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  1. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    24 Mar '14 17:24
    6.5 moves:


    I have a feeling it can be done faster.
  2. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    24 Mar '14 18:42 / 1 edit
    "Discovered-counter-check-help-mate." {oooo, ahhhhh, from the gallery.}
  3. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    24 Mar '14 19:38
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    6.5 moves:
    [pgn]1. Nf3 f5 2. e4 Kf7 3. d3 Kg6 4. exf5+ Kh5 5. f6 exf6 6. h4 Qe7+ 7. Ne5#[/pgn]

    I have a feeling it can be done faster.
    Give me black and I might play into that 😞
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    24 Mar '14 22:50
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Give me black and I might play into that 😞
    It's a book line in The Fred (1...f5 and 2...Kf7).
  5. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    25 Mar '14 00:29
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    It's a book line in The Fred (1...f5 and 2...Kf7).
    Never played the Fred. I have played the Fox Defense and Attack f3 or f6 , Kf2 or Kf7, from set piece. It was fun and different. You know me, pretty much the same repertoire for practical play, but I enjoy the learning experience in being forced to play something else. 😕
  6. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    25 Mar '14 08:40
    I be happy to play 1. e4 against your Phred. Send me a challenge....
  7. 25 Mar '14 13:35
    Hi S.G.

    Well done. I knew you could not resist a challenge.

    Saw this (or something very like it in an old magazine) it's not the exact position.

    White to King King Drop and Play

    Place the White King anywhere on the board so that even with best play
    Whiter cannot checkmate Black with his next move. (easy - make one harder.)
  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    25 Mar '14 15:49
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi S.G.

    Well done. I knew you could not resist a challenge.

    Saw this (or something very like it in an old magazine) it's not the exact position.

    White to King King Drop and Play
    [fen]3R4/7k/4Q3/3B2Bp/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
    Place the White King anywhere on the board so that even with best play
    Whiter cannot checkmate Black with his next move. (easy - make one harder.)
    An illegal square is my first choice. 🙂

    But I can also place wK@g4.
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    25 Mar '14 15:51
    Originally posted by moonbus
    I be happy to play 1. e4 against your Phred. Send me a challenge....
    Didn't you lose the game last time you did that? 😵

    (Not that I am any better. I lost a similar challenge after calling someone out in a forum.)
  10. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    26 Mar '14 21:12 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Didn't you lose the game last time you did that? 😵

    (Not that I am any better. I lost a similar challenge after calling someone out in a forum.)
    Yes, I lost it, but not in the opening. We were heading into an interesting endgame with 4 connected passers (mine) against a N (his), when I left my Q en prise; shirt happens.

    Am I willing to try it again? Well, as Schopenhauer said, "the fruit of life is experience, not happiness."
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    27 Mar '14 22:54
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Yes, I lost it, but not in the opening. We were heading into an interesting endgame with 4 connected passers (mine) against a N (his), when I left my Q en prise; shirt happens.

    Am I willing to try it again? Well, as Schopenhauer said, "the fruit of life is experience, not happiness."
    Against the Fred, allowing an endgame is losing the opening. 😛
  12. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    28 Mar '14 05:43
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Against the Fred, allowing an endgame is losing the opening. 😛
    Q.E.D.