Thursday, January 22, 2015

Three Times a Lady

In the B Group at the Tata Steel (Wijk aan Zee) tournament, the world's current youngest grandmaster, 14-year-old Samuel Sevian, performed a feat that has surely occurred very rarely in chess history. He sacrificed three queens on three consecutive moves! He thereby achieved an easily winning rook versus pawns ending, which his opponent promptly resigned. Very cool.


Anonymous said...

He also sacrificed Valentina, which is a lady. So 4 times a lady?

Anonymous said...

This is cool. An ending like that is very special. Do you know of any parks that have the old, concrete, chess tables in the city?

Frederick Rhine said...

Anonymous - the chess pavilion at North Avenue Beach. Obviously this is not the time of year to visit it, though.