Artwork + Self Mate + An Old Black Sac Against the Evans

Artwork + Self Mate + An Old Black Sac Against the Evans

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Artwork + Self Mate + An Old Black Sac Against the Evans

[/b]Pawn Shadow

Drawn by a mate of mine who I work beside.
He was doodling and I set him the challenge of drawing
a Pawn with shadow of a Queen.
In return I showed him how to screw the vending machine
and get free chocolate bars.

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Another amazing piece of artistry this time created on a chessboard with 9 pieces.
Don't you just feel sorry for anybody who does not know this wonderful game.

A joint composition by B. Lindgren and H. P. Rehm 1980.

White to play and force Black to mate him.
Every one of Black's moves is forced.

Delightful. And now this:

Instructive Moment No.412.

kerbouchard1100 - El Gran Senor RHP 2011

I liked the finish of this game which appeared on the Chess Forum
quite recently. White to play.

22.Qxh6 hitting the loose Rook 22...Rxf2. 23.Be8.

Covering the flight squares and setting a screened mate in one.

Black totally wrapped in his own thoughts missed it because in the
above position there is no mate in one on. White is threatening nothing.

23…Rxd2 24.Qf8 mate.

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The Chess world stalled during the 1914-18 World War and chess magazines
found themselves struggling to fill their pages so they turned to subjects
and games that otherwise may never have seen the light of day.

The provincial newspaper The Falkirk Herald published a few games
featuring a piece sac for Black v the Evans Gambit.

The British Chess Magazine got wind of it and it made the front page.

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The Evans in a nutshell.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5

Here (before Captain Evans discovered his gambit in the 1820’s)
White played 4.c3 to prepare d4 building up a centre.
Black then plays 4…Nf6 hitting the e-pawn and this is enough to
thwart White giving Black (theoretically) enough play.

So Evans reasoned 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3

White has lost a pawn but has played c3 with a gain of tempo and d4 comes next.

The three main choices for Black here. 5…Bc5 5….Ba5 5….Be7
5…Bd6 has also been played but I'm not struck on that one.

The November 1915 BCM discuss none of these.
Instead out comes 5…f5!

No games on RHP with this!! There soon will be after this.
I can only find one game on my main DB of 6 million games.

So I give you all three very entertaining games to feed you imaginations,
stir your dull wits and bring out the gambiteer that lay in the true soul of
every chess player.

These games I’m sure you will enjoy and as 99% of you are
totally crazy I bet you cannot wait to try it.
If you do and score a Black win then post it the thread that
I usually put up after I’ve done a blog.

First the only game I can find on my DB.
Joseph Henry Blackburne (who else but him) played it as Black in
a simultaneous display at Hastings in 1894.

Unknown - Blackburne

Now a game from BCM. They give no names.
It’s the weakest of the games as far as White moves are concerned,
never the less, it’s a stem to build upon. From tiny acorns…..

The second game and the White is alert to the dangers, he puts up
a much sterner test and this requires some sharp play from Black.

OK men. Get out there and sacrifice your grading points getting
me an RHP Black win and if the ghost of Captain Evans should appear in
your dreams shaking his old grey head and rattling his chains.
Tell him it was Swiss Gambit that put you up to it.

Edit: Research (I do that sometimes) has revealed the move 5....f5
was invented by a Mr Oscar Cordell.

Posted to The Planet Greenpawn

Show Comments (12)
Comments (12)

  • Posted 3121 days 3 hours and 14 minutes ago
    πŸ™‚ I added 5..Bd6 after I glanced at an MCO
    to see if it mentioned 5...f5. No. and noted they had
    a small piece on the awful looking 5...Bd6.
    The other three I already knew.

    I've changed it.

    Glad to see you are paying attention.
  • Posted 3121 days 5 hours and 21 minutes ago
    Standard memberKyplor
    As much fun as you have putting these together, some of us have fun poking at the holes.

    "The three main choices for Black here. 5…Bc5 5….Ba5 5….Be7 or 5…Bd6"

    New math? I see four choices.

  • Posted 3121 days 14 hours and 4 minutes ago
    i'm guessing you are civil servants...

    No we air traffic controllers - see blog.

    Things were quiet last week thanks to the volcanic ash
    cloud from Iceland.
  • Posted 3121 days 14 hours and 50 minutes ago
    That Lindgren-Rehm composition should be appended to all the "dead man's defence" threads - In the meantime I'm never expecting to win a game here by resignation again!
  • Posted 3121 days 16 hours and 17 minutes ago
    Standard membergreenerpawn
    nice doodle. i'm guessing you are civil servants...
  • Posted 3121 days 17 hours and 3 minutes ago
    Corrected πŸ™‚

    Added to Blog that opening was invented by Oscar Cordell.

    Thematic Tournament is a good idea but may lessen the
    shock value for the future if it become more well known.
    It's not given a mention in MCO 11.
  • Posted 3121 days 17 hours and 54 minutes ago
    Standard memberyashin
    Requesting a Thematic tournament!!!
  • Posted 3121 days 19 hours and 19 minutes ago
    Standard membertorten

    Now I just need to find me an evans gambiteer.
  • Posted 3121 days 21 hours and 10 minutes ago
    Standard memberJenn1482
    The whole article was a good read. Only one other thing dear...

    PGN 2 above: Unknown-Blackburne. You say on move 20 after ... Kf67, black resigned. Surely it was white that resigned in face of ...Qh3# right?
  • Posted 3122 days 1 hour and 14 minutes ago
    Standard membertomtom232
    Nobody on blitz seems to play it. I'm going to try it CC if I get the chance though.
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