Sunday, 20 December 2009

Miss Easy Tactics!

Regular readers of the Streatham and Brixton blog will be familiar with their Miss Easy Tactics! series. Today I managed a worthy contribution to this genre. Here we go with Frank Kane v Jack Rudd from the CCF Challengers International:

From the diagram position, with black to play, the game concluded 15...Nd4 16.Bxd4 Qxc1 17.Rxc1 Rxc1+ 18.Kg2 exd4 19.Qd2 Rfc8 20.Nc3 dxc3 21.Qxc1 Nxd5 22.exd5 c2 0-1.

But in that sequence, what did both players miss?


  1. Yes, yes, it could.

    In my defence, it was my 18th rated game in 13 days.

  2. Meaning you were exhausted - or that on average one game in 18 will contain a bad blunder!?

  3. The former. Although the latter is also plausible.