There’s not a lot of crossover between groups of chess and boxing aficionados despite the two activities sharing many similarities. For example, watching white’s queen movement at the end of this game brings to mind the famous Muhammad Ali quote, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Also, perhaps the best way to describe Bay Area legend Francisco Anchondo chess style might be referring to him as a knockout artist. See the game below and previous installments of Francisco Friday and I am sure you’ll see why.
[Event “Casual Blitz game”]
[White “Francisco Anchondo”]
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Nf3 c5 4.Bc4 h6 5.c3 d6 6.cxd4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Be7 8.Nc3 Nf6
9.O-O O-O 10.h3 a6 11.Bb3 b5 12.a3 Bb7 13.Bc2 Nbd7 14.Be3 Re8 15.f4 Nc5 16.e5
dxe5 17.fxe5 Nd5 18.Bxh6 gxh6 19.Qg4+ Kh8 20.Qf5 Ne3 21.Qh7#