The Board 1 match between David Spence and Shaun Munson in yesterday’s Norfolk & Suffolk Cup had an interesting finish. This was the position after White’s 24th move:
The game continued: 24… b4 25. c4 Qc5 26. h4 Rd4 27. Qg3 a5 28. h5 Bc6 29. hxg6 hxg6? (see diagram below)
After the game, both Shaun and David agreed that 29… fxg6 would have been better. The computer agrees!
30. Qh3 Bf8 31.Nh7! Be7 32. Bf8!! A great move and a difficult one to find across the board. Rh4 (what else?) 33. Qxh4 Bxh4 34. Bxc5 Kxh7 35. Rh3 and Black resigned.