Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Improvement for Black in Till - West

At Contre Gambit Philidor, Frederic Fournier translates into French an article by Bruce Till on Till's game against me at the New Jersey Open in 1996. Below is the position following my opponent's 22.Bd5.

Instead of my 22...Nxd5 23.Qxd5 Ba6 24.Rfxf3 winning for White, I might have tried 22...Ba6 23.Bxa8 (23.Rfxf3 Re8) Bxf1 24.Kxf1 fxg2+ 25.Ke2 Qe8+ 26.Kd3 Nh5 27.Bxg2 Nxg3 28.hxg3 a5 with a playable game.