Thursday, May 01, 2008
The Worst Move On The Board V
Matanovic v Sarapu, Sousse Interzonal 1967, round thirteen, position after 36...Rf8-h8.
This is a very fine effort indeed: there are all sorts of ways to put the white queen en prise and more than one way to allow a mate in two. Yet Alexander Matanovic, playing the New Zealander Ortvin Sarapu, managed, despite time pressure, to find the absolute worst move on the board.
Readers are invited to find it themselves and to guess the move that followed. After that they can look at the game - and try and guess how Sarapu failed to win from there. I haven't the foggiest.
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