two rooks, queen, bishop and...zugzwang ?!


I'm not really proud of the game as I was slightly behind in the opening while I was playing the Nimzo-Indian which I know relatively well. I slowly got uphill with a little help from my opponent (no clear mistake, but many inaccuracies).

The position reached on move 28 (hence the title) is really amazing, it reminds me of a game from Alekhine with a pin given by a battery of two rooks.


The white pieces are incapable to move there !




It's not zugzwang until EVERY move loses. You have plenty of pawn moves.


After 30... Qxf5+ what's wrong with 31. Qf3 (instead of 31. Rf3) ?


good game...

BlueKnightShade wrote:

After 30... Qxf5+ what's wrong with 31. Qf3 (instead of 31. Rf3) ?

Indeed, it seems way better... Both my opponent and I overloked this, apparently !

Maybe my opponent actually thought I was more likely to miss a tactical line than to misevaluate or poorly play a pawn endgame. But as for me, I missed it (otherwise I would have added it to the analysis).


Black trades everything and still wins the pawn endgame with some care. But for sure it is better than losing a rook.