Monday, December 12, 2005

Missed Opening Opportunity

One of my colleagues (what is the "correct" word that I am searching for?) on presented a game of his for discussion. I found the opening moves especially interesting. The opening moves are 1.d4 f6 2. e4 Nh6 leaving this position:

NN vs. Hypermodernprodige (Black to Move)

The bad news is that Hypermodernprodige finds himself on the wrong end of this opening -- danger is seriously looming. The good news is that white misses the initiative and plays 3. Qh5+?. This is a fairly serious blunder. 3. Bxh6 is decisive. Black cannot retake the poisoned bishop. 3... gxh6 is met with 4. Qh6## checkmate! (See below). Thus, as of move three white should have been a full piece ahead.