Game-Saving Combinations (Part 1)

Archivado en (Estrategia) por PHILOCHESS el 27-02-2013

We always desire to avoid difficult positions, although sometimes things don’t work out as planned. In this little article, we’ll see an instructive example in which Kevin Layme seems to be lost against his brother Fidel in one of their very interesting training games played in Lima. However, a surprising combination suddenly reverses the outcome of the game.

[Event “Training Games”]
[Site “Lima, PER”]
[Date “2013.02.16”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Kevin Layme”]
[Black “Fidel Layme”]
[Result “1-0”]

Game-Saving Combinations (Part 1) (1)

Black is clearly winning. For example 35…Qd5! protecting c6, threatening mate and attacking the bishop and if 36.Bf3 then 36…Rxf3! it’s time to resign 35…Bf2?? Black has not seen it and must now pay.

Game-Saving Combinations (Part 1) (2)

36.Qe7! Turning defense into attack. Black’s pieces are away from the main action and White’s king is safe 36…Rb8

Game-Saving Combinations (Part 1) (3)

Accelerates defeat. Also after 36…Rc8 37.Bg4 Qa6 38.Bxc8 Qxc8 39.Rxc6 Now 39…Bb6 protects c7 but after 40.Rbxb6! axb6 41.Rxc7 Qb8 42.Qe4+ mating 37.Rxb8+ The statement is executed with precisión 37…Kxb8 38.Qe8+ Kb7 39.Qxc6+ Kb8 40.Qxc7+ Ka8 41.Qc8#

Robert M. Cuadros
February 2013

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