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  1. 27 Mar '11 12:28
    Hello RHP,

    I want to share with you today the craziest, most beautiful game that I ever played.
    It was in august 2009, at the HZT vlissingen. I had three mediocre rounds before. In the 4th round I was going to play vs the talented S. Harini from India. This is what happened
    I hope you enjoy it.

    Yashin

  2. 27 Mar '11 14:54 / 1 edit
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  3. 27 Mar '11 17:12
    I like it!!!
  4. 27 Mar '11 21:12
    Good game and a smashing effort.

    Not many post a game that they blew at the critical moment.

    It has been my experince after studying blunders for over 40 years.
    (I really should write a book about them....I have 100's of examples).

    Players are very error prone when playing the 'winning move' (here 30.Ke2).

    Everyone has done it, and those that have not....will!

    I love this Russian proverb:

    "There are two kinds of chess player.
    Those that have been back rank mated and those who going to be back rank mated."
  5. 29 Mar '11 12:40
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I love this Russian proverb:

    "There are two kinds of chess player.
    Those that have been back rank mated and those who going to be back rank mated."
    What about those of us who are both? 🙁
  6. 29 Mar '11 14:01
    ...and those, alas, who get back rank mated all the time.
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    10 May '11 18:23
    Can someone show the win for black? I can see black ends up 3 pieces for the queen but doesn't white still have an attack that could lead at least to a perpet? Considering if black goes R on a to F8 figuring to pin the queen, then bishop takes pawn check, rook takes bishop forced, then queen takes rook check and rook to g8 and the queen keep looking at h7 mate which seems to require the rook keep going up to f7 and then queen check, rook to f8 etc?
  8. 12 May '11 13:10
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Can someone show the win for black? I can see black ends up 3 pieces for the queen but doesn't white still have an attack that could lead at least to a perpet? Considering if black goes R on a to F8 figuring to pin the queen, then bishop takes pawn check, rook takes bishop forced, then queen takes rook check and rook to g8 and the queen keep looking at h7 mate which seems to require the rook keep going up to f7 and then queen check, rook to f8 etc?
    Black ends up two rooks and a bit for the queen, not just three pieces. And since those two rooks defend the back rank quite well where they are, he doesn't move them. Instead, he uses his extra piece to take the sting out of white's attack, and then moves his rooks in for the kill.

    Richard

    (Voice from the back of the room: look at him talking, as if he is capable of managing a proper attack...)
  9. 15 May '11 12:16
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Can someone show the win for black? I can see black ends up 3 pieces for the queen but doesn't white still have an attack that could lead at least to a perpet? Considering if black goes R on a to F8 figuring to pin the queen, then bishop takes pawn check, rook takes bishop forced, then queen takes rook check and rook to g8 and the queen keep looking at h7 mate which seems to require the rook keep going up to f7 and then queen check, rook to f8 etc?
    31. Rxd5 Bxd5!
    White is instantly trapped:
    - When the queen moves of the seventh line the bishop can be taken.
    - When the bishop moves to make way for the queen the queen can be pinned.
    - The g6 pawn can be attacked (Ne5) while white can't do anything.

    You are right that 31. Rxd5 Raf8?? is a forced draw, but I'm sure that wouldn't have happened in the game.
    I hope this answers your question.

    Yashin
  10. 16 May '11 19:32
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Good game and a smashing effort.

    Not many post a game that they blew at the critical moment.

    It has been my experince after studying blunders for over 40 years.
    (I really should write a book about them....I have 100's of examples).

    Players are very error prone when playing the 'winning move' (here 30.Ke2).

    Everyone has done it, and those tha ...[text shortened]... s player.
    Those that have been back rank mated and those who going to be back rank mated."
    Hahaha!

    My first win against a fellow soldier who inspired me to get better (by destroying me repeatedly and refusing to teach me) was a back rank mate!

    I saw the mate in one and asked, "what's stopping me from checkmating you?" I surely thought there must be something I did not see. This guy is so good!

    So he angrily replied, "Nothing! God dam it!" and started resetting the pieces. 🙂
  11. 02 Jun '11 17:56 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Good game and a smashing effort.

    Not many post a game that they blew at the critical moment.

    It has been my experince after studying blunders for over 40 years.
    (I really should write a book about them....I have 100's of examples).

    Players are very error prone when playing the 'winning move' (here 30.Ke2).

    Everyone has done it, and those tha s player.
    Those that have been back rank mated and those who going to be back rank mated."
    Kind of like this... I swindled him and then blundered.



    I should just get my queen back and if he takes my bishop I take his knight with my queen and am up material.

    I resigned immediately after making the "winning" move.
  12. 05 Jun '11 14:42
    Originally posted by yashin
    You are right that 31. Rxd5 Raf8?? is a forced draw,
    Yashin
    32.Bxg7 Rxg7
    33.Qxf8
    33.Qh6
    or
    33.Rh5
    35.Rxh7

    But yes, 31... Raf8?? was unlikely; and 2 Rooks + Knight +Pawns for Q is just a matter of technique.