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1e4? 1d4? 1c4?
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:05PM
Which is the best opening move for White?
Mate in 9 ply
Posted by unbeatable on 22 Jul 2014 at 4:08AM
Yesterday Richard Rapport mated his foe in 9 ply!
     
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by FragileKitty  on 22 Jul 2014 at 5:30AM
1 ply = 1 half move
Mate in 5, do you know the position?
          
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by FragileKitty  on 22 Jul 2014 at 4:33PM
Ohhhhhhh, mate in 5 from the start of the game!

1.e4 c6
2.Nc3 d5
3.Qe2 dxe4
4.Nxe4 Nd7
5.Nd6#
               
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 22 Jul 2014 at 10:23PM
This looks suspiciously like Legal's Mate after the great 18C
French player who caught out many an opponent with it
                    
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by rabbitoid  on 23 Jul 2014 at 8:40AM
What do you know, GM APINK was right all along... Caro Kann is no good Smiling
                         
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 23 Jul 2014 at 2:43PM
The Sicilian ain't much better,It's been analysed to death Sad
                              
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 24 Jul 2014 at 6:13PM
and yet it always has something new to offer
                                   
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:38AM
Such as? Most of the so called "innovations" are just
old wine in a new bottle Sad
                                        
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 25 Jul 2014 at 1:45PM
if you say so.

but, I'll continue to play it, since it offers as good a chance to win as anything else.
                                             
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jul 2014 at 3:09PM
I would dare to venture that after 1.e4 c5 Black's game is in the
last throes(!) Smiling White has too many winning methods at his disposal nowadays
to make the Sicilian a safe choice for Black....
                                                  
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 25 Jul 2014 at 3:39PM
hopefully, your new career as a comedian will be a long and fruitful one.
                                                       
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jul 2014 at 5:05PM
ha ha ha haaaa The joke will be on you :D
                                                            
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 25 Jul 2014 at 6:05PM
not so far and I have been playing the Sicilian longer than you have been alive.
                                                                 
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:59PM
            Excellent Point made here.    
                   it is not so much which style, opening....
                        IT is the person that makes it work.    
                                        IT is the person.....
                                   and GRIMSWEEPER is a Chess Master  
                                          Outstanding Responce.
                                                    he sees deeper...<><>  
                                                   
                    
                                                                      
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 25 Jul 2014 at 9:09PM
The Sicilian Defense is a sound opening and very popular. Not every chess player is the same, The French Defense is also very sound and popular but because of my style I have never had much luck with it. I am not going to call it a terrible opening, just that it is not for me.
I have had a lot of success with the Caro-Kan it is sound and popular but again not for everyone. Chess openings are not like rival teams competing for the World Cup.

Chess is the game of Kings, it is played by Gentlemen and Ladies. Enjoy, and always remember to be respectful of your opponent. I consider Lion Rampant a friend and poke fun at him on occasion but I can remember when I first starting playing how I would jump from opening to opening thinking that I could just find the right one my game would take off. Eventually I learned better.
                                                                           
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jul 2014 at 9:36PM
 I understand what you say GRIM and I agree...   
yet still.........Grand Masters get caught, with chess software in Tournaments, to make the move.....and they are surposed to set the example, of sportsman ship, as a model.
                  but then again.....nothing is perfect.     
                      so we ignore it and keep playing...<><>   
                         
                                                                           
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by cubs on 25 Jul 2014 at 10:50PM
The secret is giving up finding the best opening and instead finding the best opening for you.
In this world of half-open games, I play 1... e5. Best for me.
                                                                                
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:03PM
Fischer once described 1.e5 as "Best by Test" One thing I did notice about him though,was
he almost never,as Black responded 1....e5. It was said the reason for this is he was
a dedicated disciple of the Ruy Lopez and didn't want his opponent to dish out what he dished
out when playing yes. But I have another question which deserves a new thread....
                                                                                     
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:04PM
White
                                                                                     
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 26 Jul 2014 at 8:07PM
Fischer said that 50 years ago

Best for him at the time. Good for me for a long time as well.
                                                                                
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:45PM
Sure...everyone has their own style...what works for one, may not for another......everyone is different...just like, it's not what style is better...the one you have passion for, is the best for the person...everyone has their own favorite moves...favorite openings.
Always believed that......always believed the moves are in front of you all the time...all you have to do, is see them...but they are right there all the time...can I borrow your special glasses...lol
                         
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Dionysos  on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:39AM
I would rather have a lesson - or otherwise - from Grimsweeper than APINK!
                              
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Dionysos  on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:41AM
...and I am not denigrading anyone - he is just better than APINK when it comes to gams, that's all!
                                   
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 25 Jul 2014 at 11:16AM
Chess is like the River Ganges, a mosquito can take a sip, or an Elephant may bathe.
                                        
Re: Mate in 9 ply
Posted by unbeatable on 26 Jul 2014 at 4:28AM
Hopefully the new PM can (start to) clean it up.
2014 Sinquefeld Cup will feature...
Posted by unbeatable on 19 Jul 2014 at 7:20AM
Carlsen---Aronian---Caruana---Nakamura---Vachier Lagrave and maybe Karjakin
another chess and dice tactic.
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 2 Jul 2014 at 9:36PM
a person can risk moving their Knight more than one time, to try for a quick win...sometimes it works, and sometimes it is captured...but it a a tactic worth exploring...just as moving the pawns up to allow space for the rooks to move...or you bring out the Queen and go for the King...all or nothing.../ In chess and Dice the KING must be taken off the board...taken and removed from the board....<><>

a all or nothing feeling through the game...keeps you very alert and and interested while playing.
Draw rule
Posted by rabbitoid  on 1 Jul 2014 at 9:14PM
Hello all chess and chess variant players, if you have read The recent "news" item Tournaments and draws and share my opinion about it, please make yourself heard on the Gold Members Discussion board. This concerns you even if you prefer "friendly" gales over tournament ones.

The time to protest this lunacy is NOW.
     
Re: Draw rule
Posted by -  on 1 Jul 2014 at 9:16PM
Can I write in French?
          
Re: Draw rule
Posted by rabbitoid  on 1 Jul 2014 at 9:19PM
In Swahili, if you want.
               
Re: Draw rule
Posted by -  on 1 Jul 2014 at 9:50PM
Please allow me to take the time to thank you for not getting angry at my post. Smiling
                    
Re: Draw rule
Posted by rabbitoid  on 1 Jul 2014 at 10:01PM
You're welcome Smiling
     
Re: Draw rule
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 10:08PM
              I don't agree with it but it says....
in Chess if there is a real draw report it first like you would for draws by repetition...you report on or before your move to GT help, and then to your opponent, that you have declared draw by repetition.........
this is how i see it right now...but I do not have the reason why it has become necessary, or what caused this to happen.
                                KJ...<><>     
so the door is still open at this level....takes a few extra mins. but the door is there.
     
Re: Draw rule
Posted by Guanarteme  on 2 Jul 2014 at 7:58AM
I am not sure of the history of it, or if the rule still exists. At one time, FIDE passed a rule requiring a certain number of moves before a draw was agreed upon. I forget if an earlier draw required TD approval or was simply not possible.

Personally, I have never cared about ratings, so if I am playing in a tournament or match and a draw is sufficient to obtain my objectives, I will accept it. Many a time I have accepted a draw during a team match because it guaranteed my team a match victory, or because it guaranteed that I would win my division (incidentally, my only draw with IM Larry Kaufman happened because he only needed a draw to win the tournament, we were playing in the last round, and though he had a won game, he thought I had some counterplay.

On the other hand, I witnessed a situation that created a dilemma for me as a TD. Player 1 was well known master, who always came to the tornaments with his best buddy, Player B. As it turned out, a draw would give the two of them combined a bigger prize than if Player A defeated Player B (B would have had to share 2d-3d place with several other players). After a while, Player A achieved a position that I could have won against Kasparov. Then Player A proceeded to commit blunder after blunder, and eventually offered Player B a draw, which Player B promptly accepted. By my calculations, if you pooled first and second,each could have taken what he would have gotten had Player A won,and there would have been extra prize money for each of these.

I was too chicken to declare a double-forfeit, because it amounted to a promised exchange of money affecting the result. Of course, I had no proof beyond the game score, and it could have been that Player A merely wanted to favor his buddy (which would still be unethical. What I did do is publish the game in a chess column I wrote for the local paper.

So I consider agreeing to a draw for your own benefit or that of your team perfectly ethical, but receiving remuneration for agreeing to a draw, totally unethical. I do not see the latter as a problem in GT, so I would rather have no restrictions on drawing.
          
Re: Draw rule
Posted by Man of Steel  on 2 Jul 2014 at 9:26AM
The problem is the system here does not recognise a draw. I have a game King v King and Knight. Before I would offer a draw through the normal tab and my opponent would accept and that would end the game. Now I need to type a draw request and if agreed then write to Goldtoken Support to have the game ended as drawn.

Another problem is that if you have chumped someone or they have chumped you it will be necessary to contact GoldToken Support without their agreement.
               
Re: Draw rule
Posted by -  on 2 Jul 2014 at 9:28AM
Last point is good. I'm playing a fellow chumpee and we're heading to draws.
Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by rabbitoid  on 1 Jul 2014 at 12:49AM
Grimm is just lucky to be more talented than me.
     
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 1:48AM
chess and dice have different tactics.... ...the dice can think...tactics change quickly with position...chess dice has different tactics...
and luck of the role with some knowledge of Chess make for an unusual chess variant...a little bit different from other chess variants...<><>
     
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by FragileKitty  on 1 Jul 2014 at 5:10AM
When I beat some men OTB, I am lucky they were tired or ill that day. Smiling
          
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Stmhawk  on 1 Jul 2014 at 10:50AM
all non dice games are not luck games, but dice games, especially backgammon are luck games
               
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 10:58AM
FK....I sent an invites message to you...
               
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by rabbitoid  on 1 Jul 2014 at 11:46AM
Stmhawk: if you think Backgammon is pure luck game, don't ever play for money unless you have a serious amount of it. And prepare to be surprised.
                    
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by cubs on 1 Jul 2014 at 12:06PM
I think the question is how much luck and how much skill...
                         
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 12:12PM
playing you would be "Skill"...my friend...<><>
                              
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by cubs on 1 Jul 2014 at 12:52PM
... depending on how the dice fell!
                                   
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 1:20PM
TRUE...100%.
           I was taking about Chess.   

in chess/dice anybody can win a game...tactics are easy..to be seen/moves... with limited chess experience.......<><>
                                        
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Lion Rampant on 1 Jul 2014 at 3:32PM
I think chess does have an element of luck. If your opponent has a chance to checkmate
or win material and fails to notice,then surely isn't that "lucky" (?!)
                                             
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 3:44PM
if he does not see, it is called a Blunder...<><>
                                                  
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Lion Rampant on 1 Jul 2014 at 11:07PM
No,it's called an Oversight....and it can happen to the very best..
                                                       
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2014 at 11:38PM
it is a Blunder...<><> it is what people call it. and you are misusing the rules of this board...<><>
                        by continuing what is finished.
                                                            
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Lion Rampant on 2 Jul 2014 at 12:02AM
Oversight,error,faux pas,blunder,call it what you will,they all mean
the same thing. And I am not misusing the rules of this DB.
Since when has "correction" ever been a misuse(?!) The last word is mine.
Subject closed.
                                                                 
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 2 Jul 2014 at 12:24AM
Blunder and you just said it all....thank you...<><>
                                                                      
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Lion Rampant on 2 Jul 2014 at 3:47AM
Yes, a rose by any other name...is still the same...
                                                                 
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 2 Jul 2014 at 1:20AM
correction...you are giving me correction you don'T correct me..........
                  I correct you..........BLUNDER>
                 I do not play the role of the victim MR> Bully.  
                
B L U N D E R !!!!!!! is the word used in books and by chess teachers.....KINGSLAYER TAUGHT ME THIS WORD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>OTHER EXPERTS TOO.
The word is Blunder used by mostly/quite a lot of chess People. Everybody I know...I have a great idea...lets ask Badger..........
                                                                      
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Games Administrator on 2 Jul 2014 at 10:29AM
Let's not fight on the boards please. End of subject! Hammer
                                                                           
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by KINGSLAYER  on 2 Jul 2014 at 9:03PM
Agreed!
                                                                                
Re: Dice? chess itself is a luck game
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 2 Jul 2014 at 9:05PM
                            Agreed!
a chess and dice tactic for gam play
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 30 Jun 2014 at 1:11PM
a good technique, is to move your pawns, so your rooks don't get trapped.This will help your game play....<><>
     
Re: a chess and dice tactic for gam play
Posted by Stmhawk  on 30 Jun 2014 at 1:34PM
if you don,t keep getting rook moves after you get a knight move and have to make a spot for the rook to go back and forth while your opponent keeps getting knight moves and captures your king. in a few moves
          
Re: a chess and dice tactic for gam play
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 30 Jun 2014 at 1:56PM
Yes...excatly the reason for the tactic...so you can develop other pieces...once I rolled a rook 11 times in a row...no pawn moves...
                               Custers last stand...<><>
French with Pawn Sac Refused
Posted by -  on 30 Jun 2014 at 11:31AM
[Event "Fics unrated blitz 3 0"]
Here's a game I played as Black, trying to angle for the Rubinstein variation, but White wanted more...

[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "GuestVQSY"]
[Black "GuestGFHR"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.f3 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bb4 6.fxe4 Qh4+

Taking advantage of no knight on f3...


7.Kf1 Bxc3 8. bxc3 Qxe4 9.Nf3 Nf6 10.Bd3 Qd5 11.Bg5 Bd7 12.c4 Qd6 13.c3 h6 14.Bxf6 gxf6
15.c5 Qf4 16.Rb1 Ne7 17.Rxb7 Bc6 18.Bb5 Bxb5+ 19.Rxb5 Nd5 20.Qe1 Rg8 21.
Kf2 Qf5 22.Qd2 e5!?

White has regained the pawn, Black seeks to open lines of attack...
     
Re: French with Pawn Sac Refused
Posted by -  on 30 Jun 2014 at 11:40AM
23.dxe5 Rd8

Do you see the threat? White doesn't and plays...




24.exf6? Rxg2+!

White must give up his Queen...
          
Re: French with Pawn Sac Refused
Posted by -  on 30 Jun 2014 at 11:45AM
25.Kxg2 Nf4+ 26.Qxf4 Qxf4 27.
Re1+ Kd7 28.c6+ Kxc6 29.Rb4 Rg8+ 0-1 White lost on time.

Final Position. Black will take the f pawn and have Q+P for R+N with Rooks.

Just to make things clear
Posted by Games Administrator on 28 Jun 2014 at 11:53AM
This board is about the discussion of Chess and Chess variants. Does the topic have to be a variant that we currently have here on GoldToken? No it does not. Does the topic have to be about the game of Chess or a variant thereof? Yes it does. Can the topic be about the game of Chess combined with dice? If that is where it goes.

That being said what this board is not about is the recruitment of players for clubs, to bash other players or to harass other players to your way of thinking.

I hope this clears things up a bit.

Playing chess enjoy you day. Grinning
     
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by -  on 28 Jun 2014 at 11:57AM
Thumbs up
     
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by Lion Rampant on 28 Jun 2014 at 12:55PM
Agreed. But the lesson does not seem to have been learned by
those to whom it has been directed. Stronger measures may have to be
taken if it continues(!) Sad
          
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by -  on 28 Jun 2014 at 1:00PM
I suggest they be required to listen to ten consecutive hours of John Tesh music, then read Das Kapital in Gaelic. If that doesn't work, then be forced to sit through an Adam Sandler film festival.
               
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by Lion Rampant on 28 Jun 2014 at 1:18PM
Or being compelled to listen to 10 hours of Bing Crosby....(!) Smiling
          
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by KINGSLAYER  on 28 Jun 2014 at 11:34PM
Lion I fail to see how your post meets with the new rules?

Chess traps and zaps is one of my favorite books. As long as games are played fairly I am all for friendly discussions on the chess DB In fact I believe I was the first to ever post a comment on this board.

Famous words "Can't we all just get along?"
               
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by Dionysos  on 29 Jun 2014 at 5:03AM
Agreed!
               
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by Lion Rampant on 29 Jun 2014 at 11:15PM
"Why can't we all just get along?" Mankind never has...since he first appeared on this
planet(!)...

"And well t'would be,if chess alone,
disputes 'tween nations settle could
And 'stead of men of flesh and blood,
Use men of ivory or wood".
                        Omar Khayam
The world would,indeed,be a better place if all its wars were fought
on the 64 square board.
                    
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by Sir Gilmour of the GoldTable on 29 Jun 2014 at 11:57PM
Hmmmm. So a dispute over possession of oil reserves (or water rights or whatever) depends on the outcome of 64 squares? Enticing, but only if I win. Otherwise, could I commit to 10,000 lost military souls to defend my nation's multi-billion dollar industry? Sadly, yes.
                    
