. Kh8 b4, 9. Kh7 b3, 10. Kh8 b2, 11. Kh7

Now I would like to try the pawn underpromotion to rook, bishop or knight below:

11...b1=B+! 12. Kh8 Bc2! (waiting move by forcing White h-pawn to move to h7) 13. h7 Ng6#

11...b1=R!!?, 12. Kh8 Rh1, 13. Kh7 Nd7, 14. Kh8 Rxh6#

11...b1=N!!! (LOL), 12. Kh8 Nd2, 13. Kh7 Ne4, 14. Kh8 Ng6+, 15. Kh7 Ng5#!

Alena
Alena

V-1

1...Nc1 2.Kh7 Nd3 3.Kh8 Ne5 4.Kh7 Nd7 5.Kh8 Nf8 6.h7 Ng6#

V-2

1...Nc1 2.h7 c6 3.bxc6 Nd3 4.c7 Ne5 5.c8=Q Ng6#

DaveCubby
DaveCubby

1...Nc1!!!, 2. h7 c6!!, 3. bxc6 (legal move) Nd3, 4. c7 Ne5, 5. c8=Q Ng6#

1...Nc1!!!, 2. Kh7 Nd3!, 3. Kh8 Ne5!, 4. Kh7 (4. h7 Ng6#) c6!!!, 5. bxc6 Nxc6, 6. Kh8 Ne5!, 7. Kh7 b5, 8. Kh8 b4, 9. Kh7 b3, 10. Kh8 b2, 11. Kh7 b1=Q+, 12. Kh8 Qb8+, 13. Qg8#

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