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  1. Standard member Weadley
    NONE
    01 Jun '09 19:53
    Game 6366254

    I like it!
  2. 01 Jun '09 20:00
    It's a truly beautiful mate. But it's Philidor not Philodor
  3. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    01 Jun '09 20:12
    Originally posted by Weadley
    Game 6366254

    I like it!
    Me too. :-)

    I've always wanted to do that in a real game but a couple of decades on and I'm still waiting.
  4. Standard member Weadley
    NONE
    01 Jun '09 20:21
    Originally posted by Goshen
    It's a truly beautiful mate. But it's Philidor not Philodor
    Thanks for the correct naming.

    I almost had one years ago but it did not happen!
    I might never see that over the board again in a long, long while.
  5. 01 Jun '09 20:23
    I had one of those mates a while back playing at FICS

  6. Standard member Weadley
    NONE
    01 Jun '09 20:27
    Very Nice!
  7. 02 Jun '09 08:16
    Originally posted by Weadley
    Game 6366254

    I like it!

    What a big fun!
  8. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    02 Jun '09 11:17
    Originally posted by Eladar
    I had one of those mates a while back playing at FICS

    [pgn][Event "ICS rated standard match"]
    [Site "freechess.org"]
    [Date "2009.04.19"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "josephfriday"]
    [Black "Eladar"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [WhiteElo "1530"]
    [BlackElo "1434"]
    [TimeControl "1200"]

    1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Ngf3 c5 6. c3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nc6 8. Nb3 Qc7 ...[text shortened]... Nh3+ 25. Kh1 Qg1+ 26. Rxg1 Nf2# {josephfriday checkmated} 0-1



    [/pgn]
    That is nice but there was a quicker mate. 24..Ng4 25.Kh1 ..Rxh2#
  9. Standard member Gatecrasher
    Whale watching
    02 Jun '09 15:20
    Had one last year:

    Game 4083693
  10. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    02 Jun '09 17:03
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    That is nice but there was a quicker mate. 24..Ng4 25.Kh1 ..Rxh2#
    You've overlooked 25. Rf2 I think - delaying the mate only by a move but now ... Ng4 isn't the quicker mate!

    Anyway - the smothered mate is much the prettier option.
  11. Standard member Weadley
    NONE
    02 Jun '09 17:32
    Good Points. I would go for the prettier ending too.

    Long live Philidor!
  12. Standard member Weadley
    NONE
    02 Jun '09 17:32
    Originally posted by woodworm
    [fen]r1r3k1/p4ppp/8/8/4PQ2/6P1/PPn2N1P/KR5R w - - 1 26[/fen]
    [b]What a big fun!
    [/b]
    Thanks Woody!