Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Nothing new under the sun II

After playing Rhine-Boerkoel (see previous post), I found the following game, which has strikingly similar tactics. The most salient difference is that in the final position 18...Kxf7 isn't an option because of 19.Nxd8+. Had the game continued, Black would have had to take the queen, allowing White's rook to give perpetual check on g7 and h7.

2 comments:

Nitin Vasava said...

frndzzz.com/Chess/Advantages-And-Disadvantages-Of-Playing-Chess

Bill Brock said...

Stockfish tells us that White has a couple moves leading to advantage on move 16: 16.Ne6 is objectively "?" but gets "!!" for style.

Westerinen was not the strongest player in his heyday, but he was always entertaining!