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  1. 10 Oct '12 16:10
    Was at the Edinburgh Club swapping tricks, traps and opening ideas
    with some of Scotland's elite.

    This popped up which I managed to get.

    White to play and draw. (don't know who composed it.)


    Don't just post the key move [hidden]. Anybody can do that.
    I want to see the workings in action.

    Please use the PGN thingy to show the two critical lines.
    Use two PGN's, no comments needed.
  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    10 Oct '12 22:00
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Was at the Edinburgh Club swapping tricks, traps and opening ideas
    with some of Scotland's elite.

    This popped up which I managed to get.

    White to play and draw. (don't know who composed it.)

    [fen]1kB2B1R/1P5p/8/8/8/3q2p1/5bP1/7K w - - 0 1[/fen]
    Don't just post the key move [hidden]. Anybody can do that.
    I want to see the workings in action.
    ...[text shortened]... lease use the PGN thingy to show the two critical lines.
    Use two PGN's, no comments needed.
    I would try
    bf5 attacking the queen and threating a discovered attack on the king
  3. 10 Oct '12 23:57
    and loses instantly RJ.....
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    11 Oct '12 00:19
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I would try [hidden]bf5 attacking the queen and threating a discovered attack on the king[/hidden]
    ...Qf1 mate


    Woohoo, I beat a 2200 player.
  5. 11 Oct '12 00:39
    you know Swiss I almost didnt post anything as I thought he must be taking the pi@@....
  6. 11 Oct '12 01:27
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    [hidden]...Qf1 mate[/hidden]

    Woohoo, I beat a 2200 player.
    Excellent!
    Obvious is Bd6+ (forced), QxB, then Bh3+ followed by Rxh7+ - rook moves along "h" file if queen captures it's a stalemate. The other drawing lines are equally obvious. The bishop and pawn endgame is a draw if black forces white to trade rook for queen.
  7. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    11 Oct '12 04:12
    Originally posted by st40
    and loses instantly RJ.....
    You can't win 'em all. Especially if you are a redneck like me.
  8. 11 Oct '12 10:02
  9. 11 Oct '12 21:05
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I would try [hidden]bf5 attacking the queen and threating a discovered attack on the king[/hidden]
    Even I had the first 3 moves worked out.

    My rating is almost 1000 pionts less than RJ, but I bet I could beat him OTB.
  10. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    11 Oct '12 22:00
    Originally posted by SmittyTime
    Even I had the first 3 moves worked out.

    My rating is almost 1000 pionts less than RJ, but I bet I could beat him OTB.
    In a fast game you may be able to beat me OTB. But at regular tournment time controls of 40/2, SD/1, d/5 that they used in the most recent World Open in July for the section that I would have played in, I doubt it.
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    12 Oct '12 00:11
    Originally posted by SmittyTime
    Even I had the first 3 moves worked out.

    My rating is almost 1000 pionts less than RJ, but I bet I could beat him OTB.
    I'd play him if they handcuffed him to the table and ensured that there were no other metallic objects anywhere near him.
  12. 12 Oct '12 04:12
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    In a fast game you may be able to beat me OTB. But at regular tournment time controls of 40/2, SD/1, d/5 that they used in the most recent World Open in July for the section that I would have played in, I doubt it.
    There's only one way to find out. Where do you live? Lets meet up and play.
  13. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    12 Oct '12 10:11
    Originally posted by SmittyTime
    There's only one way to find out. Where do you live? Lets meet up and play.
    I live just about a mile outside of gate 1 of Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA. If you are willing to travel here, I will certainly play you and message you my exact address.
  14. 12 Oct '12 11:26 / 1 edit
    It was a fairly easy one as far as some studies go.
    Some are incredibly difficult, the above one looked solvable so it tempted you in.

    Here is a mate in two from a manuscript dated around 1300.
    (there is no trick in the date. The Rook, Knight and King all moved then
    as they do today - Only the Queen, Bishop and pawns underwent a
    movement change in the 1490's. )

    White to play and mate in 2


    Again fairly easy but as s a teaching aid for the 13th century player, or gambling trick.
    (Arab travellers would set up positions like this in stalls betting you could
    not find the solution.) then it would have had it's uses.
  15. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    12 Oct '12 11:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It was a fairly easy one as far as some studies go.
    Some are incredibly difficult, the above one looked solvable so it tempted you in.

    Here is a mate in two from a manuscript dated around 1300.
    (there is no trick in the date. The Rook, Knight and King all moved then
    as they do today - Only the Queen, Bishop and pawns underwent a
    movement change i ke this in stalls betting you could
    not find the solution.) then it would have had it's uses.
    Move King to c2 or e2 so it can not be checked by the knight, then there will be a checkmate by one of the rooks depending on what black does.


    P.S. On second look I now see a knight move that stops my idea. This will require more study.