SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
POSITION AFTER 19 MOVES:
From the China–Russia match taking place right now in St.Petersburg. Watch as Vitiugov takes apart the current champion from China!
20.Bxd4!! BxB 21.e5!!
The classic King’sIndian/Benoni central break thru! While Black’s h5 move does not help things at all, the real problem is Black’s complete and utter lack of counterplay : this translates into the inability to stop what is coming. Black is totally busted!
THE GAME CONTINUED DRAMATICALLY:
21…Bxe5 (21…de 22.f6 makes little difference) 22.RxB!! The first exchange sac 22…PxR 23.f6!
The threat is simply 24.Qh6 mating
23…Kh7!? what else? 24.Rf5!!
The second offering of an exchange! The threat is just 25.Rxh5-ch mating. Black , should he want to continue the suffering, must give up his Queen for the Rook. Even this desperate resource will not allow Black to last much longer, however.
BLACK THREW IN THE TOWEL! HE HAD HAD ENOUGH!