Afek's Best (4)

Yochanan Afek
3rd HM IRT, 1981

Saving this ending looks at first sight (and even at a second one) like an impossible mission. 1.g7+ Kh7 2.g6+ Kh6

All white pawns are under control. What else can he hope for? 3.a8Q! Rxa8 4.Kf7 Ra7+

5.Kg8!! Rxg7+ [Or 5...Kxg6 6.Kh8] 6.Kh8! The miracle did happen! With a whole move at hand black is helpless against the upcoming stalemate 6...Ra7 7.g7! Rxg7

Stalemate! 1/2

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