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  1. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    06 Sep '12 22:10
    ... don't look for a for a better idea.

    White to play and lose:



    Game 9477412
  2. 07 Sep '12 00:29
    That was the Hook Mate without the hook..............and the mate.
  3. 07 Sep '12 00:43
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    ... don't look for a for a better idea.

    White to play and lose:

    [fen]R7/5pk1/4pNp1/6p1/2n1PP1P/8/7r/4K3 w - - 0 44[/fen]

    Game 9477412
    Clearly, fxg5 (winning) would not be the move to find.
  4. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    07 Sep '12 03:54
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    ... don't look for a for a better idea.

    White to play and lose:

    [fen]R7/5pk1/4pNp1/6p1/2n1PP1P/8/7r/4K3 w - - 0 44[/fen]

    Game 9477412
    It looks like Ra2 should lose to me.
  5. 07 Sep '12 06:40
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    ... don't look for a for a better idea.

    White to play and lose:

    [fen]R7/5pk1/4pNp1/6p1/2n1PP1P/8/7r/4K3 w - - 0 44[/fen]

    Game 9477412
    Blindness due to 'pattern recognition, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing
  6. 07 Sep '12 15:04
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    That was the Hook Mate without the hook..............and the mate.
    How much would you bet that White reads your blog? It's all your fault, greenpawn, all your fault.

    Richard
  7. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    07 Sep '12 16:49
    I had it all figured out:

    "At some point he'll forget about the mate threat, shift that rook off the back rank, then I'm in".

    Many moves later...

    43. ... hxg5

    "44. hxg5? Nah - Rh8 and my mate evaporates...

    Hang on - fxg5 and he can't stop mate on g8. Winner.

    Hang on again, why don't I just play Rg8 now - mate in one?"

    44. Rg8

    3, 2, 1 ...

    "Aaaaarrrrgggghhh!"