Today I rushed home from work to check the results from the Batumi chess Olympiad and I found a round one game played by my friend from the Bahamas. FM Cecil Moncur is the only titled player in the Bahamas and we sometimes play standard games on ICC.
He played against an IM rated 2389 with Black and didn't really equalize. First, a tactic from the game.
White to play
1. Rxa7! (taking advantage of the weak back rank, if Rxa7 2.Rd8+ Bf8 and 3. Bh6 with mate to follow.)
Second, notice how White doubles his rooks on the seventh rank and wins. Black doubles his rooks on the second rank but it's too late.
27. Rxa7! Rf8 28. Bc1 h5 29. Rdd7 Re8 30. Kf1 Rb6 31. Rxf7 Bf8 32. g3 Rbe6
33. Kg2 Re2 34. Rf6 Rc2 35. Rxg6+ Kh8 36. Bg5 Ree2 37. Bf6+ Bg7 38. Rh6!+ 1-0 (If 38. ...Kg8 39.Rxg7+ Kf8 40. Rh8 mate.)
NCM Vas Sladek
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