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by KINGSLAYER  on 30 Jun 2014 at 8:25AM
This discussion is for another board, as per the rules we should be talking only about chess. I made my statement because not liking someone elses comment is not a good reason to ask for sactions. I repeat I was here before goldtoken opened to the public. MY chess club is club #1 the first registered here. This site was always about getting along and it is possible if one just remains calm and rational!
               
Re: Just to make things clear
Posted by Oakheart on 30 Jun 2014 at 5:11AM
Amen
Moderated   
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 27 Jun 2014 at 10:16PM
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Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 27 Jun 2014 at 6:29PM
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Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 9:31PM
(no subject)
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 7:30PM
TITLE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 11:47AM
         says      CHESS DISCUSSION BOARD          discussion about chess!  
           
                                                     and I though I was in America too.
freedom of speech.....................to express yourself is very healthy; for mind/body/spirit.... everyday!
Amature's Mind and Reassess your Chess
Posted by Papa Zoom  on 26 Jun 2014 at 9:50AM
Has anyone read/studied these books and if so, what did you think?
     
Re: Amature's Mind and Reassess your Chess
Posted by FragileKitty  on 26 Jun 2014 at 10:00AM
I loved Reassess Your Chess. While I never really followed Silman's complete planning steps, thinking in terms of imbalances really helped my strategic play. Be sure to get the fourth edition of the book.
     
Re: Amature's Mind and Reassess your Chess
Posted by Seppe-Sai on 26 Jun 2014 at 10:42AM
Reassess your chess is an awesome book. I would highly recommend it Smiling His training method on how to improve your calculation is tough but well worthwhile. The rest is gold. Gold baby, ! Smiling
          
Re: Amature's Mind and Reassess your Chess
Posted by -  on 26 Jun 2014 at 11:03AM
I've reassessed my chess and found it hopeless, but still a worthwhile diversion.
dice chess.
Posted by chessbro  on 26 Jun 2014 at 7:03AM
A great game.. Thanks go out to knight Jarlynn and all involved Smiling
     
Re: dice chess.
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 10:56AM
thanks Chessbro....
                    for your sureport and "Team spirit"    
                
please see new information in new news in club chat room....
that was for Mary and to help Gold Token to expand more and be talked about more...........
                                       things can change just like that  
                                                much thanks.  
                                                       :knight jarlynn2:
          
Re: dice chess.
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 10:57AM
                   


Knight Jarlynn
The chess and Dice club now has wiki Progressive Chess
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 6:19AM
              A BIG THANKS    to our Good member    

                             mmDavid littlefairXL   for doing all the work for this...

                                            Thank You David       


Another new game and variant for FUN TIMES in the Club.
Chess and dice
Posted by Dionysos  on 26 Jun 2014 at 3:08AM
It is supposed to be a CHESS discussion, not a chess and dice one - apart from the chess and dice on the game extras, chess and dice don't work.
     
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Lion Rampant on 26 Jun 2014 at 3:29AM
Exactly. That's why I decided not to join the club. Chess is supposed to
be a game of skill..not chance. Chess was once played with dice in its very early
days and the dice were gradually abandoned. I can't see how reviving it is going to make it
popular
          
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 4:34AM
                                          

This is the chess DB for Chess and ANY Chess Variants...that GT has at this moment.
                                      
                                                       Knight Jarlynn
               
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Guanarteme  on 26 Jun 2014 at 8:12AM
This is the chess DB for Chess and ANY Chess Variants...that GT has at this moment.
Knight Jarlynn

First of all, I do not see why this must be restricted to variants that GT has at the moment. If somebody plays a chess variant which GT does not currently have (perhaps at his local chess club or another server, or if he reads about it in a book) I would think that was a legitimate topic for this board. That is different from pushing a club. If it is not, perhaps we should start a chess variants board.

I used to play dice chess when I was in middle school. That was 55 years ago. It was fun, and the luck aspect tended to equalize matters between players of different skills a bit. But the function of chess in my life changed and I quit playing that variant. Seeing the game mentioned here gives me an idea for playing with my grandchildren or a social acquaintance. But I would have no interest in playing it at GT. Thus I would welcome discussion of dice chess here, but not of dice by themselves or of the club.
                    
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 9:37AM
thank you for your input...but staff has asked me to use another site and/or create a new one....this sis a chess board for anything Chess...


                                I have spoken to friends and NOW TIME GROWS 
                       SHORT HERE.               


thank you again
                      knight Jarlynn...<><>   
Yes...I have messaged Mary.....I know people all over the country from martial arts and I have just spoken to people who are advisers...i was in it 25 plus years.... they are way beyond me.
Bushiedo mind set is to have everything now and in the blink of an eye, it is gone....this is the mindset of the warrior.

I do not play games...someone talk to me.....
However right now I have done as asked
the hour glass is upside down whlle the pendulum swings....<><>
MMM MARY talk to me please. or GT staff/will get there wish too. I sent the dollar attn. Hey Red T shirt contest,
and was an idea i shared to mary...I have win 30 Sweepstakes so asked Mary to get liscence for contests.....Knight Jarlynn
                         
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Guanarteme  on 26 Jun 2014 at 11:36AM
Just to clarify. So a discussion of the relative merits of the different dimensions (10 X 10 vs. 10 X 8) of Capablanca Chess (the version of chess that Capablanca invented with a new piece called the "Chancellor") would be totally out of subject here?

I am also concerned with games like Checkers, where one man's variant is to another simply "checkers" as played in his country.

By the way, I am as tired of the "dice chess" discussion as the next guy, but I crave a certain consistency in the board rules. An unambiguous message as to the accepted scope of each board, tailored for each game or subject seems necessary. That way peoplw will not assume that a topic is OK because a parallel topic in another game is also OK. I still do not know if we can discuss "give-away" chess on the chess forum.
                              
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 11:42AM
this is the chess page to discuss chess...but not the chess variants..

                                       they have nothing to do with chess.

                             this page should be rename 
                          regular Chess only...nothing else allowed........
                               
                                                    I did agree...it says Chess page
                           and we were talking about chess.    
                      
                                                    I got an "A' in English too!!!!!
 



 
                                   
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by -  on 26 Jun 2014 at 12:01PM
That makes no sense. I would much rather read discussion about chess variants than a relentless barrage of self-advertisement.
                                        
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 12:09PM
chess is about all chess...no matter what form...
              it is your opinion     and this is mine.
                                             
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by -  on 26 Jun 2014 at 12:11PM
Precisely, so you have just contradicted your previous post.
                                                  
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 12:18PM
what do you want to be Borg with chess...
martial arts has 100's of styles...what a boring world it be if everything was always the same.....
                                      we are chess/Dice plus other chess game too.
                    we just added Progressive Chess...we have variants too
and ladders....Chess.Dice...Chess.../Chessgi....Progressive Chess and the all the variants so that all kinds of people can "CHOOSE"" what they want to play. "CHOOSE"!
                                                       
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by -  on 26 Jun 2014 at 12:20PM
Mighty knight your silver shield has blinded you. Be faithful to your deed and word. Smiling
                                                            
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 12:22PM
I am my nature as are you and nobody else.
it is your opinion and this is mine.
Knight Jarlynn
          
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Papa Zoom  on 26 Jun 2014 at 9:48AM
Some people can't play chess well but anyone can play dice chess. It's a nice distraction. It's frustratingly fun! (IMHO)
               
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 9:56AM
thank you .
                      Papa ZOOM   
              see club with new information.


yes anybody can have fun with chess and dice...

might cccreate interest in children too...
          
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by unbeatable on 26 Jun 2014 at 1:17PM
I've never seen/heard of dice being involved with chess before now. Source? tyia
               
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 1:54PM
it is a chess variant here on GT like chessgi is and all the gT variants...want to play a game...the dice can think...
the dice # is your move and the you use chess to win but you have to remove the King from the board to win.


you see anyone can play and win also is good for youger people and might get them interested in Chess...see club.
          
Re: Chess and dice LION RAMPANT
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 27 Jun 2014 at 12:13AM
     
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 4:30AM
we are talking about Chess material.
                            and  this is board where it is allowed.   


                             Knight Jarlynn...<><>
          
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Dionysos  on 26 Jun 2014 at 4:35AM
Yes, but:
Another new member has joined the chess and Dice club of GT family. All your own, all eight!
It's not chess AND dice only. but you sound as if it is!
               
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Jun 2014 at 5:17AM
  we have much more the 8....where are you getting this from...
                      
                                 and my answer is the same
                                      this is the place for Chess.     


                                              KJ....<><>
                    
Re: Chess and dice
Posted by Games Administrator on 26 Jun 2014 at 6:27AM

Please move discussion regarding club matters and recruitment to the Club Members & Matches DB, or consider creating a "welcome" board within the club, so that this board can be left open for discussion of the game itself. Thanks written on a blackboard Offering flower

lurk
Posted by Oakheart on 25 Jun 2014 at 7:48PM
lurk lurk
     
Re: lurk
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 8:07PM
what does the word lurk mean...<><>
          
Re: lurk
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jun 2014 at 9:00PM
Lurk= to lie in wait for, To be concealed.
     
Re: lurk
Posted by unbeatable on 26 Jun 2014 at 1:24PM
Did the Chess Turk lurk? Was it a jurk? Did it twurk? Did it go bursurk? tyia
Chesss and Dice Club Expands
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 5:16PM
Chess and Dice is a ROLLER COASTER RIDEzzzzzzzzzzzzz

                       we are looking for more members........
                                            the dice can think....real FUN   
                                         AND they are Loaded////

                                                 tickets...tickets for the next CHESS RIDE!
Lion Ramant
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 4:14PM
you nave no right to tell people WHAT and WHAT NOT they can say about Chess on a chess board DB.

                       It is called FREEDOM of SPEECH!!!                 

YOU ARE NOT IN CHARGE OF ANYTHING HERE! PEOPLE CHOOSE. WHAT THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT, on CHESS ON THE CHESS DB HERE AT GOLD TOKEN>>>>NOT WHAT YOU WANT>
           ALL THE CLUB MEMBERS LIKE IT>   
     
Re: Lion Ramant
Posted by Kat  on 25 Jun 2014 at 4:33PM
I figure if this is not what is suppose to be here, we would of got told to take this some where else,,
the squirrels really like to let players know when they are off topic, and so far the squirrels are quiet,
so it is alright to post what Knight Jarlynn has been posting on this DB.
          
Re: Lion Ramant
Posted by Rogue Trooper on 25 Jun 2014 at 6:17PM
That makes sense. They would have said go to Club Members and Matches or something...unless they're all squirreled away! Besides, enthusiasm is a rare commodity these days (for good intentions at least) and it is nice to see sometimes.
               
Re: Lion Ramant
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 6:49PM
Rogue Trooper for your positive suggestions...Kat would thank you too...we are promoting our club and following the rules of the board.

and we do have freedom of speech...each perso...just as you did when you spoke....<><>
                    
Re: Lion Ramant
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 6:51PM
                             

                           "sorry Though i said "Thank you"...."!
Lion Rampant
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 9:38AM
in addition to other replys this should answer any of your questions,

                           This is the Chess DB.
This where you are allowed to post ANYTHING about CHESS...
                                WE area a  CHESS CLUB...ON THE CHESS DB>  

and we are talking about Chess.......................do you know how many people are on this site and just watch things...............now they have new information to explore...................

                                   THIS IS FOR GOLD TOKEN HISTORY!      
another person has joined the chess and dice club for GT History
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 1:28AM
                  A BIG Welcome to Stmhawk for becoming a part of GT
                                          HISTORY!   
we keep on growing we are making Gold Token Bigger...we are being heard and noticed..............

                                    thankyou for joining the Gold Token family. 
CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 12:43AM
FUN...FUN...FUN
A REAL ROLLER COASTER RIDE/////////////////////////////

ANYBODY CAN WIN THIS GAME REGARDLESS OF RANK...................ANYBODY........................tickets....tickets....tickets....
                 
     
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jun 2014 at 6:45AM
KJ do we really need a running commentary on this ? Becoming monotonous..... Sad
          
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 7:52AM
you don't have to read it...this is you starting in again....

so tell me, are you pro or con for Gold Token.are you trying to stop the club. talking about the History here. of Gold Token... it's first time in History, with this club.the people like seeing their names, and it helps let people know about this information... and about "GOLD TOKEN HISTORY"> your answer is NO!!!!
               
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 8:18AM
Here is my reply to you LR.


I WILL DEFEND MARY AND HER GOLD TOKEN 100%..........................AND HER GT STAFF TOO> 100%

Knight Jarlynn
i
                    
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Kat  on 25 Jun 2014 at 11:02AM
I am with you on this Knight Jarlynn it is a chess club and you are talking about the chess club
                         
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 11:08AM
thank you Kat. and this os to help GOLD TOKEN TOO.
               
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jun 2014 at 2:34PM
I am going to keep you in doubt on this KJ...Maybe yes,maybe no .....
                    
Re: CHESS AND DICE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Jun 2014 at 4:00PM
YES in the answer...Chessboard club...you are tryng to start problems since yesterday......<><>
      
                         we are talking about chess...
Another new member has joined the chess and Dice club of GT family.
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 24 Jun 2014 at 6:54PM
   A BIG   We;come to  
                               Papa Zoom     
                    welcome to the GT Family   
                        we are growing    
                       thank you for joining     
                              Papa Zoom plays chess too 
                
another new member has loined the chess and dice club for GT history
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 24 Jun 2014 at 5:23PM
                                   THE KING IS WITH US
GRIMSWEEPER...IS GOLD TOKEN and this is an honor.
                 
Thank you grim for becoming and J and we wi;; joining with us in our movement to expand Gold Token Family....we have 50 seats available and we will fill them alll.
                                       Thank you GRIMSWEEPER!
     
Re: another new member has loined the chess and dice club for GT history
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 24 Jun 2014 at 5:30PM
And GRIM is one of our new PRESIDENTS!!!!
another person has joined the chess dice club for Gold token
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 24 Jun 2014 at 4:49PM
            A BIG Welcome to 
LES for joining the club and becoming part of Gold Token History...
                                
                                 tank you or joinngg our GT Family.
chess and dice club on GT
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 24 Jun 2014 at 10:59AM
We are now a "Copyright" club. on Gold Token; we have this name and now. we are looking for more members for Gold Token History.
                               Kat and Knight Jarlynn 
Kat promoted to President in club
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 23 Jun 2014 at 5:52PM
                  Welcome to the new Presidet......KAT
Another person has become a member of the dice and chess club for gold Token
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 23 Jun 2014 at 4:05PM
A BIG Welcome to Karlos for joining the club and being a part of GT History...
                        we keep growing... we have 50 seats.... 
                  
                             thank you for joining the club
Another mperson has joined the chess and dice club GT History movement
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 23 Jun 2014 at 11:18AM
                 
                       A BIG Welcome to     
                                  Lowell              

                             we are glad to meet you in out GT Family club   

                                       Thank you for joining   
                                           it is a FUN  game 
                                          and a FUN CLUB.           

               


   
Degrees of Domination
Posted by Guanarteme  on 23 Jun 2014 at 6:22AM
I have been toying with the concept of "degrees of domination". If I beat a player I have one degree of domination over him. If I beat a player who beat another player, I have two degrees of domination over the second player, and so forth. What makes it fun is that even a patzer like me can oftem claim a (sufficiently remote) degree of domination over some of the immortals. This is not that difficult, since some GMs played tournament chess when they were very young or when they were past their prime.

I did some figuring for myself. The strongest player I beat (strongest at his prime) was Canadian-American master Boris Blumin (at the Eastern Open in the 1960s). Blumin once beat Al Horowitz who once beat Frank Marshall who once beat Capablanca, which gives me four degrees of domination over Capa. I am not counting draws, casual games, online games, or simuls. Yes, I know, with that and a couple of bucks I can buy a cup of freshly brewed coffee at Starbucks.

I caught Blumin on his way down. I have to wonder if any of the kids I beat when they were young will become GMs. I quit OTB play a number of years ago. I would love to be able to calculate degrees of domination over Fischer, but even if I get a record of his losses, I may not recognize the name of some players I may have beaten ages ago. Does anybody else engage in the same silliness?
Another new member has joined the cob for Gold Token History
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 8:59PM
                 a BIG WELCOME to HILLBILLY      

                       she I also a good chess player   

We Welcome you and thanks for joining, and being a part of Gold Token History...
                                 we keep growing     
                          THIS is a FUN CLUB and a FUN  GAME 
                                  Thankyou fot joing wth us at Gold Token Family.
     
Re: Another new member has joined the cob for Gold Token History
Posted by Hillbilly  on 22 Jun 2014 at 10:00PM
And thank you for asking me. This is going to take a new way of thinking!
          
Re: Another new member has joined the cob for Gold Token History
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 10:22PM
             
                     you are  welcome...<><>  


                                just think..."Roller Coaster"!
anoter new member hs joined the club movement for Gold Token History
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 7:14PM
                                     

                          A Big Welcome to Greggyw 
                        
                                         WELCOME TO THE CLUB  

                                      we are growing quickly.  

