Copyright ©

Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Rev 1.0 - 02.07.2003
[mailto:] caissist ad        disclaimer

[deutschsprachig] deutschsprachig

The truck that hit me...

... marginalia by Tom Purser

back to main

I had a nice message from the winner of this game, Pierre Théon, thanking me for giving him the taste for playing the BDG. "I hope you like the game," he wrote. "The opening is maybe not correct (I'm a beginner with BDG and played 1 e4 for 15 years) but the sacrifices 13 Nxf7 and 15 Nd6 are worth a look (and it's mate in 21 moves)." Yes, indeed. Théon, P. (2145) - Marzolo, C. (2435)
French Team Championships (11), 1999


1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bd3 c5 7.Bg5 cxd4 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.Ne4 Qd8 10.O-O Be7 11.Ne5 O-O 12.Rxf7 Rxf7 13.Nxf7 Kxf7 With Kxf7 Black's last chance was gone:
[13...Qd5 14.Qf3 Qf5 15.Nh6+ gxh6 16.Qg3+ Kh8 17.Nd6]
14.Qh5+ Kg8 15.Nd6 Qxd6
[15...Bxd6 16.Qxh7+ Kf8 17.Qh8+ Kf7 18.Qxd8]
16.Qxh7+ Kf8 17.Qh8+ Kf7 18.Qh5+ Kf8 19.Bg6 Bg5 20.Qxg5
[20.Rf1+ Qf4 21.Rxf4+ Ke7 22.Qxg5+ Kd6 23.Rxd4+ Kc6 24.Be4+ Kb6 25.Qd8+ Kc5 26.b4+ Kb5 27.Qa5#]
20...Nd7?? A blunder, but mate is forced anyway, e.g.:
[20...e5 21.Rf1+ Kg8 22.Qh5 Qxg6 23.Qxg6 Be6 24.Qxe6+ Kh7 25.Rf3 g6 26.Qe7+ Kh6 27.Rh3#]
21.Qd8# Did anybody get the license number of the truck???


Copyright © 1999 Tom Purser, All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © Elmar Bartel & Gnu Public Licence