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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    02 Jan '09 23:24 / 1 edit




    For all of you that start countless "why my opponent doesn't resign" threads, here is a lesson to learn. I was annoyed and attempted to finish this game as fast as possible. Look at the last move. I made it without thinking.

    My opponent is not one to blame, I am.

    Your opponent simply doesn't resign because he grasped human psychology basic and he can turn your overkill position against yourself. Chess is war.

  2. 02 Jan '09 23:31
    Oh Dear.

    50...Rb2 mate next move.
  3. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    02 Jan '09 23:39
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Oh Dear.

    50...Rb2 mate next move.
    :'(
  4. 02 Jan '09 23:52
    You could have played 50...Rb2 and under promoted to a Rook and mate.

    Look on the bright side.....er.....em.......er......hmmmm.....um....
    ...er...um......Hey you got your Queen back!!
  5. 03 Jan '09 00:21 / 2 edits
    If you'd just walk your opponent off the board, this kind of stuff doesn't happen. You were set up for it. You want your rook between your queen and the opponent's king, in the file directly next to the one the queen is in. After you have this, systematically walk your opponent off the board. Your queen will always protect your rook and and your rook will always be a buffer keeping the king away from your queen.

    Simple and idiot proof.


    Try

    52. Qa3 K->doesn't matter
    53. Rb2 K->doesn't matter
    54. Qa1#
  6. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    03 Jan '09 00:27
    Originally posted by Eladar
    If you'd just walk your opponent off the board, this kind of stuff doesn't happen. You were set up for it. You want your rook between your queen and the opponent's king. After you have this, systematically walk your opponent off the board. Your queen will always protect your rook and the rook/queen and your rook will always be a buffer keeping the king ...[text shortened]... d idiot proof.


    Try

    52. Qa3 K->doesn't matter
    53. Rb2 K->doesn't matter
    54. Qa1#
    I agree. But you can't apply that if you don't think at all and make a move(s) in less then a second. It is not the first time that I started to play like moron when annoyed by my opponents lone king determination.
  7. 03 Jan '09 00:35 / 1 edit
    My tactic is always to walk the opponent off the board if it is there. It is something I learned very early on, so I'm thinking about it while I'm walking the pawn down the board to promote.

    Better was Greenpawn's suggestion. When your opponent puts his king along the rim of the board, use your rook to pin him there, then promote to get a rook or queen to get the checkmate on the pinned down king.

    Cut off, don't chase.
  8. 03 Jan '09 00:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    [pgn][Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2008.12.26"]
    [EndDate "2009.01.02"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "sagator"]
    [Black "ivan2908"]
    [WhiteRating "1369"]
    [BlackRating "1474"]
    [WhiteELO "1369"]
    [BlackELO "1474"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [GameId "5799471"]

    1. d4 Ng8f6 2. Nb1c3 d5 3. Ng1f3 e6 4. Bc1g5 Nb8d7 5. Nf3e5 c5 6. e3 Bf8e7 turn your overkill position against yourself. Chess is war.

    heres one game where i probably should have resigned as i was loads of things down. I am stubborn and refuse to resign if i see a chance of a stalemate (it gives me 1 extra point in a tourney and helps clan matches)

    Game 5787914
  9. 03 Jan '09 00:58
    Hey Ivan - I've found a bright side for you.

    sagator stalemated someone last year when winning easily.



    In this position the win is failry simple.



    1. Bf6 Kc2 2. Be5 Zugszwang. The b-pawn falls and White wins.

    What comes around goes around.
  10. 03 Jan '09 02:04
    Haha
  11. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    03 Jan '09 02:42
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    [pgn][Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2008.12.26"]
    [EndDate "2009.01.02"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "sagator"]
    [Black "ivan2908"]
    [WhiteRating "1369"]
    [BlackRating "1474"]
    [WhiteELO "1369"]
    [BlackELO "1474"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [GameId "5799471"]

    1. d4 Ng8f6 2. Nb1c3 d5 3. Ng1f3 e6 4. Bc1g5 Nb8d7 5. Nf3e5 c5 6. e3 Bf8e7 ...[text shortened]... turn your overkill position against yourself. Chess is war.

    A lesson for us all. It takes a lot of dicipline sometimes to slow down and proceed carefully when your opponent is clearly beaten.
  12. 03 Jan '09 04:38
    When playing a game where my opponent is stalling a game I give my opponent my queen and then promote two rooks. From there I mate him. Much easier to not make that mistake.
  13. 03 Jan '09 12:31
    This happened to me a few times in blitz games.

    On the other hand, I also got stalemated once while my opponent was up a rook, bishop, knight, queen and several pawns
  14. 03 Jan '09 17:10
    I take more time in these positions than I do during the opening or middle game play. I know I should be the same cautious player in those parts of the game. I've lost a few like that and wow never again.