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A Doomed Rook...

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:57 pm
by Steven DuCharme
I am black. White = Kf1 Rd2 f4 Black = Kg8 Ng4 Bd5 Bc3 g6 h7 The white rook is doomed :twisted:

Re: A Doomed Rook...

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:25 pm
by IM Jack Rudd

Re: A Doomed Rook...

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:30 pm
by Chris Goodall
Steven DuCharme wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:57 pm
I am black. White = Kf1 Rd2 f4 Black = Kg8 Ng4 Bd5 Bc3 g6 h7 The white rook is doomed :twisted:
Have you thought of perhaps starting a blog about your chess thoughts?

Re: A Doomed Rook...

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:52 pm
by Roger Lancaster
The art of irony is clearly not dead here.

Re: A Doomed Rook...

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:13 pm
by Michael Farthing
Well I felt the pathos of Steven's post. It hadn't occurred to me that the response was ironic, but if so, then I'm with the American.

Re: A Doomed Rook...

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:58 pm
by Chris Goodall
What irony?

Re: A Doomed Rook...

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:50 am
by John Clarke
Another doomed rook (not my own) from Teesside, 1973. I'll spare readers the sometimes woeful play that led to it.

Black to play.

Re: A Doomed Rook...

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:02 am
by NickFaulks
John Clarke wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:50 am
Another doomed rook (not my own) from Teesside, 1973. I'll spare readers the sometimes woeful play that led to it.

Black to play.
Not so painful when you're a whole rook up!

Re: A Doomed Rook...

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:05 am
by John Clarke
NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:02 am

Not so painful when you're a whole rook up!
Edited, to restore the missing a8 rook!! (Cheers, Nick.)