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NEW CLUB!!! CHESSGI CRAZY CHESS!
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 7 Jul 2015 at 12:45PM
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an Internet Chess Dice Challenge invite
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2015 at 4:26PM
                         The THE ORIGINAL CHESS AND DICE CLUB ON GOLD TOKEN Club      
issues an internet challenge to any club reading this in all of cyberspace...
                           The World Chess Dice Club Fedration Club
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as a guest member...it is free and there are other games and Chess too.
Our Chess Dice Club on Gold Token invites you to a Tournament
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Re: an Internet Chess Dice Challenge invite
Posted by M3  on 3 Jul 2015 at 9:32PM
Members at The Down With Regular Chess Club like this one.
1st chess game won
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 1 Jul 2015 at 2:45PM
in a Tournament #9718678 Smiling
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Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 27 Jun 2015 at 12:39AM
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RIP...
Posted by unbeatable on 25 Jun 2015 at 4:33PM
Walter Shawn Browne
     
Re: RIP...
Posted by Guanarteme  on 25 Jun 2015 at 5:43PM
I saw him play in his younger day, It was an Eastern Open in the 1960s, and William Lombardy was reporting on the tournament in a telephone conversation with Al Horowitz, At one point the conversation turned to Browne, Lombardy was very impressed by him. That was enough for me to decide to hang around his boards to watch his games.
          
Re: RIP...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jun 2015 at 10:43PM
He had dual nationality as I recall,USA and his native Australia....but he
represented the Aussies in Olympiads...
               
Re: RIP...
Posted by Guanarteme  on 26 Jun 2015 at 11:40AM
I do not recall later years, but he first did this because he could not mahe the US team.
4IAR
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 23 Jun 2015 at 4:26AM
Not the gt game but the number of Chess games i have won And only lost 1 Smiling
     
Re: 4IAR
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 23 Jun 2015 at 4:27AM
in Real life today i mean
2 days for final signup
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2015 at 10:50PM
                              
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We must never assume...
Posted by unbeatable on 17 Jun 2015 at 4:30AM
lest we and or Magnus Carlsen lose on time.
     
Re: We must never assume...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 17 Jun 2015 at 4:41AM
If he does,he won't be the first or the last to do so.. Smiling
          
Re: We must never assume...
Posted by unbeatable on 18 Jun 2015 at 3:45AM
yesterday his berlin wall came tumbling down...tumbling down...tumbling down...etc.
NEW CHESS CLUB SEE PROFILE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 11 Jun 2015 at 11:11PM
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Chess Dice 10 x 10 Thumbs up
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 10 Jun 2015 at 1:59AM
                          THE BIG ONE PART TWO!
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Checkmate
Posted by Lion Rampant on 9 Jun 2015 at 6:50AM
                                                          CHECKMATE
                                                          _________

(read in marching time)

We made an expedition,we met a host and quelled it,
We forced a strong position,and killed the men who held it.
Fierce warriors rushed towards us,we met them and oe'r threw them,
They struggled hard to beat us,but we conquered them and slew them.
As we drove our prize at leisure,the King march'd forth to catch us,
His fury surpassed all measure,but his people could not match us.
He fled to his hall pillars,and ere our force off we led,
Some sacked his house and cellars whilst others cut off his head.
Slower and Slower
Posted by Robyn Hode on 8 Jun 2015 at 12:52PM
Ever notice how your opponent will bang out opening moves, sometimes 2-3 a day, until their position begins to worsen? Then the moves come 1 every two days. I have one player who moved every night, now moves every three nights. Another played his first 10 moves in 10 days, now moves once every 2+ weeks. Smiling
     
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by JerNYC on 8 Jun 2015 at 1:39PM
It's the middle part of most games (not just chess) where we as players can get tied up in knots sometimes. Opening moves generally follow a predictable pattern but then the real action starts to take place. Once you know you're totally lost, then I prefer the game to end ASAP. It's when you think you might have a chance to get around a weak position that you really dwell on it.
          
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Oakheart on 8 Jun 2015 at 3:51PM
I am guilty as charged although not to that extent.
               
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by ChipsChap on 8 Jun 2015 at 6:48PM
If someone needs more time to think about a move, that's fair enough. If someone delays because they're losing, that's poor sportsmanship.
                    
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Grimsweeper on 8 Jun 2015 at 6:58PM
whatever, long as no rules are being broken, nothing should be said about it.
because you could say that pushing for a player to play faster than the time control could be construed to be poor sportsmanship.
                         
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 8 Jun 2015 at 9:15PM
              YES!!!           

                         Also each Tournament has a time clock...
                            3 days, 5 days, 3 weeks...
                                 IT IS YOUR CLOCK...Your Time.
there are quite a few Stalemates I have gotten from lost games; because I did not resign.
I go my speed...I do not go the opponents speed/ Is is my time and clock.
if someone waits to 5 minutes and then moves...that is wrong...but within reason depending on many factors...number of games, maintaining a stead rating, and many other things.....
It's not over till it's over...I have resigned many games too, but because it's hopeless...anyone who starts talking, hurrying you to move, talking to break your concentration in the last couple moves, when your profile says you don't talk when playing...is considered CHEATING~
                                               on Chess.coms list of the 7 C. things.   
yelling at a person, trying to rush them, is NUMBER ONE on the List.
Knight Jarlynn
                                             
                    
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Guanarteme  on 8 Jun 2015 at 7:19PM
Correlation is not causation. If somebody has stress in his life (e.g. a work crunch) it may affect one's play and may make you take longer.
                         
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Grimsweeper on 8 Jun 2015 at 7:34PM
or maybe he is hoping you get run over by a bus, it matters not as long as he plays within the rules
                              
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Robyn Hode on 8 Jun 2015 at 7:45PM
My post was mostly facetious as I really don't mind how long someone takes to play, although I do want to catch Grim on the ratings list! Grinning

There is this from GT:

Game Delay:

Deliberately delaying games is not acceptable. Prolonging tournaments, ladders or club challenge games in an effort to discourage, out wait, disrupt or even anger your opponent enough to resign, is classified as a form of cheating. This also includes manipulating your days off, or vacations days in a manner to circumvent playing the game properly.

It stands to reason, that if you are delaying game play on your current tournament, ladder or club games in bad faith, then you won't be allowed to accept or fulfill new tournament, ladder, club or friendly games. Players found guilty of purposely delaying games in the manner that is mentioned above, will find those games and any new games that they have started, ended with a loss result in the game on their behalf.
                                   
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Grimsweeper on 8 Jun 2015 at 8:28PM
using your allotted time is not delaying games in bad faith, or playing the game improperly. If you want to end the game you should place your opponent in checkmate not shuffle your pieces around hoping he will resign.

least I remind you what Tartakower said "On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long"
                                        
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by ChipsChap on 8 Jun 2015 at 8:38PM
I think it's a matter of self-imposed honor more than anything. If I know I'm going to lose, I resign, I don't delay moves and drag it on for no reason.

But I agree, we can't know what's in someone's mind or what their circumstances are, so at least on the internet, the time limit speaks for itself.

This isn't so bad, either, in turn-based games. But how about in live tournaments? I'm losing, so I get up and leave and let my clock run out? Tournament directors frown on that and I think rightly. There is a sportsmanship question involved.
                                             
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Grimsweeper on 9 Jun 2015 at 3:06AM
Chess is a game of war. Abide by the rules and you are upholding the honor of the game. There is no rule that says you should play more quickly so that your opponent may enjoy his victory sooner.

I was a tournament director for many years, I and know many more, and honestly people run out of time all the time.
                                                  
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by ChipsChap on 9 Jun 2015 at 11:04AM
People indeed run out of time. But once in a while they just walk out of the room and let the opponent sit while the clock runs out. Not sportsmanlike at all.
                                                       
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Lion Rampant on 9 Jun 2015 at 11:13AM
If that happens,report the offender to Goldtoken Support and let them deal with it.
                                                       
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Grimsweeper on 9 Jun 2015 at 1:09PM
tournament chess is not for everyone.
                                                            
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by ChipsChap on 9 Jun 2015 at 4:23PM
Agreed, over the board tournament chess is not for everyone. It's a tough and demanding sport. But sportsmanship IS for everyone. We teach kids in our scholastic tournaments to be gracious winners and sportsmanlike losers.
                                                                 
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Grimsweeper on 9 Jun 2015 at 5:21PM
I just ask people to follow the rules, and behave in a socially acceptable manner.
                                                                 
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Lion Rampant on 9 Jun 2015 at 10:57PM
Sadly,easier said than done. In olden times,it was not uncommon for the loser of a game to hit the
winner over the head with the chessboard or other such drastic action.... (!) Sad
                                                                      
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 9 Jun 2015 at 11:59PM
Reminds me of a Father ted episode where father ted and jack were playing chess and jack swipes the board to the ground and hits ted in the face
                                                                      
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by M3  on 10 Jun 2015 at 2:18PM
I do not know how common it was but recall reading that Alekhine once threw his King across the tournament hall. I also read of misbehavior by amateurs in something by Larry Evans: locking themselves in the wash room which kept all others from being able to use it, a preacher being distracted while giving a sermon which included a poem about Chess, and maybe others which I can't call to mind now. Chess Life & Review had something about a Chess Goddess named Kaissa who was the daughter of Mars or Ares. On the other hand reading the Checkers players here I get the impression that Checkers players are good sportsmen. Is misbehavior to the point of Chess Idolatry glorified among the Chess community while politeness and civility are the usual among the Checkers community ?
                                                                           
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by ChipsChap on 10 Jun 2015 at 2:45PM
I might have once mentioned we had a fistfight at one of our scholastic tournaments, but that was really a rare thing, thank goodness. I think by and large (from observation) the vast majority of chess players are very decent but there are always one or two of the other kind in any group. Of course, those are the ones that get into the stories and I think that gives a rather inflated impression about how common incidents of bad behavior are. How many of you have actually seen it at tournaments? I'll bet you've seen little of it.

As to checker players, I'm not going into that here because someone will surely complain that this is a purely chess forum (even though the question is relevant to chess).
                                                                                
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Grimsweeper on 10 Jun 2015 at 6:34PM
there is a world of difference between using all of your allotted time to make your move. and jumping up on the table and screaming "why must I lose to this Idiot" like Aaron Nimzowitsch did in his game against Friedrich Saemisch in the famous Baden-Baden tournament 1925.

in chess anger is most often directed inward

there is no end to stories about people in general not living up to the fair sportsmanship you were taught as children by people who found it just as hard to live by those ideas as you do.

behave, follow the rules, I do without the rest of it.
                                                                                     
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Lion Rampant on 10 Jun 2015 at 10:48PM
I touched on this topic in an earlier thread,"Dirty Tricks" The game or sport hasn't
been invented that somebody hasn't tried gamesmanship or rule bending....in their eyes,
"Rules are for Fools"
                                                                                          
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Grimsweeper on 11 Jun 2015 at 8:54PM
true enough
                                                                                
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 10 Jun 2015 at 8:22PM
                   I wanted to add to this...
first...I agree with GRIM!
                   when you are teaching in your Chess classroom you can talk about these things.
I too was brought up about Sportsmanship...and my Father said when in a real fight you are not allowed to kick because, that is dirty fighting...
Road rage is no different...people have free will and on the Internet it is a different World.
When GRIM says, just follow the rules, and act civil, he doesn't have to explain further...people know what he means. karate teaches respect others, seek perfection of Character, refrain from violent action...but the jails are full of bad guy black belts who hurt people... as we know others we know ourselves and as we know our selves, we know others... Chess is a Game of War! it was once a board to set up invasions on...Chess and martial arts have a lot in common...such as Sportsman ship ...Which is still a good thing...everyone has their limit in any area...but even Grand Masters sneak Chess software into Chess Tournaments for the money...not a good role model for younger people..... maybe this Mondo, can help...because each person has both good and bad in them...every person.
                                               from the TV series, years ago, 'Kung Fu"  
In the busy Village, with all the shops and people, student Kane said to Master Poe...Master, why are these people so Loud, Rude and Rowdy, and the temple is so quite, serene, and Calm. They do not seem to care about each others feelings as we do.
                                          Master Poe Replied,     
"Grasshopper"......"Would you make all the world a Temple"!
the point is, we are our Nature, we are nobody else.
Good cannot Exist without Evil!...they seek each other to exist, as night seeks day...weakness seeks strength...disease seeks wellness...hot seeks cold...
people are people both those who would believe in sportsmanship and those who would not follow...it is the Balance of life...there will always be both...and there will always be those who lose it and then return to their nature. Chess is like life...confronting daily problems...and how we handle ourselves
                                                           under stress.      
                                        
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Robyn Hode on 8 Jun 2015 at 8:45PM
Of the games I have mentioned, all are won positions with large material advantages and no compensation for the material deficit. The players in these lost positions have high enough ratings to know they are lost. I would suggest you look at the games if you have time, which apparently you haven't as you seem to think I am just shuffling pieces. Anyone who has played me knows I do not do that.

