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  1. Standard member Freddie2008
    9 Edits
    29 Mar '08 00:38
    Game 4791227

    Why was my last move strong enough to force a resignation? I can't see it. I asked the player but he's not responding. Did he make a mistake in resigning?
  2. 29 Mar '08 00:40
    You are about to win the knight. =D
  3. Standard member Freddie2008
    9 Edits
    29 Mar '08 00:41
    Originally posted by RabbitCold
    You are about to win the knight. =D
    Kg5 though??
  4. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    29 Mar '08 00:49
    Originally posted by Freddie2006
    Kg5 though??
    The knigh is doubly attacked by your queen and rook. So just with king defending it it doesn't do. One other thing is that even if you had just a piece attacking the knight drawing the king to the center of the board while you had an army of pieces to attack him would probabily be worst than losing a knight. I think that I'd even play an exchange sacrifice if I though your king hadn't enough time to escape.
  5. 29 Mar '08 01:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    The knigh is doubly attacked by your queen and rook. So just with king defending it it doesn't do. One other thing is that even if you had just a piece attacking the knight drawing the king to the center of the board while you had an army of pieces to attack him would probabily be worst than losing a knight. I think that I'd even play an exchange sacrifice if I though your king hadn't enough time to escape.
    Yep, it all looks terrible for Black, except maybe Kh5? If Kh5, i don't see any immediate kill for White. Maybe Black's queen could get into the game enough to keep it close?

    Edit - I was thinking along the lines of Kh5 RxNg4 QxNe7. Then White can't really play Rh4, because of the black queen.
  6. Standard member Chipotle
    Pawn Grubber
    29 Mar '08 02:59
    Originally posted by Freddie2006
    Game 4791227

    Why was my last move strong enough to force a resignation? I can't see it. I asked the player but he's not responding. Did he make a mistake in resigning?
    This is won, but it looks tricky. How about 21. ...Kh5 (21. ... Kg5?? Rxg4) 22. Be2 (22. Rxg4 Qxe7 +/- but the Black Queen defends h4 and the e-file) f5 (Ndf6? 23. Qxf6) 23. Bxg4 or Rxg4 win.
  7. 29 Mar '08 04:02 / 1 edit
    Black is in check and has 5 legal moves:
    1...Qxe7 loses a queen for a knight.
    1...Kg5 and 1...Kh6 are both forced mates.
    1...Kh7 white wins a piece because after 2...Qxe7 is 3. Qg7# Also after 2.Rxg4 white is threatening mate in 3 beginning with Rh4+.
    The only reasonable move is 1...Kh5 but black is in trouble after 2.Be2. (threatening mate in 3)
  8. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    29 Mar '08 12:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Freddie2006
    Game 4791227

    Why was my last move strong enough to force a resignation? I can't see it. I asked the player but he's not responding. Did he make a mistake in resigning?
    Your opponent thought that you will be able to take his knight and checkmate him. Was he right ?

    edit : Just joking. Good work !