# For the Chess Novice

Bowmann
Posers and Puzzles 21 Jul '05 00:12
1. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
21 Jul '05 00:121 edit

How should White continue?
2. 21 Jul '05 00:20
Originally posted by Bowmann
[fen]r4nk1/pppbR3/7p/8/8/1P6/PB4PP/6K1[/fen]

How should White continue?
Very gingerly.
3. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
21 Jul '05 00:25
Originally posted by jimslyp69
Very gingerly.
Oh, he can afford to be a little more reckless than that.
4. The Plumber
Leak-Proof
21 Jul '05 00:39
Originally posted by Bowmann
[fen]r4nk1/pppbR3/7p/8/8/1P6/PB4PP/6K1[/fen]

How should White continue?
I was going to propose an answer, but I didn't want to be chastised as not being a novice and thus being a spoil sport. What would be your definition of chess novice?
5. ark13
Enola Straight
21 Jul '05 00:48
Originally posted by The Plumber
I was going to propose an answer, but I didn't want to be chastised as not being a novice and thus being a spoil sport. What would be your definition of chess novice?
Bowmann
6. 21 Jul '05 01:00
Originally posted by ark13
Bowmann
No, he is just a novice.
7. 21 Jul '05 01:151 edit
Rg7, then the king has to move, then he can take the bishop, then the king has to move, then Rg7, then the king has to move, then he can take the pawn, then the king has to move, then Rg7.... until he can take all the pawns and the rook on the far left..??!!

Yes I am a novice
8. BigDoggProblem
21 Jul '05 01:49
Originally posted by Bowmann
[fen]r4nk1/pppbR3/7p/8/8/1P6/PB4PP/6K1[/fen]

How should White continue?
Easy. 1.Rg7+ Kh8 2.Rg6+!!

And do it on every square on the g-file. Watch the opponent's eyes get wide when he realizes you can do it along the 7th rank too. Enjoy the torture!
9. 21 Jul '05 02:11
Excellent suggestion!

Though be careful not to repeat the position three times. Once you've captured the bishop on d7, go back to that g file plan for a few more moves. Etc.
10. ark13
Enola Straight
21 Jul '05 02:21
Originally posted by Vandalizer
Excellent suggestion!

Though be careful not to repeat the position three times. Once you've captured the bishop on d7, go back to that g file plan for a few more moves. Etc.
There's no danger of that if you're capturing pieces.
11. 21 Jul '05 15:12
Originally posted by ark13
There's no danger of that if you're capturing pieces.
I'd expect a 1700+ guy would know that one...
12. ark13
Enola Straight
21 Jul '05 16:04
Originally posted by Coconut
I'd expect a 1700+ guy would know that one...
Well, me too. But his post seemed to be to the contrary. ðŸ˜›
13. 21 Jul '05 19:41
Originally posted by ark13
Well, me too. But his post seemed to be to the contrary. ðŸ˜›
"FIDE rating of around 2100, I´m pretty crap. I can still beat your computer at this slow chess though, ðŸ˜‰. Well, if I can´t, MY computer can, heh heh."

From his profile. Perhaps the man is using some help....
14. ark13
Enola Straight
21 Jul '05 20:44
Originally posted by Coconut
"FIDE rating of around 2100, I´m pretty crap. I can still beat your computer at this slow chess though, ðŸ˜‰. Well, if I can´t, MY computer can, heh heh."

From his profile. Perhaps the man is using some help....
Nah, I don't see any proof. Probably just poorly phrased. I don't think a cheat would come out and say it like that.
15. 22 Jul '05 09:25
Dudes!!

I leave this thread for ten minutes (or however long it was) and all hell breaks loose! Or something.

Anyway, first up, the draw thing. I was just suggesting that you want to be careful about how many checks you give on the g file because every time the rook returns to g7 you'd be repeating. Of course with each piece you capture you can go back to checking on the g file again. But when you're not taking anything you'd best keep count.

As for my computer, it's got that smit.fraud damn thing at the moment, so I'm on a borrowed laptop. Actually, I see it has Fritz 8 on it or something, and Chessbase Something huge. Bags I don't play it. I know that whenever I go to chess sites I often find people obsessed with ratings. Actually, that's true for OTB chess too. Frankly, I don't care about them. They're useful for seedings in Swiss tournaments and for when there's grade prizes, but that's about it.

So I guess to want a cheat, you'd need to have the desire to see a big number after your name. Having a collection of games you knew were played by a computer isn't going to give anyone much satisfaction is it? I'm sure most of us prefer playing than watching a computer play. Although I also know that a fear of losing paralyses many players.

Oh well, that's just how internet chess I guess. I remember when I was playing on chess.net, and I beat some dude in a game of blitz. He instantly informed me that I was a cheat, and that he was going to report me. Sadly it seems you can't even joke about it anymore. A bit like joking with customs officers about drugs. If someone beats me I generally assume they played better. For those who do cheat, they'll always leave traces. But because I don't care about my rating, it won't fuss me anyway. Rant over.