28 April 2013

Drawing Combination

In my round two game in the Inland Empire Open, I chose the wrong way to build up pressure on f7. I thought that I had chances to win back the lost pawn, but wanted to circumvent a bishop's blocking defense. I failed to see the forced draw.

White to move


  1. 1.Raf1 is the correct move 1… Bf6 2. e5 and now
    2… Qxe5 3. Rxf6 gxf6 4Qg6+ with a perpetual
    2… Bxe5? 3. Rxf7 +/-