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another idea which is very simple. only move g4!.
well, the Queen did not die today.
create escape route...
Good one had a similar experience in one game.secure your king
I was expecting some continuation after making the only reasonable first move.
Perhaps there is none, because black can't find a viable response.
newba in posting #19 shows one sequence that is disastrous for black.
I just can't find anything that will work for black after 1.g4.
hmm was tough for the first time...
habbiton, in posting #31 finds a good response for black - advance the h pawn to h4. Unfortunately, advancing 2 squares after having advanced that pawn is not a legal move. And getting there in 2 moves gives white multiple ways to defuse that attack. I like1.g4 h5, 2.d8=Q hxg4, 3.hxg4 and black is down a queen.or1.g4 h5, 2.d8=Q h4, 3.Qxh4 Rh1+, 4.Kg3 Rxh4, 5.Kxh4. and black is down a rook.
Edit - whoops. 4. ... Rxh4 is impossible --- white's pawn at h3 is in the way. Even worse for black.
that was waaay too simple 4 me
I would definitely promote to queen if there were no "Defending" sign! :)
How I do it...
By your rating I think you would have seen the mate threat,but the title did have some bearing on the game!!
One little step to save the king!