05 December 2007

Opening Disaster

It doesn't happen often, but it happens. Sometimes a reasonable player overlooks an obvious and elementary tactic.

Stripes (1569) - Overrated (1943) [B21]
rated blitz match Free Internet Chess Server, 05.12.2007

1.e4 c5 2.f4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Bb5 a6 6.Qe2

How should Black play?

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Black made a bad decision:

6... axb5 7.Nd6# 1–0


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