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  1. 31 Jul '10 00:19 / 1 edit
    Slightly premature but ( game in progress) I lost my Queen really early on in the game and ( possibly may now win) - any good games> Just wondering...
  2. 31 Jul '10 00:41
    Dude, you have about 10 hundred games going on right now, which one are you referring to? Link please.
  3. 31 Jul '10 00:48 / 1 edit
    Best not.

    Someone may chip with some advice.
    A lot of readers never back track so won't know it's a game in progress.

    Quick change the subject of this thread but keep it within the
    bounds of the original title.

    Yes you are right King Edward II lost his Queen to typhoid very early on.
    but still won his games of tennis.

    Surely this belongs in the History Forum.

    (I think I've fooled them...fingers crossed).
  4. 31 Jul '10 01:18
    Please do not comment on my game in progress. I only want others good games thanks
  5. 31 Jul '10 01:29
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Yes you are right King Edward II lost his Queen to typhoid very early on.
    but still won his games of tennis.
    No, it was King Edward IV that lost his Queen to typhoid very early on. You can't fool me!
  6. 01 Aug '10 19:19
    Game 7441874

    OK so the game has finished and I lost my Queen around move 16. My opponent made a large blunder around move 49 leaving his Queen pinned to his King - which i took advantage of.
  7. 01 Aug '10 20:27
    Originally posted by Mike Rice
    Game 7441874

    OK so the game has finished and I lost my Queen around move 16. My opponent made a large blunder around move 49 leaving his Queen pinned to his King - which i took advantage of.
    Didn't he have a draw somehere in the last few moves, if he'd give it a deeper thougth?
  8. 01 Aug '10 20:46 / 1 edit
    Hi Fabs

    Is this not a Fortress (though I'm on dodgy ground here, this is endgame stuff)



    Super game by the way, full of incidents.
  9. 02 Aug '10 13:30
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Didn't he have a draw somehere in the last few moves, if he'd give it a deeper thougth?
    Advancing the g-pawn was a bad move...
    Black can hold a draw otherwise.
  10. 02 Aug '10 13:44
    Hi Fabs.

    Use diagram and pgn thing thingy - please show.
  11. 02 Aug '10 15:56
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Fabs.

    Use diagram and pgn thing thingy - please show.
    Some people just don't have the time or inclination for the pgn thing thingy.

    We must respect that.
  12. 02 Aug '10 16:11
    I know, but I did say please.

    I like it when good players show us things.
  13. 02 Aug '10 17:50
    I don't know about later in the game, but just glancing at this position, I think it was still winnable for Black at move 37:



    Black to move, the queen should just take the b-pawn. The rook can't capture the a-pawn because of the queen fork on b8. Now the black a-pawn just advances until White has to sacrifice the rook for the passed pawn.
  14. 02 Aug '10 18:00
    There is also a selfish reason.

    This is from OP's game.



    This is from one of my OTB games in the 90's. (I'm Black)



    The games are linked in as much I sacced my Queen. (instead of losing it).

    Here.



    I played 12...Bxe2 and why not. the lad too comfortable in his chair.
    I've moved the Queen once. I'm not moving it again.

    Then it was into a game I enjoy playing (a losing game). 🙂

    He had a clear middle game win but my old allie the clock
    helped out as he sneaked into time trouble.

    So we came down to the ending in question.

    He then pulled off a beatiful stroke which I fell into.
    I don't mind losing if it's done with a bit of style.

    A.Mitchell (1900-2000) - Me, Edinburgh league match sometime in the 1990's

  15. 03 Aug '10 09:15
    Just playing around with a 1200 (intentional queen sac)

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