SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
CAN YOU DO WORSE? PROBABLY NOT…
POSITION AFTER 29 MOVES:
WHITE TO PLAY AND LOSE!
From today’s round at the Biel International tournament. After a very interesting and unclear middlegame, White now finds that he simply stands better with his passed pawn. Probably much better, though the White King is a bit vulnerable. Even so, it is unthinkable that Black has any winning chances..White should now just move his Queen (30.Qe3).
INSTEAD, WHITE MADE A MOVE THAT DROPS A ROOK IN 1-MOVE!!
30.Re1 ??? QxR-ch!
When Bacrot realized what he had just done, he resigned.
FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH:
THURSDAY’S 5-SECOND CHESS TACTIC:
From the British Championships just the other day. A truly chaotic position, but winning for White.
HOW DOES WHITE PUT BLACK AWAY?
1.Bf4!! (threatening 2.Bh6-ch) 1…NxB (what else?) 2. Re8-ch!!! and 3. Qg7-mate!