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  1. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    04 Feb '14 19:29
    almost one move short of doing it.


  2. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    05 Feb '14 13:57
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    [b]almost one move short of doing it.
    Probably you meant: castled into defeat. GP will ahve thousands of games on that topic and may even put together another blog entry on that.
  3. 05 Feb '14 14:45
    Correct.

    I covered castling into mate in one on one of my early blogs.
    This is from that blog.

    Players castling into mate in one. I have found 116 examples of this on the 1400 database.

    I’ll show 4.

    Here is the shortest. 7 moves.

    Bobla45 - SammyJ, RHP 2008


    Next we see White winning easily but stopping mid-attack to defend a lowly g-pawn.
    He drops a piece and castles giving Black a happy choice of mate on g2 or h1.

    skullinator - TryorFail, RHP 2009 (16 moves)


    What comes around goes around - learning from your losses.
    In a safe and tepid position Tukumnieks castles and is mated on the spot.
    (we see this lad again in the next game)

    Tukumnieks - Blanca, RHP 2008 (11 moves)


    Here is the longest game (25 moves) it does appear that Black is going
    to do the check mating in this game.

    Note White’s ultra cunning 24th. move.



    Here he can play 24.QxR+ and Qf3 but no, he is waiting for 0-0-0.

    This is our hero Tukumnieks in action again, this time he knows the danger
    of castling without thinking.

    Tukumnieks - sameeh, RHP 2008

  4. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    05 Feb '14 15:06
    Sorry to have not remembered that...

    But a great choice of games. Cheers!
  5. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    05 Feb '14 15:06
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Correct.

    I covered castling into mate in one on one of my early blogs.
    This is from that blog.

    Players castling into mate in one. I have found 116 examples of this on the 1400 database.

    I’ll show 4.

    Here is the shortest. 7 moves.

    Bobla45 - SammyJ, RHP 2008
    [pgn]
    1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Bf5 3.Ne5 f6 4.g4 Bg6 5.Nxg6 hxg6 6.Bg2 Qd6 7.0-0 Qxh2[/pgn] ...[text shortened]... 5 18.f4 Qh4 19.Qf3 Bxf2+ 20.Qxf2 Ng3 21.Qf3 g5 22.fxg5 Qxg5 23.Kf2 Rg8 24.Nf4 0-0-0 25.Qa8[/pgn]
    Cool, thanks.