Victorian Sarah Anton, who is presently on tour on Europe, sent me this game via Facebook last night. And what a game! From her round 8 match in Saint Lo - here, she sacs a bishop as early as the eleventh move to eventually win against local Xavier Langlois.
Sarah enthusiastically tells me, "Look how the queen and knight worked together to restrict the two bishops and rook and the king to the back rank...it's [the] best game I think I have ever played".
Saint Lo International Chess Festival
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. f3 Bb4 8. Qd2 a6 9. a3 Be7 10. 0-0-0 b5 11.Bxb5 axb5 12. Ndxb5 Qb8 13. Nd6+ Kf8 14. Bf4 e5 15. Bg5 Nd4 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Qh6+ Kg8 18. Rxd4 exd4 19. Nf5 Bf8 20. Qxf6 Ra6 21. Qd8 h6 22. Nd5 Qb7 23. Ne7+ Kh7 24. Qxc8 Qa7 25.Qc4 Rf6 26. Nd5 Rc6 27. Qxd4 resigned 1-0
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Nice job Sarah. When you have a chance, take a look at 18 Ne8!!
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