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  1. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    25 Sep '15 13:28
    ...calling BS (bull-shyte, for those who don't know American slang).

    In other words, games where your opponent made a pointed threat and you willfully ignored it and won (or vice-versa; we learn the most from our losses, right?) because it wasn't as bad as he thought, or that you had threats that were faster/more devastating.
  2. 25 Sep '15 13:53
    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.

    Yes.
  3. 25 Sep '15 15:50
    Something like this? Game 7131394

  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    25 Sep '15 17:21
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    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.

    Yes.
    I 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.
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    25 Sep '15 17:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by KnightStalker47
    Something like this? Game 7131394

    [pgn][Event "Clan challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2010.01.30"]
    [EndDate "2010.02.11"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "adim"]
    [Black "KnightStalker47"]
    [WhiteRating "1781"]
    [BlackRating "2079"]
    [WhiteElo "1781"]
    [BlackElo "2079"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [GameId "7131394"]

    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]
    Not quite - I don't see any point in this game where white made any threats of (even potential) consequence.
  6. 26 Sep '15 01:38
    I'm thinking here.


    White ignored the threat of Nxa2 and pushed on attacking with 30.h4.
  7. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    26 Sep '15 03:24
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    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.
    But white didn't win. [I'm at a loss to see how he could have defended the threat of ...Nxa2, as well.]
  8. 26 Sep '15 03:44
    Hmmm.....

    OK how about...

    Black ignored the threat to his King and played Nxa2.
  9. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    26 Sep '15 15:54
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hmmm.....

    OK how about...

    Black ignored the threat to his King and played Nxa2.
    What threat to his King? 😛
  10. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    27 Sep '15 14:22
    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.



    Here's how it plays out...



    Remember - the analysis board is your friend 🙂. I might have done the same over-the-board but I've got enough losses to vouch for my usual calculation skills.
  11. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    27 Sep '15 18:38
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    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.
    Nice calculation, but no, it doesn't count, because White wasn't actually threatening Nf6 - it was covered twice in the diagram.

    Close, but no cigar.
  12. 28 Sep '15 01:46 / 1 edit
    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,

  13. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    28 Sep '15 13:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    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.


    How about f5, planning to meet either gxf5 or exf5 with Rxf5!
  14. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    28 Sep '15 21:23 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [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"]
    I'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...