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  1. 02 Jul '10 23:51 / 1 edit
    Elamef37 v beatlemania RHP 2010



    sometimes you just gotta laugh, thanks Elamef37, for making me smile
  2. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    03 Jul '10 04:24
    Another great example of why studying mate-in-ones pays off. You never know!
  3. 03 Jul '10 12:42
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Another great example of why studying mate-in-ones pays off. You never know!
    yes i have to agree Paul. I have hundreds of examples from master games, where it is very very simple tactics, that have won the day. Infact it has led me to question the validity of very complicated tactical problems. Indeed one should not look down on the lowly pin, the knight fork or mate in one, two or three etc etc. I think, Martin Weteschnik, puts it very succinctly,

    'Chess is also an optical game and tactics are perceived in this way too. That is why the subjects of teaching should also be optically mediated! Visual comprehension means the necessity and capability to receive the most simple structures. Don't be too haughty not to start with these simple things at the very beginning. Here you learn real understanding and a true vision and not:" I thought the square could be occupied, but...". Most people 'think' chess and when it gets complicated even the elementary things cannot be correctly perceived anymore . Try to adopt right from the start a correct elementary faculty of sight!!

    Have the courage and patience to start with the basics! -Weteschnik
  4. 04 Jul '10 11:56
    Game reeks of underestimation by Black who appears,
    uncharacteristically, to have left his shooting boots at home.

    Just skipped through it.

    Wrong mind set straight away. Black to play.



    Black chose 5...Qe7. perhaps still thinking in terms of Black must
    equalise first and then try to win.

    5...Nd5. Hello c3. Hello d3. The Black Queen is now eyeing h4 with a
    King disturbing check.

    Here Black to play.



    I can see two undefended pieces. 13...Ng6.

    14.Qd4 pinning the Knoght to g7 look a move. But...



    I see a Queen on the same diagonal as the King.
    A loose piece on e2 and Nc6 coming. Something must give there.

    On we go. Black to play.



    Black fearing the discovered attack chose 20...Qc6.
    On discovered attacks or discovered checks look at ways of poking
    the main attacking piece. In this case the Rook on g3.

    20....Bf2 looks like it's going to win something.

    White plugged away and towards the end realised any
    pulling back from the 'attack' would mean certain defeat.

    Then, if you needed any further proof that the old adage;

    'Last to Blunder Losses' is true. Here is further evidence.

    Black had over 30 moves at his disposal but found the only
    move that allowed a mate in one.



    36...Rg8. Seeing the possible threat of White playing Rf6 but
    Black can ignore it. You must learn how to shut these won games down.

    36...c7 27.Rf6 Qd1+ 28.Kh2 Bc7+ 29.Rf4 BxR+ 30.QxB Qd6.

  5. 05 Jul '10 19:42 / 1 edit
    I can't see the whole board AND manipulate the game control buttons at the same time. (Of course, I'm referring to the board inserted by the thread originator.) Is there any way to change this? Why is there a large blank space between the two that just creates an unneeded separation?
  6. 05 Jul '10 19:49
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Game reeks of underestimation by Black who appears,
    uncharacteristically, to have left his shooting boots at home.

    Just skipped through it.

    Wrong mind set straight away. Black to play.

    [fen]rnbqk2r/pppp1ppp/5n2/4P3/1b1P1p2/2N5/PPP3PP/R1BQKBNR b KQkq - 0 5[/fen]

    Black chose 5...Qe7. perhaps still thinking in terms of Black must
    equalise fi ...[text shortened]... Bc7+ 29.Rf4 BxR+ 30.QxB Qd6.

    [fen]3r3k/pp6/2pq2p1/7p/2P2Q2/P6P/1P4PK/8 w - - 0 41[/fen]
    You see so many things when you just skip through a game. You must see scary things when you analyze them!
  7. 06 Jul '10 12:25 / 1 edit
    Hi MAx.

    Have had some incredible postions infront of me sometimes.
    Then have to retrace to see where I drifted off in fantasy land.

    It's brilliant saccing other players pieces in analysis and if I discover
    a brillo combination that is not quite sound - I still show it.

    This was just surface stuff. My note.

    "I see a Queen on the same diagonal as the King.
    A loose piece on e2 and Nc6 coming. Something must give there. "

    It may hold, there make a seaky pete move in there.

    and this

    "20....Bf2 looks like it's going to win something. "

    Looks like it wins the exchange which is not a 100% win on this site.

    Quick flick analysis.
    Main point was I having a stab at explaining why these things happen.

    Would put money on it not happening OTB. Blunders OTB
    and on here are different. Here they are more alarming and frequent.

    Without a doubt the beatle took his foot off the gas but he also
    has over 200 on the go so a slip like this every and then is expected.

    Had a quick peek at your games to see if I could
    find a fantasy variation. No fantasy variation but did spot this.

    Game 6814234

    You should have lost a piece in the opening. (move 7??).
    And there were quicker mates.



    24...Bf5+ 25.Bd3 Rxd3 looks serious.

    Although at that stage you were proably in cruise mode.