Beat-the-Blunder Chess Puzzle: Georgiev Kiril (MKD) (2660) – Rogers Ian (AUS) (2595)

In this balanced position, White played the simple looking 25.Nxc5. But, it was a huge blunder and lost the game. The position is from Georgiev Kiril (MKD) (2660) – Rogers Ian (AUS) (2595). Can you say why 25.Nc5 is a blunder?


Actually 25.Nc5 leads to a forced checkmate. Yes, GM Rogers saw it all the way through. You can see the full game in the super Chess King applet below. Have fun learning chess with Chess King.



Georgiev Kiril (MKD) (2660) – Rogers Ian (AUS) (2595)

Result: 0-1
Site: Biel (Switzerland)
Date: 1993

[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.e3 g6 6.¤c3 ¥g7 7.a4 O-O 8.¦a3 ¥b7 9.¤f3 e6 10.dxe6 fxe6 11.£d6 £c8 12.¥e2 axb5 13.axb5 ¤e8 14.£d2 d5 15.¦xa8 ¥xa8 16.O-O ¤d7 17.b3 ¤ef6 18.¥b2 e5 19.¤a4 £b8 20.£c2 ¤e4 21.¤d2 ¤xd2 22.£xd2 d4 23.exd4 exd4 24.¥a3 ¥e5 25.¤xc5 ¥xh2+ 26.¢h1 ¥xg2+ 27….1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.e3 g6 6.¤c3 ¥g7 7.a4 O-O 8.¦a3 ¥b7 9.¤f3 e6 10.dxe6 fxe6 11.£d6 £c8 12.¥e2 axb5 13.axb5 ¤e8 14.£d2 d5 15.¦xa8 ¥xa8 16.O-O ¤d7 17.b3 ¤ef6 18.¥b2 e5 19.¤a4 £b8 20.£c2 ¤e4 21.¤d2 ¤xd2 22.£xd2 d4 23.exd4 exd4 24.¥a3 ¥e5 25.¤xc5 ¥xh2+ 26.¢h1 ¥xg2+ 27….

(27.¢xg2 ¦xf2+ 28.¢h1
(28.¦xf2 £g3+ 29.¢h1 £g1# (0:00:04) 28.Rxf2)

28…£a8+ 29.¤b7 £xb7+ 30.¥f3 £xf3# (0:00:04) 26…Bxg2+)

4 Responses to “Beat-the-Blunder Chess Puzzle: Georgiev Kiril (MKD) (2660) – Rogers Ian (AUS) (2595)”

Shopping Cart

Your shopping cart is empty
Visit the shop