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  1. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    24 Feb '13 13:50
    Today's Sunday Chess Column Stephen Dann - Worcester Telegram & Gazette - telegram.com http://worc.tg/WjIkLR

    Variation missed from the game Drumlizardo (961) - Dogfish44 (954), Open Invite, redhotpawn.com, October 8, 2010.

    It is a fun one 🙂
  2. 24 Feb '13 14:43
    Does The column mention Red Hot Pawn?

    Here is the game. Who missed what and when?

    drumlizardo - dogfish44 RHP 2010

  3. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    24 Feb '13 15:11
    10...Qxa5!! is a brilliant Queen sacrifice deflecting the White Queen from her protection of the c2 square, threatening 11. Nc2#. There are no safe squares for the White Queen, and she will be lost or White will be checkmated.

    Even very strong players have missed this type of tactic, such as in the game GM Alexander Yermolinsky (2654) -. IM Emory Tate (2425), Western States Open, 2001, which went 1. d4 c5 2. d5 e6 3. Nc3 exd5 4. Nxd5 Ne7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 Qa5+ 7. c3 Nf5 8. Qa4 Qxa4 9. Nc7# 1-0,
  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    24 Feb '13 15:15
    Originally posted by TimmyBx
    10...Qxa5!! is a brilliant Queen sacrifice deflecting the White Queen from her protection of the c2 square, threatening 11. Nc2#. There are no safe squares for the White Queen, and she will be lost or White will be checkmated.

    Even very strong players have missed this type of tactic, such as in the game GM Alexander Yermolinsky (2654) -. IM Emory Tate (2 ...[text shortened]... d4 c5 2. d5 e6 3. Nc3 exd5 4. Nxd5 Ne7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 Qa5+ 7. c3 Nf5 8. Qa4 Qxa4 9. Nc7# 1-0,
  5. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    24 Feb '13 15:31
    Surely the first trick missed was 5. b4, where white can play what i've seen called "the ark" (think it may have been a greenpawnism)
    which wins that bishop
  6. 24 Feb '13 15:53 / 1 edit
    So who missed what and when?

    White missed the boat (The Ark) Black missed the Queen Sac.

    The term 'The Ark' has been around for over a century.

    It even has it's own Wiki spot.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruy_Lopez,_Noah's_Ark_Trap
  7. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    24 Feb '13 16:13
    Lol I see now, just you were the first I've seen use the term

    Have many other games from RHP been included in this sunday column?
  8. Standard member TimmyBx
    TacticsTime.com
    24 Feb '13 17:46
    He uses positions from various sources. Recently he has been using some positions from my Tactics Time book, http://www.amazon.com/Tactics-Chess-Everyday-Players-ebook/dp/B009TBYA7U, which has about 300 RHP positions in it. He has also recently featured some positions from "Total Chess" by John Herron, "Attack Formations" by Joel Johnson, and "The Stress of Chess" by Walter Browne, etc.