I don’t have a picture but Bob Bergmanis is a giant of a man, a former A Grade player (of Latvian extraction) who would now be in his 70’s.

Karl Zelesco (known as the “Z-Kid”) is a diminutive little boy aged 10 years.   Think David and Goliath and you will get the picture.   The two met in the “2010 Tuesday Autumn Swiss” at the Canterbury Chess Club and reached the diagrammed position with Black to play.

Perhaps you would like to take over the role of “David” and see if you can slay the chess “Goliath.”

[fen caption=”Bergmanis v Zelesco – Black to play.”]1k2rr2/ppp3pp/3b1q2/8/2Q4N/3PB1P1/PP3P1P/2R3K1 b KQkq – 0 1[/fen]

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The Z-Kid played 1…Rxe3!! 2.fxe3 g5! 0-1 as after 3.Ng2 Qf2+ 4.Kh1 Qf1+ 5.Rxf1 Rxf1#  Very pretty.

No doubt Karl will claim many more big scalps in the years to come.

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