Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    CC resident nutcase Trent Parker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Picton, The Dilly, NSW
    Posts
    2,936

    Mandla's Mating Magic

    Blair Mandla is white in this position

    White to play and mate
    FEN Viewer


    EDIT

    Actually I think there is one line where it is not forced mate but Black loses lots of material.....
    Last edited by Trent Parker; 27-04-2008 at 03:57 PM.

  2. #2
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    39,051
    Quote Originally Posted by Dilly Boy
    Actually I think there is one line where it is not forced mate but Black loses lots of material.....
    Yes, his queen and then some. (After which it must be a forced mate eventually anyway.)

    It's a nice position because it is so sharp - white has a crushing forced win leading to mate or massive win of material, but if white doesn't see it and plays something else then he may well have a difficult or even lost position.

    Very good real-game example.
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 28-04-2008 at 01:19 AM.
    Moderation Requests: All requests for, comments about, or questions about moderation of any kind including thread changes must be posted in the Help and Feedback section and not on the thread in question. (Or by private message for routine changes or sensitive matters.)

    ACF Newsletter Information - All Australian players and administrators should subscribe and check each issue for relevant notices

    My psephology/politics site (token chess references only) : http://kevinbonham.blogspot.com.au/ Politics twitter feed https://twitter.com/kevinbonham

  3. #3
    CC International Master Brian_Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    2,056
    I think slightly more precise is:

    1. Rc8+ Rxc8
    2. Qxb5+ Ke7
    3. Qd7+ Kf6
    4. Qxf7+ Kxe5
    5. Qe6 mate

  4. #4
    CC resident nutcase Trent Parker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Picton, The Dilly, NSW
    Posts
    2,936
    Ok Brian what if 1...Ke7
    ?

  5. #5
    CC International Master Brian_Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    2,056
    2. Bg5+

  6. #6
    CC resident nutcase Trent Parker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Picton, The Dilly, NSW
    Posts
    2,936
    Yep. you probably saw it at one stage at the rapidplay did you?

  7. #7
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    39,051
    Yes, those were the lines I was looking at. In the ...Ke7 2.Bg5+ line there is no quick mate but massive gain of material.
    Moderation Requests: All requests for, comments about, or questions about moderation of any kind including thread changes must be posted in the Help and Feedback section and not on the thread in question. (Or by private message for routine changes or sensitive matters.)

    ACF Newsletter Information - All Australian players and administrators should subscribe and check each issue for relevant notices

    My psephology/politics site (token chess references only) : http://kevinbonham.blogspot.com.au/ Politics twitter feed https://twitter.com/kevinbonham

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Mating material when pieces are promoted to wrong colour
    By Kevin Bonham in forum Arbiters' Corner
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 26-08-2009, 01:25 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •