Jario García-Horton, Aragón Team Championship 2011. Position after 16...Nc6-b8.
Play now continued 17.Qb3 c6 18.Bxf7 Rhf8 19.Ng1 d5 20.exd5 Rxf7 21.dxc6 Rxf1 22.cxb7+ Qxb7 23.Rxf1 Qg2+ 24.Ke1 Rxd3 and White resigned.
But in the above sequence, what did both players miss?
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Ouch. I didn't spot it at first, but only after playing through the sequence on the online board thingy; so I'll hold fire and wait for someone who's seen it as if over the board.
How about 22. Rxf1 (rather than 22. cxb7) Nxc6 23. Rf7 Be6 24. Qxe6! (as if 24... Qxe6 then 25. cxb7 mate)?
Oh, forget that last comment: White no longer has a pawn on c6 to allow him to play cxb7. Doh!
After 17... c6, doesn't 18 Nxe5 threaten Rxf7?
It does indeed.
Oops, didn't see 18 Nxe5 (I was thinking of something else). Can Black hang on with 18... Be6 to pin the bishop and hold off Rxf7?
Afraid not (I'll let you work it out, though I reckon if you set it up on a chessboard you'll see why almost immediately).
Hmm. Not having a board to hand:
17 ... c6 18 Nxe5 Be6 19 Bxe6+ Qxe6 20 Qxe6+ fxe6 21 Nf7 and White wins the exchange. Did I miss a stronger continuation for White?
Anyway, my original idea was that even after 17 ... c6 18 Bxf7 Rhf8 19 Ng1 d5 20 ed Rxf7, White could try 21 d6, hitting f7 and e7.
After 18 Nxe5 can't black play dxe5and get R+2pieces v Q+several pawns. Looks unclear to me.
No, I saw that one. Black plays 21...Qxd6 and after White takes on f7 Black takes on d3 and mates shortly.
As for the exchange win - I think that'd be enough to win the game, no?
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