SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
GM Lajos Portisch
GM Viktoria Cmilyte
The above position occured in Thursday’s game at the 2010 Czech Coal Chess Tournament between veteran GM Portisch and one of the strongest women grandmasters in Europe, Viktoria Cmilyte. Black had just played 43…Bb7. What move did Cmilyte play that forced Portisch to immediately resign the game? (Answer at the end)
Viktoria Čmilytė (born on August 6, 1983 in Šiauliai) is a Lithuanian chess player with the titles of Grandmaster (GM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She is a former two-time national champion.
She started playing chess at the age of six, having been taught the moves by her father. He remained her coach during the formative years and the early achievements were sensational, as she collected many important junior titles, including European Youth Champion for Girls (under 10) (Szombathely)
As an adult player Viktoria has won many international tournaments and has established herself as a firm candidate for the world championship. She has represented her country many times at the Olympiad, winning a number of medals for her performances.
By way of hobbies, she enjoys sports that suit her tall frame, such as basketball and volleyball. She also has a penchant for languages, speaking Russian and English, in addition to her native Lithuanian.
Viktorija Čmilytė was married to GM Alexei Shirov from August 2001 to late 2008, she resides in Lithuania with her two children. (wiki)
THE WINNING MOVE: 44.Qc5!!. Black is mated in all lines.