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#401 Posted by SuperVision123 (438 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman: Lol, I wasn't accusing you, you obviously changed your wording to be more clear.

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#406 Posted by PhantomRant (1391 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes it is possible.

-White moves their knight out.

-Black moves their pawn out one square.

-White moves their knight back to its starting poistion.

-Black moves its pawn another square forwards.

completely missed that rofl, was only thinking of black pawn moving up 2 squares from the start.

@supervision123:

for that position to be possible, Nb6 would have to be the last move made. It's not possible for black king to move, because of king on a-file and knight on d-file. I imagine it's possible for Black to have something like a bishop to move to b6 and white knight takes it, checkmating the king.

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#407 Edited by AbstractRaze (2744 posts) - - Show Bio

@supervision123 said:
@arkhamasylum3 said:

That White pawn can't be at G4 as it can't have taken any black pawns in the G row.

Correct. Please don't answer the next one, let others try first.

Problem #3

Is this position possible?

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Checkmate.

@socajunkie@phantomrant@abstractraze@magnus_carlsen3@dernman

It's possible, but the player with the black pieces did a terrible blunder, but it depends as well on the previous positionings, how the black king could have ended in a8.

For obvious reasons the knight on b6 delivered the checkmate, which means that the black king was on b8 where the knight on d7 delivered the previous check, even though he could have moved his king on c7 or even c8.

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#408 Edited by AbstractRaze (2744 posts) - - Show Bio

Long life King Leonidas, he butchered over 80.000 + 20.000 Persians in the Thermopylae, at the cost of 4000 Greeks, proudly.

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#409 Posted by SuperVision123 (438 posts) - - Show Bio
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#410 Posted by ArkhamAsylum3 (3920 posts) - - Show Bio

Tempting to answer this but I'll leave it.

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#412 Posted by SuperVision123 (438 posts) - - Show Bio

@arkhamasylum3: You can say it (tag me) and then immediately delete your comment. I'm wondering if you got it.

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#413 Posted by magnus_carlsen3 (563 posts) - - Show Bio

Studying Petrosian's game will bring improvement to your game.

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#414 Edited by magnus_carlsen3 (563 posts) - - Show Bio

These are many rookie mistakes. Here are some of them:

Memorizing many opening variations

  • What if your opponent played a move that you don’t memorize? You won’t know what to do. A beginner should just learn opening principles and study endgames and tactics.

Not solving chess puzzles.

  • At beginners level, blunders often happen. To improve your tactical ability, you need to solve chess puzzles everyday

Not castling when it is necessary

  • Castling makes your king safe and it connects your rook. So unless you know what you are doing, always castle

Moving the same piece twice in the opening

  • Unless you have good reason to do so, don’t move the same piece twice in the opening. You should develop all your pieces.

Not studying your opponent’s last move

  • You should always study your opponent’s last move as you might missed a threat

Not looking at the whole board

  • You should always look at the whole board to see piece positioning. Not looking at the whole board is one of the cause why chess players make a blunder that loses material or them getting mated
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#415 Posted by magnus_carlsen3 (563 posts) - - Show Bio
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#416 Posted by foxerdes (10259 posts) - - Show Bio

Can we talk about Danish Gambit? What's the best option for Black? Decline?

Is "Mayhem in the Morra" worth reading? Some say it's a sub-par strategy, but I'm genuinely interested in it.

Is Fried Liver Attack worth trying against a competent player?

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#417 Posted by magnus_carlsen3 (563 posts) - - Show Bio

@foxerdes said:

Can we talk about Danish Gambit? What's the best option for Black? Decline?

Is "Mayhem in the Morra" worth reading? Some say it's a sub-par strategy, but I'm genuinely interested in it.

Is Fried Liver Attack worth trying against a competent player?

Against the Danish Gambit, it can be best refuted in the variations:

1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Bb4+

1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nf6

If you can ride out the storm for a while, then the two advantage will prove itself in the end. This is the way to win against the Danish. Theoretically, it is very good for black and borderline winning if played correctly.

Mayhem Morra has many positive review.

Instead of Fried Liver go for 6. d4.

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#418 Posted by magnus_carlsen3 (563 posts) - - Show Bio
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#419 Edited by SpareHeadOne (6296 posts) - - Show Bio

Knights Bishop

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Queens Pawn

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#420 Posted by magnus_carlsen3 (563 posts) - - Show Bio

Just Wow! Nakamura Goes For King's Gambit And Even Chooses Muzio Gambit

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#421 Posted by magnus_carlsen3 (563 posts) - - Show Bio

Mikhail Tal Slays The Sicilian Dragon (18 move miniature!)

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#422 Posted by magnus_carlsen3 (563 posts) - - Show Bio

The Immortal Rook Lift by 11-year old Josh Waitzkin

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