Aesthetic Final Position

In studying some lines of the Breyer variation of the Ruy Lopez I came across this game played earlier this year.

Here is the final position which is quite beautiful:

While Black can stop the pawn with 42…Bc7 White will then convert with 43.d6+ Bxd6 44.Nxd6 and there’s no way to stop White from queening.

These are the kinds of positions that keep me fascinated with the game of chess.

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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