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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Opening Blunder Part 5

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Opening Blunder Part 5

White                                     Pillsbury, Harry N]
Black                                      Fernandez
Result                                     1-0
ECO                                       C25
Opening                                 Vienna Gbt, Alapin 3.f4


Legal's Checkmate

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 d6 4. Nf3 a6 5. Bc4 Bg4 6. fxe5 Nxe5 7. Nxe5 Bxd1
8. Bxf7+ Ke7 9. Nd5#
1-0




White                                        Ursell, P.
Black                                         Watson, William N
Result                                         1-0
Opening                                     Si Closed
ECO                                         B23




 Opening Mistake

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bc4 g6 5. e5 dxe5 6. Nxe5 e6 7. Qf3 Bg7 8.
Ne4 Nxe4 9. Qxf7#

1-0



White                                 Steinitz, Wilhelm
Black                                 Unknown
Result                                1-0
Opening                             Center Game
ECO                                  C21

 Opening Blunder

1. e4 e5 2. d4 d6 3. c3 Bd7 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Qb3 Qe7 6. Qxb7 Bc6 7. Qc8+ Qd8
8. Bxf7+ Ke7 9. Qe6#
1-0



White                                     Draisma, T.
Black                                     De Graaf, J
Result                                     1-0
Opening                                 Philidor Main Lines w 3.d4
ECO                                      C41

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f6 4. Be3 a6 5. Bc4 Ne7 6. dxe5 fxe5 7. Nxe5 Nec6
8. Bf7+ Ke7 9. Bg5#
1-0






White                                             Van Blokland, Lotte
Black                                              Gijsen, Stief
Result                                               0-1
Opening                                          GP 2-Knights Def
ECO                                               C55

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 6. Be2 Nxd5 7. Nc3 Nf4
8. O-O Qxg5 9. d3 Qxg2#
0-1





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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Endgame Strategy Part 2

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Endgame Strategy Part 2


Black to Play


White                                       Estrin, Y.
Black                                       Berliner, H.

Result                                       0-1


1... Rc8 {1... Ke6 2. Re1+ Kf6 3. Rc1 Rd8 4. Rc6+ Kg7 5. Rc7 Rxd3 6. Rxa7 Rd2+
7. Kg3 7... Rxb2 } 2. Rxf7 Rc7 3. Rf2 Ke5 4. a4 {4. Kg 4... Kd4 5. Kh4 Kxd3 6. Kxh5 

6... Rc2 7  Rf7 (7. Rf3+ Kd2 8. b4 8... Rc3  9. Rf2+ 9... Ke1  10. Rh2 Ra3 11. Kg5 Ra4 12. Rb2 12... Kd1  (7. Rf3+ Kd2 8. b3 Kc1 9. a4 9... Rb2 $1 10. a5 b5 11. a6 b4 12. Kg4 Kc2 13. Rf7 Rxb3
14. Rxa7 Ra3 15. Rb7 b3 16. a7 16... b2 ) (7. Rf3+ Kd2 8. Ra3 a5 9. Rb3 Rc5+
10. Kg4 b5 11. Kf4 Kc2 12. Ke4 Kb1 13. Kd4 Rh5 14. Ra3 14... a4 ) 7...
Rc5+  8. Kg4 Ra5 9. Rf3+ 9... Kd2  10. a3 Kc2 11. Rf2+ Kb3 12. Kf4 Rb5 13.
Ke4 Ka2 14. Rf7 14... a6  15. Ra7 Ra5 16. Rb7 16... b5 }
4... Kd4 5. a5 Kxd3 6. Rf3+ Kc2 7. b4
{7. axb6 axb6 8. Rf6 8... Rb7 }
7... b5 8. a6 Rc4 9. Rf7 Rxb4 10. Rb7
{10. Rxa7 Ra4} 10... Rg4+ 11. Kf3 b4 12. Rxa7 b3
{12... b313. Rc7+ Kb1 14. Rc5 14... Ra4 }
0-1