                                        Thank you for joining.  
                                It is a Fun Club and A FUN game.
another new member has joined the club and Gold Token History movement
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 6:26PM
             

                 Welcome to the club BookFox     
                   BookFox is our new Welcomer      

                           A Very Impotant Position

she can talk to many people at one and is very important in recruiting new members and friends...she is very smart and can answers lots of questions...

She will help you feel welcomed and right at home here in our Gold Token Family...
                   We are making history here today...
                       Thankyou for joining the club BookFox 
another member has joined the movement of GT History
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 4:29PM
a big welcome to
                                  BIG  GIANT  HEAD!       
he is the new pollester and can talk with you about the club and joining information if you want to join...
                                     ask him any time  

we keep growing...we have 50 seats right now ready to be filled. Congrads in being a new member.
another new member has joined
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 4:04PM
mm David littlefairXL is another cub President....
Welcome David...we are very glad to have you as member.

we are growing and have 50 open seats available.
for Gold Token History i the making.
HI there you all
Posted by Kat  on 22 Jun 2014 at 1:38PM
THE ORIGINAL CHESS AND DICE CLUB ON GOLD TOKEN Club
The very first Dice Chess Club on GoldToken, if you enjoy Chess,
and the Chess game has Dice it is a very new experience even for the beginner. it is anyone's game,
come and try it out, everyone in the club is willing to help you get better at the game.
Than please send me a message Kat  and I will get you a invite to join in on the fun of the club



check us out.
another new member has joined
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 1:11PM
    Welcome to JimC  in the club....JimC  is our second VP.
                 we are growing..............making History. 
                       
                                         Congrulations JimC
another new member but well known
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2014 at 12:23PM
Kat is now a member of The First Chess and Dice Club on Gold Token....we are still growing...grow with us and be a part of Gold Token History recorded for all time.
                                                Thank you Kat and "Welcome to the club".
     
Re: another new member but well known
Posted by Kat  on 22 Jun 2014 at 12:26PM
Your welcome, I am so glad to be a part of the club.I look forward to learning the game with everyone.
new member chessbro
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 21 Jun 2014 at 1:02PM
chessbro has joined the Chess and Dice club.
      
                       He is the new Newshound and reporter.
                              you can ask him any questions you have.  
he can help you join too...and learn more.
WE ARE GROWING..................now 5 members in the first Chess and Dice Club in Gold Token History.
                                    Knight Jarlynn...<><>
     
Re: new member chessbro
Posted by Lion Rampant on 21 Jun 2014 at 1:50PM
Thx for the invite KJ but I don't think Chess and Dice are
compatible thanks anyway
          
Re: new member chessbro
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 21 Jun 2014 at 4:59PM
               ok   what invite are you talking about ...
                                the invite for a game..  
                 
                                     that was not today...what's the point///
you have to have certain mindset for it....I'm in 40 games with people who would disagree with this thinking.
                                KINGSLAYER is playing.  
                                KAYMEN is playing.       
all new people are paying and th club is growing....and a first for Gold Token History....
                                   of course you are entidled to your opinion. 
you make your point after i introduce a new member to the club...how do you think that makes him feel.
this is not a positive statement as I see it in my opinion/// why take away his moment of joining excitement
               
Re: new member chessbro
Posted by Lion Rampant on 21 Jun 2014 at 7:44PM
You sent me an invite for the new game. I declined. Subject closed.
                    
Re: new member chessbro
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 21 Jun 2014 at 8:10PM
that was already said...........
          
Re: new member chessbro
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 21 Jun 2014 at 5:14PM
                   
                          ps.                 i STICK UP FOR MY MEMBERS.
                                                 always!
New APB
Posted by -  on 21 Jun 2014 at 12:48PM
The annual APB for all players of White who choose the Exchange Variation of the French Defense has been issued. Offenders are to be arrested and banned from playing chess for the remainder of the year.
     
Re: New APB
Posted by cubs on 22 Jun 2014 at 4:09PM
Silly!
This was the way the French was handled when it was introduced and there is a lot of interesting theory on the line from long ago.
Like exd? Good! Like Nc3? Good! Like Nd2? Good! Like e5? Good! Like Be3? Good!
The opening is choice, and exd is a perfectly good one.
          
Re: New APB
Posted by Lion Rampant on 23 Jun 2014 at 12:16AM
The Exchange Variation of the French has all but disappeared from master play as it allows Black to free
his game....totally contrary to a player of White who is worth his salt....
               
Re: New APB
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 23 Jun 2014 at 3:25AM
I've won many a game playing the French as White OTB, French players hate it because it forces them to play a semi-open game when they were looking forward to a closed game.
                    
Re: New APB
Posted by Lion Rampant on 23 Jun 2014 at 9:33PM
One opening White can adopt as an anti-French weapon is the King's Indian Attack....
                         
Re: New APB
Posted by -  on 23 Jun 2014 at 9:58PM
Watson gives it 11 pages in his second edition. I've never lost with Black, but I have been tested severly by the method Grim mentions. As a lark, I have played it as White, although many years ago. The games usually go into Winawer transpositions: 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 exd5 4 Nc3 Bb4 5 Bd3 Nc6 6 a3 Bxc3 7 bxc3.

The King's Indian Attack is an excellent weapon against the French. Of course Black can opt for 2...c5 and a Closed Sicilian (Spassky!). I've tried this line before: 1 e4 e6 2 d3 d5 3 Nd2 dxe4 4 dxe4 e5!? 4 Ngf3 Nd7!? opting for a sort of Philidor Hanham. You're giving away tempos, but Black is solid, if passive. He just has to look for his chances.
                              
Re: New APB
Posted by cubs on 24 Jun 2014 at 12:12AM
Huh? 1. e4, e6; 2. d4, d5; 3. exd, exd; 4. Nc3 (better, I think, Bd3 first), Bb4!? Whatever for? White can, of course, have this position in the Winawer but this way in is the Exchamge. So not 4... Bb4, but ...Bf5 or ...Nc6 or even ...Nf6 (looks more attractive than theory shows it is). And in the "Winawer" line you give, wouldn't you really rather have White?
                         
Re: New APB
Posted by Lion Rampant on 24 Jun 2014 at 12:49AM
Another line White can adopt against the French is the Tarrasch Variation (3Nd2)
Black no longer has the move Bb4 at his disposal as White would simply reply c3 with
gain of time. After Nd2 Black has two main responses, 3....c5 and 3...Nf6 Both can
lead to very interesting,although totally different,positions
                              
Re: New APB
Posted by cubs on 24 Jun 2014 at 3:30AM
Or: 3... dxe, or 3....Nc6 (interesting and uncommon), or 3...b6, or (my favorite) 3...Nh6. 3. Nd2 suffers from inactivity; a good move, but without a present point.
                                   
Re: New APB
Posted by -  on 24 Jun 2014 at 9:28AM
Used to be any French with Nd2/c3 I would play the Rubenstein with dxe4 and Nd7. Very solid, if also passive.

As for the other line, the I mentioned cubs, from Watson: "This is another version of the Exchange Variation. One of the first lines played against the Winawer in the early part of century [20th], it has been somewhat revived by new and aggressive ideas." It's very effective.
                                        
Re: New APB
Posted by Lion Rampant on 24 Jun 2014 at 8:59PM
Old wine in a new bottle..(!) Smiling
Carlsen's Missed Win
Posted by -  on 16 Jun 2014 at 2:27PM
Here is the position with Carlsen as Black to move against Svidler in Norway, Svidler had just played 24 Qb5...



Carlsen played 24...Rfxf4?. The winning continuation was 24...Nxe3! 25 fxe3 Nf2+ 26. Kg2 Nh3 and White must either lose the exchange or watch his position fall apart .
     
Re: Carlsen's Missed Win
Posted by unbeatable on 18 Jun 2014 at 6:49PM
Carlsen is now the World Rapid Chess Champion.
     
Re: Carlsen's Missed Win
Posted by Lion Rampant on 18 Jun 2014 at 11:41PM
There's nothing new about a GM missing a win. Chess history is bestrewn with
examples. Szabo once overlooked a 2 move mate in a game against Reshevsky. When he
was told of this,he just shrugged and said "You just don't look for 2 move mates against
Reshevsky" Well,you should,against anyone IMHO....
          
Re: Carlsen's Missed Win
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 19 Jun 2014 at 12:05AM
Reshevsky was a renowned positional player, not a fire-breathing tactician.
               
Re: Carlsen's Missed Win
Posted by Lion Rampant on 19 Jun 2014 at 3:39AM
He could be tactical when the position called for it.
Have you read his book "How Chess Games are Won" ?
And he outplayed Fischer on more than one occasion in
their controversial match in 1961 which broke up in acrimony.
                    
Re: Carlsen's Missed Win
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 19 Jun 2014 at 4:47AM
Szabo was being sarcastic, he was a strong Grandmaster as well. I have his book 100,000 chess moves which contains 222 of his games. Reshevsky had his own shanagans, he got tricked into the same stalemate twice.
                    
Re: Carlsen's Missed Win
Posted by cubs on 19 Jun 2014 at 11:25AM
I reviewed "How Chess Games are Won" when it came out and it had a little problem. The same game was annotated twice. I don't think the project interested Mr. R. very much.
                         
Re: Carlsen's Missed Win
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 19 Jun 2014 at 4:14PM
with all the new players thanks to Fischer, demand for chess books skyrocketed in the early 70's. Renfield and Horowitz must have raked it in
                         
Re: Carlsen's Missed Win
Posted by Lion Rampant on 20 Jun 2014 at 12:24PM
Oops! Evidently Mr R couldn't afford a proofreader (!) Sad
                              
Re: Carlsen's Missed Win
Posted by -  on 20 Jun 2014 at 1:30PM
We might see from this position the difference between Kasparov and Carlsen. Carlsen plays the opening like Kasparov, overloading the kingside and fashioning an attacking position with his pieces optimally placed for tactical resolution. Yet at the moment of decision, when the precise move order is required, Carlsen does not find the move. Kasparov, more natural to this environment, would probably have smelled blood and found the shot.

In a different, more positional setup, Carlsen might have found the Karpov-like winning move while Kasparov struggled.
11 Year Female Chess Master
Posted by -  on 15 Jun 2014 at 7:18PM
Annie Wang of La Canada Elementary school has become the youngest female chess master at the age of 11.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-la-canada-elementary-schools-student-is-chess-master-20140615-story.html
     
Re: 11 Year Female Chess Master
Posted by APINK on 15 Jun 2014 at 9:12PM
wow girl power!
     
Re: 11 Year Female Chess Master
Posted by APINK on 15 Jun 2014 at 9:22PM
She has a rating of 400 but the players she beat were much higher than her. She is therefore declared to have the skills of a CHESSMASTER! I wonder who Annie Beat! Queen
          
Re: 11 Year Female Chess Master
Posted by FragileKitty  on 16 Jun 2014 at 7:09AM
She has a rating of 2205 (soon to be 2222), and has been over 2000 since early last year.

The quote about someone rated 400 from the article was made by another young girl who was present for the interview.
               
Re: 11 Year Female Chess Master
Posted by APINK on 16 Jun 2014 at 7:17AM
oh ok good for her.
               
Re: 11 Year Female Chess Master
Posted by Dionysos  on 16 Jun 2014 at 8:48AM
2250 is very good indeed - better by far for an 11 year old!

When I read it, even for an 11 year old, 400 is, I think, average to poor, 1000 is an average club standard for a girl that age, so I'm glad FragileKitty has sorted THAT out!
another member...TRIST
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 14 Jun 2014 at 2:36PM
My dear friend TRIST has just joined the Chess Dice Club...
                 awaiting to select her position...<><>    
Sailorgirl new Newshound/reporter
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 13 Jun 2014 at 2:17PM
Sailorgirl has joined the Original Dice Club.
  
she is good with people needs about club signups and information.
            She is our New NEWSHOUND and REPORTER>  
                she writes what you say for her own notes only.  
Welcome aboard Sailorgirl...
                               I had to walk the plank too...lol
..
Sergey Karjakin Wins Norway
Posted by -  on 13 Jun 2014 at 11:52AM


His last round win over Fabiano Caruana seals it.

Caruana (W) vs Karjakin (B)

1.Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nc7 7. a3 g6 8. h4 h6 9. d3 Bg7 10. O-O Bd7 11. Be3 Ne6 12. Rb1 Rc8 13. Ne4 b6 14. b4 cxb4 15. axb4 Ncd4 16. Bxd4 Nxd4 17. Nxd4 Bxd4 18. e3 Bg7 19. b5 O-O 20. d4 Rc7 21. f4 Qc8 22. Rb2 Rd8 23. Kh2 Be6 24. Rff2 Bf5 25. Rbc2 a5 26. Qc1 Rxc2 27. Rxc2 Qb8 28. Rc6 Bd7 29. Nc3 e6 30. Rc4 Bf8 31. Bc6 Qd6 32. Na4 Bxc6 33. Rxc6 Qb4 34. Nc3 a4 35. Qc2 a3 36. Rxb6 Rc8 37. Rc6 Rxc6 38. bxc6 Qc4 39. c7 Qxc7 40. Qb3 Qa5 41. Qc2 Qb4 42. Na4 Qe1 43. Nc5 Qxe3 44. Nd7 Qxd4 45. Qc8 Qb4 46. Nf6+ Kg7 47. Ne8+ Kh8 48. Qc7 Qe7 49. Qe5+ f6 50. Nxf6 Bg7 51. Qb8+ Qf8 0-1

Carlsen also won his last game:

[Event "Norway Chess Tournament"]
[Site "Stavanger NOR"]
[Date "2014.06.13"]
[EventDate "2014.06.03"]
[Round "9"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "M Carlsen"]
[Black "S Agdestein"]
[ECO "E15"]
[WhiteElo "2881"]
[BlackElo "2628"]
[PlyCount "108"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 d5 6. Bg2 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Bd6 8.
Nc3 O-O 9. O-O dxc4 10. Ne5 c6 11. bxc4 Qc7 12. Bf4 Bb7 13. Rc1 Nh5 14. Ne4
Nxf4 15. gxf4 c5 16. Qd3 Bxe5 17. Ng5 g6 18. Qh3 h5 19. dxe5 Nc6 20. Ne4
Nd4 21. Nf6+ Kg7 22. Rfe1 Nf5 23. Rc3 Rh8 24. Rd1 Rad8 25. Rcd3 Rd4 26. e3
Rxd3 27. Rxd3 Bxg2 28. Qxg2 Rd8 29. Kf1 Kf8 30. Rxd8+ Qxd8 31. Ke2 Qc8 32.
a3 Ke7 33. h3 Kd8 34. Qe4 Kc7 35. Nh7 Qe8 36. Ng5 b5 37. Qd3 a6 38. Kd2 Kb6
39. Kc3 Qe7 40. Ne4 Qc7 41. Kb3 Kc6 42. Nc3 bxc4+ 43. Qxc4 Qb6+ 44. Kc2 Qa5
45. Qe4+ Kc7 46. Qa8 c4 47. Qf8 Kd7 48. Ne4 Qa4+ 49. Kc1 Qc6 50. Qxf7+ Kc8
51. Nd6+ Kd8 52. Qf8+ Kc7 53. Qc8+ Kb6 54. Qb8+ 1-0
DICE CHESS CLUB UPDATE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 13 Jun 2014 at 12:08AM
I am now in 40 games of Dice chess...yes, "40"...<><>
now I am playing our President KINGSLAYER....  

and our VP robertst in in 13 games...

It is very addicting.

Tell your friends...knock on your neighbors door.
Take a trip to your favorite state and tell them....invite them....

Free cheeseburgers with every game...lol
  you knew I was kidding, didn't you.  

            there are positions waiting to be filled....

                      Dice Chess  
                       Dice Chess   
                        We are the Best...<><>             
Sochi,Russia will host........
Posted by unbeatable on 12 Jun 2014 at 3:12PM
the world title match in November
     
Re: Sochi,Russia will host........
Posted by Lion Rampant on 13 Jun 2014 at 12:20PM
Russia is not the best choice considering all the recent political
upheaval and the fact it has been expelled from the G-8 group because
of it.
          
Re: Sochi,Russia will host........
Posted by unbeatable on 13 Jun 2014 at 12:27PM
Perhaps they'll play in a bunker
The Original and Chess DICE Club has started
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 10 Jun 2014 at 10:40PM
I have started this NEW club.

anyone who played me and is interested, write me and you are in.
get positions as we start from the begining.

we will increase our ratings and get stronger!
we will discuss all the different ways to do this.

Everybody has a SAY!
In this club....EVERYBODY is IMPORTANT and will be listened too.

we will have an idea page.
a tactics page.
a chat page.
and more.

long range goals....
The Best of the Best players.
A very large and professinal (spelling) club, where people can voice their
ideas using common sense in their writings.    
our common GOAL is
To Raise to a higher Rank.
To enter and win Tournaments....and Individual matches...and to invite the people we play to join. We are the future in play...now in 2014.
AND to be the first Chess DICE Club on Gold Token.
which will make History.
both Men and Women are invited.
Rank is not important...and AGE is not Important...ALL are welcome to try us out.
Ratings and the club, will get stronger.
                     MUCH   STRONGER!    

