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  1. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    20 Feb '10 23:38 / 1 edit
    I just finished Game 7167615, where I had planned 22...Bxb4, Qxb4, and then Qa7. Unfortunatly, I accidently played Qa7 first, and I resigned immediatly. I played this quick game against a friend of mine to cheer me up, and It's kindda cool. Ok....I admit it; my friend has been playing chess for about 6 months... Still, it's worth looking at.




    The strange thing is that I'm pretty sure I have played this exact game, or one very similiar to it online before.
  2. 21 Feb '10 00:15
    Hi ClanDF

    Your Game 7167615 I spent hours posting how one should
    always do a 'pre-send' check and you do this??

    Check out my game v Lekz Game 5958244 it is very similiar to yours
    from a completely different opening.

    That wee OTB game you showed hides a beautiful variation.
    I believe ...Nxe4 is theory (well it was once upon a time) as the Knight
    on d4 hangs.

  3. 21 Feb '10 00:19
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    I just finished Game 7167615, where I had planned 22...Bxb4, Qxb4, and then Qa7. Unfortunatly, I accidently played Qa7 first, and I resigned immediatly. I played this quick game against a friend of mine to cheer me up, and It's kindda cool. Ok....I admit it; my friend has been playing chess for about 6 months... Still, it's worth looking at.

    [p ...[text shortened]... that I'm pretty sure I have played this exact game, or one very similiar to it online before.
    hey this is identical to the very first game in my Karpov book!
  4. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    21 Feb '10 00:22 / 1 edit
    Really??? What book?

    GP - That variation looks good, but I think white looks rather silly after 5...Bxf5 and 6...Rg8. Perhaps 5.Nd5 or 5.Ne4 is better?
  5. 21 Feb '10 00:24 / 1 edit
    Karpov's best games.

    Karpov - Korchnoi 1974?
  6. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    21 Feb '10 00:28
    Huh! I don't have that book. I thought Bxh6 was an elementary blunder that someone of Korchnoi's calibre would never fall for!
  7. 21 Feb '10 00:36
    I'm just guessing - maybe he is referring to the RHP game you posted.

    Maybe he is mistaken. It's a Saturday night and Robbie is Scottish. 🙂
  8. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    24 Feb '10 03:39
    Interestingly, just two days after that game, I played this:

    Almost a replica, from the black side of the board.

    Game 7196691
  9. 24 Feb '10 04:38
    I like that.

    His name is Latitude 0



    You mate him on the middle the of the board.

    The chess board is my world.

    The middle is the Equator, which is Latitude 0.
  10. 24 Feb '10 07:57
    Originally posted by greenpawn34That wee OTB game you showed hides a beautiful variation.
    I believe ...Nxe4 is theory (well it was once upon a time) as the Knight
    on d4 hangs.[/b]
    There's a black pawn on g6, is that pinned in any way because after Nf5...

    I think you need a 1 minute pre-post ritual 😀
  11. 24 Feb '10 11:15
    Originally posted by Blackson
    There's a black pawn on g6, is that pinned in any way because after Nf5...

    I think you need a 1 minute pre-post ritual 😀
    Hi Blackson.

    If you are talking about this postion.



    Black cannot play 1...gxf5 becuse White plays 2.g5! and you will be mated.

    A pre-post ritual is indeed a good idea. 😉
  12. 26 Feb '10 01:53
    ah right, the knight can't move because it's protecting h7 from mate, but why can't g5 be played after Kh8 in the PGN? How does the black pawn STAYING on g6 prevent pawn-g5?
  13. 26 Feb '10 03:47
    Hi Blackson. if 20.g5 then 20...Nh5 blocking the h-file.
    Then Rxh5 and Rh1 ideas are far too slow.

    I just wanted to show the idea of Nf5 and the double sac on h7
    ending with the Knight/Rook Mating pattern.

    Instead of 20.Nf5 from the diagram 20.Nd5 is a more mundane forced win.

    Black should play 17...Rxc3 and then 18...Nf6.
    That would be interesting.
  14. 26 Feb '10 03:47 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by Blackson
    ah right, the knight can't move because it's protecting h7 from mate, but why can't g5 be played after Kh8 in the PGN? How does the black pawn STAYING on g6 prevent pawn-g5?
    After
    5... Rg8
    6. g5 Bxf5
    7. gxf6 g5 saves the day!

    EDIT: Or what gp said 😞
  15. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    26 Feb '10 03:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Blackson. if 20.g5 then 20...Nh5 blocking the h-file.
    Then Rxh5 and Rh1 ideas are far too slow.

    I just wanted to show the idea of Nf5 and the double sac on h7
    ending with the Knight/Rook Mating pattern.

    Instead of 20.Nf5 from the diagram 20.Nd5 is a more mundane forced win.

    Black should play 17...Rxc3 and then 18...Nf6.
    That would be interesting.
    Interestingly, fritz thinks white has a mate in 8 after Ne4