13 August, 2010

Endgames 4

Maybe I am obsessed with endgames....

I watched the Rising Stars vs Experience and was fascinated by the Howell - Gelfand match.

Gelfand's Petroff proved less than boring and Howell took it right to the end.

Unfortunately, in time trouble, he selected the wrong move, and although we saw 4 Queens on the board, it was already lost.

h8 was played
 The better move was Qg8+, which keeps him in the game and maybe chances of a draw.

A few moves later it was over....

White resigns : Mate in 4

... even Grandmasters make mistakes.