Saturday, 18 July 2009

Miniature of the Month - June 2009

The Miniature of the Month for June 2009 could almost be titled 'Caught in the Crosshairs'. After Blacks 13th move the White Queen has nowhere to run, and White has to surrender the exchange to protect the lady.

Blomqvist,E (2436) - Rozentalis,E (2595) [B15]
SCT GM Taby SWE (1), 17.06.2009

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 g6 4.h3 Bg7 5.Nf3 Nh6 6.Bd3 0-0 7.0-0 f6 8.Re1 Nf7 9.Bf1 b6 10.b3 Bb7 11.Ba3 Re8 12.Qd2N e6 13.Rad1(D)
13. ... Bh6! 14.Re3
[ 14.Qe2 Ba6 15.Rd3 drops the exchange to the other Bishop] 14...Ba6 15.Bxa6 Nxa6 16.Qe2 Bxe3 0-1

(BTW I think I've almost solved my Chessbase problems, although I'm not convinced they won't reoccur)

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