Now, since I have the time, let me say that I am the only one of the top players that bothers to help other players on this DB by posting positions and discussing games. No other top 10 player even bothers to post here.

That being said, I'm done with this DB and most likely this site. I tried to help on the DBs, to make things lively, to make people laugh and have a good time, but it's not working. Very few people are interested in the community that once existed on GT. What we have now is not what once attracted me to GT.

Cya!
                                             
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by M3  on 8 Jun 2015 at 10:03PM
That you are leaving is too bad. I have seen your postings once in a while. Thank you for trying to help with your posts here.
How many of those who made the community are still here? I know of one who has been drawn away by things in his personal life. He gave me some chess advice.
                                             
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by ChipsChap on 8 Jun 2015 at 10:04PM
Robyn, you've posted some of the most thought-provoking and interesting stuff. I for one have appreciated it.
                                             
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Grimsweeper on 9 Jun 2015 at 4:28AM
did I call you a wood-pusher? didn't really intend to.

No thanks, I have plenty of slow games with won positions of my own I can look at. I just don't care, there is nothing on the line, I am not sitting in an uncomfortable chair with the chance of missing lunch waiting for this guy to tip over his King.

I know you get your fast game fix over at the internet chess club.

we did have a fun group of players here a few years back, and yes you are the only one left'
I am tired of playing the a short list of players over and over it is getting stale.

I give lessons at the chess club once a week, over the internet I just come off as a grumpy old man.
                                        
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Lion Rampant on 8 Jun 2015 at 8:57PM
Sorry,Grim,but Tartakower never uttered that quote,it was the great Emanuel Lasker and it comes from his
excellent book,"Lasker's Manual of Chess" (1925) The full quote is:-

"On the chessboard,lies and hyopocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the
presumption of a lie. The merciless fact,culminating in a checkmate,contradicts the hypocrite"
Just setting the record straight.. Smiling
                                             
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Grimsweeper on 9 Jun 2015 at 4:59AM
I bought that book 50 years ago, it is out in the shed now,
decent book, not as good as  dreihundert schachpartien by tarrasch that one is in my safe.
 Tartakower paraphrased that quote in "500 master games of chess perhaps he gave Lasker credit
perhaps he didn't or perhaps I just obliterated it with my copious notes in ball point pen.
     
Re: Slower and Slower
Posted by Lion Rampant on 8 Jun 2015 at 8:23PM
There is no real proof that the tardiness is deliberate. Many people lead busy lives and have other
things to do aside from playing online chess. This why the time limit at the start of the game should be
agreed upon before play begins....
farewell and good fortune
Posted by Grimsweeper on 5 Jun 2015 at 8:23PM
I am retiring from tournament play here, and will be playing out the few games I have left.

best of luck to all of you.
     
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by Robyn Hode on 5 Jun 2015 at 8:44PM
We hope you change your mind, Grim and play on. If not you have retired #1 on the list of Best Players in Chess and undefeated against me. Smiling

Fair thee well my friend.
          
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by Grimsweeper on 5 Jun 2015 at 9:30PM
I am sure Khayman will be glad to take over, seeing how we have played over 100 games

you can find me over at gameknot under the name baseline, and I am pretty sure you accidentally timed out on a couple of winning positions.
     
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by FragileKitty  on 5 Jun 2015 at 11:25PM
Take care, Grim. May life and chess bring you joy. Good journey Smiling
     
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by Lion Rampant on 5 Jun 2015 at 11:36PM
I don't think we have seen the last of you,Grim..this game of ours has a
powerful pull on its servants. One aficianado who tried to give up the game
found that he couldn't,bewailing "When I have done with it,it hath not done with me!"
The late Dr Tarrasch once observed,"Chess is like a beautiful mistress to whom
we keep coming back...no matter how many times she rejects us" A pious sentiment indeed(!) Smiling
          
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by Grimsweeper on 6 Jun 2015 at 2:58AM
I am just moving on, not giving up chess I'll still continue playing in ICCF events and a couple of sites dedicated to chess.
               
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by Lion Rampant on 6 Jun 2015 at 3:16AM
Gr8 gl
                    
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by M3  on 6 Jun 2015 at 7:06AM
Farewell. Thank you for the information about GameKnot.
                         
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by Robyn Hode on 6 Jun 2015 at 10:25AM
chrismiles, didi, bilbo, Grimsweeper...
                              
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by rabbitoid  on 7 Jun 2015 at 6:50AM
Birds, more or less...
                                   
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by Robyn Hode on 7 Jun 2015 at 9:36AM
Playing him right now.
                    
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by davidmaine on 7 Jun 2015 at 9:43AM
best wishes, Grim. a pleasure to know you.
     
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by APINK on 7 Jun 2015 at 3:46AM
God bless you sir. Remember to trust in jesus. You are always welcomed to return. Smiling
     
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 7 Jun 2015 at 6:10PM
                                GRIM 'Good Luck'  in your continued study of Chess...

When the Men on the Chess Board keep telling you where to go,
                                            and the White Knight is talking backwards, and the 
                                                Red Queen's off with her head...
Remember... what................................
                                                 I still play it from time to time... 
Take care my friend...<><>
                                                               
                                                                       
          
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by Lion Rampant on 7 Jun 2015 at 9:12PM
"And well t'would be,if Chess alone
Disputes 'tween nations settle could
And 'stead of pawns of flesh and bone,
Used the men of ivory or wood"

                               -Omar Khyam
     
Re: farewell and good fortune
Posted by Oakheart on 8 Jun 2015 at 11:03AM
Always enjoy attempting to learn from you Smiling
Play the Ponziani
Posted by Robyn Hode on 5 Jun 2015 at 11:16AM
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 d5 4. Qa4 Bd7 5. exd5 Nd4 6. Qd1 Nxf3+ 7. Qxf3...

My desperate attempt to raise this DB from the squabbling mire and into the bright sunshine of chess discussion.
     
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by ChipsChap on 5 Jun 2015 at 11:47AM
I thank you and I'm sure others do too.
          
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by Lion Rampant on 5 Jun 2015 at 3:12PM
An ancient relic....which should remain in the museum(!) Smiling
               
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by Robyn Hode on 5 Jun 2015 at 3:55PM
The success rate is astonishing. It's seems easy to play against with the immediate d5, but it's not so simple.
                    
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 5 Jun 2015 at 5:34PM
interesting
                         
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by Dionysos  on 6 Jun 2015 at 12:55PM
Not interesting, though, for beginners. Get your kings pawn ready, then bishop and/or knight, and castle. That is, I think, the only way, or at least one of the only ways to win against new people.
                              
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by FragileKitty  on 6 Jun 2015 at 1:20PM
I agree, for beginners. Too many pawn moves in the opening is a bad habit when you're learning the basics.

However, to paraphrase Kasparov, all openings are pretty much valid. The idea behind the Ponziani is based on sound principles. Build and support a strong center. With a pawn on c3, White is prepared to recapture on d4 with a pawn and maintain a central pawn presence.

Most Black players won't have a defense planned against the Ponziani, or know how to exploit its weaknesses. The worst that can be said about the Ponziani is that it may give Black an easier chance to equalize. But even if Black is prepared for all the traps, equality or an advantage is not guaranteed.

Check out Play the Ponziani on Amazon. And Magnus played it! Smiling
                    
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by FragileKitty  on 5 Jun 2015 at 7:23PM
Few prepare for the Ponz, which is what White players are counting on in this trappy opening. Who's the GM who stubbornly believes a strong central pawn duo is the most important positional factor in openings? ...d5 looks similar to the prescription against the c3 Sicilian. Black exploits White not protecting the e4 pawn with a knight on c3, and attacks it (...Nf6 being the other way). White would prefer to respond to an attack on the e4-pawn with Nc3, keeping the central tension.

My entire preparation against the Ponziani is whatever Kaufman recommends in his repertoire book, but I've never faced it.
                         
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by Robyn Hode on 5 Jun 2015 at 7:33PM
I took it up after seeing Carlsen win with it and then reading the John Emms book you recommended, Play the Open Games as Black.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1704802

[Event "Tata Steel"]
[Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"]
[Date "2013.01.15"]
[EventDate "2013.01.12"]
[Round "4"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Magnus Carlsen"]
[Black "Pentala Harikrishna"]
[ECO "C44"]
[WhiteElo "2861"]
[BlackElo "2698"]
[PlyCount "98"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d4 d5 5. Bb5 exd4 6. e5 Ne4
7. Nxd4 Bd7 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. O-O Be7 10. Be3 O-O 11. Nd2 Nc5
12. b4 Nb7 13. f4 a5 14. f5 axb4 15. cxb4 Bxb4 16. Qg4 Bc3
17. Rac1 Bxd4 18. Bxd4 Rxa2 19. e6 f6 20. Nb3 Be8 21. Nc5 Nd6
22. Qf3 Qe7 23. Rf2 Ra5 24. Nb3 Rb5 25. Bc5 Bh5 26. Qc3 Qe8
27. Qe3 Qa8 28. Nd4 Rxc5 29. Rxc5 Ne4 30. Nxc6 Nxf2 31. Kxf2
Qa2+ 32. Kg3 Re8 33. h3 Qa6 34. Qc3 Be2 35. Rxd5 Bb5 36. Nb4
Qb7 37. Qc5 Ba4 38. Rd7 Qe4 39. Rxc7 h5 40. Kh2 Kh7 41. Qf2
Rg8 42. Na6 Be8 43. Rc5 Qd3 44. Nb4 Qd6+ 45. Kh1 Qd1+ 46. Qg1
Qd6 47. Nd5 Rf8 48. Qd4 Kh8 49. Rc8 Bc6 1-0
                              
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by Robyn Hode on 6 Jun 2015 at 10:24AM
Not sure which GM prefers double pawn centers but I do like to play it sometimes against c5/Nc6/g6 setups, is that an Accelerated Dragon? Don't remember. Sometimes tends to throw off players who are not expecting a d pawn getting in the way of their setup.
               
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by ChipsChap on 5 Jun 2015 at 7:12PM
Are you talking about me or the Ponziani? I'm old enough but not museum material Smiling
                    
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by Lion Rampant on 5 Jun 2015 at 11:29PM
Of course I meant the opening(!) Smiling It's disappeared from master play...
what better reason to keep it 'buried' (?) Smiling
                         
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by ChipsChap on 6 Jun 2015 at 10:04AM
Maybe, but in amateur play these things are good for a surprise sometimes.
                              
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by Robyn Hode on 6 Jun 2015 at 10:29AM
Exactly, after playing 2...Nc6 most players are expecting either 3 Bb5 or 3 Bc4 and sometimes 3 Nc3. But 3 c3 presents a much different and more immediate problem.
     
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by M3  on 6 Jun 2015 at 7:05AM
Responding to the thread-opening post here. Instead of what you gave why not exchange Black's d-Pawn for White's e-Pawn at the first chance and then try to leave White's c-Pawn at c3 impeding his Queen Knight?
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 d5 4. Qa4 dxe 5. Qxe4 Nf3 6. Qa4 Bd6 7. Bb5 Bd7 8. O-O O-O is one possibility.
          
