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Bill Wall vs Joe Dowd
Columbus (1983), Columbus, OH USA, Sep-04
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Knight Variation (A16)  ·  0-1



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Mar-12-13  morfishine: 'The Seal off'

The Black Queen, sitting on the 2nd rank, 'seals off' the bottom quarter of the board, leaving the White King defenseless to the marauding Black rooks

<44...Rxg3+> and "The Wall comes tumbling Dowd"

<45.Kxg3 Rc3+ 46.Qd3 Rxd3+> and after 47.Kg4 or 47.Kh4 <47...Qg5 mate>

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  Once: Bill Wall - I wonder if he is related to Bill Stickers? Haven't seen Bill Stickers around recently. Guess he must be in prison. The law finally caught up with him.

This is one of those reloader positions. Nearly. The first black rook sacrifices itself so that the white pawn cover is stripped away. Then the second black rook gives an unopposed check and the size 16 soprano is clearing her throat.

Thinking about it, only knights and rooks can be reloaders. Bishops can't reload because they are on opposite coloured squares. You've only got one king and queen, so they can't reload.

No, hang on a minute. Doubled pawns can reload.

Well, of course doubled pawns. But apart from knights, rooks and doubled pawns, nothing else can reload.

Promoted queens?


Promoted queens. If you had two queens on the board, they could reload.

Oh alright then. Knights, rooks, doubled pawns and promoted queens. But apart from that ...

And promoted bishops. You could promote a pawn to a bishop of a same colour as one of your existing bishops.

Okay, so apart from rooks, knights, doubled pawns, promoted queens and promoted bishops, what have the reloaders ever done for us?

Brought peace?

Mar-12-13  mistreaver: Tuesday. Black to play. Easy. 44.?
44... Rxg3+
45 Kxg3 (44 Kh4 Qh2+ 45 Bh3 Qxh3 is mate)
45... Rc3+ and now:
A) 45 Kh4 Qh2+
46 Kg4 Rg2 is mate
or B) 45 Kg4 Qg2+
46 Kh4 Qh2+ comes to the same thing. Time to check.
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  Oxspawn: The threat of white's mate in one and a half moves (QxB being the half) concentrates the mind. That means black has to check and Rxg3+ is the only reasonable candidate. The king has little option but to capture and after Rc3+ white is trapped by the maurauding queen and rook on one side and by those black pawns on the other - a pair of spikes threatening to impale the king. So I 'got' it. Over the board I would have played something feeble like Rc8.
Mar-12-13  Abdel Irada: <[W]hat have the reloaders ever done for us?>

The word "massacres" comes to mind.

Mar-12-13  James D Flynn: 44……..Rxg3+ 45.Kxg3 Qf4+ 46.Kh3 Rc3+ 47.Kg2 Rc2+ 48.Kh1 Qh4+ 49.Kg1 Qh2+ 50.Kf1 Qf2#
Mar-12-13  zb2cr: 44. ... Rxg3+! is the first move.

White must take, as 45. Kh4, Qh2+ is clearly mate next move.

45. ... Rc3+ and the White King can't get away. For example, 46. Kg4, Qg2+; 47. Kh4, Qg5#.

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  whiteshark: <44... Rxg3+ 45. Kxg3 Rc3+>, and that's it.
Mar-12-13  Chris321: Well the White King asked for it! protection only a very scared pawn,on top of it all Whites important forces are on holiday on the queen side,so first the rook gives the king the kick in the Arse...and then...haha
Mar-12-13  Chris321: I don't think Bill Wall should play the English opening,he should have stick to 1.e4!.I mean just look how Bill Wall got his back to the Wall in this one!
Mar-12-13  Chris321: Hey Abdel Irada,i see you like Pink Floyd ...Leave them Kids(i mean Kings)alone.Yea...while Mother's on the queen i right or am i right?
Mar-12-13  Chris321: 39.Bf5+ should get ? because driving the black King to safety where he wanne be anyway,from there on-wards his back was against the Wall cause blacks attacking forces was waiting an ready to do the walk the talk!
Mar-12-13  notyetagm: Game Collection: DESTRUCTION OF THE PAWN SHIELD

B Wall vs J Dowd, 1983 44 ... Rd3xg3+! 45 Kh3xRg3 Rc8-c3+ mates

Mar-12-13  Nf3em: <<zb2cr>: 44. ... Rxg3+! is the first move. White must take, as 45. Kh4, Qh2+ is clearly mate next move> there is no need for 45... Qh2 after that 44... Rxg3+ 45.Kh4, as simply 45... Qg5+ mates
Mar-12-13  MountainMatt: 44...Rxg3+ gets things started, and no matter what white does from there, it's mate in a jiffy. 45. Kxg3 Rc3+ 46. Kg4/h4 Qg5#, or white can play a spite anti-check with the queen, and then it's 47...Qg5#. 2-2
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  kevin86: This one is quite easy. The rook is sacrificed to expose the king and the second rook and queen will mate him soonest,with maybe a little help from a pawn or two.
Mar-12-13  Olsonist: Aren't Mondays great?
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  chrisowen: Ar good game thod cage 44.Rxg3+ to expose the king chefe,

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  Gilmoy: I have three rooks, you have a pawn.

Now I have a mace <and> some gold.

Mar-12-13  Lambda: I somehow managed to come up with the unnecessarily convoluted 46. Kh4 Qf2+ 47. Kh5 Qh2+ 48. Kg4 Qg2+ 49. Kh4/5 Qg5#

Well, it's really just because you go with the first path you find which leads to a forced mate.

Mar-12-13  ruzon: Actually, this looks like one of Bill Wall's better-played games.
Mar-12-13  stst: 44..... Rxg3+
45.Kxg3 (forced, else Kh4 ==> Qh2#)..Rc3+
46.either Kg4 or Kh4.....Qg5#
Mar-12-13  Alex56171: Black should shoot first, so 44. ... Rxg3+
45. Kxg3 [Kh4 Qg5#] Rc3+ 46. Qd3 Rxd3+ 47. Kg4 [Kh4 Qg5#] Qg5#
Mar-12-13  CHESSTTCAMPS: It's been a long time, thought I'd pay a visit. In this opposite-colored bishop middle-game, white threatens 45.Qe8+ Bf8 46.Qxf8#. The best way to avoid this unpleasantness is to beat white to the punch with the only forcing move on the board:

44... Rxg3+! forces mate.

A) 45.Kh4 Qh2+ 46.Bh3 Qxh3#

B) 45.Kxg3 Qf4+ 46.Kh3 (46.Kg2 Rf2+ is 1 move faster) Rc3+ 47.Kg2 Rc2+ 48.Qe2 (Kh3 Rh2+#) Rxe2+ 49.Kg1 Qh2+ 50.Kf1 Qf2#

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  gawain: The writing is on the Wall (as they say): 44... Rxg3+ and mate follows quickly. The White major pieces are curiously helpless.
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