Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What happened next? XVIII


Position broadcast on television, 1981. White to play. What happened next?


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16 comments:

Jonathan B said...

I don't think this would come from one of the Karpov - Korchnoi II games so I'm guessing Master Game of some kind.

Was it a time scramble and White played rook on the -file takes bishop on the b-file?

ejh said...

Wrong. Very wrong indeed.

PJM said...

Re8+ resigns?

ejh said...

Nope.

Jonathan Rogers said...

This could be anything! I'll guess that white plays a move (Ne3+, say) and offers a draw because it enables him to qualify from his group in the Master Game

David Fowler said...

Well, if rook takes bishop is "very wrong indeed", could it be bishop takes rook...?

Anonymous said...

If I was white I'd probably play K52 Bc6+ resigns

Omega Amigo said...

I know the Master Game games quite well and I don't recognise it from any of those...

Anonymous said...

Master Game VI '81 was a plausible guess given that the final there was Short beating Miles, and EJH reminisced about AJM the other day. Sadly my book, or my glance at it, confirms it's not.

How about Rxa3, with White saying "the bishop blocked by view of the a4 pawn"?

ejh said...

One of the above is more right than the others, and it's still wrong in a few respects.

(Full answer on Friday, by the way, unless anybody gets it before then.)

Jon H said...

Hmmm, how about Kg2?? (missing Bc6+) Black Resigns?? (ditto)?

António said...

I bet for 1.Ne3 Ke7?? 2. Nd5! Mate!!

ejh said...

Not impossibly, but who were the players?

Tom Chivers said...

Was a computer involved?

ejh said...

Not as far as I'm aware.

Anonymous said...

I'll plump for Ne3+ followed by an illegal move from Black who missed the check. Total guess.