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BSCC - Best Game Autumn 2013

The Belfast South Best Game prize for Autumn 2013 has been awarded to Martin Kelly & Robert Lavery for their match-up from Round 2. Move 12 and Robert, as Black, sacrifices his Rook with Rxc3

Neil Green comments:

"A worthy prize winner!  An excellent illustration of Black's Rxc3 sacrifice in the Sicilian opening which in this case leads to the elimination of Whites e-pawn and the subsequent march of Black's centre pawns towards promotion.

White's 15. f5 allowed Black to make the piece exchange Bb3 which  together with Nc3 gave him a passed d-pawn as well. The rest of the game was played accurately and efficiently by Black. Further simplification by White only assisted his own demise."

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There will be a further Best Game prize awarded for the second half of the tournament.

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