Castling

From info!dregis Wed Jan 29 13:41:21 GMT 1997
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From: dregis@exeter.ac.uk (D.Regis)
Subject: HELP PLEASE: Unusual castlings
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Organization: University of Exeter, UK.
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 12:31:18 GMT


I'm compiling a piece about castling and found a couple of nice
examples in a book by Pfleger and Treppner.  They gave only positions
and I wondered if anyone has a genuine whole game scores for a game
where we see an example of the trap e.g. 
  1   ...     Rb8xb2?
  2. Qd1xd8+! Ke8xd8
  3. O-O-O+!  winning the Rook.

 (I've seen it done, but don't have a complete score.)

I would be very grateful if someone could post or forward a score for
this. 


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Article 16494 of rec.games.chess.misc: From: mattg@indirect.com (Matt Guthrie) Newsgroups: rec.games.chess.misc Subject: Adams wins a rook by playing 0-0-0+ Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 13:36:14 UNDEFINED Organization: his hobbithole Lines: 56 Message-ID: NNTP-Posting-Host: phx-ts8-28.goodnet.com X-Newsreader: Trumpet for Windows [Version 1.0 Rev B final beta #1] Most Americans are probably unaware that Exeter, the home of frequent r.g.c.m contributor Dave Regis, is in Devon, the next county over from Cornwall, whence sprang GM Michael Adams. Clearly a conversation such as the following must have taken place at some West Country pub in the last few weeks: Dave: Mikey, I'm putting together a collection of games where one player castles long and attacks a rook on b2. Do you know of any? Michael: I can't think of any, but I'm off to Linares next week, so I'll see what I can do for you. Dave: Much obliged, old chap. I've asked on the internet, but haven't got too much response. Have another pint? Michael: Don't mind if I do. As luck would have it, GM Adams did not have to wait long to fulfill his promise. In the very first round he was paired against GM Alexey Dreev, a man with a reputation of never having met a b-pawn he didn't like... [Event "Linares 1997"] [Site "Linares, Spain"] [Date "1997.02.04"] [Round "1"] [White "Adams"] [Black "Dreev"] [Result "1-0"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. g3 g6 7. Bg2 Bg7 8. Nxc6 bxc6 9. e5 dxe5 10. Qxd8+ Kxd8 11. Bxc6 Rb8 12. Be3 Rxb2 13. O-O-O+ Kc7 14. Bb5 Rb4 15. a3 Rxb5 16. Nxb5+ Kb7 17. Nxa7 Bf5 18. Kb2 Ng4 19. Nb5 Rc8 20. Rd2 Ka6 21. a4 e4+ 22. Bd4 Bh6 23. Re2 e5 24. Ba7 Rc4 25. h3 Nf6 26. Nd6 Rxa4 27. Be3 Bf8 28. Nxf5 Rb4+ 29. Kc1 gxf5 30. c3 Ra4 31. Kb2 Kb5 32. Rd2 Be7 33. Bg5 e3 34. Bxe3 Kc4 35. Ra1 Rxa1 36. Kxa1 Nd5 37. Kb2 Bd8 38. Kc2 Ba5 39. Rd1 h5 40. Bd2 Bb6 41. Be1 f4 42. Ra1 f3 43. Ra4+ Kc5 44. c4 Nf6 45. Ba5 Nd7 46. Kd3 f5 47. Bxb6+ Kxb6 48. Ke3 e4 49. Rb4+ Kc6 50. Rb5 Nc5 51. Rb8 Nd7 52. Rh8 Ne5 53. Kd4 Nd3 54. Rxh5 {Black resigned} 1-0 So: Did Dreev simply overlook White's 13th? Or did he decide that pitching the exchange to shatter Adams' Q-side pawns was his best drawing chance? Clearly for many months Dave Regis has been hiding from us all his major influence on the chess world. He has but to ask, and world-class GMs leap to do his bidding! Dave, can you please ask Kasparov to take up the King's Gambit? Miles to use the Birmingham again? Fischer to... nah, never mind, not even you have that much influence. Matt Guthrie Hark, now hear the sailors cry Smell the sea and feel the sky Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic. (Thanks, Van)

Chess Quotes

"A lot of the difference between an IM and GM is a seriousness to the game. The GM is willing to go through all this. He's willing to put up with anything. This shows his dedication. One other thing is the GMs superiority in tactics. For example Christiansen can find tactics in any position. If you're a GM you should be able to overpower the IM tactically. The GM will often blow out the IM in this area. "
— Nick de FIRMIAN, in How To Get Better at Chess : Chess Masters on Their Art by GM Larry Evans, IM Jeremy B Silman and Betty Roberts

EDITORIAL NOTE: This of course contradicts David Norwood's view. While David's opinion is based on research, I think Nick's is the correct one. I have a wonderful proof of this theorem, but unfortunately this page is too small to hold it. - Dr.Dave.