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  1. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    21 Oct '13 04:52 / 2 edits
    Here's a fun game I just finished from another site. I had white against the rare 3...Bc5 Ruy Lopez. Black's Queen sortie got her trapped - or so it seemed. A diversionary B move saved her, but she was still out of play enough for black to succumb to a sac and a 'creeping' attack - a series of short little moves that forced a decisive weakening of the enemy K position. A final N sacrifice proved too much to resist.

  2. 21 Oct '13 13:36
    Hi SG.

    Good play, nice creeping.
    There is another line at the critical point. (Check all checks)


    Instead of 20. Qxg4 How about 20.Nf6+

    20....gxf6
    21. QxB+ and then 22.RxQ

    20...Kh8
    21.NxB White is a piece up and still has the makings of Kingside storm.

    In the game and knowing what is coming (hindsight) Black can wriggle with.

  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    21 Oct '13 14:54
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi SG.

    Good play, nice creeping.
    There is another line at the critical point. (Check all checks)

    [fen]r4rk1/1pp2pp1/pb5p/3pP3/3PNPbB/1PP5/1q3RPP/R2Q2K1 w - - 0 20[/fen]
    Instead of 20. Qxg4 How about 20.Nf6+

    20....gxf6
    21. QxB+ and then 22.RxQ

    20...Kh8
    21.NxB White is a piece up and still has the makings of Kingside storm.

    In the game ...[text shortened]... te counter-play. But to get in White will have creep even slower than he did in the game.}[/pgn]
    Hi GP-

    Thanks for checking it out and well spotted on 20.Nf6+. That looks like an improvement.
  4. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    21 Oct '13 18:37 / 3 edits
    Just a niggling comment on your annotation to move 26: "... This move [Nf5] threatens 27.Qh6 and taking the N loses to Qxh5+."

    Taking the N fails to 27. Qg7 mate !

    Yes, a sweet creeper.
  5. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    22 Oct '13 02:56
    I see threads like this and I feel like the Only Chess forum is putting the band back together!
  6. 22 Oct '13 14:45
    That 3...Bc5 is not as bad as it's reputation. It's playable.
    I've won with it OTB and lost against it OTB (although in the loss I had
    a nice opeing tug but made a typical middle blunder.)

    Anybody see a good move which Black missed in this game?

    democrite - barlinski RHP 2010

  7. 22 Oct '13 15:06 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Anybody see a good move which Black missed in this game?
    If anyone needs a clue about what Black missed in the game Greenpawn has just posted, have a look at the win by Tim Dickinson I posted here: Thread 116824 ( "Here's one by the top board of the team I play for" ).
  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    22 Oct '13 15:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Anybody see a good move which Black missed in this game?
    10...Qxf2+ 11.Kh1 Qg1+! and a smothered mate.
  9. 27 Oct '13 02:55 / 1 edit
    3... Bc5 is Cordel variation, played by Fischer in his youth.
    For example>
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/chess/grandmaster-games/viewmastergame.php?pgnid=54314&subject=Svetozar_Gligoric_vs_Bobby_Fischer

    in Buenos Aires, the only tournament in which Reshevsky ended above Fischer (but it was quite understandable: Bobby experienced his first love).
    Oh, that hot August of 1960...

    There is one more "strange" move in Ruy Lopez besides Cordel's 3... Bc5 which served one great GM for many years...
  10. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    27 Oct '13 03:12 / 3 edits
    Here's a game where I misplayed the opening badly, was struggling the entire game, just to in effect have an open position rook entombment (almost) on my opponent who resigned right off as soon as he had problems. He really didn't need to move the rook, this is so close to being interesting, but then so much crappy play 😞😕