Sunday, 17 January 2010

Most one sided win ever?

Occasionally I trawl my database for games that have a 'special' quality. I'm not looking for the brilliant mind you, but the bizarre. And I cam across a game that fits the bill nicely. It is quite probably the most one-sided win ever (with the black pieces. I didn't do a search for similar wins by White). By the end of the game Black has captured everything of White's army, bar 4 pawns and the King. In return he has lost exactly nothing. Now of course this game could be entirely contrived, given the weird opening play from both sides, but even composed games deserve the light of day.

Rech,Andre - Weber,Daniel [C20]
Saarland-ch U18 GER, 1992

1.e4 e5 2.Bd3 Bb4 3.Qg4 h5 4.Qg5 Qxg5 5.f4 Qxf4 6.Ne2 Qg4 7.h3 Qxg2 8.Rh2 Qxh2 9.Kd1 Qh1+ 10.Ng1 Qxg1+ 11.Ke2 Qxc1 12.Ke3 Qxb2 13.Nc3 Qxa1 14.Kf3 d6 15.Bb5+ c6 16.Bd3 Bxc3 17.Kg3 Qe1+ 18.Kh2 Nf6 19.Kg2 Qxd2+ 20.Kg1 Rh6 21.Kh1 Rg6 22.a4 Rg3 23.a5 Rf3 24.a6 Re3 25.Bc4 Re1+ 26.Bf1 Rxf1# 0-1


Anonymous said...

This may well be a blindfolded match.

Anonymous said...

I actually witnessed a game in an unrated torunamentt in NYC in the 1980s where one of the players, a queen ahead or so to start with, wanted "to make sure", and took *all* of the opponent's pieces and pawns. He was ahead by a queen, a rook, three minor pieces, and four or five pawns, against a bare king.

You can guess what happened next (which is why I remember it 30 years later). He accidentally stalemated him.