SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
The following 2 examples are from the 2011 Max Euwe Memorial, that just finished today. I like the way both games finished. Pleasing, forceful play. Especially for the spectators like us!
POSITION AFTER 27 MOVES:
GM Van der Sterren
WHAT IS THE FASTEST WAY FOR WHITE TO WIN!
28.Qxc3!! RxQ what else? 29.Rd8ch Kf7 30.Be8ch! and mate next move!
My friend and former-team mate Stuart Conquest played some really enterprising chess (as usual!) as can be seen here. Unfortunately, he lost his final 2 games ….
POSITION AFTER WHITE’S 24th MOVE (24.Bf2):
White has the B-pair but it is not worth anything here, especially with the White Knight off-side on h4. Black’s position is fully developed and is ready to make a break-thru in the centre:
25…Nxe4! forceful play! 26.Qd2
A brutal move! See how the game finished in the pgn viewer below.