Notes on chess in Chicago.
I came up with1.c7 Rh8 2.Nd8 Rh6+ 3.Kb5 (3.Kc5?? Rh1 4.Kd6 Rd1+! is a draw) .. Rh5+ 4.Kb4 Rh4+ 5.Kc3 Rh1 6.Kc2 Rh4 7.Kd3 Rh3+ 8.Kd4 Rh4+ 9.Kd5 Rh5+ 10.Kd6 Rh6+ 11.Ke7 Rh7+ 12.Nf7 and White will queen. There are slight variations (in the win and in the defense) but the idea is the same. Use the c2 square to get across the c file.
When I first saw it I was looking for a way to sac the N to transpose to Saavedra's position, but no such line exists.
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