How did I checkmate the British Champion?

 In this game I checkmated International Master Michael Hennigan who was the World under 18 Champion in 1988 and British Champion in 1993. He played the Alekhine defense. I got a small advantage. My e5 pawn blocked his position. I got the bishop pairs. then we exchanged pawns which helped my bishops. I started to attack his king with the bishops and the queen and he made a bad blockade which I could eliminate and I checkmated him. 
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  • 3 years ago


    I think your opponent had a bad day, it happens to every player but you played the game well.

  • 3 years ago


    I will have a pint of whatever Black was drinking.

  • 3 years ago


    You said that 20. c3 is a strong move but I think that this move is acutally giving away a winning position because of 20. Qh4 and the position is equal. 

    Anyway, good game!

  • 3 years ago



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