Black to Play

1... Ra4 2. Rh8 Ra2+ 3. Kf1 Ra1+ 4. Ke2 Rg1{4... Rb1  5. Rg8+ (5.
Kf3 5... f4  6. g3 Rb3+ 7. Kg2 7... f3+  8. Kh2 f5 9. Rg8+ Kf7 10. Rg5 Kf6
11. Rxh5 Rb2 12. g4 12... f4  13. Kg1 Rb1+ 14. Kh2 14... Rf1 ) 5... Kh7 6.
Rf8 Kg7 7. Ra8 Rg1 8. g3 h4 9. gxh4 Rh1 10. Ra3 Kg6 11. Rg3+ 11... Kh5 }
5. g3 Ra1 6. Kf3 Ra4 7. h4 f4 8. gxf4 Rxf4+ 9. Kg3 Rg4+ 10. Kh3 Ra4 11. f3
Ra3 12. Kg2 Rb3 13. Rg8+ Kf5 14. Rf8 Rd3 15. Kf2 Rc3 16. Kg2 Rc4 17. Kg3
Rf4 18. Re8 Kg6 19. Rh8 Kg7 20. Ra8
{20. Rxh5 20... Ra4 21. Kf2 21... Ra8  22. f4 22... Kg6 }
20... Rd4 21. Ra7+ Kg6 22. Ra8 Rd3 23. Kg2 Rd2+ 24. Kg3 f5 25. Ra6+ Kf7 26.
Ra7+ Ke6 27. Rh7 f4+ 28. Kh3 Rf2 29. Re7+
1/2-1/2





Black to Play

1... Rf5+ 2. Ke3 Re5+ 3. Kd3 Ra5
{3... Rf5 4. Rb8}
4. a4 Rf5 5. Ke3
{5.Rb8 5... Rf3+ }5... Rc5
{5... b5 $2 6. Ra8 bxc4 7. Rxa6+ Kd5 8. Ra5+ }
6. Kd4 Ke7 7. Rb8 Rc6 8. Rb7+ Ke6 9. b4 Rd6+ 10. Kc3 Ke5 11. a5
{11. c5 11... bxc5 12. bxc5 Rd1 13. Re7+ $1 13... Kf5 14. Ra7 }
11... bxa5 12. bxa5 Rd1 13. Rb2 Ra1 14. Kb4 Kd6 15. Rd2+ Kc6 16. Rd3 Rb1+
17. Rb3 Rh1 18. Rf3 Rh6 19. Rf5 Kd6 20. Rd5+ Kc6 21. Rf5 Kd6 22. f3 Rg6 23.
Kb3 Rh6 24. Kc3 Kc6 25. Kd4 Rg6 26. f4 Rh6 27. Ke4 Rg6 28. Rh5 Rg1 29. Rh6
Re1+ 30. Kf5 Ra1 31. Rxf6+ Kb7 32. Rb6+ Ka7 33. Re6 Rxa5+ 34. Kg6 Rc5 35.
f5 Rxc4 36. f6 Rg4+ 37. Kf5 Rg1 38. f7
1-0

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Opening Blunder Part 4

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Opening Blunder Part 4

White                       Koltanowski, George
Black                       Dunkelblum, Arthur
Result                      1-0
Opening                  GP 2-Knights Defence
ECO                       C55

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. O-O Bc5 5. d4 Bb4 6. dxe5 Nxe4 7. Qd5 d6
8. Qxf7#
1-0


White                                 Pfeiffer, Gerhard
Black                                 Batlouni, Salim LIB
Result                                1-0

ECO                                  A84

Opening                            Dutch Defense

Opening Trap

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 e6 4. e3 f5 5. Nf3 Bd6 6. Ne5 Nd7 7. Qh5+ Kf8 8.
Qf7#
1-0




White                         Bensdorp, Laura
Black                         Van Huit, Kees
Result                         1-0
ECO                           C44
Opening                      King`s Pawn Game


Opening Trap


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 f6 4. Bc4 Nge7 5. dxe5 Nxe5 6. Nxe5 fxe5 7. Qf3
c6 8. Bf7#
1-0




White                                      Toth, Christian Endre
Black                                      Costa, Jean-Luc
Result                                      1-0

ECO                                       C40
Opening                                  King's Knight


 Double Check

1 e4  e5 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 c6 4. dxc6 bxc6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bc4 e4 7. Qe2 Bg4
8. Nxe4 Bxf3 9. Nxf6#
1-0




White                                      Kjenner, S.
Black                                      Kristiansen, Jens
Result                                     1-0
Opening                                  Undetermined Op 1.d4 c6
ECO                                       A00


