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I hate myself for missing this..

  • #1

    I was way down on the clock, so I'm going to put this one down to time trouble...


    I'm sure you can guess what *I* did here... Yell (Good thing I didn't end up losing on time, or this would have made me really upset.)

    Back to Tactics Trainer I go......

  • #2

    Easy to miss. I didn't see it after looking for 30 seconds! Embarassed

  • #3

    You shouldn't be upset.  It's not popping right out at you and I imagine most people who read this thread will spot it only because it is presented as a position with a strong tactic. 

  • #4

    Thanks! You guys are kind. :)

    Of course, I went for the simple fork. What is annoying is that, before I went ahead and played Qxh7? on the 2nd move, I looked at the Queenside and thought "There's probably a mate in there somewhere, but I don't have time to look for it!"

  • #5

    I agree

  • #6

    I wish my bad moves won a rook and left me a piece up with a won game.

  • #7

    Haha! - Yes, if only they all did.

    Of course, I make plenty of bad moves that don't leave things so favorable.

    But really, that's why I thought this one was sort of instructive: After Qg8+ Kb7, would I have found the mate if there were no Rook on h7?

    I'd like to think/hope so! :)

  • #8

    This isn't very easy to spot unless you know patterns.


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