Originally posted by ViktorNHe definitely should have castled when had the chance, which would have prevented the event from happening.
It's quite rare. Once you tried to get mated a alot of times in the centre (or lost material because of mate threat), you'll learn that castling really helps. I have not seen the game, but I guess white saw that he could win a pawn if he didn't castle, and therefor ended up being mated in the centre.
I have learned theory until castle (and in some openings, more), so I am sure I don't get mated there.
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Greetings players and fellow patzers
The FEN below (assuming it works, let us hope) is the checkmate position from a game I have already included in another thread, along with my annotations
see here http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?subject=Share_an_interesting_game_you_played&threadid=150083
What I really wanted was to just show nce, or not so?
[fen]r4rk1/1p3p1p/3p2pb/p1n1p3/2PpP2P/P2b1NPB/N1q2P2/R2KQ2R w - - 2 26[/fen]