The Peruvian Immortal

As someone kindly pointed out to me on Facebook the best example of Boden’s mate is probably the Peruvian Immortal, a game won by Esteban Canal against an unnamed opponent. It’s nicer because White first makes a double rook sacrifice with 11.axb4!!.

I’m enjoying going through a lot of short games right now with my son and will shortly have the best source; a second hand copy of Du Mont’s Miniature Games is on its way to me right now from Amazon (it has long been out of print). Why discussions of openings and ratings replaced this pleasure I shall never know.


Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: