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  1. 27 Mar '15 15:16
    Showed 'Blunder of the Year' from the Women's FIDE World Championship.
    Here is a game showing some good play to exploit a back rank weakness.

    M. Muzychuk -K. Humpy
    White to play


    ***Spoiler Alert*** Move played next post.
  2. 27 Mar '15 15:16 / 1 edit
  3. 27 Mar '15 16:30
    My favourite backrank finish came from a game between two women (Judit Polgar vs Pavlina Chilingirova):

    White to play and win:
  4. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    27 Mar '15 16:48
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    My favourite backrank finish came from a game between two women (Judit Polgar vs Pavlina Chilingirova):

    White to play and win:
    [fen]r1b2rk1/pp1p1p1p/2n3pQ/5qB1/8/2P5/P4PPP/4RRK1 w - - 0 17[/fen]
    Yeah, I love that game. It's one of the few games I have committed to memory.
  5. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    27 Mar '15 19:36
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    My favourite backrank finish came from a game between two women (Judit Polgar vs Pavlina Chilingirova):

    White to play and win:
    [fen]r1b2rk1/pp1p1p1p/2n3pQ/5qB1/8/2P5/P4PPP/4RRK1 w - - 0 17[/fen]
    I like Re4
  6. 27 Mar '15 22:22
    Yes, that is the obvious try. Unfortunately Black can just about survive and keep the extra piece:


    White's win is forced and Polgar must have seen it from about 11, otherwise her subsequent play doesn't make sense!
  7. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    28 Mar '15 01:47 / 1 edit
    For those who don't want to work out datafly's problem or look at a database:
    17. Qxf8+ Kxf8 18. Bh6+ Kg8 19. Re8#