Chess Game of the Day: Italian Game


One of my online chess games. White falls into a trap, grabs a piece, and loses immediately. Some annotations below . . .

11. Ng4 (I think 11. f4 is better.)

16. d4 (Or 16. b4 Bd6)

19. bxa5?? (White doesn’t really have any problems here. Swapping queens seems reasonable. It must be very tempting to grab the Knight but it results in a mate in 3.)

20. Kh1 (Or mate in 2 if White doesn’t interpose the bishop.)

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