Thursday, 18 November 2010

More mate by castling

The following miniature was played at the Belconnen Chess Club this evening. Black lost a pawn due to the 'breaking a pin with check' trick, but tried to hang on by starting a kamikaze run with his king. It didn't survive long. At the completion of the game White demonstrated one cute variation where the Black king makes it all the way to the end of the board before being checkmated by castling. I've included the variation on the notes.

Ali,Mos - Beare,Nick [C30]
Belconnen 18.11.2010

1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Bg4 5.fxe5 dxe5 6.Bxf7+ Kxf7 7.Nxe5+ Ke6 8.Qxg4+ Kxe5 9.Qf5+ Kd4 10.c3+ Kc4 [10...Kd3 11.Qf3+ Kc2 12.Qd1+ Kd3 13.Qe2+ Kc2 14.d4+ Kxc1 15.0-0#] 11.Qf1+ [11.Qf1+ Qd3 12.b3+] 1-0

4 comments:

Paul said...

Oh, the pain of it ... C'est l'echecs...

Anonymous said...

There is a famous Edward Lasker vs Thomas game where the king can be mated by castling, however Lasker opted to checkmate by playing a discovered king move. I am not sure what looks prettier. A king move resulting in checkmate or castling resulting in checkmate

Anonymous said...

There is a famous Edward Lasker vs Thomas game where the king can be mated by castling, however Lasker opted to checkmate by playing a discovered king move. I am not sure what looks prettier. A king move resulting in checkmate or castling resulting in checkmate

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