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  1. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    02 Jul '07 21:29
    Game 3742167

    At what point in this game did I actually have a mating line?

    I think I counted a forced mate in 9 but I'm not quite sure.

    ... Either way it was pretty fun creaming the french defense .
  2. 02 Jul '07 21:39
    21.Bb5+ (rather than the move which was played) leads to mate by move 23.
  3. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    02 Jul '07 21:42
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    21.Bb5+ (rather than the move which was played) leads to mate by move 23.
    Lol wow... but then I don't get to sacrifice my queen...
  4. 02 Jul '07 21:49 / 1 edit
    i think you could have played better, you missed a mate in one TWICE

    18. Nxh7 is pretty nice, but i think 18. f7+! is more forcing:

    18. f7+ Rxf7 (forced, otherwise Qxh7 mate)
    19. NxR QxN
    20. Be2, with the idea of Bh5


    23. Qe7+??
    23. Bb5+, followed by 24. Qe7# is much better


    24. Qc5+??
    obviously bad, especially because of 24. Qd6#


    other then that, well played!
  5. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    02 Jul '07 21:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by yofidawg
    i think you could have played better, you missed a mate in one TWICE

    18. Nxh7 is pretty nice, but i think 18. f7+! is more forcing:

    18. f7+ Rxf7 (forced, otherwise Qxh7 mate)
    19. NxR QxN
    20. Be2, with the idea of Bh5


    23. Qe7+??
    23. Bb5+, followed by 24. Qe7# is much better


    24. Qc5+??
    obviously bad, especially because of 24. Qd6#


    other then that, well played!
    24. Qd6 loses the queen.. it's not mate I don't think I missed mate in 1 lol... at that point I was looking for the fancy mate anyways, I'm sure I missed a lot more.

    edit - and don't be quick to give my move 23 a ??... by then I had forced mate and there is no point in notating at all.
  6. 02 Jul '07 21:59
    ahh you are correct i sincerely apologize. and you can ignore my notation, it was overly harsh, plus you won the game so what i say doesn't matter :p

    you played better vs the french then i do anyway so feel good lol
  7. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    03 Jul '07 10:38
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    Game 3742167

    At what point in this game did I actually have a mating line?

    I think I counted a forced mate in 9 but I'm not quite sure.

    ... Either way it was pretty fun creaming the french defense .
    Yowza!
    I think you just missed a good move, the one pointed out by fat lady, still you hammered the poor guy!
  8. 03 Jul '07 10:48
    That version of the Winawer if played correctly by black is crazy... but castling king side in it is suicide
  9. Standard member Frank Burns
    Great Big Stees
    03 Jul '07 19:26
    At move #9. Qxg7#, right? Or am I stating the over obvious? You guys are probably ignoring that on purpose for the purpose of analysing the rest of the game.
  10. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    03 Jul '07 19:34
    Originally posted by Frank Burns
    At move #9. Qxg7#, right? Or am I stating the over obvious? You guys are probably ignoring that on purpose for the purpose of analysing the rest of the game.
    No it doesn't actually... After Qxg7+ black can reply with Kxg7 and I'm down a queen.
  11. 03 Jul '07 19:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    No it doesn't actually... After Qxg7+ black can reply with Kxg7 and I'm down a queen.
    Yeah.. I'm an improving player, so please be tolerant, but can you write down the mate in 3 afetr Bb5+? After Bd7 (I think it's d7), I see no mate, due to the e5 (I think it's e5) barrier.
    EDIT: NOW I SEE... GOD I CAN BE STUPID.
  12. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    03 Jul '07 19:57
    Originally posted by DeepRed
    Yeah.. I'm an improving player, so please be tolerant, but can you write down the mate in 3 afetr Bb5+? After Bd7 (I think it's d7), I see no mate, due to the e5 (I think it's e5) barrier.
    EDIT: NOW I SEE... GOD I CAN BE STUPID.
    Don't be so hard on yourself, wow! I missed it too and I'm sure you don't consider me stupid (maybe I spoke to soon). I personally find that once you get your mind stuck on one line (such as the mating one I was looking for in this game) you can miss some simple stuff.
  13. 04 Jul '07 10:46
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    Don't be so hard on yourself, wow! I missed it too and I'm sure you don't consider me stupid (maybe I spoke to soon). I personally find that once you get your mind stuck on one line (such as the mating one I was looking for in this game) you can miss some simple stuff.
    Very true, oen of the biggest problems I have. I get zoned into a few lines that are all winning for me that I miss the one line where I lose badly.
  14. 04 Jul '07 11:00
    Originally posted by Leaadas
    Very true, oen of the biggest problems I have. I get zoned into a few lines that are all winning for me that I miss the one line where I lose badly.
    Have you read this article...

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=1847
  15. 04 Jul '07 11:42
    Originally posted by Varenka
    Have you read this article...

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=1847
    hehe, especially in the middlegame, when I create my plan, I think like this: I will do this, this and that (sometimes without thinking at what my opponent can do...like when thinking that my opponent will not move in this time...sometimes it might work, but sometimes it might not