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Most pieces on the h-file

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:37 pm
by Alistair Campbell
I had this position last night as black.


White has just played 28.Bh5. It was tempting to return the favour with 28...Bh8!

Any other examples of such a cluttered h-file?

Re: Most pieces on the h-file

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:51 pm
by IM Jack Rudd
28...Bh8 would certainly have attracted Justin's attention.

Re: Most pieces on the h-file

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:56 pm
by Simon Brown
For two reasons - fill up the h-file and Worst Move on the Board.

Re: Most pieces on the h-file

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:49 pm
by Jon Tait
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:51 pm
28...Bh8 would certainly have attracted Justin's attention.
similarly...
https://200opengames.blogspot.com/2017/ ... house.html :)

Re: Most pieces on the h-file

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:47 pm
by Nick Grey
I prefer Jon's post but have seen it before.

Alistair I think it is better to try to avoid the mate in one.

Re: Most pieces on the h-file

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:16 pm
by Matt Fletcher
Very bizarrely, I was looking for exactly this sort of position about 10 days ago, in the context of the game Swiercz-Jumabayev in the World Teams where they reached this position after Black's 40th. (see David Llada's picture).

The best one I found in reasonably similar vein was this from last year's Chinese Championships (Zhou Jianchao vs Zeng Chongsheng) where there are only 8 pieces on the board, but 7 on the f-file.

I did also find positions with completely full files - here's one with the h-file full, it's from Taddei vs Sharif, Besançon 2003.