Originally posted by greenpawn34Sometimes people find religion at very inconvenient times!
"... but knows there is something on (say) a1 and knows it has to be a rook. "
However even OTB this 'something on a certain square ' can catch you out.
I had this formation in an Allegro game v The Scottish International
player Elaine Rutherford.
[fen]8/8/8/8/8/8/5PPP/5BK1 w - - 0 1[/fen]
I played a sac-sac combo v her castled Queenside, ...[text shortened]... the
Rook on f1 to deliver Ra1+ and it turned into a Bishop right in front
of my eyes. 0-1
Originally posted by Shallow BlueThanks SB, that's good enough for me.
If it's any comfort, you're in good company. Grand masters have suffered from the same blunder.
Originally posted by greenerpawnDon't slouch at the board! Sit up straight, or better yet, lean over the board a bit. You gotta get that high angle to see everything clearly! Or if the table's too high, sit on a thick phone book.
I had a game where my oppo had a Knight on g1 and K on g2.
Later i played R- f3 (other R supporting it) quite pleased with myself, ... until he played Nxf3.
I didn't see the horse hiding behind the King!