No.296
Seetharaman Kalyan (India)

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No.296 – Seetharaman Kalyan – Surprising underpromotions, difficult solution! (JV)


No.296 Seetharaman Kalyan
India
original-12.04.2013
 
296-r#5-sk
r#5                                              (14+8)
 
 
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Seetharaman
Seetharaman
7 years ago

Difficult? I think it is easy to easy that the black rook has to hide and only the place to hide is moving left.

Seetharaman
Seetharaman
7 years ago

There is a fifth underpromotion in the short setplay. 1…Rf8? 2. e8B ! (2.e8S?)

Nikola Predrag
Nikola Predrag
7 years ago
Reply to  Seetharaman

Perhaps not very difficult, but still nice. The key is a tempo-move, 2nd and 3rd open the lines.

Seetharaman
Seetharaman
7 years ago
Reply to  Nikola Predrag

Thanks Nikola. I noted that for the setplay 1….Rf8 2.e8B! to work black pawn on g3 is needed. Without it, black refuted 2….Rg8! I have asked Julia to correct the diagram.

Nikola Predrag
Nikola Predrag
7 years ago
Reply to  Seetharaman

I’m not sure that I understand. After 1…Rg8/h8 white can play shortly 2.Qe2+ Kxe4 3.Ra5. The same is after 1…Rf8 2.e8B! Rg8/h8 3.Qe2 etc.. Why bPg3?

Seetharaman
Seetharaman
7 years ago
Reply to  Nikola Predrag

Thanks Nikola. I missed this !