NextPuffyJelly had a perfect evening in winning the U1200 section with 3 wins from 3 games. ORichards took 2nd place with 2 wins from 3, losing only to the eventual winner. In third place was MadWiryTank, also with two wins from three and losing out on tiebreak score to ORichards. Well played to all three, and everyone who took part tonight.
In the Open section, Rowantree took the honours with 4 wins from 4 games, winning a last round decider against the GlumSuddenBacon, who took 2nd place with 2 wins and a draw. LoudLeanMustang pipped WiseCrabbyCoconut to 3rd on tiebreak score with both having won 2 for 4. Again well played to all.
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Practice, practice, practice...
One sentence... the more chess you play... the more puzzles you do... the better your results will be... enough said...
Tonight's game comes from the Open section. I have chosen this game because there is a really good move at move 22 for Black. In the game Black 'took' the Knight on a3 with his Queen. At first, and perhaps second glance, this is a terrible move - surely White will 'take' Black's Queen? But he can't. In fact there is very little that he can do.
The position in question is shown below at move 22 with Black to play, and the whole game is shown further down and you can click through to see what happened. Have a look through the game and see what White played in his efforts to resolve this, and see what you think was the best solution for White, or if the position for white is lost.
Difficulty - Hard.
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