Most embarrassing defeat ever...

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Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Steven DuCharme » Tue May 30, 2017 5:11 am

White(me) g3 h3 Rb4 Rd4 Qb8 Kg4 Black g5 h6 Qa5 Kf6. Final move was B8(Q) Immediate resignation followed :oops: A lesson for the chess world
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Clive Blackburn » Tue May 30, 2017 9:25 am

I'm sorry but I can't follow that at all.
What were the actual moves? :roll:

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue May 30, 2017 9:37 am

Steven DuCharme wrote:White(me) g3 h3 Rb4 Rd4 Qb8 Kg4 Black g5 h6 Qa5 Kf6. Final move was B8(Q) Immediate resignation followed :oops: A lesson for the chess world
If you set up the position with Black to move, there's a forced mate, despite White having two extra rooks.

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by JustinHorton » Tue May 30, 2017 11:16 am



Nendick-Horton, school match 1981, continued 29...Kf8? 30 f5 Rd3?? 31 Bh6+ resigns
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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue May 30, 2017 2:07 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
For those who still can't see it, 1......Qf5+ 2 Kh5 g4+! does the trick.

Nice, except for the OP!
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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue May 30, 2017 2:18 pm

Ah, thanks, Matt. I assumed Qf5+ was an instant mate. I wasn't paying attention. I also thought that the White queen arrived on b8 from somewhere else, but now I see that it was a promotion from a pawn on b7. So can White win the position before the pawn promotion and how? I presume a series of checks with the rooks before promoting at the right moment?

(EDIT: OK, just Rd6+ and promote the pawn, forcing the king away makes all the difference.)

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue May 30, 2017 2:50 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:So can White win the position before the pawn promotion and how? I presume a series of checks with the rooks before promoting at the right moment?


Rd6 looks good enough when b8Q next move defends everything.

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by IanCalvert » Tue May 30, 2017 8:42 pm

I guess losing to Mr.Bean would be embarrassing!

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Stewart Reuben » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:45 pm

I lost a rapdiplay game to Luke Mshane when he was 7. I knew he was a good player and wasn't particularly embarrassed,

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Richard Bates » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:20 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:I lost a rapdiplay game to Luke Mshane when he was 7. I knew he was a good player and wasn't particularly embarrassed,
I once lost to Stewart Reuben (actually was checkmated) in 10 moves

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:34 am

Richard. I have no memory of that. Was it a good 10 move game?
I do remember drawing with you when you were 10 on the Richmond Terrace. It was a Richmond Junior Club event.

I remember beating William Watson when he was 14. Apparently he cried in the toilets.

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Andy Stoker » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:02 pm

Apparently he cried like a drunken machine gunner

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by E Michael White » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:33 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:Apparently he cried like a drunken machine gunner
only according to Boris Spassky.

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Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:33 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:Richard. I have no memory of that. Was it a good 10 move game?
I do remember drawing with you when you were 10 on the Richmond Terrace. It was a Richmond Junior Club event.
In all it's glory...

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 b5 5. Bg5 ed 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Qxd5 Qxb2 8. Qxa8 Qc1#

It appears it was actually eight moves! 'Twas a Barbican rapidplay I think.

I thought I might have actually won the game on the Terrace? Anyway I was black in a Ruy Lopez and yet, despite the result, probably barely played 1...e5 ever again in my life to date!

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