SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
POSITION AFTER 42 MOVES:
From a game played in Amsterdam last week……It has been a tough fight all the way so far , and it seems as though Black has finally weathered Hebden’s latest attack. The Black King is stuck in the centre, it is true, but atleast he has a pawn for his troubles and White has few pieces left with with which to attack.
Black had carefully calculated that 43.Bg4 (hitting the Bishop on d7) would allow atleast a perpetual check after 43…Re1-ch! 44.RxR QxR-ch 45.Kh2 Qe5-ch. So it is not clear what Hebden can do to crack Black’s defences…
After some hesitation, Hebden finally move. There followed
Wow! This move must have come as a real shocker to both Hebden’s opponent and the spectators!
Hebden had calculated deeply into the position and found that Black can not save himself! Can you see his idea?
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