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  1. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    23 Jun '11 23:02
    ...here's mine:

  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    24 Jun '11 01:22
    Here's one of the most famous ones:

  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    24 Jun '11 01:25 / 1 edit
    This one is a more artistic interpretation of "King move checkmate" - not a literal one!

  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    24 Jun '11 03:38
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    This one is a more artistic interpretation of "King move checkmate" - not a literal one!

    [pgn]
    [Event "Tilburg 53/115"]
    [Site "Tilburg 53/115"]
    [Date "1991.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Nigel Short"]
    [Black "Jan Timman"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteElo "0"]
    [BlackElo "0"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [ECO "B04"]
    [PlyCount "67"]
    1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. ...[text shortened]... r does he? } 31. Kh2 Rc8 32. Kg3 Rce8 33. Kf4 Bc8 34. Kg5
    1-0
    [/pgn]
    In my mind, this game is one of the greatest strategic conceptions of all time. I remember seeing it a little after it was first played, and it still amazes me to see it again.

    Total board paralysis!
  5. 24 Jun '11 09:53 / 1 edit
    A friend of mine, a 1700 players, had given up playing and
    not pushed a pawn for years.
    I showed him the then recent Short -Timman game.
    The game inspiired him so much he picked up the piece again.

    Although the thread has gone slightly off track.
    (I'll appear later with some King mating moves from RHP - if I can find one).

    This King march from 1930 deserves to be more well known.

    Henri Weenink - Louis Gans 1930

    I don't think it was planned , who knows?
    I just wonder when White thought: "Hang on...I have an idea here."

  6. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    24 Jun '11 12:08
    SwissGambit's first example is a peach and a new one on me. Nice one.

    Also - no excuses needed for the king walks either.

    If I was Weenink I'd have retired from chess the day after that and spent the rest of my life accosting strangers:

    "Have you ever heard about the time I beat Louis Gans by walking the king up the board in the middle game? Yes, that was me. Let me show you how it went..."
  7. 24 Jun '11 16:18
    Great stuff up in here.
  8. Standard member vivify
    rain
    25 Jun '11 03:19
  9. 25 Jun '11 11:04
    ...or your Bishop move checkmates...we really don't mind. :-D
  10. 25 Jun '11 11:15
  11. 25 Jun '11 12:34
    Shortest castles with mate. White 14 moves.

    dvm2788 - bluerabie RHP 2008



    Shortest castles with mate. Black 16 moves

    Surtism - AudioRapture RHP 2009



    King move and mates.

    Valde - Ktech5 RHP 2008
  12. 27 Jun '11 12:13
    Are there examples of forced king moves that 'accidently' checkmate the attacker? Reminds me of that artificial game in which one player was forced to checkmate the other.
  13. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    27 Jun '11 22:46
    Originally posted by tvochess
    Are there examples of forced king moves that 'accidently' checkmate the attacker? Reminds me of that artificial game in which one player was forced to checkmate the other.
  14. 28 Jun '11 01:57
    i am abeginner.. but who did win..?. it is not over?
    for me white still stands a chance?
    yours pierre
  15. 28 Jun '11 12:48
    Originally posted by PIerre33
    i am abeginner.. but who did win..?. it is not over?
    for me white still stands a chance?
    In what game? All games in this thread ended in checkmate. One has very little chance left after one has been checkmated.

    Richard