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  1. Standard member TippedKing
    Blunder Grandmaster
    25 Nov '07 07:14


    This position came up in one of my games this evening (not on this site anywhere). It is Black to move. Unfortunately for Black he elected to play Qxa3.

    Can you see the winning combination? The pawn grab was a game-ending blunder.

    There are many ways it could have gone, but the way it went in the game is:

    21.Rxf7...Kxf7, 22.Bxg6+...Kxg6, 23.Be7+...Kf7, 24.Bxa3...
  2. 25 Nov '07 09:17 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by TippedKing
    [fen]4k2r/r1pbqp2/ppn1pRp1/3pP1B1/3P2Qp/P1PB3P/2P2PP1/1R4K1 b k - 0 20[/fen]

    This position came up in one of my games this evening (not on this site anywhere). It is Black to move. Unfortunately for Black he elected to play Qxa3.

    Can you see the winning combination? The pawn grab was a game-ending blunder.

    There are many ways it could have gon ...[text shortened]... ut the way it went in the game is:

    21.Rxf7...Kxf7, 22.Bxg6+...Kxg6, 23.Be7+...Kf7, 24.Bxa3...
    it doen't look like Qxa3 was the blunder black was losing anyways basically anything but Qxa3 loses to Rxg6


    but congrats on finding a nice combo...I can't seem to come up with those lately...
  3. 25 Nov '07 09:31
    Originally posted by TippedKing
    [fen]4k2r/r1pbqp2/ppn1pRp1/3pP1B1/3P2Qp/P1PB3P/2P2PP1/1R4K1 b k - 0 20[/fen]

    This position came up in one of my games this evening (not on this site anywhere). It is Black to move. Unfortunately for Black he elected to play Qxa3.

    Can you see the winning combination? The pawn grab was a game-ending blunder.

    There are many ways it could have gon ...[text shortened]... ut the way it went in the game is:

    21.Rxf7...Kxf7, 22.Bxg6+...Kxg6, 23.Be7+...Kf7, 24.Bxa3...
    an interesting line that can come about if he takes the pawn later

    1...Rg8 2.Rxg6 Rxg6 3.Bxg6 Qxa3 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Qh5+ Kg7 6.Qh6+ Kf7 7.Qh7+ Ke8 8.Qg6+ Kf8 9.Bh6+ Ke7 10.Qg5+ Kf7 11.Qg7+ Ke8 12.Qg8+ Ke7 13.Qf8#