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  1. 09 Aug '10 18:47
    neerajg - Arayn RHP 2003

    This is White's postion after 20 moves.



    10 moves later with the Queen side still undeveloped he wins
    with a Rook sac.

  2. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    09 Aug '10 19:41
    Nice one! Only the QN and QR do not help though, every other piece gets in.
  3. 09 Aug '10 20:02 / 1 edit
    I played this on another site and I think it applies. I followed opening principles rather soundly:

    - Black's first 7 moves should be pawn moves.
    - Bishops before knights.
    - Move pieces more than once.
    - Move the queen early and often.



    Yes, once I'd moved 9. Ba6 I saw the obvious Qf6
  4. 09 Aug '10 21:19
    I believe that was GM Carlsen playing with a Queen's Rook and Knight handicap. Only explanation.
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    10 Aug '10 18:13
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [b]neerajg - Arayn RHP 2003

    This is White's postion after 20 moves.

    [fen]8/8/8/8/4PPP1/3P4/PPP3P1/RNB1QR1K b - - 0 1[/fen]

    10 moves later with the Queen side still undeveloped he wins
    with a Rook sac.

    [pgn]
    [Event "Challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2007.03.11"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "neerajg"]
    [Black "Arayn"]
    [Res ...[text shortened]... g6 26. Qxh4 Kf8 27. Rh8+ Qg8 28. Qh7 Ke8 29. Rxg8+ Bf8 30. Rxf8[/pgn][/b]
    Development doesn't help much if you're exposing your King, dropping pawns for no apparent reason, and positioning your 'developed' pieces badly.
  6. 10 Aug '10 18:25
    Hi SG

    Never mind hanging my jokey theads - have a look at that Reinfeld Thread
    Is there something in the mating line.

    Can we Zug black into playing d5 - I can get the Knight to the key square
    without taking on d5.