Ruane-O’Boyle, Heidenfeld 2013-14

ruane-oboylle-2014An entertaining game from last weekend’s Heidenfeld match Drogheda-St. Benildus has been posted on the Benildus web site (The Madness of the St George–good title!). In the diagrammed position it’s Black to play his 14th.

The madness was all set in motion by 7. … bxc3 ??! (the ‘!’ is for entertainment value).

[Click to replay the full game.]

Update, February 13, 2014: Dónal O’Boyle adds a comment on the Drogheda C.C. web site, claiming that capturing the knight on move 7 is fine: “After 10.-Bc4, I should have played …-cxb2 11.-Bxb2 (others are bad)-Qa5+ 12.-c3-Nh6! and black is winning, for example: 13.-O-O-d6 14.-Bd5-dxe5 15.-Bxb7-Ra7 and black is ok.”

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4 Responses to Ruane-O’Boyle, Heidenfeld 2013-14

  1. John Gibson says:

    Another fine example of the Irish pawn centre!

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  3. Ciaran says:

    Thanks Sean. That was a fun game to play!

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