Chess

EVERYTHING SEEMED to be going according to plan for White in today's game from Dresden. He exchanged queens early, perhaps planning to wear down his 63-year-old opponent, then gained a small advantage after the exchange of knights on d5. He exploited it by shifting his rook to a3 to attack Black's Q-side pawns, and netted one of them with 21.Rxa7. And then he blundered. After 24...Re1+ 25.Kxe1 fxg2, nothing can stop the black pawn. Accidents sometimes happen even to grandmasters.

White: Valery Chekhov

Black: Wolfgang Uhlmann

1 Nf3 Nf6 14 Be3 Rae8

2 c4 g6 15 Kf1 Nc2

3 Nc3 Bg7 16 Rad1 Nxe3+

4 e4 d6 17 Rxe3 Bh6

5 Be2 e5 18 Ra3 Rf6

6 0-0 Nc6 19 exf5 e4

7 dxe5 dxe5 20 Re1 gxf5

8 Bg5 Qxd1 21 Rxa7 Rb6

9 Rfxd1 Bg4 22 b3 Bd2

10 Rd3 Bxf3 23 Rd1 exf3

11 Bxf3 Nd4 24 Rxd2 Re1+

12 Nd5 Nxd5 25 White resigns

13 cxd5 f5

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