Friday, 29 June 2007

with a position like this, who needs to move?

What do you do when your opponent has tripled pawns but is two pawns up? If only you could sit there, admiring the position and claim a moral (or aesthetic) victory.

1. e4 c5
2. d4 cxd4
3. c3 dxc3
4. Nxc3 Nc6
5. Nf3 d6
6. Bc4 a6
7. e5 dxe5
8. Qxd8+ Nxd8
9. Nd5 Ne6
10. Ng5 Nf6
11. Nxe6 Nxd5
12. Bxd5 fxe6
13. Be4 g6
14. Ke2

Now that my advantage over Charles with respect to opening theory has become irrelevant, I wonder how long it will be before I blunder or get rolled off the board...