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Monday, August 27, 2012

Chess Combinations : 87th Chess Competition- France 2012 (1)

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Mullon, J - Maze , S

Everything is crowdy and seems to be like a traffic jam in the Mumbai city. Black has one knight extra but is less by two pawns.  Further White's d4 pawn is weak since it is attacked by the Black's Bishop and KNight. Once this Pawn is captured the pawn on e5 too becomes weak. This way Black gets a way to come out of the traffic jam. Can White do something to maintain the traffic jam?  41.Be3 defended the weak pawn.Whites next forced move will be f4-f5 since there is no other candidate move. Another move is a3 but it will give chance to black to create  a passed pawn by bxa3. 41...g5! Since White has no option other then to move White Bishop. White has another move ie. Kc2 But this too will weaken the d4-pawn. 42.Bf2 [42.Bxg5; 42.Kc2; 42.a4 bxa3] 42...Nxe5+ White cannot take Black Knight since its Bishop on f2 is undefended.  43.Ke2 Nc6 44.Ke3 Bxd4+ 45.Kf3 Ne5+ 46.Kg2 Bxf2 47.Kxf2 Nxg4+ 48.Kf3 Ne5+ 49.Kf2 g4 50.Ke3 g3 51.Ke2 d4 52.Kf1 d3 53.Ke1 Kf5 54.a4 g2 55.Kf2 Ng4+ 56.Kg1 d2 57.Kxg2 d1Q 58.a5 Qc2+ 59.Kg3 Qf2+ 60.Kh3 Qh2# Line