The great escape

I love to be in Stockholm during the winter and when the snow falls I love it even more. The Rilton Cup is a very nice tournament that is played annually just after Christmas, but it is possibly my love for snow that is the main reason why I play there whenever I can. This year there wasn’t much snow, but on the upside, instead of losing ten or fifteen Elo-points, I managed to play a few good games. However, my most vivid memory of tournament is watching the following game, thinking: “that will not end well” (for Black) and then being witness the veritable Houdini act that came to pass. It’s instructive:

A fantastic and instructive game. I recommend anyone rated below 2400 to play through it more than once.