SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
When it rains, it pours! Just yesterday I came across not less than 3 games featuring White giving up his Queen for various forms of compensation. The first 2 examples below are amongst very strong players, and the third is more ”entertainment” than inspiration and genius….
POSITION AFTER 16 MOVES:
White is better, but the position is not so clear and a tough fight is in progress. Black expected 17.Qc1 when he had prepared 17…Nd3 with a mess. INSTEAD, Timofeev decided to take over the initiative himself….
Giving up the Queen for Rook,Bishop and 2 pawns, one of which is the dangerous d-pawn. And instructive ending ensued….
POSITION AFTER WHITE’S 27th MOVE (27.Ng5)
gm LI, CHAO
The way White’s 2 Knights and Bishop dominate the Black Queen is impressive!
POSITION AFTER 22 MOVES:
An orgy of Queen promotions is about to take place….such things happen when one ”forgets” to resign….
Here White played 23.Qxg7!
THE FINAL POSITION IS ALSO CURIOUS:
White has just promoted to his third (3!) Queen! It is forced mate