Sunday, 11 October 2009
There is many a slip betwixt cup and lip
Thinking you have a winning game, and finding out you don't can be a painful experience. In the diagrammed position White looks like he has it in the bag. He however chose to take the pawn on c7 and after Qa5, it all came unstuck pretty quickly.
Myself, the ever helpful kibitzer, suggest a way to win a piece using a 'windmill' combination of 1.Qxh5! gxh5 2.Rg7+ Kh8 (2. ... Kf8 3.Rf1#) 3.Rxc7+ Kg8 4.Rg7+ Kh8 5.Rxa7+ 6.Kg8 Rxa3 However even this suggestion wasn't the best as White can instead mate after 3.Rg6#