Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What Happened Next? XII

Last week we saw one or two of the best examples of Raymond Keene at the chess board. Today we’ll continue surfing the RDK wave and have a look at a curiosity from way back when.

We join Raymondo in Round 9 of the Goglidize Memoiral tournament held in Tblisi back in December 1974.

Bohosian - Keene, Tblisi 1974
Black to play

RDK writes*:-
You can see that Black has a distinct advantage; White’s attack does not yet balance his pawn minus, and his back rank is weak. One of the very powerful ideas at Black’s disposal is … Qc6, threatening disruption with … a3 or … d4, or even … Qxc3 in favourable circumstances. Bohosian had just made his move, 36 Rg3, and pressed his clock (all normal) but then, quite unexpectedly …

So, what happened next?

WHN? Index

* The passage is taken from Becoming A Grandmaster, Batsford 1977. I have converted the descriptive notation of the original text into algebraic.


Anonymous said...

No takers? To get the ball rolling, how about the unlikely: "the clock then exploded."

Comment Moderator said...

Would that it were Mr/Ms Anonymous, would that it were.

Tom Chivers said...

Perhaps we need a clue...

Morgan Daniels said...

I do know this one, but have held back from showing off else it looks like an inside job.

Anonymous said...

Is this the ashtray incident?

John C

Anonymous said...

Aha! A clue! Spoiler

(look for "ashtray" or "Bohosian")

Anonymous said...

1 ... Be7 2 Qh3 a3 looks good to me for Black with probable back
rank problems for White.


Anonymous said...

Cancel my last comment,
I missed 2 Qxh5


Jonathan B said...

The ashtray suggesters have it. A full(er) account from RDK will appear here tomorrow.

[By here I mean on the blog not within these comments!]

ta for Morgan for not blowing the gaff early doors.