KevinRiley2

Can`t find my original thread...

* Kevin Riley = The moral conscience AND movie reviewer for cfl.ca.  :)
* When in doubt, always ask (WWKD) What Would Kevin Do?
* Forgive me for always taking the High Road.  It's the ONLY Road I know.

KevinRiley2

I'm playing black and reached the following position in a game versus a player in Scotland.



Black to play.

I THINK (I have not run it thru an engine and I am awaiting the Scot`s reply) I played a move that will lead to a win in about 6 moves - either mate or white resigning.

Anyone have a guess as to what I played?

FootbalYouBet

don't matter to me this thread, but I have to differ about chess being a sport. 

chess, poker, billiards, darts, tiddly winks.....all games not sports.

However, for your pleasure, I hope they keep this topic. 
Crush cream soda is oh so good.  I think I'll have another

KevinRiley2

However, for your pleasure, I hope they keep this topic.  
I hope so, too.   :P

KevinRiley2

I'm playing black and reached the following position in a game versus a player in Scotland.



Black to play.

I THINK (I have not run it thru an engine and I am awaiting the Scot`s reply) I played a move that will lead to a win in about 6 moves - either mate or white resigning.

Anyone have a guess as to what I played?
Sacrificing the Rook on f2 wins for me.  Breakdown...

Black : Rxf2 Check...

...White... Black
1) RxR... Qxg3 (check)
2) Kh1... Qxf2 (getting the Rook back)
3) Rxd8 (check)... Kf7
4) Qa7 (check)... Kg6
5) Rxd6 (check)... Kh5
 
And that is where we stand - I am waiting for his move or RESIGNATION.
 
At that point, White is basically out of Checks (without losing his Queen) and as soon as I have a chance, I will play Ng3 (Mate).

FootbalYouBet

looks to me like white was concentrating on offense too much.  white needs only one more free move to check mate in 4 (if black co-operated) but got his queen trapped and helpless to defend.

FootbalYouBet

to KR, do you work for the Vancouver Province?  They had a small article on chess in their sports section today ::) :)

it was 50 yrs ago, give or take a few months, that I was front and centre in a picture in the Vancouver sun, of a table of kids learning first lesson in chess at our local community centre.  Don't think we were in the sports section though.

RedandWhite

...pssst Kevin: Nazi Paikidze
There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.

FootbalYouBet

Yo Kevin, don't leave us hanging, how did it end?

KevinRiley2

Yo Kevin, don't leave us hanging, how did it end?
LOL.  He resigned.  :)

DAN38

   Hey Kev, why don't you give us a chess problem/solution a week ? I haven't played in a while except against a comp but I would enjoy the brain exercise. C'mon, give it a shot. Let's see who can come up with the answer. Just something to do.
Si vis pacem... para bellum

KevinRiley2

Sounds like a good idea, Dan.  :)

P.S.  I wrote you (4 times - it keeps getting bounced) but your personal email is NOT working.  :(

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I was playing in the game below - my opponent was from England.  It was strange position where I had given up 3 pieces for Black's Queen.  Black was attacking my Queen.

What is the best move for White?








FootbalYouBet

take the rook

KevinRiley2

take the rook
Then Black takes my Queen with his Knight and I have given up my Queen for a Rook - not exactly a great exchange.

KevinRiley2

Here is one more from a game of mine against an opponent in my area...

Black is threatening to take my Knight (blue arrow)...



What is White's best move?
 


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