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  1. 22 Feb '10 21:01
    My opponent then resigned. Did he have an escape?

    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2010.2.22"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "USArmyParatrooper"]
    [Black "Sergiovich"]
    [Result "1-0"]

  2. 22 Feb '10 21:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    My opponent then resigned. Did he have an escape?

    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2010.2.22"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "USArmyParatrooper"]
    [Black "Sergiovich"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    [pgn]1. d2-d4 d7-d6 2. c2-c4 g7-g6 3. e2-e4 Bf8-g7 4. g2-g3 e7-e5 5. d4-d5 c7-c6 6. Bf1-g2 Ng8-e7 7. Nb1-c3 O-O 8. Ng1-e2 a7-a6 9. O-O b7- ...[text shortened]... e5-e4 41. Bd5xe4 Re8xe4 42. Qd1xd7 Re4-e1 43. Kh1-g2 Re1-g1 44. Kg2-h3 1-0[/pgn]
    This game looks completely won for white.
    He has two mating threats:
    1.) Qxg7#
    2.) Rc8+, Bf8, Rxf8# (Qg7

    It is impossible to defend against both threats at once.
    This means that for black to stay alive, he must deliver check. This can only be done by Rxg3# and after hxg3 there are no available checks.
  3. 22 Feb '10 22:39
    43. ... Qg1+ looks better, no?

    for instance 43. ... Qg1+ 44. Kh3 Qf1 45. Rg2 QF5+ Qxf5
  4. 23 Feb '10 01:58
    Interesting postion. Plausible finish with 41.Qg1+

    Draw?

  5. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    23 Feb '10 03:29
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Interesting postion. Plausible finish with 41.Qg1+

    Draw?

    [pgn]
    [FEN "7k/3n2bp/1q4p1/p7/4r3/6P1/1BR4P/3Q3K w - - 0 1"]
    [SetUp "1"]

    {--------------
    . . . . . . . k
    . . . n . . b p
    . q . . . . p .
    p . . . . . . .
    . . . . r . . .
    . . . . . . P .
    . B R . . . . P
    . . . Q . . . K
    white to play
    --------------}
    1. Qxd7 Re1+ 2. Kg2 Qg1+ 3. Kh ...[text shortened]... + 4. Rg2 Bxb2 5. Qc8+ Kg7 6. Qb7+ Kh6 7.Qxb2 Re4 8. Qd2+ Kh5 9. g4+ Rxg4 10. Qg5+ Kxg5[/pgn]
    You forgot to check all checks Here:




    The a pawn wins now...