London Loser

by Oliver Reeh
7/7/2017 – The diagram shows a standard position from the London System, in which 12....Ne4 by Black would seem like a most natural move. Caution! This move makes the game razor-sharp, and only six moves later one side will resign. Which one? ...

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Oliver Reeh is an International Master, lives in Hamburg, and plays for the "Hamburger Schachklub" in the "Bundesliga". He is a long-time member of the ChessBase team, and regularly entertains and educates readers with his tactic column in the ChessBase Magazine. He is also co-author of the popular DVDs on Bobby Fischer, Mihhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, and José Raul Capablanca appearing in the ChessBase Master Class Series.
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sshivaji sshivaji 7/8/2017 01:20
Great problem. It's easy for white to miss ..c4 after 18. Nf8+ even if >2300 elo. The idea that a capture with a check can be countered by a pawn move in a different part of the board is crazy. Most likely, white blitzed the move without thinking and performed the faulty calculation a few moves ahead.
jrbleau@sympatico.ca jrbleau@sympatico.ca 7/7/2017 06:26
Derek no doubt means that White's play was much weaker than you'd expect from a 2373 elo player - and I agree with him.
vinniethepooh vinniethepooh 7/7/2017 02:26
what do you mean derek?
Derek McGill Derek McGill 7/7/2017 10:01
How did white get to 2373 elo ?
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