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I don't know why getting rid of your queen always helps lol
The ole' famous Queen Sacrifice! Leading to a "Rook Lift Mate!" Thanks for the lesson!
no daily puzzle for today???
this what i got :
Somebody made a dubious move...
Here's a true story of a master seeing checkmate 15 moves in advance:
A Scottish master by the name of Blackburne once held a simul. In accordance to his requirements, there was a bottle of whiskey at both ends of a long table. His opponents sat on the opposite side from him at this table with their chessboards. He played blindfolded. Whenever Blackburne came to the end of the table, he would pick up the bottle and take a belt. Then he'd go back down the row of opponents.
At one point in the simul Blackburne announced "Mate in 15 moves". He then went on to give every single possible variant line for all the moves, still blindfolded. Then he mated his opponent in 15 and went on to complete the blindfold demonstration.
This guy was a tailor's son. So far as I know he had no special chess instruction. His nickname was "The Black Death".
#17..... rg8,pxp,nxp,qd3,ne5 ?
Actually, this game between Sutovsky and Smirin in 2002 (they played a total of nine games, from 1995 till 2009) ended with the capturing of the knight by the queen. Smirin saw the imminent mate and resigned. The last game, and I think the greatest, in 2009, was won by Smirin.
I was only able to see three moves ahead... got blurry after that. I had zero confidence follwing through until I saw the forced pattern. It's amazing what these guys can do with so much foresight. I'm really quite envious.
ZOMG FIRST PAGEps. back order..
Brilliant game. See it in full with great Sutovsky interview at www.kingpinchess.net
4/27/2015 - Minor Assault
by Byers_CJ a few minutes ago
Bobby Fischer or Magnus Carlsen
by zettma 8 minutes ago
Super boring game
by TomTom96 8 minutes ago
How easy is to play d4
by Omega_Doom 10 minutes ago
eliminating blunders without the wait?
by bb_gum234 10 minutes ago
Find the best move for white (Master level)!
by binblaster 16 minutes ago
Carlsen and the quest for 2900
by bb_gum234 21 minutes ago
can i get in fide rated tournaments with my dog?
by wanmokewan 27 minutes ago
Suspicious game between Carlsen & Mamedov
by tkbunny 28 minutes ago
4/26/2015 - Mate in 2
by ChessOfPlayer 41 minutes ago
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