Meyrick Shaw v John Wilman
Devon v Cornwall, 2014/15 (Bd.11)
The star game of Cornwall's historic win over Devon. Imbued with the spirit of Morphy and Tal and hardly out of the opening, John Wilman is not content with offering one winning queen sacrifice but gives a repeat performance two moves later.
3.d5 is more critical (JW)
The London system (JW)
Quiet beginning (JM)
A typical plan against the London (JW)
This looks a great square for the knight (JM)
Covering the g6 weakeness (JW)
White seems to be building up pressure on the black king (JW)
Gold coin moment! (JM). He's fallen for it (JW) as clearly the queen cannot be taken.
Trust me, these combinations really do play themselves.(JW)
White has to play 20.d5 but it's not nice (JM)
The queen knows when it's not wanted
Of course this is wrong but the other king moves lost and white can be forgiven for being a bit stunned. 22.Kg2 Ng5 ; 22.Kh1 Nxf2+ 23.Kg1 wins 23...Nh3+. Moving the King to h1 or g2 is equally hopeless as the f3 knight is pinned and black just wins it. (JW)22...Qxf2#
This was the 2nd game to finish and paved the way for our famous victory against opponents who usually thrash us - a great team effort.
Notes by Jeremy Menadue (JM) and John Wilman(JW)