Hi again, today we are going to see the finish of the "miniature
" game between Isaias Pleci and Lucius Endzelins. Here was the position
where we left off last week:
Last week, Pleci served up a generous helping of chess pieces for dinner: a bishop and a knight! But Endzelins sent them back to the chef, and asked for a rook instead!
White's problem is that 12.Be8+ leads nowhere after 12...Kf8. White can then give a discovered check by moving the bishop (like 13.Bg6+) but then Black would just gobble up the rook!
Instead Pleci found a way to get rid of the pesky bishop on e7 by serving up two courses of knight a la mode!
I guess those knights were a little too hot to eat in this game! The unusual thing about this mini-game is that the queens were traded as early as move seven, but even without the most powerful piece White still managed to create an attack on the king.