A miniature in the Benkö Opening

May 19, 2010, 2:15 PM |

Hi everyone, 

today I want to share a game that was played in live chess with 20 minutes + 1 minute/move time control. Since the time control was generous, one wouldn't expect too many blunders,  but the game was decided quickly by checkmate: 


There is much more in the game than some blunders. What happens, when the king goes to f3 instead of f1 in move 17? It's clear, that the knight can get the queen. But there is a way to end the game without touching the white queen: