Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bergen County Closed
Chess Mates
March, 2007
Here I was with the white pieces when my opponent played 26... Ne7-c8, relinquishing his control of the very important square f5. Taking advantage of this, I played 27. Bd3-f5 attacking the black queen and knight (diagram). Without much thought, black moved 27...qe8. This move drastically changes the complexion of this game since white can now penetrate the position via c7. I played 28. qc7 attacking the bishop. Black held the position a tad longer with 28... qe7. Then, the sneaky-looking 29. qb8 wins a piece. Black resigned soon after...


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