Beware the mating net....

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Re: Beware the mating net....

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:28 pm

David Blower wrote: They kept typing things in chat such as: "I've won this game, now just let me win." "Your just sad, looking anyway possible for a draw." Etc.
An on-line game then. I cannot speak for other servers, but ICC had a Draw Button, which was dual purpose. It both offered and claimed a draw, so you click it every so often in the hope of repetition or reaching a fifty move count.

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Re: Beware the mating net....

Post by Greg Breed » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:13 pm

Another nice smothered mate idea from Shredder chess:

Hatch End A Captain (Hillingdon League)
Harrow Captain (Middlesex League)

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Re: Beware the mating net....

Post by Geoff Chandler » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:06 pm

Glücksberg-Najdorf, Warsaw 1930

White had allowed the attack thinking he was going to trap and win the Bishop.
Najdorf in his 'Life and Games' states he had calculated as far as 15.Kf3
and the played 15...e5!! (his exclams) without hesitation.

I see the :P but would many club players would really produce a game like this OTB.
I suppose it all depends on what you class as a club player.

As always it takes two to tango so first you must have White seeing
the trapping the Bishop idea and Black seeing one move(s) further.
I have seen 100's of games where such chances and combo's have either
been totally missed or the idea has been seen but NOT the final mate
so the club player backs down.

And even if a club player did produce something akin to this OTB
where would he get the original idea from?
From Brilliancy Prize winning games like this one.
So let's not dismiss it with a casual wave of the hand claiming
even a club player could do it. (even in jest.) :wink:

More on this game here and when it was played here:

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/najdorf.html

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Re: Beware the mating net....

Post by MartinCarpenter » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:03 pm

Mostly, actually, I was pedanting the suggestion that this illustrates what separates super GM's from the rest - much of what super GMs do is much, much harder than this :) I'm sure that an awful lot of Nardojf did in his career was too!

What distinguishes this game is it's subjective brilliance. That is of course rather rare and often passed up even when the chances do occur.

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Re: Beware the mating net....

Post by Greg Breed » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:16 pm

Another one from Shredder Chess which I thought "WOW". Some serious combo lines there!!


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Hatch End A Captain (Hillingdon League)
Harrow Captain (Middlesex League)

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