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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    02 Mar '16 19:30 / 1 edit
    Any place I screwed up? could have done better? I did a nice sac and it worked but was there defense? At 28 Bxf5, he moved queen instead of taking, was that correct? It left me with a piece up.

  2. 02 Mar '16 19:40
    I just stopped at ...Qd6, I don't see why he didn't take Bishop.
  3. 02 Mar '16 20:55
    18. Nf6+ gxf6 19. Qh6 GG
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    02 Mar '16 22:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by KnightStalker47
    18. Nf6+ gxf6 19. Qh6 GG
    Wow, nice shot, totally didn't see that. Thanks. No defense?
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    03 Mar '16 02:11
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    I just stopped at ...Qd6, I don't see why he didn't take Bishop.
    Qg3+, perhaps?
  6. 03 Mar '16 13:27 / 1 edit
    I've picked out some the tactics. Black could have won this game.

    As has been suggested here.


    18.Nf6+ gxf6 19.Qh6 looks very good..

    Black cannot take the g5 Bishop as Nxg5 and mate on h7 and the Bishop
    coming to f6 and mate on g7 is a threat.

    However Black has Ne7 with Nf5 this hits the Queen and holds g7. Maybe Bd3 to
    stop this is on. It's getting messy. Once you see the Nd7-f5 idea (and have been
    caught with the same trick in the past) you have doubts.


    Here:


    Black cannot take on f5. 28...gxf5 29.Qg3+ and mate.

    This opening up of the g-file and Qg3+ seems to have stuck in
    White's mind because here...


    White played 32.Rxf5 gxf5 33.Bc4+


    Black did not take the Bishop as White hoped so Black was not mated
    with Qg3+ and Black is now winning.

    Onto here. (Black to play)


    Black could have exploited White's weak back rank with 35...Nxc4.
    I cannot see any White tricks after 35...Nxc4 Black is Rook up.

    Instead Black played 35...Qg6 and the chance and the game was lost.
  7. 03 Mar '16 14:34
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Qg3+, perhaps?
    Of course.
  8. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    03 Mar '16 15:14
    You had quicker wins. 51.Bc4? was just a waste of time. Instead you had 51.g5+. If 51...Rg5:, 52. Re6+, and the rooks come off. Ditto 58.Ra6? Why not simply 58.Rf7+, again getting the rooks off, then you clean up his pawns.
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Mar '16 15:20
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Of course.
    It wouldn't have been mate, he had N-g4 protected by the pawn.
  10. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    04 Mar '16 06:01
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    It wouldn't have been mate, he had N-g4 protected by the pawn.
    ...which hangs the Queen. And playing on with no Queen is not a possibility worth mentioning. Better to get mated instead.
  11. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    04 Mar '16 17:10
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    ...which hangs the Queen. And playing on with no Queen is not a possibility worth mentioning. Better to get mated instead.
    How is queen hung? there was nothing but his queen attacking it I think, and my queen was pawn protected.
  12. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    05 Mar '16 00:00
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    How is queen hung? there was nothing but his queen attacking it I think, and my queen was pawn protected.
    Re1xQ
  13. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Mar '16 16:11
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Re1xQ
    How is that going to happen when my queen is on g3?
  14. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    05 Mar '16 19:21
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    How is that going to happen when my queen is on g3?
    Oh dear God.

    White's Rook, from e1, takes Black's Queen, on e6.
  15. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Mar '16 19:32
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Oh dear God.

    [b]White's
    Rook, from e1, takes Black's Queen, on e6.[/b]
    I thought this whole thing was about black being able to win. You are confusing me!