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  1. 14 Jan '06 20:50
    Post the best endings to games that you've seen.....
    Here is the best one I've seen, by Weyerstrass Game 1131392
  2. 15 Jan '06 03:13
    Has anybody any comments on it, I know it's above my head but not all of yours
  3. 15 Jan '06 04:21
    Very nice, giving up the queen, and then those neat knight moves.

    Well done.
  4. 15 Jan '06 04:27
    well..... looks like a game of chess.
  5. Standard member buffalobill
    Major Bone
    15 Jan '06 06:41
    Very pretty ending - black loses his queen to a fork or is mated. I very much doubt it was tactically wise for black to expose his fianchettoed king-side position earlier. Neither was it for white but he was in a better position to exploit the hole. Good positional play by white to restrict the bishop to a8.
  6. 15 Jan '06 18:48
    well you must all have seen this game. IF not then it could be a good sacrifice. see how he give up his rook just like that....

    http://www.angelfire.com/games3/AJs01Downloads/html_stuff/kastop_1rpg0.html
  7. Standard member Freddie2008
    9 Edits
    15 Jan '06 19:01
    Originally posted by RahimK
    Very nice, giving up the queen, and then those neat knight moves.

    Well done.
    Why can't the king just move somewhere else; like h8?
  8. 15 Jan '06 19:36
    what if 40 ..... Ng7 ????
  9. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    16 Jan '06 01:23
    I'm not sure if this counts as a sacrificial ending, but I went the exchange down for enough pawns (as it turned out) coming out of the middle game to find a win Game 1424401.

    Moves 42 - 46 are instructive; I realised (after stopping it) that my opponent wanted to do something that was clearly in my interests, so I repeated, and my opponent did what by then both of us wanted him to do. The lesson is that if your opponent is trying to complete a manouvre the best defence may sometimes be to allow it - the corrolary is that if your opponent allows you to do something you really do need to check that it is they and not you who've missed something...

    btw it's nice to see a thread about endgames for a change.
  10. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    16 Jan '06 01:28
    Originally posted by Freddie2006
    Why can't the king just move somewhere else; like h8?
    Black's overriding problem is that he's copious numbers of pawns down. 2R's vs a Queen is roughly worth a pawn to black, but that really doesn't make up for the rest of them. Since white seems to have initiative and can protect his king (the knight on the 8th file may as well be off the board...) black will eventually lose.