Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sweet!


BlueEyedRook vs. NN
May 2006
White to Move

There are days I love this game!

You don't get much better than this. Do you see it? 1. Qxh7+!. After I played it, my opponent responded with an e-mail that said simply "?". He was fairly high ranked, so I was a little surprised he kept playing. 1... Kxh7. Which is followed by 2. Rh3#.

Queen sac and mate-in-two . . . and I actually found it! Awesome!

6 Comments:

At 2:10 AM, Blogger generalkaia said...

nice tactic! how often do you get to play one of those in a chess game? it looks like it came straight out of a chess tactics book! very cool.

 
At 5:32 AM, Blogger Tom Chivers said...

Hi (via RHP)

I can't see the board diagram on this page. (Because I'm using Opera?!)

Tom.

 
At 10:59 AM, Blogger Qaundoman said...

I often wonder: How many games would i be willing to lose if I knew I could eventually play a position like that?

 
At 3:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice move. Although I'm quite surprised your opponent didn't see it at least after Qxh7.

 
At 1:03 AM, Anonymous ccorbelli said...

I CAN BELIEVE HE DIDNT SEE IT.....
it's because he had offensive "tunnel vision"....
he knew he had aple backup...but didnt pay ATTN to see if they could thwart the ROOK move MATE!!!
IT WAS AWESOME...and I had a similar move playing an opponent on chessmaster 10th edition....it was a great game..but I sacrificed me queenie for the MATE !!!!

 
At 12:00 AM, Anonymous tpstar0 said...

Nicely done. That specific pattern with a Knight on the 7th/2nd covering 2 escape squares plus a Rook/Queen check on the a/h file is called Anastasia's Mate.

 

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