Monday, October 28, 2013

Early Resignation

In a game of speed chess, my opponent resigned after only eleven moves. My opponent, who played white, was Josuezolimones of Spain. Here are the moves of the game along with my commentary:

1. e4 c5
2. Bc4 e6
3. Nc3 a6

White prevents d5.

4. a4 Nc6

White prevents b5.

5. Nf3 Qc7
6. g3 Nf6
7. d4 cxd
8. Nxd4 Bc5
9. Nxc6 Qxc6

I put pressure on e4.  This prevents white from castling.

10. Bg5 Nxe4

11. Nxe4 Qxe4+

White cannot save the rook on h1. He resigns.

In this miniature, white loses a key central pawn and never manages to castle. His exposed king allows a check that leads to the loss of a rook. With such an uneviable position, he decides to resign.

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