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  1. 03 Mar '07 16:16
    Inspired by the in progress game thread. I made a small tutorial that will work in ChessDB. Post yours here!

    Mate with king and queen vs king. Copy and paste as pgn game in ChessDB.

    [Event "Mate with king and queen"]
    [Site "RHP"]
    [Date "2007.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "?"]
    [Black "?"]
    [Result "*"]
    [EventDate "2007.??.??"]
    [FEN "8/8/8/5k2/3Q4/8/6K1/8 b - - 0 1"]

    {The king is in a box. The object is to make this box smaller and use your king
    to support the queen in mate. Be very careful of stalemate.[%draw
    arrow,d4,d8,red][%draw arrow,d4,h8,red][%draw arrow,d4,h4,red]}
    1...Ke6 {The king can go back and forth in these squares. The white king must
    give support.[%draw arrow,d4,h4,red][%draw arrow,d4,d8,red][%draw
    arrow,d4,h8,red]} 2.Kf3 {[%draw arrow,f3,f4,purple][%draw
    arrow,f3,g4,purple][%draw arrow,f3,e4,purple]Now the king is able to support
    the queen in pushing the opponents king back to a corner.} 2...Kf5 {[%draw
    arrow,d4,e4,red]} 3.Qe4+ Kg5 {Here you have the chance of pushing him back
    further. As long as he is on the edge of the board you can mate him with the
    support of your king.} 4.Qf4+ Kg6 5.Ke4 Kg7 6.Qf5 Kg8 {Finally a position where
    we have him cornered.} 7.Qf6 Kh7 8.Kf5 Kg8 {Just to show you stalemate click on
    the variation.[%draw arrow,f6,h8,red][%draw arrow,f6,f8,red][%draw
    arrow,f6,h6,red][%draw arrow,g8,h7,darkBlue]} 9.Qe7
    ( 9.Kg6 {Now the black king can not move into h7. Stalemate! You will want
    to avoid this![%draw arrow,f6,f8,red][%draw arrow,f6,h8,red][%draw
    arrow,f6,h6,red][%draw arrow,g6,h7,purple]} )
    9...Kh8 10.Kg6 Kg8 {[%draw arrow,g6,g7,purple][%draw arrow,g6,h7,purple][%draw
    arrow,g6,f7,purple][%draw arrow,e7,e8,red][%draw arrow,e7,h7,red][%draw
    arrow,e7,f8,red]This is the small box we were working for and now the king is
    finished. 11. Qe8# is mate and 11. Qg7#} 11.Qg7# {The king is supporting the
    queen. The black king can not move capture or block the check.} *
  2. 03 Mar '07 16:21
    Im downloading chess base right now so I can check this out.
  3. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    03 Mar '07 16:26
    Even faster from the starting position given:

    Black to move, mate in six




    Wulebgr - Fritz 9
    Mate with king and queen RHP, 03.03.2007
    1...Ke6 2.Kf3 Kf5 3.Qd6 Kg5 4.Qe6 Kh5 5.Kf4 Kh4 6.Qg4# 1–0
  4. 03 Mar '07 16:28
    Chessbase is a different program. It may work with that but I do not know.

    http://chessdb.sourceforge.net/ - Reduce confusion.
  5. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    03 Mar '07 16:31
    Originally posted by deeploser
    Chessbase is a different program. It may work with that but I do not know.

    http://chessdb.sourceforge.net/ - Reduce confusion.
    ChessBase works, as your posting is in pgn. The arrows do not show up, but the text and moves are there.
  6. 03 Mar '07 20:33
    Very basic tutorial. Nice work though.
  7. 03 Mar '07 20:45 / 3 edits
    HI I dont know if you made this thread for just that tutorial but I made one in ChessPad.

    Copy and see

    [Event "?"]
    [Site "For RHP"]
    [Date "3 March 2007"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "?"]
    [Black "?"]
    [Annotator "Ian Coetzee"]
    [Result "*"]
    [SetUp "1"]
    [FEN "r1bqk2r/3pbppp/p4n2/1p6/2p1P3/1BN5/PPP2PPP/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 0 11"]

    *


    I made comments I dunno if they pasted

    Blah it didn't work nm it.
  8. 03 Mar '07 20:51
    I was hoping others would post some as well. Wulebgr showed a faster method.
  9. 03 Mar '07 20:59
    I made a nice opening trap sort off, but seems I copied it wrong and didn't save it i will try to remake it...
  10. 03 Mar '07 21:11 / 1 edit
    [Event "?"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2007.3.3"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "?"]
    [Black "?"]
    [Result "*"]
    [Annotator "Ian Coetzee"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 (4... Be7 5. Nc3
    {With the knight protection the e4 pawn, black now cant afford to trade the knight for the bishop. It would lead to black loosing the pawn on e5.}
    5... b5 {Indirectly protects the pawn at e5.} 6. Bb3
    {Moves the bishop to savety.} 6... Nd4 (6... Nf6 7. d4 $2
    {Whites tries to take the centre and open up the game, but ends up loosing a pawn. If white immediatly tries to recapture the pawn with Nxd4, he ends up loosing a bishop, see continuation.}
    7... exd4 8. Nxd4 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 c5
    {Forces the queen to move and prepares c4(trapping the bishop).} 10. Qd1 c4
    {Traps the bishop. White looses the bishop early in the game.})) 5. Nc3 b5 6.
    Bb3 Nd4 (6... Be7 7. d4 $2
    {Whites tries to take the centre and open up the game, but ends up loosing a pawn. If white immediatly tries to recapture the pawn with Nxd4, he ends up loosing a bishop, see continuation.}
    7... exd4 8. Nxd4 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 c5 $1
    {Forces the queen to move and prepares c4(trapping the bishop).} 10. Qd1 c4
    {Traps the bishop. White looses the bishop early in the game.}) *

    Yay, im such a fool.