Monday, August 20, 2007

Timman -
Jones, G

This game comes to us from the 5th Staunton Memorial 2007, Round 11. I bet Rusty wished he could have this one back. Oh, did I say Rusty? I meant Jan. Quite incredibly, Timman lost his way in a well-known opening line. Jones last move was 12...Nh5-Nf4 (Diagram) and things must have seemed innocuous enough for Timman to respond with 13. Bg7. Much to his chagrin, Jones came back with 13...Qg5! Houston, we have a problem. Although it looked very dangerous, there was a way out of this mess. However, Timman caved in and traded his queen for two minor pieces. Here's how it went: 14. Qf4 Qf4 15. Bd4... Timman could have gone 14. Kf2 and survived. The discovered attack on the white queen 14...Nh3+ would fail against 15. Ke1. Timman went on to lose the game in thirty-eight moves. This is the kind of debacle that can send somebody into the streets, all night, looking for a shoulder to cry on. Sorry, Jan.


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Blogger Tom Chivers said...

I'm sure Jan found some consolation in beverage or two after the blunder...

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