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  1. 27 Nov '12 01:23
    ... I will take a leaf out of Alekhine's book and give this one a different ending.

    I felt quite pleased with myself for seeing the idea of 19. Rf6 from several moves away, but Mr Fritz ruined it all for me by showing me the lovely finish I missed on move 22. See if you can spot it.

  2. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    27 Nov '12 01:34
    I found it, but it helps that you tell us it's there.
  3. Standard member vivify
    rain
    27 Nov '12 01:35 / 3 edits
    Are you white or black?
  4. 27 Nov '12 01:45
    Do you think I'd post this game if I'd lost it? I was White.

    byedidia - yes, it's a big problem that it's far easier to find a good move if you know there is one. Some chess-improvement books try to get round this by asking you to find the "best move", which might be a positional move, a winning combination or a clever defence to what looks like a lost position.
  5. 27 Nov '12 01:54
    Rh8+ looks good
  6. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    27 Nov '12 03:45
    Originally posted by kbear1k
    Rh8+ looks good
    That's right. 22.Rh8+ Kxh8 23.Qxh6+ Rh7 24.Qf8#
  7. 27 Nov '12 04:24
    RJ - just wondering, how long did it take your engine to find that ?
  8. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    27 Nov '12 04:32 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by st40
    RJ - just wondering, how long did it take your engine to find that ?
    Man, I did not use no engine. How may times must I say it. It took me about 2 minutes.

    P.S. But I may have never seen his original idea. That was good!
    That is, 19.Rf6!!
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    27 Nov '12 05:50
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Man, I did not use no engine.
    For once, you are telling the truth. Nice double-negative.
  10. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    27 Nov '12 08:24
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    For once, you are telling the truth. Nice double-negative.