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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Missed Brilliancy!

In the following position it’s my move and I overlooked a brilliancy!
After 20...Nxe4 As Fritz is wont to say, “It’s a pity Black didn’t play this.” 21.dxe4 Bc4+ 22.Kf3 Ra3+ 23.Kg4 Rc3 White is in trouble.

Analysis Diagram

I missed it and played instead:
20…Nh5 21.Rhe1 Rf8 22.Be3 Ng3+ 23.Kf3 Arriving at the following position. It looks like I’m in serious trouble but I had a discovered check that saved the day:

23…Qxa1 24.Rxa1 Bb3+ 25.Kxg3 Bxc2 with the following position which was eventually drawn:

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