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Ringed Knight

  • benws
  • | Jan 11, 2013
  • | 6680 views
  • | 20 comments

Have you ever played a chess game with a "ringed piece"? In these games, "a ring or band is placed around a particular piece, and the player giving odds must checkmate with that piece" (Source: Wikipedia).

The following game depicts Max Lange playing with his queen's knight as a ringed piece. It is interesting to see how both players attempt to deal with this unusual handicap. A Muzio Gambit soon leads to a dazzling series of sacrifices from Lange. Although the game is not played perfectly, it is still quite fun to watch, and the final mate, nearly a pure one, is very pretty.

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Comments


  • 23 months ago

    vineet38

    supperb move

  • 23 months ago

    elliotjanzen

    gentlemen's games are wonderful to watch; thanks for sharing

  • 23 months ago

    top1214

    Doesn't 13. ... Qg5+ result in either 14. Qxg5#, a win for black, 14. Ng3 Qxg3+, a win for black. or moving the King, and Black picks up the Q?

  • 23 months ago

    kinimaru

    17.Rf5,18 h3 19bf2 black mate

  • 23 months ago

    deepaknagori

    After 18. Rf5, Black should have played Qxe4+!. After 19. Nxe4, Kxf5 and game over for white!

  • 23 months ago

    bjazz

    Abhishek2: Capturing the knight leads to immediate victory for black.

  • 24 months ago

    Abhishek2

    Black can easily take advantage of that handicap. What happens if that knight is captured?

  • 24 months ago

    chasm1995

    i like how the checkmate is a king-queen fork.

  • 24 months ago

    macer75

    What if the "ringed piece" gets captured?

  • 24 months ago

    wabal

    haha great game. Not many players have the balls to sacrifice that much material nowadays

  • 24 months ago

    BorgQueen

    Very agressive!!  Thanks :-)

  • 24 months ago

    nyLsel

    White's almost sacrifice the half of pieces for two pawns.

  • 24 months ago

    nyLsel

    Wow, good game!

  • 24 months ago

    NM GargleBlaster

    If Nd5 in reply to Bb4, Black could play Qe7 :)

  • 24 months ago

    MrMars

    wow!!!!

  • 24 months ago

    NM Bab3s

    How somebody can play 18...h6 and fail to find 18...Qxe4+ is simply unfathomable to me. Besides that, there are also moves like 18...Qe6, 18...Nxd4, and 18...Qh4 that defend against the mate threat. I agree that this game cannot be genuine.

  • 24 months ago

    Loomis

    Max Lange is no idiot either. What does 2. ... Bb4 actually accomplish. 3. Nd5 attacks the b4 bishop (and the knight can happily go to e3 next; or simply 3. Nb1 and the bishop on b4 looks silly with c3 and d4 coming next. 

  • 24 months ago

    NM GargleBlaster

    Sorry, but this game is almost certainly fake, especially for the reasons YoniKer gives.

  • 24 months ago

    YoniKer

    To be honest,i dont see how black took into consideration the "odds" he was given. For example,he did not attack the ringed piece even once the entire game (for example 2..Bb4)...after all this knight is worth at least half a point by definition so it is worth to sac a queen for it,unless you are going for the win. (And would you against Max Lange? Really??)

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