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Start Trek + Bits on Their Opposite Home Squares

Somewhere on the Enterprise which is somewhere in space.

When I was sent this game they did not send the co-ordinates.

Captain Kirk v Spock, Enterprise Chess Championship, sometime in the future.
They did not send the exact date either.

Kirk Won.

They also failed to send score of the game.

The End

I did however receive this game from Andre Kueh.
No place and date (now there is a surprise) but he did supply his opponents first name!

A.Kueh v Guanxiang

But let us not quibble over minor details. (I've given up).

It's a good entertaining game.

White nicks a pawn in return for an uncomfortable uncastled King.
Black siezes the d-file, then conquers the back rank and weaves a
mating net that cost White a Rook to get his King to safety.

However it's not all gloom, white has a perpetual, which he shuns.
He has placed his faith in a Steinitz 'Steel' King.

Black could have stopped all this with 36...Rad1 but he like the idea
of planting his Rooks on a1 & h1. The ultimate in Rook insults.

White then sheds his other Rook as the King and Queen work together to mate Black.

A good fun game. Here it is in full.

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A.Kueh - Guanxiang

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Nf3 e6 7.Bg5 Be7 8.Bxe7 Qxe7 9.c3 Nf6 10.Ne5 Nbd7 11.h4 Nxe5 12.dxe5 Ne4 13.Nxe4 Bxe4 14.f3 Rd8 15.Qa4 Bd3 16.Bxd3 Rxd3 17.Qxa7 0-0 18.Ke2 Rd5 19.Qe3 f6 20.exf6 Qxf6 21.Kf2 Rfd8 22.Rae1 e5 23.Re2 Rd1 24.Rh3 Ra1 25.a3 Rdd1 26.Qg5 Qd6 27.h5 e4 28.f4 Rf1+ 29.Kg3 Qd3+ 30.Kh4 Qxe2 31.h6 g6 32.Qd8+ Kf7 33.Qc7+ Kf6 34.Qd6+ Kf7 35.g4 Rh1 36.Kg5 Qb5+ 37.f5 Rxh3 38.Qd7+ Kf8 39.Kf6

Picture Break.

Sent in by a fan of the Corner who wished to remain anonymous. (Nigel Chapman)
Hamilton Chess Club on their way to a league match.

And I found this on the net.
These two really are drunk, they have the board the wrong way around.

This intriguing item was sent by an eagle-eyed ebay shopper.

OK end of the cartoons.

We spotted in the previous game that both Black Rooks had occupied
the homes of the White Rooks, a1 and h1.

The late Bob Wade had a game v William WInter where he went one better.
Not only where the Rooks squatting on a1 & h1, the Black Queen settled on White's d1.

Now here is a wee test.
From the diagram play went 33.Kg3 Ra3+ Now if 34.Kf4 Qc1+ mates.
So White played 34.Kh4. How does Black continue.
A clue? An unprotected piece and a skewer.

B.Wade v W.Winter, BCF Nottingham, 1947.
Black's pawn winning combination starting with 19...Nxc4 looks dodgy as the Knight
ends up pinned to the Queen. But Bob looked deeper and saw a way out of the complications.
White goes for a perpetual which is not there.
Black wraps it up from the last diagram where I set the wee puzzle.

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B.Wade v W.Winter

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.g3 0-0 5.Bg2 d6 6.e4 Nbd7 7.Nge2 e5 8.0-0 Re8 9.Re1 c6 10.b3 exd4 11.Nxd4 Nc5 12.Rb1 a5 13.h3 Nfd7 14.Bb2 Ne5 15.Re3 Qb6 16.Nc2 a4 17.Ne1 axb3 18.axb3 Be6 19.Ne2 Nxc4 20.bxc4 Bxb2 21.Qc2 Ra1 22.Rxb2 Rxe1+ 23.Kh2 Qa6 24.Rf3 Ra8 25.Nd4 Qa1 26.Nxe6 fxe6 27.Rf6 Qd1 28.Qc3 Ra1 29.Rf8+ Kxf8 30.Qh8+ Ke7 31.Qxh7+ Kd8 32.g4 Rh1+ 33.Kg3 Ra3+ 34.Kh4 Raxh3+ 35.Bxh3 Rxh3+ 36.Kxh3 Qh1+

OK we now have a theme - Bits on their opposite home squares.
(and I now have a title for this Corner).

Here are two White Knights settling down on b8 and g8 in the heavily
analysed and complicated Polugaevsky Variation of the Najdorf Sicilian.

D.Parr - L.Klibor, Buesum, 1967.
There are a lot intricate tactics going on here and most of this
game is now theory. So if you want find out what is happening you
will have to dig out for yourself. (or buy the book).

I will tell you this though, (the easy bit). The 2nd Knight sac 22.Nc6+ was played
to get the Queen off the Bishop on h5 so the discovered check would be mate.

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D.Parr - L.Klibor

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 b5 8. e5 dxe5 9. fxe5 Qc7 10. exf6 Qe5+ 11. Be2 Qxg5 12. O-O Qe5 13. Bf3 Ra7 14. Nc6 Qc5+ 15. Kh1 Rd7 16. Nxb8 Rxd1 17. Raxd1 gxf6 18. Ne4 Qc7 19. Nxf6+ Ke7 20. Bh5 Qc5 21. Ng8+ Rxg8 22. Nc6+ Qxc6 23. Rxf7+ Ke8 24. Rg7

Finally. A murder scene at the chess board. Who done it?

It was the Bishop in the Library with the Candlestick.

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