A f8 Worse than Death

May 30, 2010, 12:18 PM |

I saw this game recently and thought that you guys might like it.

It contains a brilliant and surprising combination that begins on the twenty-second move. LIFE Master AJ even has a page on his chess website devoted to this game: http://www.angelfire.com/games3/lifemasteraj/greatgm_3.html.

On it, he says that after surveying many of his friends and students, "This game was an overwhelming favorite - for the best combination/most surprising move - by a near  3-to-1  margin." See if you agree with this statement.