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  1. 24 Aug '13 12:38 / 3 edits
    ...Mind you, I was only two years old at the time.

    I've often said it's nigh impossible to lose a game if you have doubled Rooks on the 7th rank.

    The 1953 Scottish Championship was won by J.Aitken with a peferct score p.8 W.8.
    Second came one Erwin Knopfler (the father Mark and David Knopfler who
    form the backbone of Dire Straights) with 5 pts.

    In the game R. Donald v J.Aitken this positon appeared.


    White to play has a straight forward draw by just keep on checking with the f7 Rook.
    Instead he makes a plausible blunder and resigns after Black's reply.
  2. 24 Aug '13 12:44
    White must have played Rxb7 and resigned after black played Rxb2+. Ouch.
  3. 24 Aug '13 12:57
    That is indeed what happened.

    1.Rxb7 Rxb2+


    All four Rooks are in one or another attacked.
    White comes out of it a Rook down.
  4. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    25 Aug '13 12:36
    "I've been wrong one time. I thought I had made a mistake, but I didn't." ChessPraxis Senior

    Chess wise it is so easy to be misguided or deceived, it's all part of the game. One person can not see it all, all the time.
  5. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    29 Aug '13 03:51 / 1 edit
    This might fit this thread on being proved wrong šŸ˜• (Trippled pawns are bad) and also it has a similar "Rook Mexican Standoff" to the OP game. It's fascinating what odd crazy stuff can happen once both players have pieces hanging.

  6. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    30 Aug '13 23:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I've often said it's nigh impossible to lose a game if you have doubled Rooks on the 7th rank.

    Just finished a game when I had a rook and queen on the 7th rank and lost


  7. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    30 Aug '13 23:29 / 1 edit
  8. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    30 Aug '13 23:56
    Originally posted by hedonist
    Just finished a game when I had a rook and queen on the 7th rank and lost


    [pgn][Event "Open invite"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2013.08.11"] [EndDate "2013.08.30"] [Round "?"] [White "Academus"] [Black "hedonist"] [WhiteRating "1783"] [BlackRating "1602"] [WhiteElo "1783"] [BlackElo "1602"] [Result "1-0"] [GameId "10167584"] 1. e4 e5 2 ...[text shortened]... ing a discovered check but Rb5 scuppers that.} 32. Qg5xe3 1-0 [/pgn]
    The pgn reader doesn't seem to like it if you take the new-lines out between the tags
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    31 Aug '13 00:01
    Originally posted by hedonist
    Just finished a game when I had a rook and queen on the 7th rank and lost


    [pgn][Event "Open invite"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2013.08.11"] [EndDate "2013.08.30"] [Round "?"] [White "Academus"] [Black "hedonist"] [WhiteRating "1783"] [BlackRating "1602"] [WhiteElo "1783"] [BlackElo "1602"] [Result "1-0"] [GameId "10167584"] 1. e4 e5 2 ...[text shortened]... ing a discovered check but Rb5 scuppers that.} 32. Qg5xe3 1-0 [/pgn]
    SwissGambit's PGN fix-it service© to the rescue.

  10. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    31 Aug '13 00:18
    You can wait all day for a pgn engineer then two come along at once. Thanks guys. šŸ˜€

    I pasted it from the Knightvision pgn viewer which seems to want to give me a headache.