Thursday, September 11, 2008

Young IM Wins a BDG

Here's another one for filing under "masters don't play the BDG." If you've played the BDG very long you may have played this game, or one very similar. The mating attack against this Euwe Defense is, well, not original, but still satisfying. Miroslav Houska (2364) - David Moskovic (2260) Smith and Williamson Young Masters (2) Guildford, 07.1999 BDG, Euwe Defense 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Qe1 c5 10.Qh4 g6 11.Ne5
This demonstrates how quickly things can go bad with one careless move. Black's best try was 11...Nxe5 12.dxe5 Nd5; (11...Nd5 12.Nxf7 Bxg5 13.Nxg5; 11...cxd4 12.Ne4)
Of course the mate is even shorter with 12...Kxf7 13.Qxh7+ Kf8 14.Bh6#
13.Bxg6 hxg6 14.Qh8+ Kxf7 15.Qh7+ Kf8 16.Bh6# 1-0