We are for Fun and competition.
      After all,
                 To Compete...is to WIN!     
                            Looking forward to meeting you,
                                       Regards, 
Knight Jarlynn
just message me at my profile or just send a request to be added to the club...I play daily. You play when you want.
This time...the club will give the people what they want.
we pick the opponent to play/not the opposing yeam.
we will also have a team of people to set things up and any member has a say in this....
we are a team.....TEAM WORK...we back each other up...
            one club with teams...one mindset...."WIN"!
     
Re: The Original and Chess DICE Club has started
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 11 Jun 2014 at 8:15PM
We are signing up members...

KINGSLAYER is now President.

we want you.
 we do...lol
          
Re: The Original and Chess DICE Club has started
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 11 Jun 2014 at 8:30PM
  We are looking for people/rank not important/it will rise.
          
                   who  like to COMPETE...who like to win.
                         who are aggressive players, who have the mindset 
            who will not resign...do not quit.    

Instead...we turn the game around...It is not over until it is over. To compete IS TO WIN! only certain people have this mindset.
                           This is part of what makes you a strong player.   
                      
A long range goal is....to be in most/if not all of the top 25 players on the site over time...in "DICE CHESS" and it will also help make your chess game stronger because you are learning a new way to look at the chess board...new ways of thinking.
knight jarlynn...<><>
                                     
                       
               
Re: The Original and Chess DICE Club has started
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 11 Jun 2014 at 10:07PM
robertst has joined the club...he is the new Vice President...

tell us what you are good at and we will find the right position for you to be in.
    he will not quit or resign...a strong team has team "Spirit".

                                Knight Jarlynn...<><>
131 Moves and Mate...at move 140!
Posted by -  on 10 Jun 2014 at 2:22PM
A titanic battle today between GMs Kajarkin and Giri in Norway. After much maneuvering, and 7 checks, Giri blunders into a mating net.

Norway Tournament Standings After 6 Rounds
Posted by -  on 9 Jun 2014 at 11:00AM


Kramnik still leads because of win over Caruana.
     
Re: Norway Tournament Standings After 6 Rounds
Posted by unbeatable on 12 Jun 2014 at 12:14PM
Carlsen drew Svidler after being up 3.37 according to Houdini 3.
          
Re: Norway Tournament Standings After 6 Rounds
Posted by -  on 12 Jun 2014 at 1:05PM
Yes, shocking. I doubt Kasparov would have missed the win. This is Carlsen's one weakness, sharp tactical attacks. It may be what Anand will be aiming for.
GM Blunders?
Posted by -  on 9 Jun 2014 at 10:23AM
Take a look at the analysis by Houdini 3 in the red circled box below:



Notice how Topalov's 32 h3 throws away a great advantage. Kramnik makes the losing blunder with 31...Kh7?, and Houdini says Topalov now has a 5.54 pt advantage. But Topalov's move reduces the advantage to 1.74. Best, according to Houdini 3 was 32 Rb8. Then Kramnik makes another bad move with 32...Rd6.

A few more moves have been played and now Kramnik is about to resign. After taking the tournament lead yesterday with a win over Caruana, he will now lose to his bitter rival, Topalov.
Caruana Endgame Blunder Gives Kramnik Tournament Lead
Posted by -  on 8 Jun 2014 at 12:23PM
In a drawn position, an obviously worn down Caruano makes the wrong move 50...Ke8??, allowing the White king to get to g7. Correct was 50...Kf8.

     
Re: Caruana Endgame Blunder Gives Kramnik Tournament Lead
Posted by never be clever on 9 Jun 2014 at 3:19AM
in <URL snipped> gm daniel king, no 1349 of the world, gives an explanation of question marks behind 50...Ke8
btw: i would say that 999 out of 1000 would go in that endgame somewhere wrong. at least.

he also shows a nice small black winning trap in Grischuk - Agdestein which was missed by the players.
and he shows why aronian's position at move 32 was so good. carlsen admitted: 'i was thoroughly overplayed in the middle game". but aronian gave it away

on http://en.chessbase.com/post/norway-05-blunderful-round & http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews/events/2nd-norway-chess-2014/kramnik-leads-norway-masters-after-5-rounds-carlsen-beats-aronian-in-marathon also some attention for the win of giri over topalov, a very interesting and theoretical hot richter rauzer sicilian with 'changing changes'
          
Re: Caruana Endgame Blunder Gives Kramnik Tournament Lead
Posted by -  on 9 Jun 2014 at 9:07AM
I agree, Caruano was under pressure for a long time. On Quora a strong FM theorized that this generation of players (after Kramnik) are not as good at the endgame as older players because of computer assistance. Most of their skills now are in tactics, which they honed by studying with computers. The player went on to say that older generations tended to play for the tiny endgame advantage while today players look for the knockout earlier. Not sure that's true.
               
Re: Caruana Endgame Blunder Gives Kramnik Tournament Lead
Posted by -  on 9 Jun 2014 at 9:45AM
Btw, Carlsen beat Aronian yesterday from an inferior position. The Houdini 3 engine analyzing positions on the Norway website, suggested 32 Qa5 as best for Carlsen, but after a long think Carlsen chose 32 Ra5 and almost immediately Aronian chose the very bad 32...Qb3? instinctively stepping out of the pin---but losing his advantage to the point where he would have to play very accurately even to draw. Aronian then made a series a bad moves and lost what was a nearly winning position!

After Carlsen's 32 Ra5. (Houdini 3 32 Qa5 best). I wonder if Carlsen made the rook move rather than the queen move as more a psychological move. Pin with rook. In any case, it seems to have alarmed Aronian unnecessarily. Aronian did step out of the pin (when he should have played 32...h5) and drifted to a loss. After 33 Qa1 Aronian played 33...Qd1? and is in bad straights (in a matter of 2 moves!) Look at this position, is it really possible for Black to lose it??



After 65 65 Ng3 there is no way to stop the White kingside pawns and the game is effectively over.



[Event "Norway Chess Tournament"]
[Site "Stavanger NOR"]
[Date "2014.06.08"]
[EventDate "2014.06.02"]
[Round "5"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Magnus Carlsen"]
[Black "Levon Aronian"]
[ECO "D38"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "2"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 Nbd7 8.e3 g5 9.Bg3 Ne4 10.Nd2 Nxg3 11.fxg3 Nb6 12.Bd3 Qe7 13.Qf3 Be6 14.a3 Bxc3 15.bxc3 O-O-O 16.a4 Bd7 17.a5 Na4 18.a6 Rhe8 19.Kf2 Kb8 20.Rhe1 Nxc3 21.axb7 Qb4 22.Kg1 Qb2 23.Nf1 f5 24.Ra5 Ba4 25.Rc5 Rf8 26.h3 Rf6 27.Nh2 Rdf8 28.Qf1 Ne4 29.Re2 Qa3 30.Bxe4 fxe4 31.Qe1 c6 32.Ra5 Qb3 33.Qa1 Qd1+ 34.Qxd1 Bxd1 35.Re1 Bh5 36.g4 Be8 37.Rea1 Rf2 38.Rxa7 Rb2 39.Nf1 Kc7 40.Ra8 Kxb7 41.R1a7+ Kb6 42.Re7 Rbf2 43.Rb8+ Ka6 44.Ng3 Bg6 45.Rxf8 Rxf8 46.Re6 Be8 47.Rxh6 Kb5 48.Rh7 Kc4 49.Ra7 Bg6 50.Ra6 Rf6 51.Ra3 Kb4 52.Ra1 Kc3 53.Rf1 Re6 54.Rf8 Kd2 55.Nf1+ Kd3 56.Kf2 Re7 57.Rg8 Re6 58.Ke1 Rf6 59.Rg7 Re6 60.Ra7 Re8 61.Ra3+ Kc2 62.Ra6 Rc8 63.Ke2 Be8 64.Ra5 Kc3 65.Ng3 Rb8 66.Rc5+ Kb2 67.Nh5 Bxh5 68.gxh5 Rh8 69.g4 Rh6 70.Kf2 Re6 71.Kg3 Rf6 72.h4 Rf3+ 73.Kg2 gxh4 74.h6 Rxe3 75.h7 h3+ 76.Kh2 Re2+ 77.Kxh3 Re1 78.Kg2 Re2+ 79.Kg3 Re3+ 80.Kh4 Re1 81.Kg5 Rh1 82.Kg6 Rh4 83.Rxc6 e3 84.Re6 Rxg4+ 85.Kh5 Rg1 86.Rxe3 Rh1+ 87.Kg6 Rg1+ 88.Kf7 Rh1 89.Kg8 Rg1+ 90.Kh8 Rg4 91.Re5 Rxd4 92.Kg7 Rg4+ 93.Kh6 1-0
King has gone in Chess960
Posted by Garfunkel on 3 Jun 2014 at 9:29PM
I can't continue some games in Chess960 as my opponents' King has gone after castling - the rook seemingly swallowed them upSmiling My time is running, could there anything be done against?
     
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by MrWCF  on 3 Jun 2014 at 9:42PM
It looks like the Castling Mechanism needs some tweaking.
     
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by heyred72  on 4 Jun 2014 at 6:14AM
Garfunkel, if you post your game number(s) on the Bug Reports DB our programmer will take a look! Thumbs up And we can add some extra time, if necessary. Smiling
          
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by Garfunkel on 4 Jun 2014 at 7:34AM
I'd love to, but I can't find any game number, where is it?
     
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by Ray of Light  on 4 Jun 2014 at 7:59AM
I found a few of the games in your list of games.
The castling moves in question occurred many moves ago. Why the delay in reporting the bug? Smiling
          
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by Garfunkel on 4 Jun 2014 at 8:07AM
Because its the first time the diagram is shown without the Kings! I wouldf certainly have reported the bugs before, cause plaqying a chessgame without the Kings doesn't make sense, right? I can imagine wqhere the King should be, but will I be able to mate a vanished King?
               
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by Ray of Light  on 4 Jun 2014 at 8:27AM
Thanks for clarifying. I am investigating at this time. Thumbs up
                    
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by Garfunkel on 4 Jun 2014 at 9:21AM
In another game against the same opponent my Queen has gone too. The last two moves in the move list:
19...0b7
20. Qxc6 0xc6
I remember that my opponents King switched from c8 to d8 but he took my Queen on c6.
                         
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by Garfunkel on 4 Jun 2014 at 9:31AM
srry for bothering you, but in the fourth game against the same opponent my Queen vanished again. I played QxRc2 ant now she's gone. Take your time and restore the games after you found the bug. Its no drama, just the labor pains after implementing a new featureSmiling
                              
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by -  on 4 Jun 2014 at 9:34AM
King and Queen vanishing. I can think of only two reasons--marital problems or an unhappy nobility.
                                   
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by Garfunkel on 4 Jun 2014 at 9:41AM
my opponents King was hopping off - and so did my Queen. But where did they meet? I remained faithful to her
and now thatSad
                                        
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by heyred72  on 4 Jun 2014 at 1:40PM
To find the game number, open up a game and look in the "Help" box under the game board. You can link it by typing it like this (for example) { Game#147283 }. If Ray of Light  is already on it, you probably don't need to post it anywhere else! High five
                                             
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by Garfunkel on 6 Jun 2014 at 9:36PM
Dear Ray of Ligtht:In this Chess960 game #8992697 my King (after castling) switched from g1 to e1 and I was immediately mated. Read the move list and you will see the miraculous peregrination of my King. I couldn't tell before because I just realized. It's not dramatic but if this happens to me it might happen to others too.
                                                  
Re: King has gone in Chess960
Posted by Man of Steel  on 6 Jun 2014 at 10:19PM
By its very nature castling is impossible in this game. I've looked over the moves and nothing seems to have gone wrong (except maybe the result!)
Norway Chess Tournament....
Posted by unbeatable on 3 Jun 2014 at 5:23AM
featuring Carlsen and 9 others starts quite soon.
     
Re: Norway Chess Tournament....
Posted by Lion Rampant on 3 Jun 2014 at 11:00PM
The winner is already decided. Carlsen has to be the odds on favourite.
          
Re: Norway Chess Tournament....
Posted by -  on 4 Jun 2014 at 12:31PM
Caruana's win in a Benoni vs a Catalan setup was courageous. He grabbed the initiative and held on to it tenaciously. That he even chose that defense is a testament to his fighting spirit. He could have played a KID or Grunfeld, the latter much safer. I think White's slight inacuracy on move 9 with a4 allowed Caruana immediate counterplay. a4 vs a Benoni is usually played in response to a6 (with the intention of expanding with b5), but a6 had not been played. Bf4, targeting d6 seemed better.

Grischuck-Caruana
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 c5 5. d5 O-O 6. Nc3 e6 7. Nf3 ed5 8. cd5 d6 9. O-O Re8 10. a4 Ne4 11. Ne4 Re4 12. Nd2 Rb4 13. Ra2 a5

After 13 ...a5


White has the tempos but his pieces are defensive. Still Black's kingside looks a bit bare. Smiling

14. b3 b5 15. ab5 Nd7 16. Ne4 Qe7 17. Qc2 Rb5 18. Bg5 Nf6 19. Qd3 Rb7 20. Qe3 h6 21. Bf6 Bf6 22. Qf4 Be5 23. Qh6 Rb3 24. Nc5 Rb5 25. Nd3 Bg7 26. Qd2 a4 27. Qc2 a3 28. Ra3 Ra3 29. Qc8 Kh7 30. Bf3 Rc3 31. Qg4 Rbb3 32. h4 f5 33. Qa4 Ra3 34. Qd1 Bh6 35. Kg2 Qf6 36. Rh1 Qd4 37. Qb1 Rab3 38. Qa2

The position before Black delivers the blow with 38.... Rd3!



Stunned, White mechanically responds with 39. ed3 and after ...Rb2, resigns.
               
Re: Norway Chess Tournament....
Posted by never be clever on 4 Jun 2014 at 5:13PM
Round 01 – June 03 2014, 15:30h
Levon Aronian 2815 ½-½ Simen Agdestein 2628
Sergey Karjakin 2771 ½-½ Veselin Topalov 2772
Alexander Grischuk 2792 0-1 Fabiano Caruana 2791
Peter Svidler 2753 ½-½ Vladimir Kramnik 2783
Magnus Carlsen 2881 ½-½ Anish Giri 2752

Round 02 – June 04 2014, 15:30h
Simen Agdestein 2628 ½-½ Anish Giri 2752
Vladimir Kramnik 2783 ½-½ Magnus Carlsen 2881
Fabiano Caruana 2791 1-0 Peter Svidler 2753
Veselin Topalov 2772 0-1 Alexander Grischuk 2792
Levon Aronian 2815 1-0 Sergey Karjakin 2771

Round 03 – June 05 2014, 15:30h
Sergey Karjakin 2771 Simen Agdestein 2628
Alexander Grischuk 2792 Levon Aronian 2815
Peter Svidler 2753 Veselin Topalov 2772
Magnus Carlsen 2881 Fabiano Caruana 2791
Anish Giri 2752 Vladimir Kramnik 2783
                    
Re: Norway Chess Tournament....
Posted by -  on 4 Jun 2014 at 7:43PM
Carlsen vs Caruana
                         
Re: Norway Chess Tournament....
Posted by never be clever on 5 Jun 2014 at 2:55AM
sorry for the bad layout. i guess i cannot use tabs or make tables

btw
according to 365chess carlsen did win this year two times against caruana but lost three times!!! no draws!

the statistics for carlsen - caruana with carlsen white: 7x 1-0, 2x 0-1 & 3 draws
and over all games 10 wins for carlsen, 5 wins for caruana and 5 draws

and what opening will come?
well, we had:
1x Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense (C65) (with 4.d3)
1x Ruy Lopez (C77) (with 5.d3)
1x Scotch Game (C45) (with 4...Bc5)
1x Sicilian, Kan (B42)
2x Sicilian (B40) 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 and now not 3. d4 (one time a queen side fianchetto and one time a king side)
1x French Defense (C00) 1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Ngf3 Nc6 5. c3
1x King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4 (A49)
1x English (A10) (King's Indian Fianchetto against King's Indian Fianchetto)
1x King's Indian Attack (A07)
1x Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch (D18)
1x Grunfeld (D85)

Conclussion (as far as i can understand the chess of a player with a rating of 2880, some 1100 points more i have): Carlsen thinks he is the better chess player and 'dares' to play everything but avoids hot main lines. You might also say: Carlsen thinks he cannot beat Caruana with opening preparation and thinks he will find the better moves in rather quiet positions where common sense and normal chess abd positional thinking rules the (long) game
                              
Re: Norway Chess Tournament....
Posted by never be clever on 5 Jun 2014 at 6:51AM
It is a D70 Goglidze Attack in Carlsen - Caruana. I never have heard of that but it is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3. That is rather ugly and harmless At least that was what they told me 40 yrs ago. But on http://live.norwaychess.com/ Nigel Shorts says that Caruana lost with this line last year against Nakamura as he lost queen on 16th move. See http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1732926
                                   
Re: Norway Chess Tournament....
Posted by never be clever on 5 Jun 2014 at 2:49PM
carlsen had a good position but went wrong and should be happy caruana did not find a win
giri defended 40 moves very well against kramnik but gave it away on move 41 and 43
aronian lost his queen on move 16 against grischuk
karjakin - adgestein was a nice mess ending in a draw

http://live.norwaychess.com/
http://www.theweekinchess.com/chessnews/events/2nd-norway-chess-2014/caruana-leads-and-has-carlsen-scrambling-for-a-draw-in-norway-chess-round-3
http://en.chessbase.com/post/norway-03-fantastic-round

saterday is the next round with caruana (2.5) - giri (1), topalov (1) - carlsen (1.5), aronian (1.5) - svidler (1), karjakin (1)- grischuk (2) and adgestein (1.5)- kramnik (2)
isn't saterday a perfect day for not playing a draw?
                                        
Re: Norway Chess Tournament....
Posted by -  on 5 Jun 2014 at 3:16PM
Interesting choice by Carlsen vs the Grunfeld. Anand played a similar Saemisch setup against Gelfand in a WC match and won. It's a dangerous setup for both as Black can get overrun by kingside pawns and must struggle for counterplay and White can get overextended. Gelfand opted for a KIA setup with c5 and lost quickly

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 c5 4.d5 d6 5.e4 Bg7 6.Ne2 0-0 7.Nec3 Nh5 8.Bg5 Bf6 9.Bxf6 exf6 10.Qd2 f5 11.exf5 Bxf5 12.g4 Re8+ 13.Kd1 Bxb1 14.Rxb1 Qf6 15.gxh5 Qxf3+ 16.Kc2 Qxh1 17.Qf2! 1–0
Black resigns.

