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  1. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    07 Jan '14 15:38 / 1 edit
    My favorite way to win is trap the king and the promote a pawn to queen. Although I am greatful he resigned. His luck ran out. 😉

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/core/playchess.php?gameid=10402990&cbqsid=16679
  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    07 Jan '14 15:42
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    07 Jan '14 16:42
    My favorite way to win is when my opponent plays a good game, but I play a little bit better one.
  4. 07 Jan '14 16:45
    I like this particular finish best. Unfortunately I have only ever pulled it off in blitz games.

  5. 07 Jan '14 16:49
    This finish is nice too, and crops up surprisingly often. At its most satisfying best your opponent must promote a pawn just before you deliver mate!

  6. 07 Jan '14 20:43 / 2 edits
    Favorite way to win? Checkmate. Any Checkmate.

    I love them all though I do have a sneaky pref for non Queen mates.
    Here is just a handful of OTB encounters. I have 100’s of these.
    And these are just with the White pieces. I have more wins with Black than White.
    I’d like to thank the OP for allowing me to re-acquaint myself with some old friends.

    Queen Sac for 3 bits. G. Chandler - A. White. Edinburgh Chess Club, 1991



    Rook and Knight Mate. G. Chandler - M. Molner. Scottish Open Rd.1, 1980



    Playing to the crowd. G. Chandler - P. Donaldson, Edin v Civil Service, 1983



    The Combination. G. Chandler - Baberton. Grangemouth, 1994



    Have a Rook. G. Chandler - P. Dowling, Sandy Bells v Corstorphine, 2005

  7. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    08 Jan '14 02:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    This finish is nice too, and crops up surprisingly often. At its most satisfying best your opponent must promote a pawn just before you deliver mate!

    [pgn]
    [FEN "4k3/8/3P4/3KP3/p7/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
    [SetUp "1"]

    {--------------
    . . . . k . . .
    . . . . . . . .
    . . . P . . . .
    . . . K P . . .
    p . . . . . . .
    . . . . . . . .
    . . . . . . . .
    . . . ...[text shortened]... . . . .
    white to play
    --------------}
    1. Kc6 Kd8 2. d7 a3 3. Kd6 a2 4. e6 a1=Q 5. e7#
    [/pgn]
    I could have won a game like this in a local tournament but I missed it. If it was a computer screen I am sure I would have seen it. It was 3hr time limit.

    Yes pawn mate are cool and so are en passant mate too, once in a life time. And smothered mates as well.
  8. 08 Jan '14 19:08
    Whenever I can come back from a piece-down due to blunder or otherwise.
  9. 09 Jan '14 13:23 / 1 edit
    Regarding Fat Lady's favourite mate and how it's pleasing to allow the opponent to Queen first.
    (also another case for never resigning.)

    friartuck - hatfinch RHP 2010

  10. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    09 Jan '14 15:52
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Regarding Fat Lady's favourite mate and how it's pleasing to allow the opponent to Queen first.
    (also another case for never resigning.)

    [b]friartuck - hatfinch RHP 2010

    [pgn]
    [Event "Challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2010.03.30"]
    [Round "?"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [WhiteElo "1301"]
    [BlackElo "1312"]
    [Set ...[text shortened]... 43... gxh6 44. a8=Q {The Fat Lady scenario. d2 mate looks good.} 44... Bxa8 {Stalemate.} [/pgn][/b]
    Black must have been drinking?
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    09 Jan '14 16:45
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Black must have been drinking?
    You don't need a drink to play that badly if you're 1300. 😛
  12. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    09 Jan '14 17:57
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    You don't need a drink to play that badly if you're 1300. 😛
    My guess is he wanted to take every piece off the board. which I like to win with as many pieces on the board as possible. But I guess the other player wasn't humble enough to resign and wanted to be checkmated first?
  13. 10 Jan '14 01:26
    What goes around comes around.

    friartuck had a very lucky escape in the above game played in April 2010.
    In September 2010 this happened

    friartuck - knight majik RHP 2010