Chess Puzzle of the Week (134): Solution

Last week I asked you to guess What Happened Next in this game between Roger Scowen and Alan Phillips (Derby 1962).

Black played the clever (but rather pointless) 24… Be3, Roger, seeing the trap, played Qe1, and Black continued with Rg6??, oblivious to the fact that the rook on a2 defended g2. So Roger just played fxe3 and eventually won the game.

These things happen, especially in last rounds of tournaments. Make sure they don’t happen to you!