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by Lion Rampant on 9 Jun 2015 at 3:24PM
The major drawback to this opening is White's development is slow and
poses no real problems for Black who can equalize with ease..That's why it's
disappeared from top flight chess....
               
Re: Play the Ponziani
Posted by M3  on 10 Jun 2015 at 2:12PM
That sounds reasonable.
Magnus Blind Timed Simul
Posted by FragileKitty  on 29 May 2015 at 2:36PM
Google "magnus blind timed simul". Near the top of the search results go to the video that is 27.59 minutes long, on Magnus's YouTube channel.

He plays a blind simul against three people at the Sohn Convention. The twist is that each board has a clock w/ 9 minutes each, and players move whenever they want.
     
Re: Magnus Blind Timed Simul
Posted by Robyn Hode on 31 May 2015 at 3:34PM
That was great stuff! The guy on board 1 should have been arrested for playing a Hedgehog in a blind simul. Smiling Funny when Magnus said 0-0-0 was "risky" and then proved why. Board 2 played the best with a Modern Benoni but Magnus allowed no chance for equality and broke open the center while his opponent's time ran out. Board 3 chose a very risky line and one could see immediately there would be too much cold air around his exposed king! Magnus announced mate in that one.

Thanks Fragile Kitty, worth seeing and saving for future viewing again.
          
Re: Magnus Blind Timed Simul
Posted by FragileKitty  on 31 May 2015 at 7:08PM
I'm sure #2 was thrilled when Magnus complimented him on his position at the end. Smiling
               
Re: Magnus Blind Timed Simul
Posted by Robyn Hode on 31 May 2015 at 7:34PM
Yes, that must have made his day to say the least. I would have told everyone I know too many times!
Millionaire Chess Open
Posted by Robyn Hode on 29 May 2015 at 12:33PM
Las Vegas, Oct 8-12

With a total of $1,000,000 in prizes, Millionaire Chess Open is the highest-stakes open chess tournament in history.
Great prizes in all sections. You compete only against those in your section.

For example: Under 2000 ELO: First prize is $36,000 and Under 1600 ELO: First prize is $30,000

First prize Open Section: $100.000

Play with the biggest stars in chess. Rub shoulders with 2015 US Champions Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush, last year's winner Wesley So and more than 40 other Grandmasters

Registration fee: $1,099.
     
Re: Millionaire Chess Open
Posted by rabbitoid  on 29 May 2015 at 1:28PM
They'll need 909 participants just to cover the prize money Smiling
          
Re: Millionaire Chess Open
Posted by ChipsChap on 29 May 2015 at 2:06PM
Maurice Ashley, the organizer, came to Hawaii in March for our International. He's a big promoter of chess. He said he loses some money but doesn't really care, it's all about trying to bring chess into the big time.
               
Re: Millionaire Chess Open
Posted by Guanarteme  on 29 May 2015 at 3:21PM
I know it is a matter of temperament, but some of us have warm recollections of small tournaments with nominal entry fees, no cash prizes and trophies often donated by the county recreation departments. I still have ten or so trophies from those days. In 1966 I won the Class B prize at the Eastern Open, a tournament that did have cash prizes. I have no idea what I did with the $100 prize money, but my trophy remains a fine conversation piece in one of my shelves.

I am too cheap to pay today's entry fees for the big tournaments. I do not begrudge the masters their paychecks, but I would rather pay to see them play each other. Many years ago chess decided to abandon the concept of amateur (now it merely means below a certain rating), and local organizers who did it for the love of the game were driven out of business. For me this makes chess less enjoyable.

My response to players who want large cash prizes and entry fees is that I am not interested in playing with them. Money is what I work for to make a living (or did so before I retired). Chess is what I do to enjoy myself.
                    
Re: Millionaire Chess Open
Posted by ChipsChap on 29 May 2015 at 6:33PM
Well, come and play in Hawaii, our State Open over Labor Day weekend is 5 rounds with a $30 entry fee. I'm the tournament director and I do not take a director's fee. There's still plenty of "small kine" chess going on for the love of the game here and elsewhere.
          
Re: Millionaire Chess Open
Posted by APINK on 31 May 2015 at 3:46AM
Sign me up when there is big money involved.
Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 27 May 2015 at 1:58AM
To adopt the attitude of go no sen in an encounter is to manipulate the action without the opponent
                    knowing he is being controlled.
The expert in go no sen will purposely deceive his opponent...he will appear the victim...
seem in capable when he is really powerful...he will give himself to his opponent.
GO NO SEN is the strategy of a Chess Master. Like the Chess Expert he should always be thinking a few moves a head...he offers a pawn to his opponent but keeps a Knight in reserve, ready to strike the moment his opponent moves in.
He must control his opponents physical move and his mind and Spirit too. The karate student must
                       master the art of waiting...but not waiting in a passive sense.
                                  GO NO SEN IS "ACTIVE WAITING".
Waiting for the Kill! go no sen is delayed advantage.
Bobby I kept it simple...want to add anything...
as it is heard many times that certain Chess masters
will use go no sen mind -set........waiting to make the right move at the right time......for discovered check.....
true the opponent in real life will make an attack...but go no sen after many years of study
will be the attack, strike you want him to make and you will be able to know before the attack, where it is and be there waiting.....
both Chess and Karate are about
time...space...position...
with and pieces.
thought you might enjoy these facts...and studies researched the muscles in the head that are used when playing chess...if you wear a headband...these the are the muscles...side way thinking...used and not on the top of the head...chess muscles are not used bt the average person daily...but they are in the thinking employed in Chess...
Knight Jarlynn
     
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by Lion Rampant on 27 May 2015 at 4:53AM
I prefer the philosophy of 19thC GM Joseph Blackburne,
"I think out my moves and I compel my opponents to do the same"... Smiling
          
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 27 May 2015 at 8:51AM
Am with Loin Rampant or my Teacher of Chess lol
          
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 27 May 2015 at 5:02PM
this is an article from Black Belt Magazine...known world wide...for interesting reading...form some years ago...explaining go no sen and nothing more.....and the article responded to Questions of what is known, and not known......I only included the example about chess, as it is a fact.
                                 as chess and karate/martial arts both are about  
                               time, space position....chess(pieces).  
                                     the whole article was for those, who study Martial Arts
                                             and would be leading to other things...not in Chess.  
.. as it was a long article, I condensed only what was written to about Chess.
in Martial Arts/ Sports, everything you customize to, what works for you...it is the person...that makes it work...karate is karate...boxing is boxing...chess is chess...life is life...everyone has the same movements...then you customize your style of play, in whatever it is...example Ali. was a Master Boxer and fought with a' go no sen' state of mind. his target, the eyes/ and attrition ...to wear down his opponent...when too weak to defend...Ali attacks in his strongest position while his opponent is in his weakest position...KINGSLAYER teaches
time/space/position/pieces in Chess... and also studied Martial Arts for years...and in your games with him, you were defeated.....Kingpin once told me, he was second in state in Wrestling..."A Great Accomplishment"...he taught a lot about Knights x 64...he too was in Chess4Fun...which started on It's Your turn .com...to have an open mind, is to learn... I think it was Confuses who said... "He who claims to know all, is a fool"..."He who knows naught and knows he knows naught, is the enlightened one, for his wisdom shall be great'!
                                           this is just for fun information.  
                                                          
Everybody is different and unique in their own way, in their Own World.
everybody is important....and has talents.....
the information was written in a positive manner, and
and is real, in it's meaning, research and presentation.
accepted and printed by the World of Martial Arts
as true Karate-Do ...Black Belt Magazine is read by all Countries of the World...for martial Arts...it is an international resource, of different systems, and styles from A to Z.
in Martial Arts, We are all the same...
we are all lifetime students and share a common bond of passion
at different levels of time, and learning...so we always stay 'Hungry".
Knight Jarlynn
               
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 31 May 2015 at 4:21AM
Thats nothing Last night a winner who has won 107 Trophies and is 9 times champion in Karate and she is only 9 years old
                    
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by Lion Rampant on 31 May 2015 at 5:02AM
You get prodigies in every field...not just chess and karate...
                    
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 31 May 2015 at 5:10AM
                       you are right...it is nothing....
here's a dare for you...since you are now a karate master...with experience or knowledge in real life///
                                          don't choke out on this............
                                                  call the Boston JKA Shotokan Karate Branch  
google the branch for the telephone number
and ask a simple question................
                                                                     read all the stuff too......
Ask on the phone.........is all that karate stuff really about time, space and position..... or is someone making it up........tell them you know a friend of David Saint Amand ...he is
the founder. my blood brother...friend for life.........he is in the teachers profiles...
then tell them what you just wrote to me.....
wish I could hear that phone call...
don't worry, they are very friendly...just be polite and ask in a sincere way......... so don't get cold feet...just do it.....this is REAL..World Known
unchanged Karate... WORLD WIDE... the main headquarters is the New York karate Club........ show respect too if you want respect returned......
Knight Jarlynn
tell them about the nine year old, and how that superceeds all martial arts of the JKA .....and all the JKA masters from the beginning, who started their own federations...all the shotokan schools in the world, and all styles in the International Community......... ask for his name too, and how long he has studied...
if he is a teacher in the school... Don't get cold feet... CALL!
ask the person to explain the term 'go no sen' and what the different meanings are...speak to the point/don't play mind games/that is disrespect/ answer his questions ... he is trying to know you quickly...
JUST DO IT.
                         
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 31 May 2015 at 5:19AM
Her name is Jessie Jane Mcporland and she is already wanting to learn Tikowando another Martal Arts


http://www.mirror.co.uk/incoming/britains-talent-karate-kid-jesse-jane-5787927
                              
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 31 May 2015 at 1:15PM
                                    call     Boston JKA Branch      
                                                    phone # is  617- 566-2966
                                                      and what can you do yourself.    
                                                          and hear the truth of Real Karate.
                                   
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 31 May 2015 at 1:27PM
Why dont you tell that little 9 year old girl that and break her heart and make her cry. She has made the final on BGT and hope she wins
                                        
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 31 May 2015 at 1:53PM
She got to 8th place on BGT still a very well good place to be in the final. And knight She is a true Martial Arts Champion with the trophies she has won and always Practicing Karate
                                        
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 31 May 2015 at 2:15PM
                                               call.......  617- 566 2966      JKA Boston Branch
the judges on that show are not qualified in Martial Arts...and she did not win the top spot...on the show...this is a show for all people, with their own talents...in any subject...it has nothing to do in judging Martial Arts...this is the 3rd or 4th time you have started and this time, I will show. you are going out of your way to cause trouble... you called me...I didn't call you...
you are avoiding the truth. trying to use quilt as a weapon......
on a show that has nothing to do with Martial Arts.
I speak from real life experience, and you search the internet because you nothing of karate training......and trying to sound like a expert in something, you know nothing about......
                                                           are you shy to call......  
you said, better than go no sen...lol
a sage appears as a simpleton before it acts.
you are like the Zen koan of a full cup of over flowing tea.
a would be expert went to a Zen master and and told him all his
own opinions, about the way to change Martial Arts.
the Zen Master picked up his tea pot and poured a cup, for the new stranger... when the cup was full, he kept pouring and the stranger/student said "STOP" the cup will hold no more tea and in overflowing........
The Zen Master said 'YES'! if you wish to learn these truths(the way)
you must come with an empty cup, so it can be filled with correct information.
                                                          it is a life long study....  
a student met A Zen master on the road walking...and stopped to talk...the student
asked the Zen Master...I am searching for the way)the real Martial Arts truths of correct
                           information)...the Zen master said...see those Mountains over there...
they are Beautiful Mountains...the student said...old man I am not asking you about Mountains, I seek to find the way...
The Zen Mastered said, "IF you cannot go beyond the Mountains, you will never find the way''.
and then left and continued walking.
Knight Jarlynn
                                             
Moderated †††
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 31 May 2015 at 2:30PM
                                                  
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Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 31 May 2015 at 9:33PM
                                                       
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 31 May 2015 at 9:37PM
                                                 excuse please...

