Originally posted by MarinkatombEverybody's going too fast.
Not three moves, but a nice win none the less..
Qg5 ..Bxf6 (what else? White is threatening Rxh6. Technically black can play Qd2+ to delay the mate..)
Originally posted by jcmessyIt depends on who I was playing and the time controls. If I see a 1300 or so with a mate in 3 (or more), I might make them play it out. I bet only half of them would find it. If I was playing a blitz game, I'd look at the clocks first. Now, if I was playing this opponent in this time control, I would resign.
Paul, If you happened to be handling the black side,
after white's 20.Qg5! Surely, you would resign,
for there is no more defense against the coming 21.Rxh6..
by the way, this is not my game, if you click the link...
Originally posted by jcmessyTo me, 20.Ng4 is settling for less. Black's kingside is weak and it will remain weak for a long time, so why is white throwing away a piece just to rush into a line that's inconclusive? What's the big hurry?
What I am trying to show or demonstrate to everyone, was that 20.Ng4 was pure instinct.
while 20.Qg5 was truly a skill...
Originally posted by MarinkatombI did that in reverse this week. I woke up and started dreaming up moves in the Swiss proof game. Unfortunately, I was still a little sleep and didn't realize I couldn't play Qf8 (with the king in the way).
Yes i realised that when i woke up actually, found myself thinking about the position with my cereal.