Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Stoyko - Kernighan, Hamilton Quads 2006


White to play and win.

In the same quad that NM Mark Kernighan played his best game, he also lost an interesting one to Kenilworth Chess Club champion FM Steve Stoyko. Mark's comment on Stoyko - Kernighan, Hamilton Quads 2006 was that it seemed like a game of "catch and release," whereby Steve kept getting ready to reel him in but always missed the best line to the finish, leaving Mark wriggling on the hook. In the end, though, Steve netted the catch with a deadly zugzwang (see diagram above).


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