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  1. 02 Dec '12 16:31 / 3 edits
    (This time I've spelt 'moment' right!)

    We go back to the year 1964 and the World Students Olympiad.

    G.Dahlin (Sweden) - K.B. Richardson (England)
    and this position appreared...


    and White sealed his next move.

    A little while later Dahlin got in touch with Richardson and said:

    "Let's do some analysis, Although I'm two pawns up I don't think I can win this."

    So with nothing to lose Black agreed and watched as White displayed some
    poor endgame technique and failed to find a win.

    "It's a draw." said White: "Do you want a draw?"

    "Yes." agreed a happy Black and went off to tell his mates.

    After the result had been posted WHite's sealed move was revealed.


    44.Kh4



    Despite this amazing piece of gamesmanship England won the match.

    Sweden 1½ : 2½ England

    Broström ½ - ½ Hollis
    Westman ½ - ½ Rumens
    Dahlin ½ - ½ Richardson
    Pihlgren 0 - 1 Wood
  2. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    02 Dec '12 16:46
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    (This time I've spelt 'moment' right!)

    We go back to the year 1964 and the World Students Olympiad.

    G.Dahlin (Sweden) - K.B. Richardson (England)
    and this position appreared...

    [fen]8/5p2/6kp/2r5/5P2/2r3PK/2PR3P/2R5 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    and White sealed his next move.

    A little while later Dahlin got in touch with Richardson and said:

    "Let's ...[text shortened]... s
    Westman ½ - ½ Rumens
    Dahlin ½ - ½ Richardson
    Pihlgren 0 - 1 Wood


    Black must have thought something was up. Who offers to analyse an adjourned position with their opponent? More to the point, who offers a draw when they're two pawns up??

    What should his sealed move have been? Rd6+ perhaps with the idea of giving up the c-pawn and doubling the rooks on the 6th rank.
  3. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    02 Dec '12 17:01
    Sneaky sneaky Swede, grrr
  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    02 Dec '12 17:25
    This is a situation where it would be entirely appropriate for RJ to weigh in about psychology. He carries on a bit as though it were the only tool in his chess tool box, but here it's a good fit.