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  1. Standard member bosintang
    perpetualEditMonkey
    18 Jan '11 04:08 / 5 edits
    Great example of fighting for the draw from the Wijk aan Zee tournament happening this week:

    Vachier Lagrave, M.-Wang Hao
    Move 32 - Black to play




    White is threatening Ng5 followed by Qh7# and Black looks like his position is hopeless. How does he save the half-point?


  2. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    18 Jan '11 04:16
    Originally posted by bosintang
    Great example of fighting for the draw from the Wijk aan Zee tournament happening this week:

    [b]Vachier Lagrave, M.-Wang Hao
    Move 32 - Black to play


    [fen]2r3k1/1p2Bpp1/p3p1p1/bq1pP3/1n1P2PQ/1R3N2/1P3PKP/8 b - - 0 1[/fen]

    White is threatening Ng5 followed by Qe7# and Black looks like his position is hopeless. How does he save the half-point? ...[text shortened]... Nd3 33. Rxb5 33... Nf4+ 34. Kg3 34... Ne2+ 35. Kh3 Nf4+ 36. Kg3 Ne2+ 37. Kg2 Nf4+ 1/2-1/2[/pgn][/b]
    Wow! Genius 😀
  3. 18 Jan '11 12:09 / 1 edit
    Wonderful.

    Might make perpetuals from RHP a future theme for a Blog.
  4. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    18 Jan '11 13:45
    Apparently white missed 32.Bf6 winning
  5. Standard member bosintang
    perpetualEditMonkey
    18 Jan '11 20:42 / 3 edits
    Hey GP,

    Perpetual checks is a great blog theme, but don't forget that other great way to save the half-point:

    Enik-Eiffel Correspondence 1957
    White to play



    This position is from "Chess Tactics" by Paul Littlewood. It's by far and away my favourite chess tactics book.
  6. 18 Jan '11 20:45
    Originally posted by bosintang
    Hey GP,

    Perpetual checks is a great blog theme, but don't forget that other great way to save the half-point:

    [b]Enik-Eiffel Correspondence 1957

    White to play

    [pgn]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [FEN "2r3k1/R5p1/6Pp/5p2/3p1P2/4nP1q/5Q2/6K1 w - - 0 1"]
    1. Ra8 Rxa8 2. Qxe3 dxe3 {Stalemate!}
    1/2-1/2 [/pgn]

    This position is from "Chess Tactics" by Paul Littlewood. It's by far and away my favourite chess tactics book.[/b]
    Except its not forced. 2...Ra1+
  7. Standard member bosintang
    perpetualEditMonkey
    18 Jan '11 20:48
    Sorry, I corrected the PGN. I missed it myself when I made the PGN! Haha.
  8. 18 Jan '11 20:51 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by bosintang
    Sorry, I corrected the PGN. I missed it myself when I made the PGN! Haha.
    oh now thats better
  9. Standard member bosintang
    perpetualEditMonkey
    18 Jan '11 20:53 / 1 edit
    nm. We're all caught up. 🙂
  10. 18 Jan '11 20:54 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by bosintang
    Hey GP,

    Perpetual checks is a great blog theme, but don't forget that other great way to save the half-point:

    [b]Enik-Eiffel Correspondence 1957

    White to play

    [pgn]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [FEN "2r3k1/R5p1/6Pp/5p2/3p1P2/4nP1q/5Q2/6K1 w - - 0 1"]
    1. Ra8 Rxa8 2. Qxa2 {!!} 2... Rxa2 {Stalemate!}
    1/2-1/2 [/pgn]

    This position is from "Chess Tactics" by Paul Littlewood. It's by far and away my favourite chess tactics book.[/b]
    Whoops that doesn't work. I tried to make teh Qxe3 idea work and it failed.
  11. 18 Jan '11 21:01
    I'm sure the lads on here won't let me down.

    I'm expecting to see a perpetual check that is NOT a perpetual check.
    Players resigning when they had a perpetual or a player taking a
    perpetual when they had a mate instead.

    Looking forward to the hunt.
  12. 18 Jan '11 21:42
    Anyone,
    Continuing the next move in the simulation there from bosintang's first post, would it still be perpetual check if the white king plays 'Kh1'? I think if white plays 'Kh1' next, then black would eventually return to a hopeless situation because white can also have its knight block any potential threat from the black rook which would be a dangerous thing for black to do at any rate because of the position of the white rook...well that's how i see it, did I miss something?...
  13. 18 Jan '11 21:46
    Originally posted by Iere man
    Anyone,
    Continuing the next move in the simulation there from bosintang's first post, would it still be perpetual check if the white king plays 'Kh1'? I think if white plays 'Kh1' next, then black would eventually return to a hopeless situation because white can also have its knight block any potential threat from the black rook which would be a dangerous ...[text shortened]... use of the position of the white rook...well that's how i see it, did I miss something?...
    1.Kh1 Rc1+ 2.Ng1 Ne2
  14. 18 Jan '11 22:00 / 1 edit
    thx tom, but are we absoultely sure it won't allow white a free move or something to neutralize or delay this new threat?..like moving the white queen to protect the white knight for instance...
  15. 18 Jan '11 22:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Iere man
    thx tom, but are we absoultely sure it won't allow white a free move or something to neutralize or delay this new threat?..like moving the white queen to protect the white knight for instance...
    The only square the queen can go to protect the knight is under attack by black's knight so 3.Qg3 Nxg3+ and game over.