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Sheroff
14-12-2009, 09:10 AM
Thought you all might be interested in a game from yesterday's 2009 QLD Lightning Championship (which I won, after a 3-way play-off with Gene Nagauchi and Patrick Byrom). This one's from Round 9, the final round of the main event. Typical Casey tactical fireworks and bamboozlement...White is a whole queen up in the final position, but will get mated.


White: Bruce Williams

Black: Kevin Casey

QLD 2009 Lightning Championship (Round 9)

Giuoco Piano

1.e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3.Bc4 Bc5
4.d3 d6
5.0-0 Nf6
6.Bg5 h6
7.Bh4 g5
8.Bg3 h5!?
9.Nxg5 h4!
10.Nxf7 hxg3!!
11.Nxd8

Now the fun begins...

...Bg4!

12.Qd2 Nd4!

Now Black threatens ...Ne2+, 13.Kh1 Rxh2 mate. Note that 13.h3 fails to the pretty ...Ne2+, 14.Kh1 Rxh3+! 15.gxh3 Bf3 mate!

13.Nc3 Nf3+!!

This was the other threat! White must take, since if 14.Kh1 Rxh2 is mate.

14.gxf3 Bxf3

0-1

Now White is totally helpless against the simple threat of ...gxh2 mate. He can't play 15.fxg3 because the f-pawn is pinned, and 15.hxg3 loses to ...Rh1 mate. There is no defense.

Cheers,
Kevin Casey

P.S. It's not too late to get your copy of Australian Chess Brilliancies in time for Xmas! $19.95 plus $3.00 postage/handling to Kimberley Publications, PO Box 6095, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122.

P.P.S. Club Bullwinkle rocks to victory in the 2009 QLD Teams Championship!!!

Garrett
14-12-2009, 09:31 AM
1.e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3.Bc4 Bc5
4.d3 d6
5.0-0 Nf6
6.Bg5 h6
7.Bh4 g5
8.Bg3 h5!?
9.Nxg5 h4!
10.Nxf7 hxg3!!
11.Nxd8 Bg4!

{Now the fun begins...}



12.Qd2 Nd4!
{Now Black threatens ...Ne2+, 13.Kh1 Rxh2 mate. Note that 13.h3 fails to the pretty ...Ne2+, 14.Kh1 Rxh3+! 15.gxh3 Bf3 mate!}
13.Nc3 Nf3+!!
{This was the other threat! White must take, since if 14.Kh1 Rxh2 is mate.}
14.gxf3 Bxf3

0-1

Garvinator
14-12-2009, 10:44 PM
Full results here: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=11176