Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Problem from the World Open

This was a position from what has been reported to be what I think is the first round of the world open. Black to move.

This is a high class tactical shot, that led to a direct checkmate of his unwitting opponent! A beautiful, beautiful play.

From the Chess Drum Blog...

After Bonin’s 1.Rc1-c4, Paragua took a few moments and then started a seven move mating sequence starting with 1…Bh2+!! On 2.Qxh2, the young Filipino Grandmaster played the following moves instantly 2…Qb1+ 3.Kf2 Ne4+! 4.Kxf3 Qf1+ 5.Kg4 h5+ 6.Kxh5 Qf3+ 7.Bg4 Qf7#

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