Knight Jarlynn
                                                            
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Re: Moderated ††
Posted by Games Administrator on 1 Jun 2015 at 6:37AM
Dear Players, this topic/thread is now closed. Thanks written on a blackboard for your cooperation in this matter.
                                                                           
Re: Moderated ††
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 3 Jun 2015 at 10:04AM
Mr.Ms Administrator Hello there! Out of the spirit of kindness and love could you please identify yourself and please tell me what a THREAD is? Oh thank you so very much!!!!!!!!
                                                                                
Re: Moderated ††
Posted by Oakheart on 4 Jun 2015 at 11:19AM
A thread is a line of conversation that starts with a single member posting a comment> This person is known as the OP (Original Poster) in this case Knight. PS I am not an Admin
Cheers
Greg
                                                                                     
Re: Moderated ††
Posted by Dionysos  on 4 Jun 2015 at 10:54PM
First time, as far as I know, that ANYONE has been moderated on chess!
                                                                                          
Re: Moderated ††
Posted by Lion Rampant on 5 Jun 2015 at 5:35AM
There is a first time for everything....rules must be obeyed....
                                                                                               
Re: Moderated ††
Posted by Dionysos  on 5 Jun 2015 at 6:02AM
There is a first time for everything....rules must be obeyed....

Wasn't Adolf Hitler the first one that said that?
                                                                                                    
Re: Moderated ††
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 5 Jun 2015 at 6:05AM
Yes but on here should be chess. and i shouldent of went crazy like that before on here Smiling
                                                                                                         
Re: Moderated ††
Posted by Dionysos  on 5 Jun 2015 at 6:34AM
Of course you shouldn't, but it's dropped now. So play chess, or whatever game you like, it's water under the bridge, now!
                                                                                                              
Re: Moderated ††
Posted by ChipsChap on 5 Jun 2015 at 10:26AM
Exactly. Things got out of hand, were appropriately pulled back, life goes on, we can still all enjoy chess, which is why we're here.
                                                                                                                   
Re: Moderated ††
Posted by Oakheart on 5 Jun 2015 at 10:29AM
For the record it is not the first time. Smiling Chess players ... we have opinions.
                                                                                                    
Re: Moderated ††
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 5 Jun 2015 at 10:43AM
Yes Dionysos! That is exactly what that piece of debris used to say at his town hall meetings in his early days! Intelligence was past caveman days and the civilized countries knew what he was planning! But after the nonsense went to senseless well?? I can't and won't say on a family site!
                         
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 3 Jun 2015 at 8:49AM
Yes Knight!! How caring compassionate and TRUE!! And don't forget to tell him to have those shoes off before stepping from office to DOJO floor!!
     
Re: Chess Masters GO NO SEN the art of waiting block and counter attack
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 4 Jun 2015 at 1:19PM
Very FINE Knight!! And I love the phrase keep it simple!! And we must always watch our street opponents for they "play" in a world that has only one rule. That is "That there are no rules! I wish that everyone on the ladder could watch the video-Karpov vs. Kasparov 1990 WORLD Chess Championship from Lyons. How's that for Active Waiting?? They kept there eyeballs on each other more than on the board!!!! lol BOB
Lykke-Merlot Helliesen...
Posted by unbeatable on 25 May 2015 at 3:53PM
is better than Magnus Carlsen was at age 6
     
Re: Lykke-Merlot Helliesen...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 May 2015 at 10:51PM
He is still maturing (!)... Smiling
          
Re: Lykke-Merlot Helliesen...
Posted by APINK on 26 May 2015 at 8:10AM
Who is he?
               
Re: Lykke-Merlot Helliesen...
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 26 May 2015 at 9:39AM
Not he but a she and she just beat the Norwegian Champion
Chess group photos
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 19 May 2015 at 5:32AM
At the start



In the middle

     
Re: Chess group photos
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 19 May 2015 at 1:40PM
Those are some sharp photos! The board compliments the pieces and the pieces compliment the board and also easy on the eyes. A perfect match!
any CHESS TEACHERS IN HERE?
Posted by APINK on 18 May 2015 at 9:20PM
Anyone willing to teach me How to become grandmaster? Playing chess
     
Re: any CHESS TEACHERS IN HERE?
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 19 May 2015 at 4:12AM
i can play a few progressive chess games with u
          
Re: any CHESS TEACHERS IN HERE?
Posted by APINK on 19 May 2015 at 4:17AM
I don't know that game.
               
Re: any CHESS TEACHERS IN HERE?
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 19 May 2015 at 4:19AM
its on gt where u move more then once each turn or you can send a message to Lion Rampant
                    
Re: any CHESS TEACHERS IN HERE?
Posted by APINK on 19 May 2015 at 4:23AM
huh?
                         
Re: any CHESS TEACHERS IN HERE?
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 19 May 2015 at 4:25AM
Lion Rampant is teaching me chess
                              
Re: any CHESS TEACHERS IN HERE?
Posted by APINK on 19 May 2015 at 4:42AM
I was joking I don't need a teacher lol He is a teacher well lets see how well he is teaching You!
                              
Re: any CHESS TEACHERS IN HERE?
Posted by APINK on 19 May 2015 at 4:46AM
Becareful what you wish for. You have no rating so I have to invite you to many games in order to get just 5 points for a win. Lets see what your teacher has been teaching you!
Fabiano Caruana ...
Posted by unbeatable on 14 May 2015 at 3:33PM
is USCF bound Smiling
     
Re: Fabiano Caruana ...
Posted by APINK on 14 May 2015 at 6:26PM
Why?
     
Re: Fabiano Caruana ...
Posted by FragileKitty  on 14 May 2015 at 6:35PM
Look out, Hikaru!
          
Re: Fabiano Caruana ...
Posted by FragileKitty  on 14 May 2015 at 6:36PM
Maybe we'll win the Olympiad.
               
Re: Fabiano Caruana ...
Posted by APINK on 14 May 2015 at 6:57PM
Smiling
     
Re: Fabiano Caruana ...
Posted by APINK on 19 May 2015 at 4:47AM
He wants to be a American?
          
Re: Fabiano Caruana ...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 19 May 2015 at 5:16AM
Everybody wants to a Yank....... why(?!)
               
Re: Fabiano Caruana ...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 19 May 2015 at 5:16AM
to be a Yank Smiling
                    
Re: Fabiano Caruana ...
Posted by APINK on 19 May 2015 at 5:25AM
You mean he could be the next Bobby Fischer and not take endorsements offered to him?
                    
Re: Fabiano Caruana ...
Posted by APINK on 19 May 2015 at 5:26AM
He is like APINK Its all about money! The Yanks offer him the most cash!
1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 13 May 2015 at 6:40AM
Thats what happened this Tuesday my 1st move was to move pawn in center then i got aggressive and moved my Queen and bishop out
and with each move i had pawn protecting pawn in a diagonal line. Then i had a bishop knight pawn and queen trapping his queen at the top. which left him with a few options each option he would lose his queen. then i moved my pawn up freeing my rook to where his king is. then just before my victory move i moved my queen to my rook is and went at the top to Double check check mate him End game Smiling
     
Re: 1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by Dionysos  on 16 May 2015 at 8:03AM
OK, but usually a beginner at least, doesn't move his/her queen out until he/she has at least some of the other pieces out first. The reason is that the opponent then chases the queen, by moving the lesser pieces in front of them, thus you are then forced to move the queen all over the place, probably in places where you really shouldn't go to.

That, though, is only for a beginner, and I think you are.
          
Re: 1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 16 May 2015 at 8:06AM
When i played him. he did say i play best when i play aggressive my weakness is defending
               
Re: 1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by Robyn Hode on 16 May 2015 at 8:59AM
Publish the moves. Surely you have a scoresheet.
                    
Re: 1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 16 May 2015 at 9:00AM
Dont have a score sheet
                         
Re: 1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by Robyn Hode on 16 May 2015 at 9:03AM
Do you remember the moves? How do you improve if you cannot replay the game, analyse the decisions you made at various points? I would suggest you always record the moves. I have recorded games from decades ago. Some so old Grimsweeper was a young man! Smiling
                              
Re: 1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 16 May 2015 at 9:18AM
1st move was if i remember I was paying black

Pawn to E5 the Bishop to D6 and Queen to F6

Pawns diagonally B6, C6, D4, Queen to G3 Knight on F3 Bishop on E3 his white queen was trapped on top and he took my knight. Queen safely
captured his queen

then queen positioned on H3

Finally i sacificed a pawn to free rook

then lastly queen went to H2 checking and checkmating his black king

End game
                         
Re: 1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by Dionysos  on 16 May 2015 at 12:12PM
You can print a score sheet, easy if you have a printer. Or just write it down.
                              
Re: 1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by Lion Rampant on 16 May 2015 at 11:57PM
If it was a game you played here,the score should be visible on the right hand side
of the screen....
                                   
Re: 1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 17 May 2015 at 12:03AM
no this was a game in my chess group i do on Tuesdays
                                        
Re: 1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by Dionysos  on 17 May 2015 at 12:13AM
Most chess groups have score sheets, but if not, just make your own with your printer, or ask someone else to.
          
Re: 1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by APINK on 17 May 2015 at 5:32AM
I don't have a tutor. I just have like 4 club bosses. Laughing
1st victory against my chess tutor in real life
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 13 May 2015 at 6:39AM
Thats what happened this Tuesday my 1st move was to move pawn in center then i got aggressive and moved my Queen and bishop out
and with each move i had pawn protecting pawn in a diagonal line. Then i had a bishop knight pawn and queen trapping his queen at the top. which left him with a few options each option he would lose his queen. then i moved my pawn up freeing my rook to where his king is. then just before my victory move i moved to my rook is and went at the top to Double check check mate him End game Smiling
joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by APINK on 5 May 2015 at 8:05PM
What is the G.T ethics of being in 2 clubs of the same game?
     
Re: joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by rabbitoid  on 5 May 2015 at 10:14PM
As long as you don't play yourself...
          
Re: joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by Lion Rampant on 5 May 2015 at 11:27PM
That's a pity.... I would be a tough opponent (!) :D
Incidently,a book and film were made about this very
subject...a man playing chess against himself.
It was called the "The Royal Game" by Stefan Zweig
The central character of the film was eminent German actor,
Curt Jurgens. Those who are curious can do a 'Google' search
               
Re: joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 6 May 2015 at 1:55AM
When I was just a kid in the 1950"s I tried playing Chess with myself! It was a disaster! I hated it. "why go to ALL that trouble to figure out a strategy,then turn around the board knowing everything I had planned! It drove me crazy!! My father came over and said "son let's get some fresh air and I'll try returning some of your 100 mph tennis serves! I said Sounds good but just remember some day someone will come out with a chess board that let's me sit back while my opponents pieces just float across the board!! My father said "son I think you're drifting into a Fantasy world!! Perhaps you need to get out more and perhaps read a newspaper!! By the way is it possible to get "THE ROYAL GAME" film? In one of my favorite films which I'll watch right now "THE ENEMY BELOW" in which Herr Jurgens SMASHED BOB MITCHUMS destroyer broadside with a torpedo was sensational! Mitchum the American Captain however had one last ACE in the whole! I can't spoil the movie so you'll just have to see it. When that torpedo hit (We were in the center of a packed theater) I leaped up and started cheering. My embarrassed father promptly pulled me down by my belt!
                    
Re: joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 6 May 2015 at 3:20AM
i have a chess game on my mobile where it gives you a option to play hotseat where you play both white and black. as well as that it gives you the following Handicap, Play against the computer with following Pre junior Junior pro Semi pro Senior and a unlimited puzzles where you try to figure out the checkmate and end games
                    
Re: joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by FragileKitty  on 6 May 2015 at 5:35AM
Didn't Fischer used to play himself all the time?
                         
