More missed moves and mates

oginschile
oginschile
Oct 20, 2007, 12:03 AM |
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More musings over missed opportunities in today's blog.

First comes a blitz game where I actually did make the first move, but I didn't see the main threat of the move I played.

My opponent did...

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Here is a puzzle for you.

It was a tough game, and I had achieved this position thinking I could win the bishop.

I missed a bigger fish.

Can you find a much bigger threat than Bxd7?

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I watched two GMs play a 3 minute game and black resigned in this position. It seemed reasonable to me, but I ran the game through the computer and look what happened....

Can you find black's defense? It not only rebuffs white's attack, but leaves black with a won position.