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  1. 22 May '13 19:22
    I think this game is a good example of the windmill effect. If anyone has any other games that have examples of this please can you post because I think it is one of the coolest chess tactics and was used by Bobby Fischer in his "Game of the Century" against Donald Byrne.
  2. 22 May '13 19:24
    After the position at move 22 white can continue with the windmill but I chose instead to win his knight and queen.
  3. 23 May '13 01:50
    Hi Tygert. (welcome back.)

    You posted this earlier and it removed as it was a GIP.

    I was worried in case some lad did not know it was a GIP
    and tell you about the mate hiding in the position.


    The Windmill is good, but 22.Rxh7+ and Rh8 mate is better.
    Good game.
  4. 23 May '13 05:39
    I probably should have noticed that. It would have been a much quicker checkmate than the one I planned.
  5. Subscriber PureRWandB
    CCC Club Leader
    31 May '13 05:47
    Here is a recent game that might be considered a Windmill.
    It starts winding-up on move 28.

  6. 31 May '13 09:06
    Shame. White got crushed badly. The knight sac on h7 was ??
  7. 13 Jul '13 14:58 / 1 edit
    I just came across this, Game 10093159. Black's queen eats away white's pawns like strong acid from move 30 to move 36. Like a salmon that has struggled upstream and spawned, the queen then keels over dead, its mission accomplished.

  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    13 Jul '13 15:48 / 2 edits
    Here was a weird windmill with a delay in it. (Though, as my comp points out, it was achieved by missing several stronger moves 😛) White's Bishop operates by mate threat and decides the game in the least likely sector: the Queenside.

    Edit: damn smileys crash the PGN viewer.

  9. 14 Jul '13 04:18
    Our resident Para Trooper and frequent poster on here has a nice Windmill in his foot locker.

    USArmyParatrooper - sagator RHP 2011 Game 8867478

  10. 14 Jul '13 10:11
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Our resident Para Trooper and frequent poster on here has a nice Windmill in his foot locker.

    USArmyParatrooper - sagator RHP 2011 Game 8867478

    [pgn]
    [FEN "r2q1rk1/1b1nb1pp/4p3/p1p2p2/1p4n1/1P1PNNP1/PBPQRPBP/4R1K1 w - - 0 17"]
    17. Nxg4 fxg4 18. Rxe6 {Black should now play Bf6} 18... gxf3 19. Rxe7 fxg2 20. Rxg7+ Kh8 {Now Qh6 and mate on h7 i ...[text shortened]... g the Black Queen he wraps it up with...} 25. Qh6 {Game over. Good Rook on the 7th fun.}[/pgn]
    How I love the windmill effect.