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  1. 14 Mar '09 14:56 / 5 edits
    Post your favorite king hunts!

    I'll start with this blitz from fics (I'm black):

    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Bc4 Bg7 7. O-O

    Castling is the right move here. Sometimes I don't pay attention to move orders very well; here my opponent jumps on my mistake.

    7...Nc6 8. Nxc6 bxc6 9. e5

    ouch. But I came up with a clever move (at least it seemed so at the time).

    9...Ng4 10. exd6 O-O 11. dxe7 (Be2! is the right move. damn computers!) Qxe7

    I'm threatening Bishop indirectly starting with Nxh2

    12. h3 Qh4 13. hxg4 Bxg4 (Computer draws with 14. Qd3 Bf5 15. Qe2 Rae8 16. Be3 Bg4 17. Qd2 Re5 18. Ne2 Rd8 19. Qc1 Rh5 20. f3 Bc8 21. Bb3 Qh2+ 22. Kf2 Qh4+ 23. Kg1)

    14. f3 Be5 15. Re1 Qh2+ 16.Kf1 Qh1+ 17. Ke2 My opponent blundered again. (17. Kf2 Qh4+ 18. Kg1 would have nearly forced a repetition save this one variation with three pieces for a queen 18...Bh2+ 19. Kf1
    Bg3 20. Be3 Rfe8 21. fxg4 Qh1+ 22. Bg1 Rxe1+ 23. Qxe1 Bxe1 24. Rxe1 Qh6 25.
    Bb3 a5 26. Ne4 Qf4+ 27. Bf2 Kg7)

    The draw is probably my best bet, but I would be tempted to play out this position in blitz.

    Now for the king hunt, enjoy!:



    This last move isn't best, but I was being cruel to my opponent. Move any piece you want!