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  • benws
  • | Feb 15, 2012

This game is extremely weird and entertaining at the same time. Both players try to push through a mass of pawns to promotion, black on the queenside and white in the center. Black promotes two (!) times and at the end has two queens for a rook. Yet, strangely enough, he is the one that has to force the draw. Check out the final position!


  • 4 years ago


    Wink  I greatfully thank Caliphigia for illustrating a continuation to this game as I have difficulty seeing a long line of tactics that involve seeing pieces in their future locations and/or captures.  Wink

    In his example, I did not see the Black Queen being so menacing.

    How should black repsond if White tries for the win with  7. h4...  ???

  • 4 years ago


    It's a draw after 39.Rxb1. For example:
  • 4 years ago



  • 4 years ago


    probably time pressure

  • 4 years ago


    UndecidedI do not understand...at 38....a1=Q,  at 39.  why not Rd1 x Qb1?  King can avoid perpetual checks after moving to H1 and that should win, no?   ....  UndecidedUndecided

  • 4 years ago


    It really is! Never would have imagined this happening twice.

  • 4 years ago

    NM GargleBlaster

    Yikes, it's an upside down McDonnell-Labourdonais

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