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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    01 Apr '05 21:59
    Some of you may have seen this game. Can you spot it? It isn't too difficult.


    Heidenfeld - Kerins, Dublin 1973

    1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Nf3 Qb6 8.Qd2 c4 9.Be2 Na5 10.O-O f5 11.Ng5 Be7 12.g4 Bxg5 13.fxg5 Nf8 14.gxf5 exf5 15.Bf3 Be6 16.Qg2 O-O-O 17.Na3 Ng6 18.Qd2 f4 19.Bf2 Bh3 20.Rfb1 Bf5 21.Nc2 h6 22.gxh6 Rxh6 23.Nb4 Qe6 24.Qe2 Ne7 25.b3 Qg6+ 26.Kf1 Bxb1 27.bxc4 dxc4 28.Qb2 Bd3+ 29.Ke1 Be4 30.Qe2 Bxf3 31.Qxf3 Rxh2 32.d5 Qf5 33.O-O-O Rh3 34.Qe2 Rxc3+ 35.Kb2 Rh3 36.d6 Nec6 37.Nxc6 Nxc6 38.e6 Qe5+ 39.Qxe5 Nxe5 40.d7+ Nxd7 0-1
  2. 02 Apr '05 04:25
    1.....e6
  3. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    02 Apr '05 04:31
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    1.....e6
    A fair opinion but I'm afraid it's infinitely craftier than that.
  4. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    02 Apr '05 16:37
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Some of you may have seen this game. Can you spot it? It isn't too difficult.


    Heidenfeld - Kerins, Dublin 1973

    1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Nf3 Qb6 8.Qd2 c4 9.Be2 Na5 10.O-O f5 11.Ng5 Be7 12.g4 Bxg5 13.fxg5 Nf8 14.gxf5 exf5 15.Bf3 Be6 16.Qg2 O-O-O 17.Na3 Ng6 18.Qd2 f4 19.Bf2 Bh3 20.Rfb1 Bf5 21.Nc2 h6 22.gxh6 Rxh6 23.Nb4 Qe6 ...[text shortened]... -O-O Rh3 34.Qe2 Rxc3+ 35.Kb2 Rh3 36.d6 Nec6 37.Nxc6 Nxc6 38.e6 Qe5+ 39.Qxe5 Nxe5 40.d7+ Nxd7 0-1
    So you're just asking us to decide which move was a crafty one??? A lot of them probably are.
  5. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    02 Apr '05 16:45
    Originally posted by ark13
    So you're just asking us to decide which move was a crafty one??? A lot of them probably are.
    No. I'm asking you if you can spot the illegal move that apparently went unnoticed during this game.
  6. 02 Apr '05 16:46 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by ark13
    So you're just asking us to decide which move was a crafty one??? A lot of them probably are.
    Yeah, Crafty probably agrees with many of them.

    My copy of the game ends with 32.....Qf5, just before your illegal castling.




  7. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    02 Apr '05 17:10 / 2 edits
    Oops, I didn't know about this before. It seems the game already got the attention of this site last year. Sorry.

    http://www.timeforchess.com/board/showthread.php?id=8828



    Edit: Yes, well done THUD.

    The sly thing about this is that you don't need to play through the game to find it. You just need to look over the moves!
  8. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    02 Apr '05 20:06
    LOL, the funny thing is, WinBoard allows both castlings.
  9. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    02 Apr '05 21:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    LOL, the funny thing is, WinBoard allows [b]both castlings.[/b]
    It does. That's what I used!