Legal's Checkmate

1. d4 c6 2. e4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Ng3 h6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Bc4 a6 8.
Ne5 Bxd1 9. Bxf7#
1-0








Monday, June 27, 2011

AAI GM Tournament New Delhi Round 5

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AAi GM International Tournament New Delho 2011

Round 5

[Event "AAI GM"]
[Site "New Delhi IND"]
[Date "2011.06.26"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Hou Yifan"]
[Black "So,W"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2612"]
[BlackElo "2667"]
[ECO "C26"]
[EventDate "2011.06.22"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 d5 4.exd5 Nxd5 5.Bg2 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bd6 7.Nf3 0-0 8.0-0 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 c611.d4 Nd7 12.Qd3 f5 13.dxe5 Nxe5 14.Qd4 Qc7 15.Bf4 Nf7 16.Bxd6 Qxd6 17.Rab1 Qxd4 18.cxd4 Nd6 19.c4Rf7 20.c5 Ne4 21.Rfe1 Nf6 22.Re5 Rd8 23.Rxf5 Rxd4 24.Rf3 Rfd7 25.Rfb3 Rd1+ 26.Rxd1 Rxd1+ 27.Kh2 Rd728.g4 g5 29.Kg3 Re7 30.h4 h6 31.hxg5 hxg5 32.f4 gxf4+ 33.Kxf4 Rf7 34.Kg3 Kg7 35.Bf3 Kg6 36.Rb4 Kg537.a4 a5 38.Rb3 Re7 39.Rb2 Ne8 40.Rh2 Nf6 41.Rb2 Ne8 42.Rh2 Ng7 43.Rh8 Re8 44.Rh2 Re5 45.Rb2 Kf646.Rh2 Re7 47.Rh8 Ne6 48.Ra8 Nd4 49.Kf2 Ke5 50.Kg3 Kf6 51.Kf2 Ke5 52.Kg3 Kf6
1/2-1/2

[Event "AAI GM"]
[Site "New Delhi IND"]
[Date "2011.06.26"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Caruana,F"]
[Black "Laznicka,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2714"]
[BlackElo "2681"]
[ECO "B12"]
[EventDate "2011.06.22"]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.Be3 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Ne7 8.Nd2 Nbc6 9.N2f3 Be4 10.0-0 Ng611.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Ng5 Be7 13.Nxe4 dxe4 14.Qd4 Qd5 15.Bh5 Nxe5 16.Rad1 0-0 17.Qc3 Qb5 18.a4 Qb8 19.Kh1Bf6 20.Bd4 Rc8 21.Qe3 c5 22.Bc3 Qb7 23.Be2 Ng6 24.f3 Bxc3 25.bxc3 Rab8 26.fxe4 Qc7 27.Bb5 Rd8 28.Rd3Ne5 29.Qg3 Rbc8 30.Rdd1 Rxd1 31.Rxd1 Rd8 32.Rd3 f6 33.h3 Rd6 34.Rxd6 Qxd6 35.Qe3 a5 36.Qe2 g6 37.Qe1Kg7 38.Qe2 h5 39.g3 Kh6 40.Kg2 Kg7 41.Kf2 Qf8 42.Qe3 g5 43.Be2 Kg6 44.Kg2 Qd6 45.Kf2 h4 46.gxh4 gxh447.Kg2 Nf7 48.Qf2 Ng5 49.Qxh4 Qc6 50.Bb5 Qa8 51.Bd3 f5 52.Qg3 Kf6 53.Qf4 Kg6 54.Kg3 Nxe4+ 55.Bxe4fxe4 56.c4 Qc6 57.Kg4 Qxa4 58.Qxe4+ Kf6 59.Qf4+
1/2-1/2

