(1) Costeff,Gady - White to play and draw
The Problemist Hastings, 2009
The only way to meet the promoting threat as [1.Rxd2
1.Rxd2? loses to 1...Qe8
) ] 1...d1Q+!
is just draw] 3.Kh6
Preparing a mate net by Kg8 and Qf8 6.Qd4!
The threat is of course 7.Qh8+ 6...Qb2!
The stunning point of the whole study: a neat sacrifice of the queen!
A tremendous finale: Black , a queen up and a move at hand cannot avoid stalemate! Another outstanding and breathtaking masterpiece from the workshop of the prominent Israeli composer who lives in San-Francisco. 1/2-1/2