SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
From the World Youth Championships in Slovenia. Under 18open. Black has accepted a pawn sacrifice on g5, daring White to show what he is going to do about it.
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!…………………………………………………….2.gm Stefanova,Agm Socko,M
From today’s round at the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. White had just played the weak 20.Qe3, not only throwing away a small opening edge, but completely overlooking Black’s next move, which gave Black an almost decisive advantage.WHAT DID WHITE OVERLOOK?———————————————–3.BONER OF THE WEEK AWARD!wgm Zhao,Xwgm Khurtsidze
From the World Cup a couple of days ago. Position after 21 moves. White had just played 21.Nc4, and stands a shade more comfortable than Black. Probably a very rational way to handle Black now is to take and g3 and play …Nd5, with a very solid game.
HOWEVER, Black played an unbelieveable blunder (boner):
21…Bd5??How does White win material in just one move?———————————————–CONGRATULATIONS!!
Black’s 21st move won this week’s Roger Patterson Boner of the Week Award!
—————————————-4.Cemhan, KNicolas Zapata,Irene
From the World Youth (under 18, girls) this past week. White is very well coordinated, with each of his pieces in menacing stance. The problem is how to break thru, since Black has everything protected! If now 24.Rh3 then 24…Nh5 holds things together. What is the weak link in Black’s position?
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!