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  1. 06 May '12 13:57
    After 23rd move White could hold a draw by perpetual check, but (in blitz by the way, 6+0) he decided to pursue Black King.

    And eventually White lost.
    Between 29ht and 31st move - he could have played better all right, but was there a win?


  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 May '12 14:28
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    After 23rd move White could hold a draw by perpetual check, but (in blitz by the way, 6+0) he decided to pursue Black King.

    And eventually White lost.
    Between 29ht and 31st move - he could have played better all right, but was there a win?


    [pgn]1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bd7 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. O-O e6 8. f4 Be7 9. Be3 O-O 10. f ...[text shortened]... Bc4 Qxc2 31. Rg3+ Kf8 32. Qh6+ Ke7 33. Bb3 Qe2 34. Rd1 Rxg3 35. hxg3 Qxe4 36. Rg1 Qxf5 0-1[/pgn]
    He had one try with 32 B-b3, setting up a mate threat.
  3. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    06 May '12 18:19
    I don't see any way to even force a draw by perpetual check. First of all, perpetual check only applies to the king; perpetually attacking the queen is not perpetual check. Second, when White plays Rb1, Black can prepare to get his queen out of the way with Qa3.
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 May '12 18:30 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Natural Science
    I don't see any way to even force a draw by perpetual check. First of all, perpetual check only applies to the king; perpetually attacking the queen is not perpetual check. Second, when White plays Rb1, Black can prepare to get his queen out of the way with Qa3.
    He was talking about when he was checking the king, the king comes up, he rechecks the king goes back and so forth, the king comes up to save the pawn and they bounce back and forth like that. If he got the pawn it would have been an unavoidable perpet.

    Like around move 23.

    And instead of 24 R-a1, he could have gone R-e1, setting up possible rook checks which could have ended it in a few moves. R e1, e3, g3+...
  5. 07 May '12 01:48
    A good try for white would be to forget about the hanging bishop and go all in with 32. Qxf6, threatening both 33. Qxf7# and 33. Qxd6+ Ke8 34 Rxg8#. Black seems to be in big trouble after that.

    Your move allowed the black king to find a safe square in e7 and keep the f6 pawn for defense.
  6. 07 May '12 02:13
    I missed that! :'(