Egoless helpmates his Queen

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Somebody with the handle Egoless at ICC resigned after almost helpmating his own Queen with the move Qe7. Helpmating is something normally associated with paralyzing your own King and is a theme in some chess compositions.  After Nc6 in the diagrammed postition, the black beauty is forced to the castle blocking f8 square.

One has to be curious about the handle Egoless for a chess player. I mean you would not be playing chess if you did not have some of your Ego invested in the outcome of a board game that can take hours on end. Ask Susan Polgar of the Texas Tech SPICE program where the SP in SPICE stand for Susan Polgar. Chess players, almost by virtue of their pursuit of the game, have inflated egos.

So Egoless of the internet chess club is fooling himself if he thinks he can spend 10% of his life playing a board game where the object is to destroy his opponent’s defenses and murder the enemy monarch AND not have ego play a role in his opponent’s submission.

While we are on the topic, help your mate by cleaning up around the house.

Egoless from Algeria Helpmates his Queen at ICC
Egoless from Algeria Helpmates his Queen at ICC
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  1. At least Egoless is a good sport: NilsonJonas disconnected and forfeits} 0-1. This guy always disconnects when he is busted. Actually more satisfying to beat a sore loser!

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