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  1. 29 Jan '09 16:15
    This is a position I reached in a rapid (16+0) game on playchess (I was white):



    Black to move.

    Zugzwang!

    Here is the full game with my annotation:

  2. 29 Jan '09 16:22
    What if black just plays h5?
  3. 29 Jan '09 16:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    What if black just plays h5?
    My king is a very agile dancer, able to outlast all of blacks pawns, as you see in the game.

    AKA, Kf2-Kg1-Kf2 until black runs out of pawn moves.
  4. Standard member Alzheimer
    A brain like a sieve
    29 Jan '09 20:19
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    What if black just plays h5?
    here is just one line white can play:

    1...h5 2.b4 b5 3.Kf2 h4 4.Ke3 a5 5.bxa5 b4 6.Kd4 Ba6 7.Ra7 Be2 8.a6 +-
  5. 29 Jan '09 20:42
    Great stuff! 25. f4 must have felt pretty darn good to play. How long before that did you see it coming?
  6. 29 Jan '09 21:09
    Originally posted by Meadows
    Great stuff! 25. f4 must have felt pretty darn good to play. How long before that did you see it coming?
    I saw that his position was completely crippled after Nb5, but I couldn't see (or force!) Zugzwang. Even with White's improvements, though, I still have an amazing(ly won) position.

    It felt GREAT!