Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Would you like Fried Liver with that?

You don't get to see many Fegatello's in the wild theses days, as pretty much every opening book condemns it as bad. Looking through my database there are a couple of 2200 rated players willing to play the position as Black but it is almost exclusively played by players rated below 2000.
Given that, it takes a brave player to deliberately choose this variation, in the hope that White will sacrifice, and then go wrong. This is in fact what happened at my chess club (ANU Chess Club) this evening. Black allowed the sac on f7, but White was more than equal to the task. Although both players didn't play the absolute best moves, the exposed nature of the Black king was enough for White to eventually hunt it down.

Litchfield,Fred - Robertson,Keith [C57]
2011 ANU Autumn Swiss, 25.05.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 (D)
6.Nxf7 Kxf7 7.Qf3+ Ke6 8.Nc3 Ncb4 9.Qe4 c6 10.d4 Nxc2+ 11.Qxc2 Qh4 12.Bxd5+ cxd5 13.0-0 e4 14.Qb3 Qh5 15.Nxe4 b6 16.Re1 Kd7 17.Qb5+ Kc7 18.Bf4+ Kd8 19.Bg5+ Kc7 20.Rac1+ Kb7 21.Qxd5+ Ka6 22.Rc4 b5 23.Qc6+ Ka5 24.Bd2+ 1-0

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i put the position after Qf3 into crafty and stockfish. After around 14 ply one gives 0.5 pawn advntage to black, while stockfish gives 1 pawn advantage to white. If the computer engines can't agree, its a complicated position! - P