John Nunn and Mark Hebden - Akshat Chandra - Chess

To Take, or Not to Take?

I came across a game between British GMs John Nunn (left) and Mark Hebden from the recently concluded World Seniors Championship. There was a very neat finish to the game, and so I thought I’ll share it.

In a lost endgame position, Hebden tried his last chance with …Rg1:

How should White react?

A) Kxg1 – Capture Black’s Rook, or

B) Kf3 – Decline the sacrifice?

Happy Solving! Enjoy!

TS7

6 Comments

  • Vishal

    Reply Reply November 9, 2014

    …(deleted to avoid being a spoiler)… P.S. I am 11

    • Akshat

      Reply Reply November 12, 2014

      Yup, you’re right, Vishal!
      Good Job!

  • P Chandna

    Reply Reply November 10, 2014

    …(deleted to avoid being a spoiler)…and white wins 🙂

    • Akshat

      Reply Reply November 12, 2014

      That’s correct, Priyav.
      Good Job!

  • Shreyam Mishra

    Reply Reply November 11, 2014

    Hi Akshat! I have been following your blogs for quite a while now and I really love them! Keep them coming !

    As for the solution, I don’t think I should take any credit as I had seen the game already, but I’ll take it.

    55…(deleted to avoid being a spoiler)…to win.

    Wishing you all the luck in future,
    Shreyam

    • Akshat

      Reply Reply November 12, 2014

      You’re right, Shreyam!
      Thanks for the kind words.
      Akshat

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