Murthy v. Jagirapu

This game was played in the Southwest Open 2023 that took place in Houston, TX. This was one of the first games I played after freshly coming out of chess retirement. I had the following position:

White to play

In the above position, Black just played the move h6. Can you punish Black’s last move and take advantage of the uncastled king’s position in the center?

Answer: Nxe6!! is the correct move! Ripping apart the protection of the black king and allowing all of white's pieces to spring into the game.

Aaditya Murthy

Software Engineer. Musician. Ex-Chess-Player. Boba Enthusiast.