2B or Not 2B Resigned?

2B or Not 2B Resigned?

GreenLaser
NM GreenLaser
Sep 12, 2008, 12:00 AM |
11 | Tactics

In the following game, White resigned. White is grandmaster Mikhail Rytshagov of Estonia. Black is Boris Gelfand (illustrated) of Israel. He has held Soviet and European junior championships. For the last 15 years he has been a candidate for the world championship. This game was published on chessbase.com in 2005. It took place in Tallinn, Estonia. The report to chessbase was written by Estonian master Valery Golubenko. One of the important ways for chess players to learn is by playing over games annotated by masters. However, when playing over games, it is also necessary to question. Players must explain the positions to themselves. Often, they will confirm the annotator is correct. Sometimes, they will disagree. Either way, understanding develops. Golubenko explains why White should not have resigned. He is right because White had one more tactical trick. I will show why White did resign.

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