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Monday, July 12, 2010

A Tactical Win From The Bluegrass

The position above is from Hunt Vs Weldin, round #2 of the Open Section 2010 Bluegrass Games. It is Black to make his 20th move; find the move I had forseen on move 17. You shouldn't need more than 30 seconds; take a hard look before checking out the game score below.

S. Hunt vs G. Weldin , Bluegrass State Games Open Section 10 July 2010

1.c3 Nf6 2.d4 e6 3.Qc2 b6 4.e4 Bb7 5.Bd3 c5 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Nd2 d6 8.Ngf3 Nbd7 9.Rc1 a6 10.0-0 Rc8 11.Qb1 b5 12.e5 dxe5 13.dxe5 Nd5 14.Bxe7 Nxe7 15.Bxh7 g6 16.Bxg6 Nxg6
17.Ne4 Ngxe5 18.Nd6+ Kf8 19.Nxe5 Nxe5 20.Nxb7 Nf3+ 21.gxf3 Qh4 And White Resigned.


Anonymous said...

This is called a master move dear
You are a sharp mined player.who did win so much trapped game.You are genius.
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Ernie said...

Nice combo!

Stephanie said...

at first I thought Qg5 then check w/ knight but that's stupid because it gives white options.....yours was very insightful...Welldone, Weldin.

Amback said...

What does black play if 22. Rfd1 making an escape route for the King? 21 Qg5+ Kh1 22. Qh4 now mates.

Ernie said...

Mr. Amback, it looks like you are right. I didn't look at this closely enough. 21...Qg5+ 22.Kh1 Qh4 forces mate.

In the game line, white could play 22.Rfd1 Qh3 23.Qe4 Rg8+ 24.Qg4 Rxg4+ which gives a small advantage to black.

Jerry said...

Fritz agrees with Ernie and resigned after
24...Rxg4. The shock of 20....Nf3+ probably caused the resignation in the actual game; the follow up was faulty but led to a winning position. The game occurred in "real time" as pointed out by the Chinese commentator; without the benifit of an 8 day later look.

Ernie said...

I plugged it into Fritz after analyzing this and, yes, it agrees with my line. However it did not agree with my evaluation that black has a small advantage. According to Fritz, black has a HUGE advantage because of the dynamics that still exist in the position, thanks to the loose knight on b7 and openness of the white king.

Jerry, I agree with your point about the difference in real-time and post-mortem. That is always going to be true when analyzing game positions on here.

p.s. I deleted that Chinese commentator. :-)

John Coffey said...

Looking at this I only considered Qg5 first. Only took a few seconds to see the mate. Best wishes, John.