SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
From the Baden-Baden open tournament! This is a really nice swindle, probably in mutual time trouble. Pity, really, because Black was doing very well for most of this game!
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!——————————–2.gm Prie,E
im Delorme, A
From this year’s Catalan team championship! Eric had just taken a pawn on d4 and now White is given a rare chance to force checkmate against a grandmaster in NINE moves! That is right: 9-moves. Are you up to it? No moving the pieces…
GOOD LUCK!————————————-3.(gm) Narciso
(gm) De La Riva
Position after 20 moves. From a tournament in Barcelona, 1993 (!) when both players were just young talents and not yet grandmasters. White has an obvious positional advantage and can increase it with a Rook-life (Rd3 to Rg3). BUT, White has better than this!
HOW DOES WHITE GET A DECISIVE ADVANTAGE IMMEDIATELY?