BAR­DEN’S CHESS PROB­LEMS

New Zealand Listener - - DIVERSIONS -

Peter Heine Nielsen v An­drei Volok­itin, Baden-Baden v Sogar Azer­bai­jan, Eu­ro­pean Club Cup 2011.

The first world cham­pion, Wil­helm Steinitz, liked to say that if he could set­tle a knight in the heart of the op­po­nent’s po­si­tion at d6/e6/ d3/e3, he could go to sleep and let the game win it­self. So af­ter Black played Nd3 here, at­tack­ing White’s f4 bishop, grand­mas­ter Volok­itin was well sat­is­fied. He got a shock when Nielsen’s re­ply gained an im­me­di­ately de­ci­sive ad­van­tage, and af­ter some thought Volok­itin re­signed. Can you spot White’s win­ner? (An­swer on page 60.)

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