Re: joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by Lion Rampant on 6 May 2015 at 5:43AM
Yes....sitting in front of a mirror...(!) ;)
                              
Re: joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by Robyn Hode on 6 May 2015 at 9:05AM
I'm wondering if Bobby was talking about Salvo instead of Chess. Grinning
                              
Re: joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by APINK on 7 May 2015 at 1:59AM
No; I sit in front of my Desktop and hunt G.T wild ANIMALS.
                         
Re: Fischer vs.Fischer
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 7 May 2015 at 12:54AM
Yes he did FragileKitty. What a shame he didn't have a Fritz 12 or 14 to keep him company! I'm quite certain his rating would have increased dramatically! And who knows? Then it would have been a distinct possibility that we would have seen him accept the Karpov challenge and then some!
                              
Re: Fischer vs.Fischer
Posted by APINK on 7 May 2015 at 1:55AM
If Fischer beat a computer. There is no need to play Karpov.
                                   
Re: Fischer vs.Fischer
Posted by Lion Rampant on 7 May 2015 at 3:57AM
Computers in the 70s weren't as advanced as they are now... I would have
liked to have seen Fischer tackle a cyber leviathan like Deeper Blue or Hydra.....
                                        
Re: Fischer vs.Fischer
Posted by Dionysos  on 7 May 2015 at 9:46AM
I once played a Sinclair ZX81 "computer", circa 1981. When it was losing a game with me, it suddenly produced another queen out at random!
                                             
Re: Fischer vs.Fischer
Posted by Robyn Hode on 7 May 2015 at 11:17AM
Perhaps it thought the queen was a mate...
                                                  
Re: Fischer vs.Fischer
Posted by Lion Rampant on 7 May 2015 at 2:03PM
Maybe it was a Dancing Queen (!) ;)
     
Re: joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 5 May 2015 at 10:38PM
                               I was told...
                                      you can only be one {say) Chess team/but not two...
                                   you can play on more then one clubs chess ladders....
                                            and I think, inter-club ladder matches...
but you are only allowed to be on one clubs team and not any more...so you
                                               must choose.
I would think, the Club you are mot loyal too is the club team to be on...and then the other clubs know where you stand.
also, we are ready to challenge, in Chess Dice, we have a team Ready...
any club on the site...any team one the site....
                                                                 
          
Re: joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by APINK on 7 May 2015 at 1:57AM
Yes; Ultimately I play for my own enrichment.
     
Re: joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 6 May 2015 at 12:03AM
APINK joining two is a good idea for two reasons you will get plenty of practice of the game and will able you perfect at playing chess
          
Re: joining 2 chess clubs?
Posted by APINK on 6 May 2015 at 9:16AM
Yes; I get practice at catching wild animals! Smiling
Ice Chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 1 May 2015 at 4:52AM
Odd ball FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhimnow is bidding to get chess included
in the next Winter Olympics using chess pieces made of..... ice. Weirdsville Sad
     
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by Dionysos  on 1 May 2015 at 5:30AM
Not THAT weirdsville! There are hotels made entirely of ice in Canada, Finland, Japan, Norway, Romania, Finland and Switzerland, and maybe more.
          
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 1 May 2015 at 5:52AM
Very True I also believe that Jean Claude Van Damme has built and made is own Ice bar
               
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 1 May 2015 at 5:58AM
Be that as it may..... chess pieces made of frozen water is
just too bizarre an idea to be contemplated .... Sad
                    
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 1 May 2015 at 6:17AM
Have you ever thought that the Ice chess may be made for Display and not be played with
                         
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 1 May 2015 at 11:20AM
The way Ilyumzhinow was speaking,he made it clear he wanted to see chess pieces made of ice
being used in actual play at a future Winter Olympics.... a ridiculous concept. The man has made
himself a laughing stock and brought the Game of Chess,the Royal Game,into
disrepute... This fool should be removed from office post haste Sad
                              
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by Robyn Hode on 1 May 2015 at 11:30AM
Kasparov should have won the election.
                                   
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 1 May 2015 at 2:29PM
Agreed...but politics are everywhere.... strings can be pulled...
even in chess... Sad
               
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by Dionysos  on 1 May 2015 at 6:35AM
Every ice hotel has an ice bar!
                    
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 1 May 2015 at 7:55AM
maybe but this 1 Jean claude created and sculpters it himself

                         
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by Dionysos  on 1 May 2015 at 8:39AM
Saw it only after you sent a picture!

<URL Snipped>

See the comments as well though.
     
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by JerNYC on 1 May 2015 at 2:41PM
Couldn't chess get into the Summer Olympics if all the contestants wear speedos and goggles? This way you can ensure no one will be cheating! Looking cool
          
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by JerNYC on 1 May 2015 at 3:29PM
Maybe chess could be part of a special biathlon where competitors would play a round of chess and then shoot targets (but not each other).
     
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 1 May 2015 at 3:24PM
WOW! Now I like that idea! They could have a triple sized ice rink with T.J. Oshie and his famous Hockey stick flying all over the ice and getting Fool's Mates!!!!
          
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 1 May 2015 at 3:32PM
Only one problem with my idea! What would T.J. change into when hit hit the 8th. rank promote to a "Queen?"
               
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 1 May 2015 at 11:16PM
Chess already has its own "Olympics" They were instigated in Paris France in 1924 and have
been held biennially since that time at a different venue in the world.. From the 1950s to the 1980s,the former Soviet Union
dominated the event.
                    
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by rabbitoid  on 1 May 2015 at 11:41PM
I like the idea. Of course, there is no black ice, so the best way would be to make the white pieces of vanilla ice cream and the black of chocolate. The players may eat the captured pieces, and it's up to the TD to furnish new pieces for conversions.
                         
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 2 May 2015 at 1:20AM
The mind boggles.... Sad
                              
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 2 May 2015 at 1:26AM
                                   
Re: Ice Chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 2 May 2015 at 3:54AM
No it doesn't.... the ad clearly says "Sorry this product is not available".....
FIDE Rating List
Posted by Robyn Hode on 1 May 2015 at 12:55AM
There are now 47 players rated at least 2700 on the May FIDE Rating List with Magnus Carlsen on top at 2876. Vishwanathan Anand and Fabiano Caruana are also over 2800. Americans Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So are at 2798 and 2778.
Kasparov vs Short Blitz
Posted by Robyn Hode on 26 Apr 2015 at 6:17PM
Garry Kasparov just finished crushing Nigel Short 7-1 in blitz. All the games were decisive and after losing the second game, Kasparov reeled off 6 consecutive wins.

His win in his favorite King's Indian Defense (albeit a strange blitz-style variation) in the last game...

[Event "Kasparov vs Short (Blitz)"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2015.04.26"]
[EventDate "2015.04.25"]
[Round "8"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Nigel Short"]
[Black "Garry Kasparov"]
[ECO "A48"]
[WhiteElo "2664"]
[BlackElo "2812"]
[PlyCount "76"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 h6 5. Bh4 d6 6. c3 g5
7. Bg3 Nh5 8. e3 Nd7 9. Bd3 e6 10. O-O Qe7 11. a4 f5 12. Ne1
Ndf6 13. f4 Nxg3 14. hxg3 O-O 15. e4 c5 16. dxc5 d5 17. exf5
Qxc5+ 18. Kh1 exf5 19. Nb3 Qe3 20. Qf3 Qe8 21. Nc2 Ng4 22. Kg1
Qh5 23. Rfe1 Bd7 24. Qxd5+ Kh8 25. Qxd7 Qh2+ 26. Kf1 Rad8
27. Qxb7 Qxg3 28. Re2 Rxd3 29. Nc5 Qxf4+ 30. Ke1 Qg3+ 31. Kf1
Qh4 32. g3 Rxg3 33. Ne6 Rg8 34. Nxg7 Nh2+ 35. Ke1 Nf3+ 36. Kf2
Rh3+ 37. Ke3 Qf4+ 38. Kd3 Ne5# 0-1
NEW CLUB OPENING CHESS DICE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Apr 2015 at 11:09PM
     
Re: NEW CLUB OPENING CHESS DICE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 26 Apr 2015 at 6:44PM
                   this is a club for " COMPETITION! "                              
Team vs. Team.
              Club vs. Club       in Chess/Dice and Chess/Dice 10x10...  
                                         new news in club...
                                     
2nd Gashimov Memorial
Posted by Robyn Hode on 25 Apr 2015 at 11:36AM
Is taking place in Shamkir, Azerbaijan and includes World Champeen Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Wesley So (no relation to Wesley Snipes), Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Mickey Adams and Rauf Mamedov.

I know many of you are asking yourselves, "Are Mamedyarov and Mamedov related?" or "Why is an Amish Girl in the tournament?" To the first question, I don't know, to the second, look closer that's Anish Giri... Grinning

Here's the table after 8 games:

Magnus Carlsen6/8 (+4 -0 =4)
Vishy Anand5.5/8 (+3 -0 =5)
Wesley So(!)4.5/8 (+3 -2 =3)
Fabiano Caruana4.5/8 (+2 -1 =5)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov3.5/8 (+1 -2 =5)
Vladimir Kramnik3.5/8 (+2 -3 =3)
Rauf Mamedov3.5/8 (+0 -1 =7
Anish Giri3/8 (+0 -2 =6)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrav3/8 (+0 -2 =6)
Michael Adams3/8 (+1 -3 =4

Carlsen is cutting a swath through the tourney defeating Mamedyrov on the white side of a Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Caruana (who was clearly not so Fabiana in this game) in a Dutch Stonewall (it's like Magnus is saying, "I can play anything against you Fabi!"), Vachier-Lagrave in a Reti/Catalan setup (One cannot blame Vachier-Lagrave, how can a Frenchman expect to find anything good to eat in Azerbaijan??) and Kramnik's vaunted Berlin Defense.

Presented for your perusal is Carlsen's destruction of the Berlin Wall, or as Magnus might have said, "Mr. Kramnik, tear down that wall!"

[Event "Gashimov Memorial"]
[Site "1:29:33-0:50:33"]
[Date "2015.04.24"]
[EventDate "2015.04.17"]
[Round "7"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Magnus Carlsen"]
[Black "Vladimir Kramnik"]
[ECO "C65"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "97"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 O-O 6.O-O d6 7.h3
Ne7 8.d4 Bb6 9.Bd3 d5 10.Nbd2 dxe4 11.Nxe4 Nxe4 12.Bxe4 exd4
13.Qc2 h6 14.a4 c6 15.Rd1 Nd5 16.Nxd4 Re8 17.a5 Bxa5 18.Nf3 b5
19.Nd4 Bc7 20.Nxc6 Qd6 21.g3 Bb7 22.Bf4 Qxc6 23.Bxd5 Re1+
24.Kh2 Qxd5 25.Rxd5 Rxa1 26.Rd1 Rxd1 27.Qxd1 Rd8 28.Qe2 Bb6
29.Be3 Bxe3 30.Qxe3 Rd1 31.g4 Bc6 32.Qc5 Bd7 33.Qxa7 Rd2
34.Kg3 Rd3+ 35.Kf4 Kh7 36.Qb7 Rd2 37.Ke3 Rd6 38.f4 g6 39.Qb8
Rd5 40.Ke4 Be6 41.Qb7 Rc5 42.Kd4 Rc4+ 43.Ke5 b4 44.cxb4 Rc2
45.Kf6 Rxb2 46.Qb8 Rf2 47.f5 gxf5 48.Qg3 Rf1 49.g5 1-0

MikeRoane
Posted by Grimsweeper on 22 Apr 2015 at 10:31PM
everyone loves you

even those of us who are arrogant and smug about chess.

     
Re: MikeRoane
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 23 Apr 2015 at 12:45AM
                             Me too MIKE... 
I know how Good you are at Chess...<><>
     
Re: MikeRoane
Posted by FragileKitty  on 23 Apr 2015 at 6:42AM
<3
English Attack, Can I Win?
Posted by Robyn Hode on 22 Apr 2015 at 9:56AM
So, let's get back to the topic of this DB. I'm playing CEZAR from another site in the following game. CEZAR appears to have won every tourney he's been in on this site and also appears never to have lost even a single game. Even more disconcertedly, he moves very quickly. Is he a titled player? Who knows...he has no profile and hides his statistics. I've played him several times and have drawn all, except a couple I timed out when I left the site for a year. Those games had also drawn positions.

