Monday, October 20, 2008

How Howard Wins

A couple of schach jock Howard Stern's chess games were featured in The New York Times on Sunday. Stern's game as Black in the Budapest Gambit has been analyzed by Michael Goeller at his blog The Kenilworthian.

In the print edition of the Times, the following game was included although it was omitted from the electronic one.

English Opening

Howard Stern (ICC 1600) - Anonymous (ICC 1600), Internet Chess Club

1.c4 c6 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e5 4.Nc3 d5 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.d3 Bb4 7.Bd2 Nc6 8.Nf3 O-O 9.O-O e4 10.dxe4 dxe4

11.Ng5 Bxc3 12.Bxc3 Re8 13.Qxd8 Nxd8 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Nxe4 Kg7 16.Rac1 Be6 17.a3 Nc6 18.Nd6 Re7 19.Bxc6 bxc6 20.Rxc6 Rd8 21.Rfc1 Bd5 22.Nf5+ Kf8, Black resigns.