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It was last modified on: 2005-06-06
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Single check chess. Checking the opponent wins the game. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Graham Waddingham wrote on 2005-06-16 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Heres a follow-up game to Nick's Queenless-first-check-wins variant Graham Waddingham(FM)-Nick Pelling, Correspondence May 2005 1. Nc3 e5 2. Nf3 Bb4 3. e4 f6 4. Bc4 Kd8 5. O-O Nc6 6. d4 Nxd4 7. Nxd4 exd4 8. Bf4 d6 9. Nb5 Bd7 10. Nc7 Kc8 11. Bd5. 1-0 Its an interesting variant of Chess in that it has remarkably long forcing sequences. Black second move 2...Bb4, on the face of it, seems to be a great move. Knights are *very* strong pieces in the game, and the pin seems to win one of whites knights immediately. However, it can never be taken. The open d-file and activity of white's two bishops would then be enough to secure the victory. In hindsight Bb4 on move 2 seems to give white the extra move required to turn the first move initiative into a forced win. Black is so much on the back foot, that even the smallest error is enough to finish him off.