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  1. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    01 Dec '11 04:27
  2. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    01 Dec '11 05:05 / 1 edit
    9...Nd5 was beautiful! Black has a piece attacked by a pawn, and moves a second piece to a square where it can be attacked by a pawn!

    And neither of the hanging pieces can be taken by white!

    lol

    I love it! very nice indeed!!
  3. 01 Dec '11 13:12
    Seconded, lovely
  4. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    01 Dec '11 14:49
    Yes it was a rare Tal moment.
  5. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    01 Dec '11 16:05
    Very nice! How long did it take for you to find Nd5 and did you see all the way to mate from there?
  6. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    01 Dec '11 16:19 / 1 edit
    I immediately spotted Nd5, but rather because of Qh4+ (a common scheme easy to catch), combined with Ne3.
  7. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    01 Dec '11 16:32 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    Very nice! How long did it take for you to find Nd5 and did you see all the way to mate from there?
    I saw that moving the Knight would allow check as soon as white played fxe5, i think ..Nd5 was the first move i calculated as keeping the white bishop on the board is desirable to give a follow up check. Obviously whites knight on d2 makes the move winning on the spot! Interestingly, white still loses after 10.fxg4 ..Qh4+ 11.Kf1 ..Qh3+ 12.Ke1 ..Bc5 where there is no defence against ..Qh4+ and mate on the following move. Winning the Queen actually lets white off the hook!

    EDIT: Actually, the correct line should be 10.fxg4 ..Qh4+ 11.Kf1 ..Qh3+ 12.Ke1 ..Bc5 13.Rg1 (to block the check) ..Qxh2 and white is busted...

    EDIT2: Actually this line doesn't work, instead of 13.Rg1 white simply moves the knight on d2 and black is a piece down!
  8. 01 Dec '11 16:54
    Doesn't 10. Nf1 win at least one on the two pieces hanging?

    Regardless of the soundness of the 9 ... Nd5 move, its a job well done! Love it!
  9. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    01 Dec '11 17:12
    Originally posted by yashin
    Doesn't 10. Nf1 win at least one on the two pieces hanging?

    Regardless of the soundness of the 9 ... Nd5 move, its a job well done! Love it!
    Wow! Well spotted!! Yes you might be right there, have to analyse a little. Good move!
  10. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    01 Dec '11 21:10
    Originally posted by yashin
    Doesn't 10. Nf1 win at least one on the two pieces hanging?

    Regardless of the soundness of the 9 ... Nd5 move, its a job well done! Love it!
    No, as Black has Qh4+ Ng3 and then Bd6!

    at the very least Black has perpetual and if White gets ambitious with 0-0 then Black gets attacking chances.
  11. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    02 Dec '11 04:06 / 1 edit
    I plugged the position after 9...Nd5 into an online analysis engine, and it spat out this continuation: 10. Bb5+ c6 11. exd5 Qh4+ 12. Ke2 cxb5 13. fxg4 O-O-O 14. Kd3 Rxd5+

    It gives a score of 0.81, although the position of White's king is still quite tenuous.

    This takes nothing away from the idea of 9...Nd5, the correct defense for that is very tough to find in a blitz game.
  12. 02 Dec '11 14:42
    The last move was Bxb6??
    Now Black is on the move, white will be mate, how?
  13. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    02 Dec '11 14:52
    1. Qg5+ Kh1 2. Nf4 Rg1 3. Rd1 Qf1 4. Rxf1 Rxf1 5. Qg2#