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  1. 07 Mar '13 15:43
    From a recent game of mine (Game 9887724), black to play and win:

  2. 07 Mar '13 17:04
    Originally posted by VelvetEars
    From a recent game of mine (Game 9887724), black to play and win:

    [fen]4r1k1/p1Q2ppp/5qb1/3p4/1n1P4/1Pb2N1P/P2R1PP1/2K2BR1 b - - 1 18[/fen]
    I saw it the instant i saw the position... Is it good or bad that saw the move before noticing blacks light sqaure bishop?
  3. 07 Mar '13 18:07
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    I saw it the instant i saw the position... Is it good or bad that saw the move before noticing blacks light sqaure bishop?
    Not to take away from your game. It is a beauty but it struck me right away... Just to clarify, it probably isnt an easy find for a lot of people.
  4. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    07 Mar '13 23:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by VelvetEars
    From a recent game of mine (Game 9887724), black to play and win:

    [fen]4r1k1/p1Q2ppp/5qb1/3p4/1n1P4/1Pb2N1P/P2R1PP1/2K2BR1 b - - 1 18[/fen]
    I would play 1....Qf5 threatening Qb1 Checkmate.
  5. 07 Mar '13 23:57
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I would play 1....Qf5 threatening Qb1 Checkmate.
    so would i ...
  6. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    08 Mar '13 00:04
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I would play 1....Qf5 threatening Qb1 Checkmate.
    I was looking at ...Qxf3, but maybe I need to look some more. I was just looking at ideas like a subsequent ...Re1+ and ...Nxa2+.
  7. 08 Mar '13 22:52
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    I was looking at ...Qxf3, but maybe I need to look some more. I was just looking at ideas like a subsequent ...Re1+ and ...Nxa2+.
    That was the solution I saw and played, white can decline the queen sac, but will have to shed a load of material in doing so. Have to agree and say that Qf5 will lead to a quicker forced mate as far as I can see.