Friday, July 04, 2008

More Second Chances

Sherer - Goeller
White to play

Isn't it always the case: we think we played a good game at the club in the evening, but by the next day the computer shows us what a mess it really was.  Lately, though, I have learned to see the errors in the course of a chess game more positively, as evidence that there are always second chances.  My game with young Max Sherer in the Kenilworth Chess Club's Summer Tourney offers another example of that.  After missing my best continuation, I tried for some back-rank tactics with 21...Rd1? (see diagram above), when White has a chance to turn the tables.  Fortunately, he missed it, giving me a second chance to win the game....

1 comment:

chess_planet said...

I'd try

1..Qf6 2 Qf6 Rf1+ 3 Kf1 gf6 4 Ng4

or 1..gf6 2 Qg4+ Kf8 3 Ng6+ followed by Re8+ and attacking the Rd1