Thursday, March 09, 2006

U.S. Amateur Team East Crosstable


diagram

Hart - Epp
White to play and win.

The Crosstable for the U.S. Amateur Team East Championship has been posted, though I cannot find any information online regarding all the prize winners. The Boylston Chess Club Weblog did report that their team took top honors. No other information has been posted yet at the NJoyChess or NJSCF sites.
Kenilworth regular Glen Hart, who finished with a perfect 6/6 score, sent me a nice attacking game he won against a member of Art "The Dean of Chess" Bisguier's team using the Yugoslav Attack vs. the Dragon. In the diagram above, it is Glen to move and win.

1 comment:

Devin C said...

In Hart-Epp, I wonder if the immediate 29.Rh6 is even stronger.

For example, 29..Kxh6 30.Rxf6+ Kh7 31.Qd3+ Kh8 32.Rg6 Rg8 33.Rxg7 Rxg7 34.Qxd5 (Not computer checked)

The win of material wasn't as quick, but the resulting black king position is even worse here, and he is also down a pawn compared to the game.

A strange moment to analyze a variation, since the simple line played in the game is of course more than good enough. Interestingly, Rh6 was the first move that came to my attention.