[Event "AAI GM"]
[Site "New Delhi IND"]
[Date "2011.06.26"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Negi,P"]
[Black "Sasikiran,K"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2622"]
[BlackElo "2676"]
[ECO "C95"]
[EventDate "2011.06.22"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7
11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 Re8 13.Nf1 Bf8 14.Ng3 g6 15.b3 c6 16.Bg5 Bg7 17.Qd2 Qe7 18.Rad1 Qf8 19.a4 Rac820.Bd3 Rc7 21.Kh1 bxa4 22.bxa4 c5 23.dxe5 dxe5 24.Qa2 h6 25.Bc1 Nb6 26.Nh4 Kh7 27.a5 Nc8 28.Bc4 Qe729.Qe2 Nd6 30.Bxa6 Nfxe4 31.Nxe4 Bxe4 32.Nf3 Ra7 33.Bd3 Bxf3 34.Qxf3 e4 35.Qg3 Be5 36.Bf4 Nf5 37.Qh2exd3 38.Rxe5 Qd7 39.Rxc5 Qa4 40.Rf1 Rxa5 41.Rc7 Ra7 42.Bd2 Re2 43.Be3 Rxe3 44.fxe3 d2 45.Rxa7 Qxa746.e4 Ne3 47.Qg1 Qa6 48.Rxf7+ Kg8 49.Rd7 Qe2 50.Rd8+ Kf7 51.Kh2 Qe1 52.Rxd2 Qxd2 53.c4 Qd6+ 54.Kh1Qd1 55.c5 Ke6 56.Kh2 Nf1+
0-1

Daily Chess Puzzle 25

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Daily Chess Puzzle 25



White to Play


Answer :  



Opening Blunder Part 3

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Opening Blunder Part 3


White Fernandez, Antonio
Black Manca, Federico
Result 0-1


Opening Grob's Atkack
ECO A00 

Back Rank Weakness

1. g4 d5 2. Bg2 Bxg4 3. c4 c6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Qb3 Nd7 6. Bxd5 e6 7. Bg2 Qc7
8. Qxb7 Qxc1#
0-1

White                       Strikovic, Aleksa
Black                       Ameneiro Pita, Bruno
Result                      1-0
Opening                   Reti into English w 2.c4
ECO                        A00


Back Rank Weakness

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 Ne4 3. d3 Nc5 4. Nc3 h5 5. d4 g6 6. dxc5 Bh6 7. Qd4 Bxc1
8. Qxh8#
1-0




White                       Bares Moreno, Pau
Black                       De Francisco y de Diego, Felipe
Result                       0-1
ECO                        A40]

Opening                   Queen`s Pawn, English Defense

Back Rank Weakness

1. d4 e5 2. dxe5 Nc6 3. Nf3 Qe7 4. Bf4 Qb4+ 5. Qd2 Qxb2 6. Qc3 Bb4 7. Bd2
Bxc3 8. Bxc3 Qc1#
0-1





White                                   NN
Black                                   Lasker, Edward
Result                                  0-1
Opening                               Petrov Stafford Gambit
[ECO "C42"]


Opening Trap

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nc6 4. Nxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bc5 6. Bg5 Nxe4 7. Bxd8
Bxf2+ 8. Ke2 Bg4#
0-1







Alapin French: Tactics for White

Opening Blunders Part 2

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White             :  Arnason, Jon L
Black             :   Pribyl, Josef"]
Result                1-0

ECO                 B07

Opening            Pirc Def w 2.d4

King chase

1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Bc4 Nd7 5. Bxf7+ Kxf7 6. Ng5+ Kf6 7. Qf3#
1-0



White : Prodinger, H.
Black : Kosanovic, Goran A
Result : 0-1


Opening : QP Spielmann-Indian


ECO A46

Watch square f2, Always a weak Square.

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. dxc5 e6 4. Bg5 Bxc5 5. Nc3 Qb6 6. Bxf6 Bxf2+ 7. Kd2
Qe3#
0-1


  

White                            Teed
Black                            Delmar, Eugene
Result                           1-0
Opening                        Dutch Def


ECO                            A40

1. d4 f5 2. Bg5 h6 3. Bf4 g5 4. Bg3 f4 5. e3 h5 6. Bd3 Rh6 7. Qxh5+ Rxh5 8.
Bg6#
1-0




White                                Solovjov, Sergey I.
Black                                Kuerschner, Matthias
Result                               1-0

ECO                                B00
Opening                           King`s Pawn

 Opening Trap and Greed

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4 4. Bxf7+ Kxf7 5. Nxe4 e5 6. Qf3+ Kg8 7.
Ng5 Qxg5 8. Qd5#
1-0




Chess Blunder Part 1





Sunday, June 26, 2011

Opening Blunders. Part 1

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Opening Blunders.


