Author Topic: Chess Thread II  (Read 8161 times)

Offline Cavebear

Re: Chess Thread II
« Reply #225 on: August 09, 2018, 04:58:17 AM »
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Here's a really amazing game!


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That WAS amazing!
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Re: Chess Thread II
« Reply #226 on: August 09, 2018, 03:09:10 PM »
Just goes to show: it's not how much you've got, it's how you use it.


;-)
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Offline trdsf

Re: Chess Thread II
« Reply #227 on: August 09, 2018, 07:19:19 PM »
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Here's a really amazing game!
This is why I suck at chess.  I would have NEVER thought of that promotion.  That was drop dead brilliant.
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Re: Chess Thread II
« Reply #228 on: August 09, 2018, 07:27:35 PM »
Well, under-promotion is a standard theme, but it's often overlooked. I've only done it a few times, myself, since those kinds of situations seldom arise.
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Re: Chess Thread II
« Reply #229 on: August 10, 2018, 07:11:45 PM »
Here's a short game I played the other day, against an opponent I have a really hard time with, usually - I'd only beaten him once before this game, out of dozens of prior games.

I sacrificed a Knight for two pawns on the K-side, in order to keep the pin on his K-Knight.

I played the White pieces:



1. e4..........e5
2. Nf3.........Nc6
3. Bb5........Bc5
4. c3..........d6
5. d4..........exd4
6. cxd4.......Bb4+
7. Nc3........a6
8. Ba4........Bg4
9. 0-0.........Bxc3
10.bxc3......b5
11. Bb3......Nf6
12. Qd3......0-0
13. Re1......Na5
14. Bg5......h6
15. Bh4......Nxb3
16. axb3.....g5
17. Nxg5.....hxg5
18. Bxg5

Keeping his Knight pinned.

18..............Kg7
19. Qg3

Threatens his bishop; if I play Bxf6+, his Bishop will be lost so...

19..............Bh5
20. e5........dxe5
21. dxe5.....Resigns

He can't avoid mate without losing his Queen.


I won the next game, as well, then he beat me three in a row.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Chess Thread II
« Reply #230 on: August 12, 2018, 04:13:46 AM »
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This is why I suck at chess.  I would have NEVER thought of that promotion.  That was drop dead brilliant.

Underpromotion has some specific situations that players overlook.  Everyone goes for a Queen.  And connected Bishops have great power.
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Re: Chess Thread II
« Reply #231 on: August 12, 2018, 06:03:15 PM »
What, pray tell, are "connected Bishops"? ;-)
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Offline Baruch

Re: Chess Thread II
« Reply #232 on: August 12, 2018, 10:50:23 PM »
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What, pray tell, are "connected Bishops"? ;-)

Two bishops, one of each color, that set up a kill zone.
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Re: Chess Thread II
« Reply #233 on: August 13, 2018, 02:55:29 PM »
Here's another truly astounding game for your enjoyment:

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Grigory Serper vs Ioannis Nikolaidis
"The Usurper" (game of the day Jun-08-2004)
St Petersburg Open (1993), St. Petersburg RUS
King's Indian Defense: Kramer Variation (E70)

1. c4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. d4 d6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Nge2 Nbd7 6. Ng3 c6 7. Be2 a6 8. Be3 h5 9. f3 b5 10. c5 dc5 11. dc5 Qc7 12. O-O h4 13. Nh1 Nh5 14. Qd2 e5 15. Nf2 Nf8 16. a4 b4 17. Nd5 cd5 18. ed5 f5 19. d6 Qc6 20. Bb5 ab5 21. ab5 Qb5 22. Ra8 Qc6 23. Rfa1 f4 24. R1a7 Nd7 25. Rc8 Qc8 26. Qd5 fe3 27. Qe6 Kf8 28. Rd7 ef2 29. Kf1 Qe8 30. Rf7 Qf7 31. Qc8 Qe8 32. d7 Kf7 33. de8Q Re8 34. Qb7 Re7 35. c6 e4 36. c7 e3 37. Qd5 Kf6 38. Qd6 Kf7 39. Qd5 Kf6 40. Qd6 Kf7 41. Qe7 Ke7 42. c8Q Bh6 43. Qc5 Ke8 44. Qb5 Kd8 45. Qb6 Kd7 46. Qg6 e2 47. Kf2 Be3 48. Ke1
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Offline trdsf

Re: Chess Thread II
« Reply #234 on: August 13, 2018, 03:28:15 PM »
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Here's another truly astounding game for your enjoyment:
That was crazy - it was a successful human wave attack!
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Re: Chess Thread II
« Reply #235 on: August 13, 2018, 03:41:30 PM »
Yeah, for someone like me, who really loves a good sacrifice, this kind of game nearly induces orgasm!
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Offline Baruch

Re: Chess Thread II
« Reply #236 on: August 13, 2018, 09:14:50 PM »
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Yeah, for someone like me, who really loves a good sacrifice, this kind of game nearly induces orgasm!

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