Friday, March 30, 2007

A Beautiful Win by GM Plaskett

As mentioned below I recently added GM James Plaskett's Living the Dream: A Coincidence Diary to my links. While his blog is primarily about coincidence and synchronicity, it does have a good deal of chess content, including a beautiful miniature contained within this post:

Hastings Challengers, 1988
White: Lopez
Black: Plaskett

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Qc7 7. Be2 b5 8. f4 Bb7 9. Bf3 Na5 10. Qe2 Nc4 11. 0-0-0

Nxb2! 12. Kxb2 Ba3+! 13. Kxa3 Qxc3+ 14. Nb3 Bc6 15. Bc5 a5 0-1

Every Sicilian player's dream game!


Majnu said...

Nice combination. Quite risky for white to castle queenside in that position.

takchess said...

I am interesting what you are using for software to create your chessdiagram . It is very nice sort of like a flashcard.

Wahrheit said...

Thanks for your comments--

yes majnu, when I saw this game it seemd that White's sense of danger was turned off that day...even without calculating it seemed like really 'castling into it.'

takchess, I use the very handy for the diagrams. Give it a try!

James said...

Your link to my blog is actually to the wrong Entry!

Sorry to be a spoilsport, but many thanks for the plug.