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  1. 01 Mar '10 12:35 / 4 edits
    I was playing a friend OTB and the following position came up:



    The rest of the pieces aren't important.

    Thinking I had won a piece, I rushed in dxc4.
    The knight is pinned and appears to be doomed.



    Then, came the shocking Qa6 from white.



    White is out of the pin with a vengeance (threat Nxa7).
    The interesting thing about this position is that black has three different captures, and none of them work!!!

    A.Bxb5 Qxb7
    B.Nxb5 Qxc6
    C.Rxb5 Qxa7
    D.Rb6 Qxa7

    The black pieces are all locked in a sort of defensive orb.
    A move like Qa6 doesn't come around every day, and I just thought it was pretty amazing.
  2. 01 Mar '10 17:09 / 1 edit
    I don't get it, didn't white just move twice in a row?? You say then came Qa6, but Qa4 comes before that no? I think he fooled you and played two moves in a row, which is why you've never seen that before and you're so amazed 😉
  3. 01 Mar '10 19:09
    Originally posted by Maxacre42
    I don't get it, didn't white just move twice in a row?? You say then came Qa6, but Qa4 comes before that no? I think he fooled you and played two moves in a row, which is why you've never seen that before and you're so amazed 😉
    Oops ... The queen should be on a4 in the first diagram. I goofed trying to remember it.
  4. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    01 Mar '10 19:13
    Originally posted by Maxacre42
    I don't get it, didn't white just move twice in a row?? You say then came Qa6, but Qa4 comes before that no? I think he fooled you and played two moves in a row, which is why you've never seen that before and you're so amazed 😉
    Actually no, it really is an amasing fork-like tactic/move. If you notice the diagrams they each represent one different position with another player to move.
  5. 01 Mar '10 19:13 / 1 edit
    It was a casual game (no clocks/queen odds*), and I wished I had written it down. It's even more astounding when you realize the guy that played Qa6 was the one I GAVE the odds too. 🙂

    I had the option of playing dxc4 when the queen was on b3, but I had some problem with my king (stuck on g8 on the queens diagonal from c4).

    Before my first (botched) diagram, the white queen was on b3 and my last move was Na7 (1. ... Na7 2.Q(b3)a4 dxc4). That gets us to diagram 2, which is correct.

    *Edit ... The queen odds player has white because I gave him queen odds and two moves (1.e4 2.Nc3 g6).
  6. 01 Mar '10 19:21
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    It was a casual game (no clocks/queen odds), and I wished I had written it down. It's even more astounding when you realize the guy that played Qa6 was the one I GAVE the odds too. 🙂

    I had the option of playing dxc4 when the queen was on b3, but I had some problem with my king (stuck on g8 on the queens diagonal from c4).

    Before my fi ...[text shortened]... my last move was Na7 (1. ... Na7 2.Q(b3)a4 dxc4). That gets us to diagram 2, which is correct.
    then, niceee 🙂 I'm happy it was you who made a little mistake in the diagram, I felt like an idiot trying to figure this out for 10 minutes.