GM Swapnil Dhopade

GM Swapnil Dhopade

Headcoach - Chess Pathshala

  1. September 9, 2020


MASTROVASILIS, D vs. ARONIAN, L FIDE Online Chess Olympiad 2020

Hello Dear Readers,

Aronian is  one of the most classy and tenacious players in world level chess. In this game, he gradually improves his position and delivers a winning blow by capitalizing all the resources.

Can you guess the obvious?

Exploit the weakness!

Black to play!

Black to play and win!

I hope you enjoyed the game! Stay tuned for the next blog.

Do check out the solution to last puzzle:

1… Qxf3!! 2. gxf3 Rg6+ 3. Kh1 Bh3 4. Rd1

{4. Qd3 f5 5. Qc4+ Kf8! 6. Qh4 ( 6. Qf4 Bxf2! -+) 6… Bxf1 7. h3 Bg2+ 8. Kh2 Bxf3-+}

4… Bg2+ 5. Kg1 Bxf3+ 6. Kf1 Rg2 !

{6… Bg2+ 7. Kg1 Be4+! (7… Bh3+ 8. Kh1 Bxf2 9. Qf1 Bxf1 10. Rxf1 Re2-+) 8. Kf1 Bf5! 9. Qe2 Bh3+ 10. Ke1 Rg1#}

7. Qd3

{7. Qxb6 Rxh2 }

7… Rxf2+ 8. Kg1 Rg2+ 9. Kh1

{9. Kf1 Rg1#}

9… Rg1#

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