Originally posted by greenpawn34I guess I'm looking for games in which you saw the opponent's threat, yet let him play it anyway, because either A) you had more dangerous, or faster, threats of your own elsewhere, or B) allowed it to happen because you saw you could escape in the end, even though it looked scary for awhile.
Hi Big Dog,
Trying to get a handle on this.
Do you want games where we spotted a threat, (not over-looked it) ignored it,
played a counter threat and it transpires the counter threat was duff and we won or lost.
Originally posted by KnightStalker47Not quite - I don't see any point in this game where white made any threats of (even potential) consequence.
Something like this? Game 7131394
[pgn][Event "Clan challenge"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nb1c3 Nb8 ...[text shortened]... g4 Kg8f7 30. h4 Nb4xa2 31. h5 Na2xc1 32. hxg6 Kf7g7 33. Qg4xe6 Qd8e7 34. Qe6d5 Nc1xb3 0-1 [/pgn]
Originally posted by greenpawn34But white didn't win. [I'm at a loss to see how he could have defended the threat of ...Nxa2, as well.]
I'm thinking here.
[fen]2rq4/2r2k2/b2pp1p1/6P1/1n1pNPQ1/pP1P3P/P1p2R2/2R2BK1 w - - 0 30[/fen]
White ignored the threat of Nxa2 and pushed on attacking with 30.h4.
Originally posted by hunterknoxNice calculation, but no, it doesn't count, because White wasn't actually threatening Nf6 - it was covered twice in the diagram.
Does this count? Black (me) to play. I want to play Qe4 then work on shifting the white king out of the way of my f-pawn. White's threat is Nf6, which means I have to exchange the knight for my rook and open up the possibility of a series of perpetuals.
[fen]5r2/1p5k/p2p3p/3N1q2/1PP4P/P1Q2p2/5K2/8 b - - 0 43[/fen]
Here's how it plays out...
[pgn] ...[text shortened]... one the same over-the-board but I've got enough losses to vouch for my usual calculation skills.
Originally posted by greenpawn34I'd have probably taken a draw at that point too. I hate playing against queen + knight. Anyway off to find something to please the big dogg...
[b]Just looked at this - White has a draw.
Edit: I show a staircase because I was looking for one, but there is no
need the Queen can check on b2 and c2,
[FEN "5r2/1p4k1/p1qp3p/3Nb1p1/1PP2p2/P3P2P/2Q1K3/2B5 w - - 0 37"]