|John Garnett - SM|
Black to move
24 ...Bh4! would have given Black a decisive advantage. This denies White the important defensive resource of Qf2 (as played at a key moment in the game). The threat is 22 ...Rxf3 23 Rxf3 Qxf3 and the white king will be checkmated very soon. A sample line would end with 24 ...Bg3+ 25 Kg1 Bf2+ 26 Kf1 Rg1 checkmate. It is the introduction of the bishop into the dark squares that makes all the difference.
Our final example of missed opportunities comes from the Rapidplay semi-final.
|SM - Matt Jackman|
White to play
|White to play|
What did I miss after 35 Qe6?
Tune in tomorrow for the final part of our series.