My Unbelievable Bracket

My Unbelievable Bracket

Mar 20, 2017, 3:43 PM |



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This week's position comes from the March Swiss 90 (G/90+30, 4SS) at the club on Tuesday nights (  There are 2 more rounds to go and you can join for just one night or the rest of the tournament. 


It is white to move:




2017 March Swiss 90




You can view the diagram and answer here:



My Unbelievable Bracket



[Event "March Swiss 90"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2017.03.14"]

[Round "2.4"]

[White "Smith, Mike"]

[Black "Brown, Dean"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B27"]

[WhiteElo "1332"]

[BlackElo "1467"]

[PlyCount "59"]

[EventDate "2017.03.07"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]


1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bc4 Nc6 4. c3 Bg7 5. d4

cxd4 6. cxd4 d6 7. O-O Qc7 8. Bb5 Bd7 9. Nc3 Nf6 10. e5 dxe5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12.

Bf4 Nxf3+ 13. Qxf3 Qb6 14. Bxd7+ Nxd7 15. Nd5 Qd8 16. Nc7+ Kf8 17. Ne6+ fxe6

18. Bc7+ Ke8 19. Bxd8 Rxd8 20. Qxb7 Kf7 21. Rad1 Nc5 22. Qxa7 Nd3 23. Qa6 Nxb2

24. Rxd8 Rxd8 25. Re1 Rd6 26. Qe2 Ke8 27. h3 Kd7 28. Qb5+ Kd8 29. Rc1 Nd3 30.

Qb8+ 1-0