Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A nice mate

While working through a section of Joel's book I was playing through this game:


1. d4 b5 2. Nf3 Bb7 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 e6 5. O-O Be7 6. Nbd2 d6 7. c3 Nbd7 8. Re1
c5 9. e4 c4 10. e5 dxe5 11. dxe5 Nd5 12. Nd4 a6 13. Qg4 g6 14. N2f3 h5 15. Qe4
Nc5 16. Qc2 Nd3 17. Rd1 Qc7 18. Bf1 Nxe5 19. Bd2 h4 20. Nxe5 Qxe5 21. Re1 Qd6
22. Rad1 hxg3 23. fxg3 O-O-O 24. a4 Nf6 25. Bf4 Qb6 26. axb5 axb5 27. Bg2 Nd5
28. Bd2 Rh7 29. Re2 Rdh8 30. Bf3 Bd6 31. Be1 e5 32. Bf2 Rxh2 33. Bg4+ Kb8 34.
Nf3 Rh1+ 35. Kg2 Ne3+ 1-0

I was looking at position after 34.Nf3


Obviously the person playing Black already had in their mind a plan to mate with the rooks, but I was thinking that Rh1+ Kg2 Ne3 would be a cute mate except for the fact the bishop on f2 and rook on e2 are guarding e3, which led me to  34..Qxf2+! Rxf2 35.Rh1+ Kg2 36.Ne3# .

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