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Name the squares making up these diagonals. ______________________________ ______________________________ III. Games for Analysis Game 4 1. e2-e4 e7-e5 2. Bf1-c4 Bf8-c5 3. Qd1-f3? Ng8-h6? 3 . Ng8-f6 was the correct move. 4. d2-d4! e5xd4 5. Bc1xh6 g7xh6? 6. Qf3xf7# See Diagram 31 for the final position. 31 Game 5 1. e2-e4 e7-e5 2. Ng1-f3 d7-d6 3. Bf1-c4 Bc8-g4 4. c2-c3 Nb8-c6 5. Qd1-b3 Bg4xf3? 5 . Nc6-a5! was the correct move. 6. Bc4xf7 + 7. Qb3-e6# See Diagram 32 for the final position. 32 Ke8-e7 HOMEWORK ANSWERS I.

Ra7-b7 + Kb8-c8 2. Rb7-b5 c2-c1Q 3. Rb5-c5 + ! Qc1xc5 Stalemate 36 Marshall–McClure, New York 1923 White to play and draw. 1. Rf6-h6! Rh5xh6 2. h7-h8Q + Rh6xh8 3. b4-b5 and all moves by Black produce a stalemate! 37 White to play and draw. 1. Qg1-c5 + ! b6xc5 If Black moves his King, he loses his Queen on f8. 2. Kb4-a3! and all moves by Black produce a stalemate. 38 H. Rinck, 1912 White to play and draw 1. Kf2-g3 h7-h5 2. e2-e4 Kh1-g1 3. e4-e5 d6xe5 Stalemate Black could not play 3. d6-d5, as White would have won by Queening his pawn.

3. Qb2-a2 4. Rb1-a1 Qa2-b2 5. Ra1-b1 The second time. 5. Qb2-a3 6. Rb1-a1 Qa3-b2 7. Ra1-b1 The third time. The Black Queen cannot get away from the attacks of the White Rook. White claimed a draw. 16. If 50 moves (a “move” here actually means a pair of moves, one by each side) go by with no capture or pawn move being made, either player can claim a draw. For example, a player with a King and Queen against a lone King must know how to mate within 50 moves. 17. A game is considered drawn a)when the two players agree to a draw; b)if stalemate occurs; c)if a player gives perpetual check; d)if a player claims a draw by three-time repetition of position; e)if a player claims a draw by the 50-move rule; and finally, f)if neither side has enough material to mate the opponent’s King: i) A King alone can never checkmate another King.

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