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  1. 05 Sep '18 16:56 / 1 edit

    A wee review of a book from the 1986 Kasparov - Karpov Match.

    My main grumble is the diagrams and the figurine notation.
    The Knights are facing the wrong way! If you think that is
    not much to grumble about then take a look. It’s very odd.

    Complaint over we look at the Lolli Ending.


    White to play and draw. Lolli 1763.

    Then of course four RHP games where our boys have managed
    to screw this up. Four examples one for each corner of the board.

    Then some good RHP play! showing the Lolli Mate in action.


    The Rook goes to g8 to stop Qg7 mate. 1....Rg8 2. Qxh7+ and mate next move..
    This section has some nice RHP trickery including a smart game from Pawn Riot.

    I wanted to stop there but out of sheer curiosity I wondered if I could
    find anybody here missing the Lolli Mate......sad to say I found dozens.

    Blog Post 395
  2. 05 Sep '18 17:06
    Top Diagram White keeps checking until a pin or sacks his Rook on h3 or g3 for stalemate!
  3. 05 Sep '18 17:40
    That's is correct.

    And you will be mildly surprised how many draws have been missed,
    I only put up four, one form each corner of the board and also how
    many times the K & Q player has allowed it to happen.
  4. 06 Sep '18 04:19
    Not really when you organize tournaments especially high school events as most players are under 700 here in Brantford Area of Ontario Canada
  5. 06 Sep '18 11:08
    I have seen all kinds of moves at kids events with quick OTB rates but here
    we have days to make a move and yet...even me.... we make bad choices.

    I'm positive it is because here the players are giving a massive simultaneous display
    and have a huge game load and move too fast, my blunders have happened this way.

    Others because the patterns have never pointed out them....that is where I come in.
    I do get the occasional PM along the lines of : "I won a game because of something you had shown."
  6. 07 Sep '18 00:35
    Well, I certainly have at one point. Your blogs are good, simple, and instructive; it's hard not to pick something up. More specifically, I don't know when you mentioned it, but I think the delayed Bxc6 in the Ruy Lopez and subsequent setup was one of your ideas I've used over the board and had good results with.
  7. 08 Sep '18 01:40
    I've played it loads of times OTB with good results..

    These two are probably my best two OTB wins with it. The players were/are quite good.

    Geoff Chandler - Paul Roberts, Ednburgh Chess League (1990),



    Geoff Chandler vs Chris Tweedie, Scottish National League (2005),

  8. 08 Sep '18 09:16
    Originally posted by @greenpawn34
    I've played it loads of times OTB with good results..

    These two are probably my best two OTB wins with it. The players were/are quite good.

    Geoff Chandler - Paul Roberts, Ednburgh Chess League (1990),

    [pgn]
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. Bc6 dc6 6. d3 Bc5 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Bg5 Re8 9. Qd2 Bg4 10. h3 Bd7 11. g4 b5 12. Rg1 Bf8 13. Ne2 ...[text shortened]... 3. Rg4 f6 24. Ne6 Rf7 25. Nd8 Qd8 26. Qh6 Rh7 27. Qg6 Qf8 28. Rag1 Qg7 29. Qf6 Qf6 30. Rg8[/pgn]
    Geoff Chandler vs Chris Tweedie, Scottish National League (2005), - Interesting how blacks bishops quickly become blocked and irrelevant. It would be interesting to see if this would work as well if black choose to castle queenside.