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1.Be1..Ng8; 2. d5..e6xd5; 3. e6+..Kxe6, 4. KxN and wins
1.Be1..Ke8?; 2. g8..Nxg8 and white wins as the black king is very far from his pawns..
(a) 1.Be1 Ke8 2.g8=Q+ Nxg8 3.Kxg8 Ke7 4.Bh4+ Ke8 5.Kg7 Kd7 6.Kf7 Kc6 ( 6. …Kc7 7.Kxe6 ± or 6. …Kc8 7.Kxe6 ± ) 7.Kxe6 ±
(b) 1.Be1 Ng8 2.d5 exd5 ( 2. …Ne7 3.d6 Ng8 4.d7 Ke7 5.Kxg8 [ or 5.d8=Q+ Kxd8 6.Kxg8 ± ] 5. …Kxd7 ± or 2. …Nf6+ 3.exf6 Kxf6 4.g8=Q ± ) 3.e6+ Kxe6 4.Kxg8 ±
1…Ke8 2. g8Q+ Nxg8 3. Kxg8+-
1…Ng8 2. d5 exd5 [2…Ne7 3. d6+-] 3. e6+kxe6 4. Kxg8 d4 5. Kh7+-
Should be 3. e6+ Kxe6 in second variation…
1. Be1 Ng8 2. d5! exd5 3. e6+ Kxe6 4. Kxg8 +- wins