Spectacular games of chess nothing mediocre please.
David Robertson


Post by David Robertson » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:57 pm


How about a forum devoted to fine/spectacular games such as the one below. 'Best of Chess' or somesuch title


Doubtless some folk will use the opportunity to publish their humdrum ego-wank win in the Much Piddling & District CL. But such posts can be chopped if not up to scratch. Mostly folk will find games like the one above, and bring them to collective attention

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Re: Splat!

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:34 pm

Narciso Dublan, Marc - Bernadskiy, Vitaliy
Lorca Open 2019 round 07

What happens after 20.Bxg7?

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Re: Splat!

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:01 am

This one was also covered here and is more than worth a watch:

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Re: Splat!

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Re: Splat!

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:34 pm

Not sure whether "splat" is the right word, but Sadler v Horton (no, not that Horton) from "round 5" of 4NCL, played just this last weekend, is certainly a game very far from the ordinary. Sadler has agreed with Danny G that it is his most Alpha Zero-like game yet and it is easy to see what they mean.

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Re: Splat!

Post by Geoff Chandler » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:15 pm

See previous post.

M. Sadler - A. Horton, Daventry,4NCL Division 1a 2020

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Re: Splat!

Post by John McKenna » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:12 pm

Lemme caution you all!

When the "secret agent who plots to usurp Alphaville's totalitarian supercomputer" starts acting as its poster boy you may begin to suspect an imposter.

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Re: Splat!

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:23 pm

Excellent game by Sadler.
I bought his book Chess for Life a couple of years ago at the Blackpool Chess Congress. He was playing and won it.
Anyway he and Natasha Regan both autographed the book for me and I had a nice conversation with them both.
Two very well mannered and pleasant people.

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Re: Splat!

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:28 pm

I quite like the game that gave Nepo the Russian Championship today, with a win from forum favourite

Dubov, Daniil vs Karjakin, Sergey

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Re: Splat!

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:20 pm

David Howell described it as the Game of the Year in his column in the Saturday Times a number of weeks ago, which a had an excellent lengthy write up about it.
It was played in the Russian Championship Superfinal in Moscow last year.

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Re: Splat!

Post by James Plaskett » Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:09 pm

I saw the Narciso K.I.D game being played.
Tell you what, have one of mine for a laugh!


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Re: Splat!

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:14 pm

I thought it was an interesting game James. Thanks for posting it.

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Re: Splat!

Post by AlanLlewellyn » Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:06 am

A game i played (honest I wasnt drunk despite the drunk like play-it is all sound) in the online county championships between myself as black (Alan Llewellyn)vs David Lovegrove- be prepared for a spectacular finish.

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Re: Splat!

Post by Keith Arkell » Mon Jul 04, 2022 8:46 pm

Chess960, bullet.


1. e3 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. exd4 g6 4. Nb3 Nc6 5. d5 Nd4 6. Bb4+ c5 7. dxc6+ d6 8.
c7 Nxc2 9. cxb8=Q Bb5# 0-1

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Reason: Converting the Forsyth into a diagram

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Re: Splat!

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:29 pm

So after the first three moves, Black went ?, ok, ??, ?!, ?!, checkmate. These computers aren't easy to please.
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