Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Peles Attack

The Peles Attack involves a pawn sacrifice at the opening stage of the game.

1. e4, c5
2. d4, cxd4
3. Nf3, e5
4. c3 ....

After 4. Nxe5 Qe7, 5. Bf4 d6, Black acquires control of the center.

4. .... dxc3
5. Nxc3, Nc6
6. Bc4, Be7
7. Qd5! ....

7. .... Qc7

Since Black has no way of defending the f7 square, he creates an escape route for the King.

Another alternative for Black is 7....d6 but the Black King may be forced to move to center.  The game may continue 8. Qxf7 Kd7, 9. Nb5 (threatening Be6 mate) Nd4, 10. Nfxd4 exd4, 11. Be6+ Kc6, 12. Nxd4+ ....

8. Qxf7, Kd8
9. Qxg7, Bf6

The only way to save the Rook.

10. Qf8 mate.

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