This very interesting position for a Chess King hunt is taken from the match Emil Sutovsky-Ilia Smirin. The match was in Tel Aviv, 2002. Having got a strong position, White found the magic move that made Black resign immediately. White had a strong attack going. What was White’s magic move and why did Black resign? Check your answer with the super Chess King applet in the extended post.


Sutovsky Emil (ISR) (2651) – Smirin Ilia (ISR) (2664)

Result: 1-0
Site: Tel Aviv (Israel)
Date: 2002
[…] 1.e4 c5 2.¤c3 ¤c6 3.¤f3 e5 4.¥c4 d6 5.d3 ¥e7 6.O-O ¤f6 7.¤g5 O-O 8.f4 exf4 9.¥xf4 h6 10.¤f3 ¥e6 11.¤d5 ¥xd5 12.exd5 ¤a5 13.¤h4 b5 14.¤f5 bxc4 15.¥xh6 gxh6 16.¤xh6+ ¢h7 17.¤f5 cxd3 18.£xd3 ¢h8 19.¦ae1 £b6 20.£h3+ ¤h7 21.¦xe7 c4+ 22.¢h1 £xb2 23.¦e4 ¦g8 24.£xh7+ 1.e4 c5 2.¤c3 ¤c6 3.¤f3 e5 4.¥c4 d6 5.d3 ¥e7 6.O-O ¤f6 7.¤g5 O-O 8.f4 exf4 9.¥xf4 h6 10.¤f3 ¥e6 11.¤d5 ¥xd5 12.exd5 ¤a5 13.¤h4 b5 14.¤f5 bxc4 15.¥xh6 gxh6 16.¤xh6+ ¢h7 17.¤f5 cxd3 18.£xd3 ¢h8 19.¦ae1 £b6 20.£h3+ ¤h7 21.¦xe7 c4+ 22.¢h1 £xb2 23.¦e4 ¦g8 24.£xh7+
(24…¢xh7 25.¦h4+ ¢g6 26.¦h6+ ¢g5 27.h4+ ¢g4 28.¤e3+ ¢g3 29.¦f3# (0:00:03) 24.Qxh7+)