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10/5/2011 - K Larsen-Strenzwilk, Portland 1987


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #141

    dufferps

    nukutawiti wrote:

    A classic.

    For those who want something more changelling:

     

     


    Very interesting endgame.  Black's 2 extra pawns make it just about impossible for white.  At several points, I felt white might have better moves, but I don't think he could have avoided the loss. 

    For a while I thought white could have done better starting out
    1. ... Kg3
    2. Kh5 (going right after black's f and h pawns.) 
    I played one line starting this way, and white actually promoted first at f1, but black immediately promoted at h8, and since the black king was at e5, it was
    ... h8=Q+ and then black could skewer black and capture or at least trade queens at f1, leaving black free to clear the kingside lanes and promote.

    Looking further at that  1. ... Kg3, 2. Kh5 start, I saw that the black king would stay at g3, slowly advance his h-pawn, forcing the black king in zugzwang to retreat and allow capture of his f-pawn and black would promote at either f8 or h8. 

    Certainly an interesting problem, and the proper first move for black is...Kg3.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #142

    JoseSanchez

    gg

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #143

    dufferps

    ocmn6 wrote:

    the black would have the sensed the defeat and resigned few moves before!!!!!!!


    I don't play against Grand Masters, but I don't think it's a good idea to resign when the perceived mating sequence involves a queen sacrifice. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #144

    jun31558

    easy..

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #145

    Luminukawa

    sac the queen

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #146

    SherlockHolmes94

    Easy!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #147

    Templetonkaka

    god

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #148

    pecooney29150

    Easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #149

    resa1234

    2. Ng6#

    9... Kf7

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #150

    Patrick_S

    Nice.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #151

    chirilloff

    nice situation for white.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #152

    jooe15

    165th comment! --Both seemed easy i would like to see a middle game were both sides have two queens or a vienna game, frankenstei-dracula variationMoney mouth

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #153

    chris300

    frank_1985 wrote:
    IncrediBill wrote:

    Nice set-up move to force a capture and block an exit for the King.


     Am I the only one who thinks that "IncrediBill" is a big douche thinking every mindless pieace of cake puzzle is a brilliant composition?


     i don't think he called it a brilliant composition, i think he was just making a 'positive' statement about the puzzle and contributing to the forum in a productive way. 

    however, i am curious why you have a strange vinegar & water smell about you?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #154

    Ocky

    Good

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #155

    SadeghFr

    love the ending with bishop

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #156

    Whitepawnking

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #157

    Jacob30

    vahidf wrote:
    Whitepawnking wrote:not interested

     

     



    Not interested in what? And why bring this up?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #158

    ReyRambler1960

    At least it opens the kingside.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #159

    Whitepawnking

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #160

    Whitepawnking


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