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  1. 26 Sep '10 20:51 / 2 edits
    When it looks like you are in a really bad position, things might not be so bad. I'm white and white to move. Some days I might have resigned:




    Here's the game:

  2. 26 Sep '10 22:58 / 3 edits
    The kind of game & finish that Larsen Opening players dream about.

    Moot point but I prefer to end this thus:

  3. 26 Sep '10 23:23
    Much nicer! Thanks for showing it to me.
  4. 26 Sep '10 23:28
    Was this a blitz game? I have to ask so I'll know whether to praise the game or trash it.
  5. 26 Sep '10 23:32
    I plead the 5th.
  6. 26 Sep '10 23:34
    Originally posted by Eladar
    I plead the 5th.
    Smart answer.
  7. 27 Sep '10 02:20 / 1 edit
    I found myself in a similarly hopeless situation a couple weeks ago:



    My opponent was a solid player, he only made 1 serious mistake this game, but all of us fall prey to "cashing in too soon" every now and then.
  8. 27 Sep '10 02:58
    It may be similar, but to me they are not even close. Mine was a game of checkmate, yours was a game of advantage. It takes someone with a much deeper understanding of chess than I to understand such a distant end game.
  9. 27 Sep '10 03:04
    Originally posted by Eladar
    It may be similar, but to me they are not even close. Mine was a game of checkmate, yours was a game of advantage. It takes someone with a much deeper understanding of chess than I to understand such a distant end game.
    A bishop for 2 pawns is a winning endgame for most I would think. Am I wrong? Sure it'll take a while to untangle and get the pieces to reasonable squares... but an extra piece is an extra piece, especially with so little material left on the board.
  10. 27 Sep '10 03:07
    Perhaps it should be a won endgame, but I never understimate my ability to lose a winning position.
  11. 27 Sep '10 13:26
    Not sure of a really good alternative to Qg5 as otherwise losing the queen or being mated?

    Qf8 risks Nf6, kh8. the bishop could then move (eg a1) and the knight h5 the following move.
  12. 27 Sep '10 15:01
    Originally posted by Habeascorp
    Not sure of a really good alternative to Qg5 as otherwise losing the queen or being mated?

    Qf8 risks Nf6, kh8. the bishop could then move (eg a1) and the knight h5 the following move.
    Wise Sensei once said "check all checks". Pretty sure only move is 29...Qd6+ followed by 30...Nxb2 where I lose my extra piece and black remains 2 pawns to the good. Haven't Fritzed it though so maybe there're other ways. Those damn machines and their tactics!

  13. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    27 Sep '10 15:13
    Yeah, I think Qd6 was the move at a cursory glance.

    I wonder if Black was playing too stereotyped with his c5 break. It seems to me he freed your dark square bishop too readily without compensation- but idk I would have to think on it and I have way too many games going currently to spend that level of time on it.