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  1. 04 Mar '12 23:16
    Show us your "own" best move.
  2. 04 Mar '12 23:18
    1.e4

  3. 04 Mar '12 23:31
    I've got many moves which tie as equally good. But OTB this is my latest "best move."



    34. Qd5-g2#
  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    05 Mar '12 02:23
    Originally posted by Artsew
    I've got many moves which tie as equally good. But OTB this is my latest "best move."

    [fen]5rk1/p5pp/2pP2r1/2B5/8/1P2Q2P/PN4qK/4R3 w - - 0 34[/fen]

    34. Qd5-g2#
    I apologize if this comes across the wrong way, but I think this move might have more aesthetic appeal if we knew what black played prior that made Qd5-g2# a brilliant move to conform the the "brilliancy dept." standard set by the OP .

    My immediate impression is that black simply blundered horribly, and white played the obvious move.

    It does conform to the notion of "best move", but I'm inclined to think that the nomenclature applies equally well to all mate-in-ones in any position, since all non-mating moves are decidedly inferior.
  5. Standard member yosiman
    Genius
    05 Mar '12 02:32
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    I apologize if this comes across the wrong way, but I think this move might have more aesthetic appeal if we knew what black played prior that made Qd5-g2# a brilliant move to conform the the "brilliancy dept." standard set by the OP .

    My immediate impression is that black simply blundered horribly, and white played the obvious move.

    It does confo ...[text shortened]... ell to all mate-in-ones in any position, since all non-mating moves are decidedly inferior.
    My immediate impression was that he was joking.
  6. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    05 Mar '12 12:25
    Originally posted by yosiman
    My immediate impression was that he was joking.
    Thanks! I think I had my RJHinds goggles on. Now at least I can laugh at myself!
  7. 05 Mar '12 12:51




    22. Rdxe6 and the follow up (25. Nd7) is one of my best RHP moments.
  8. 05 Mar '12 14:02
    Originally posted by yosiman
    My immediate impression was that he was joking.
    That is a nice wee combo Gutso. The joy of it being if it was OTB
    (I always think OTB chess) getting here I think I could see in my mind.

    White to play.


    And if I could not see a win at least I would have a perpetual.

    I often dive in saccing thngs if I can at the very least a perpetual.

    Botvinnik to his great credit admitted that when he played his famous game
    against Capablanca (Avro 1936) he saw the had at the very least a perpetual
    so went for the critical line. He found the superb win OTB after he got to the
    bit where he knew he had a perp. (A lot of writers fail to mention that and
    claim he [Botvinik] saw it all.)

    Art's joke lite up a wee light my dull brain.



    This pattern.



    Is there not a famous game that ended something like this.

    (Just the bones of the combo. There were other pieces on the board.
    I cannot recall the postion. Just the idea, the pattern.)

  9. 05 Mar '12 15:26
    Hi Greenpawn.

    Why is this mate next move? What about ...g6?
  10. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    05 Mar '12 15:38
    Originally posted by WanderingKing
    Hi Greenpawn.

    Why is this mate next move? What about ...g6?
    Check all checks.
  11. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    05 Mar '12 19:29
    Originally posted by Artsew
    I've got many moves which tie as equally good. But OTB this is my latest "best move."

    [fen]5rk1/p5pp/2pP2r1/2B5/8/1P2Q2P/PN4qK/4R3 w - - 0 34[/fen]

    34. Qd5-g2#
    Brilliant! It takes a keen eye to spot the obvious.
  12. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    05 Mar '12 19:29
    Originally posted by WanderingKing
    Hi Greenpawn.

    Why is this mate next move? What about ...g6?
  13. 05 Mar '12 20:35
    Originally posted by gambit05
    Check all checks.
    Ah! Right, thanks.
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