Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Only Chess Forum

Only Chess Forum

  1. 14 Mar '10 16:48 / 1 edit
    Here's a nice trap I set in a 3 minute game:

    White played to win the a pawn with 1.Bxc6

    Rather than play the natural (and better?) recapture, 1. ...Qxc6, I chose 1. ... bxc6 with a nice trap in mind.

    The idea was 2.Rxa7 c5!?

    Here white must try 3.Rd5 or 3.Ba5, leaving his pieces a bit tangled.

    Instead, my opponent played 3.Ba3, falling right in.

    Black To Move

    3. ... Qb6!

    4.Ra4 (4.Bxc5 was better, lessening the damages.)

    4. ... Qb3! (making use of the awkard rook on d1)

    Black wins a rook!

    Here is the complete game:

  2. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    14 Mar '10 17:57
    Impressive for a three minute game
  3. 15 Mar '10 23:10
    3 0 Game

    Black is an IM.

    Black played 1. ... Rxe4+

    2.fxe4 Bxe4

    To quote greenpawn, here I had to save my "bum from the fire".
    Luckily, there is a lifesaver in the position. I found it, but I hadn't prepared it previously, to be totally honest.


    3. ... Kb8

    On 3. ... Kd8 I planned 4.Bg5+ Ke8 5.Nf6+ Kd8 6.Nxe4+(6.Rc8+ is actually better).

    And here comes the killer ...

    4.Bf4!! and wins !!!

    (h2 is attacked, and Rh7+ is also menaced.)

    Here is the complete game:

  4. 15 Mar '10 23:19 / 1 edit
    Extreme Time Scramble At The End

    After move 22, the times were white 58/black 56 seconds.

    After move 25, white 45/black 49.

    After 26, white 19/black 41.

    Move 27 took black 21 seconds and made it white 18/black 20.

    After move 32, white 7/black 8.

    This is just so you get the idea of the quality of the final moves. 🙂

    Also, I didn't have autoqueen on, so there wasn't time to get a second one. hehe
  5. 19 Mar '10 03:01
    I'll try to get a little more mileage out of this thread.

    Here's a nice game agaist a 2600!

    Unrated 3/0

    Flag 0-1