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The Miniature Show-Off Thread

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  • The Miniature Show-Off Thread

    Here's a miniature in the Qxd4 (aka Chekhover) Sicilian with some light annotations. Don't be too harsh on black, he only had a total of 5 minutes to figure out what the heck I was doing. Then again, the guy does outrate me by a nice margin..
    Attached Files
    Have you read the Forum rules?

    Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
    Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
    Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
    Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
    Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
    Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
    Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
    --Red Dwarf

  • #2
    ouch!!
    I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight

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    • #3
      I believe I made a thread that these types of things would fit into perfectly... http://www.chessforums.org/chess-gam...positions.html

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      • #4
        Well done! 12.Nd5! is a very sharp move that unsettles black into parting with 3 pawns. Sometimes that is the effect of sacrifices.

        And 19.Ne5 to 20.Nxd7+ was a nice tactical method to gain the advantage.

        I'll have to look at 4.Qxd4 some more, its a nice idea.

        Interesting is:

        15. Rxe7+ Qxe7

        -(15... Kf8 $4 16. Qxf7#)-

        16. Re1 Qxe1+ 17.Nxe1 Bc8

        -(17... Rg6 $4 18. Qh8+ Ke7 19. Qxa8 $18)-

        -(17... h5 18. Nf3 Rc8 19. Ng5 Rf8 20. Qg7 Ke7 21. Nh7 Rg8 22. Qf6+ Ke8 23. Qxd6 Rg6 24. Qf8#)-

        --(23... Kd8 24. Nf6 Rg6 25. Qxd7#)--

        ---(24... Rc7 25. Nxg8 b6 26. Qe7+ Kc8 27. d6 $1 Rb7 28. Qf8+ Be8 29. Qxe8#)---

        18. Qxd6 Rg6 19. Qe5+ Kf8 20. d6 Bd7

        -(20... Kg8 21. Qe8+ Kg7 22. d7 Bxd7 23. Qxa8 $18)-

        -(20... Re6 $4 21. Qh8#)-

        21. Qe7+ Kg7 22. Qxd7 $18

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        • #5
          Originally posted by iMatt View Post
          Well done! 12.Nd5! is a very sharp move that unsettles black into parting with 3 pawns. Sometimes that is the effect of sacrifices.

          And 19.Ne5 to 20.Nxd7+ was a nice tactical method to gain the advantage.

          I'll have to look at 4.Qxd4 some more, its a nice idea.

          Interesting is:

          15. Rxe7+ Qxe7 16. Re1 Qxe1+
          Alas, black doesn't have to part with the queen, which is why I rejected it during the game:
          16. ... Be6! 17. Qxh6+ O-O-O 18. dxe6 fxe6 19. Rxe6 Qf7 20. Qe3 Rxg2 and I think black is more than equal.
          Have you read the Forum rules?

          Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
          Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
          Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
          Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
          Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
          Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
          Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
          --Red Dwarf

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          • #6
            Couldn't find an appropriate thread for my latest miniature so I repurposed this one. Feel like showing off your miniature game? Post 'em right here!

            Thought I'd post this Scandinavian Defense.
            Attached Files
            Have you read the Forum rules?

            Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
            Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
            Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
            Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
            Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
            Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
            Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
            --Red Dwarf

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            • #7
              It's almost unfair!
              I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight

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              • #8
                Well, as long as we've got a thread for it...

                The sad part about this game is that it was a time limit of 7 days per move, so there was really no excuse.
                Attached Files

                "Don't be afraid of ghosts! Always play the moves you want to play unless you see a genuine tactical drawback." --Grandmaster Neil McDonald

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Perseus View Post
                  Couldn't find an appropriate thread for my latest miniature so I repurposed this one. Feel like showing off your miniature game? Post 'em right here!

                  Thought I'd post this Scandinavian Defense.
                  That reminds me of this mate in 5 I delivered as black when playing the game of Gothic Chess.

                  game

                  Mated with a knight also since the Chancellor has the Rook's power in the king's file.

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                  • #10
                    This is a miniature blitz game I played just now on ChessCube. My opponent was rated above 1800 so I don't know how he lost that one?? Or whether he gave it away on purpose.
                    Attached Files
                    Karpov is the Yin to Kasparov's Yang - Josh Waitzkin

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                    • #11
                      Not my best effort to say the least...from dragonheelslair.com I'm white.

                      1.g3 e5 2.Bg2 d5 3.c4 dxc4 4.Qa4+ c6
                      5.Qxc4 Nf6 6.a3 Be6 7.Qc2 Nbd7
                      8.Nf3 Nc5 9.d3 Nb3 10.Resigns 0-1
                      I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight

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                      • #12
                        Here's another one but it borders on not being a miniature. I'm White.
                        Attached Files
                        Karpov is the Yin to Kasparov's Yang - Josh Waitzkin

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                        • #13
                          I define a miniature as 50 ply or less.

                          But congrats on a fine performance!
                          I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight

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                          • #14
                            Online quicky:
                            1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Bd7 6.Bxc6 bxc6? 7.O-O Nf6 8.e5 c5 9.Qd3 Ng8? 10.Re1 dxe5? 11.Nxe5 e6?? 12.Qf3 Rb8 13.Qxf7# 1-0

                            People like this shouldn't touch the Sicilian.
                            Have you read the Forum rules?

                            Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
                            Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
                            Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
                            Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
                            Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
                            Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
                            Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
                            --Red Dwarf

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                            • #15
                              I liked this one as an example of a stronger amateur (me) exploiting a weaker amateur. I thought the attack was quite nice.

                              Oh and ignore the 'illegal' move 26...axb3e which is perfectly legal. Just imagine a pawn on b3.
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                              Last edited by ChessIsCool; 05-11-2011, 06:54 AM.
                              Karpov is the Yin to Kasparov's Yang - Josh Waitzkin

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