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  1. 18 Jul '08 18:50
    Adam Warlock in another post regrets missing a flashy finish.

    What about this OTB flashy finish. I gambled he would take
    the Rook for a 'Cool Win' this could have ended in tears.
    (13.g3 holds is what I have written in my notebook)

    Go for it if you feel lucky - I was.
    But be prepared to accept the consequences if it fails.
    (I was ready to jump out the window)

  2. 18 Jul '08 19:38
    Strange game.You guys must be scottish
  3. 18 Jul '08 19:40
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Adam Warlock in another post regrets missing a flashy finish.

    What about this OTB flashy finish. I gambled he would take
    the Rook for a 'Cool Win' this could have ended in tears.
    (13.g3 holds is what I have written in my notebook)

    Go for it if you feel lucky - I was.
    But be prepared to accept the consequences if it fails.
    (I was read ...[text shortened]... bxc6 12.Bxc6+ Kf8 13.Bxa8 Ne2+ 14.Qxe2 Rh1+ 15.Kxh1 Qh4+ 16.Kg1 Qh2[/pgn]
    What's against 11. ... Ne2+?
  4. 18 Jul '08 19:45
    I know. I side stepped quicker wins to sac the house.

    That's what I'm saying, beware going for a flashy finish.
  5. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    18 Jul '08 19:52
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Adam Warlock in another post regrets missing a flashy finish.

    What about this OTB flashy finish. I gambled he would take
    the Rook for a 'Cool Win' this could have ended in tears.
    (13.g3 holds is what I have written in my notebook)

    Go for it if you feel lucky - I was.
    But be prepared to accept the consequences if it fails.
    (I was read ...[text shortened]... bxc6 12.Bxc6+ Kf8 13.Bxa8 Ne2+ 14.Qxe2 Rh1+ 15.Kxh1 Qh4+ 16.Kg1 Qh2[/pgn]
    Sometimes you just have to do things. In Game 5221144 my 11th and 12th moves were clearly not best but I thought the chance of the quick win was worth it as my opponent was lowly rated and it worked.

    I could probably find dozens of games like this where I've played inferior moves against far weaker opposition going for a quick win. Usually they work but just occasionally my opponent sees they are naff and I suddenly have a serious fight on my hands.
  6. 18 Jul '08 20:00
    Originally posted by Katastroof
    Strange game.You guys must be scottish
    My opponent was actually a retired Colonel. A very elderly gentleman
    who was wounded in the war and learned to play chess whilst in hospital.

    This example is my worse case of playing to the gallery.
    I have one that failed... I cannot show it. If I see that position
    again I really will jump out the window.

    Once announced a mate in 4 and resigned 3 moves later.
    That was funny.
  7. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    18 Jul '08 20:35
    That was a gorgeous tactic with Ne2+ and Rh1+. Sure he would have won the game had he noticed it earlier; but still- nice moves!
  8. 18 Jul '08 21:11
    My flashiest finish was probably Game 3238016
  9. 18 Jul '08 21:41
    Not quite as flashy, but I was pleased to be able to accurately calculate the tactic which won this game:



    31. ... b5! was the winner, but I had to see that I was winning the bishop with 34 ... Rb1 at the end.
  10. Standard member Jie
    19 Jul '08 08:27
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I know. I side stepped quicker wins to sac the house.

    That's what I'm saying, [b] beware going for a flashy finish.
    [/b]
    greenpawn34 you sure ain't no Professor of English and you also ain't no Professor of chess. They call them GMs not Professors in chess.
  11. Standard member Jie
    19 Jul '08 08:30
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Not quite as flashy, but I was pleased to be able to accurately calculate the tactic which won this game:

    [pgn]
    [Event "Friendly Game, 5m + 0s"]
    [Site "Café"]
    [Date "2008.07.16"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Guest"]
    [Black "Jon D'Souza-Eva"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "C00"]
    [PlyCount "68"]
    [EventDate "2008.07.16"]
    [TimeControl "300"]

    1. e4 e6 2. f4 d5 3. ...[text shortened]... ut I had to see that I was winning the bishop with 34 ... Rb1 at the end.
    Is that on this site? That doesn't look like 2131 level especially from white.
  12. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    19 Jul '08 08:39
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    What's against 11. ... Ne2+?
    Probably the same thing that was against 10...Qh4.