Smother Checkmate


White              Vogt, Lothar
Black              Lehmann, Klaus

[Opening "Undetermined Opening 1.d4 c6"]
[ECO "A00"]


1. d4 c6 2. e4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Qe2 Ngf6 6. Nd6#
1-0



White                    Piskov, Yury
Black                    Hradil
[ECO "B10"]

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Qe2 Ngf6 6. Nd6#
1-0


White                  Alekhine, Alexander
Black                  Maroczy, Geza

Result                 1-0
[ECO "B10"]
[Opening "Caro-Kann Defense"]


1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Qe2 Nbd7 6. Nd6#
1-0



White                    Marjanovic, Slavoljub
Black                    ZhivanovResult              
Result                   0-1
Opening               Si Closed, 2...Nc6
 [ECO "B23"]




1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nge2 g6 4. d3 Bg7 5. Be3 Nd4 6. g3 Nf3#
0-1



White                             Keres, Paul P
Black                             Alekhine, Alexander
Result                            1-0
[ECO "B10"]

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Qe2 Nbd7 6. Nd6#
1-0



Above all are the examples of smothered checkmate.
In chess , a smothered mate is a checkmate delivered by a knight in which the mated king is unable to move because he is surrounded (or smothered) by his own pieces.The mate is usually seen in a corner of the board since fewer pieces are needed to surround the king there. Here I have taken the examples of smothered checkmate at the king's original place.


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Endgame Strategy Part 1

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End Game Strategy Part 1.




. black to play

 1... Qc4 2. a3 { 2. f3 2... Qb4  3. Qf5 3... Qc5 } Qc5 3. Qc1 {3. a4 3... Qb4 } c2 4.
Kf1 Qc3 5. a4 {5. Ke2 5... Kf8  6. a4 Ke7 7. a5 7... Kd6 } d4 6. exd4 Qc4+
7. Ke1 Qxa4 8. d5 {8. Qb2 Qa5+ 9. Ke2 9... Qa2  10. Qc1 (10. Qxa2 10...
c1=N+ ) 10... Qc4+ 11. Ke3 Qc3+ 12. Ke2 12... Kf8 } Qe4+ 9. Kd2 {
9. Kf1 Qd3+ 10. Ke1 10... Kf8 } Qxd5+ 10. Kxc2 Qc5+ 11. Kd1 Qxf2 0-1



white to play









1. Bxc6 Qd6
{1... Qxb4 2. Qxe5+ Kf8 3. Qxf4 Qb6+ 4. Kf1 Qxc6 5. Qxg4 a5 6. Qd4}
2. c5 Qd1+ 3. Kf2 Qc2+ 4. Kg3 Qxf5 5. Bd7{5. Be4 Qe6 6. c6
6... Nh5+  7. Kh4 Nf6 8. Qg5+ Kf8 9. c7 Nxe4 10. Qd8+ Kg7 11. c8=Q 11... Qh6+}
5... Qf6 {5... Nh5+ 6. Kh4 Qxd7 7. Qxe5+ 5... Qg5 6. Bxg4 }
6. Bxg4 Qh4+ 7. Kxh4 Nxg2+ 8. Kg3 Nxe3 9. c6 Nd5 10. Bf3 Nc7 11. Be2 Kf6
12. Bxa6 Ke7 {12... Nxa6 13. b5 Nc7 14. b6 $18} 13. Bc4 Kd6 14. b5 Kc5 15. h4 Kb6 16. h5
1-0




black to play



1... Rg4+ 2. Kf3 Ra4 3. Ra8 Kg6 4. a6 Kg5 5. Ke3
{5. a7  5... Kh4 6. Kg2 Ra27. Kg1 Ra1+ 8. Kh2  8... Ra2 9. Kg2 Ra1 10. f4 }
5... Ra3+ 6. Ke4 Ra4+ 7. Kd3 Kh4 8. Ke3 Ra3+ 9. Ke4 Ra4+ 10. Kf5 Ra5+ 11.
Ke6 Kg4  {11... Ra4 } 12. a7 Ra6+ 13. Ke5 Ra5+ 14. Ke4 Ra4+ 15. Ke3 Ra3+ 16. Ke2 Ra2+ 17. Kf1 Kh4 18. f4 Ra5 19. Ke2 Ra2+ 20. Kd3 Ra3+ 21. Kc4 Kg4 22. Rg8+ Kxf4 23. a8=Q
Rxa8 24. Rxa8 h4 25. Kd3 h3 26. Ke2
1-0


