Paulo comes up Roses

Our popular player Paulo Rosario has had a difficult season but he came up trumps with a beautiful win in the crucial victory against Athenaeum last week. Says Paulo: “I have been having a very disappointing season (missing wins, and failing to save some draws) so it was great to have my first win of the season. I made an unsound sacrifice in the opening, but my opponent allowed me some counter-play. My opponent had to sacrifice his Queen for a Rook and three pieces, usually not a bad deal but his remaining pieces were very uncoordinated. The king was also exposed and it wasn’t that difficult to convert. So it was nice to have my first win of the season in such an important match…in March!”

(The pgn misses Paulo’s final move but as you can all see Qf4 sealed the deal.)

 

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