Caruanu played a Grunfeld and went for piece play and didn't go for a pawn break till the 16th move with e6.

Yelena Dembo suggests an interesting alternative that I've tried only once: 1. d4 Nf6 2 c4 3 f3 e5!?, the idea being to break up the center immediately and exploit the dark squares weakened by White playing f3.

I thought that Caruana had the advantage and Carlsen's was struggling to hold.
                                        
Re: Norway Chess Tournament....
Posted by unbeatable on 5 Jun 2014 at 4:22PM
I hope Agdestein can keep the L's to a minimum. I don't see Aronian getting near the world title any time soon.
                                             
Re: Norway Chess Tournament....
Posted by never be clever on 5 Jun 2014 at 6:27PM
aronian and carlsen both have 1,5 points. aronian does not play as safe as carlsen, so he looses sometimes. but his rating of 2815 tells me he all right
                                        
Re: Norway Chess Tournament....
Posted by never be clever on 8 Jun 2014 at 3:54AM
lol 4
draws. only karjakin beat grischuk
http://www.theweekinchess.com/chessnews/events/2nd-norway-chess-2014/caruana-retains-norway-chess-lead-after-four-rounds

Alexander Grischuk (tournament: 7th, 2 points; world 3rd; born 1983) – Simen Agdestein (4, 2; 159; 1967),
Peter Svidler (9, 1½; 13; 1976) – Sergey Karjakin (6, 2; 9; 1990) ,
Magnus Carlsen (3, 2; 1; 1990) – Levon Aronian (5, 2; 2; 1982),
Anish Giri (8, 1½; 14; 1994) – Veselin Topalov (10, 1½; 8, 1975),
Vladimir Kramnik (2, 2½; 6; 1975) – Fabiano Caruana (1, 3; 4; 1992)

http://live.norwaychess.com/
http://www.chessdom.com/norway-chess-2014-live/
to Fragil Kitty
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 31 May 2014 at 9:37AM
     
Re: to Fragil Kitty
Posted by FragileKitty  on 31 May 2014 at 5:52PM
Holds up a pawn and smiles.
          
Re: to Fragil Kitty
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 31 May 2014 at 7:17PM
Knight Jarlynn holds up a pawn and smiles too.
head to head matches
Posted by Sir Reaper of the GoldTable  on 29 May 2014 at 5:17PM
Is there any players that like to play head to head matches?
     
Re: head to head matches
Posted by M3  on 29 May 2014 at 7:38PM
I might be willing to try one tonight. I have not played HTH much at all and am unsure how well-matched in skill we are.
     
Re: head to head matches
Posted by Sir Gilmour of the GoldTable on 29 May 2014 at 11:43PM
I'd play ... what is your time zone?
Sacrifice!
Posted by -  on 24 May 2014 at 10:52AM
[Event "Fics unrated blitz 3 0"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "GuestGYZS"]
[Black "GuestBGDG"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3 dxc3 5.Bc4 cxb2 6.Bxb2 Nf6 7.O-O Be7 8.e5



Ng4 9.h3 Nh6 10.Nc3 O-O 11.Nd5 d6 12.Qb3 Na5 13.exd6! Sac the Queen!

     
Re: Sacrifice!
Posted by -  on 24 May 2014 at 10:55AM
Nxb3 14.dxe7 Qe8 15. axb3 Black is lost



The rest is a matter of technique. Grinning

Qc6 16.exf8=Q+ Kxf8 17.Ba3+ Ke8 18.Ne5 Qxd5 19.Bxd5 c6 20.Nxc6 1-0
          
Re: Sacrifice!
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 May 2014 at 5:47AM
The late great Mikhail Tal used to say
"There are two types of sacrifice,correct ones...and mine!" Smiling
Blitz
Posted by -  on 21 May 2014 at 10:22AM
Blitz is very different from longer time controls. You can try all kinds of things that players not versed in certain lines can fall prey to. It's certainly not like here or other turn-based sites where traps usually don't work. My motto is "never let them play their pet lines."

If I'm White and...

They want to play a Sicilian, play 4. c3.

They want to play a French, play the French Wing Gambit

They want to play a Scandinavian with Qxd4 play Nf3/Be2/0-0 and let them develop incorrectly.

They want to play a Caro-Kann play the Two-Knights Variation.

They want to play an Alekhine/Exchange Variation with cxd6 play the Veronezh Variation, otherwise solid development.

They want to play a Double King Pawn defense, sac with Scotch Gambit or Danish Gambit.

They want to play a KID, play a Catalan.

They want to play a Grunfeld, play either the Rb1 or Nc3 delayed variations.

They want to play a Dutch, sac the e pawn a la Staunton. For example: 1 Nf3 f5 2 e4 fxe4 3 Ng5 Nf6 d3.

They want to play a Petrov play Nc3 and go into a Belgrade Gambit.

They want to play a Philidor Hanham pressure down the d-file and control f5.

The want to play a Slav let them run out of moves, most players don't know how to break up White.

The want to play a Nimzo-Indian, let them double the pawns and then control the dark squares.

Avoid the regular Queen's Gambit w/...c5. Too drawish.


Fun, fun, fun. Smiling
     
Re: Blitz
Posted by Sir Gilmour of the GoldTable on 22 May 2014 at 12:06AM
I love playing blitz, but I find there is a lot of cheating. I gave up a few years ago after losing 1-minute and 2-minute games to opponents who were repeatedly using about 15 seconds while we each got about 20 moves in. I mixed it up, throwing in odd moves, but it didn't seem to matter. A lot of opponents used computer aids.

IS there a credible place to play online?
          
Re: Blitz
Posted by cubs on 22 May 2014 at 1:10AM
The puters are all over, even, from time to time, here.
It seems to me there is nothing to do about them; the sites with worthwhile rewards for cheating have their ways, but when you play for nothing, nothing happens.
I enjoy playing so I decided if I get jobbed from time to time by a puter, oh, well. I never play for any prize so my exposure is low.
               
Re: Blitz
Posted by -  on 22 May 2014 at 9:45AM
There will always be engines, no matter where you go. But I think the percentage is very low. I've played against some in blitz. What happens is either they move at the same interval (3-5 seconds) or when time is getting short they start making very fast moves (a second or less) that no human could make. It doesn't bother me. If I lose to an engine, so what? A person didn't beat me, an engine did. I simply censor the player and then won't play him again in that session. As for turn-based sites, I can recall only one person who has used and probably still uses an engine. I simply won't play them.

Btw, engines aren't invincible. They can be beaten. You have to play them the way a GM plays a game (or used to). Since you cannot outcalculate them in a tactical fight you must try to direct the game into what is technically a winning endgame--or at least a positionally superior game. At least that is what I try to do.

But as I say, there are very few people using engines online.
                    
Re: Blitz
Posted by cubs on 22 May 2014 at 5:40PM
I think there are rather more than you think!
                         
Re: Blitz
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 May 2014 at 7:22PM
in my opinion CUBS is correct Robin....
in my opinion there are LOTS more.
I reported 4 times...4 times...nothing.
in my opinion a number of people have said there is and therefore it is allowed.
in my opinion..."Tights" and I hope TRIST is not here...lol
we are friends/speak on the phone.

it is interesting tha chess. com picked Rybka deep 4.
if you read about you will know why.
now Robin you are more skilled then I am...does not bother me at all...good for you.
same with CUBS and GRIM...you have strong talant in chess.
In my opinion what does concern me. is someone trying to use a machine on me...this is to lose honor.
this my opinion only.
I used to play/ loose to machines and say well, they didn't win. the software won.
the score sheet only shows winner/loser.
in my opinion, this is internet chess and not live, over the board chess.
it is about machines......ect.
why did chess.com pick Rybka deep 4.
when you read about, the answer will be obvious.
again CUBS is very correct, "in my opinion only".
I am for Gold Token.
I am for Mary aka Badger 100 percent and made a vow to her.
since I cannot use names/I follow the rules, and say when talking with a chess master here years ago, I was told, we are here to to try new theory and ideas and we too, are human...we also make blunders.
in my opinion, software does not make blunders, and depending who is using it.
I sent an invite for white...it was canceled and resent back as me being white...Excellent...just like martial arts, never do what your opponent wants you to do.
never play the role of the victim.
it is your clock, and in my opinion, when you move and the person moves back in seconds...you do not have to move...you have a clock time. you control the board, not your opponent.
I put white Rabbit...on my profile...as one of my favorite songs.
out of contex...

when the men on the Chessboard, keep telling you what to do.
And the White Knight is talking backwards.
And the Red Queens off with her head.
Remember, what the door mouse said.
so in my opinion I agree with CUBS completely.
this is only my opinion.

have fun,
Knight Jarlynn
          
Re: Blitz
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 30 May 2014 at 4:04PM
Yes SirG there is a credible online site to play on and it's PlayChess.com (AKA Fritz) This is predominately a German-Russian covered site and they play for BLOOD !!!! Be ready to have your sanity tested to the hilt!!! Nigel short is on there every day and Yasser is also there. AS for Cheaters? At the 2007 U.S. open in Chicago I met two very polite Germans who told me how they nail the cheats. If one is caught cheating their name is put up on the Main Hall Board (in RED) for all 4000+ players to see!! Their rating is completely deleted and they are given close scrutiny and a second offense??? It's bye bye!! Ten years ago they wanted a $500 fine but found that it was blocked due to international sanctions. And one more thing! Fritz also offers a computer room for all!! Just identify yourself and your computer and what computer you would like to play against!! Good Luck.
          
Re: Blitz
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 30 May 2014 at 4:39PM
FICS free internet chess server
               
Re: Blitz
Posted by cubs on 30 May 2014 at 8:30PM
FICS is run by volunteers and is absolutely free; always a game there for you.
                    
Re: Blitz
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 30 May 2014 at 9:22PM
a little bit of chess heaven on the internet
               
Re: Blitz
Posted by Lion Rampant on 30 May 2014 at 11:06PM
http:/delorie.com is a very challenging chess engine,
never beaten it so far
Smiling
Posted by -  on 20 May 2014 at 1:52PM
[Event "Fics unrated blitz 3 0"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "GuestRMYS"]
[Black "GuestHRWZ"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.dxc5 Nc6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 Bxc5 6.Ne4 Nxe4 7.Bxd8 Bxf2#
0-1
     
Re: Smiling
Posted by M3  on 20 May 2014 at 7:50PM
This puzzles me. I did not use a board to follow it, but I think Black had nothing else attacking f2 to back up his KB; so, why was it checkmate?
          
Re: Smiling
Posted by -  on 20 May 2014 at 7:56PM
The knight on d4 protects the checking bishop and attacks the escape square on d2.
               
Re: Smiling
Posted by -  on 20 May 2014 at 7:57PM
The knight on e4, not d4.
                    
Re: Smiling
Posted by -  on 20 May 2014 at 8:00PM
Queen sac for mate.

                         
Re: Smiling
Posted by M3  on 20 May 2014 at 8:05PM
Thank you again. How did you post that board diagram?
                              
Re: Smiling
Posted by -  on 20 May 2014 at 10:15PM
Use a program like Winboard to play out the game, then Windows Snipping Tool to create a .jpg. Then upload to tinypic to create a link for here.
                                   
Re: Smiling
Posted by M3  on 21 May 2014 at 7:19AM
Thank you for telling me how to post such a board diagram, but the last part of your directions seems not to apply because I see no hyperlink posted in this thread. Am I misunderstanding you?
                                        
Re: Smiling
Posted by -  on 21 May 2014 at 9:57AM
The link is for the picture. { Image: hyperlink without the http:// }
                         
Re: Smiling
Posted by Dionysos  on 21 May 2014 at 6:19AM
Robyn, the white king is already mated!!!
                    
Re: Smiling
Posted by M3  on 20 May 2014 at 8:03PM
Got it. Thank you My visualization might not be as good as others'
                         
Re: Smiling
Posted by -  on 20 May 2014 at 8:04PM
Happens sometimes to Black in the QG.
                              
Re: Smiling
Posted by Lion Rampant on 21 May 2014 at 3:52AM
The player of White in that game must have been a greenhorn or a real palooka
It's well known that,before castling, the squares f2 and f7 are sore points and players should
be alert in the opening stages for possible raids on these squares. Chess history is awash with examples.
                                   
Re: Smiling
Posted by -  on 21 May 2014 at 9:56AM
3 minute blitz
          
Re: Smiling
Posted by FragileKitty  on 20 May 2014 at 8:01PM
Black's knight is on e4.
A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Ray of Light  on 19 May 2014 at 8:52AM
Congratulations to our very own Seppe-Sai for becoming the New Mexico Class B chess champion. Thumbs up
     
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Rogue Trooper on 19 May 2014 at 9:07AM
Wow, congratulations!
          
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by -  on 19 May 2014 at 9:59AM
Congratulations. OTB play is the only true test of skill.
               
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by FragileKitty  on 19 May 2014 at 10:28AM
Congrats!!!
                    
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 19 May 2014 at 11:39AM
congrads!
               
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Lion Rampant on 20 May 2014 at 3:21AM
Very True. But virtual chess also has its uses... Smiling
     
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Violet  on 19 May 2014 at 10:22AM
Congratulations! Smiling
          
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Seppe-Sai on 19 May 2014 at 4:39PM
Awwwwwwww shucks Smiling Smiling
Thank you all Smiling Smiling
               
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by unbeatable on 20 May 2014 at 7:12AM
Kudos Smiling
               
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by M3  on 20 May 2014 at 9:18AM
Congratulations! How many tournaments have you played?
                    
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Seppe-Sai on 20 May 2014 at 9:27AM
Thank you Smiling
I've played quite a few. Dozens over the past 14 years. I've placed second a few times but I have never won a tournament. What a great feeling Smiling
                         
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by -  on 20 May 2014 at 10:56AM
Hopefully you avoided the sandbaggers.
                              
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Seppe-Sai on 20 May 2014 at 11:02AM
As best as they can be ;) ;)
I don't mind playing stronger players Smiling in fact I love it! Smiling I like to play up, whether or not they have that high rating or drop down to win weaker sections Smiling
                                   
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by heyred72  on 20 May 2014 at 11:08AM
Congrats on your accomplishment! Way to go!!
                                   
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by FragileKitty  on 20 May 2014 at 12:05PM
Sandbaggers (and many players > 200 rating points above you) usually expect easy wins, and when that isn't happening, they frequently self-destruct trying to force the win. Smiling

I was once paired w/ an FM on round 1, board 1 in a tournament, and he told me after our game he was getting nervous that I had made it to move 25 in a dead even position (he picked a line I knew the theory on). He eventually won, but I made him sweat!

And when I was in the B class I once beat two experts who clearly self-destructed when I wasn't easy pickings. That was the key difference compared to the FM. The FM didn't panic and played solid chess, patiently waiting until I made an error.

