# A missed opportunity

Javasnob2
Posers and Puzzles 14 Mar '06 22:27
1. 14 Mar '06 22:27
I recently browsed a game between two of my former and current opponents and noticed this position after move 35.

White's move was to take the Rook at b2. It cost him the game; too bad he didn't see the better (and winning) move.

Javasnob2
2. richjohnson
TANSTAAFL
14 Mar '06 22:41
Originally posted by Javasnob2
I recently browsed a game between two of my former and current opponents and noticed this position after move 35.

White's move was to take the Rook at b2. It cost him the game; too bad he didn't see the better (and winning) move.

[fen]8/3Q3P/r2p1pk1/2p1p1p1/p1P2q2/P7/1r1R1P2/2K4R[/fen]

Javasnob2
Rh6+ ... Kxh6
h8=Q+ ... Kg6
Qh7++
3. PBE6
Bananarama
14 Mar '06 23:51
Originally posted by richjohnson
Rh6+ ... Kxh6
h8=Q+ ... Kg6
Qh7++
That works, but 1.h8=N++ is faster.
4. 14 Mar '06 23:53
Good one! Although that wasn't the line I had in mind.

What about h8=N#?
5. PBE6
Bananarama
15 Mar '06 00:15
Originally posted by Javasnob2
Good one! Although that wasn't the line I had in mind.

What about h8=N#?
Oops, wrong notation. I meant "checkmate", as you pointed out.
6. 19 Mar '06 03:32
H8=N# is not the move I spotted - like someone else i spotted the Rook-Sac

But both conclusions are Valid...Simply becuase they both FORCE MATE....

But i find it rather funny - I was able to work out the forced mate (starting with the rook-sac), a 5 move sequence, but COMPLETLY Missed h8=N
7. blackmanrook
defender of the caro
28 Mar '06 00:20
Originally posted by Shinidoki
H8=N# is not the move I spotted - like someone else i spotted the Rook-Sac

But both conclusions are Valid...Simply becuase they both FORCE MATE....

But i find it rather funny - I was able to work out the forced mate (starting with the rook-sac), a 5 move sequence, but COMPLETLY Missed h8=N
because the rook sac look pretty it was easier for you to see.
8. 06 Apr '06 18:04
Originally posted by blackmanrook
because the rook sac look pretty it was easier for you to see.
It probably has more to do with the way i think....

when I see a pawn close to promotion the first thought is "hey! a new Queen".... it never occurs to me to promote to a knight....
9. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
06 Apr '06 22:46
Originally posted by Shinidoki
But i find it rather funny - I was able to work out the forced mate (starting with the rook-sac), a 5 move sequence, but COMPLETLY Missed h8=N
War is war, loser.
10. 08 Apr '06 23:411 edit
Originally posted by Javasnob2
I recently browsed a game between two of my former and current opponents and noticed this position after move 35.

White's move was to take the Rook at b2. It cost him the game; too bad he didn't see the better (and winning) move.

[fen]8/3Q3P/r2p1pk1/2p1p1p1/p1P2q2/P7/1r1R1P2/2K4R[/fen]

Javasnob2
How's about

Q h6 check K g7
Q g8 checkmate

EDIT whoops missed K f5 ðŸ˜³
11. 12 Apr '06 00:36
Originally posted by Bowmann
War is war, loser.
and that is supposed to mean what exactly??
12. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
12 Apr '06 00:53
Originally posted by Shinidoki
and that is supposed to mean what exactly??
Don't worry, it is the pithy one liner insult king. Just ignore it, if you don't it only encourages it.
Well at least I saw the one mover first. Didn't look further than that.