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  1. Donation richjohnson
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    15 Dec '11 05:13 / 2 edits
    I usually only try to force a draw when I don' t think I have much chance of winning. In this game I (black) had sac'd a piece against a higher rated opponent, so went for the draw from here:



    I played 20. ...Qh2+ and forced a perpetual check.

    What is white's best defense to ...Ng4?
    Could black have done better than forcing the draw?

    Full game:
  2. 15 Dec '11 05:29 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by richjohnson
    I usually only try to force a draw when I don' t think I have much chance of winning. In this game I (black) had sac'd a piece against a higher rated opponent, so went for the draw from here:

    [fen]2kr3r/pp3pp1/3p4/4n3/2PpP2q/P7/1P2Q1B1/R1B2RK1[/fen]

    I played 20. ...Qh2+ and forced a perpetual check.

    What is white's best defense to ...Ng4?
    Coul 1. Kg1f2 Qh2h4 22. Kf2g1 Qh4h2 23. Kg1f2 Qh2h4 24. Kf2g1 Qh4h2 25. Kg1f2 Qh2h4 1/2-1/2[/pgn]
    Mr. Rich Johnson I have taken a look at your game and while I like your thinking in stealing a few rating points...I must regret to inform you that you had a win in the bag! Look below:



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  3. 20 Dec '11 22:30
    Originally posted by richjohnson
    I usually only try to force a draw when I don' t think I have much chance of winning. In this game I (black) had sac'd a piece against a higher rated opponent, so went for the draw from here:

    [fen]2kr3r/pp3pp1/3p4/4n3/2PpP2q/P7/1P2Q1B1/R1B2RK1[/fen]

    I played 20. ...Qh2+ and forced a perpetual check.

    What is white's best defense to ...Ng4?
    Coul ...[text shortened]... 1. Kg1f2 Qh2h4 22. Kf2g1 Qh4h2 23. Kg1f2 Qh2h4 24. Kf2g1 Qh4h2 25. Kg1f2 Qh2h4 1/2-1/2[/pgn]
    I think 19...Rxh4 followed with bringing the other rook to h8 is better as it adds another rook to the fray and leaves your queen more flexible.