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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Trapped Rook

image White to move

Here is a chance I missed in one of my blitz games. The position is fairly typical for Accelerated Dragon and Maroczy Bind. Surprisingly White could win by simply attacking the rook:

25. Bb5! Ra8 26. Qc6 Qe3+ 27. Kh1 Rd828. Qc7 Qb3 29. Rg1 Ra8 30. Bc6 and amazingly the rook is trapped!!.

image Black could pin the bishop with by playing Qc2, but then White just picks up Black pawns one by one.

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