Elegant win with a hiccup by Nico Zwirs
Nico Zwirs from Apeldoorn, who already has 2 IM-norms in his pocket, seems to be in good shape again. Today he won an elegant game against Dries Wedda. But there was big hole in it!
This looks pretty chaotic, but White's attack comes much earlier:
As Nico explained, winning was 30.g6 fxg6 31.Qxh6+ Bxh6 32.Rxh6+ Qh7 33.Rxh7+ Kxh7 34.Rh1#.
30...Bxh6 31.Rxh6+ Kg8 32.Rdh1??
In view of Black's possibility on move 34, here White should have opted for 32.Rg6+! Kf8 33.Bxd6+ Qxd6 34.Rh6!!. With this silent move White forces 34...Kg8 and wins after 35.Bxf7+ Kxf7 36.Rxd6 with his strong pawns.
32...Qxc2+ 33.Ka1 Re1+ 34.Rxe1
34...Nc4! covers the crucial pawn on d6. After 35.Bxf7+ Kf8 there is no check with the Bf4-bishop anymore.
Now White has a pretty finish:
35...Kxf7 36.Re7+ Kg8 37.Rg7+ is mate next move.
It's mate in two again after 36...Kxf7. Olé!