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  1. 16 Nov '13 23:09
    See if you can spot what Black missed after White's 31st move (Black won the game anyway).
  2. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    16 Nov '13 23:15
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    See if you can spot what Black missed after White's 31st move (Black won the game anyway).
    [pgn]
    [Date "2013.11.16"]
    [Round "8"]
    [White "Mamedjarova, Zeinab"]
    [Black "Corke, Anya"]
    [Result "0-1"]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 c5 3. f4 e6 4. Nf3 b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. O-O d6 7. c3 Nbd7
    8. Nbd2 Be7 9. Qe2 g6 10. e4 Qc7 11. f5 Nh5 12. Bc4 O-O-O
    13. fxe6 fxe6 14. b4 Kb8 ...[text shortened]... cxd4 35. cxd4 Qb1 36. Ra5 Rf8
    37. Kg1 gxh2+ 38. Kxh2 Rxf1 39. Be2 Rf8 40. Re5 Qg6
    0-1
    [/pgn]
    31. ... Rh8.
  3. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    16 Nov '13 23:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    See if you can spot what Black missed after White's 31st move (Black won the game anyway).
    31. ... Rh8 (sorry for the double post).
  4. 16 Nov '13 23:22
    Indeed. I'm surprised Anya didn't spot it as she's normally good at tactics. With the White king trapped in the corner, I think most of us would have thought "I must get a queen / rook to h2" and once you've thought of that the finish is easy to work out: