Friday, 6 March 2009

A quick Olympiad win

Courtesy of Chess Olympiads 1927-1968 by Arpad Foldeak comes a quick win by Lothar Schmid from the 1968 Lugano Olympiad. While I've not seen this specific trap before, I have certainly seen the mating motif with Nf3+ followed by Bh3# in other openings.

Gibbs,G - Schmid,L [B02]
Lugano ol (Men) Lugano, 1968

1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.exd5 Nxd5 4.Nge2 Nc6 5.g3 Bg4 6.Bg2 Nd4 7.Bxd5 Qxd5! 8.f3 [ 8.Nxd5 Nf3+ 9.Kf1 Bh3#] 8...Qxf3 9.Rf1 Qg2 0-1

1 comment:

Lauri said...

I get an impression that this was more about bad play by white than prepared trap. Nicely played anyway.