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  1. 17 Feb '07 16:00
    From move 18 I had a plan to fork the king and queen. I thought it was rather cool that I was able to actually do it.

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  2. 17 Feb '07 16:20
    advice: stop playing hope chess!
  3. 17 Feb '07 16:30
    Placing a knight on d4 looks like a decent plan even if your opponent avoids the fork, obtaining the d4 square and placing a knight there looks good, if the knight on d4 happens to fork king and queen than great but you shouldn't make plans that require your opponent to cooperate.
  4. 17 Feb '07 16:32
    problem is that white has no need to give up d4 square. at least not for free.
  5. 17 Feb '07 17:05
    You're right it wasn't a solid plan, but I wasn't just hoping my opponent would play along. From that move I didn't see anything else I could try for bettering my position or gaining material. It almost looked like a drawn game to me.
  6. 17 Feb '07 21:53
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    advice: stop playing hope chess!
    hey, if it works, then what's wrong with it?
  7. 17 Feb '07 22:24
    Because sometimes it doesn't. Like he said there was no reason to give up control of the square.
  8. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    17 Feb '07 23:17
    Originally posted by deeploser
    Because sometimes it doesn't. Like he said there was no reason to give up control of the square.
    Stop beating yourself up. It was a nice win, even if your opponent helped a little.
  9. 17 Feb '07 23:27
    I wasn't beating myself up. I was sort of happy that I saw a plan and tried to develop pieces around it instead of mindlessly moving pieces hoping I'll later see a solution like I usually do. I didn't expect him to resign, I have some games that go on and on even after a queen capture.