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  1. 12 May '09 12:22
    I was playing at a congress last weekend. Rather than bore you with any of my games (not even the one where my opponent took a deep breath, said, "I'm gonna go for it" and then incorrectly sacrificed his queen! ) I'd like to share a game we found.

    At the end of the Sunday a bunch of scoresheets had been left by a player from the major (125 - 155 BCF) so I had a quick play through them. I particularly enjoyed this little gem and thought you might too...



    Honestly, black actually played on for another 3 moves and blundered a bishop in that time then resigned, but I think this is enough.
  2. 12 May '09 12:37
    oooh, now that is very cute!
  3. 12 May '09 13:09
    Super stuff. I won a league game with that very same tactic.

    I always go through sheets I find at congress's you are right some
    of them are incedible.

    In 1979 I found a game played in the junior section where Black
    had taken every one of his opponents pieces/pawns with the Queen
    before losing his Queen.

    All White had left was King & Rook v King Rook & Knight and a load
    of Black pawns.

    So White marched his King up the board and actually mated Black.
    Wonderful.

    I published it in a magazine 'Capa-Tal' Chess' and I can recall saying:

    "Be ye a GM. IM or no M. play this one out.'

    I'll see if I can find someone who has some old Capa-Tal's and
    show the game.

    Cheers Meadows.

    (I actually live right next to The Meadows in Edinburgh.
    Mary Queen of Scots played golf there and the first
    Hibs v Hearts match also took place there..........
    ..............er that's all).
  4. Standard member Alzheimer
    A brain like a sieve
    12 May '09 13:37
    Originally posted by Meadows
    I was playing at a congress last weekend. Rather than bore you with any of my games (not even the one where my opponent took a deep breath, said, "I'm gonna go for it" and then incorrectly sacrificed his queen! ) I'd like to share a game we found.

    At the end of the Sunday a bunch of scoresheets had been left by a player from the major (125 - 155 BCF) ...[text shortened]... ves and blundered a bishop in that time then resigned, but I think this is enough.
    The games wasn't played during the Frome congress?
    I think remembering seeing that game!!!
  5. 12 May '09 13:59
    Very nice!
  6. 12 May '09 14:07
    I vaguely remember myself playing such a "Rook sac" on the RHP Blitz. But can't Black just play dxc4 instead of dxe4?
  7. 12 May '09 14:43
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    ...But can't Black just play dxc4 instead of dxe4?
    Yes he can. I reckon after that the game is about equal. I bet white couldn't believe his luck!
  8. 12 May '09 14:43
    Originally posted by Alzheimer
    The games wasn't played during the Frome congress?
    I think remembering seeing that game!!!
    Were you at Frome!?
  9. 12 May '09 14:55
    Originally posted by Meadows
    Were you at Frome!?
    I think he was...he's looking doe a lost score sheet.
  10. 12 May '09 15:12 / 1 edit
    Looks like congratulations are in order to the OP!
  11. 12 May '09 15:57
    Originally posted by Quiet Interlude
    Looks like congratulations are in order to the OP!
    Why?
  12. 12 May '09 16:30
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Why?
    http://www.somersetchess.org/FromeCongressPages/fromechess.htm

    Looks like he won the minor. . .
  13. 12 May '09 16:33
    Originally posted by Quiet Interlude
    http://www.somersetchess.org/FromeCongressPages/fromechess.htm

    Looks like he won the minor. . .
    Goodness me! You're terrifying!
  14. 12 May '09 16:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Meadows
    Goodness me! You're terrifying!
    I was wondering about playing this one next year as I have relatives I can drop in on in Bridgewater. Is it a "good" congress?
  15. 12 May '09 16:43
    Originally posted by Quiet Interlude
    I was wondering about playing this one next year as I have relatives I can drop in on in Bridgewater. Is it a "good" congress?
    Definitely! It's very well attended as you can see from that link you posted. Absolutely worth it. I've only been playing seriously since September (ignoring my junior school years) but it's my favourite so far.