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  1. 15 Dec '12 19:34
    I'm took a long break from chess, and I'm trying to get my skill back. In the process I managed my second ever smothered mate on Yahoo chess. I really don't think my rook sac was sound, but I couldn't resist hoping my opponent would miss the smothered mate. Here it is 🙂

  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    15 Dec '12 19:46
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    I'm took a long break from chess, and I'm trying to get my skill back. In the process I managed my second ever smothered mate on Yahoo chess. I really don't think my rook sac was sound, but I couldn't resist hoping my opponent would miss the smothered mate. Here it is 🙂

    [pgn]
    [Event "Yahoo! Chess Game"]
    [Site "Yahoo! Chess"]
    [Date "undefined ...[text shortened]... Qd1 Qe3
    33. Qa4 Nf2+
    34. Kg1 Nh3+
    35. Kh1 Qg1+
    36. Rxg1 Nf2# 0-1[/pgn]
    I believe 33.Qc2 would have stopped the checkmate.
  3. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    16 Dec '12 21:46
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I believe 33.Qc2 would have stopped the checkmate.
    what about move 36 nxg1
  4. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    16 Dec '12 22:02
    Originally posted by roma45
    what about move 36 nxg1
    just ignore last post.. 🙄
  5. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    17 Dec '12 04:13
    Originally posted by roma45
    just ignore last post.. 🙄
    I had the same thought but saw it made no difference.
  6. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    17 Dec '12 22:16
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    I had the same thought but saw it made no difference.
    phew i thought i was the only one..😀
  7. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    17 Dec '12 23:34
    Originally posted by roma45
    phew i thought i was the only one..😀
    I was lucky enough to attend the 1998 US Championship final round one. I went into the analysis room where several GMs and IMs were going over the GIP. Several people would raise there hands and suggest candidate moves. I had a brilliant idea, so I raised my hand. I am not certain but it might have been Andy Soltis at the large board. I said, "He should play d5 (as black)" The moderator and piece mover said it was an aggressive move, an in your face kind of a bold stroke, then demonstrated how it lost positional edge and the game. He also told me not to feel badly. The GMs all agreed they thought of the move and considered it. The difference is a yuts like me would have played the move. I did feel better after knowing i was on the right track.