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  1. Standard member vivify
    rain
    14 Oct '12 20:13 / 1 edit
    What would have been the quickest way to end this game, where I (as black) was ahead in material, near the end? My opponent fought to the end rather than resign, which made me think he'd come back from such positions before, making me a bit nervous. I'm guessing there was a lack of force from my play, that made white suspect he could came back in this one.

    Go to move #33. What's the quickest way that I (as black) could've won this game? It took me fifteen moves from 33 on. I think this game could've been wrapped in maybe seven moves.



  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    14 Oct '12 20:47
    possibly 33. g4 threatening mate in two

    I think white has to swap rooks and then you possibly have a quicker mate.
  3. Subscriber Marinkatombonline
    wotagr8game
    14 Oct '12 21:16 / 1 edit
    39...Re-f2 threatens the unstoppable ..Rh-g2#

    However, white could drag the game on for ages by giving a long series of checks.

    Edit: Ok, white can play h4 to free h3 as a flight square but ..Rg2+ Kh3 ..g4 is mate..
  4. Standard member vivify
    rain
    14 Oct '12 21:36
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    [b]39...Re-f2 threatens the unstoppable ..Rh-g2#

    However, white could drag the game on for ages by giving a long series of checks.
    Yeah, that was something I wanted to avoid.
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Oct '12 22:09 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vivify
    Yeah, that was something I wanted to avoid.
    Instead of 42 Rxpawn, K-g6 threatens mate and could even have lead to a draw if black goes R-f8, white has perpet so king has to go to f8 which brings on a lot of checks which could even make the game last longer than it did.
  6. Standard member vivify
    rain
    14 Oct '12 22:49
    You know what, now that I'm looking at it, I probably should've moved the f8 rook to e8. From there, it would've been mate in 2, by moving the g7 pawn, or a rook swap, which probably would've made him resign, judging by how much white wanted to keep the rook.

    Yeah, rook to e8 should've been my move. Funny how it seems so simple now.
  7. 15 Oct '12 01:20
    Originally posted by vivify
    You know what, now that I'm looking at it, I probably should've moved the f8 rook to e8. From there, it would've been mate in 2, by moving the g7 pawn, or a rook swap, which probably would've made him resign, judging by how much white wanted to keep the rook.

    Yeah, rook to e8 should've been my move. Funny how it seems so simple now.
    What mate? White has h2 as a flight square.
  8. Standard member vivify
    rain
    15 Oct '12 01:29
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    What mate? White has h2 as a flight square.
    Whoops, you're right. Maybe that's why I didn't choose that move.
  9. 15 Oct '12 01:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vivify
    Whoops, you're right. Maybe that's why I didn't choose that move.
    I think ...Rd8 followed by doubling rooks on the seventh might lead to the quickest win. I haven't calculated anything out but it seems right to bring your inactive piece into the game before trying any checkmates.
  10. 21 Oct '12 17:05
    33...h4+ looks the quickest.
    After 34 Kxh4 Rxg2 the white King will be mated very quickly by R-f6-h6. Kf3 and Kf4 last a little longer, but the white king can no longer hide on h2.

    If 34 Kh2, then 34...f4, followed by ...f3.