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  1. 18 Nov '06 04:11
    Although I'm sure this game is laced with inaccuracies, it was a lot of fun to play as my good friend Boston Dave sacs a knight for 3 pawns and makes the last 40 moves a complete nightmare for a single overworked bishop. Thanks for the game Dave I wont forget this one any time soon!Game 2743490
  2. 18 Nov '06 10:41
    Damn man you should of won that, 5 pawns v 1pawn and bishop. Time to get out the endgame book
  3. 18 Nov '06 22:22
    Originally posted by Audacious
    Damn man you should of won that, 5 pawns v 1pawn and bishop. Time to get out the endgame book
    Actually, I think he should have lost it.
  4. 18 Nov '06 23:29
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1438190 Shirov couldn't hold a similar ending.
  5. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    18 Nov '06 23:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bobla45
    Although I'm sure this game is laced with inaccuracies, it was a lot of fun to play as my good friend Boston Dave sacs a knight for 3 pawns and makes the last 40 moves a complete nightmare for a single overworked bishop. Thanks for the game Dave I wont forget this one any time soon!Game 2743490
    White should have won. I think 48 is where things went wrong. He needed to leave the right pawns parked on the light squares where they were safe from the bishop, and then used the king to help the other pawns get through.

    As he played it, he isolated his right pawn, and then created 2 pawn islands on the left side of the board, so severely weakening his position.

    I haven't looked at the position too long though.

    D

    [EDIT] I'd like to play that endgame from move 47, if you or BostonDave wish. Its an interesting ending, which doesn't come up too much.
  6. 19 Nov '06 00:53
    yep, its a win for white. 47 was ok. Move 48 should have been Ke4. eventually white ends up with the b,c and d pawns past the 5th rank which is enough to win. Interesting ending though.
  7. 19 Nov '06 03:19
    Working backwards, White made the last mistake with 72.a6? turning a win into a draw. So, if White was winning at this point, how far back before the win is in doubt... maybe Black is lost after 36... Kf8? losing one pawn too many and allowing the queens to come off.
  8. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    19 Nov '06 03:33
    Just looking at one specific point in the game, 59. g6! would win unless I missed something, with 59...Bc3 60. a5! Kc5 61. a6! Kb6, and the king comes to f7, and wins the bishop.
  9. Standard member Arrakis
    D_U_N_E
    19 Nov '06 09:07
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    White should have won. I think 48 is where things went wrong. He needed to leave the right pawns parked on the light squares where they were safe from the bishop, and then used the king to help the other pawns get through.

    As he played it, he isolated his right pawn, and then created 2 pawn islands on the left side of the board, so severely weakening h ...[text shortened]... ve 47, if you or BostonDave wish. Its an interesting ending, which doesn't come up too much.
    I agree. The pawns should win against the bishop per my lesson in Pawns vs Pieces.
  10. 20 Nov '06 16:47
    Originally posted by Bobla45
    Although I'm sure this game is laced with inaccuracies, it was a lot of fun to play as my good friend Boston Dave sacs a knight for 3 pawns and makes the last 40 moves a complete nightmare for a single overworked bishop. Thanks for the game Dave I wont forget this one any time soon!Game 2743490
    He should have bashed that bishop.
  11. 20 Nov '06 17:12
    24 ... BxN, QxN, Qe7 and black controls the e-file and some dark squares... easily obtaining at least a draw.