From good position to game over in 5 moves!


In this super sharp position, black is fine. In fact, white must worry about her exposed King. However, in just 5 moves, black went from a good position to game over. Black inexplicably opened up her own Kingside and weakened her own position for no reason, especially when white has two Bishops pointing toward the black King.

So unless you see a clear path to winning, there is no reason to gamble and push your position to the point of no return. Black clearly self destructed in this position.

Abdumalik, Zhansaya (2428) vs Khomeriki, Nino (2347)
World Girls Championship Round 7

1 e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3 Bc5 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Bc2 Nxf2 12. Rxf2 f6 13. exf6 Qxf6 14. Nb3 Bxf2+ 15. Kxf2 Ne5 16. Kg3


17 Qd4 h5??

18 Bxg5 h4+?

19 Qxh4 Qg7 20. Nbd4 Nxf3?

20...Nxf3 21. gxf3