Monday, March 25, 2013

Beauty and the (Silicon) Beast

I was very pleased with the following blitz game, which ends with a queen sac and a beautiful mate administered by Harrwitz bishops. But Black could have avoided mate with 8...Kd8!, though he's still quite lost. When I analyzed the game later with Houdini 3, it pointed out an even clearer win for me on move 8! Do you see it?

1 comment:

Frederick Rhine said...

Most accurate was 8.Qh5+! g6 (8...Kd8 9.Bxe7+! wins Black's queen) 9.Nd6+! Kd8 (9...exd6 10.Qxg6+! hxg6 11.Bxg6#, as in the game) 10.Bxe7+! Kxe7 (10...Bxe7 or ...Nxe7 11.Qxa5+) 11.Nxc8+ Rxc8 12.Qxa5 and wins.