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  1. 28 Jul '11 00:08


    This was a three minute blitz game but I couldn't see a finish for black and didn't understand why my opponent resigned... is there a forced finisher here?
  2. 29 Jul '11 02:37
    I don't see anything for black either. Maybe white didn't see the pawn on h7, only seeing the queen and rook battery? He'd be in trouble then... but as it is I'd say white is probably better (being a 2 pawns up).
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
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    29 Jul '11 02:58
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    [pgn][Event "GameKnot Blitz"]
    [Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
    [Date "2011.07.27"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "patsteph"]
    [Black "exegesis"]
    [Result "0-1"]

    1. c3 e5 2. e3 d5 3. d4 Nc6 4. Bb5 Bd7 5. Bxc6 Bxc6 6. dxe5 d4 7. Nf3 d3 8. a3 Qd5 9. Nbd2 O-O-O 10. O-O Nh6 11. h3 f5 12. Re1 g5 13. c4 Qe6 14. Nxg5 Qg6 15. Ngf3 f4 16. exf4 Nf5 17. Kh2 Nd4 18. Nh4 Qh6 1 ...[text shortened]... d didn't understand why my opponent resigned... is there a forced finisher here?
    seems like lots of options for black and white is in a straitjacket.

    Black has Rg8 next move threatening Rxf4, after that he attacks f2 with bishop

    White cannot move the knight because of Qc6
  4. 29 Jul '11 06:00
    resigning in 3 min blitz is always wrong. when that is said you had a very good position and it's hard to find good moves for white.
  5. 29 Jul '11 11:35
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    [pgn][Event "GameKnot Blitz"]
    [Site "http://gameknot.com/"]
    [Date "2011.07.27"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "patsteph"]
    [Black "exegesis"]
    [Result "0-1"]

    1. c3 e5 2. e3 d5 3. d4 Nc6 4. Bb5 Bd7 5. Bxc6 Bxc6 6. dxe5 d4 7. Nf3 d3 8. a3 Qd5 9. Nbd2 O-O-O 10. O-O Nh6 11. h3 f5 12. Re1 g5 13. c4 Qe6 14. Nxg5 Qg6 15. Ngf3 f4 16. exf4 Nf5 17. Kh2 Nd4 18. Nh4 Qh6 1 ...[text shortened]... d didn't understand why my opponent resigned... is there a forced finisher here?
    I wouldn't bother. Probably it's just the guy's boss that knocked on the door or something...
  6. 29 Jul '11 20:29
    Maybe not a finish, but, after a move from white (which) black can attack with Rook x f4,(w) gxf,(b) Queen G line and it will be very difficult for white. (my opinion.
    Greetz
    Willem / stikmat
    The Netherlands
  7. 29 Jul '11 20:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    seems like lots of options for black and white is in a straitjacket.

    Black has Rg8 next move threatening Rxf4, after that he attacks f2 with bishop

    White cannot move the knight because of Qc6
    23.Nf6 Qc6 24.Be3 Bg4 25.Bxd4 Bxf3 26.Qmoves Bh1 anybody have anything better than this for white after 23.Nf6?