Robert Shaw vs David Bedwell


  1. Hi Robert

    There’s a great little finish in your game – rather than picking up the piece, you have a mate in two:

    27. Rb8+ Ka5
    28. b4#

    After a check, it’s always useful to look at how many squares your opponent’s king has left and in the position after Kb6, the knight covers two of the four flight squares, and the a pawn covers one more leaving only a5 available.

    1. Another handy hint that I often neglect in my games (I’ve missed a mate in one before in order to win material!)… when you see a good move, look for a better one.

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