Games

[Event "B'ham 5 v Mercia"] [White "C Heathcock"] [Black "S Larden"] [Site "Halesowen"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [Date "2018.01.16"] [FEN "8/1p3k2/p1p2p2/2P1p3/PP1nP3/2KP4/5R2/r7 w - - 0 1"] [SetUp "1"] {-------------- . . . . . . . . . p . . . k . . p . p . . p . . . . P . p . . . P P . n P . . . . . K P . . . . . . . . . R . . r . . . . . . . white to play --------------} { Steve, playing Black has material advantage though it wouldn't be too easy for most of us to force the win. The conclusion is interesting. } 1. a5 Ra3+ 2. Kc4 Nb5 3. Rc2 Ke6 4. Rc1 f5 5. exf5+ Kxf5 6. Rc2 Kf4 7. d4 exd4 8. Rf2+ Ke3 9. Rf3+ Kxf3 { Stalemate! If not, this would be a perpetual check. Wherever the Black king moved, White could keep checking by putting his rook right next to it. Very unusual. } [Event "Edited game"] [Site "NOV2013"] [Date "2017.10.31"] [Round "-"] [White "P Banks"] [Black "robot39"] [Result "1-0"] { Destroying the Fischer defence to the KGA 31/10/17 This was an online 3-day per move game against a player with a site grade of 1800. Mate in 8! My seventh move is not on Chess 365 so I'm claiming it as a TN and naming it Banks's Refutation of the Fischer Defence to the KGA! (NB I do realise really that my opponent's 7th was a blunder). } 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 { All standard stuff so far. } 3... d6 { The Fischer defence. I'm a great admirer of Fischer's chess but really? At club level this is asking for trouble. } 4. Bc4 h6 5. d4 g5 6. Nc3 { Still fairly standard. White is trying to attack through the middle while Black hopes to get his K-side pawns rolling. } 6... Ne7 7. Nd5 { Can you see it yet? } 7... c6 8. Nf6# { Fischer 0 Banks 1 Ho ho! }