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    Win I had over a WIM. Resignation a bit premature IMO.

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    Not everyday you get to go ke1-d2-e3-d3 in the first 17 moves. Actually I could have gone to e4 as well and had the same effect!

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    I had some fun on the dark squares. d4 seems a good square for the queen, no? Until I blundered a rook but still seemed to be winning. Pity my opponent resigned a move before the mate.

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    Nice finish in this one. Opposite sides castling where I was much quicker, and the attack on the Qside never really got going. Just too many weakening pawn moves early on.

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    Nice pawn roller I had, lead by getting my g-pawn to d7! Checkers-style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Nice pawn roller I had, lead by getting my g-pawn to d7! Checkers-style.

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    That was reminiscent of the classic Alexander McDonnell vs Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais, 1834.

    Earlier, White's position was so strong that it could stand that R sac on move 16. It doesn't seem necessary though; a R retreat would have kept the pressure on with no loss of material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Win I had over a WIM. Resignation a bit premature IMO.

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    But she was down an exchange and effectively a P as well, and your R dominates on the 7th. She can't take the P because of the pin.

    The B didn't need to move, because 28. Rxb8 threatens mate. If it does move, then 28. Bb4 looks even stronger, with the immediate threat of 29. d7+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    That was reminiscent of the classic Alexander McDonnell vs Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais, 1834.

    Earlier, White's position was so strong that it could stand that R sac on move 16. It doesn't seem necessary though; a R retreat would have kept the pressure on with no loss of material.
    Thanks Jono yes the R sac was a blunder on my part. but it made things interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    But she was down an exchange and effectively a P as well, and your R dominates on the 7th. She can't take the P because of the pin.

    The B didn't need to move, because 28. Rxb8 threatens mate. If it does move, then 28. Bb4 looks even stronger, with the immediate threat of 29. d7+.
    Thanks, yes I realised 28.Bc3 was weak, that's why I was surprised it yielded a resignation. My idea IIRC was that it stopped Ke8 in view of the threat on the g7 pawn, but I think black can go 28. ...Ke8 29.Bxg7 Nxd6, and eliminate the d-pawn and avoid being mated for the time being. Yes white is up, but as black personally I'd make at a least a few more moves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Thanks Jono yes the R sac was a blunder on my part. but it made things interesting.
    Considering that Black's a8 rook played no part in the game at all, you didn't really need your rook either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    That was reminiscent of the classic Alexander McDonnell vs Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais, 1834.

    Earlier, White's position was so strong that it could stand that R sac on move 16. It doesn't seem necessary though; a R retreat would have kept the pressure on with no loss of material.
    More like reminiscent of 1600 vs 1100 . In Russian villages we certainly do not even look at 8....f6 9.Bh5 + kind of games.
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    Desmond - Another 5+0

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