Sunday, July 15, 2012


to queen a pawn (as castle),
why play it by the book?
and if you want to mate with power, on the h/our:

* the impossibilities of a seven-rook mate can only be experienced by playing against a computer who refuses to resign, even as his position crumbles to pieces.

* driven by an unconquerable ego and the insane hope of a draw, white ignored all of the (re)signs... and (of course) suffered the cumulative effect of castle-ing (supported by castling supported by castling).

* the final position, however, would never have been remotely possible (if not for the positioning of black's king)... in addition to the fact that one rook (more or less) would have rendered the final position completely unattainable.


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