World Chess Federation - FIDE

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Two Knights vs Two Rooks !

Anti Sicillian

CW - vs - GJB
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1. e4 - c5
2. Bc4 - d6
3. d3 - Nc6
4. Nf3 - Nf6
5. a3 - g6 (a3 is perhaps too premature
Black's knight will not be moving to b4 yet)
6. Nc3 - Bg7
7. 0-0 - 0-0
8. h3 - a6
9. Ne2 - e6
10. Bg5 - Qc7
11. Bxf6 - Bxf6 (Surely White is relinquishing the Bishop's useful pin without much of a fight? The Knights are onlookers - chatting away to each other seemingly unaware of hostilities... !)
12. c3 - b5
13. Ba2 - Rb8
14. Rb1 - b4
15. d4 - Qa5
16. d5 - exd5
17. Qxd5 - Be6
18. Qxc6 - Rb6
19. cxb - Bxa2
20. Qxe6 - Bxb1 (White should have taken the Queen with the pawn instead ... now he is one exchange down)
21. Qxf6 - Qb5 (Luckily Black can aim at one of the Knights to avoid loss of a piece Admittedly I found this move OTB rather than seeing 'x' no. of moves ahead)
22. Nc3? - (Forking Queen and Rook)
22. ... - Qxf1+ (A simple tactic winning another exchange!)
23. Kxf1 - Rxf6
24. Nxb1 - cxb
25. Ne5 - Rd8 (Black must always be aware of Knight forks ... but tees up a simple Rook check threat)
26. Ke2 - bxa
27. bxa - Rb6
28. Nc3 - Rb3 (Rook fork)
29. Nd5 - Rxa3
30. Nd3 - Kg7 (Black finds a better square for the King)
31. g4 - Ra2+
32. Ke3 - Ra3 (Pin)
33. h4 - a5
34. f4 - f5!
35. g5? - fxe4
36. Kxe4 - Rxd3 (Wins ! - on account of KxR Rxd5+)

White resigns ...

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