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  1. 02 Sep '10 01:43 / 1 edit
    Is there anything more frustrating than being able to see that your moves should lead to some unbelievable tactics only to not be able to get to the end of the combination??

    There are a couple of spots in this game where I could have won the game with some nice tactics, unfortunately lack of time and a lack of ability to see the end of the combinations forced me to wuss out with a draw....





    I saw Bb4 as a threat but decided it was too risky with just two minutes on the clock, unsure of how the whole combination would look, and because I'm a wuss.
  2. 02 Sep '10 12:26 / 1 edit
    20 bxd5 qxd5
    21 nf6 bxf6
    22 rxr bxr
    23qxh7 kf8
    24 qf7

    Maybe. . . . . (and i cant claim i would have even considered it in blitz)

    (and it does not work, missed the d5 queen covering f7).
    As you say, cant help thinking there should be something.
  3. 02 Sep '10 13:10 / 5 edits
    Hi

    It looks like this was a 15 minute game.

    here.



    12.Bxh7+ should have been played within a second.
    It looks OK (a perpetual nuisance in your back pocket).
    the C3 Knight is going to e4 with a chew on the f2 Bishop.
    From e4 the Knight joins in all the fun.
    You don't calculate these things, you just do it.

    And at the very end.



    The Black Queen is the tender link holding it all
    together covering f8 and h7.

    Queens are terrible defenders one nudge and the whole
    thing falls to pieces.

    26.Bb4!!

    There is no back ranker on and swap shots like
    Bg5 and Bg7 fail to Ng5+.


    But the bad sad news about this game is people not knowing their classics.
    Knowing these is more important than knowing the rules!



    6...e3!

    First played in Schulten v Morphy in 1857.
    CMS contacted that lad you were playing, point him here
    and tell him he has ruined my whole day.

    Morphy is Black and playing without sight of the board.

  4. 02 Sep '10 23:19
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi

    It looks like this was a 15 minute game.

    here.

    [fen]rnbqr1k1/ppp2ppp/8/3PN3/5P2/2NB4/PPPB1bPP/R2Q3K w - - 0 13[/fen]

    12.Bxh7+ should have been played within a second.
    It looks OK (a perpetual nuisance in your back pocket).
    the C3 Knight is going to e4 with a chew on the f2 Bishop.
    From e4 the Knight joins in all the fun.
    You don't calc ...[text shortened]... they do not defend.} 18.gxf3 Qd4+ 19.Kg2 Qf2+ 20.Kh3 Qxf3+ {Black mates in a few moves.}[/pgn]
    I knew I'd seen this line before! No more 4.Nc3 in the Falkbeer for me...

    Appreciate the input.
  5. 03 Sep '10 03:41
    It's incredible to think he came up with that in a blindfold game.
    He was some chess player that is why I always go on about him.
    Think everyone should go over his games.
    It will fill in quite a few gaps.
  6. 03 Sep '10 15:10
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Is there anything more frustrating than being able to see that your moves should lead to some unbelievable tactics only to not be able to get to the end of the combination??
    Yes. Finally having found a combination that gives you some definite but immaterial advantage, such as the initiative, a better pawn structure, or superior development - and finding yourself incapable of coming up with a coherent plan to take advantage of this success.

    Richard