The Steve Bradbury of chess

Every now and again, someone resigns in a position in which someone figures out a cute way to draw.  Bobby Fischer may have resigned in his first (played) game in his famous match with Boris Spassky in Reykjavik. But a few years later in Reykjavik Jaukur Angantysson who had a rating around 2,220 which makes him no slouch (that’s International Master level) played a fancy sacrifice. He pushed his e pawn in the position below, sacrificing his queen. And things went according to plan. He played Bd4 and his opponent resigned – in a won position! You can play the game here.

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John Quiggin
John Quiggin
9 years ago

I assume you don’t want spoilers

Nick
Nick
9 years ago

I can’t remember who said it, but they described any game of chess between two people of lesser standard than yourself as not much more than a continual series of unseen blunders :)