Thursday, November 08, 2012

Can You Win This Game as Black?

Here is the final position in the fourth round game between Roshan Jayaraman and Lyubomir Gospodinov. Lyubomir claimed a win on time forfeit and I denied the claim because he admitted that he did not set the clock with the five-second delay. Lyubomir refused to continue in this position with a 26 minute time advantage. Can you find the draw for White with only two minutes, plus the five-second delay, without running out of time?

Here is some of the analysis by Deep Rybka 4 of this position:


(1) Jayaraman, Roshan - Gospodinov, Lyubomir

2012 Guavaween Open Tampa (4), 27.10.2012

[Michael Serovey]


1.Kc2 b5 2.Kc3 Bd7 3.Bh3 Be6 4.Kd3 Kd7 5.Kd2 Kc6 6.Kc2 b4
[6...a4 7.Kc3 Kc7 8.bxa4 bxa4 9.Kb4 Bd7 10.Ka3 Kb7 11.Kb4 Kb6 12.Ka3 Kb5 13.Bf1+ Ka5 14.Bg2 Be6 15.Bh3 Kb5 16.Bf1+ Kb6 17.Bh3 Bd7 18.Kb4 Be8 19.Bf1 Kc7 20.Ka3 Kb7 21.Kb2 Bd7 22.Bh3 Kc6 23.Ka3 Kc7 24.Kb2 Bb5 25.Bf1 a3+ 26.Kxa3 Bd7 27.Bh3 Kb6=]


7.Kb2 Kb5 8.Bf1+ Kb6 9.Bh3 Kc6 10.Kc2 Bc8 11.Kd3 Kb5 12.Bg2 Be6 13.Kd2 a4 14.Kc2 axb3+ 15.Kxb3 Bxg4 16.Bxd5 Bd1+ 17.Ka2 Bh5 18.Bg2 g4 19.Kb3 h3 20.Bf1+ Kc6 21.Kc4 h2 22.Bg2+ Kd7 23.Kxb4 g3 24.Kc5 Bg4 25.Kb6 Ke8 26.e6 Bxe6 27.Kc7 Bh3 28.Bc6+ Kf8 29.d5 h1Q 30.d6 Qh2 31.Kb6 Qb2+ 32.Bb5 g2 33.d7 g1Q+ 34.Kc6 Qxf6+ 35.Kb7 Qgb6+ 36.Kc8 Qfd8#


Mike Serovey, MA, MISM

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