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  1. 18 Feb '07 19:02


    White to move.
  2. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    18 Feb '07 19:04
    Originally posted by RahimK
    [fen]1r2r1k1/2q2p1p/b2p1npB/2pP4/1n1bNP2/1P4PB/3Q3P/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    White to move.
    In blitz or bullet I would play 1.Qxd4 without doubt
  3. Standard member BillyVoltaire
    Achiever
    18 Feb '07 19:08
    Qxd4 looks good. Black definitely cannot take the Q.

    BV
  4. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    18 Feb '07 19:10 / 1 edit
    isn't Qxb4 even better?


    oh right, white's in check.
  5. 18 Feb '07 19:10
    Please continue the line further.

    1.Qxd4 ___
  6. 18 Feb '07 19:11
    Originally posted by wormwood
    isn't Qxb4 even better?
    The check my cts friend!

    Slow tactics
  7. Standard member Kirwan
    Mel Kirwan
    18 Feb '07 19:13
    Originally posted by RahimK
    Please continue the line further.

    1.Qxd4 ___
    If p x Q
    Nxf6+ Kh8
    Rxe8+ RxR
    B g7+ KxB
    N x e8+

    possibly?
  8. Standard member StewartChess
    somethin clever here
    18 Feb '07 19:14 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by wormwood
    isn't Qxb4 even better?


    oh right, white's in check.
    edit: scratch that.
  9. Standard member StewartChess
    somethin clever here
    18 Feb '07 19:18
    1.Qxd4 cxd4
    2.Nxf6+ Kh8
    3.Rxe8+ Rxe8
    4.Bg7+!! Kxg7
    5.Nxe8+
  10. Standard member StewartChess
    somethin clever here
    18 Feb '07 19:19
    you beat me to it! haha
  11. 18 Feb '07 19:23
    Originally posted by Kirwan
    If p x Q
    Nxf6+ Kh8
    Rxe8+ RxR
    B g7+ KxB
    N x e8+

    possibly?
    Ah, you found Bg7+!!

    Brillant.


    This was really a test for you fast tactics supporters.

    Wormwood and Jusuh, honeslty would you have found Bg7+?

    Because Nxe8 instead of Bg7+ and black is winning.

    That's why I prefer slow tactics. You still get the patterns instilled in your brain (slower then fast tactics) but you build calculation as the same time.

    So if you get this position in OTB, you clock is ticking, sure you see Qxd4 is good, but would you play it?

    If you calculate wrong, you might see Nxe8 instead of Bg7+ and not sac your queen. You might play some other move, and lose the game.

    Or you might calculate right, and play Bg7+ and win the game.

    My name is Rahim, and I am a supporter of slow tactics

    Just an opinion, but instead of doing fast tactics and then learning to calculate,

    Why not do slow tactics and learn to calculate at the same time? It's 2 for 1. After enough slow tactics, the patterns will stick in your head, and it will be just like doing fast tactics.
  12. 18 Feb '07 19:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by RahimK


    Wormwood and Jusuh, honeslty would you have found Bg7+?
    in a long game, yes. no doubt.

    in a bullet game, no. but still I would have played Qxd4 instantly and maybe see it after ...Kh8. hard to say.

    my name is not rahim and i am not supporter of slow tactics.
  13. 18 Feb '07 19:49
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    in a long game, yes. no doubt.

    in a bullet game, no. but still I would have played Qxd4 instantly and maybe see it after ...Kh8. hard to say.

    my name is not rahim and i am not supporter of slow tactics.
    Fair enough.

    You taken the Yasser Seirwans, winning chess tactics exam?
  14. 18 Feb '07 19:53
    nope. never heard of it.

    can I take it online?
  15. 18 Feb '07 20:06
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    nope. never heard of it.

    can I take it online?
    It's from his book,

    Winning Chess Tactics.

    Teaches you tactics and then at the end there are 45 questions.

    15, 0-1500
    15, 1500-2000
    15, 2000+


    Approximate ratings for them. Pretty tough questions. I tried the hardest ones once when I was reading the book.

    That book is popular. Maybe the public library has it?