Games: Chess

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The quickest win in the recent Bermuda Grandmasters tournament at Mermaid Beach was this little effort by James Plaskett. You don't lose in 13 moves without making a mistake, but in this game Black's play was suicidal.

8...d6 was very careless, leaving him with no good way to provide a retreat for his bishop after White's b4 and a4. His 10...c5, however, made matters worse (10...c6 was the only chance). After 11.Bf4 Bc7, White simply plays 12.bxc5 and Black cannot recapture.

At the end, 13...Kd8 14.Qxg4 Qe6 15.Rd1+ is disastrous.

White: J Plaskett

Black: J Zamora

Nimzowitsch Defence

1 e4 Nc6 8 Nc4 d6

2 d4 e5 9 b4 Bb6

3 dxe5 Nxe5 10 a4 c5

4 Nf3 Bb4+ 11 Bf4 Bg4

5 c3 Nxf3+ 12 Nxd6+ Qxd6

6 Qxf3 Bc5 13 Bb5+ resigns

7 Nd2 Qf6

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