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Af far as i know the rule is that checkmate loses. Otherwise if would be too easy to force a draw :) I think that a few online bongcloud tournaments have been held here on chess.com and the usual setting was that the checkmaters got eliminated manually from the tournament by the organizer to let the players who were playing under bongcloud rules advance.
well then there is a code of Honor thing that we had to do, thats why Chess.com needs to set it up as a variant
also I play by the checkmate= loss until the rule is officialy changed, so you don't have to worry about me being a little crazy.
conquistador, please write a book on these wonderful openings!
well finish the BCO atleast. It needs to be, with an Edit on the Polish Counter Bong
Its Kc3 not Nc3
Impressive! This takes getting to the otheir side to a new level (on several different levels).
that is one messed up game dude
Here is one much Better
this game proves the needlessness of A material advantage aswell as King Activity, and creativity
How about the Scholar's Bongcloud for Black:
1.f3 e5 2.g4 Ke7!!
Did anyone notice that one yet?
ah one of the most effective, Fools mate declined variations
Interesting. I'm always puzzled by the seemingly lack of interest in developing the fool's mate declined theory at every level. The fact that this variation remained unnoticed for such a long time is quite telling.
White usually avoids that line with 2.Kf2!?
In that case, please allow me to offer another humble variation -- The Fools Mate Rejected. I feel that this example requires a bit of annotation.
As so often happens in the Fools Mate, we can make the simplifying assumption "White is an idiot." In keeping with this general principle, please note that White has set up the pieces incorrectly: he has gotten the King and Queen wrong (see diagram). This would have to be regarded as a TN in Fools Mate Theory. Now here is where we come to a second interesting TN: "Black is also an idiot."
Given these preliminary considerations, play now proceeds as follows. 1.f3 e5 2.g4. Black whoops with joy and shouts "Fools Mate!!!" He plays 2...Qh4?? and slams down the queen, grinding it into the h4 square. White is about to resign when he discovers the surprising response: 3.Qxh4!!.
Note that Black should have calmly continued with the solid Bongcloud approach by playing the obvious 2...Ke7!!, thereby foiling White's diabolical ploy.
Here is another variation, a classic line for true afficianados
The Free Bird Attack
This line looks mostly forced. For example, a horrible blunder would have been 11...Qc5#?? (completely out of keeping with the spirit of the line.)
well checkmate is not allowed
Very instructive is how the weakened dark squares created with g5?! served as a penetration route for the white king. A masterpiece where subtle positional judgement is combined with powefull tactical shots.
By the way has anybody ever tryed the "kingside lock" variation 1.e4 e4 2.Ke2 h5!? looks like a powerfull anti-bongcloud. Black gets a firm grip on the kingside squares thus blocking the king advance. But maybe 3.h4 Ke7 4.Kd3! reruoting the king on the other wing is enough for a slight edge.
20. f7? Qf8+!! 21 Kf6 Rh6+! 22 Kg5 and white is still a long way from victory...
White should play 20.d3+! Kb3 21.a3+! Ka4 22. b3+! Ka5 23. Bd2+! b4 24. axb4+ Kb5 25. c4+! Kb6. Now Black's king has been forced back, and White's bishop can come to support his king with Bh6 or Bg5 and his Knight can come to g6 via f4, controlling the key squares h8 and f8. Once he has f8 under his control, he can finally play Pawn-f7 as black no longer has the defence Qf8. Black has no counterplay as his king is not far enough forward.
Well The Lenny of the 60's had a style comparable to what was said of Tal, His moves wern't completely sound, However, His opponents could't find the best defence OTB. as showed in that game, which is amazing to watch how quickly Lenny was able to advance his King.
Why not Be7 here (right away)?
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