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.


Nitin Vasava said...

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!