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  1. 11 Jul '10 06:21
    Darn, I missed it.

    White To Move

  2. 11 Jul '10 08:48
    Once you know these things exist you can find them. It just depends if you have time every move to do a thorough search.
  3. 11 Jul '10 09:12
    Hi Paul

    Where?....When?....Who?....Result?....What did you play?
  4. 11 Jul '10 09:39
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Paul

    Where?....When?....Who?....Result?....What did you play?
    This may answer all of your questions !!!

    Game 7491540

    The mate is there on move 31!

    I was having trouble keeping the threats going in the end. That and the d5 pawn had me sweating a little, so I offered a draw.
  5. 11 Jul '10 10:22
    Not seen it yet - have ideas and feel as if on right path.
    Certainly a strike postion.

    You have Oppo-Bishop attack going, I'd have worried about the d-pawn
    when it reached the 7th.

    Going to my board to give a good stare. If you say it's there then I'll find it.
  6. 11 Jul '10 13:29
    Got it - I'm getting in it 6 so I suppose there are some
    silly moves being played to lengthen the mate. I don't count those.

    Pity you missed it.
  7. 11 Jul '10 19:01 / 1 edit



    1.Bxh6 Bxh3
    2.Rc7 Rd7
    3.Rxd7 Rc8

    (4.g4+ also mates in same number 4. ... Kh7 5.Qf6 Rc7 6.Rxc7 d4 7.Rxg7+ Kh8 8.Rxg8+ Kxg8 9.Qg7#/ 4. ...Qf8 5.Bxg7+ Kg8 6.Qxe6+ Qf7 7. Qxf7+ Kh7 8.Bf8+ Kh8 9.Qh7# )

    4. ... Kh7 5.Qh4+

    (5.Bf8+ Kg6 6.Qf6+ Kh5 7.Qh6+ Kg4 8.f3+ Kf5 9.Qf6# )

    5. ... Kg6 6.Qf6+ Kh5 7.Qh6+

    (7.g4+ Kxg4 8.f3+ Kh5 9.Qh6# )

    7. ... Kg4 8.f3+ Kf5 9.Qf6#
  8. 11 Jul '10 21:56
    Oops - I thought you's my mate in 9

    Here was my mate in 6. I defended by hitting the dis-check piece
    which is usually your best defence v discovered check

    In the first one, the joke one. Store a mating pattern, a wee dance of death
    that you have with a Q & B attacking a King defended by a Queen.

    I've seen them missed in circumstances like this due to the threat on g2.
    They see that first and miss their own mate.
    So I'm showing it so you lot won't miss it.

    Got quite a lot out of that positon and game. Cheers Paul.

  9. 11 Jul '10 23:11
    I'm glad you liked it. I felt like there should have been something in there, but I just didn't look hard enough. The slow move Rc7 is the silent killer.

    I haven't been doing much serious chessing lately, but on Saturday's three of us (sometimes four) meet and go over things. Yesterday, we looked at a game from Alekhine-Euwe Match 2, two of Capablanca's great endings, some of Keres games at AVRO 1938, and some of the 1000 Best Short Games Of Chess. Basically, I just grab a random stack of books, and we go through a little from each one each week.

    Here are two of the mini's:

    I love how the queen's bishop hounds the black queen in this one.

    This one is great because you'd never expect such fireworks (after Nf5) from such a closed dull opening.

  10. 12 Jul '10 11:19
    That 1000 games is a wonderful way to learn tactics and how to
    punish even the slightest of opening erros.

    Good fun to go through as well.

    People say a new updated version needs printing but Bill Wall's
    books on miniatires from dedicated openings is perfect and quite cheap.