For those of you not in the know Dionisio Aldama is the second highest rated player in Arizona – as of this writing. He is probably as strong as most Grandmasters are – minus the G and the M in front of his name. During the final round of the most recent edition of the weekly Friday night action chess tournament held at the Chess Emporium in Phoenix AZ, Dionisio took the measure of his opponents and then firmly seized them by their chess minds and then violently twisted the chess life out of his opponents - in impressive fashion! The Friday night action is held at the Chess Emporium every week and is at least four rounds long - so if you are ever in Phoenix Arizona come pay them a visit!
It was this humble chess blogger’s honor to bear witness to an extremely exciting game as it was in progress – and then also to see another fine work of art produced by this extremely strong player – one Dionisio Aldama. I present a puzzle from Dionisio's short win over an extremely strong Expert. A game that is over and out in all of 16 moves! Well worth the trip to Phoenix!
Here is a wonderful tactic from one of Dionisio’s games - a surprising tactic in that he wins a piece in a quiet position and all because his opponent makes a "natural" looking move. This contest did not last long – he takes the heart of a 2150 rated player in 16 moves. Thus this game qualifies as "Chess Caviar"! In fact when I first played over the game I had to sit in my chair for a minute or two before it dawned on me why the player of the white pieces was resigning his game against Dionisio. When he tipped his King I am sure Dionisio was smiling.
2150-ish RATED VICTIM
BLACK TO PLAY & WIN A PIECE!
As Sherlock Holmes might say “Elementary, my dear Dr Watson”
But as all chess players know – the devil of a combination is hidden in all of those chess board details!
Make it a great day – Mr_theory.