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Did Black play ... Qd1+ then follow up with ... Bc6+?
Or even better, 27...Qe1+ 28.Kg2 Qxe8.
Obviously Black doesn't want to lose his f-pawn so 1... f6 2 Bg8+
After 1 ... f6 2 Bg8+ did Black resign not noticing that Bf7+ Qf8 is OK?
So are you going to put us out of our misery? What did happen next?
Everything will be revealed on Wednesday. Your best bet is to find the game and wonder why black played his 28th move.
All of which suggests that Armageddon approaches on the light squares. My contribution is that Black chooses to defend the pawn f7, forgets there's Bb3 and plays:1. ... Kg62. Bxf7+ (aha) Kg53. f4+ ...with some mate in the offing. Seems implausible, but I've played continuations like that - whether in Dublin or not!seani
A bit of digging on the Irish Chess Union site revealed this to be Makepeace, Philip J - Sweeney, RonanGlorney Cup, Dublin, R4, 25 Jul 2007Black seems to have engaged in a bit of what Rowson would call egoism and played 28...Qf6??, wanting to line up Bc5. What happens next is harder to explain, but I shall have a punt: After 28.Bxf7, Mr. Sweeney sloppily wrote down on his scoresheet the move 28...h5 to at least stave off mate next move, but dodgy handwriting and a moment of madness caused him to grab his b pawn, whereupon he had no choice but to plunge ahead with the space gaining 28...b5 29.Qg8+#
Phil will no doubt tell us why his Irish opponent neglected to play Qe7 which forces a queen exchange if White decides to win the f pawn. The resulting position with the queens off is or should be agreed drawn without much additional play.
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