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Deja vu Robert Burns + Petrie v Petrie

We start with Gerrard Oswald's topical Chess cartoon.
These cartoons are good and deserve a more worthy
outlet than this humble site.

Petrie v Petrie

Fun is the theme of the following game from the recent Hawick Open.

White misses a few chances (6 Nxe5! and 29 Qb8 mate).
Just enjoy a fun game with a nice finish by Black.

[Click here to replay the game]
F. Petrie 1161 - P.Petrie 985

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bc4 Bg4 5.0-0 Ne5 6.Be2 Bxf3 7.Bxf3 Nf6 8.d3 e6 9.Ne2 Nxf3+ 10.gxf3 Be7 11.Ng3 h6 12.c4 Nd7 13.Kh1 Bg5 14.f4 Bh4 15.Rg1 Qc7 16.Qg4 Bf6 17.f5 Ne5 18.Qd1 0-0-0 19.Nh5 exf5 20.Nxf6 gxf6 21.exf5 Qc6+ 22.Rg2 Nf3 23.Bf4 Nh4 24.Qf1 Rhg8 25.Bg3 Nxg2 26.Qxg2 Qd7 27.Qf3 d5 28.Qf4 dxc4 29.dxc4 Qc6+ 30.Kg1 h5 31.h4 Rg4 32.Qe3 Rdg8 33.Kh2 Rxh4

Deja vu Robert Burns

L. Harvard - R. Burns, Summer Cup, Edinburgh 2005
If you go back to article I wrote about The Summer Cup.
I stated Gaffin Austin and Robert Burns will be losing
more games in an instructive manner to guide and assist us.

Here are the exact words...

In the coming months, both players have promised, for your benefit,
to get back rank mated and lose their Queens in spectacular fashion.
Watch this space.

So what happened...?

A few weeks later, in the same game Bertie Burns lost his Queen
in spectacular fashion and the game ended with a back rank mate.

There is however, a twist.

In this position White has just played 16 Bxa7?

Black, (Bertie) could have won this crazy Bishop with 15...Qa5+
Instead he went for the tempting discovered attack on the White Queen.
15...Bf5. White replied with 16 Qg3? offering a Queen swop and
threatening a big check on b8. (16 Qc3! and White is OK)
So what happened next? Play over the game and be amazed.

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L. Harvard - R. Burns

1.a3 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 e4 4.d5 exf3 5.dxc6 fxg2 6.cxd7+ Bxd7 7.Bxg2 c6 8.Nc3 Bc5 9.Ne4 Qe7 10.Nxc5 Qxc5 11.Be3 Qe5 12.Bd4 Qg5 13.Rg1 Nf6 14.Qd3 0-0-0 15.Bxa7 Bf5 16.Qg3 Qd2+ 17.Kf1 Qd1+ 18.Rxd1 Rxd1

Yes folks, Bertie sacs his Queen for a back rank mate.

OK let's try it again. In the coming weeks Bertie & Gaffin
will show us how to lose pieces to pawn forks.

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