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  1. 06 Sep '11 23:14
    Thanks again morgski for the pics and game.

    Loads of examples of the Pillsbury Mate.

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  2. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    07 Sep '11 04:05
    This is an awesome blog.

    If there is a RHP Hall of Fame, Morgski is a charter member, with a special nod to TimmyBx for getting this all started!

    And the section on the Pillsbury mate is spectacular, especially so because there were so many samples from GP's RHP database.

    A truly great blend of entertainment and practical chess knowledge.
  3. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    07 Sep '11 08:23
    yes.
  4. 09 Sep '11 18:10 / 3 edits
    Great blog, definitely one of the best, and I got to use the Pillsbury mate in a blitz match today.

  5. 09 Sep '11 18:55 / 1 edit
    You have a slightly quicker mate in line 1: 13..,Re8 follows with 14. Bf6+ Kf8 15. Qh6#
  6. 10 Sep '11 02:35 / 1 edit
    Hi VelvetEars. A pint you owe me.
  7. 10 Sep '11 20:32
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Loads of examples of the Pillsbury Mate.
    Quite by coincidence, I happened on a Pillsbury dance today in a book I'm reading. (The book is A. Roisman, 400 Kurzpartien, and it's given me another idea for another day.) I'm truncating the game from where it gets relevant:



    Richard
  8. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    15 Sep '11 04:11
    I was inspired by morgski and greenpawn34 to play the Icelandic Gambit in my game tonight at my local chess club here in Colorado Springs. I don't think it was precisely an Icelandic Gambit, but I did sac the c6 pawn, so probably close enough 🙂

    It was a fun game - 2 exchange sacrifices, and 1 exchange blunder 😛

    Thanks for the inspiration guys! You are the wind beneath my wings!! 😀


  9. 15 Sep '11 13:52
    Nice Tim, you play a good endgame 🙂
    I played to Icelandic Gambit for the first time for GP's blog, but have tested it since OTB against my mate and finding it is quite a good opening. Or at least, it throws a spanner in whatever e4 opening white had planned.

    Do any of those much cleverer people out there know if it is a sound opening or has someone a major flaw? Would be interesting to know...
  10. 16 Sep '11 02:40
    It's possibly best to look for one.

    Unknown you are playing it with all confidence in the world.

    It's enough to know that if White tries to hang onto the pawn then Black
    is going to have some fun and White some problems to solve.

    If such play suits you then OTB you cannot really ask for much more than
    that with Black.
  11. 18 Sep '11 11:53
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It's possibly best to look for one.

    Unknown you are playing it with all confidence in the world.

    It's enough to know that if White tries to hang onto the pawn then Black
    is going to have some fun and White some problems to solve.

    If such play suits you then OTB you cannot really ask for much more than
    that with Black.
    I really like this gambit 😀