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  1. 15 Feb '12 22:12
    The first Championship under promotion I have found.


    White here played 26 f8=N+ to delay the mate on g2 by one move.
    The shock appeared to be have an effect on Black who resigned 7 moves later.
    No typo. Black resigned 7 moves later.


    con25 - RBHILL RHP Ch 2012


  2. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    16 Feb '12 05:14
    I laughed out loud reading this post, then had to try to explain to my gf why I was laughing... which is hard to do...

    "well the one guy under promoted to a knight, to be clever, and drag out the game, instead of resigning, but then black missed a mate in one, and ended up losing..."

    kind of hard to explain the humor in all of that - but I thought it was hilarious 😀

    Thanks for the chuckle!
  3. 16 Feb '12 14:44
    We have another, this was first under promotion to a Knight
    in the Championship. (8 moves.)

    mischas - bzartman1 RHP Ch 2012.

  4. 18 Feb '12 22:59
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    We have another, this was first under promotion to a Knight
    in the Championship. (8 moves.)

    mischas - bzartman1 RHP Ch 2012.

    [pgn]
    [Event "2012 Championship"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2012.02.01"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "mischas"]
    [Black "bzartman1"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteElo "1636"]
    [BlackElo "1125"]
    [EndDate "2012.02.12"]
    ...[text shortened]... Qf2 24. Be2 Re4 25. Nxe4 dxe4 26. Rhf1 Qxe2 27. Qf6+ Ke8 28. Qf8[/pgn]
    I approve of this game.
  5. 18 Feb '12 23:05
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    We have another, this was first under promotion to a Knight
    in the Championship. (8 moves.)

    mischas - bzartman1 RHP Ch 2012.

    [pgn]
    [Event "2012 Championship"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2012.02.01"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "mischas"]
    [Black "bzartman1"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteElo "1636"]
    [BlackElo "1125"]
    [EndDate "2012.02.12"]
    ...[text shortened]... Qf2 24. Be2 Re4 25. Nxe4 dxe4 26. Rhf1 Qxe2 27. Qf6+ Ke8 28. Qf8[/pgn]
    Wasn't there a RHP theme tournament with 2 . . . f5. Ever since I saw that, I have wondered about 2 . . . f5 as a black response to the King's Gambit. Seems risky but agressive, and as indicated may throw white out of book.
  6. 20 Feb '12 01:15
    Originally posted by moon1969
    Wasn't there a RHP theme tournament with 2 . . . f5. Ever since I saw that, I have wondered about 2 . . . f5 as a black response to the King's Gambit. Seems risky but agressive, and as indicated may throw white out of book.
    I've used the King's Gambit a number of times and know the theory pretty well and in my opinion 2...f5 is one of the least challenging responses for black. If black is dead set on playing a counter gambit against the KG there is almost no choice but the Falkbeer with 2...d5.
  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    20 Feb '12 01:46
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    The first Championship under promotion I have found.

    [fen]4r3/1p3Ppk/p4n1p/2p5/8/P1QP2qP/1PP1r1PN/R4RK1 w - - 0 26[/fen]
    White here played 26 f8=N+ to delay the mate on g2 by one move.
    The shock appeared to be have an effect on Black who resigned 7 moves later.
    No typo. Black resigned 7 moves later.


    con25 - RBHILL RHP Ch 2012


    [pgn]
    [Eve ...[text shortened]... missed.} 29. Rf2 Re1+ 30. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 31. Rf1 Qe3+ 32. Qxe3 Rxe3[/pgn]
    This was painful to play through. Black went from casual to casualty entirely too fast.
  8. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    20 Feb '12 02:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by moon1969
    Wasn't there a RHP theme tournament with 2 . . . f5. Ever since I saw that, I have wondered about 2 . . . f5 as a black response to the King's Gambit. Seems risky but agressive, and as indicated may throw white out of book.
    Yeah there is an active one now with quite a few entrants:
    King's Gambit - Pantelakis Counter Gambit Banded Thematic II

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/tournament/view.php?tid=13614