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NH Amateur 2007

This weekend saw the 32nd annual New Hampshire Amateur Chess Championship, held in Manchester, NH.

Unfortunately, since my back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2004, I’ve been unable to repeat. It was another break-even tournament result for me, but I did manage one pretty game.

I’m White here and have just played Qg4, threatening mate on g7. My opponent failed to defend accurately with …g6, instead playing …Bf6?.

Can you spot the petite combination I used to make the win just a “matter of technique?”

5 Responses to “NH Amateur 2007”

  1. Bh6 seems to do the trick :) . Better luck next year!

  2. Erin says:

    Hey, you can’t play! (Ladies and gents, Brad shared the NH State title with me in 2004, and he’s defended it ever since, sometimes with other co-champs.)

    I looked at that move, but think what I played leads to a cleaner simplification versus just picking up the exchange. :P

  3. Len Morrissey says:

    I assume you mean Nxg7/Bh6/Bxg7 and Qxd7…seems good but I think the exchange might be a tad easier to win.

  4. Erin says:

    We have a winner! Beautiful, eh? :)

    My take on it is the exchange would allow Black to retain chances of counterplay (i.e., a glimmer of hope), whereas the liquidation played results in an easily won endgame.

    It reminded me of the finish to Lasker’s double bishop sacrifice, where he likewise wrapped up the combination with an infiltration to d7.

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