Thursday 5 November 2015

Back in the day

Digging through my old score books I cam across the following game. I can remember being quite pleased with this game, although at the time I knew I was lucky to get away with the win. The exchange sacrifice was of course unsound, but paid off when my opponent moved his king to the wrong square, allowing me to execute a smothered mate a la Philidor. The other thing that stood out was the look of surprise on my opponents face when the Queen went to g8. I'm not sure whether this was because he had never seen this checkmate before (unlikely), or simply that he missed the finish in this case.

Press,Shaun - Southwell,Terry [D85]
Tuggeranong, 15.08.1988

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