Wednesday 26 November 1997
He must have missed the idea of 20.Nxf7+! which, in combination with 22.Bf7! forced open the diagonal for his black-squared bishop. In the final position 26...Kf8 27.Bg7+ Kg8 28.Bh6 forces mate. With his knight still on a1, he cannot even stave off mate by putting his queen on that square.
White: S Atalik
Black: G Sax
1 d4 Nf6 14 Kf3 Nxa1
2 c4 e6 15 Bb2 0-0
3 Nc3 Bb4 16 Kg3 Kh8
4 Qc2 d5 17 dxe5 Be6
5 a3 Bxc3+ 18 Nf3 Qxh1
6 Qxc3 Ne4 19 Ng5 g6
7 Qc2 Nc6 20 Nxf7+ Rxf7
8 e3 e5 21 Bxe6 Rg7
9 cxd5 Qxd5 22 Bf7 Rxf7
10 Bc4 Qa5+ 23 e6+ Kg8
11 b4 Nxb4 24 Qd4 Kf8
12 Qxe4 Nc2+ 25 exf7+ Kxf7
13 Ke2 Qe1+ 26 Qd7+ resigns
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