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  1. 11 Feb '12 16:11 / 1 edit
    More games from the 2012 Championship featuring a 4 move mate,
    the first stalemate, an awazing swindle, The Siberian trap,
    Checkmate from a clear blue sky, a classy Assassin Pawn mate....

    Dark Globe - jjrancourt
    talzamir - fridaypub
    fishedout - Mcdave78
    raiox - jhpoletti
    odoodsdudes - Raampje
    Rotti - HFRJPcheck
    kdl88 - arash & DreamKrusher - arash
    Jardreamer - ehenes
    Lawrence Schofield - Mountain man
    S0AP - MEGASERV

    Blog 4
  2. 11 Feb '12 19:17
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    More games from the 2012 Championship featuring a 4 move mate,
    the first stalemate, an awazing swindle, The Siberian trap,
    Checkmate from a clear blue sky, a classy Assassin Pawn mate....

    Dark Globe - jjrancourt
    talzamir - fridaypub
    fishedout - Mcdave78
    raiox - jhpoletti
    odoodsdudes - Raampje
    Rotti - HFRJPcheck
    kdl88 - arash & DreamKrusher ...[text shortened]... h
    Jardreamer - ehenes
    Lawrence Schofield - Mountain man
    S0AP - MEGASERV

    Blog 4
    Surelyin your mate in 4,Black has one more move 4....Ke7
  3. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    11 Feb '12 23:05
    Originally posted by deenny
    Surelyin your mate in 4,Black has one more move 4....Ke7
    Mate in 6, not 4. 4 ..... Ke7 5 Bxg5+ Nf6 6 Bxf6 mate.
  4. 12 Feb '12 02:54 / 2 edits
    That was me choping and changing without correcting the text.
    (blame Russ, the letters kept fallen down, it put me off.)

    Originally I had this in.

    tamperman Keith175 RHP Ch. 2012 Game 9039454
    Which is indeed a mate in four. But I was thinking you had seen
    too many Scholars Mates so pulled it for a Fool's Mate.



    The are nearly two dozen Scholars type Mate with both colours including this.

    Fred Ryan - ebbie RHP Ch. 2012

    Black sets the Blackburne Shilling Trap. It fails.
    Black gets Schoolboy mated

  5. 12 Feb '12 03:55
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    First h7 bishop sacrifice.

    Game 9040997
  6. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    12 Feb '12 04:29
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    [b]First h7 bishop sacrifice.

    Game 9040997
    [/b]
    I had one though it's pretty obvious to anyone who has Vukovic's Art of Attack in Chess:Game 9039947

    All the conditions on p. 123 are fulfilled.
  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    12 Feb '12 12:14
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    I had one though it's pretty obvious to anyone who has Vukovic's Art of Attack in Chess:Game 9039947

    All the conditions on p. 123 are fulfilled.
    I hope you don't mind, but this is a beautiful example worthy of posting. Newer players can learn from this:

  8. 12 Feb '12 15:00 / 1 edit
    Hang on a minute.

    Marauder No1 is buying and actually reading his chess books.
    Why does he not just simply buy them and leave them unread like the rest.

    I've checked TOS. Nothing.
    This buying and studying chess books should be against TOS.
    99% of the other players on here think it is against TOS.

    ---------------------------

    I'll have to have a word with MadKnight. (I wonder if he is any relation to MadRook?)

    Not quite a Bxh7+ Classical Whammo. But White made a right meal out of it.

    MadKnight - fubsy RHP Ch. 2012



    and in Frostbite99 - MadKnight RHP Ch. 2012.


    Here Black played 27...fxg2+ White resigned 6 moves later.
    There may be a better move.
  9. 12 Feb '12 15:28
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I'll have to have a word with MadKnight. (I wonder if he is any relation to MadRook?)
    No comment. (You can only get into trouble responding to these things.)

    And yeah, people who actually read their chess books have an unfair advantage.
  10. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    12 Feb '12 18:42
    I was hoping my 25,000th RHP move played with checkmate would be Championship blog worthy (it was done in one of my 2012 championship games)

    I will try to do something cooler for move 50,000 to try and get in - maybe smothered mate!
  11. 12 Feb '12 19:13
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    I had one though it's pretty obvious to anyone who has Vukovic's Art of Attack in Chess:Game 9039947

    All the conditions on p. 123 are fulfilled.
    Really nice.But what if black returns the piece with 15.... Be4?Pawn down but is that resignable?

    Am I missing some cunning continuation?
  12. 12 Feb '12 21:40
    It was a championship game. OK next time.
  13. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    12 Feb '12 23:08
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hang on a minute.

    Marauder No1 is buying and actually [b]reading
    his chess books.
    Why does he not just simply buy them and leave them unread like the rest.

    I've checked TOS. Nothing.
    This buying and studying chess books should be against TOS.
    99% of the other players on here think it is against TOS.
    Funny you should say that. Bought a chess book for the first in a long time from a secondhand book shop.

    Master Chess - A Course in 21 Lessons.

    A large chunk of it written by a member of this site.

    Determined to break the habits of a lifetime and actually read it, with a chess set out n everything. Problem is, I don't have a chess set. Suppose I could do the jail thing and whittle a set out of an old chair.

    Or just buy one.
  14. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    12 Feb '12 23:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Wilfriedva
    Really nice.But what if black returns the piece with 15.... Be4?Pawn down but is that resignable?

    Am I missing some cunning continuation?
    I think you are right, and I didn't see that at first- but should have!

    I'm thinking that neither player noticed ...Be4 because the point of the move is a backward effect on the h7 square. White is still clearly better, but I bet black would have played on if he had noticed.

    On the other hand, he may have just decided that a difficult defense a pawn down wasn't worth the effort, and cut his losses.

    EDIT: It is entirely possible that black was also familiar with the theme, and beat himself up emotionally so much that he "believed" the attack and did not rationally look for the best defense.

    Sometimes a player can "know too much", and make a judgment on a familiar position without noticing a salient feature that changes the evaluation. In this case, I think that describes a few of us, and it's a reminder to sometimes step back and question the "obvious", as sometimes the obvious is only part of the story.
  15. 13 Feb '12 03:56
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    I think you are right, and I didn't see that at first- but should have!

    I'm thinking that neither player noticed ...Be4 because the point of the move is a backward effect on the h7 square. White is still clearly better, but I bet black would have played on if he had noticed.

    On the other hand, he may have just decided that a difficult defe ...[text shortened]... p back and question the "obvious", as sometimes the obvious is only part of the story.
    Actually in the Art of Attack Vladimir Vukovic shows this defensive theme many times in the classic bishop sacrifice section.