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  1. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    07 Feb '12 14:50
    I have had a little mental goal for a while, that I would like to play a checkmate for my 25,000th move on RHP.

    Right now I am at 24965. So it is getting close!

    This is challenging of course because

    a) most people don't let you checkmate them
    b) The timing has to be just right

    So I will keep you posted - I would say I have about a 5% chance of it happening.
  2. 07 Feb '12 15:45
    Originally posted by TimmyBx
    I have had a little mental goal for a while, that I would like to play a checkmate for my 25,000th move on RHP.

    Right now I am at 24965. So it is getting close!

    This is challenging of course because

    a) most people don't let you checkmate them
    b) The timing has to be just right

    So I will keep you posted - I would say I have about a 5% chance of it happening.
    I believe checkmate in 25,000 moves will be a new record.
  3. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    07 Feb '12 15:51
    lol!
  4. 07 Feb '12 17:22
    Send me a game. Time a fool's mate so you get the mate on time. Put your other games on hold.

    Best, Steve
  5. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    07 Feb '12 17:39 / 1 edit
    I actually have a mate in one of the games right now 🙂 I am trying to get in my other moves right now, so I can play it, and hope my opponent doesn't resign before then, or a conditional move kicks in lol.

    Plus one of my own conditions was that I didn't want any cooperation from my opponent 🙂
  6. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    07 Feb '12 19:03
    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED 🙂

    Move #25000 21. Rh8#

  7. 07 Feb '12 19:28
    Well done. Incredible.

    Just as well you have stopped moving in our games.
    I would have mated you on your 25,0000th move. 🙂

    Very done young man. Smashing timing.
  8. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    07 Feb '12 19:37
    Thanks!

    yeah, GP, I knew I wasn't going to mate you for the 25,000th move, so that is the main reason I have been moving slow (not at all) in our games. (Although it is great if you thought it was because I was spending a lot of time doing analysis of the position lol)

    I wanted to get as close to as many possible mates in my different games, so if one person resigned, I could focus my energy on a different game!

    It worked out well! I looked at my opponents to see who had been mated in the past, so I could focus on those people!
  9. 13 Feb '12 22:50
    Originally posted by TimmyBx
    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED 🙂

    Move #25000 21. Rh8#

    [pgn][Event "2012 Championship"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2012.02.01"]
    [EndDate "2012.02.07"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "TimmyBx"]
    [Black "Freddie2008"]
    [WhiteRating "1891"]
    [BlackRating "708"]
    [WhiteElo "1891"]
    [BlackElo "708"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [GameId "9040810"]

    1. Nb1c3 e5 2. e4 Nb8 ...[text shortened]... 5 18. Qb4c3 b5 19. Rf5f6 cxd5 20. Rf6xh6 Qd8g5 21. Rh6h8 1-0

    [/pgn]
    Hi everybody. I'm new here.

    I'd just like to point out that I think it was a terrible idea for Black to use the g-pawn to recapture the bishop. If the king had castled queenside, it would've been alright because then he would've had an open file for his major pieces, but with his king right there, that's definitely too close for my comfort. The rule of thumb is to keep at least 2 (preferably 3) connected pawns in front of the castled king for protection, and recapturing with the g-pawn especially should only be done as a last resort in my opinion. As you can see that's, what led to Black's demise.

    If he had recaptured with the Queen, the Knight could've moved to d5 and chase the Queen around a bit, but it's a better alternative than ripping open the kingside.
  10. Standard member IQ
    13 Feb '12 23:05
    If he had recaptured with the Queen, the Knight could've moved to d5 and chase the Queen around a bit, but it's a better alternative than ripping open the kingside.
    10. Bxf6! was pretty much the time when black started to lose, but 10 ...gxf6 was forced. You're missing the obvious 10. ... Qxf6?? 11. Rxf6
    Though yes, generally you want to keep those pawns near your king connected, here black had no choice but to take with the g-pawn.

    My opinion is that Black should have provided better cover on f6 after 9. Bg5 with ...Be7.