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Missed Mate

EdwardT2
Dec 13, 2011, 9:30 PM 2

Played some games with a chap named zoran1957 today. He was a good match for me (3.5 : 3.5 out of three games).

Here's the game I lost - i messed up at the end and fluffed my winning attack.

 However, looking back over this I note with the retrospectoscope that I have missed mate on a couple of occasions. Firstly, if I had not sacced my g1 rook and left it guarding that file:

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then if I had really thought hard about it a move earlier:

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