Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What happened next?


Position after Black's 46th move: White now played 47.Rxd6.

What happened next?

17 comments:

Tom Chivers said...

47...Re5 - ?

ejh said...

Quite likely, but what else happened next?

Tom Chivers said...

I fear something gruesome like 47...Re5 48.g3 fxe3 49.f4 Re4 50.Kf3 e2 - ?

ejh said...

The answer may entail more information than can be provided in variations...

Tom Chivers said...

Mm...

*clicks*

*googles*

Mike said...

After Re5 Nimzowitsch stood on the table and shouted "Why must I lose to this idiot?". (Long shot.)

Mike G.

ejh said...

A nice try, and if I had thought of that (and knew the position involved) I might have asked that instead.

But no, that isn't it.

Jonathan B said...

gissa clue then.

ejh said...

Nope. A full answer should be available tomorrow unless anybody gets it today.

Jonathan B said...

arse.

ok, the random guesses start here...

did Black die at the board?

ejh said...

He did not.

Jonathan B said...

White?

Ostap said...

47...Re5 then Black fainted!

ejh said...

Not quite, not quite.

Ostap said...

Er... Rather 47...Re5 then White fainted!

ejh said...

Well, actually I believe another move was played first, but basically that's right.

I shall fill in full details as to who, and why, and who saved the day, in tomorrow's posting.

Anonymous said...

Alekhine hurled his king across the room?

Faye Dunaway got jiggy with Steve McQueen?

Black's mobile phone went off?

White upturned the board?

White offered Black 'outside'?

White instantly gave up chess forever?