LaFrese - Zrinsack, Queens Open 1974
White to play and win.
Some of our members -- including Bob Pelican, Bill Sokolosky, Howard Osterman, and Leon Hrebinka -- were good enough to clean, organize, and repaint the Kenilworth Chess Club's storage closet at the Rec Center. In the process they unearthed a small treasure trove of old chess magazines and newsletters, including some wonderful old copies of the Atlantic Chess News with fascinating opening analysis and games by our members. There are several exciting things in that collection and I will definitely be discussing some in these pages. For now, just a diagram from a July 1979 copy of Chess Life and Review (p. 409), from the game LaFrese - Zrinsack, Queens Open 1974. Quite a position, of which Mr. LaFrese writes: "After a sharp opening and middlegame, followed by a vicious time scramble, things looked pretty grim for me. My opponent's QRP appeared unstoppable.... I took one last look and prepared to resign." What did he do instead?