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61371b7bdaad5a45e8e73f361ea1a1cdfa9a7930 — Ben Fiedler 8 days ago 01fa8e4
Add missing move
1 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

M content/chess/first-rated-game.md
M content/chess/first-rated-game.md => content/chess/first-rated-game.md +10 -9
@@ 77,7 77,7 @@ my attack, so I play **20. h5 Nf8 21. Kb1 b4 22. b3 a4 23. hxg6 fxg6**. 23. ...
hxg6?? would have immediately lost to 24. Qh3!.

I spent some time considering 24. Rxh7, but I didn't see a sensible continuation
After 24. ... Nxf7, Stockfish shows the way: 25. Qxg6+ Kh8 (26. ... Kf8? 27.
after 24. ... Nxf7. Stockfish shows the way: 25. Qxg6+ Kh8 (26. ... Kf8? 27.
Rf1! with mate to follow, as the Black king cannot escape via e7 due to Qg7#)
26\. Qf7! and Black must sacrifice his queen avoid getting checkmated.



@@ 118,13 118,14 @@ and my connected passed pawns are one square closer to promotion than Black's.
    caption="White's pieces look much more active than Black's after **40. ... h4**" >}}

Black tries to push with **40\. ... h4** but the h-pawn alone cannot promote
while my rook patrols the first rank. **41. Ke4?**, better would have been 41. e6
immediately. **41. ... Ka3 42. e6 Ra8 43. Nc7 Rd8+ 44. Ke5 Rf8?**. After my
opponent offered me the exchange of rooks, I can win the game on the spot and
take my time to calculate the following sequence: **45. Rxf8 Nxf8 46. e7 Nd7+
47\. Ke6!** only winning move, as otherwise the black knight defends the e8
square from f6. **47. ... Nc5+ 48. dxc5 h2 49. a8=Q** and Black resigns, because
49\. ... h1=Q is followed by 50. Qh8+! ... 51. Qxh1, and the game is over.
while my rook patrols the first rank. **41. Ke4?**, better would have been 41.
e6 immediately. **41. ... Ra3 42. Kd5 h3 43. e6 Ra8 44. Nc7 Rd8+ 45. Ke5 Rf8?**.
After my opponent offered me the exchange of rooks, I can win the game on the
spot and take my time to calculate the following sequence: **46. Rxf8 Nxf8 47.
e7 Nd7+ 48\. Ke6!** only winning move, as otherwise the black knight defends the
e8 square from f6. **48. ... Nc5+ 49. dxc5 h2 50. a8=Q** and Black resigns,
because 50\. ... h1=Q is followed by 51. Qh8+! ... 52. Qxh1, and the game is
over.

{{< fen pos="4Q3/2N5/4K1pk/2P5/8/8/7p/8 b - - 0 50"
    caption="Black resigns after **49. a8=Q**" >}}


@@ 135,7 136,7 @@ equalized in the middle game.

# A fun puzzle

During the game, my endgame was winning due to having **48. dxc5** after **47.
During the game, my endgame was winning due to having **49. dxc5** after **48.
... Nc5+**. It turns out that this endgame is also winning without the pawn on
d4, can you find an alternative winning sequence?