Francisco Friday for 3/25/22

In this week’s installment of Francisco Friday, San Francisco Bay Area Chess Coach Francisco Anchondo plays a delightful variation on a Greek Gift theme. Students of the game should take note that sometimes it’s better to play Bxh2+ and then Ng4 while in other positions, such as in today’s game, the inverse order is preferable.

[Event “Casual Blitz game”]

[Site “?”]

[Date “2022.02.15”]

[Round “?”]

[White “Anonymous”]

[WhiteElo “?”]

[Black “Francisco Anchondo”]

[BlackElo “?”]

[Result “0-1”]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Bc4 Nxf3+ 5.Qxf3 Nf6 6.Qb3 d5 7.exd5 Bd6 8.O-O

O-O 9.Re1 e4 10.d3 Ng4 11.dxe4 Bxh2+ 12.Kh1 Qh4 13.Qh3 Nxf2+ 14.Kxh2


For more on the Bird Variation in the Ruy Lopez (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4 ) please refer to Francisco Friday for 3/4/2022.

Published by chessmusings

Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as led multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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