Monday, 7 March 2011

Retired Hurt

The first round of the ACT Championship saw one of the more spectacular finishes to a chess game I have seen in recent years. White had been a little too ambitious with his attack, and Black looked like he had the upper hand. But on move 26 White threated to win back material by playing Qe3. However just as he played the move he jumped up from the board and clutched the back of his leg. Clearly in pain he moved away from the board, before going down with a leg cramp. There were attempts to mitigate the pain, but to no avail, and he crawled back to the board, to resign the game. At this point the physio ran onto the playing area to provide first aid, but of course the game was over. Kind of a shame, as the position was not lost by any means.

McPherson,Erick - Yin,Wenlin [B23]
2011 ACT Championship (1.6), 05.03.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.f4 Bg7 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Be2 e6 6.0-0 Nge7 7.d3 d6 8.Qe1 0-0 9.Nd1 d5 10.Nf2 b6 11.c3 Bb7 12.Ng5 Qd7 13.Ng4 f6 14.Nf3 f5 15.exf5 Nxf5 16.Nfe5 Nxe5 17.fxe5 h5 18.Nf6+ Bxf6 19.exf6 Rxf6 20.d4 Raf8 21.Bg5 R6f7 22.Bd3 cxd4 23.cxd4 Nxd4 24.Rxf7 Qxf7 25.Qe5 Qg7 (D)
26.Qe3 Re8 0-1

1 comment:

Nick Beare said...

Can't Eric just play Bf6?