Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thailand Open , Round 2 Game

Bakre - Steinbrecht, Round 2

White was taking a lot of liberties against an opponent rated more than 300 points below him. Now, black can finish with 27...Rxe2! and if 28. Rxe2 Bxd3 , white can resign. Instead

27. ... Bxd3 28. exd3 Rxe1+ 29. Bxe1 Nd5 30. Rc5 Ne3+ 31. Kg1 Ne5 

Black is still winning (both d and f white pawns are under attack.

32. Rc8 Rxc8 33. Qxc8+ 1/2-1/2 ???

Black missed a great chance to defeat his much higher rated opponent. After 33...Kg7 34. Bg2 Qb5 35. Qc7 (to stop ..Qxd3) Nxg2 36. Kxg2 Qd5 , black wins the f3 pawn as well.


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