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  1. 24 Oct '10 17:06 / 1 edit
    Hi does anyone know of any famous games with extraordinary king walks, i seem to recall a Tal game and a Nigel Short game as well as a game that was played by two relatively unknown players in British India by some emissary or other, but i am unable to trace them at the moment. Any help would be most appreciated - thanks in advance Robbie.
  2. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    24 Oct '10 17:15
    I'm not sure if this is the type of king walk you were looking for, but extraordinary nonetheless.

  3. 24 Oct '10 17:19
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    I'm not sure if this is the type of king walk you were looking for, but extraordinary nonetheless.

    [pgn][Event "London, England"]
    [Site "London, England"]
    [Date "1912.??.??"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [Round "?"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [White "Edward Lasker"]
    [Black "George Alan Thomas"]
    [ECO "A40"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "?"]
    [PlyCount "35"]

    1. d4 e6 ...[text shortened]... 14. h4+ Kf4 15. g3+ Kf3
    16. Be2+ Kg2 17. Rh2+ Kg1 18. Kd2# 1-0
    [/pgn]
    Lol, yes, that's the type of thing, although i was hoping for a little more success from the person who takes the king for a walk
  4. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    24 Oct '10 17:30
    Here's a king hunt gone wrong:

  5. 24 Oct '10 17:41
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    I'm not sure if this is the type of king walk you were looking for, but extraordinary nonetheless.

    [pgn][Event "London, England"]
    [Site "London, England"]
    [Date "1912.??.??"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [Round "?"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [White "Edward Lasker"]
    [Black "George Alan Thomas"]
    [ECO "A40"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "?"]
    [PlyCount "35"]

    1. d4 e6 ...[text shortened]... 14. h4+ Kf4 15. g3+ Kf3
    16. Be2+ Kg2 17. Rh2+ Kg1 18. Kd2# 1-0
    [/pgn]
    White would have mated in your great game with a queen-side castle which I think recalls a famous Morphy win.
  6. Subscriber Proper Knob
    Cornovii
    24 Oct '10 19:10 / 1 edit
    Here's the Nigel Short game i think you were referring to.

    Short vs Timman 1991



    If at move 31 for white the task was

    'mate for white in six moves'

    Who could've envisaged that?
  7. 24 Oct '10 23:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    Here's a king hunt gone wrong:

    [pgn][Event "match"]
    [Site "Nurnberg"]
    [Date "1888.??.??"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [Round "?"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [White "Max Kuerschner"]
    [Black "Siegbert Tarrasch"]
    [ECO "D32"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "?"]
    [PlyCount "86"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. cxd5 exd5
    7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O ...[text shortened]... 1 Ne2 40. Ra5+
    Kf4 41. Rf6+ Ke3 42. Re5+ Kf2 43. Rxe2+ Kf1 0-1
    [/pgn]
  8. 24 Oct '10 23:17
    Originally posted by queenabber
    nice!
    who were the players?
    it tells you in the pgn