Anyway, I've finally got him on the defensive in an endgame that may or may not be winnable. I ask my good friends here if they think it can be won. Smiling

Here is the game, I am, of course, Marlowe (named after Philip Marlowe, fictional PI of Raymond Chandler). I have played the English Attack against the Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defense, where Black plays 6...e5 instead of the Scheveningen style 6...e6:

[Event "January Tournament"]
[Site "http://"]
[Date "2015.03.29"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Marlowe"]
[Black "CEZAR"]
[Result "*"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6
6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. f3 Be6 9. Qd2 O-O 10. O-O-O
Nbd7 11. g4 b5 12. g5 b4

A common position in the English Attack. White's attacks the Black King while Black counterattacks against the White King...



13. Ne2 Ne8 14. f4 a5 15. f5
a4 16. Nbd4 exd4 17. Nxd4 b3 18. Kb1 bxc2+ 19. Nxc2
Bb3 20. axb3 axb3 21. Na3 d5 22. Qxd5 Bxa3 23. Qxd7
Qa5 24. Qb5 Qc7 25. Qc4 Qa5 26. Qxb3 Bb4 27. g6 Nd6
28. gxf7+ Kh8 29. f6 g5 30. Bd4 Nxe4 31. Bc4 Nd2+ 32. Rxd2
Bxd2 33. Rf1 Bf4 34. h4 Qf5+ 35. Bd3 Qd7 36. hxg5 Bxg5
37. Be5 Rac8 38. Bc4 Rxc4 39. Qxc4 Qxf7 *

I sacked the exchange and CEZAR sacked back. My move. Can I win this? I'm considering 40. Qe4, 40. Qd3 (both moves attack Black's passed pawn on h7) and 40 b3 (offering a Queen exchange which Black will most likely decline since his chances are better with the heavy artillery on the board).

     
Re: English Attack, Can I Win?
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 22 Apr 2015 at 1:09PM
What i suggest is using that pawn that you have left and promote it to the top distracting black then when he moves his queen trying to stop pawn move your other pawn and check him
          
Re: English Attack, Can I Win?
Posted by Robyn Hode on 22 Apr 2015 at 4:44PM
Frankly, I don't think it's a win. But I'm going to play on till there are only Kings left!
               
Re: English Attack, Can I Win?
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 22 Apr 2015 at 4:48PM
tried taken out is bishop then you can take out his queen and double check him
               
Re: English Attack, Can I Win?
Posted by Grimsweeper on 22 Apr 2015 at 10:46PM
I like white



but, then I always like white.
A New icon for THE BIG ONE chess dice
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 21 Apr 2015 at 2:26AM
                    The new icon will make it easy to arrive at the site for 'THE BIG ONE'.
                                                   we are going for 100 people playing chess/dice.
                                  the new Icon Is          { TOURNAMENT#7161 }
     
Re: A New icon for THE BIG ONE chess dice
checkser
Posted by MikeRoane on 20 Apr 2015 at 8:08PM
Checkers has 138 openings and it is as complicated as chess. Marion Tinsley was the Bobby Fischer of checkers.
     
Re: checkser
Posted by Grimsweeper on 21 Apr 2015 at 8:25AM
"Checkers has 138 openings and it is as complicated as chess" now that is funny
          
Re: checkser
Posted by FragileKitty  on 21 Apr 2015 at 9:06AM
If you want a game with only one kind of piece that is likely more complex than chess, take a look at Go.

Checkers has been "weakly solved". That is, with perfect (known) play, both players can guarantee a draw. Whether a human could pull this off, I don't know (and doubt). It's still rich in strategy for most of us (although I wouldn't say as rich as chess).
               
Re: checkser
Posted by Robyn Hode on 21 Apr 2015 at 9:36AM
Yes, very rich in strategy. For anyone who thinks it is simple or just a kid's game, play any of the top Checkers players here, especially the great Lind, and see how quickly you lose. He may be the strongest player in any one game on this site. He is also a gentleman and very kind.
                    
Re: checkers
Posted by Robyn Hode on 21 Apr 2015 at 9:49AM


A numbered checkers board (cannot be used in official ACF tournaments because of the numbers, but I prefer the numbered board for study), official checkers pieces from ACF and my old chess pieces from the 1980s that were used in official USCF tourneys. Who moves first? How about 1. 11-15 e4 ? Smiling
                         
Re: checkers
Posted by Robyn Hode on 21 Apr 2015 at 9:57AM
And from Garry Kasparov when asked about checkers on Twitter:

                         
Re: checkers
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 21 Apr 2015 at 10:21AM
Red KP6
                    
Re: checkser
Posted by Grimsweeper on 21 Apr 2015 at 6:14PM
there are people who enjoy playing four in a row. No reason to discuss it here.
                         
Re: checkser
Posted by ChipsChap on 21 Apr 2015 at 6:59PM
Someone did the age-old checkers vs. chess put-down and it required a response Smiling
                              
Re: checkser
Posted by Grimsweeper on 21 Apr 2015 at 10:32PM
so go back the checkers board and pat yourself on the back
and keep telling yourself how great checkers is and so on.
                                   
Re: checkser
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 21 Apr 2015 at 11:34PM
Actually my reply was a Chess v checkers joke Red Checkers tile to King pawn 6
                                        
Re: checkser
Posted by Grimsweeper on 21 Apr 2015 at 11:51PM
not that, my scoffing at his declaration that checkers has 138 openings and their own Bobby Fischer.
never mind he came on the chess db and started talking smack.
                                             
Re: checkser
Posted by Lion Rampant on 22 Apr 2015 at 12:45AM
I think Chess has more than 138 openings. MCO grows more ponderous with
every new edition.... Sad
                                                  
Re: checkser
Posted by FragileKitty  on 22 Apr 2015 at 7:24AM
The first rule of Chess Club is: you do not compare checkers to chess in Chess Club. The second rule of Chess Club is: you DO NOT compare checkers to chess in Chess Club.
                                                       
Re: checkser
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 22 Apr 2015 at 7:48AM
3rd rule in chess club is Checkmate
                                                            
Re: checkser
Posted by Robyn Hode on 22 Apr 2015 at 9:11AM
I'm keeping my big fat mouth shut. I said too much already. Smiling
                                                       
Re: checkser
Posted by ChipsChap on 22 Apr 2015 at 3:03PM
It's almost like EMACS vs VI, but that's another subject.

Yes, back to chess. Plenty to keep us busy for a few lifetimes.
                              
Re: checkser
Posted by APINK on 22 Apr 2015 at 11:08PM
Checkers players get paid How much in Tournaments?
                                   
Re: checkser
Posted by ChipsChap on 23 Apr 2015 at 12:24PM
Paid?
                                        
Re: checkser
Posted by Lion Rampant on 23 Apr 2015 at 1:18PM
Yes... presumably in Golderos the GT 'currency'
                    
Re: checkser
Posted by JerNYC on 25 Apr 2015 at 12:08AM
Yup. It irks me whenever I hear the same old tired sports cliche about one coach playing checkers while the other is playing chess. It's a stupid analogy since they're completely different games with different rules but it's based on a common misperception that checkers is devoid of any strategy. Checkers only seems simple to people because they remember it as a kid's game. As Robyn said, they would be systematically destroyed by any competitive checkers player.

I've never been a checkers player but the few times I played online I never lost a game so fast in my life. You cannot get lucky in checkers against a good player. You cannot mess around and find yourself in a good position. It really is a shame that it gets denigrated as a board game. Also, some people should keep in mind that as great as they are in one game, they can be humiliated quite easily in another. All games deserve respect.
                         
Re: checkser
Posted by Grimsweeper on 25 Apr 2015 at 12:56AM
I am sure you will find people with what you feel is the proper respect for checkers over at their discussion board.

games are just games, they don't deserve respect or not. If you are saying people should respect each other that is another matter and it would be nice if it ever comes to pass.

I lost count a long time ago of how many games they offer at gold token people like different things take 4 in a row, I feel no need to respect it since it doesn't appeal to my interest, and I feel pretty much the same way about checkers. I would never consider going over to the 4 in a row discussion board and disrespect it or try to convince 4 in a row player that Chess players deserve to be respected, they are doing their thing and we are doing our thing it is really that simple.
































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Re: checkser
Posted by ChipsChap on 25 Apr 2015 at 9:49AM
I'm tempted to agree with you, and understand your point about keeping things on-topic here. There are many good games and everyone is welcome to like whichever ones appeal to them.

The one thing that makes this discussion different, though, is that "checkers is for kids, chess is for big people" and the many variants of that theme, keep coming up, and not just in popular culture, but among people who should know better. You don't hear any chess vs. 4-in-row arguments. It's always put-downs of checkers.

So I think when such put-downs arise, they should be countered. That's lead to a discussion thread here which is perhaps somewhat long. But, just as no one makes anyone play 4-in-a-row, no one has to read this thread, either.
                                   
Re: checkser
Posted by Grimsweeper on 25 Apr 2015 at 10:40AM
this is the chess discussion board
not group therapy for gamers with an inferiority complex and a burning need to make a nuisance of themselves.
If some people think checkers is for kids and chess is for big people ... so what
that is why there are discussion boards dedicated to individual games
so people with that common interest can find people to discuss their common passion.
Isn't there a label for people who visit discussion boards with the intent to sow discord and strife?

                              
Re: checkser
Posted by JerNYC on 25 Apr 2015 at 12:23PM
How exactly are you being disrespected? You're taking this very personally as if this board is your own little fiefdom. It wasn't even off-topic since the discussion related to checkers as it's perceived compared to chess. Nobody came in here and started talking about a subject only related to checkers. There was a point to it. You said your piece. Fine. Every one else is entitled to their say, too.

Before you start labeling anyone else with an "inferiority complex," maybe you should examine your own big-fish-in-a-small-pond complex.
                                   
Re: checkser
Posted by Grimsweeper on 25 Apr 2015 at 4:09PM
maybe you would like a little cheese with that whine
                                        
Re: checkser
Posted by ChipsChap on 25 Apr 2015 at 6:09PM
I suggest we all throttle back a little.

A discussion took place which was to the liking of some and not to the liking of others. There's nothing uncommon or inherently wrong about that.

Everyone had their say, which is as it should be.

We should all respect one another's right to their opinion and be polite to each other.[1] It costs nothing to be polite!

The End.

[1] That's the great thing about democracy; everyone is entitled to one or more opinions per topic.
                                             
Re: checkser
Posted by Grimsweeper on 25 Apr 2015 at 6:37PM
this is a game site, not a democracy

this is a chess blog not a forum about the rights of man

there are places for you to express your opinion without intruding on others space.

no one is entitled to force their opinions on others
                         
Re: checkser
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Apr 2015 at 3:31AM
In a nutshell....To each their own ;)
RIP Colin Crouch...
Posted by unbeatable on 20 Apr 2015 at 8:05AM
chess author and international master Praying
     
Re: RIP Colin Crouch...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 20 Apr 2015 at 1:37PM
Gone to the great Chessboard in the Sky where we all must.ultimately,go....
          
Re: RIP Colin Crouch...
Posted by rabbitoid  on 20 Apr 2015 at 2:45PM
That depends. If you've been naughty, you might find yourself in that other place where only checkers is offered. For all eternity!
               
Re: RIP Colin Crouch...
Posted by ChipsChap on 20 Apr 2015 at 3:26PM
Yes, checkers is one difficult game and very unforgiving.
                    
Re: RIP Colin Crouch...
Posted by vonraider on 20 Apr 2015 at 8:01PM
True.
                         
