Checkmating the Queen
A curious finale
The penultimate round of the 25th Sigeman tournament in Malmo saw a very curious finish in the game between Grandelius and Nihal.
The young Indian star courageously grabbed a hot pawn in the early middlgegame and then tried to hang on for dear life, weathering his opponent’s initiative.
Nihal seemed to be out of the woods when all of a sudden he allowed a brilliant tactic that almost snared his Queen! He managed to save the Queen, but the cost was too much and he soon resigned.
gm Grandelius — gm Nihal