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Premature resignation misses miracle escape

  • FM FM_Eric_Schiller
  • | Sep 11, 2012
  • | 6863 views
  • | 25 comments

There is nothing more frustrating than resigning in a winning position, but in today's game the player can be forgiven because the winning line is truly manaical. However, it serves to remind us that you must consider all captures in every complicated position!

While working on the new edition of my book on the Catalan opening (Ishi
Press, forthcoming). I
got hold of Bolris Avrukh's excellent grandmaster repertoire book
(Grandmaster
Repertoire, Volum e 1: 1.d4, Quality Chess 2008) which covers
many Catalan lines. This book contains very deep analysis with what seems
to be
through computer checking, but nevertheless I have found a few spots where
he should have let his silicon assistant ponder a bit longer. In one
stunning example I found a position where black resigned, where black
actually has the advantage after a fantastic series of moves that I found
with the help of the Houdini computer program. I present that game below,
together with a few other improvements that I came across. It just goes
to show that no matter how thorough you think you have been, there is
often still more to be discovered. If you apply enough patience.



Comments


  • 2 years ago

    MrMars

    is this an april fools joke? but its not april?

    I like the finish of the game though. a king checkmating another king? That is sweet. He was a total rebel and decided just to do it

  • 2 years ago

    ChrisIsMeChris

    Last line is awesome. White offers a queen gambit, but black wins by force with Kg2. 
    The ol' GG. 

  • 2 years ago

    Pawnpusher3

    The last line has a flying queen

  • 2 years ago

    DaBigOne

    Didn't u hear, its the new rule of chess!! Apparently kings can move through pieces.

  • 2 years ago

    Ace_Windu

    Something tells me that last line isn't what it should be

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