SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Chess can be a cruel mistress! In this game below the untitled Belarus player was outplaying his more famous 2600-plus GM opponent from Georgia. Just when White was threatening absolutely nothing, Black fell into an amazing swindle. Just goes to prove (once more) that the game goes to the player who makes the second to last mistake!
POSITION AFTER WHITE’S 46th MOVE (46.Qf1)
GM MCHEDLISHVILI (Georgia)
This is a great swindle! You are going to groan when you see how Black lost this position in just 1 move!
After a tough struggle, Black finds himself a bit better. The White e-pawn is going nowhere, and Black’s passed e-pawn looks much more alive and dangerous. Here Black can play solidly and cautiously with 46…Qf6, keeping control of the position, and maintaining the better chances.
However, Black felt that he might have better chances if he keeps his Queen on the board, so he innocently played 46…Qe5?? Under normal circumstances this would be a good move, but here White has an incredible move that turns the tables! White played:
Only here did Black realize what he had done. After the forced 47…RxQ, White does not take the Rook but instead plays 48.e8 discovered check !!!, winning the Black Queen on e5! Black resigned without being shown the move….