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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    ... you are supposed to ...
    Garvinator, that sort of talk in this sort of thread is likely to result in extreme unpleasantness!
    Last edited by Basil; 17-04-2007 at 11:08 PM.
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    Yeah, you're right - unfortunately I tend to forget the basic setup in KID as I don't seem to face 1.d4 very often. Dunno why I didn't consider it really, just wasn't on the ball last night

    BTW Garv, found any use for that spreadsheet yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurotrash
    BTW Garv, found any use for that spreadsheet yet?
    Have had no use for it so far. I dont have much involvement in round robins, especially ones that run over multiple days.

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    Wow, it doesn't get much better than this. Pawn ending with an extra outside passed pawn, superior King position, and I had even worked out how to win. 1.h4 and if 1...Ke7 then 2.Kg7. If 1...Ke5, I'll have a queen in 4 moves. My hands had different ideas.

    1.Kg7

    I looked at the board and couldn't belive I played this move. I hadn't meant to. Actually, it didn't throw away the win, but I guess I was too diappointed to think straight, and the game ended in a draw.


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    D'oh, that sucks man. Don't worry, we've all been there.

    Just out of curiosity, what was the continuation after Kg7? Because it seems like after ...Kf5, you can still play h4 which is winning.

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    Yep, it took real talent to draw that. Forgive me if I don't relive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurotrash
    Howie, as requested:

    Event: Club Champs
    Date: 2007.04.16
    White: Chadwick, Charles
    Black: Abbott, James
    White ELO: 1713!!
    Black ELO 1065?
    Result: 1-0
    ECO: E90
    PlyCount: 63
    TimeControl: 900+20

    1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. g3 e5 7. Bg2 Re8
    Not so good. White can play d5, when Black would rather have the R back on e8 to support f5.

    Instead Black should play 7 ... Nc6 8.d5 Nd4! 9.Nxd4 exd4 10.Qxd4 Nxe4!

    So if White wants to play the fianchetto variation, he should castle before e4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan

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    12 seconds on the clock

    And the idiot finds 1.Rh2+ drawing in all lines. The king can neither take the rook nor hide from rolling checks. But after having done the hard work to find and play for the resource, on 1...Kg5, white inexplicably (2 seconds left) plays Rxh2 and loses - to cap off a scintillating day at the office!
    Why? The position is still drawn.

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    Please don't say things like that I'll have to check the game (which I don't have with me now) to ensure the diagram is accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    Please don't say things like that I'll have to check the game (which I don't have with me now) to ensure the diagram is accurate.
    News in from Byrom (via e-mail) for which I'm grateful. Hi Pat! His e-mail is self-explanatory and reads thus:

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    Jono is correct about Rh3+ followed by Rxh2 being a draw - the reason is that Aurel's king is behind his pawn. I had analysed this while watching the game, which puzzled me during the post-mortem as the actual position wasn't a draw.

    So I reconstructed the game later. The problem is that you interpolated Rh5+, which forces the king to f4 - beside the pawn! Then Rxh2 loses, as the enemy king moves in front of the pawn.

    I was going to let you know, but felt it would be too depressing.

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    I'm leaving now
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    Ok...

    From that position.

    1.Rh3+ Kxh3 is stalemate.

    1.Rh3+ Kg5 (only other legal move) 2.Rxh2 Rxh2+ 3.Kxh2 Kf4 Kg2 =

    1.Rh3+ Kg5 2.Rh5+ Kf4 3.Rxh2?? Rxh2+ 4.Kxh2 Kf3 winning easily... (for those who know the win of King and Knight Pawn versus King).
    "On my chess set, all the pawns are Hamburglers" ~ Homer Simpson.

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    Bonham - Knight (Untimed casual game, HICC)

    This reconstruction may not be quite move-perfect but all the important stuff is there:

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    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 04-06-2007 at 10:43 PM.

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    I have my own to add:

    Event: Club champs 2007
    Date: 2007.06.04
    White: Kruup, Andrew
    Black: Abbott, James
    Result: 1-0

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    Kevin and James,

    Each in your own way, you have plumbed the depths. You may both wear yoour respective hats of class boobery with pride and aplomb - for you have earned them. Well done - we are grateful for your soul baring and sharing.

    However, if either of you think that your offerings come close to this (post 34 this thread if it won't load), you are not only sadly mistaken, but you have much, much further to go.

    For those that haven't seen it before, turn the board for full glorious effect. Enjoy.
    Last edited by Basil; 05-06-2007 at 12:44 AM.
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