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    Hi Kevin,

    Is that is a swindle or just a blunder?
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    Not technically a swindle. Aurel John should present himself front and centre and present himself and the game prostrate in 'Pits & Shockers' for that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    Not technically a swindle. Aurel John should present himself front and centre and present himself and the game prostrate in 'Pits & Shockers' for that one.
    No, it was merely a parallel game to one of the swindle examples Kevin gave. Actually I saw Tony Dowden trap someone else the same way back in NZ in the early 1980s, and that time he made sure of the win.

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    And closely allied to the hanging 'Tromp Bishop' trap - not that I would know anything about that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    And closely allied to the hanging 'Tromp Bishop' trap - not that I would know anything about that
    Could someone who does know please explain this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Could someone who does know please explain this?
    I presume he is referring to any Qa5+ that wins the g5 bishop. For example. 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 c6 3.e3?? Qa5+

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangafranga
    I presume he is referring to any Qa5+ that wins the g5 bishop. For example. 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 c6 3.e3?? Qa5+
    Right on. Hypothetically, of course
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    I have a nasty habit of blundering into pawn forks like that one against Dowden late in the opening. That was probably about the fifth time I've done it in a rated game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    I have a nasty habit of blundering into pawn forks like that one against Dowden late in the opening. That was probably about the fifth time I've done it in a rated game.
    Yeah, the B on f4/f5 is not usually well placed unless the d pawns are fixed. Even aside from the fork, the opponent can play e5/e4 with gain of tempo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    I have a nasty habit of blundering into pawn forks
    I have no idea what you're talking about, I'm sure Herewith, one pawn fork and one Great Swindle Of The 21st Century.

    [Event "Aus Champs 08 - Minor"]
    [Site "Parramatta"]
    [Date "2008.01.03"]
    [Round "2"]
    [White "Howard Duggan"]
    [Black "Tony Baldwin"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [WhiteElo "1524"]
    [BlackElo "1359"]
    [ECO "A45"]

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    You got a draw with the Tromp!? Quite a swindle indeed.

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    [Event "Aus Champs 08 - Minor"]
    [Site "Parramatta"]
    [Date "2008.01.03"]
    [Round "2"]
    [White "Howard Duggan"]
    [Black "Tony Baldwin"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [WhiteElo "1524"]
    [BlackElo "1359"]
    [ECO "A45"]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 e6 3. e4 h6 4. Bxf6 Qxf6 5. e5 {too early; makes the pawn centre a sitting target} 5... Qd8 6. f4 c5 7. c3 cxd4 (8... Qb6) 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Nd2 Qa5 10. Nf3 Nc6 11. a3 Bxd2+ 12. Qxd2 Qxd2+ 13. Kxd2 {but after Black's slack play, White is OK} 13... b6 14. b4 Bb7 15. Bd3 O-O 16. Be4 Rfd8 17. b5 Na5 18. Bxb7 Nxb7 19. Rac1 Na5 20. Rc3 d6 21. Rhc1 dxe5 22. fxe5 Nb7 23. Ke3 a6 24. Rc7 Na5 25. bxa6 {here, why not support the cramping P with a4, then go after his Pb6} 25... Rxa6 26. Re7 b5 27. Rcc7 Nc4+ 28. Kf4 Rf8 29. Nh4 {} 29... g5+ 30. Kg4 gxh4 31. Kxh4 Rxa3 32. g4 Ne3 33. g5 {another one } 33... Nf5+ 34. Kg4 Nxe7 35. Rxe7 hxg5 36. Kxg5 b4 37. h4 Rd8 38. Kh6 Rd3 39. Ra7 R3xd4 40. h5 b3 41. Ra1 Rd1 42. Ra4 Rg1 43. Rg4+ {and as we analysed elsewhere, Black still has good chances for a win with 43.. Kf8, but evidently this nice stalemate trap shocked him)}1/2-1/2
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    Oh dear, here's another one.

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    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 16-10-2009 at 04:25 PM.

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    owned by a 13 year old

    I was playing in Queensland lightning and sat down and I saw, chess olympian on his shirt. Not what you want to see in the 2nd round. believe me.

    we played some sort of english and I was on a massive queen hunt (yes, trying to get my rook behind his continually checked king). The moment I got it I just took his queen. Then I got mated...back rank with rook. His King was on g3 in front of one of my pawns on g2 and my king on g1. I had chased his king SOO much he had a mate in 1 and in the time control (5+0) I was mated. Talk about angry. You have no idea.

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    Here is a 5-minute game I played on ICC. After blundering a rook and a piece, I managed to win (I won on time, but in a good position). I don't know if this could be called a "great swindle" as it was just a 5-minute game.

    [Event "ICC 5 0"]
    [Site "Internet Chess Club"]
    [Date "2008.02.03"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "Me"]
    [Black "The-Playboy"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ICCResult "Black forfeits on time"]
    [WhiteElo "2103"]
    [BlackElo "2226"]
    [Opening "Sicilian defense"]
    [ECO "B32"]
    [NIC "SI.32"]
    [Time "02:47:58"]

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