Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Best of the British

In my view, this was the best game played in the British Chess Championship 2010.

What more could you possibly want? A curious opening battle, followed by a brilliant sacrificial attack. If white plays 30.Bxc4 he will finish the game a rook and two bishops ahead - but checkmated.


Jack Rudd said...

That game won the Littlewood prize for the best game by a junior.

Tom Chivers said...


Is their a prize for strangest game?

[Event "British Championship"]
[Site "Canterbury ENG"]
[Date "2010.08.02"]
[EventDate "2010.07.26"]
[Round "7"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Ali Reza Jaunooby"]
[Black "Chris W Baker"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteElo "2155"]
[BlackElo "2307"]
[PlyCount "35"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c6 3. c3 Bf5 4. Nh4 Bxb1 5. Rxb1 e5 6. Qb3
exd4 7. Qxb7 Nd7 8. Qxc6 dxc3 9. bxc3 Rc8 10. Qa6 Rxc3 11. g3
Qc7 12. Bf4 Bb4 13. Kd1 Qc5 14. Nf5 Ba3 15. Nxg7+ Kf8 16. Nf5
Ne7 17. Qh6+ Ke8 18. Nd6+ 1-0