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  1. 18 Jan '12 00:24 / 1 edit
    What did Black play in this postion?


    It's from an OTB game - Black was at the time graded 2351. 10 guesses.

    and....

    Black to play


    OK what happened in this game played on RHP. Again 10 guesses.

    1. White Resigned
    2. Black Resigned
    3. The game was agreed drawn
    4. White stalemated Black
    5. Black stalemated White
    6. White timed out
    7. Black timed out
    8. White Checkmated Black
    9. Black Checkmated White.
    10. None of the above.

    Also TWO pictures of chess piece from snow.

    Two games starting from this position.


    (some mistake there.......Russ)

    And an answer to a PM.

    All is revealed on the latest blog Blog 4 - The White Pawn and The Green Knight
  2. 18 Jan '12 00:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    What did Black play in this postion?

    [fen] r1bqkbnr/pp3ppp/2np4/1Bp1p3/4P3/1P6/PBPP1PPP/RN1QK1NR w KQkq - 0 1[/fen]
    It's from an OTB game - Black was at the time graded 2351. 10 guesses.

    and....

    Black to play

    [fen] 8/8/6R1/7p/7k/7P/6PK/2q5 b - - 0 1 [/fen]
    OK what happened in this game played on RHP. Again 10 guesses.

    1. White Resigned
    ...[text shortened]...

    All is revealed on the latest blog Blog 4 - The White Pawn and The Green Knight
    The second position should be a draw... black pins the pawn and shuffles their queen along the second rank while white keeps his rook along the g file. But I'm guessing white checkmated black or that white resigned.
  3. 18 Jan '12 00:50
    Hi Tom Tom

    You are right that Black must keep the g-pawn pinned so The Queen must stay
    on the 2nd Rank and the Rook must not stray from the g-file.
    It's a truly wonderful position.

    The way the game went closes the position wonderfully. See the Blog.