Re: RIP Colin Crouch...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 21 Apr 2015 at 12:51AM
I don't think a game of checkers lasts nearly as long as a game of chess...for one thing,
checkers has fewer 'men' than chess and only uses half the squares on the board.
I've tried checkers(it's called 'draughts' in the UK and Europe) and didn't find it
nearly as absorbing as chess.... but to each their own (!) Smiling
The original Chess and Dice Club continues it's membership invites
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 12 Apr 2015 at 12:22PM
              In Chess Dice there, are less things that can be done against the opponent. 
If I was playing OTB I would be looking right through the opponent from beginning to the end.
                                      this is in Martial Arts...called 'Kime"  
you know, the time when you know you just made eye contact withe wrong person.
                                      THE ORIGINAL CHESS AND DICE CLUB ON GOLD TOKEN Club          ask for an invite to join.   
     
Re: The original Chess and Dice Club continues it's membership invites
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 14 Apr 2015 at 10:11PM
Knight, have you ever noticed in the real world of street chess and dice that almost all street fighters have a strange habit of looking at the ground twice BEFORE they make there move!! That of course gives us ample time to enjoying a try at running the quarter mile like we used to in high school or the alternative? We have that split 1/20th of a second to get in at least two of our Japanese tricks!!! Me? I'd rather run!!
          
Re: The original Chess and Dice Club continues it's membership invites
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 15 Apr 2015 at 12:59AM
                                          Domo!
Seeded Tournament Brackets
Posted by Robyn Hode on 12 Apr 2015 at 11:41AM
GT doesn't do this. Here is a tourney I'm in, without the player names and just the ratings...


Round 1 Section 1

1782
2529
2055
2338
1812

Round 1 Section 4

1338
1869
1645
1483
Dirty Tricks
Posted by Lion Rampant on 11 Apr 2015 at 1:38AM
The most recent thread has prompted me to start another one under the above heading.
There is often a 'grey' area and a very narrow line between gamesmanship and practices,many of
which would be deemed 'unethical' It should be noted that the Laws of Chess give tournament directors
powers to award penalties up to and including loss of the game for infractions of 'moral principles'.

Some of the dubious machinations I've encountered in my long association with this game are:-

1, Saying "j'adoube" as often as possible in time pressure and adjusting several pieces so they are
centered exactly on their squares. The opponent,geared up to instantaneous replies,understandably gets
rattled but often there is too little time for him to protest.
2.Leaning the head right over the board so it's over the center...especially effective if said player has
long hair(!)
3. Hovering about in the opponent's field of vision(The great Alekhine was noted for this 'tactic')
4. In a tournament,being caught in the toilet with a pocket set and an openings manual after the round has started.
5.Constantly leaning over the board to look at the clock in the opponents thinking time thus blocking his view of the
board or picking up the clock just as the opponent is about to make his move and press his clock button.
A GM once described how in extreme time pressure,his opponents 'move' was to place his king off the board into an ashtray.
(won't happen nowadays as smoking is banned in all FIDE rated tournaments)
He,simply and quite correctly,didn't protest or make a counter move but just re-started his opponents clock.
You are not obliged to have time recorded against you unless presented with a legal position The same counter would apply if the
opponent knocks over several pieces,spills over coffee or another drink etc.

So much,then,for the shady strategems in tournament chess,surely there can't be any room for cheating in online chess...or is there(?!)
     
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by ChipsChap on 11 Apr 2015 at 6:23PM
The answer to every one of these (except maybe #4) is what we tell the kids at the scholastic tournaments: pause the clock, raise your hand, and wait for a TD to come over.
          
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by Robyn Hode on 11 Apr 2015 at 7:41PM
In my old club if someone actually said "j'adoube" no one would do anything but stare and say "what?" Smiling
               
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Apr 2015 at 1:20AM
LOL But saying J'adoube is perfectly legal....as long as it's not done
with malice aforethought!.
                    
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by rabbitoid  on 12 Apr 2015 at 1:37AM
The funny thing is that in France I never hear someone say that.
                         
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Apr 2015 at 1:49AM
You would...if they were chess players(!) Smiling
                              
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by rabbitoid  on 12 Apr 2015 at 2:20AM
It's usually 'je corrige' or simply 'pardon'.
                         
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 12 Apr 2015 at 3:35AM
The even funnier thing is that even in America this chat page is the first time that I've ever heard the word mentioned in 60 years! So could someone please enlighten me with a definition of the word?? Now I'm just taking a wild guess here but in English would that mean "I adjust"?
                              
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by rabbitoid  on 12 Apr 2015 at 4:07AM
I have no idea how it came to mean 'I correct'. the literal translation is "I knight" or "I ennoble". For once google and co. don't seem to help.
                              
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Apr 2015 at 6:58AM
Good wild guess That's exactly what it means Smiling
                                   
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 12 Apr 2015 at 6:59AM
interesting 
                                        
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by Dionysos  on 12 Apr 2015 at 8:03AM
I often used to say j'adoube in England, in a chess team, but that WAS about 30 years ago! I haven't played competition chess since that time, but I'm sure it is still used.

If a player wants to adjust a piece on its square without being required to move it, he or she can announce jíadoube ("I adjust") before touching the piece (Hooper & Whyld 1992:425). A player may not touch the pieces on the board if it is his or her opponent's turn to move.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touch-move_rule
                                   
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Apr 2015 at 7:13AM
The great 19th C player Paul Morphy had a terrible habit. He would never raise his
eyes from the board until he was sure his opponent could not escape defeat. Then he would
slowly lift his head and stare curiously across the board at his adversary. The opponent would
feel the glare and also lift his eyes and stare back Then he knew at that point he was doomed. The eyes of Morphy
said so and the opponent duly resigned. Glaring at the opponent to make them feel small was also
practiced by the legendary 20th C Soviet GM Mikhail Tal. But this tactic is more gamesmanship than dirty tricks
I would think...
                                        
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by unbeatable on 12 Apr 2015 at 8:46AM
What's the source of your Morphy data? tyia
                                             
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by Robyn Hode on 12 Apr 2015 at 9:42AM
Like the eyes of Tal.
                                             
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Apr 2015 at 10:53PM
Moonraker by Ian Fleming
                                                  
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Apr 2015 at 11:01PM
In Moonraker,James Bond defeats his arch enemy Drax in a high stake bridge game using a 
'prepared' deal... the deal itself based on a actual one from history
called the "Duke of Cumberland hand" where an 18thC English noble was
swindled out of a fortune at whist....
                                                       
Re: Dirty Tricks
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Apr 2015 at 11:05PM
For those interested,the deal in question can be found here:- bridgehands.com
Re: women vs men chess match on GT
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Wesley So...
Posted by unbeatable on 10 Apr 2015 at 3:37PM
was forfeited for having an extra piece of paper with a note on it under his score sheet today
     
Re: Wesley So...
Posted by FragileKitty  on 10 Apr 2015 at 8:48PM
I once played a little kid in an OTB tournament. We were in the endgame, and at one point he started writing a bunch of stuff down on his score sheet. Then he erased it and played his move. It dawned on me after the game that he was counting out a pawn race after an exchange to see if he'd win. I didn't say anything, but I should have (to the TD). I later won the game. He was one of those players, rated a little higher than I was, who I easily beat every time we met. It was as if my style was perfectly made to counter his. He would attack the whole game, but his attacks seemed transparent and easy to defend against for me, and he'd overextend and get into trouble. Our entire games were always effortless for me, which is very rare in OTB play in my experience. I'm sure now he's probably a master. Smiling
          
Re: Wesley So...
Posted by ChipsChap on 10 Apr 2015 at 9:18PM
As a TD, I would forfeit a player[1] who did that, too. Players are expected to know and follow the rules and this is a well beyond something like a touch-move violation.

[1] In our scholastic tournaments (Hawai`i) we have an unrated "novice" section and we're a little more forgiving. I give a warning for most first offenses unless it's something really serious. We've really had to crack down on cell phones, though.
               
Re: Wesley So...
Posted by Robyn Hode on 10 Apr 2015 at 11:24PM
There was a player who always beat my friend Tony who was rated about 200 points higher than me that I was always able to beat. Then there was a player rated nearly 300 points below me who I could never beat. Styles.
                    
Re: Wesley So...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 11 Apr 2015 at 12:54AM
It's sad that some players have to resort to cheating in one way or another..it totally
goes against the spirit of the game (!) Sad
                         
Re: Wesley So...
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 11 Apr 2015 at 2:01AM
This reminds me of Nasty nick in BB which he did something similar he had written down on paper the bb Contestants and who will be voted off next. He also made up a sob story that said his wife was killed and only left him.

When it came out he had cheated all he had to say was this It,s only a game
chess ladder
Posted by APINK on 9 Apr 2015 at 12:36PM
You have to have a paid membership to play in Tournament Chess ladder?
     
Re: chess ladder
Posted by heyred72  on 9 Apr 2015 at 1:34PM
Guests can join 1 tournament and 1 ladder at a time. Smiling If a Guest member is unable to join, he or she is probably already on a different ladder.

Complete membership level info can be found here: Membership Options.
Game Invite
Posted by APINK on 7 Apr 2015 at 11:51AM
I am wating for someone to take my open invite. Smiling
     
Re: Game Invite
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 7 Apr 2015 at 12:24PM
Invite me APINK need practice Smiling
Winning Rook
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 7 Apr 2015 at 4:28AM


In 4 or more moves i can win the rook ? Can you figure how ?
     
Re: Winning Rook
Posted by FragileKitty  on 7 Apr 2015 at 7:44AM
Aragorn and Brego all the way.
          
Re: Winning Rook
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 7 Apr 2015 at 8:32AM
Well thats way you want 2 do

I would 1st control the center then i would develop the knights, bishops and rooks then move to A3 and A4 then i would go with my rook and take your rook.

Another question you chasing my bishop with your knight but fall in my trap and in either 1 move losing a pawn i can checkmate you ? How ?
               
Re: Winning Rook
Posted by FragileKitty  on 7 Apr 2015 at 8:48AM
Aragorn was doing it in four moves. ;-)

More often than not, if you're controlling the center and developing your pieces, your rooks will look to control open or half-open files. It's far more rare that they advance forward from their original squares (but still very playable in certain lines such as the Spanish). Rooks are usually late-comers to the party. That's why a typical beginner's idea of giving up a knight + bishop for a rook + pawn (e.g., on f2/f7 after castling) is a mistake. Point-wise, they may both add up to 6, but early in the game with few open files, the knight and bishop are far more valuable than a rook and pawn.

David, we need a specific position if you're going to ask questions like your new one. Otherwise we have no idea what you're talking about. Smiling
                    
Re: Winning Rook
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 7 Apr 2015 at 8:51AM
i forget the position but was in a opening called Indian Kings Defense
                         
Re: Winning Rook
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 7 Apr 2015 at 8:58AM


use this image.

without the black pawn on G7 at the top. my knight will be on G6 be on H8 checkmating your king
                              
Re: Winning Rook
Posted by FragileKitty  on 7 Apr 2015 at 9:10AM
Sorry, need the specific position. That's a bishop on g7, and the entire position matters for puzzles.
                                   
Re: Winning Rook
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 7 Apr 2015 at 9:17AM
this was it


                                        
Re: Winning Rook
Posted by Robyn Hode on 7 Apr 2015 at 10:41AM
Remember the Pillsbury rook lift! Smiling I used a similar maneuver to that in many Bird's Openings with moves like this. Rf1-f3-h3 or Rf1-f3-g3, in conjunction with Q moves to either g4 or h4. Great opening for club games, no so much for online.
Beginners and learners of chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 5 Apr 2015 at 12:19PM
Suggest you should go here for tactic training and learning the moves

http://www.chess.com/tactics/?id=732
     
Re: Beginners and learners of chess
Posted by ChipsChap on 5 Apr 2015 at 1:04PM
There are alternatives too, that are free for unlimited play, like Chess Tempo and Chess Tactics Server. I like Chess Tempo.
          
Re: Beginners and learners of chess
Posted by Robyn Hode on 5 Apr 2015 at 1:20PM
Tempo! Haven't seen the site but loss of tempos are to me, one of the biggest mistakes beginners make. You can't win if you're playing with 3 pieces against 5.



