Friday, 13 July 2007
Friday chess puzzle 14
Our chess puzzle this week is from 1893 and Tarrasch's match with Tchigorin.
Tchigorin played a couple of poor moves in the opening (... Bb4 and ... Ba5), allowing Tarrasch to tear into his position.
Having reached the position above after 20 moves, Tarrasch found a very energetic way to finish off his opponent, can you find the move?
Answers to Chess Tales. I'll publish the solution next Wednesday.
As the game is so impressive, I thought I would give you the first 20 moves as well:
Tarrasch - Tchigorin, Match 1893
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Nd5 Ba5 7. O-O b5 8. Bb3 d6 9. d3 Bg4 10. c3 Ne7 11. Nxe5!! dxe5 12. Nxf6+ gxf6 13. Qxg4 Ng6 14. Bd5 Rb8 15. f4 c6 16. Bxc6+ Ke7 17. Bd5 b4 18. fxe5 Qb6+ 19. Kh1 Nxe5 20. Qh5 Ng6...
Apologies for the lateness of today's post. I was in a tribunal all day; I won the case, but it was a long day.
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