Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Worst Move On The Board XVII


Arkell-Osborne, e2e4.org.uk Sunningdale Open, round four, 7 July 2013. Position after 41...Kf8-e8.

It's a tough one, this, but there's no tougher competitor in British chess than Keith Arkell and in the position above, he found the Worst Move On The Board. Can you?


[Thanks to Jack Rudd]
[Worst move index]

7 comments:

Campion said...

after 42 Na5 Nc6+ 43 Nxc6 b3 it looks like White's knight can't cover b1 in time...

Jonathan B said...

EJH + Jack Rudd + bad timing = me playing Keith thus morning.

Cheers for that lads.

Peter F said...

Nd4??

ejh said...

They happen

Anonymous said...

How about 1.Na5 allowing 1...Nc6+, then after 2.Nxc6 running with the b-pawn? 1.Nd4 is not as bad, as then white can just protect the knight with his king.

Steve B.

Peter F said...

Good grief. And the only possible point of Na5 is ... To prevent .. Nc6...

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't one try to create two passed pawns via h4 and g5, a square the knight can't defend in time? The check is nothing to worry about? Either Kd6 or Kf4 in reply?