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  1. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    22 Feb '10 01:41
    From chessgames.com today
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    22 Feb '10 01:57
    That must have been what it was like to fight Imperial Rome.
  3. Standard member randolph
    the walrus
    22 Feb '10 02:12
    hahaha thats an awesome game
  4. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    22 Feb '10 02:16
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    That must have been what it was like to fight Imperial Rome.
    Heh! And another soldier fills the gap. Here is the closest game I could remember of my own - just keep taking toward the centre.

    Game 3920989

    I liked how the threat of a rook fork lead to a bishop fork instead, from this position here




  5. 22 Feb '10 10:42 / 1 edit
    nvm 😀 gg
  6. 22 Feb '10 18:47
    Originally posted by Exuma
    I liked how the threat of a rook fork lead to a bishop fork instead, from this position here
    This is not really a fork is it; more like a form of skewer where both men are undefended (and in this case they are the same value), and no move can defend both of them. Any suggestions for a more distinctive name ?
  7. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    22 Feb '10 18:59
    Originally posted by Exuma
    From chessgames.com today
    [pgn]
    [Event "New York Masters 18th"]
    [Site "New York"]
    [Date "2002.07.23"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "Leonid Yudasin"]
    [Black "Dennis Monokroussos"]
    [TimeControl "-"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "C63"]
    [WhiteELO "2548"]
    [BlackELO "2290"]

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.d3 fxe4 5.dxe4 Nf6 6.O-O Bc5 7.Nc3 d6 8.Bg5
    O-O 9.Nd5 Bg4 10.Be2 Qd ...[text shortened]... b2 52.h5 c2 53.Rxd2 c1=Q
    54.Rdd1 Qe3+ 55.Kg4 Rd4+ 56.Kf5 Qe4# 0-1[/pgn]
    Yeah I had seen that game, it's bloody brilliant!
  8. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    22 Feb '10 21:21
    Originally posted by Essex 3
    This is not really a fork is it; more like a form of skewer where both men are undefended (and in this case they are the same value), and no move can defend both of them. Any suggestions for a more distinctive name ?
    Yes - I like that better anyway - The threat of a fork, leads to a skewer
  9. 22 Feb '10 23:33
    very nice game. Those are some menacing pawns.
  10. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    23 Feb '10 04:27
    Originally posted by zebano
    very nice game. Those are some menacing pawns.
    Here is a classic Kingside swarm in a Pirc blitz game