Tactics Time Chess Newsletter: Queen of Katwe

Published: Sun, 09/18/16

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Queen of Katwe

In chess the small one can become the big one. ~ Young girl showing Phiona how to play chess in the Queen of Katwe movie trailer

tactics position x
his position comes from the game Eric Hansen (Canada) - Andrei Zhigalko (Belarus), Baku Olympiads, round 6, played September 8, 2016.
   In the position on the right it is White to move
   Answer below.

   I am going to an advanced screening of "The Queen of Katwe" tomorrow!  

   I mentioned this movie back in May in a Newsletter called "Crazy Mate in One", which you can read here:  http://archive.aweber.com/tacticstime/CbASW/h/Tactics_Time_Chess_Newsletter_.htm

   I saw some ads for the movie during the Olympics and have seen some ads online, and I think it looks really good.

   If anyone in the Denver area is interested in going, there might be a few more free tickets available for the advanced screening.  Brian Wall is organizing this outing.  So let me or Brian know.

   The movie is Monday, September 19 at 5:00PM at the UA Denver Pavilions theatre. Following the screening, there is a live satellite Q&A session with Director Mira Nair and actors Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo – attendees will have the opportunity to tweet questions to ask the talent during the event.
   Here is a blurb from a press release that USCF sent out:

   Queen of Katwe is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

   Should be fun!
   Here is the complete game:
[Event "Chess Olympiad"]
[Site "Baku AZE"]
[Date "2016.09.08"]
[EventDate "2016.09.02"]
[Round "6.5"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Eric Hansen"]
[Black "Andrey Zhigalko"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2582"]
[BlackElo "2591"]
[PlyCount "67"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6
7. g4 Be7 8. g5 Nfd7 9. Be3 b5 10. a3 Bb7 11. h4 Nb6 12. Qd2
N8d7 13. O-O-O Rc8 14. Rh3 Qc7 15. h5 Nc4 16. Bxc4 Qxc4
17. Rdh1 b4 18. axb4 Qxb4 19. g6 h6 20. gxf7+ Kxf7 21. Rf3+
Bf6 22. Rg1 Ne5 23. Qe2 Nxf3 24. Qxf3 Ke7 25. Nce2 Rhe8
26. Qg4 Kd7 27. Kb1 Kc7 28. e5 Kd7 29. exf6 gxf6 30. Qg7+ Re7
31. Qxf6 Bd5 32. Nf4 Rb8 33. Qxe7+ Kxe7 34. Nxd5+ 1-0

   You can play through this game here:  http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1832812

   28.e5!! and Black loses the bishop since either 28...dxe5 or 28...Bxe5 is met with the discovered check 29.Nxe6+! and the black queen is lost.

   Thanks to Raymond Labelle who sent this tactic to me!

   Happy Tactics!
   Your Friend,

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