Thursday, 15 December 2016

A nice finish

In a busy evening at the Bury St Edmunds club, there were four matches being played.   There should've been five, but Linton couldn't field a team so the fifth match had to be postponed.

In the match between Bury Cobras and Cambridge Academicals, Andrew Donnelly (White) had the following position against Chris Hughes, with Black to play:

Chris played the tempting d4, attacking the knight, only to be hit with Nd5+!   The rook must take the knight, when Bc7+ is mate in two.


  1. Chris was low on time (using Fischer time controls). He thought that all he needed to do in this position was to march his two passed pawns home. His king was positioned to stop a white counter push on the kingside...


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