Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sicilian Ruckus

The game is an offshoot of Sicilian Defense.

1. e4, c5
2. Nf3, Nc6
3. d4, cxd4
4. Nxd4, e5
5. Nxc6, bxc6
6. c4, Nf6
7. Qc2, Bc5
8. Bd3? ....

More defensive is Be2.

8. .... Ng4
9. 0-0, Qh4

Threatening mate at h2.

10. h3, h5
11. Qe2 ....

The only hope.  White tries to bring his Queen into play through 12. Qf3 in order to neutralize Black's attack. 

11. .... Qg3

Black takes advantage of the pinned f2 pawn.  White has no choice but to capture the Knight.

12. hxg4 ....

White may prolong the game by sacrificing his Queen:  12. Qxg4 hxg4, 13. Be3 Bxe3, 14. fxe3 Qxe3+ and Black wins.

12. ....  hxg4

White resigns since he cannot avoid mate at h1 after ....Qh2+.

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