Giant slalom

12/3/2010 – Black's cornered king was already stalemated in this game from the recent Remco Heite Tournament, meaning that he had only to give both his rooks to achieve the desired half point. The sequence 39...Rf1+ 40.Kxf1 Rf2+ leads to A) victory for White; B) draw; C) victory for Black (just kidding). The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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Giant slalom

Black's cornered king was already stalemated in this game from the recent Remco Heite Tournament, meaning that he had only to give both his rooks to achieve the desired half point. The sequence 39...Rf1+ 40.Kxf1 Rf2+ leads to

A) victory for White;
B) draw;
C) victory for Black (just kidding).

Solution



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