SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
It was the 2nd round of the 2010 British Championship in Canterbury that saw J.Rudd paired against A.Greet. The position below is what appeared on the board after Black’s 19 th move. Take a close look at it. How is White going to avoid getting the worse of it?
Black seems to have everything under control. The White attack can’t seem to make any progress with the White Queen-Bishop completely blocked and out of play; and the c4-pawn seems indefensible in the long run. Yet more: the Black Rooks will soon dominate along the e- and f-files. And after 20. Bxf5 Qxf5 21.Qh5 Nxc4! is clearly good for Black. In short: Black has a bright future to look forward to!
There is one problem, however. White has a move that gives him a winning attack! Do you see it? Good luck!
Instead of Rudd’s 22.Qd3ch, there is a forced mate beginning with 22. Qh5ch; 23.QxQch; 24.f5ch! and 25.Rf3. OFCOURSE, I have no doubt that you saw this!
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