Chicago 1985 Position after 34 moves. A typical fight in the Sicilian defence: White seeks the initiative on the Kingside; Black on the other side. The position appears balanced at first sight, but White discovers a fatal flaw in Black’s defence of his King…
WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!
Roe, Simon J (2240)
London Classic Open 2014.12.9 Position after 23 moves of play. A BIG upset in the making. The grandmaster must have overlooked White’s threat…now White can win material! Do you see it?
WHAT IS WHITE’S BEST MOVE?
Chicago 1985 Hartman,B—McCambridge,V: 35.Nxf7! (Taking with the Rook amounts to the same thing) 35… Nxf7 36.Rxf7! Kxf7 37.Qh8!! Brilliant! The whole point of the combination. The King is not allowed to retreat to the Kingside. Now there is no defence to the coming Rf1+. The game ended quickly and bloodily: 37… Rea8 38.Rf1+ Bf5 39.Rxf5+ gxf5 40.Bh5+ Ng6 41.Qh7+ Kf6 42.Qxg6+ Ke5 43.Ne6 Ra1+ 44.Kh2 1-0
London Classic Open 2014.12.9 Roe, Simon J—Hebden,Mark: 24.Rxc5! Qxc5 (24…PxR 25.BxN and White must win easily enough) 25.Bxc5 Nf3+!? Best practical chance. 26.exf3 Bxa1 27.Bxb4 g5 28.Ng2 f5 29.Ne3 f4 30.Be6+ Kg7 31.Nf5+ Kf6 32.Ne4+ Ke5 33.Nxe7 Kd4 34.Nxd6 Be2 35.Nc6+ Kd3 36.Ne8 1-0