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A Visit to Nemoroth. Ralph visits Nemoroth in a dream, and reports a game by its greatest champion.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Lawson wrote on 2002-10-19 UTC
Ben Good and I actually played four games of Nemoroth. Two ended early due
to oversights, but below you will find the score of the first game we
played.  The notation is a combination of mine and Mousambani's, but
should be readily interpretable.

This game was moderated by Ralph Betza, who let us know right away when we
had done something wrong.  You will not see the illegal moves that had to
be redone.  The major problem with illegal moves involved the Basilisk and
Ghast, and forgetting that their powers affect the owning player as much
as the opposing player.

This is obviously not an example of fine play, and is presented as is.

Nemoroth
Lawson vs. Good
S: 4-28-02
1. Bd3~c2,e2                           Hab6
2. L:Hb2                               Wa5
3. Lb3(Mb2)                            Wb5
4. Lb4                                 L:Hc7
5. L:wb5                               Ld6(Mc7)~
6. Gf3                                 Bf6~e7,g7
7. Gh5                                 Hd6*
8. Ab3                                 Be4~d2,f2*
9. Bc5~b7,d7                           Ag8!,pHg6,Le8,W^,H^*
10. Ae1                                Bd5~e6
11. Ae1!,pHc3,pHe3,pHg3,Lg1            Ha5
12. Ac4                                Hb4
13. Ac4!,La6,Bc6(~b8,d8),Be6,pHc2,Ha4  Bd4*
14. Bb5*~a4,c4                         Be2
15. Ad2                                Bd3
16. Gf3                                Bc1~d2*
17. Gd1

Ben's comment:
After 16...Be1~d2, 17.Gd1 still wins the game.  I can play 17...Bf2 which
in fact is forced), but the B will still be compelled on move 18 and will
have no moves left.


    a      b      c      d      e      f      g      h
+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
|      |  pa  |      |  pg  |   l  |      |  a   |      | 8
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
|      |  ph  |   m  |  ph  |  ph  |      |      |      | 7
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
| L w  |      |      |  pl  |   ph |      | ph   |      | 6
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
|      |  B   |      |      |      |      |      |      | 5
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
|  ph  |      |  pA  |      |      |  pH  |      |      | 4
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
|      |      |      |      |      |      |  pH  |      | 3
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+
|      | M    |      |      |      |      |      |      |
|  H   |pH pH |      |  pA  |      |      |  H   |  H   | 2
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
|  W   |      |  B   |  G   |      |      |  L   |  W   | 1
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+