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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.