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Anyone knows what is a windmill and has some examles of it?
on wikipedia this is what they have:
In chess, a windmill is a tactic in which a combination of discovered checks and regular checks, usually by a rook and a bishop, can win massive amounts of material. This tactic is also sometimes referred to as a see-saw. In the game pictured at right, Carlos Torre-Repetto makes use of the windmill tactic against Emanuel Lasker to win two pawns and a bishop and enter into a winning endgame (although the bishop had to be given back). The move 25. Bf6!, hanging the queen, sets up the windmill. Black must accept the sacrifice, as his own queen is unprotected, and any attempt to stop the windmill would simply give White the queen. Then 25. ...Qxh5 26. Rxg7+ Kh8 27. Rxf7+ Discovered check, by the bishop. White simply repeats the regular check/discovered check pattern, taking as many pieces as he can with his rook. 27. ...Kg8 28. Rg7+ Kh8 29. Rxb7+ Kg8 30. Rg7+ Kh8 31. Rg5+ Kh7 32. Rxh5 White concludes the windmill by taking the black queen.
This is great but I would like a better explination of this?
I don't understand how to better explain it. It says exactly what it is and gives a prime example. What more do you want?
well I guess it explains perfectly but another example would be helpful
It's an extremely rare tactic that is not neccesarily worth knowing from a practical standpoint but quite pleasing from an aesthetic and pure chess enjoyment point of view. It involves an opponent's king who is forced to move back and forth between two squares with a piece (usually rook) delivering a discovered check every other move to gain a tempo in capturing an opposing piece and then returning to the original position. This is my attempt to explain it, sorry if it is not worded well enough, I'm not much of a chess instructor . I was wondering if anyone could find a windmall tactic using a knight.
it is still good thanks
thanks but shouldnt the knight be at e8?
There was supposed to be an additional knight on f5 actually, you're right
Carlos Torre was the greatest player Mexico ever produced...
This is a visual example of a Windmill.
arounda and arounda
I would hate to have someone pull that on me. Can you imagine seeing all you material dissapear like that?
yes, that technique, i love that.
AH I CANT DO IT!
That is pretty.
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