Chess Pieces Celebrate a Goal

Chess Pieces Celebrate a Goal

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Chess Pieces Celebrate a Goal

Went to London for a day trip and an excuse to visit the Chess & Bridge Centre.

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I bought loads of chess goodies but whilst I was away my chess pieces binged
themselves on Premier League Football. Now every time they capture a piece
the all the run to corner to celebrate. Here a Knight has just take a red pawn.

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Somewhere in the following moves an unpunished mistake was made.

A Tarling - M. Quinn, The UK 4NCL Online 2021

Did you spot it? It is one of those if you have not seen the idea before then it can
easily be missed. Especially amongst non-professional players whose online 2D
vision may not be as sharp as their 3D vision. (or indeed visa versa). As we will
see White missed the winning idea for three moves so things here to be learned.

I’ll now give a couple examples from RHP games of the same idea being missed

jecidi - Colgorm RHP 2012

White played 1.Ke4 the game was draw. As we now know. 1.b5 wins.

Ad Parnassum - Dommersnes RHP 2014

White played 1. Kxc3 and lost. The winning move is 1.g5 with the above mentioned idea.
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Try this one . White to play and mate Black.
'Anon' The Scotsman, 9th December, 1933.

There are a few conditions.
You are not allowed to move the White Rook.
You are not allowed to move the White King.
And the White pawn is not allowed to promote.

I did it (eventually) in 21 moves - solution at the bottom.
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Surprisingly No! Here are the moves leading to this possible blunder just waiting to happen.

And now as mentioned, an RHP game with 9.Kf1.

Cachisss - pilom RHP 2014

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Mate Black without moving either or the King or Rook and no pawn promotion.

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