Friday, May 12, 2006


Pay Off

Black to Move


This position could have been right out of TCT. White just played b4. On the surface Black's Bishop and Queen are enprise, which makes his e3 Rook's protection shaky. My hard work paid off as I realized that ..Rxf3+ Ke1 Qf2 was mate. This is one of the sweetest finishes I have had in a long time :-).


White to Move

Here is a instructive little blitz mistake I ran into. I thought "it's just Rxc8 Rxc8 36. Rxa3", right? This leads to ... Rc6 and the loss of a pawn. I didn't see it at the time, but it still looks winning for White. Chessmaster suggested immediately taking with Rxa3! DOH! I sure did not look at that. If Black takes either Rook, White captures the other Black Rook and gets to the back rank, possibly leading to a trade of minor pieces which White actually wants, not to mention it's much harder for Black to get the hanging e6 pawn.


TCT Results

Circle 1Circle 2Circle 3Circle 4Circle 5Circle 6Circle 7
Step 197%99%99%100%r
Step 293%96%95%97%96%99%100%
Step 393%97%97%96%96%98%99%
Step 480%86%90%92%89%95*%
Step 574%77%83%87%88%

I had the same idea at the first diagram: this is a wellknown problem that I have seen before. But the solution is different. I'm always impressed by the power of double checks.
Yes, those double checks are unique :-)
Dang! Those positions really do occur in real games! I'm immensely encouraged.

Oh, by the way, congrats on finding it in the real game. That seems much more difficult than finding it in a tactics drill. Good job!
This situation Diablo 3 itemsmay have been out associated with TCT. White merely performed b4. On the outside Black's Bishop as well as Double are usually enprise, which makes the e3 Rook's safeguard unsure. My own effort paid back when i seen that ..Rxf3+ Ke1 Qf2 seemed to be companion.Cheapest wow gold That is on the list of sweetest comes to an end I have had in a very long time
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