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  1. Standard member paultopia
    High Priest
    11 Sep '08 22:52
    This should amuse people like greenpawn.

    Thinking process: Yes! I finally get to play a smothered mate!

    Oh... wait... that's not a rook, is it?

    Resign.

  2. 11 Sep '08 22:55
    Brilliant!
  3. 11 Sep '08 22:55
    LOL...sadly 21.Rf1 probably would have been winning
  4. 11 Sep '08 22:55
    Originally posted by paultopia
    This should amuse people like greenpawn.

    Thinking process: Yes! I finally get to play a smothered mate!

    Oh... wait... that's not a rook, is it?

    Resign.

    [pgn]1. e4 e5 2. f4 d6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. d3 Nc6 6. c3 Na5 7. Nbd2 Nxc4 8. Nxc4 Be7 9. fxe5 dxe5 10. Ncxe5 Bxf3 11. Nxf3 O-O 12. O-O Bc5+ 13. d4 Bb6 14. e5 Nd5 15. Bg5 f6 16. exf6 Nxf ...[text shortened]... f6 Rxf6 18. Ne5 Rxf1+ 19. Qxf1 Qf8 20. Qc4+ Kh8 21. Nf7+ Kg8 22. Nh6+ Kh8 23. Qg8+ Qxg8
    [/pgn]
    Pity, seems you could have gotten quite a formidable position with Rf1 instead of Qg8+.
  5. 12 Sep '08 00:50
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Pity, seems you could have gotten quite a formidable position with Rf1 instead of Qg8+.
    beat you to it
  6. 12 Sep '08 00:57 / 3 edits
    Superb. Going to use that game on next column.

    Reminds me of time I played Elaine Rutherford (2100 something)
    In an allegro game.

    I had a bishop on f1 - something like this.



    I worked out a nice 4-5 move combination attacking her 0-0-0
    position which culminated in Rf1-a1+

    It was at this moment (Rf1-a1+) that I realised I had a Bishop on f1
    and not a Rook.
  7. 12 Sep '08 10:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by c guy1
    beat you to it
    Not really, as you mentioned it for move 21 whereas he commented on move 23.
  8. 15 Sep '08 21:25
    Originally posted by paultopia
    This should amuse people like greenpawn.

    Thinking process: Yes! I finally get to play a smothered mate!

    Oh... wait... that's not a rook, is it?

    Resign.

    [pgn]1. e4 e5 2. f4 d6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. d3 Nc6 6. c3 Na5 7. Nbd2 Nxc4 8. Nxc4 Be7 9. fxe5 dxe5 10. Ncxe5 Bxf3 11. Nxf3 O-O 12. O-O Bc5+ 13. d4 Bb6 14. e5 Nd5 15. Bg5 f6 16. exf6 Nxf ...[text shortened]... f6 Rxf6 18. Ne5 Rxf1+ 19. Qxf1 Qf8 20. Qc4+ Kh8 21. Nf7+ Kg8 22. Nh6+ Kh8 23. Qg8+ Qxg8
    [/pgn]
    You are right. It did amuse old greenpawn.


    http://chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=290
  9. 16 Sep '08 22:35
    I don't think blitz lowers IQ points at all. In "blitz" games people don't make perfect moves and mistakes are very prevalent and pointing out a blunder towards the end of a game is absurd. You have not stated how much time is left which is a HUGE factor in blitz chess!
  10. 16 Sep '08 22:47
    Originally posted by kmac27
    I don't think blitz lowers IQ points at all. In "blitz" games people don't make perfect moves and mistakes are very prevalent and pointing out a blunder towards the end of a game is absurd. You have not stated how much time is left which is a HUGE factor in blitz chess!
    Oh, come on. You don't really think he was serious about the title of the thread, do you? He was just being funny.
  11. 16 Sep '08 23:39
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    Oh, come on. You don't really think he was serious about the title of the thread, do you? He was just being funny.
    I think so too, however, there is an element of truth in it.

    Too much blitz gives you loads of bad habits for real OTB play.
    Moving too fast coupled with scant and shody analysis.
  12. 17 Sep '08 00:50
    1+

    Blitz does have benefit though. Blitz is good when exploring new openings to try new moves and see what positions you like and what positions you do not like. Same goes for move variations.
  13. 17 Sep '08 07:01
    Originally posted by kmac27
    1+

    Blitz does have benefit though. Blitz is good when exploring new openings to try new moves and see what positions you like and what positions you do not like. Same goes for move variations.
    How about a game old chap?