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  1. 19 Sep '11 11:09 / 1 edit
    This is as good as it will ever get for me:
    First ever win over 2000+ opposition
    Successful use of Danish Gambit (and a Rook sac)
    An attempt at Pillsbury's mate that morphed into a monster-pin
    A gentleman of an opponent

  2. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    19 Sep '11 11:49
    Originally posted by morgski
    This is as good as it will ever get for me:
    First ever win over 2000+ opposition
    Successful use of Danish Gambit (and a Rook sac)
    An attempt at Pillsbury's mate that morphed into a monster-pin
    A gentleman of an opponent

    [pgn][Event "Clan league"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2011.08.18"] [EndDate "2011.09.19"] [Round "?"] [White "morgski" ...[text shortened]... 7xg7 {game over, I'll spare you the extended end-game} 1-0[/pgn]
    Well done morgski !!

    I don't accept the danish often, as I am not well practiced at its defence when playing black and hence took it on, to severe consequences.

    It was indeed the rook sac that saw me off, and good risk paid off on your part.

    I'm fairly known for intimidating sacs somewhat often, and I therefore appreciate fully the extent of early damage this opening endeared to my crucifixion.

    Good reading on your part, good knowledge of your opening and its intent, and a well mannered game sets you in good stead for more of this.

    Well done again!!

    Regards,

    Mike.
  3. 19 Sep '11 12:25
    Very nice, loved the position for white after 12 moves. A brilliant advert for the Danish gambit.

    Just out of curiosity did you consider 21 Rf3 threatening Rg3?


    Can't quite see a path for black to wriggle out of this
  4. 19 Sep '11 12:43
    Originally posted by VelvetEars
    Very nice, loved the position for white after 12 moves. A brilliant advert for the Danish gambit.

    Just out of curiosity did you consider 21 Rf3 threatening Rg3?
    [fen]5rk1/ppp2r1p/2n4p/3B4/8/5R2/PB3PPP/6K1 [/fen]

    Can't quite see a path for black to wriggle out of this
    Mike, thanks again for such a good game and the encouragement on the way through. Just out of interest, what was the possible exchange you mentioned instead of 15. Nf7?

    Velvetears, I did consider 21. Rf3, but was worried about Ne7, which would have put pressure on the d5 bishop and been able to follow up with Ng6 after Rg3. I think I would have been forced to swap off, leaving me a pawn down. I was also worried about the back-rank mate potential of my King, so I brought the g-pawn forward instead.
  5. 19 Sep '11 15:48
    indeed, a monster pin! two rooks standing there, like waiting at the traffic light...

    very nice game and bold thinking behind! (5 to 1 developed pieces must be enough )
  6. 19 Sep '11 18:54 / 3 edits
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