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  1. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    26 Feb '11 01:24 / 1 edit
    I just finished this blitz game and i thought the ending was rather amusing..

  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    26 Feb '11 01:39 / 1 edit
    It's amusing that black hasn't found the resign button.
  3. 26 Feb '11 12:04 / 1 edit
    Amusing to see what White missed on move 21.
  4. 26 Feb '11 12:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Amusing to see what White missed on move 21.
    Qxa8!
  5. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    26 Feb '11 13:19
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Amusing to see what White missed on move 21.
    It's easy to miss a shot.
  6. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    26 Feb '11 13:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Amusing to see what White missed on move 21.
    Qxa8!! Damn you GP, you always spot the killer moves don't you!

    EDIT: I was too sucked into the neat trap i was setting. 21..Qxb2 22.Bf6!
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Feb '11 15:41
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Qxa8!! Damn you GP, you always spot the killer moves don't you!

    EDIT: I was too sucked into the neat trap i was setting. 21..Qxb2 22.Bf6!
    And, noticing black would be mated if he took the queen, say he takes pawn with queen on b2, then qxr, kxq r-d8 is still mate because of the bishop.
  8. 26 Feb '11 20:38
    Doubled Rooks and a King without luft you always look for
    Back rank tricks.

    Of course it's easy just flicking through a game without
    actually playing it.

    Just had to check that h6 did not work.


    As Sonhouse points Qxf8+ works.
  9. 27 Feb '11 00:12
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Doubled Rooks and a King without luft you always look for
    Back rank tricks.

    Of course it's easy just flicking through a game without
    actually playing it.

    Just had to check that h6 did not work.

    [fen]Q4rk1/p4pp1/3R3p/6B1/8/8/qP3PP1/3R3K w - - 0 22[/fen]
    As Sonhouse points Qxf8+ works.
    Even if h6 "did work" then white would still be "up" a bishop after qxf8 and moving the bishop
  10. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    28 Feb '11 02:38
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Doubled Rooks and a King without luft you always look for
    Back rank tricks.

    Of course it's easy just flicking through a game without
    actually playing it.

    Just had to check that h6 did not work.

    [fen]Q4rk1/p4pp1/3R3p/6B1/8/8/qP3PP1/3R3K w - - 0 22[/fen]
    As Sonhouse points Qxf8+ works.
    You are the 4th person I've heard use the term "Luft" for space. Is this a common chess term? I speak a bit of German so I understand air=space.
  11. 28 Feb '11 12:06
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    You are the 4th person I've heard use the term "Luft" for space. Is this a common chess term? I speak a bit of German so I understand air=space.
    Yep, it's a common chess term. Maybe because a lot of great chess writers of old were German or spoke German terms like zugzwang en zwischenzug still stick.
  12. 28 Feb '11 13:22
    Picked up from books and hearing other players use it.

    The Germans have some good single words that can describe
    something that in English would take three of four words.

    The most well known is Zugzwang (or zuggers slang ) which loosely translates to:

    If it's your turn to move then you lose.

    SG posted an example of Mutual Zugzwang in the P & P forum last month.



    Who ever has the move loses.

    It is possible that Lasker or Tarrasch introduced the term 'luft' into the
    English language. Lasker is credited with first using zugzwang in English.
  13. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    28 Feb '11 17:50
    Thanks GP and Gat.