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  1. Standard member vivify
    rain
    01 Dec '12 03:42
    This game was on another site, and looked like an easy win, but it wasn't. What should've been a seriously quick mate (as black) took way too many moves to accomplish.


    From this position (it's black's move), what could I have done to make this a quick mate?



    Here's the actual game. Advise is welcome on what could've made this game shorter.


  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    01 Dec '12 05:51 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by vivify
    This game was on another site, and looked like an easy win, but it wasn't. What should've been a seriously quick mate (as black) took way too many moves to accomplish.


    From this position (it's black's move), what could I have done to make this a quick mate?

    [fen]rnb1k2r/pppp1ppp/8/2b1P3/4nP1q/5N2/PPP1K1PP/RNBQ1B1R[/fen]

    Here's the actual game. ut it seems that I should've ended this much sooner. Any ideas? }
    *[/pgn]
    I saw one place were you could have ended it quicker. At move 13 you could have played...

  3. 01 Dec '12 05:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I saw one place were you could have ended it quicker. At move 13 you could have played...

    [pgn]
    [FEN "r3kb2r/p1p2ppp/n2nb3/1pb5/2P2P2/2K2N2/PP3qPP/RNBQ1B1R b - - 1"]
    1...Bb4+ 2.Kb3 {If 3.Kd3 then 3...Bf5 Checkmate} 3...Nc5+ 4.Kxb4 a5+ 5.Ka3 b4# {Checkmate}
    [/pgn]
    Never Mind ... RJ fixed it himself.
  4. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    01 Dec '12 06:32
    Originally posted by vivify
    Quickest Way To Mate?
    Use plenty of charm and alcohol.
  5. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    01 Dec '12 08:34
    Originally posted by vivify
    This game was on another site, and looked like an easy win, but it wasn't. What should've been a seriously quick mate (as black) took way too many moves to accomplish.


    From this position (it's black's move), what could I have done to make this a quick mate?

    [fen]rnb1k2r/pppp1ppp/8/2b1P3/4nP1q/5N2/PPP1K1PP/RNBQ1B1R[/fen]

    Here's the actual game. ...[text shortened]... ut it seems that I should've ended this much sooner. Any ideas? }
    *[/pgn]
    Here is another idea...

  6. Standard member vivify
    rain
    01 Dec '12 13:13
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I saw one place were you could have ended it quicker. At move 13 you could have played...

    [pgn]
    [FEN "r3k2r/p1p2ppp/n2nb3/1pb5/2P2P2/2K2N2/PP3qPP/RNBQ1B1R b kq - 0 13"]
    13...Bb4+ 14.Kb3 {If 14.Kd3 then 14...Bf5 Checkmate} 14...Nc5+ 15.Kxb4 a5+ 16.Ka3 {Or Kc3} 16...b4# {Checkmate}
    [/pgn]
    Thanks. I don't know why I couldn't see this during the game. Timed games are a bit tougher for me.
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