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  1. 01 Aug '09 21:35 / 4 edits
    Looking through one of my games in Fritz, I found some amazing tactics. This game was played in the world open. I had a winning attack, but in minor time trouble blundered and ended up down a piece. I had eventually lost, but on move 29 Fritz finds something spectacular...


    In this position, after being demoralized from blundering with 25.Nxe6+, and having about 9 minutes left on my clock to make the remaining 11 moves, I played 29.Re3 and resigned 10 moves later. Fritz, however, unearthed 29.Rxe6!! which amazingly forces a draw.

    29...Kxe6 30.Re1+ Kf7 31.Bxf6 Qxf6 32.Qh5+ Kg7 (32...Kf8 33.Qe8+ Kg7 34.Qd7+ Qf7 35.Qxd6) 33.Qg4+ Kf8 34.Qc8+ Kf7 35.Qxb7+ Be7 36.Qxd5+ Kf8 37.Rxe7 Qxe7 38.Qf5+ Ke8 39.Qc8+ Kf7 40.Qf5+ Qf6 41.Qd7+ Kf8 42.Qc8+ Kg7 43.Qg4+ and white, almost out of pieces, has a forced perpetual check. I've included it in the following pgn





    Fritz is an amazing tactician!
  2. 01 Aug '09 22:42
    to find tactics, Computers are goods, we know that, but I agree that is hard to see.
  3. 02 Aug '09 02:15
    man thats pretty deep.
  4. 02 Aug '09 04:35
    What about 26.Qxe6 Rae8 (don’t know if it matters which rook, that’s just the one I’d use) 27.Be3 Rxe6 28.Bxb6 axe6. White would still be down a pawn for a knight, but black would have 3 isolated pawns (4 actually, but two would be doubled on the b-file) whereas white has 1 solid pawn island and a secondary one that can at least lock in black’s b-pawns. Both players would have a little difficulty developing their rooks in short order, which might buy white enough time to start developing his pawn advantage in an attempt to overcome black’s knight and dark squared bishop. Still looks like a losing game, but it gives white good opportunity to force an error.

    Anyway, I am no master tactician. Just someone putting my two cents in.
  5. 02 Aug '09 06:59
    That is really quite incredible...thanks for posting.
  6. 04 Aug '09 03:47
    Originally posted by queen5792
    What about 26.Qxe6 Rae8 (don’t know if it matters which rook, that’s just the one I’d use) 27.Be3 Rxe6 28.Bxb6 axe6. White would still be down a pawn for a knight, but black would have 3 isolated pawns (4 actually, but two would be doubled on the b-file) whereas white has 1 solid pawn island and a secondary one that can at least lock in black’s b-pawns. Bo ...[text shortened]... ty to force an error.

    Anyway, I am no master tactician. Just someone putting my two cents in.
    26.Qxe6 loses to 26...Bxh2+. Funnily enough, I saw this initially when calculating the position, but after spending about 15 minutes on it I "forgot" my analysis and quickly played 25. Nxe6, instantly 'rediscovering' my blunder as soon as I let go of the piece