|Aug-05-05|| ||Resignation Trap: This is a classic case of "resignation due to sacrificial shock". After 51...Kxh7 52. f8=Q+ Kg6 53. Rg7+ Kh6 White has nothing. He has less than nothing after 53.Qxc8 Rf1+ 54. Kh2 Qf4+ 55. g3 Qf2#.|
|Aug-10-05|| ||prinsallan: Yeah! My first game that I sent in just before holiday has finally arrived, this one must be included to my collection of ultimate blunders... Resigning a won game.|
|Feb-24-08|| ||whiteshark: <Resignation Trap: <This is a classic case of <resignation due to sacrificial shock>. >>|
Focussing only on <51...Kf8 52.e7#>
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|Jun-11-11|| ||goslinga: 51. ...Kxh7 52. f8=N and mate on the next move.|
|Jun-11-11|| ||LuckyBlunder: <goslinga: 51. ...Kxh7 52. f8=N and mate on the next move.> 52 ...Kh8 or Kg8 makes black look alright I think. White is far superior anyway.|
|Jun-11-11|| ||rsnelgrove: Resignation Trap,
unfortunately, what would happen would be 51...Kxh7 52. f8=Q+ Kg6 53. Rg7+ Kh6 54. Rxg5+ Rxf8 55. Rxe5 and white goes on to easily queen another pawn and an easy win.
|Jun-11-11|| ||fyjx: rsnelgrove.. easy win? 55... Re8 is loss for white.|
|Jun-11-11|| ||t4ngl3: 55... Re8 is perfect too, but the right move is 55... Rg6 (both rook must stay on the black base-line to be able to catch white pawns) 56. e7 Re8 57. c7 Rg6g8 and the game for white is pretty over.|
|Jun-11-11|| ||David2009: GOTD is M Romi vs C Staldi, 1954 "Never resign! Grandmaster blunders!" sub-themes of the week?
Characteristically excellent analysis by <Resignation Trap> aka James Kulbacki which says it all - about the game line.
Here's a Crafty End Game Trainer link to convince the doubters:
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You are White your (difficult) task is to win this Sunday-level position - I think the win is there. All variations can readily be checked using the EGT in the above link. First, check the game line to verify that it does indeed lose decisively; secondly find the decisive improvement! If you can do all this without silicon help - you are a much better player than me!
Vist Game Collection: Two Knights versus Pawn by <Resignation Trap> sometime - fascinating.
|Jun-11-11|| ||kevin86: What a shocker! Black's winning move is to expose himself to a DOUBLE CHECK. eg,51...xh7 52 f8=+ g6 53 g7+ h6!! white can no longer save the game!!|
|Jun-11-11|| ||playground player: "When you are near, appear to be far away" --Sun Tzu|
|Jun-11-11|| ||NM JRousselle: A neat finish, indeed, but there was lots of sloppy play around the key position.|
37... h4 is an error. Rg3 is equal.
With 39 R1d4, White has a large plus. c5 was impatient.
|Jun-11-11|| ||rossvassilev: <goslinga: 51. ...Kxh7 52. f8=N and mate on the next move.> How so? the Black King can always retreat to g8.|
|Jun-11-11|| ||NARC: I think this London system with Bc4 is quite underrated against the King's Indian.|
|Jun-11-11|| ||KingV93: Good looking pawn-storm and good tactics! Makes for a fun game to watch!|
White to play 51.? is puzzle material. Probably a Monday puzzle, but still....Any site veterans remember if it's been used?
|Jun-11-11|| ||JamesT Kirk: 51.Qh7+!!!!!!!!!|
|Jun-12-11|| ||Blunderdome: I wouldn't give all those exclamation points to 51. Qh7+, which loses to best play. See previous kibitzing.|
|Jun-12-11|| ||rsnelgrove: fyjx... I'm sorry. Apparently I'm blind and didn't notice the second rook black had :P|