Mamedyarov made this chess endgame look easy. But was it really that easy? It is white to move in this chess position. How should white proceed?
1.Rd7+ Kg8 2.Rd8+ Kh7 3.g6+ Kh6 4.Rd7 Rb2 5.Rh7+ Kg5 6.g7 Rb3+ 7.Kg2 Rb2+ 8.Kf3 Rb3+ 9.Ke4 Rb4+ 10.Kd5 Kf4 11.g8=Q Rb5+ 12.Kc6 Rc5+ 13.Kxb6 Re5 14.Rf7+ Rf5 15.Rxf5+ Kxf5 16.h6 a2 17.Qxa2 Ke4 18.h7 Kd3 19.h8=Q Ke4 20.Qf2 Kd5 21.Qe3 Kc4 22.Qhd4#
- g6+! Kh6, 2. Rh8+ Kg7, 3. Rh7+ Kg8, 4. Ra7 Ra1, 5. Kg2! Rc1, 6. h6! (threatening Ra8#) Rc8, 7. Rxa3 b5, 8. Ra7 Rb8, 9. Kg3! and White wins