You'll reach the A class soon I'm sure.
                                        
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Seppe-Sai on 20 May 2014 at 1:40PM
Great stories! Smiling that's why I love OTB chess Smiling Smiling
Every tournament leaves me with so many wonderful and strange memories Smiling
I think everyone who plays chess should experience it at least once. Only 8 more rating points and I will officially be A class but I don't feel I play at that class as of yet. I watch their games frequently and see how far I need to go. Is anyone here an OTB Master?? Smiling
                                             
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 20 May 2014 at 10:40PM
I am a master
                                        
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by M3  on 20 May 2014 at 7:51PM
FM = Full Master ?
                                             
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Lion Rampant on 21 May 2014 at 4:06AM
No FIDE Master A title introduced in 1957 by FIDE the governing body of
the game of chess. It ranks between an International Master and a Candidate
Master. The title is awarded to players with an ELO grading of 2300+ and also
to composers and solvers of chess problems. As at November 2010 there were 5731
players who were holders of the title.
                                                  
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by M3  on 21 May 2014 at 7:24AM
So in ascending order
  1. Candidate Master
  2. FIDE Master
  3. International Master ?
I recall letters being used. Ascending again.
  1. Class C
  2. Class B
  3. Class A
  4. Expert .
Did they do away with that?
                                                       
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Seppe-Sai on 21 May 2014 at 7:49AM
Nope. They still do that Smiling
Although...wouldn't a Candidate Master be an Expert?
                                                            
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by FragileKitty  on 21 May 2014 at 8:19AM
Yes, USCF Candidate Master is Expert.

USCF (based on USCF ratings):
Classes A - JA is 1800-1999, J is 100-199
Expert / Candidate Master2000-2199
National Master2200-2399
Senior Master2400+

FIDE (based on FIDE ratings):
Candidate Master2200+
FIDE Master (FM)2300+
International Master (IM)2400+ and 3 norms
Grandmaster (GM)2500+ and 3 norms

Note: The FM, IM, and GM titles may be awarded for composers and solvers of chess problems.
Note: The IM title may be awarded for specific performances.
                                                                 
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Seppe-Sai on 21 May 2014 at 8:41AM
I know the FIDE titles are for life, but are the USCF one's also?
                                                                      
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by FragileKitty  on 21 May 2014 at 8:59AM
I believe master and above are for life in the USCF. But Expert / Candidate Master are not.
                                                                           
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by Seppe-Sai on 21 May 2014 at 9:22AM
Thanks for the info Smiling
                                                                                
Re: A champ amongst our midst
Posted by FragileKitty  on 21 May 2014 at 9:42AM
You're very welcome Smiling

Another interesting thing about the USCF is rating floors. Round down your highest ever rating so it's evenly divided by 100, subtract 200, and that's your rating floor. You can never go below that rating. For example, someone who's highest ever rating is 1796 has a rating floor of 1500:

- round 1796 down to 1700
- 1700 - 200 = 1500

The highest rating floor you can achieve is 2100.

A rating floor can also be assigned if you win $2000+ in a tournament as a class prize. Then your floor is set so you can't compete in the same section you won the money in. So if you win $2000+ in the B section, your rating floor becomes 1800.

You can petition the USCF to lower your rating floor, providing evidence that it's too high. An extreme example for this is someone who suffered a stroke and their playing ability was permanently weakened. We used to have a wonderful elderly gentleman who had been Class A or Expert in his prime, but after a stroke struggled to stay in the E class. And yet he still showed up for tournaments because of his love for the game.
Chess Olympiad 2014...
Posted by unbeatable on 16 May 2014 at 6:57AM
is currently short about 2.5M USD Crying
     
Re: Chess Olympiad 2014...
Posted by M3  on 16 May 2014 at 7:26AM
Hexagonal Chess Variants
Posted by M3  on 8 May 2014 at 9:08AM
Today is the anniversary of my most recent edit of [ Down With Regular Chess: NEW VARIANTS WORKSHOP ]; so, I am posting that wiki's contents here. Would any care to comment?
Thank you in advance for any helpful comments.
M3

HEXAGONAL CHESS VARIANTS
I did some checking online and found out these things:
  • Glinski's Hexagonal Chess http://www.chessvariants.org/hexagonal.dir/hexagonal.html
    1. was "Recognized Variant of the Month for January 2002" at Chess Variants;
    2. "was invented in 1936 by Wladyslaw Glinksi of Poland";
    3. is said to be played by over half a million people, mostly in Eastern Europe, according to David Pritchard;
    4. has or at least had a federation — the International Hexagonal Chess Federation; and
    5. has 91 hexagons with 3 colors and with 3 Bishops and 9 Pawns.
Thumbs up Each man — including the Knight — has enough room on the board to use its movement power fully. I like that.
Thumbs up It has many players and maybe a federation. http://www.chessvariants.org/hexagonal.dir/glinski/ihcf.html


"Two advantages of Glinski's and my setup over other variations are (1) side-to-side symmetry, and (2) all pawns are the same distance from promotion. In my setup, the pawns are all seven hexes from promotion, just like in real chess."
Thumbs upThumbs up

Apparently both of the above can be played online using a download (which might be risky). Both use the same board, have three colors, and have three Bishops.

  • Hexes Chess http://www.hexesgames.com/
    1. dates back merely to 2000 or 2003 and might not be available to use here without our asking very nicely;
    2. its inventor found that "using rotational rather than mirror symmetry in the game-board allowed a streamlined 54-hexagon design requiring only six pawns per player"; (This smaller board keeps the Knight from fully using its power even in the middle of the board which I dislike thinking that to be like Chess a variant should give a Knight in the center its full mobility rather than cramp it.)
French Wing Gambit
Posted by -  on 7 May 2014 at 3:21PM
A blitz game I played online where Black plays correctly till making the fatal decision to 0-0-0. His fate awaits him.

[Event "Fics unrated blitz 3 0"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "GuestQQLH"]
[Black "GuestYCKS"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.b4 cxb4 5.a3 Nc6 6.axb4 Bxb4 7.c3 Be7 8.d4 f6
9.Bd3 fxe5 10.dxe5 Qc7 11.Qe2 Bd7 12.O-O a6 13.Re1 O-O-O 14.Ba3 Bxa3 15.
Nxa3 Nge7 16.Reb1 Rdf8 17.Bxa6 bxa6 18.Qxa6+ Kd8 19.Nb5 Qc8 20.Qb6+ Ke8
21.Nd6# 1-0
     
Re: French Wing Gambit
Posted by cubs on 7 May 2014 at 7:45PM
I like Black's defensive idea of castling where the files are open so that onrushing pawns can't embarrass him.
A Deeply Disturbing Absence of Friendly Game Invitations
Posted by joe black on 7 May 2014 at 10:54AM
I note that very few invites for friendly games are available. Are such contests no longer fashionable?
     
Re: A Deeply Disturbing Absence of Friendly Game Invitations
Posted by APINK on 7 May 2014 at 10:58AM
Everybody is interested in T's now. I still like Friendly games.
The Beta Site Has Fischer Random Chess
Posted by M3  on 6 May 2014 at 10:09AM
I now have two games of it going on at the beta site, http://beta.goldtoken.com/games/play?g=8591 & http://beta.goldtoken.com/games/play?g=8593, my first two games of this variant.
As the difference between this and Chess is only in the Starting Position ought one to expect that the relative strengths of players in it will be the same as in Chess, for example, that Grimsweeper  would be the best player on this website?

(One of my opponents was writing the code for this site to have Fischer Random Chess while he was playing me at something else. Did I have an unfair advantage, odds of coding, in that game?)
     
Re: The Beta Site Has Fischer Random Chess
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 10:26AM
just so you know, the new software is well versed in 960 chess and giveaway chess.
           It is a different worlds out there. 
              
                so that would be a different advantage.
                         <><>...
          
Re: The Beta Site Has Fischer Random Chess
Posted by M3  on 9 May 2014 at 8:58AM
Thank you, but I do not own or know how to use such software.
CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 5 May 2014 at 6:51PM
question is....
IN A CHESS TOURNAMEBT I WIN THE GAME>>>I GET 2 POINTS...the other person GETS 9 POINTS.

THIS IS NOT A FRIENDLY GAME...this is stated in the rules in a F game based on the sites computer and the 400 point difference...ok...makes sense for FRIENDLY GAMES.

NOW...THIS IS A TOURNAMENT GAME.
I DID NOT INVITE THE PERSON.
I AM NOT PICKING ON THE PERSON.
I AM NOT BULLYING THE PERSON.
THE COMPUTER MATCHED US UP IN A CHESS TOURNAMENT GAME.
I GET 2 POINTS and HE GETS (9 POINTS FOR LOSING.
 
THE BOTTOM LINE IS.
IS THIS CORRECT FOR PLAYING IN A CHESS TOURNAMENT OR IS IT INCORRECT BECAUSE IT IS NOT A FRIENDLY GAME.
IF IT IS CORRECT, THEN WHAT IS THE POINT OF PLAYING THE CHESS TOURNAMENT.

I AM SURE EVERYBODY HERE, IN THE TOURNMENTS FOR CHESS, WOULD BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING THE CORRECT ANSWER.

I THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY INFORMATATION YOU MAY HAVE KNOWLEGE OF.
Knight Jarlynn
     
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 5 May 2014 at 7:26PM
your opponent must have had a provisional rating
          
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 5 May 2014 at 7:45PM
so then in a Tournament game, there is no difference to a Friendly game...

then why on other chess sites is the winner rewarded for winning...
I time out on 4 games...I was 2100 something...that means I would win and ose points.
now I see why people are losing games on purpose before entering the T just like years ago.
why is the winner punished here.
then there is no difference between a F game or T gage as far as the site computer is concerned...
what does tis have to do with chess if we play here by fide rules....winners don't lose points.

                 thanks for answering GRIM...<><>
               
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 5 May 2014 at 7:53PM
it also means that the:RANDOM" selection can be made to get a person by putting them with very low or very high scores...

sort of like the Black Pieces...<><

this is not right winners don't lose...winners all over the world are rewarded...not punished for winning.>

especially in Karate and boxing and martial arts and sports.
               
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 5 May 2014 at 7:55PM
according to your first post you didn't lose points you gained points.
you have an established tournament rating and your gain of rating points uses the standard formula
provisional ratings us a different formula until they complete 20 games then they become established ratings
the provisional formula is designed to establish where to start a new player
if his rating increased 6 points after your game it would suggest opponents prior to you were much weaker players

It is not something you should be up in arms over.
you advance in tournaments by winning not by rating points.
                    
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 5 May 2014 at 8:10PM
that's right 2 points but had I were 2100 or higher I would have lost points...it has happened many times...the reason I stop F invites.
the top 25 is based on rating points...isn't it.
I timed out 4 games...I would have won and lost points/so you are saying that playing T;s is the same as playing ladders...just get to the top...then why is there a top 25 list based on rating levels if ratings don't mean anything...
and the question was/ why do we lose points here but not on other chess sites...why here...<><>
example...chess.com.
I know someone /high rated/beat a 900 player and got a point for each game...here the person would lose a lot of points for winning the game...2*2 does not equal 4.
how can you play other ratings...any rating and win but loose points...why would I want to do that to myself...
I played over 25 ears that way...win or lose...now I play for points...even didi would not play Tournament games if you remember...<><>
                         
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by FragileKitty  on 5 May 2014 at 8:53PM
If you have an established rating for a particular rating group (e.g., friendly, tournament, etc.), you cannot lose rating points for winning a game in that rating group.

If you have a provisional rating for a particular rating group (e.g., friendly, tournament, etc.), your rating change in that rating group is based on: your performance as a provisional player and the average rating of all your opponents in that rating group. That's why someone's provisional rating may go up when they lose and down when they win: it's not based on the most recent game; it's based on all provisional games so far. The provisional rating system is simply a way to establish a starting rating for a player new to a rating group. It only remains provisional for a relatively small number of games.
                         
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 5 May 2014 at 8:57PM
but, you didn't lose points KJ

the ratings list is not a chess ladder, we have a chess ladder and the only way to advance on the ladder is to win.

friendly ratings are separate from tournament ratings there is a complete explanation of the rating system if you click on the red Ratings at the bottom of the top 25 list.

not sure we had tournaments when didi was active.
                              
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by -  on 6 May 2014 at 11:23AM
The ratings are strange. I beat Grimsweeper five straight times with the French Wing Gambit and never gained a point.
                                   
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 11:47AM
lol...and I can now fly too.
ok...this will be fun
can you explain this gambit...will the Halloween gambit help against it.
                                        
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 6 May 2014 at 11:59AM
that wasn't me it was my doppelgänger Grimsleeper!
                                             
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 12:04PM
I see...<><>
what bird do you eat with every meal....




answer...
        "A SWALLOW"....rol    

I once played an opening 1.h6 back in a game with tottled in 1867...want to bet on it...lol
                                        
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by -  on 6 May 2014 at 12:25PM
French Wing Gambit:

1 e4 e6 2 Nf3 (Black can now play 2...c5 and opt for a Sicilian after 3 d4, but as a dedicated French aficionado plays...) d5 4 b4!? (As John Watson observes in Play the French on page 260, "...trying to win the centre by diverting Black's c-pawn".)

Black usually play 4...cxb4 (although I've seen 4...c4). 5 a3 (Black can now play bxa3 or Nc6 (best)). If 5...bxa3 then 6 Bxa3 Bxa3 7 Nxa3 and this knight will go to d6 on the important diagonal a3-f8. Note that Black cannot play a6 to stop this as his rook on a8 is unprotected.

If 5...Nc6 then 6 axb4 Bxb4 7 c3 Be7 (Many now play Bc5-b6? abandoning the diagonal) 8 d4 (And now the critical move that players so many times do not find 8...f6.

It seems obvious, but you would be surprised how few French players actually play the correct line. Fun line to play.
                                             
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 12:56PM
saved page to research later...the new books say there are 17000 openings...that is a big tree...
now on chess.com you get to use Rybaka and all it's stuff they feel is necessary...
could this be the softwarer grandmasters are seeking in to win ney/Tournament.
chess is a game for people who are anyalical and sep thinkers and it is a game of war.
it was once used to set up armies and invasions/now it is an OTB game...but this is internet chess...it is not siting across from your opponent....remember the comments about deep blue on game one
I know, you know this already, but it is worth repeating.
people who play chess just for are playing the wrong game...this is a game of competition.
TO COMPETE IS TO WIN...and just like martial arts its is all about time.
space.
position.
and pieces.
just like JKA karate is.
it is its blood line.
time.
space.
position.
speed and power.
front kick/punch...ect.
slavo is a game to play for fun because Badger/Mary did an excellent job making the board all one color...there is software for every chess variant.
and if someone tells me they bought software to practice against to get better.
I have some and in Florida o sell them.
however I do believe that a pro would practice with it to super-ceed his own training style.
there are openings from the past that would still work today, but again...it is the person first...then it is everything else.
<><>...
                                                  
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 1:01PM
might have been 17 million/or thousand openings because every move transposes just like martial arts/sports/boxing...ect
                                   
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Oakheart on 6 May 2014 at 3:16PM
KC wings are pretty good but that might not help.
                                   
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by cubs on 6 May 2014 at 3:39PM
That's because you are a Yankee fan. If you were a Mets fan, you would have gained 216 points and won a car.
                                        
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 4:07PM
TRUE...my horoscope said so...lol
               
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by cubs on 6 May 2014 at 8:38AM
Have you asked the authority directing the tournament to explain?
                    
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 10:18AM
to everybody who wrote a reply...thank-you.


my F invites read
1900-2000 only.
vacation and days off ignored.
3- day time limit.
loss of game. I have the sits pc set not t accept loss of turn games.

everybody from unrated to 1200/1300/1400//1500/1600/1700/ would the invite.
then I would write to them.
explain and ask them to read about ratings and the sites computor and the 400 points...ect.
everyone would get upset and did not understand/with all kinds of excuses and names.
I said the invite asks for 1900 min. rating.
that ends it right there.
then I just deleted the person.
then I stopped F invites and started Tournaments because the pc matches you up....
I get matched up a lot with rating that are distant from me.
I just had one at 1000 something...
if I win I will lose points.

the information is what chad wrote back in the early 2000's...read it many time...FK....thank you.
no cubs, I have not, because nothing is ever done. as you now from the past.
GRIM are you ever matched up with ratings over 800 points below yours and did you loose points... I have never noticed you losing points. In that way.
other people can't believe, you can win and loose points...they think I am making it up for a joke on them, as this does not happen elsewhere...
I have lost 100 points in a match when I was 1600's and the other person was 1450...that is not 400 points in difference.
chessgi.
GRIM I remember people talking back then and asking each other...why won't didi play Tournaments.
NOW I KNOW WHY.
again thank you all for taking the time to respond but it does not help someone, playing here, trying to increase their rating points.
I play not for how many wins I have,
but- rather
to boost and increase my ratings.
now in 2014 I have been playing 29 or more years, and this is a different world out there in chess land.
TRUE...this is a game site...340 games.
but the chess games here, are using out dated material.
I have played over 3500 games...250,000 chess puzzles a year...played 100 chess games DAILY- 16 years in a row ...10 hours a day, before I moved back to my home territory.
that is 700 games/chess/a week plus.
2800 a month x 12 months.




so tell me GRIM...since you used the words, "WE"...how do you play for ratings only.
you can't in T or F very well.
you have no choice with the site computer.
I played any rating/win or lose for well over 20 something years...been there/done that.

with software selling like hot cakes...it is time to update information for 2014...it is a different world...remember even Grand Masters sneak in chess software to win money in pro Tournaments.
and that has been going on for...how many years now.

thank you FK I know you mean well in your answers...cubs I tried 3 times with no results in other areas...waste of time and energy...
why have rules, that are not enforced.

so that is the whole question.

