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ccmcacollister 60 ( +1 | -1 )
Windmill &other Tactics I just got a pretty complete example of a tactical maneuver commonly called a "windmill". So opening this thread for any examples players want to post of any tactical motifs, of any kind. For real-game examples. Or a nice study too. Tho I will hope that examples from Chess Problems doesnt hinder anyone from posting their real-life example just becasue it is similar. Since a lot of players mention that they like to see tactics that evolve from real games. So I'd like them to get as much of that as posssible . . . }8-)
ccmcacollister 82 ( +1 | -1 )
a WINDMILL This is a Windmill from a real game. I carried it out to the fullest extent that my opponent would allow, as a case of example. To show just How Far one of these things can carry on! So if you look, both players might have improved a bit on the actual game sequence. And you might find it interesting to figure out how, if this is a new tactic to you. WT can at least win the Q, no matter what. And there's some more mates in there too. :)
[Event "ChessAnyTime/AjedrezOnline rated blitz game"]
[Site "ChessAnyTime/AjedrezOnline, France"]
[Date "2005.11.02"]
[Time "13:33:37"]
[Round "-"]
[White "tempusfugit"]
[Black "timtimtim2"]
[WhiteElo "1815"]
[BlackElo "1509"]
[ECO "C41"]
[TimeControl "600+0"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. d4 d6 3. Bc4 Nc6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O Nf6 6. Nc3 Bg4 7. Be3
Bxf3 8. gxf3 Qd7 9. Kg2 O-O 10. d5 Nd8 11. Rg1 Nh5 12. Ne2 f5 13. Ng3 Nxg3
14. fxg3 f4 15. gxf4 exf4 16. Bd4 Nf7 17. Kh1 Qh3 18. Rxg7+ Kh8 19. Rxf7+
Kg8 20. Rg7+ Kh8 21. Rxe7+ Kg8 22. Rg7+ Kh8 23. Rxc7+ Kg8 24. Rg7+ Kh8
25. Rxb7+ Kg8 26. Rg7+ Kh8 27. Rxa7+ Kg8 28. Rg7+ Kh8 29. Rg3+ Rf6 30.
{Black checkmated} 1-0
ccmcacollister 80 ( +1 | -1 )
one Stock Attack vs h7 is shown in board #1556986 wherein BL must sac the Queen to avoid immediate mate. Then WT has a Rb1 position for lifting Rb3 and transferance to the K-side. Or can play f4 and Rf3. This latter or a Re1 going Re3 then to K-side are more commonly seen during these attacks, than the R coming from the b-file to the K-side. But it is nice when you can set up to bring pieces over from the other wing, being efficient and adding to the total number of them that can be brought over to bear. But in this case BL could delay things vs Rb3 by playing ...f4. So WT should decide if it is better to allow that then eliminate it with Nxf4 or just play f4 himself, first. What do you think? Can you mate from the end position?
ionadowman 36 ( +1 | -1 )
I'd play 19.Rb3... Though Black was right to resign when he did. Q for N down, Black K cut off on the h-file, and still under heavy attack. 19.Rb3 f4 20.Nxf4 Rg8 (say) 21.Qh5+ Kh2-g2 22.Rg3+... etc. The e-file stands open to receive the other rook, Black has no play at all. Pretty dire, really! Yes there's a mate - but at this point I wouldn't trouble to calculate right down the the Black K's quietus.