Cool Chess King Show: Double Rook Sac, Mid-Board Checkmate!

Here is a position from Round 1 (first game) at the just-started Women’s World Chess Championship. This game won the brilliancy prize for the first round as well and was played between Anastasia Bodnaruk and Lela Javakhishvili. Black was cruising along, in fact had an edge, when Black fell to the bait of a double rook sacrifice and a checkmate in the middle of the board! How would you play the position on the left as White? It’s a long combination of forced mate from here! Run the full game in the Chess King applet to enjoy the game. For a full report on the Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 in Khanty-Mansisysk, check Chess Blog.

Bodnaruk, Anastasia – Javakhishvili, Lela

Result: 1-0
Site: Khanty-Mansisysk
Date: 11.11.12

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