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  1. 19 Sep '10 09:25 / 4 edits
    dear friends of the immortal game, if i may impose upon you, for just a brief
    moment, with the intent of dispelling the dreariness of the present and sharing with
    you a chess game played in the romantic style of yesteryear. After having been
    trounced by my opponent when my Najdorf once again had led me to walking the
    plank, i girded up my scabbard for the chance of celebrating an epoch of history
    when any slight upon a ladies character was met, with pistols at dawn, and evening
    attire was to be expected in ones stuffy old chess club, whence gentlemen puffing
    away on pipes with handle bar moustaches would evict anyone attempting to gain
    entry with sneakers on!



    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Bc5 4. Nc3 d6
    5. f4 Ng4 {looks good for black, but white has all the fun}
    6. f5 {the only move but a good one never the less} Nf2
    7. Qh5 {now black has to do something about the mate} g6
    8. Qh6 Nxh1 {one rook is gone, alas he game himself for the cause}
    9. Bg5 f6 10. fxg6 fxg5 11. g7 {if black tries ...Rg8 white simply takes and promotes anyway} Kd7
    12. Qe6+ Kc6 13. Qd5+ Kd7 14. Qf7+ Kc6 15. Bb5+ Kb6
    16. Be8 {my favourite move, a clearance and an interference move, which clears the way for the queen to go to b3
    and disrupts the communication between blacks queen and rook} Qxe8
    17. Qb3+ Ka5 18.gxh8=Q Bd7 {black saves himself from mate, why didnt he just resign to his fate? because i am a patzer and he knows it!}
    19. Qxe8 Bxe8 {here Nd5 was better, but Qxb7 is ok}
    20. Qxb7 Bc6 21. Qxc7+ Bb6 22. Qxd6 Bd4 23. Nge2 Bf2+
    24. Kf1 g4 {here there is a mate in ten,but because i never look further than
    three or four moves it was lost on me!}
    25. b4+ Kb6 {again Nd5 is better,leading to a mate in four}
    26. b5 Bc5 27. Qd8+ Kb7 28. bxc6+ Nxc6 29. Qd7+ Kb6
    30. Na4+ Kb5 1-0

    i apologise but i don't know how to fit the annotations into the little pgn thingy so that they appear in the little box.
  2. 19 Sep '10 10:42
    If you select one of your completed games and select "Annotations for this game" you can type in your comments and then copy the PGN from there.
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    19 Sep '10 12:05
    From one maniacal Morphyite to another!

  4. 19 Sep '10 12:59
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    From one maniacal Morphyite to another!

    [pgn]1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Bc5 4. Nc3 d6
    5. f4 Ng4 {looks good for black, but white has all the fun}
    6. f5 {the only move but a good one never the less} Nf2
    7. Qh5 {now black has to do something about the mate} g6
    8. Qh6 Nxh1 {one rook is gone, alas he game himself for the cause}
    9. Bg5 f6 10. fxg ...[text shortened]... o a mate in four}
    26. b5 Bc5 27. Qd8+ Kb7 28. bxc6+ Nxc6 29. Qd7+ Kb6
    30. Na4+ Kb5 1-0[/pgn]
    thanks oh great and illustrious one of the famed and feared , Morphys maniacs, it was a little solace after i got trounced AGAIN with my Najdorf (that greenpawn sent me a book, how to win with the Najdorf by Daniel King and ive done nothing but lose!)

    'Metalica, we are coming to getcha'!
  5. 19 Sep '10 14:00 / 3 edits
    Hi Robbie

    Why do you think I gave you that Najdorf book.

    Good game. Not one postional guff move insight, trick and traps all the way.

    However....



    The natural and simple 14.Nf3 developing with a mate in two threat looks good.
    Cannot see a good reply for Black with that h8 Rook hanging.

    That g1 Knight did not move till move 23 which is shocking for a 1.e4 e5 opening.

    (and you call yourself a Morphy man)

    Not 100% sure if you have a mate in there without that Knight but here....



    You played 16.Be8 but with the Queen tied down to holding the h8 Rook
    and preventing you from having two Queens how could you resist....