Two miniatures from the World University Championships
SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
A miniature is defined, generally(depending on how reliable your source is) as a game that ends in 25 moves or less. Decisively, ofcourse! No grandmaster draw here! The following 2 pretty miniatures are from the World University Championships currently taking place in Zurich.
POSITION AFTER WHITE’S 16th MOVE (16.Nd2)
White was probably a bit timid playing against the famous grandmaster and so played the opening a bit too passively–(the exchange variation of the French Defence). Black played aggressively and quickly took the initiative. Here, in this position, with Black about to play, there is a cute way to break into the White King position and start the King hunt. Roar like a lion! Black to play and win!
POSITION AFTER BLACK’S 19th MOVE (19…Kh8)
I really like the finish of this game! So will you… Black hasn’t played too badly, to be honest, up to this point–just one or two small inaccuracies. However, White now fully demonstrates that chess is really not very fair at all and inflicts an energetic and vigorous defeat on Black. How did White do it?