Why did he did so?

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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:20 pm

What was the point behind this combination?


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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:40 pm

That's not a combination. The aim of the manouevre was to get the rook to b6, a square both useful for attack (maybe with ideas of mate on b8 and the like) and defence (black is, in the diagram, threatening ...Bb5 winning the queen).

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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:06 am

Why is Black lost after:

What's the problem with the initial Black's position?

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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:32 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote: What's the problem with the initial Black's position?
Nxg7 looks a serious threat, but can be met by .. Rg5. If you pin the Rook by Qg4, that no longer works. The Rook is hanging if the Queen moves away. So .. Qe6. Now you play Nxg7 anyway. If .. Rg5, you have Nxe6 and if .. Rxg4, you win material because Nxf8 is check.

It's just calculation of a tactical sequence.

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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:45 am

Why did White play such a combination in:
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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:45 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:Why did White play such a combination in:
He calculated it as a forced win presumably.

(edit) I was taking a closer look at the final position.


The Knight on c5 is pinned by the Queen on a7 and hit by the Bishop on f8, so where's the win after .. Kh5? You've got g4 check, but how do you win?

Alternatively there isn't a win and White played the line to force a draw. (/edit)
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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by MartinCarpenter » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:34 am

It isn't even a combination really - I mean the piece comes back by force almost instantly then its mostly taking stuff/checks.

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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:04 pm

What happens after 4 Re3 in:
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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by Michael Farthing » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:07 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What happens after 4 Re3 in:

?

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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:33 pm


What happens after 4 Re3
4. .. Qf2 looks like mate to me.

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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:04 pm

Yes. Hope Black played it !

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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:58 am

Why did White go 31.Re3 in

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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:07 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:58 am
Why did White go 31.Re3
It does look odd in the position shown. Why not win a pawn with R(either) takes e5?

If it's from a book or article, perhaps it's a misprint of 3 for 5.

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Re: Why did he did so?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:21 pm

I got the PGN of my opponent games from the chessDB website and it wrote so

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