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Sunday, 1 November 2009

Simple tactics lead to a simple win ...

Often, simple tactics lead to a win. Here is an example of a Rapidplay Internet game played on http://www.freechess.org/ where some tactical shots are employed to convert a drawn game into a win ...

Sicilian Defense

greg_b vs A.N. Other

1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 d6
3. d4 cxd4
4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 a6
6. Be2 Nbd7
7. Be3 e6
8. Qd2 Be7
9. 0-0-0 Nc5
10. f3 e5
11. Nf5 Bxf5
12. exf5 Qc7
13. g4 e4
14. g5 exf3
15. Bxf3 Nfd7
16. Nd5 Qd8
17. Nxe7 Qxe7
18. Rhe1 0-0
19. Bxc5 Qd8
20. Bxd6 Re8
21. Rxe8+ Qxe8
22. Bxb7 Ra7
23. Bc6 Qc8
24. Bg2 Nb6
25. Bc5 (miscalulating back rank mate in haste ... !)
25. ... Qxc5
26. Qd8+ Qf8
27. Qxf8+
27. ... Kxf8 (Qxb6 was the correct move ... !)
28. f6 gxf6
29. gxf6 Nd7
30. Bc6 Nxf6
31. Rd8+ Ke7
32. Rd3 Rc7
33. Bf3 Rc5
34. b4 Rf5
35. a4 Rf4
36. c3 Rh4
37. Rd2 Rh3
38. Rf2 Nd7
40. Rd2+ Kc7 (Black has now opened himself up to a simple tactic ... !
41. Rxd7+ Kxd7 Bg4+ wins rook & game!!)
41. Rxd7 Kc8
42. Rd3 Rxh2
43. Rd2 Rh3
44. Rd3 Kb8
45. b5 axb5
46. axb5 Rh4
47. Kc2 Ra4
48. Kb3 Ra1
49. Kc4 Rb1
50. Rd7 f5
51. Rxh7 Rf1
52. Bd5 Rf4+
53. Kc5 Ra4
54. Kb6 (if black is not careful a simple mate follows ... )
54. ... Kc8
55. Be6+ Kd8
56. Bxf5 Rc4
57. Rh3 Ke7
58. Re3+ Kf6
59. Bd7 Kg5
60. Ka6 Ra4+
61. Kb7 Rc4
62. b6 Kf6
63. Kb8 Rc5
64. b7 Kg7
65. Re7+ Kf6
66. Re6+ Kf7
67. Rc6 Ra5
68. Kc7 Ra7
69. Rb6 Ke7
70. Kc6 Ra3
71. b8=Q Rxc3+
72. Kb5 Kxd7
73. Rb7+ Ke6
74. Qe8+ Kd5
75. Rd7#

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