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  1. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    02 Oct '12 02:31
    If only he took that last rook. Then it could of been my Immortal game



  2. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    02 Oct '12 02:41 / 4 edits
    This is how it should've ended.





    I hate messing about with pgns
  3. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    02 Oct '12 02:49
    Originally posted by hedonist
    If only he took that last rook. Then it could of been my Immortal game



    [pgn][Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2012.09.23"]
    [EndDate "2012.10.02"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "paboya"]
    [Black "hedonist"]
    [WhiteRating "1564"]
    [BlackRating "1710"]
    [WhiteElo "1564"]
    [BlackElo "1710"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [GameId "9546037"]
    ...[text shortened]... . Bg5xf6 Ke7d6 17. Qc8xa6 c6 18. Nb1c3 Nf2h3 19. Kg1h1 Qc5g1 0-1[/pgn]
    Philidors mate! I think i've only managed to deliver that once. Bet that feels good
  4. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    02 Oct '12 02:52
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Philidors mate! I think i've only managed to deliver that once. Bet that feels good
    Yeh, this was my cherry getting well and truly popped
  5. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    02 Oct '12 13:25
    Originally posted by hedonist
    Yeh, this was my cherry getting well and truly popped
    LOL. I must have set it up 1000 times, only had one person actually allow it. It's such a beautiful mate most people actually remember how it goes, even very low rated players.
  6. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    02 Oct '12 13:51
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Philidors mate! I think i've only managed to deliver that once. Bet that feels good
    I thought it was called the smothered mate.
  7. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    02 Oct '12 14:12
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I thought it was called the smothered mate.
    There are lots of smothered mates, this wiki is quite interesting to see some of the other famous smothered mates...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smothered_mate
  8. 02 Oct '12 14:34
    Superb. Wonderful stuff.

    When you are sleeping tonight Philidor himself will stand by your bed
    and watch over you filling your dreams with pleasant pastures of a
    never never land where flowers grow tall and beautiful in an ever shining sun.
    (after of course paying a visit to RJ to piss in his slippers....a smotherd mate Pah!)

    A perfect example of pattern recognition in action.


    Black has played 11...Qe7 offering the Rook seeing the mate he will be
    delivering in x moves time.

    He did not calculate all the coming play. The pattern told him it was on.
    If he never knew the pattern, they is no way he would have come up with 11...Qe7.
    Bravo!
  9. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    02 Oct '12 19:12
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Superb. Wonderful stuff.

    When you are sleeping tonight Philidor himself will stand by your bed
    and watch over you filling your dreams with pleasant pastures of a
    never never land where flowers grow tall and beautiful in an ever shining sun.
    (after of course paying a visit to RJ to piss in his slippers....a smotherd mate Pah!)

    A perfect example ...[text shortened]... s on.
    If he never knew the pattern, they is no way he would have come up with 11...Qe7.
    Bravo!
    Playing Qe7 was the only move I could make, with mate on f7 threatened I had to give up the rook. But I did see that with my queen going to c5 and his own queen offside I had loads of tactics including the queen sac for mate which I saw as a possibility on Qe7. But I also saw that almost all my pieces were falling and my king was going for a walk so I suspected I had missed something. But as it turned out I think white is lost after Qxa8. Pattern recognition just about sums it all up. Seen so many examples in books and blogs(including your own) that it was easy to see the important tactic.
  10. 02 Oct '12 23:40
    Hi H.


    You had d5 and 0-0 but Qe7 is the best try.

    The point I was making is there is no way any of us can see a mate like that.
    How many moves...9 without knowing the pattern was there.

    It is I think the easist pattern to 'see' along with a common back rank mate.



    It is most likely the startling final position with the Queen sac that makes
    such a deep impression on all who see it.
  11. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    03 Oct '12 00:13
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi H.

    [fen]r1bqk2r/2pp1ppp/p7/1p2P3/8/1B3Q2/PPP2nPP/RNB3K1 b kq - 0 11[/fen]
    You had d5 and 0-0 but Qe7 is the best try.

    The point I was making is there is no way any of us can see a mate like that.
    How many moves...9 without knowing the pattern was there.

    It is I think the easist pattern to 'see' along with a common back rank mate.

    [fen]4R ...[text shortened]... rtling final position with the Queen sac that makes
    such a deep impression on all who see it.
    Strange thing is I had overlooked that his Qf3 move would attack both f7 and the rook. When he played that move I was very close to resigning until I saw the Qc5 idea. Even then could not believe that white could not counter sac somewhere when he was so far ahead in material and my king stuck in the centre.

    Strange game for me. I've been playing the open game a lot with black recently without knowing any theory. I've gone back to basics and am enjoying my chess. No more dodgy cure-all systems, hyper modernism or grandmaster openings for me. I wanna play barbaric chess. I am a simple highland lad after all.
  12. 03 Oct '12 00:30
    "I wanna play barbaric chess."

    Enjoy yourself, you appear to have what I call "Sackers Luck".
    I have it in spades. I depend upon it. Every game is a lottery.

    Some players sac and sac and sac and never seem to get any luck.
  13. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    05 Oct '12 19:54
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "I wanna play barbaric chess."

    Enjoy yourself, you appear to have what I call "Sackers Luck".
    I have it in spades. I depend upon it. Every game is a lottery.

    Some players sac and sac and sac and never seem to get any luck.
    Sorry, Barbaric means something else too me.

    For me barbaric means uneducated but not uncouth, simple but not a simpleton. Brave but not foolish.

    If trying to play classical chess in this internet world is barbaric, then so be it.