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  1. 18 Jul '06 01:39
    Game 2271155

    This is a game recently where I made a big blunder (obviously), my question is whether you think the outcome was justified, or whether one player should have one (give a winning line).
  2. 18 Jul '06 02:04
    I've got 2 active games, so can you please tell me in which move you made the blunder?
  3. 18 Jul '06 03:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Game 2271155

    This is a game recently where I made a big blunder (obviously), my question is whether you think the outcome was justified, or whether one player should have one (give a winning line).
    White is winning from very early on. White has a material advantage and the compensation.. Black's opening was absolutely atrocious. I suggest you get a book on Petroff's Defence because Qe7 is not a move that can be taken seriously.

    Edit: Qe7 invites an excruciating pin and hinders your development of the dark bishop. In the game you played g6 to sort out the problem of your bishop but this is slow, the Queen stays pinned to the King long enough for white to exploit the situation. After 6... g6 7.Re1 is good since black faces threats like the simple f3. Black's game will be on a trapeze wire.
  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblemonline
    The Advanced Mind
    18 Jul '06 17:09
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Game 2271155

    This is a game recently where I made a big blunder (obviously), my question is whether you think the outcome was justified, or whether one player should have one (give a winning line).
    White should have played on. I am not sure he can win, but he appears to have all the winning chances.

    For starters, he has the choice of winning the e6 pawn or the c4 pawn:
    1...Kh7 2.Qg4+ Kh7 3.Rxf8 Qxf8 4.Qxc4, or 1...Kh7 2.Qh5+ Kg7 3.Qe5+ Kh7 4.Rxf8 Qxf8 5.Qxe6.

    In both of these lines, White has an extra pawn, and Black's King is more exposed than White's. This gives White the continual threat of Queen checks that pick off more pawns, or force a perpetual, should things turn in Black's favor. I am not sure that White can win, but he risks little by trying.
  5. 18 Jul '06 23:01 / 1 edit
    i can't quite put my finger on why exactly but i get the impression that white played like a sissy, he's up but he uses his rooks to defend pawns instead of attack.

    not to mention
    40.Rxe6!! fxe6?
    A. 41.Qg5+ Kf7 Qxd8
    B. 41.Qg6+ Kh8 (Kf8 Qf6+ Ke8 Qxe6+ Kf8 Rf1+ Kg7 Rf7+ and mate in two) 42.Qxh5+ Kg7 43.Qg5+ Kf7 44.Qxd8
    C. 41.Rxe6! Rd7 (for example) 42.Re8+ Kg7 43.Qg5+ Kf7 44.Qg8+ Kf6 45.Re6+ Kf5 46.Qg6 1-0

    later
    42.Qxe6+ Kg7 43.Qd7+ Kg8 44.Qd5+ Kg7 45.Qg5+ Kh7 46.Qxh5+ Kg77.Qd5+ and white can grab another pawn probably with check trade rooks and take a fairly straightforward win.

    finally
    44(46).Qe5+ Kh7 45.Qe4+ Kg7 46.Qd4+ Kg8 47.Rxf8+ Qxf8 (Kxf8 Qf6+ any Qxe6+ any Qxc4) 48.Qxb6 +/-