Never over until the Opera singer sings!

Yip, Carissa (USA) - Foisor, Sabina-Francesca (USA)

The moral of the story is when you have a won position, do not rush! Double check everything! It is never over until the Opera singer sings!

White is nearly 2400 USCF and black is over 2400!

1 e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. a3 Be7 7. O-O b5 8. Bb3 Na5 9. Ba2 c5 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Nd5 Ne8 12. Nxe7+ Qxe7 13. Bg5 Qc7 14. Nh4 Be6 15. Nf5 Nc6 16. c3 Bxa2 17. Rxa2 f6 18. Be3 Ne7 19. Ng3 d5 20. f4 d4 21. Bd2 Rd8 22. cxd4 exd4 23. f5 Nc6 24. Nh5 Ne5 25. Nf4 Qf7 26. Ra1 Rc8 27. Rc1 Nd6 28. Be1 Rfe8 29. Bf2 a5 30. b4 axb4 31. axb4 c4 32. Bxd4 cxd3 33. Rxc8 Rxc8 34. Bxe5 fxe5 35. Qxd3 Nxe4 36. Qxe4 exf4 37. Qxf4 Rc4 38. Qd6 Qf6 39. Qd5+ Kf8 40. Rd1 Qb6+ 41. Kh1 Rc6 42. h3 h6 43. Re1 Rd6 44. Qe5 Kg8 45. Rc1 Kh7 46. Qc5 Qd8 47. Qxb5 Rd1+ 48. Rxd1 Qxd1+ 49. Kh2 Qd6+ 50. g3 Qd2+ 51. Kg1 Qe3+ 52. Kg2 Qd2+ 53. Kf3 Qc3+ 54. Kg4 Qd4+ 55. Kh5 Qd1+ 56. g4 Qd2 57. h4 Qd6 58. Qe8 Qxb4

After this move, white can simply play 59. g5 and mate is coming. With 10 minutes on the clock while her opponent has a little more than 2 minutes.

White decided to play 59. f6??

59...Qb5+

  1. Qxb5

60...g6# 0-1

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