White to Play









1. f5 Ke4
{1... h4 2. gxh4 Rxh4 3. f6 Rc4+ 4. Kd3 Rxc6 5. f7 Rxg6 6. f8=Q+ }
2. g4 {2. f6 Rc4+ 3. Kd2 Rxc6 4. f7 Rxg6 5. f8=Q Rxg3 6. Qe7+ }
2... Rc4+ 3. Kd2 Kf4 {3... h4 4. Re6+  4... Kf4 5. f6 $18}
4. f6 Rxc6 5. g5 Rc8{5... h4 6. Rg8}
6. Rg7 Rf8 7. f7 Kf5 8. g6 Kf6 9. Rg8 Ke7 10. Kd3
{10. Rh8 Rxh8 11. g7 11... Rf8  12. g8=Q Rxf7 13. Qg5+ }
10... h4 11. Kd4 h3 12. Ke5 h2 13. Rxf8
{13. Rxf8 h1=Q (13... Kxf8 14. Kf6) 14. Re8+ Kd7 15. f8=Q
Qe4+ 16. Kf6 Qxe8 17. Qxe8+ Kxe8 18. g7}
1-0

Saturday, June 25, 2011

All Pawns promoted to Queens.

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All Pawns promoted to Queen

Do you believe in this?

No, Not at all?


Is this a legal chess game possible?


When the Qusestion was posed Freidrich Burchard of Germany and Freidrich Hariuc of  Freidrich Burchard of Germany and Friedrich Hariuc of Romania reached nearly identical solutions in 1980:




1. e4 f5 2. e5 Nf6 3. exf6 e5 4. g4 e4 5.
Ne2 e3 6. Ng3 e2 7. h4 f4 8. h5 fxg3 9. h6 g5 10. Rh4 gxh4 11. g5 g2 12. g6 Bg7
13. hxg7 g1=Q 14. f4 h3 15. f5 h2 16. b4 a5 17. b5 a4 18. b6 a3 19. Bb2 Ra7 20.
bxa7 axb2 21. a4 b5 22. a5 b4 23. a6 b3 24. c4 h1=Q 25. c5 h5 26. c6 Bb7 27.
cxb7 c5 28. d4 c4 29. d5 Nc6 30. dxc6 c3 31. c7 c2 32. c8=Q c1=Q 33. b8=Q Qcc7
34. a8=Q d5 35. a7 d4 36. Nc3 dxc3 37. Qa6 c2 38. Qa8b7 c1=Q 39. a8=Q Qhd5 40.
gxh8=Q+ Kd7 41. g7 bxa1=Q 42. g8=Q b2 43. f7 b1=Q 44. f8=Q h4 45. f6 h3 46. f7
h2 47. Qfa3 h1=Q 48. f8=Q exf1=Q+ 0-1




Chess Annecdotes.

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Chess Annecdotes.

Few days back my friend sent me a mail to me and I hope it is worth sharing it with you.
A young man said to the abbot from the monastery of Melk:
– I’d actually like to be a monk, but I haven’t learned anything in life. All my father taught me was to play chess, which does not lead to enlightenment. Apart from that, I learned that all games are a sin.
– They may be a sin but they can also be a diversion, and who knows, this monastery needs a little of both – was the reply.


The abbot asked for a chess board, sent for a monk and told him to play the young man.
But before the game began, he added:


- Although we need diversion, we cannot allow everyone to play chess the whole time. So, we only have the best players here; if our monk loses, he will leave the monastery and his place will be yours.
The abbot was serious. The young man knew he was playing for his life, and broke into a cold sweat; the chess board became the center of the world.
The monk began badly. The young man attacked, but then saw the saintly look on the other man’s face; at that moment, he began playing badly on purpose.
After all, he would rather lose, a monk is far more useful to the world.


Suddenly, the abbot threw the chess board to the floor.
- You have learned far more than was taught you – he said. – You concentrated yourself enough to win, were capable of fighting for that which you desire.


“Then, you had compassion, and were willing to make a sacrifice in the name of a noble cause. Welcome, because the secret of life is to know how to balance discipline with compassion.”


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Daily Chess Puzzle 23.

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Daily Chess Puzzle 23.

Can White Win?



1  Kd4  Kf4   2  c4   Kf5  3  Kd5  Kf6   4 Kd 6   Kf7   5  c5   Ke8   6  Kc7   a5   7  c6   a4   8  Kb7 
and white pawn queens first with check.