White to play
JMGB v AN Other, Sunningdale Open September 2011
White, your humble scribe, to play. It's a real life BORP moment.
My pieces are looking menacing. How about I loosen up Black’s king a little with 26 e6? Something like 26 … Qb3, 27 exf7+ Qxf7, 28 Bxg6 will follow
and after Black moves his queen to cover the bishop so a discovered check won’t just win I’ll have an extra pawn as well as attacking chances. That looks pretty good.
What about 26 Bxg6, though? If Black takes on g6 he’ll drop all his kingside pawns and then his own bishop too so he only has one move. 26 … Qxg2+, 27 Qxg2 Bxg2, 28 Bxf7+
After the bishops come off, I’ll be a pawn up here too, this time with a pair of connected passers in a rook ending. That looks pretty good too.
It seems like a straight choice ...
Keep the queens on and go for an attack.
Swap them off and head for an ending.
The choice was mine. Now it’s yours.
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