Wednesday 10 December 2008

November Miniature of the Month

Courtesy of the Chesstoday monthly database (yes I am a subscriber) comes the following miniature. In the game White tries a slightly offbeat version of the exchange Gruenfeld (5.Bd2) but ends up with a vicious attack, which Black fails to defend against.

Iturrizaga,E (2538) - Safarli,E (2568) [D85]
Corus Internet Qualifier ICC INT (2.1), 02.11.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bd2 Bg7 6.e4 Nxc3 7.Bxc3 0-0 8.Rc1 e5 9.dxe5 Qe7 10.f4 g5 11.Qh5 gxf4 12.Nf3 Be6 13.a3 Nc6 14.g3 Qd7(D)
15.gxf4 Bg4 16.Qg5 Bxf3 17.Rg1 f6 18.exf6 Bxe4 19.Bc4+ 1-0

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