Sunday, September 17, 2006

Blitz's Krasik wins Best Game honors

US Chess League correspondent NM Arum Sharma has selected NM Ilya Krasik's win over FM Privman as the Week 3 Game of the Week. Moves like 17...Rxe4!? are sure to get the attention of spectators, especially when followed up by strong endgame play to secure the point.

FM Privman - NM Krasik after 17...Rxe4!?

No one has yet mentioned what would have happened if White took the Rook, perhaps because it might be obvious to really good players. For the rest of us, here is some analysis from Fritz: 18.fxe4 Nxe4 19.Qc2 (if 19.Qe2, the computer announces mate in 11 beginning with Bh6+) Nxc3 20.Nxc3 Bh6+ 21.Rd2 Qa1+ 22.Qb1 Bxd2+ 23.Kd1 Qxb2 -+.

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