Thursday, September 29, 2011

Trompowsky Attack

1. d4, d5
2. Bg5 ....

The Trompowsky Attack, named after the former Brazilian champion, Octavio Trompowsky.

2. .... c5
3. dxc5, Qa5

Black loses a piece after 3.....Nc6, 4. Nc3 d4, 5. Ne4 Bf5, 6. Nd6+ ....

4. Nc3, e6
5. e4! ....

White puts pressure on the d-pawn, and Black has no choice but to exchange.

5. .... dxe4
6. b4! ....

Now White goes after the Queen, and threatening Qd8 mate.























6. .... Qc7
7. Nb5!, Qd7
8. Qxd7, Kxd7

If 8....Bxd7 (or Nxd7) then White responds with 9. Nc7+ winning the Rook.

9. 0-0-0+, Kc6

The King cannot go back to e6 because of the threat Rd8 mate.

10. Nd6 ....

Now White threatens to capture the Bishop and also threatens Nxf7.

10. .... Bxd6
11. Rxd6+, Kc7
12. Bd8 mate.

Amazing finale!

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