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  1. 30 Jul '15 15:17
    Here is a position from a game I'm following in the Politiken Cup (Shandorff vs Harvey). Black offered a rook sacrifice with 1. ... Rc7 and I couldn't work out the mate if White accepted it (he didn't) so I plugged it into an engine. To my surprise there was a mate - but for White!
  2. 30 Jul '15 16:17
    Timman is participating again.
    He won in last round aganst Harvey, who made mistake in 41st move.


    After 40 moves,

    Harvey played Rh8 instead of Qa7.
  3. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    31 Jul '15 10:27
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    Here is a position from a game I'm following in the Politiken Cup (Shandorff vs Harvey). Black offered a rook sacrifice with 1. ... Rc7 and I couldn't work out the mate if White accepted it (he didn't) so I plugged it into an engine. To my surprise there was a mate - but for White!
    [pgn]
    [FEN "8/1p2r2p/q2p2pk/5p2/1Q2nP2/1P4P1/P1R4P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1"]
    [Set ...[text shortened]... lay
    --------------}
    1. Kg2 Rc7 2. Rxc7 Qxa2+ 3. Kh3 Nf2+ 4. Kh4 Nd3 5. h3 Nxb4 6. Ree7
    [/pgn]
    Maybe I don't get it, but in the last position it is blacks move and g4 looks like checkmate to me...
  4. 31 Jul '15 10:49
    6. ...g5?
  5. 31 Jul '15 12:04
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Maybe I don't get it, but in the last position it is blacks move and g4 looks like checkmate to me...
    6. ... g5 7. fxg5 Kg6 8. Re6#