Friday, 26 October 2012

A model hack

While looking through some of the content at the Ultimate Chess Course website, I came across the following game by the sites owner, Roy Phillips. It was played at the 2002 Chess Olympiad, and it is almost a model game for players looking to use 1.d4 as an attacking weapon. He based his attacking plan on a game played by Capablanca some ninety year earlier, and it turned out to be just as effective. After aiming to mate on h7 out of the opening, Phillips then took advantage of the weaknesses created by Black in blocking the threat. Finally, after seizing control of the dark squares, he returned to the theme of mating the Black king, finishing off the game with a nice queen sac.

Philips,Roy - Medina,Ricardo [D46]
Olympiad Bled SLO (9), 04.11.2002

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think I've been mated this way a dozen times by Milan and Gus over the years. It's a good simple way to put away rabbits.

Lee Forace.