Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Spraggett-De La Villa, Dos Hermanas 2006


diagram

Spraggett - De La Villa
Black to play and win.

To look at the first ten moves of the game Spraggett-De La Villa from the ongoing Dos Hermanas Open tournament, you figure Black is getting blown off the board. But De La Villa's home preparation clearly went much deeper than Spraggett's, and though the Canadian GM wins the exchange he loses the initiative and ends up getting stung by Black's swarming Knights (see diagram above). A very interesting win for De La Villa!

1 comment:

ChessSmith said...

Wow, quite a game! Thanks Michael