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  1. 03 Feb '11 21:39 / 1 edit
    I don't normally post tactics from my own games (usually a little too self-congratulatory for my liking) but I recently finished up a game that had some "cute" little tactics thrown in there. Black to move:
  2. 03 Feb '11 23:07 / 1 edit
    What about 11. g3? nevermind, just had a closer look.
  3. 04 Feb '11 01:06
    Originally posted by chesskid001
    I don't normally post tactics from my own games (usually a little too self-congratulatory for my liking) but I recently finished up a game that had some "cute" little tactics thrown in there. Black to move:
    [pgn]

    1. d4 Ng8f6 2. Bc1g5 e6 3. e4 h6 4. Bg5h4 g5 5. e5 gxh4 6. exf6 Qd8xf6 7. Ng1f3 b6 8. Bf1e2 Bc8b7 9. O-O Rh8g8 10. h3 Bf8d6 11. Qd1d3
    [/pgn]
    Q-g2
  4. 04 Feb '11 01:32 / 1 edit
    Qg7 looks like it should work. I was a little unclear with the original position-- the actual tactic comes one move later. Sorry:

    [/b]
  5. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    04 Feb '11 02:58
    Originally posted by chesskid001
    Qg7 looks like it should work. I was a little unclear with the original position-- the actual tactic comes one move later. Sorry:

    [pgn]
    1. d4 Ng8f6 2. Bc1g5 e6 3. e4 h6 4. Bg5h4 g5 5. e5 gxh4 6. exf6 Qd8xf6 7. Ng1f3 b6 8. Bf1e2 Bc8b7 9. O-O Rh8g8 10. h3 Bf8d6 11. Qd1d3 Qf6f4 12.Nb1d2
    [/pgn]
    [/b]
    ..qh2+ NxQ..Rxg2+ Kh1..Rg3
  6. Subscriber davaniel
    1.Nf3
    04 Feb '11 11:56
    Nice. I think Exuma's solution's not right, unless I saw something wrong.

    ... Qh2+ 13. Nxh2 Rxg2+ 14. Kh1 Rxh2+ 15. Kg1 Rh1#
  7. 04 Feb '11 16:57
    nice indeed. almost looks like it should be one of greenpawn's 'classic mating patterns'.

    not to detract from your achievement but your opponent must have been suicidal castling into that open g file with the bishop pointing at g2, the queen well in the attack and the second bishop about to join in too.
  8. 04 Feb '11 21:59
    You guys got it

    And yeah, castling Kingside definitely wasn't ideal (nor was dropping a pawn for that matter). I didn't intend to post it as an achievement-- I just thought the tactic was aesthetically pleasing and thought others might like it.
  9. 04 Feb '11 23:36
    Originally posted by michael liddle
    Q-g2
    Edit: I meant q-h2!! The rest is a forced win
  10. 05 Feb '11 00:24
    "...usually a little too self-congratulatory for my liking..."

    Not at all, people are learing things, and if people don't show
    then how are they meant to see.

    Good game.

    Here is one with the same theme.

    White nicks back his gambit pawn.
    The tempo he gained with Black taking it was squandered with 3.e5

    Black reversed the roles and offered a pawn, the original gambiteer
    became the greedy one.
    White nicks a pawn opening up the g-file...

    The end give a clue to the solution to the above puzzle.
    Here we see it in it's rawest form, Chesskid iced the cake.

    vliet - diedjee RHP 2009

  11. 06 Feb '11 00:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by michael liddle
    Edit: I meant q-h2!! The rest is a forced win
    Isn't rxg2 mate in 1?
  12. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Feb '11 04:58
    Originally posted by erikido
    Isn't rxg2 mate in 1?
    Pretty much, the king can't go to g2 because of the bishop back on b7.
  13. Subscriber davaniel
    1.Nf3
    06 Feb '11 10:12
    Originally posted by erikido
    Isn't rxg2 mate in 1?
    How, and on which move, is Rxg2 a mate in 1? The mate in the original position as given by the original poster was as I described it, no sooner...
  14. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    06 Feb '11 14:35
    Davaniel is right, I got the beginning right but didn't close the deal. A little staircase to win