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  1. 12 Jan '07 17:55
    This is what happens when you're as bad at the endgame as I am...


    [Event "Rated game, 25m + 0s"]
    [Site "Main Playing Hall"]
    [Date "2007.01.10"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "CMSMaster"]
    [Black "SV"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "C34"]
    [PlyCount "162"]
    [EventDate "2007.01.10"]
    [TimeControl "1500"]

    1. e4 {0} e5 {11} 2. f4 {3} exf4 {7} 3. Nf3 {2} d6 {2} 4. Bc4 {4} Be6 {14} 5.
    Bxe6 {7} fxe6 {2} 6. d4 {4} Be7 {12} 7. Bxf4 {3} Nf6 {22} 8. Nc3 {4} O-O {10}
    9. O-O {2} Nh5 {22} 10. Be3 {103} Nd7 {35} 11. Qe2 {16} c6 {77} 12. Nd2 {48}
    Rxf1+ {44} 13. Rxf1 {3} Bg5 {45} 14. Nf3 {69} Bxe3+ {211} 15. Qxe3 {2} e5 {76}
    16. d5 {63} Nf4 {31} 17. g3 {34} Ng6 {8} 18. Ng5 {39} Qb6 {50} 19. Qxb6 {138}
    Nxb6 {27} 20. Rd1 {117} cxd5 {32} 21. Nxd5 {4} h6 {CMSMaster reconnected. 47}
    22. Nf3 {28} Nxd5 {28} 23. Rxd5 {3} Rd8 {4} 24. c4 {26} Ne7 {
    CMSMaster reconnected. 49} 25. Rd3 {7} Rf8 {83} 26. Kg2 {20} Rc8 {77} 27. b3 {
    25} Rc6 {11} 28. Rd2 {49} b6 {7} 29. Rd3 {44} Kf7 {22} 30. Ne1 {19} Ke6 {
    CMSMaster reconnected. 12} 31. Nc2 {16} a5 {14} 32. Ne3 {2} Rc8 {12} 33. Nd5 {
    15} Nxd5 {23} 34. cxd5+ {32} Ke7 {8} 35. Rd2 {15} Rc3 {19} 36. Re2 {14} b5 {23}
    37. Kf2 {3} a4 {20} 38. bxa4 {14} bxa4 {3} 39. Re3 {3} Rc2+ {1} 40. Re2 {1} Rc3
    {3} 41. Rb2 {13} a3 {11} 42. Re2 {10} Rc4 {18} 43. Re3 {53} Rc2+ {10} 44. Re2 {
    2} Rb2 {8} 45. Kf3 {7} Kf6 {5} 46. Ke3 {28} Kg5 {16} 47. Kf3 {10} h5 {17} 48.
    h3 {8} Kh6 {29} 49. Ke3 {25} Kg5 {12} 50. Kd3 {11} h4 {11} 51. g4 {1} Rxe2 {15}
    52. Kxe2 {2} Kf4 {1} 53. Kd3 {3} Kg3 {3} 54. Kc3 {2} Kxh3 {1} 55. Kb3 {0} Kxg4
    {3} 56. Kxa3 {0} h3 {1} 57. Kb4 {0} h2 {1}


    Anyhow - that's why it's important to know endgames, and that's why I plan to study them.
  2. 12 Jan '07 18:27
    why didnt you activate your king? its the most basic concept in the endgame; play with your king.
  3. 12 Jan '07 18:37
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    why didnt you activate your king? its the most basic concept in the endgame; play with your king.
    You mean the king held down defending the rook?
  4. 12 Jan '07 19:16
    What about 46.h4 to stop the black king encroaching.
  5. 12 Jan '07 21:00
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    You mean the king held down defending the rook?
    i mean before you traded the knights