- 29 Nov '17 23:57Arayn - peewit RHP 2017

I'll probably feature this in a future blog.

See if you can guess how Black wraps this up.

[Event "Challenge"]

[Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]

[Date "2017.02.04"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Arayn"]

[Black "peewit"]

[Result "0-1"]

[WhiteElo "1229"]

[BlackElo "1668"]

[EndDate "2017.02.28"]

[WhiteRating "1229"]

[BlackRating "1668"]

[GameId "12074667"]

1. e4 e5 2. h4 Bc5 3. a4 d6 4. c3 Qf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be2 a6 7. d4 Bxf3 8. Bxf3 exd4 9. b4 Ba7 10. c4 Nc6 11. Bd2 Ne5 12. Bg5 Qe6 13. Na3 Nxc4 14. a5 h6 15. Bc1 Ne7 16. g4 Nc6 17. Nxc4 Qxc4 18. g5 Nxb4 19. Qa4+ c6 20. Be2 d3 21. Bxd3 Nxd3+ 22. Kd2 Nb4 23. Rh3 Qd4+ 24. Ke2 Qxf2+ 25. Kd1 Qf1+ 26. Kd2 Qxh3 27. Qxb4 hxg5 28. Qxb7 Qe3+ 29. Kd1 Qd4+ 30. Ke2 Qxe4+ 31. Kd1 O-O 32. Ra3 Qh1+ 33. Kc2 Qxh4 34. Qxa6 Bc5 35. Rc3 Rxa6 36. Bd2 Rxa5 37. Rb3 Ra2+ 38. Rb2 Qc4+ 39. Kb1 Ra4 40. Bxg5 Qd3+ 41. Kc1 Rc4+ 42. Rc2 Rxc2+ 43. Kb1 Rg2+ 44. Kc1 Rxg5 45. Kb2 f5 46. Ka2 f4 47. Kb2 f3 48. Ka2 f2 49. Kb2 f1=B 50. Ka2 Kf7 51. Kb2 Rh5 52. Ka2 g5 53. Kb2 g4 54. Ka2 g3 55. Kb2 g2 56. Ka2 g1=N 57. Kb2 Qd2+ 58. Kb3 Rb8+ 59. Ka4 Qc1 60. Ka5 Bh3 61. Ka4 d5 62. Ka5 Bc8 63. Ka4 Bf8 64. Ka5 Ke8 65. Ka4 c5 66. Ka5 d4 67. Ka4 d3 68. Ka5 d2 69. Ka4 d1=N 70. Ka5 c4+ 71. Ka4 Rh8 72. Ka5 Ne3 73. Ka4 Ng4 74. Ka5 Nf3 75. Ka4 Nf6 76. Ka5 Ng8 77. Ka4 Ra8+ 78. Kb5 Qg5+ 79. Kb6 Qd5 80. Kc7 Ne5 81. Kb6 Nc6 82. Kc7 c3 83. Kb6 c2 84. Kc7 c1=N 85. Kb6 Nd3 86. Kc7 Nf4 87. Kb6 Qa5+ 88. Kxc6 Qd5+ 89. Kc7 Ne6+ 90. Kb6 Nd4 91. Kc7 Nc6 92. Kb6 Nb8 93. Kc7 Qd8 {Checkmate} [/pgn] - 30 Nov '17 02:12

It is my regret that I can only give this one "thumbs up". I have to share this one!*Originally posted by @greenpawn34***Arayn - peewit RHP 2017**

I'll probably feature this in a future blog.

[fen]1r6/5k2/2pp4/2b4r/K7/7b/8/2q3n1 b - - 0 61[/fen]

See if you can guess how Black wraps this up.

[pgn]

[Event "Challenge"]

[Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]

[Date "2017.02.04"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Arayn"]

[Black "peewit"]

[Result "0-1"]

[WhiteElo "1229"]

[BlackElo ...[text shortened]... 5+ 88. Kxc6 Qd5+ 89. Kc7 Ne6+ 90. Kb6 Nd4 91. Kc7 Nc6 92. Kb6 Nb8 93. Kc7 Qd8 {Checkmate} [/pgn]

Paul - 01 Dec '17 13:25

Erm... no, there is no such rule. There's the well known 50-move rule, and since 2015, the less well known 75-move rule. There's no 30-move one.*Originally posted by @moonbus***Not to nitpick, but isn't there a 30-move rule? Black needed 33.**

It looks arranged to me. Still, quite a pretty final position. - 01 Dec '17 16:59

I stand corrected. I think maybe there was when I played in a league, but that may have been peculiar.*Originally posted by @shallow-blue***Erm... no, there is no such rule. There's the well known 50-move rule, and since 2015, the less well known 75-move rule. There's no 30-move one.** - 01 Dec '17 16:59 / 1 edit

Quick, but not aesthetic.*Originally posted by @venda***Am I being a bit thick here?**

Why not 1. Qa1?

PS Black missed an earlier mate at move 41. ... Ra1+; 42. Rb1, Rxb1#