2/25/2013 - Defending

robvdb

ok

abo_tamem_2012

another idea which is very simple. only move g4!.

deepak21071974

hmm:)

Zoras

easy

eddysallin

well, the Queen did not die today.

smarques

Undecided

ocmn6

create escape route...

balagopal_balu

Good one had a similar experience in one game.secure your king 

dufferps

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.

mastermind_3

hmm was tough for the first time... Tongue Out

abo_tamem_2012
mvallejo70

Done.

dufferps

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 like
1.g4  h5, 2.d8=Q  hxg4,  3.hxg4  and black is down a queen.
or
1.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.

oli1

that was waaay too simple 4 me

paulified22
MSC157 wrote:

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!!

kyleevon

great move

Delissen

Only move...

Darshan_Haragi_L

easy

PIRATCH

One little step to save the king! Laughing

PIRATCH
dufferps wrote:

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 like
1.g4  h5, 2.d8=Q  hxg4,  3.hxg4  and black is down a queen.
or
1.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.

In both lines White simply plays 3 Qd4+ winning Black's rook!