Monday, January 17, 2011

An unexploited blunder

This one is a doozy. In the position below, it is White's move. Judit Polgar, the strongest woman player ever, is playing former World Champion Boris Spassky. Polgar played 12.Nf1 and eventually lost. Do you see anything better?

4 comments:

Bryan said...

That black queen looks trapped. Ng5 followed by Nxf7?

Bill Brock said...

You've got the right idea, Bryan.

Frederick had something more forcing in mind.

Bryan said...

Ah, as in: Bxf7+, Kxf7, Ng5+, then Ne6? And if not Kxf7, then Bxe8 gives me Rook and Pawn for my Bishop.

Frederick Rhine said...

Yup, that's it!