Sunday, June 26, 2011
Out Of The Frying Pan
Sometimes, we get ourselves deeper into the abyss. Take for example this blitz game that I just finished. White played too passively and is paying the price. The White king is exposed, the Black Knight has infiltrated into White's camp and the White pieces are not well-placed.
Black to play.
Here, I'm not going to kid myself. The most predictable move is naturally which I dished out in an instant.
1... Rd2 (no prizes for guessing this move)
The White Queen has a few moves and here, I was thinking....
2. Qe5 but the problem is after 2.... Qxe5 White drops a further pawn after
3. fxe5 Rxf2
White realising this, plays instead.
2. Qe3 and it is here that I set the trap. So the
Question: Can you see what is wrong with this move?
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My opponent did indeed play 2. Qe3 but now White is in complete ruins because of .............
2.... Nd3! and the Rook or Knight cannot be taken because of mate on b2 and White would lose the Queen in the process. Ouch.
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