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When you attack a chap's queen, he might at least have the common decency to order her to retreat. In today's game, from the Dos Hermanas Open Tournament in Spain, Black's passive play in the late opening and middlegame allowed White to build up a promising attack, but Black must have felt he was surviving until 25.Rxe7! hit him.

After 25...gxh5 26.Rgxg7+ Black loses everything - which is more or less what happened in the game, too.

Black's problems stemmed from 11...Bxf3. He must play 11...exd5, though 10...Nc6 was already dubious.

White: D Campora

Black: D Bengoa

1 e4 Nf6 15 Qe2 b6

2 e5 Nd5 16 Rad1 Rc8

3 d4 d6 17 Bd4 f6

4 Nf3 Bg4 18 Rfe1 Rfe8

5 Be2 e6 19 f4 Nc6

6 c4 Nb6 20 Bc3 Qd7

7 0-0 Be7 21 Qh5 Rf8

8 exd6 cxd6 22 Rd3 Rf7

9 Nc3 0-0 23 Rh3 g6

10 Be3 Nc6 24 Rg3 Rg7

11 d5 Bxf3 25 Rxe7 Nxe7

12 Bxf3 exd5 26 Nxf6+ Kh8

13 Bxd5 Nxd5 27 Nxd7 gxh5

14 Nxd5 Ne5 28 Rxg7 resigns