Strong-Move Chess Puzzle: Seirawan-Lobron 0-1

Here is a nice position from the game Yasser Seirawan-Eric Lobron, Amsterdam, 1983. White has just played 22.Rxa7 threatening Ra8. What is Black’s strongest move to win the game?

The super continuation is 22. …Qxf2. Replay the full game with Chess King and the Houdini analysis. In all continuations after the Queen sac, Black goes material up and has a winning endgame.

Seirawan Yasser (USA) (2605) – Lobron Eric (GER) (2480)

Result: 0-1
Site: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Date: 1983

[…] 1.¤f3 e6 2.c4 c5 3.¤c3 ¤c6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.d4 ¤f6 7.¥g2 ¥e7 8.O-O O-O 9.¥g5 cxd4 10.¤xd4 h6 11.¥xf6 ¥xf6 12.¤b3 ¥g4 13.¥xd5 ¥xc3 14.bxc3 £f6 15.£c2 ¦ac8 16.£b2 ¤b4 17.¥xb7 ¦xc3 18.e3 ¦b8 19.¥e4 ¥h3 20.¦fc1 ¤xa2 21.¦xa2 ¦bxb3 22.¦xa7 £xf2+ 23.¢xf2 (23.£xf2 ¦xc1+ 24.£e1 ¦xe1+ 25.¢f2 ¦f1+) 23…¦xb2+ 24.¢f3

(24.¥c2 ¦cxc2+ 25.¦xc2 ¦xc2+ 26.¢f3 ¦xh2 27.g4 ¦b2 28.¢g3 ¥g2 29.¦d7 ¥c6 30.¦d6 ¦g2+ 31.¢h3 ¥f3 32.¦d4 ¦g1 33.¦c4 g5 34.¦d4 ¢g7 35.¦a4 ¢f6 36.¦a6+ ¢e5 (0:00:10) 23…Rxb2+)


One Response to “Strong-Move Chess Puzzle: Seirawan-Lobron 0-1”

  • Tara says:

    A little difficult to calculate but instincts say a queen sac is there and then one can calculate i like all the master games on chess king – just ordered the compkete opening discs in chess kng shop – it feels wow to know finally a program that saves me learning openings by heart :)

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