venerdì 27 aprile 2018

俯卧撑 (Push-up)

丁立人 (Dīng Lìrén) – Rauf Mamedov
5th Gashimov Memorial; Şəmkir, April 27, 2018
4R3/5rk1/p5p1/R4p2/3Pp3/4P2P/1r3PK1/8 w - - 3 35

Position after 34. ... Rb3-b2

Today 丁立人 (Dīng Lìrén) was gifted by his opponent with an extra half point, in spite of Black’s exemplary play until that point. 35. Rxa6. White has finally won a Pawn, but Black’s dynamic counter initiative at least compensates for it. 35. ... f4! 36. exf4 Rxf4 37. Ra7+ Kh6?? With still enough time on the clock, Mamedov inexplicably blunders for self-mate. 37. ... Kf6 38. Rf8+ (or 38. Kg3 Rf3+ 39. Kg4 Rfxf2) 38. ... Kg5 would have brought Black nearer to a draw. 38. Kg3! Rf6. Both 38. ... Rfxf2 39. Rh8+ Kg5 40. h4+ Kf6 41. Rf8+ and 38. ... Rbxf2 39. Rh8+ Kg5 40. h4+ Rxh4 41. Ra5+ lose a whole Rook. 39. h4! g5 40. Rh8+ Kg6 41. Rg8+ Kf5 42. Rxg5+ 1 : 0. For after 42. ... Ke6 43. Re5+ Kd6 44. Ra6+ White wins a Rook.

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