Thursday, May 31, 2012

William Aramil, hypermodern Shirov

One thinks of the c6-d5-e6 triangle as an incredibly sturdy defensive formation for Black.  NM William Aramil simply goes around the triangle and mates Black's king in a miniature. Very cool, very impressive!

This win was worth $1,533.34 to William, who took a share of second in the Under 2300 section with an undefeated 5½/7   The loser, NM Kevin Wasikuk of Minnesota, was an even bigger winner: he had already clinched the $5,000 first prize in the section by winning his first six games.



3 comments:

GreenCastle said...

Maybe Black can try ...Rd8 Rh7+ Kf8 Rh8+ Ke7 Nd5+ Rxd5 exd5 Bf5!

Bill Brock said...

OK, the mating attack doesn't result in a mate...but still....

Frederick Rhine said...

Congrats to both players. How often does someone go into the last round of a Swiss leading by 1.5 points?