I don't care about having the most wins.
I care about raising my ratings.
And hurting other peoples mind set because of the sites pc rule of the 400 point ratio.

Knight Jarlynn
                         
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 6 May 2014 at 11:33AM
the answer is simple JK, don't play for ratings.
                              
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by stones- A - rama  on 6 May 2014 at 12:13PM
bingo!Hammer I play just to play Playing chessanyone anybody that wants to playPlaying chess!Thumbs up
                                   
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 12:23PM
have fun...<><>
don't beleive it completely...but have fun anyways.
                                        
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by FragileKitty  on 6 May 2014 at 1:09PM
The best way to improve is play people a class above you and get beat a lot.
                                             
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 1:43PM
I know that...thanks...FK
that is exactly how you practice martial arts.
challenge yourself and against more skilled players.
I have lost 100's of games from KINGSLAYER and MIKE R for that very reason and that's fine.
If I say something FK...just smack me...lol
                                                  
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by -  on 6 May 2014 at 2:05PM
Everyone has more class than me, so life is a struggle to get better.
                                                  
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by FragileKitty  on 6 May 2014 at 2:24PM
I studied martial arts, too, for many years. At first it was Tae Kwon Do, but I don't feel it's geared for people without a strong upper body. So I got into Wing Chun (a system developed by a woman in the Shaolin Temple), and later fell in love with Tai Chi Chuan (both of these later systems employ push-hands).

I frequently try to apply principles of WingChun and Tai Chi Chuan to chess. Value the center(line), don't over-extend, when pushed, pull, when pulled, push, let your opponent defeat themselves (use their own energy/force) against them, etc.

I once did push-hands with my Sensei's teacher, this little Chinese man in his eighties. What I'm about to describe, he also did with male students who were built like trucks! For those who don't know, free-form push-hands is where you each make contact with your palms to the other person's arms or body, and you start moving in a graceful flowing motion. The goal is to knock your opponent off balance first. Brute strength won't work against someone who knows what they're doing. Instead it requires great sensitivity to centerline, energy, grounding, etc. Anyway, the master had all of us tumbling away from him in a matter of seconds, and we had no idea how this tiny little man was doing it. With me, he showed us what he was doing. I placed my palm on the center of his chest, and he placed his palm on mine. He told me to very slowly press against his chest. As I pressed, it felt like a cement building was pressing on my chest, at the exact same speed as my pressing, only the force was drastically increased. He explained that he was channeling our energy through his body, down into the earth, and then back up through his arm. He was using our energy/force, magnifying it through grounding, and redirecting it back at us. We were throwing ourselves off balance!

This is a principle I aim for in chess. Centered and grounded, when my opponent presses in, I use his momentum to push back (hopefully magnified). I realize this may be highly subjective. It not only applies to the chess moves and position, but to psychology during a game, too.

An interesting aspect to this somewhat Taoist approach to chess is that my focus is on harmony and balance (and not destroying my opponent). I still play to win, but I sometimes view each game as sculpture my opponent and I are mutually collaborating on. In the starting position there are infinite possibilities, and with each move we define more detail as we chip away, until our dance reveals the finished work.

So many chess players bring huge egos to the game. When they encounter nothing to push against, no resistance of another huge ego pushing back, some interesting results can follow.
                                                       
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by FragileKitty  on 6 May 2014 at 2:27PM
Oh, Josh Waitzkin, the child prodigy and subject of Searching For Bobby Fischer, later became a world champion in...Tai Chi Chuan push hands.
                                                       
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 4:06PM
flowing your KI...CHI...Prana/life/breath/
eberngy is constant it must be directed...
go up to someone and poke them in the eye with one finger and watch what happens.
there are 100's of styles and all roads lead to Rome.
shokan was developed by master Funaksai who brought it to Japan...
everything came fro Chinapppeole were short/taller in japan.
there were no round house kicks or spinning back kicks.
frond kick and low side thrust is to crack the shin bone.
Shotokan was taken the best movements from each style at that time....
the horse stance in JKA tekki katas...1, 2 and 3...are the same goal as in tai chi...it means "IRON HORSE"..
any position is a ready position if you trained correctly....I have won many games playing a persons ego...
the idea is not o think of yourself...think of your opponent...grandmaster even accept the karate mind set of GO NO SEN...mind like the water...like the Moon-all credible styles study how to flow Ki(Japanese)
there are different training systems all over the world...And it has nothing t do what you see on the movies...except for Bruce lee/ jet lei .jackie chan...chuck Norris and some others.
Tournament is different then self defense...two different worlds.
you might say the chess openings are the chees katas.
did you know that the side thrust is the slowest kick in karate...in the kats it is seen low to thground and everything is the sidesnap kick and the front snap kick....
the founder of Tae Kuan Go...Joon Ree(speeling)...live in TX...my neighbor got frendly with him...and he was a judo tournament winner...10 years...I studied over 25 years and my friend Davis 47 years and is the founder of the JKA(Japan Karate Assocation). in Boston and still teaches...there are only 5 degrees of dan/any thing over that is more training time...Mori sensei 9th dan is VP of the JKA and is known world wide. 64 years f study and trained David himself...go to JKA BOSTO...see in instructors...myself. David and Brian all started at the same time...and Brian is a real life "Weapons Master".
master Funakoshi received 10 dan and there is only one other person too.
the tournament mindset became so strong...the Japanese dominated tournaments in the 1950's introducing and winning with "Reverse Punch...
Master Funagoshi wrote the following because he was worried that his students would lose sight of the fact that self defense is only one part of karate...it is a lifestyle in confronting everyday problems and making yourself a better person.
he wrote.
"Do not think so much about winning"
"Think more,
"OF NOT LOSING">

June Rhea(spelling wrong) said to my neighbor ...and he is the founder remember;;the fatrher of tae quan do...a hard blocking style....
if he was walking down a dark alley and he could see another man in the approaching lane...he would hope that the man was not,
             
                   BRUCE LEE   
Black belt magazine did a computer study based on infomation of ALI vs. Brue lee.
it ended In the 7th round because Ali could not match the speed of Bruce lee and neither could Bruce lee bring down Ali at that poi of stalemate.
disgusted...it said...Ali left the ring and that is how the story ended.

I am excited that you studied FK...<><>

KINGSLAYER also studied martial arts for years...met him in the early 1990s when IYT opened up...my first site...his profile said "TOUGH"...just try me...and I did...he gave me my first chess lesson.
we are still friends today, and one of the few people I trust on line....TRIST how did you get...oW...let go of my ear...OW/let GO TRIST...lol "TRIST"!

well we have something in common FK...but remember, it is the person first...then it is everything else.
that s the way I am...the person first...anything lse s a plus/if it is a good thing.....OSH! DOMO FK DOMO DOMO
                                                       
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 8:23PM
that's right never meet force with fore...most tings are diaognals...it is also known as sticky hands in kung fu...the other style for women is white crane style...
womens legs can be as strong as mens in power lifting but it is true men have stronger upper body strength.

the basics of judo are push pull
balance/strong base.
the tekki katas in the old days were practice 10 tears for just one kata...
Shotokan ws known as modern karate...
would you believe parts of Bruce Lee...styles wiyh no sty;e is made up of wing chun...Japanese karate....American boxie and American Wrestling...the way of the intercepting fist....
remember when tyson bit off holifiedls ear...
self defense move.
Bruce lee said.
biting in a GOOD technique but don't make a habit of bit, it is a good way to loos your teeth.
he wasn't making jokes in the movies he was serious.
another movie he said ...here I use my strongest move, my side kick, against your weakest target...you knee cap.
get the idea...
self defense is not sport for points.
 
a stranger uputs his hands on your top hand...don't grapple/ match strength...grab his little finger and SNAP IT!!!
                      DO IT! and save yourself 
or play the role of the victim and get hurt.

David explains you did not hit my stomach with your hand...my stomach HIT your hand.
never do what your opponent wants you to do.
be BOLD.
Stand Tall..
with Confidence.
everybody bleeds...everybody.
you can not stop a bullet like you see in the movies when standing 2 feet from your opponent...with a hand gun.
any move boom...there is only one way to shoot.

spitting in the eyes s self defence.
ALI always attacked the eye.
always tried to push the opponents buttons.
Anger clouds the mind/it prevents focus and clear reflexes.


slaming the head into a wall over and aver is self defensse

everything around you can be used as a weapon.
to pit strength against strength is
                 
                   EGO!     

these are just a few examples.
we hit a makaraboard....rope around straw/
makes he knuckles bleed.
over time they callus like the side of the hand.
builds strength and sock power in the wrist.
the sai is the karate weapon(sword break)but is only used for developing power in the hands, wrists and fingers.

Master Fuakoshi was also a weapons master but chooe to shoo kara(empty)te(hand) to the Japanese karate.

please excuse spelling.

he told women to put long hair pins in their hair for a weapon...if you were going to be robbed, hurt or raped...
stick then in your opponents face, even the eye, and escape to a place of safty...which is the whole point of self defense...escape the attacker..
or play the role of the victim and get hurt.

             these are just basics  
if you are in trouble yell FREEZE...everybody will look the explain why you need help...<><>
                                   
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by ChipsChap on 20 May 2014 at 9:50PM
Definitely play to win, definitely take the game seriously ...

... but I always like to point out that (at least at the non-professional level), it's a game, it's supposed to be fun[1], and if it isn't fun, maybe you have other things to do with your time. Why someone would deliberately spend precious leisure time not having fun is beyond me.

I enjoy every game, win, lose or draw. Winning is great but playing is always fun.


[1]This is what we teach the kids in the Hawai`i Scholastic Chess program. There are a lot of life lessons in chess, and one of them is realizing that not everything is a life and death matter.
                              
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 8:40PM
GRIM you never answered the question...

do you get paired up with very much lower ranks in Tournaments...and if you won you would lode points.

where is it...<><>

why don't you loose lots of points beating lower ranks climbing the mountain since you are 2500 points...you would lose more then me even if you won.

you just said don't ply for points so why do you have points. playing all the tournaments...<><>
                                   
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 6 May 2014 at 10:58PM
KJ my friend you don't lose points if you win
                                        
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 6 May 2014 at 11:44PM
I do when the pc matches me up with a low score...I win and lose points...that is the whole point.
and the question is why am I matched with low scores...how are you avoiding being matched with low ratings....I will check my present T games...be back.
                                        
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 7 May 2014 at 12:17AM
I am back...
ok...


            right now I do have a lot of good games but....
  

                 let's see here...ahh 


                  Sea breeze two game T match...                     

                    KJ...2012  
                  sea breeze 1008 T   TWO GAME   900 point difference.  

when I was 2100 last week before I time out I was pared with 3 horses, who was 1345 when I was over 2100 rating...
now he is 1441...

APINK...at least he is back to 1441 but was less when paired up when 2100 plus.

when are you paired with these kind of rankings if you win you would loose points with playing vs 1008 rating ....1400 point difference.
              
   why aren't you paired like that...
or anybody I chumped, right away I get paired with me...why?

              pc says it punishes the rating of 2100 more then any other score...why?     

              in the I spoke of the game.
my F invite said 1700 to 2000...a 1699 player answer and stupid me said only one point I play.
I won game/ score remained unchanged....why?
if it was 1700 rating I would at least get 1-2 points.

So, again why are you not matched with low scores and lose points when you win because of the 400 bully sites programing...my friend...

are you willing to say on line if I win game with the 1008 T rating I will not loose any points because the pc set the...I did not invite/pick on or bully the player.

                    KJ...<><>   
                                             
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 7 May 2014 at 12:42AM
I was also matched with gatobbon007 when I was 2100.

         he is T 1161    why?   

the bottom lin00e is if I lose game, lots, and if I win game, maybe a point or 2 or lose a couple points.
at least I won both games...

this is no reflection on the players methoned, just Grim and I are discussing ratings...has nothing to do with the names methioned...just ratings.
               but you get the point
                                                  
Re: CHESS TOURNAMENT QUESTION FOR FRAGIL KITTY...CUBS...GRIM...KINGSLAYER.AND ALL PLAYERS IN
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 7 May 2014 at 12:59AM
you can only win and lose points when you have a provisional rating because of the formulas being used, if you have an established rating you never lose points when you win. As far as pairing I pretty much only play tournament games and often get paired with players 1000 points less, but that is the first round, in the second round winners play winners and you get better opponents.
                                                       
Moderated
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 7 May 2014 at 1:56AM
6 games of Chess
Posted by APINK on 5 May 2014 at 6:13AM
Anyone want to play a 6 game match?
fyi
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 4 May 2014 at 4:33AM
Rybka deep 4 is programed for 960 chess and also in " give a way chess"...and houdnai pro 4 is for 960 chess...as well
know your opponent...
if someone jumps to high scores real quick...well...

there are also chess sites that have software for all the chess variants and battleship.

the good thing is salvo is all one color.
and that will help keep the game more honest.

I spoke t to some fritz people, through a friend, and sales are breaking records...soon the price will rise...
simple...supply and demand equals volume.

and the fide site where you download will only help you at that site/ no where else.
knew about that site a while go.
it is an obsessive addiction of power...
also read that for the first time software will be allowed in a pro chess tournament...but there has been no follow up yet.
the choice was shredder12 when I read it.

hope this helps the confusion....
keep the sun at your back and in your opponents eyes...

read the book the "ART OF WAR"...most countries use it for invasions...martial arts stuff.
example...dessert storm.

Rely on what you know/ not what you see.
if out don't watch out for yourself...who will.
              that's the latest updates right now...  
                      knight jarlynn
     
Re: fyi
Posted by FragileKitty  on 4 May 2014 at 7:16AM
Chess engines have already been used in tournaments at the highest levels. It's called Advanced Chess and the idea was introduced by Garry Kasparov. Players are allowed to use the engine for assistance during the game. The first Advanced Chess match was held in 1998 between Kasparov and Topolov (it ended in a tie). Regular Advanced Chess events have been held since then, and Vishy Anand is considered the world's best.

With the strength of today's engines, it makes no sense to allow a computer to compete by itself in human tournaments. Only human + computer vs human + computer makes sense. And in my opinion, even that only makes sense at fairly high levels (otherwise it's likely to be a contest between engines alone).

Note that FIDE's correspondence chess organization, the ICCF, allows the use of chess engines. The USCF does not allow chess engine use for correspondence chess. All CC organizations / turn-based sites I know of do allow the consultation of books and chess databases.
          
Re: fyi
Posted by cubs on 4 May 2014 at 9:44AM
Playchess.de has both human-only and assisted competition.
I'm getting old and stupid and I never understood the fascination with computers. It's true computers showed us a few new things, but a motorcycle will outrun the best sprinter every time. Machinery shouldn't have rights or be confused with human beings.
               
Re: fyi
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 4 May 2014 at 3:46PM
Hi cubs...but you are a chess master...which gives you an edge...experience.


then why is chess.com having a problem keeping cheaters ot.
if you think I believe people are buying software to practice against...don't believe it 100%....
shredder checked games here...there is software use here...true not every single person...but a lot.
               
Re: fyi
Posted by FragileKitty  on 4 May 2014 at 10:50PM
True, computers are only tools. I think the fascination with Advanced Chess is that it allows one to focus on strategic ideas without having tactical oversights.

Computers are essentially dumb; they only do what a human programmed them to do. They do simple things very fast, but have trouble with things human beings take for granted, such as facial recognition and basic emotions. Thus, they are very good with tactical positions (which can be broken down to simple steps that are performed very fast, much faster than a human can do). But they have trouble with strategic positions. I believe someone like Vishy Anand would always win a Vishy + Computer vs Computer match because Anand understands far more than a chess engine ever will.

So the appeal of Advanced Chess is that in theory two human players can compete while focusing on ideas, using a tool that prevents tactical mistakes. Yes, it's a different game than regular chess, where tactical skill is a vital element and mistakes are a part of the game. And it takes strong players who are capable of using the computer as a tool in this way.

I develop software for a living, and I don't have any interest in Advanced Chess. That may be because I'm not strong enough in chess to play Advanced Chess like it should be played. I can only speculate why people like Kasparov and Anand find it interesting.
          
Re: fyi
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 4 May 2014 at 3:58PM
thank you FK as I always respect your opinions.

but there is use here....as well as honest players/it is a mixed bag.

when a profile is a blitz...chess games.
and the moves match move for move right into the mid game...that is beyond book moves to match the computer on every-move.
these are two red flags...because even book moves transpose .
   
why are grandmaster getting caught bringing software to win money at Tournaments then....it is about winning.
if you believe what is written.
the pro version sees 40 moves ahead and the home versions see 20 moves ahead.
in 2014 I have no idea ...yet...what the new changes are or will be.
I did read they are trying to build a computer that can thik and create...then what.
it's not just here...it's happening in other states too.
Mary did an excellent job making salvo all on color.
no black and red squares....great idea by her.
                 have a nice day...<><>
thanks Pirate and Scottsman
Posted by APINK on 3 May 2014 at 4:13AM
It's your believe in my Chess that improved my Chess

Thanks
My Chess
Posted by APINK on 3 May 2014 at 4:11AM
It's getting better slowly. I am not 1300 anymore that's 1 good thing. Queen
27 moves
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 3 May 2014 at 2:21AM
Scandinavian with Nf6/Bb5+ and b5
Posted by -  on 29 Apr 2014 at 9:09AM
Fascinating line. I have only one game from The Scandinavian by John Emms.

