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Powerful Moves

  • kenytiger
  • | Jan 12, 2008
  • | 3273 views
  • | 16 comments

This is an interesting short game played in New York in 1956. After 12.Bb5+ is all over for Black. Three moves later, Black's choices are to lose his Queen or give up his King. He resigns.

(If someone out there know who these players are or where they came from, I will truly appreciate your comments)

Comments


  • 6 years ago

    figrock

    Again... good post, keny. It's always important to know that one bad move could loss the game in a BIG way! Yell Best to always double check moves before actually moving a piece..!

  • 7 years ago

    kapoorv

    5...Qh4+ is not necessarily winning for black because 6. g3 Nxg3 7. Nf3 Qh5 8. Nxd5 and white gets some counterplay.
  • 7 years ago

    kenytiger

    I believe you guys are correct, 5...Qh4 would have won in the spot. Obviously, neither Black or White were aware of that possibility.
  • 7 years ago

    Tr4mpldUndrfooT

    Fast game. Black could have put a hold on that as farinne22 states, I would feel embarressed. Black could probably have forced white to move king early in game. Leaving him stuck in the middle at d2 or e2. I'm just a bigginer though, I don't like giving my option of castling up so fast.

    5...Qh4+

    6. g3 Nxg3

     if he white doesn't take the knight he is sacrifising a rook. If White does take it, he would be forced Ke2, or Kd2 after Qg3, which could also lead to Qxe5, wouldn't that give black the advantage? Espesially if white moved 8. Kd2 having Qxe5+


  • 7 years ago

    farine22

    Doesn't 5... Qh4+ win material?

    6. Ke2 Qf2 mate

    6. g3 Nxg3

  • 7 years ago

    ScReaM

    A good game indeed !
  • 7 years ago

    CatoTheElder

    If  11. a6 then 12 Bc4 and it leads to pretty much the same ending.

     

     

     


  • 7 years ago

    Nilesh021

    I wish I was that good. I could never put so much on the line to gain a tactical advantage.
  • 7 years ago

    benws

    What about 11...a6, stopping the bishop check? how then does White win?
  • 7 years ago

    tanmay_chakrabarti

    Thank you,Kenytiger, for your article. It is a good game indeed
  • 7 years ago

    Rude

    white played that one blunder flawlessly.
  • 7 years ago

    love_romance13

    i think moving queen is dangerous for black so he mated.....bt too good attack by the white
  • 7 years ago

    kenytiger

    Thanks for the info Greenlaser, good stuff to know.
  • 7 years ago

    NM GreenLaser

    There are some games by K.Forster at chessgames.com starting from 1946. He played against strong players. I remember a rated expert who played casual games in New York about 45 years ago. He was old enough to have been playing in 1946. His name may have been Karl Forster. Some of the older gentlemen in those days introduced or pointed out others as Mr. The rating system was young then. There were not many rated players. In 1963, a 2400 hundred rating (or lower) easily qualified for the US Championship field of (I think) 14. When I was at my peak of 2397 in 1991, that was only good enough for the top 50 in just New York state. The masters in the sixties are considered by Bill Goichberg, who was the USCF statistician then, to have been under rated. So, an expert in 1963 who may have peaked earlier was not a bad player.
  • 7 years ago

    kenytiger

    Delaislandia, that's a good question. I was searching on the net for those guys, didn't get much. I only found several of their games in chess.com (the one featured here caught my attention). The truth is I don't know who they are or where they came from. I figure they were strong players, I don't even know if they are still alive.

  • 7 years ago

    delaislandia

    Fun match, and a total humiliation for black. But how strong were those players?
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