Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Wacky Enough?

I wondered if this game was wacky enough for Wacky Wednesday, but at least it has the virtue of being short, and when one is on a self-imposed deadline one relaxes one's standards.

Black ran out of time here, but according to the Crafty chess engine, even with time on the clock, White wins with 19. . . . Rxe1+ (probably the only move that can prevent 20. Qxh7#) 20. Rxe1 Qxf2 21. Kxf2 Rd8 22. Qxh7+ Kf8 23. Qxf7#.

P.S. For more Wednesday wackiness, don't miss That 70s Show at Polly's blog.


Panzerbjorn said...

wouldn't 19. Nf6+ win immediately? (well forced mate next move)

Tom Panelas said...

Yep. Looks that way. Then 19. … Kh8 20. Qh7#. Correct?

Anonymous said...

But 19 ... Kg7 20.Qh7+ Kxf6.