If anyone has any games that begin:

1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Nf6 3 Bb5+ Bd7 4 Bc4 b5, please post here. Thanks!
     
Re: Scandinavian with Nf6/Bb5+ and b5
Posted by FragileKitty  on 29 Apr 2014 at 11:17AM
Here's three:

Spassky,Boris V (2545) - Hamid,Rani (2105)
Teheran op Teheran, 1992

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bc4 b5 5.Bb3 Bg4 6.f3 Bc8 7.Nc3 b4 8.Ne4 Nxd5 9.d4 e6 10.Ne2 Be7 11.c4 bxc3 12.bxc3 0-0 13.c4 Nf6 14.0-0 Bb7 15.Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.Ba3 Re8 17.Rb1 Bc6 18.Bc2 g6 19.f4 Bg7 20.Rf2 Na6 21.h3 Rb8 22.Rb3 Rb6 23.Qd2 f5 24.Qe3 Qd7 25.Rf1 Rd8 26.Rd1 Ba8 27.d5 exd5 28.cxd5 Kh8 29.Nc3 Re8 30.Qd3 Qc8 31.Rbb1 c5 32.Rxb6 axb6 33.Nb5 Qd7 34.Kh1 Re4 35.Nc3 c4 36.Qf3 Rd4 37.Re1 Nc5 38.Bxc5 bxc5 39.Ba4 Qf7 40.Re8+ Qxe8 41.Bxe8 Rd3 42.Qe2 Rxc3 43.Bc6 Rc1+ 44.Kh2 Bd4 45.Qe8+ Kg7 46.Qe7+ Kh6 47.g4 fxg4 48.hxg4 Bxc6 49.dxc6 1-0

Sveshnikov,Evgeny (2585) - Lalic,Bogdan (2530)
EU-Cup Gr4 Balatonbereny, 1994

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bc4 b5 5.Bb3 Bg4 6.f3 Bc8 7.Nc3 a6 8.Nge2 g6 9.d4 Bg7 10.Bg5 Bb7 11.Nf4 0-0 12.0-0 Nbd7 13.a4 h6 14.Bxf6 Nxf6 15.axb5 axb5 16.Rxa8 Bxa8 17.d6 e6 18.dxc7 Qxc7 19.Nd3 Qb6 20.Ne2 Nd5 21.Bxd5 Bxd5 22.Kh1 Bxd4 23.Nxd4 Qxd4 24.Qc1 Rc8 25.Nf4 b4 26.Rd1 Qc4 27.c3 bxc3 28.bxc3 Qxc3 29.Qxc3 Rxc3 30.Nxd5 exd5 31.Kg1 Rc5 32.g4 Kg7 33.Kf2 Kf6 34.f4 Ke6 35.Rd3 Rc2+ 36.Kg3 Re2 37.h4 Kd6 38.Kf3 Re7 39.Rd1 Kc5 40.Rc1+ Kb4 41.f5 gxf5 42.gxf5 d4 43.f6 Re6 44.Rc7 Rxf6+ 45.Ke4 Rd6 46.Kd3 f6 47.Rh7 Kc5 48.Rxh6 Kd5 49.Rh8 Ke5 50.h5 f5 51.h6 Re6 52.Rh7 ½-½

Ivanov,Alexander (2545) - Sariego,Wilfredo (2435)
Linares NL Linares, 1992

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bc4 b5 5.Bb3 a5 6.a3 Bg4 7.f3 Bc8 8.Nc3 Ba6 9.Nge2 g6 10.Nd4 Qd7 11.Qe2 a4 12.Ba2 b4 13.Ncb5 bxa3 14.Qc4 Bxb5 15.Nxb5 Ra5 16.Nc3 axb2 17.Bxb2 a3 18.Bc1 e6 19.Rb1 Na6 20.dxe6 Qxe6+ 21.Qxe6+ fxe6 22.Kd1 Nd5 23.Nxd5 exd5 24.c3 Bd6 25.d4 Kd7 26.h4 c5 27.h5 gxh5 28.Rxh5 cxd4 29.Bd2 Nc7 30.cxd4 Ra4 31.Bc3 Ra6 32.Kc2 h6 33.Kd3 Rg8 34.g4 Rf8 35.Rf1 Bf4 36.Bxd5 Bg5 37.Bc4 Rc6 38.Rh2 Re8 0-1
          
Re: Scandinavian with Nf6/Bb5+ and b5
Posted by APINK on 29 Apr 2014 at 11:35AM
I don't know the Scandinavian well enough to use it. The French is easier.
               
Re: Scandinavian with Nf6/Bb5+ and b5
Posted by -  on 29 Apr 2014 at 11:51AM
Thanks FR. The 5...a5 lines looks promising. I've been experimenting in blitz with 5...c6!? (?!). As with most lines were White tries to hold the pawn, his/her pieces lack coordination and this is where an enterprising Black player can capitalize!
Karpov loses to 2000 FIDE player
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 3:44PM
Karpov loses to a non master player in a tournament. Bobby Fischer never lost to a player below master level.
any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 3:36PM
I will play anyone in top 5! I will play 2 game match at least 3 days per move. Queen
     
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 28 Apr 2014 at 6:06PM
good luck with that
          
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by -  on 28 Apr 2014 at 6:56PM
LOL
               
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 28 Apr 2014 at 8:47PM
I have been telling you this for about a year...there is nothing for a higher rank to gain...ratings...you live for the occasional upset....small gains over time add up...
again read about ratings in options section and the sites computer...and the 400 points bully programed computer which hates the score of 2100 the most...READ....remember what you read...<><>
                    
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 28 Apr 2014 at 8:52PM
this is one reason I stopped friendly invites....if I put 1900 to 2000 rating only...everybody of ratings 400-600 points lower would take the invite...then I would explain to them/they would not understand and get upset with all kinds of excuses/ SO I STOPPED>...<><>
                         
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 9:51PM
DIONYSOS is daring me to play fragilekitty so I said ok Whatever you like so I asked any in top 5 to play so they are around same strength as she is so to make dionysos happy!
                              
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 29 Apr 2014 at 12:15AM
are you Marty McFly? If DIONYSOS dared you to fight Mike Tyson would you challenge him and the top 5 heavy weight boxers alive?
                                   
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 29 Apr 2014 at 1:28AM
If I can use a weapon against Mike Tyson YES in self defense!
                                        
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 29 Apr 2014 at 2:31AM
listen to yourself, if someone dared you to fight Mike Tyson you would because you could use a weapon?!?

surely, you know better than that.
                                             
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 29 Apr 2014 at 2:42AM
You asked a question. I bluntly answered you. Fragilekitty would not destroy me.
                                                  
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 29 Apr 2014 at 2:57AM
so you are Marty McFly, you'll do anything if someone dares you.

and you wonder why, Robyn laughed.

How about you demonstrate your chess mastery by winning some tournaments, rather than making silly challenges, or you could rise to the top of the chess ladder plenty of chances to demonstrate your ability there.
                                                       
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Lion Rampant on 29 Apr 2014 at 4:30AM
Marty McFly(?!) More like Walter Mitty(!) :D
                                                            
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Lion Rampant on 29 Apr 2014 at 4:31AM
Or Baron Munchausen(!) ;up;
                                                                 
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 29 Apr 2014 at 4:40AM
OH? DOES THE LION WANT TO PLAY THE PINKY? DO YOU MISS PLAYING ME? Queen
                                                                 
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 29 Apr 2014 at 5:08AM
anytime you want to play the Pinky my friend. You know where to find me. You better find me before I get married though! Bride
                                                       
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 29 Apr 2014 at 8:15AM
If I were to play players rated 1500 I would beat them worse than you would beat me Grims. I would feel like a Bully! This is the reason why I like playing the big dogs on here. It's no fun being a bully! This is the real reason why I don't play players at my current rating! I play for a challenge. I don't play for just points.
                                                            
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 29 Apr 2014 at 8:43AM
put out invites in the open area...state your rating preference...

LISTEN TO GRIM...he is a real life CHESS MASTER...<><>
                                                                 
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 29 Apr 2014 at 8:56AM
well good for him. Unfortunately I will never have that chance. I can't travel to tournaments and try my luck! Sad
                                                                      
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 29 Apr 2014 at 9:14AM
but you can put out an invite for ...say 1700 rated...we have a saying in martial arts...
based on action speaks louder the words...
     

                  " JUST  DO   IT!"
     
                                                                           
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 29 Apr 2014 at 10:55AM
Ok I will I have to finish to games. I am only i guest.
                                                                                
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 29 Apr 2014 at 11:37AM
go slowly...
what is the rush...

         think of a ship at sea....
slow and....
        
           win several 1700 games then increase a little....jus a small amount and see how you do.

win or lose do this for few eeks.
remember a 1500 rating doesn;t mean anything...it is THE PERSON first.
how did he get that rating.
how long has he been here.
who did he play.
I always asked for a game sheet history of 50 games/that plus the 20 to become a F rating is 70.
GO NO SEN means watch....observe every little detail.
an eye for details.
or play the board not the person.
this is Internet chess/ not over the board which s real chess.


make your rating loss of game only.
vacation time and days off ignored.
people who take this invite will be better and stronger players.

there is no loss of turn in chess...software users love that and one week game times.

hope ths helps you ...everybody pays their dues/there are no shortcuts/ except for software nd you have to know which one and practice with it too.
everything is book moves.
chess engines speed up that look up time with a choice of moves...and software now is off the wall.
a rade for the highest rating...but what are you looking for....that is why you have to know yourself in an honest way....now what you can and cannot sue.
find your talents...strengthen them.
If Ali studied his opponents before matches.
and Grin says develop a plan first.
SHOULD NOT YOU.

this is internet chess...don;t talk in games with unknown players....CONCENTRATE....it will get stronger.

use your energy to focus your mind and your thoughts.
also some people have talent for chess/some do not.
if your thoughts remain the same the nothing will change.
and everybody has talent in some area n life.
find it.
use it.
DIRECT it.

REMEMBER this is not a speed contest for the highest rating.
GO NO SEN...a mind like water...so still it shines like a mirror...the smallest thing reflects change...


                   <><>...
                                                                                     
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 29 Apr 2014 at 11:43AM
Yuh. She has to agree to the game first. John39 is same as her in CHESS skill. He is a good warm up match!
                                                                                     
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Hillbilly  on 29 Apr 2014 at 12:02PM
Very good advice, Knight Jarlynn . Thanks!
                                                                      
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 29 Apr 2014 at 12:14PM
It is NOT LUCK!


the more people you know
the more chances arise.
this is the basics of luck.
being in the right place at the right time.


add this word to your volcabulary....S K I L L.
               
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 9:53PM
What's funny Robyn Hode Sir?
          
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 6:59PM
I am playing someone who is 17th!
               
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 28 Apr 2014 at 7:43PM
you should be targeting players a couple hundred rating points above you, you will get a more competitive game and actually improve your game faster.
                    
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 7:49PM
Yah but that's no fun besides dionysos wants me to play fragilekitty so he can see me get destroyed. Laughing I fear no one on here. I will play anyone anytime. My game is better than 1500's I just deleted a lot of games 3 months ago go to start over. I wasn't mated yet. My Top rating was 1740. I might gain another 50 Points in a week. I will be hitting 1600 again. I am on a Pinky Streak! Queen
                         
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 7:54PM
Fragilekitty is powerful but will not destroy me. I will not lose in 9 moves like Magnus destroyed bill. If Miss Fragilekitty plays me I will do my best to last 50 or more moves! I will prepare for her. I am playing john. I am holding my own so far.
                         
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 29 Apr 2014 at 11:52AM
Fragile kitty will eat you for breakfast...

A Strong women player.

be real...you are out matched and you are not Rocky Belboar

       movie...Rocky...the first one...<><>
                    
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 8:09PM
I looked at your game with fragilekitty. What was your Over the Board Rating USCF again? I think If Miss Frailkitty played OTB she be around 1800 to 1900 USCF. I am capable of playing 1600 OTB. My Chess is improving though. Queen

HOW I do against John will be a measuring stick on how well I would do with FRAGILEKITTY!
                    
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 29 Apr 2014 at 3:33AM
nobody from USCF or FIDE cares about our GT ratings! The only CHESS ratings that holds weight are those! G.T is for fun and nobody's game on here is any less important than anyone else.
                         
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 29 Apr 2014 at 4:04AM
since you hold G.T. in contempt why don't you run along and start making your boastful challenges at a USCF or FIDE venue.

for our purposes G.T. is in essence a chess club with 563 members of varying abilities which does not belong to a national association.
I have been a member of the USCF for nearly 50 years and honestly couldn't care less about the USCF when I am here. 

If you continue to be a disagreeable personality you will find few eager opponents especially among players who have clearly demonstrated a much better understanding of the game than you have.
                              
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 29 Apr 2014 at 4:13AM
last time I checked sir. You don't own this site. This site is for everyone to play for fun only. The ratings are only for entertainment purposes only not to boast about your CHESS! PLAYERS of all levels have the right to play on here and be made to feel as important as anyone else. I would play USCF but there is none in town. I could careless about ratings on here.
                                   
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 29 Apr 2014 at 4:40AM
you feel that the other people who come here for entertainment purposes need to make you feel important?

The purpose of the ratings here are to allow people to find challenging games so that both players can be entertained.
Why would a strong player wish to play a weak player? where is the entertainment value in that?

Since GT ratings mean nothing to you, why are you asking if any top 5 players want to play you?
Can't you feel important playing players at your own level?
                                        
Re: any i n Top 5 want to play the Pinky?
Posted by APINK on 29 Apr 2014 at 4:54AM
because dionysos asked me to play fragilekitty. He wants to see me take on the best woman on GT. I play anyone; even people lower than me.

I do play players at my own level. How is people coming on here make me feel important? I am just on here to play. If there was a CHESS TOURNAMENT in my town I would enter. I don't need to play people who are 1550's I can play well against people who are 1800 so why should I not?

If I wanted to feel important I would run for President not play on GT. GT is just for fun people lighten up. Queen CHESS players of all ratings on here all all special even If he or she is only rated 1160. If they want to ask someone who is 2000 or higher to play great!
Sicilian; Pirc, Nimzo Indian and French Defenses all better than Caro Kann
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 12:50PM
I will never again use the CK defense again unless it's a part of a tournament game. There is many defenses better than the Caro Kann Queen
     
Re: Sicilian; Pirc, Nimzo Indian and French Defenses all better than Caro Kann
Posted by john39 on 28 Apr 2014 at 2:31PM
The CK is ok but you must know the ins and outs,its played by many strong players.
          
Re: Sicilian; Pirc, Nimzo Indian and French Defenses all better than Caro Kann
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 3:22PM
It never wins for me though. Sad Queen
OPEN INVITE
Posted by APINK on 25 Apr 2014 at 11:32PM
I have a 2 player game for anyone 1500 to 2400 in rating 2 game match! Smiling
     
Re: OPEN INVITE
Posted by Dionysos  on 28 Apr 2014 at 11:36AM
2400 is international standard, I don't think that is you!
          
Re: OPEN INVITE
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 11:48AM
um Yuh so I can still give MAGNUS A RUN FOR HIS PINKY MONEY. GIVE ME 30 DAY NOTICE I WILL STUDY 6 HRS A DAY FOR 30 DAYS ON MY CHESS AND PREPARE FOR THE KING! King
               
Re: OPEN INVITE
Posted by Dionysos  on 28 Apr 2014 at 12:42PM
Never even heard of Magnus, but FragileKitty , a woman with a 2043 T grade - T is a tournament grade - will beat you, I'm sure! that is if she wants to annihilate you!
                    
Re: OPEN INVITE
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 3:27PM
You heard of Magnus Carlsen. FragileKitty destroy me? Nah I give her I good game. I will last 40 or more moves If I play her. I accept the Challenge. Ask her to play me and I will play her 2 games. Don't Keep the Pinky Waiting! Laughing Queen
                    
Re: OPEN INVITE
Posted by APINK on 28 Apr 2014 at 3:40PM
I am playing John39 he is number 17. You can see If he destroys the Pinky! Queen
any chess players!
Posted by APINK on 25 Apr 2014 at 3:59PM
anyone in top 25 or have a rating 1700 or better wish to play 2 game match. Queen
Vugar Gashimov Memorial
Posted by unbeatable on 24 Apr 2014 at 3:46PM
Carlsen loses two in a row! Radjabov leads!
     
Re: Vugar Gashimov Memorial
Posted by -  on 24 Apr 2014 at 6:26PM
He lost a Berlin where he lost a pawn and then the game.

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