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The Saturday Night brawls!!

More fun Saturday night matches between the husband and I.  I guess I'm getting a little more used to these stupid three dimensional pieces although I still find it easier to spot things on a 2D board.  At one point, my queen was in the line of fire but neither of us noticed it.  Cripes!  

Recall, husband is in his 50s and only recently started playing again after not playing since high school so he is super rusty.   We all know my level -- basically started learning at age 45.  So don't expect brilliance.    It will be interesting when I do this and see it on a 2D board now -- I'll bet I see things I missed while playing!

As usual, two games, one as white, one as black.  As usual, I struggled a heck of a lot more as black.  


Now my game where I play black.  I did a lot more sweating here.  He had finally hung up and could concentrate.  



Comments


  • 15 months ago

    Dr_Cris_Angel

    I hate to say it, kingscannon, but pride and greed. This way I got another piece! Actually, before he moved his king for the last move, he was taking his time and I first figured I would do just as you said. But with the time to think, I realized I could also do it by capturing the knight so I did. ;). I did see both ways would work though.

  • 15 months ago

    kingscannonse3e2

    In your second game, I am wondering why you captured the knight for checkmate instead of just moving your queen to h2?

  • 15 months ago

    RidgeHimself

    Well Looks like you are surpassing your Husbands playing level! he'll never beat you again as long as you make sure you obey "is your move safe"

    Ridge.

  • 15 months ago

    Crash_Steve

    In the white game, 19 Ng5 would've worked too. I thought that was the move you saw while writing the moves. Discovered check and mate?

     

    Awesome, awesome games! I laughed at the part where you were antsy

  • 15 months ago

    Dr_Cris_Angel

    Yes Gary! Thank you. I missed that one too. But at least I got it eventually.

  • 15 months ago

    garydmaui

    Yeah, looks like 26. Qd7, loses Q + B for a B. Blunder for sure.

  • 15 months ago

    garydmaui

    First game: g-pawn protects N, 24. Qg4# looks pretty good to me!! (it even protects the N again.

  • 15 months ago

    Dr_Cris_Angel

    I think my move 26 in game two was a big fat blunder! Good thing he didn't notice it!

  • 15 months ago

    hreedwork

    I like the second game, lol

  • 15 months ago

    dacster13

    In the second game - after white played 26. d4, you missed the chance to do your favorite chess move an en passant. Wink

    It looks quite strong too, since it creates a discovered attack on the unprotected knight on g2, and simultaeneously pins the knight on c3, which creates additional threats such as playing b6-b5 trapping the bishop on a4.

    Really nice games by the way, you're getting a lot better in piece development and spotting hanging pieces. Tongue Out

  • 15 months ago

    Gunners2004

    Wow, congrats on 2 very good games Dr Cris

    While of course impressed with the family fork after Rxa6 (nice exchange sac), I thought Ke2 was a great move, completing the mating net.

    And then to cap it all off, sacrificing a knight to force checkmate in the second game!

    Excellent that you are now spotting these opportunities OTB - Kudos!

  • 15 months ago

    mobidi

    fantastic style! Embarassed

  • 15 months ago

    Dr_Cris_Angel

    Thank you! The game where I am black is now done.  I had a lot of possibilities there as you can see. 

  • 15 months ago

    LimpSpider

    Great Game!

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