Books Over the board

Monday 7 November 2016

Second game on the board I made

A guy turned up on my doorstep yesterday holding a car battery and charger.  His name was Carlos and he was originally from Chile. He'd left his lights on in the Monkey Bay carpark across the road and flattened his battery.

I set up up the charger inside and started chatting with him, and before long asked whether he played chess. He did, so I offered him a small goblet of vino tinto and we had a game while waiting for the battery to charge.

1. Nf3 b6 2. b3 e6 3. Bb2 f6 4. e4 Nc6 5. Nh4 Ne5 6. Bxe5 fxe5 7. Qh5+ Ke7 8. Qxe5 d6 9. Qh5 g6 10. Nxg6+ hxg6 11. Qxh8 Kd7 12. Bc4 c6 13. Nc3 a5 14. e5 Ba6 15. exd6 b5 16. Bd3 Rb8 17. Ne4 Qb6 18. Qh7+ Ne7 19. Nf6+ Kxd6 20. O-O Qd4 21. Ne4+ Kd5 22. Nc3+ Kc5 23. Rfe1 Nd5 24. Qxg6 Ra8 25. Rxe6 b4 26. Rxc6# 1-0


  1. Be honest. You tampered with his car so you could have a friend to play chess with.