Donnerstag, 21. Oktober 2010

Blunder (17)

A new blunder by Alexei Shirov. This time with the white pieces against Andreikin (Plovdiv 2010). In the position below he played 29.Rd1??

After 29.- Qa4 he had to resign.


Sonntag, 10. Oktober 2010

Tactics (38)

White to move had a very good idea in Bischoff - Meijers (Bundesliga 2010).

Solution (diff. 3/5): 1.Be6!! Rxc3 (1.- fxe6 2.Rc7! Rxc7 3.Rxc7 Qxc7 4.Nxe6+) 2.Bxd7 Rxc1+ 3.Qxc1 Rxd7. The material is equal but the white queen is stronger in this position than the uncoordinated black pieces. 4.Qc4 Ba6 (Qb5 was the threat) 5.Qc3 Bb7 and with d5+, d6 it is clear that the black position is a mess. 1-0 ten moves later.


Samstag, 9. Oktober 2010

Blunder (16)

In this position from Appel - Cioara (Bundesliga 2010) White blundered with 18.Rfc1??

After 18.- Nb3! 19.Rxc8 Bxc8 20.Qc3 Nxc1 21.Qxc1 he lost an exchange and resigned a few moves later.