Thursday, July 19, 2012

Winning a BDG can do that

When Sveinung sent me this game with an IM last month he wrote "My analysis and annotations might not be the best though (I was pretty euphoric!)."

That's understandable. It has happened to most of us, I'd guess. What chessplayer can disagree with Dr. Tarrasch's often-quoted observation that "chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy?" And so if a player finds the BDG a bit special, then maybe he also finds a special kind of happiness in winning one.

Here's the game, played at a time control of G/20.