|Dec-03-12|| ||hellopolgar: why did black resign? 37. ... Qxb4 draws.|
|Dec-03-12|| ||NM JRousselle: Maybe that is why the title of the game is "unavoidable mate" instead of unavoidable mate?|
|Dec-03-12|| ||rilkefan: I tried to find a way through with 31.f7 Rd8 (box) 32.Be6 Ra8 but don't see the sac on e5 working or a really good rook move. Maybe I'd just ignore e5 and play Bd2 or Be1 and find another way in.|
|Dec-03-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <NM JRousselle: Maybe that is why the title of the game is "unavoidable mate" instead of unavoidable mate?>|
Don't the puns for GOTDs always come enclosed in quotation marks?
|Dec-03-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <hellopolgar: why did black resign? 37. ... Qxb4 draws.>|
As far as I can see, you are correct.
It's a bit astounding to think Makai missed that resource, and I imagine he must have kicked himself when he saw it.
But I guess we can add this to our list of "<games lost by resigning>."
|Dec-03-12|| ||Aware: As opposed to the games won by resigning. I know what ya meant (;|
|Dec-03-12|| ||Abdel Irada: In case I'm not clear, I mean, as opposed to games resigned because genuinely lost. |
About a decade ago, I read a short book consisting entirely of games lost solely because someone had mistakenly resigned in a drawn or even a won position.
|Dec-03-12|| ||scormus: <Abdel Irada ... Don't the puns for GOTDs always come enclosed in quotation marks?> |
..... but they dont always end with a <?> ;)
I don't think I ever resigned a game in a won or drawn position, but I've agreed my fair share of draws in a won position :\
|Dec-03-12|| ||Abdel Irada: Note that <NM JRousselle> didn't include the question mark in the post to which I was replying.|
Nonetheless, your observation is a good one. The question mark makes all the difference.
|Dec-03-12|| ||standardwisdom: What about 37.. h5. Does that draw as well? How does white continue?|
|Dec-03-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <standardwisdom: What about 37.. h5. Does that draw as well? How does white continue?>|
After 37. ...h5, White comes out with material parity and a positional edge with 38. f7†, Kh7 (38. ...Bg7?; 39. f8=Q† ); 39. a3, when Black must beware of 39. ...Bd6?; 40. f8=Q, winning decisive material or mating.
But you're right in noting that Black has another way to avoid the "unavoidable" mate.
|Dec-03-12|| ||morfishine: I would've preferred
<36.f7 Bg7 37.Qxd6 Rxd6 38.f8=Q+ Rxf8
39.Rxf8+ Bxf8 40.Be5+ Bg7 41.Rf8 mate>
click for larger view
But 36...Bg7 isn't forced while 36...Qh5
saves the day
|Dec-03-12|| ||Castleinthesky: With a name like "Lazlo Mate," he's got to win!|
|Dec-03-12|| ||playground player: Looks like Black gave White's pawns too much scope.|
|Dec-03-12|| ||kevin86: Odd:a game played by a guy named "Mate", should not be "resigned" to. |
If black plays Bg7,white would reply fxg7 ME
|Dec-03-12|| ||Pballa: 37. ..Qd4 probably holds the draw as well|
|Dec-03-12|| ||catlover: Australian accent: "G'day, mate!"|
|Dec-03-12|| ||micro master: wat would hapend if black plays Qd6?|
|Dec-03-12|| ||lemaire90: ooooo, black missed Qxb4, holding on to f8, thus neutralizing the white rook battery and making the move f7+ harmless.|
|Dec-03-12|| ||hugogomes: Actually many moves here hold on. Qxb4, Qd4, even Bd6! Position after move 35 is much more resignable when white has a crushing position.|
|Dec-03-12|| ||UnsoundHero: Instead of 36 Bxe5, White should try 36 Be1 Qg5 37 Qe4, with the idea of Bb3 & Qd5.|
|Dec-04-12|| ||maxi: He's obviously going to name his firstborn Check.|