Saturday, 13 September 2014

Stop me if you've heard this one before

Hotter weather, hotter chess? There probably isn't a correlation between the two, but the return of the spring sunshine has seen some quite nice games at Street Chess recently. Of course faster time limits tend to result in more direct chess, so there may be additional factors at play.
The following game was actually shared with me by the loser, who thought it was nice enough to include in this blog. Both players castled long, which is quite rare, but White's decision to copy Black turned out to be a tactical blunder, as the immediate sacrifice on c3 was winning. White declined the first sacrifice, only to be hit by a stronger one 2 moves later. As mate was forced, White at least allowed Black to play the prettiest mate, one that I have seen played in a number of beautiful attacking games from the 70's

Chibnall,Alana - Ambrus,Endre [B18]
Street Chess, 13.09.2014

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