A Doomed Rook...

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A Doomed Rook...

Post by Steven DuCharme » 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:
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: A Doomed Rook...

Post by Chris Goodall » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:30 pm

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?
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Re: A Doomed Rook...

Post by Roger Lancaster » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:52 pm

The art of irony is clearly not dead here.

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Re: A Doomed Rook...

Post by Michael Farthing » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:13 pm

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.

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Re: A Doomed Rook...

Post by Chris Goodall » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:58 pm

What irony?
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John Clarke
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Re: A Doomed Rook...

Post by John Clarke » 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.
Last edited by John Clarke on Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:02 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: A Doomed Rook...

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:02 am

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!
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Re: A Doomed Rook...

Post by John Clarke » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:05 am

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.)
"The chess-board is the world ..... the player on the other side is hidden from us ..... he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."
(He doesn't let you resign and start again, either.)

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