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  1. 06 Aug '09 15:49
    A game where 12 straight pawn moves from the opening net a piece
    plus the usual blunders from the British.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=354

    Oh yeah. Some guy resigned thinking he was checkmated.
  2. 06 Aug '09 15:57
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "Back to games from the British 2009 Championship.
    Peter Shaw - Michael White
    A missed opportunity here by Black, possibly due to the allegro finish.
    White (the colour White, White was Black in this game) has just played 62.Qb8-b6?
    Are you sure about this one or did you only see the PGN? Probably it was Qb8-d6+ Kf7, an input error. Happens quite frequently.
  3. 06 Aug '09 16:00 / 2 edits
    I'll check it out - can only go by the PGN as I'm not at Torquay.


    Edit 1: Back from brief visit to;

    http://www.britishchess09.com/games.htm

    Here is the game from the PGN from the British 2009 site.

    This position appears with Black to play his 62nd move.



  4. 06 Aug '09 16:19 / 3 edits
    No, in that position it is White to move again!

    But replace 62. Qb8-b6? with 62. Qb8-d6+ and it all makes sense

  5. 06 Aug '09 16:23
    Originally posted by greenpawn34

    [Event "British Championship"]
    [Site "Torquay"]
    [Date "2009.08.01"]
    [Round "6.20"]
    [White "Shaw, Peter"]
    [Black "White, Michael"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [WhiteElo "2123"]
    [BlackElo "2259"]
    [ECO "E91"]
    [PlyCount "136"]
    [EventDate "2009.07.27"]
    [EventType "swiss"]
    [EventRounds "11"]
    [EventCountry "ENG"]
    What happens if 34. KxBh3?
  6. 06 Aug '09 16:26
    Originally posted by Guych
    What happens if 34. KxBh3?
    34. ... Rxf3 followed by 35. ... Rxg3+ and a "deadly" (not sure) discovered check
  7. 06 Aug '09 16:41
    You are correct - taking the h3 Bishop is bad news.

    Re: what happened in the game - since when has chess made sense.

    You may be right, but it was an allegro (easily missed).
    It will all no doubt come out in the wash.
  8. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    06 Aug '09 18:16
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Oh yeah. Some guy resigned thinking he was checkmated.
    Pfffft. As if that would ever happen.
  9. 06 Aug '09 18:28
    Originally posted by JonathanB of London
    Pfffft. As if that would ever happen.
    Indeed - I wonder who that could have been......

    Last year I saw a guy in a league game agree a draw thinking he had
    just stalemated his opponents King.

    His opponent stopped the clocks, put out his hand and said:
    "Stalemate - it's a draw."

    He shook hands and actually wrote ½-½ on his score sheet.

    Then he realised that it was not stalemate.

    There followed a minor rammy that ended with protests going in from
    both sides. I think the game ended being scrubbed. - it never happenend.
  10. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    06 Aug '09 20:01
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Indeed - I wonder who that could have been......
    Obviously a total patzer. I mean come on ...!
  11. 07 Aug '09 00:41
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    You are correct - taking the h3 Bishop is bad news.

    Re: what happened in the game - since when has chess made sense.

    You may be right, but it was an allegro (easily missed).
    It will all no doubt come out in the wash.
    And it has come out in the wash.

    Peter Shaw has been in touch via another site and stated the PGN
    was wrong and Heinzcat was indeed correct.

    So I have corrected the latest Corner.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=354

    Well done Heinz, you win this month's prize....

    ....drum roll..............

    You get to start a new thread in this forum for free!!!

    (still not found game - post solution to that poxy h#3 - please).