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  1. 02 Dec '12 14:52 / 1 edit
    Terry Mc - Pjoern RHP 2007



    But Black right at the end could have won. The knack is to head towards
    the White King and unpin the Knight.

  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    02 Dec '12 15:32 / 2 edits
    Here's the obligatory problem I quote when I see this stalemate/desperado idea.

    Composer Unknown
    White to play and win


    As noted, black could have put up a bit more resistance on move 8.
  3. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    02 Dec '12 15:36
    was fun watching them circle like that lol "ring-a-ring-o-roses!"
  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    02 Dec '12 15:43
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [b]Terry Mc - Pjoern RHP 2007

    [pgn]
    [FEN "6k1/ppp3p1/7p/6rP/7r/5R2/6KN/8 w - - 0 37"]

    37. Kh1 {White waits for Black's reply. If 1...Rgxh5 then resigns, if Rhxh5 then....} 37... Rhxh5 38. Rf8+ {Black cannot take the pesky Rook, if he does it's stalemate.} 38... Kh7 39. Rh8+ Kg6 {The Rook follows the King around as if joined to it by a piece ...[text shortened]... Kh4 {The Knight is now unpinned and the stalemates are off.} 6. Rd4+ Kh3 7. Rd3+ Rg3[/pgn][/b]
    Pefect material for my Monday morning chess study group. One of our group is a 9 year old playing in the US Scholastic Championship this weekend, and we have been showing him items like this for months now. Good stuff!