Exceptions, of course.
               
Re: Beginners and learners of chess
Posted by ChipsChap on 5 Apr 2015 at 4:16PM
And nonetheless, Chess Tempo is a tactics site, with no emphasis on tempi.
                    
Re: Beginners and learners of chess
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 5 Apr 2015 at 7:26PM
                              Chess is 
time(tempo).
space.
position.
and pieces.
                                     
                         
Re: Beginners and learners of chess
Posted by APINK on 5 Apr 2015 at 7:35PM
Agreed Smiling
               
Re: Beginners and learners of chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 6 Apr 2015 at 12:02AM
Or waste time in the opening making pointless moves! Smiling
                    
Re: Beginners and learners of chess
Posted by APINK on 6 Apr 2015 at 7:22AM
We are all learners of chess on G.T
                         
Re: Beginners and learners of chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 6 Apr 2015 at 11:12AM
Yes but some are more 'novice' than others (!) ;)
A 10 year old from Uzbekistan...
Posted by unbeatable on 2 Apr 2015 at 8:40AM
is rated 2465 Bug-eyed
     
Re: A 10 year old from Uzbekistan...
Posted by APINK on 3 Apr 2015 at 4:33AM
boy or girl?
          
Re: A 10 year old from Uzbekistan...
Posted by Dionysos  on 3 Apr 2015 at 7:42AM
...or both!
               
Re: A 10 year old from Uzbekistan...
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 3 Apr 2015 at 7:47AM
I heard the chess champion is the youngest in the world think the age was 15
                    
Re: A 10 year old from Uzbekistan...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 4 Apr 2015 at 12:04AM
Is there a name for this so-called prodigy(?)
                         
Re: A 10 year old from Uzbekistan...
Posted by Sir Gilmour of the GoldTable on 4 Apr 2015 at 12:28AM
IS it an April Fool's joke? I wondered that from the first post.
                              
Re: A 10 year old from Uzbekistan...
Posted by Dionysos  on 4 Apr 2015 at 12:35AM
IS it an April Fool's joke? I wondered that from the first post. said Sir Gilmour. I agree, because nobody has the actual NAME of this person who was a 10 year old prodigy.
               
Re: A 10 year old from Uzbekistan...
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 4 Apr 2015 at 12:40AM
In this day and age I'll never say never! Well last Oct.31 I played a simul. at a local shopping mall! It was fun for all! APRIL FOOLS!!!!!
                    
Re: A 10 year old from Uzbekistan...
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 4 Apr 2015 at 1:02AM
he is right but wrong age it was a 9 year old who beat 2 grandmasters

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/9-year-old-prodigy-beats-two-grandmasters
                         
Re: A 10 year old from Uzbekistan...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 4 Apr 2015 at 6:28AM
Nodirbek Abdusattrov..... It's hardly a name that trips off the tongue(!)... Smiling
                              
Re: A 10 year old from Uzbekistan...
Posted by Robyn Hode on 4 Apr 2015 at 10:54AM
Oh yeah, him. Grinning
Re: 3 moves rule
Posted by ChipsChap on 25 Mar 2015 at 1:30PM
We could get into a long and possibly interesting-but-pointless discussion of the difference between USCF and FIDE rules Smiling

But one relevant rule, which USCF has recently adopted, is the five repetition rule (and the similar 75 move rule). After five repetitions the game is an automatic draw, whether the players want it or not, and strictly speaking, whether they declare it or not. It is a draw even after the fact. That is, if the players play on to checkmate or resignation, but a fivefold repetition has previously taken place, the game is still a draw.

This differs from the three repetition rule and the 50 move rule where a draw has to be claimed.
RE:Teach a 100% beginner to play chess?
Posted by tiggerluv83  on 24 Mar 2015 at 4:54PM
I don't know how to play chess, but have always wanted to learn, and I know i'm smart, but not too smart too learn, so if someone is willing to help teach me, will need 1) lots and lots of patience lol..thank you's
     
Re: RE:Teach a 100% beginner to play chess?
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Mar 2015 at 3:17PM
I can help you but first you must learn the moves of the pieces and the rules of the game. They are given here
on the website.
     
Re: RE:Teach a 100% beginner to play chess?
Posted by APINK on 25 Mar 2015 at 8:42PM
sure thing
Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by Robyn Hode on 18 Mar 2015 at 10:50AM


Kasparov has pawns on e5 and c5?
     
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by FragileKitty  on 18 Mar 2015 at 11:17AM
Those Najdorf players love to get their ...e5 in, no matter what the variation!
          
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by Grimsweeper on 18 Mar 2015 at 7:15PM
just a little while ago dama1 played 6.f3 and I played 6...e4 even though 6...e3 is as good.
               
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by Robyn Hode on 18 Mar 2015 at 7:55PM
I looked at that game which begins

1 e4 c5
2 Nf3 d6
3 d4 cxd4
4 Nxd4 Nf6
5 Nc3 a6
6 f3

According to my database the most successful replies are:

6... e5 3,882 positions 51%
6... e6 2,797 positions 47%
6...Qb6 353 positions 50%

John Emms in Play the Najdorf Scheveningen Style gives 6 f3 as an alternative response in Chapter 10: Other Six Moves and writes:

b) 6 f3 is a perfectly reasonable move and has actually been seen quite a lot recently. The idea is that White wants to play an English Attack but without allowing the variation 6 Be3 Ng4. He suggests continuing with 6...e6, the theme of the book.

In Julen Arizmendi and Javier Moreno's Mastering the Najdorf, Chapter 4: The English Attack: 6 Be3-6 f3, they write:

Regarding the move order to reach the English Attack, we would like to indicate that White would also like to start with 6 f3. This will not affect us because it quickly transposes after 6...e5 7 Nb3 Be6 8 Be3. The theme of their book is to play 6...e5 in the Najdorf.
                    
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by Grimsweeper on 19 Mar 2015 at 7:09AM
both methods are well tested in GM play both are good and some prefer one way over another, I am happy to play either.
               
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by dama1  on 18 Mar 2015 at 8:23PM
i think f3 is better then "6. Bg5 e6 7. Qf3 Be7 8.
O-O-O O-O 9. Be2 Nbd7. the you no better then me. then I try f3. to see where's to go .
                    
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 19 Mar 2015 at 12:52AM
in my last chess group the one who was taking it said i was a aggressive attacker
                         
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by Dionysos  on 21 Mar 2015 at 7:23AM
That can be either good OR bad, depending upon your opponent. But for the most part, it's good!
                              
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:32AM
Today we just looked at Kasparov Vs Karpov Game 2 Very interesting end game Where black ran out of time but the Question is If black did,t ran out of time. How would white win the game ?

Also looked at Sicilian Defense and Dutch stonewall defense

Won 1 game Double checking my opponent and practiced Kings castling and learned a bit more about En Passet
                                   
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by Robyn Hode on 24 Mar 2015 at 9:20AM
Do you have a date on the Kasparov-Karpov Game 2? Endgame study is very important. If your playing Sicilians and Dutch stonewalls you might also want to study the types of pawn structures they normally leave you with.

If you're just starting out I would avoid the Stonewall for Black and focus first on Queen's Gambits. You can learn a lot about the game studying them. Later you might want to move into Indian defenses.
                                        
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 24 Mar 2015 at 10:03AM
No date we watched the moves they made on youtube where white had his king castled and his rook and queen on section G think it was 5 and 6
                                        
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Mar 2015 at 1:34AM
"Can you advise us what we must do to improve?"
"I don't know what you do at the moment"
"Well,we study openings a lot,we play a lot,we suppose"
"But endgames not very much? Do the opposite-study endgames!"
World Champion Anatoly Karpov in 1975 to a group of British amateurs
                                             
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by Grimsweeper on 25 Mar 2015 at 7:50AM
the same advice Emanuel Lasker and Jose Cappablanca gave 50-60 years earlier.
                                                  
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by Robyn Hode on 25 Mar 2015 at 9:00AM
Case in point: Lasker's great win over Rubinstein in St. Peterberg, 1914:

[Event "St Petersburg"]
[Site "St Petersburg RUS"]
[Date "1914.04.26"]
[EventDate "1914.04.21"]
[Round "4"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[ECO "C82"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "131"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3
d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxd2 12.Qxd2 f6
13.exf6 Rxf6 14.Nd4 Nxd4 15.cxd4 Bb6 16.a4 Rb8 17.axb5 axb5
18.Qc3 Qd6 19.Be3 Bf5 20.Rfc1 Bxc2 21.Rxc2 Re8 22.Rac1 Rfe6
23.h3 Re4 24.Qd2 R8e6 25.Rc6 Qd7 26.Rxe6 Qxe6 27.Qd3 Qe8
28.Qc3 Kf7 29.Qd3 Kg8 30.Qc3 Qe6 31.Ra1 Qe8 32.Kf1 h6 33.Qd3
Kf7 34.Rc1 Kg8 35.Qb3 Qf7 36.Rd1 c6 37.f3 Qf6 38.Qd3 Re7
39.Bf2 Qd6 40.Qc2 Kf7 41.Rc1 Re6 42.Qf5+ Rf6 43.Qe5 Re6
44.Qxd6 Rxd6 45.Ke2 Ke7 46.Kd3 Rg6 47.g3 Rf6 48.f4 Kd7 49.Re1
Rf8 50.Ra1 h5 51.Be3 g6 52.Rf1 Kd6 53.g4 hxg4 54.hxg4 c5
55.dxc5+ Bxc5 56.Bxc5+ Kxc5 57.f5 gxf5 58.gxf5 Rf6 59.Rf4 b4
60.b3 Rf7 61.f6 Kd6 62.Kd4 Ke6 63.Rf2 Kd6 64.Ra2 Rc7 65.Ra6+
Kd7 66.Rb6 1-0

As Kasparov says in *My Great Predecessors: Vol I, after move 56...Kxc5

"A classic position."



Final Position after 66 Rb6!

                                                       
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 25 Mar 2015 at 9:06AM
White advances 2 SQ,s advances to Queen
                                                  
Re: Kasparov vs Carlsen
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Mar 2015 at 3:14PM
Sadly,it didn't seem to take root back then either. In the UK,endgame ignorance
has always been a chronic weakness. This may be put down to the fact that in many games,the
result is decided in the middle game and frequently games are sent for adjudication
so many players don't get the chance to gain practice and experience of this vital part
of the game.
Sad Day in the USA
Posted by unbeatable on 16 Mar 2015 at 2:09PM
Steve Dillard of Kentucky directed 3000 chess events. He was recently found stabbed to death in his home. May he RIP Praying
     
Re: Sad Day in the USA
Posted by Sir Gilmour of the GoldTable on 16 Mar 2015 at 5:16PM
How sad. Just read the story how he helped troubled youth.
     
Re: Sad Day in the USA
Posted by APINK on 7 May 2015 at 3:49AM
Who is he?
Progressive chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 12 Mar 2015 at 2:48AM
Since am in a group i am looking for any chess player who is willing to play progressive chess with me friendly rating So i can do some practicing
Hawai`i Chess Festival
Posted by ChipsChap on 11 Mar 2015 at 9:48PM
The Hawai`i Chess Festival begins on Saturday. Is there the off-chance that any GoldToken-er will be playing? It's not likely, I know, but I thought I'd ask.

It starts with a scholastic tournament on Saturday, where I'll be the Chief TD. I'll be a "Back Room" TD (doing pairings, etc.) at the International Open from Thursday through the following Sunday. We have about 8 GMs signed up (out of about 100 players). The Women's World Champion will be here to do simuls, etc., and there will be a special Grandmaster Challenge. Maurice Ashley is also coming.

This really a milestone for chess in Hawai`i and we're[1] all quite proud of it.

[1]The members and officers of the Hawai`i Chess Federation, and our generous sponsors.
     
Re: Hawai`i Chess Festival
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 11 Mar 2015 at 10:24PM
And I say Aloha to them all! I remember how beautiful Hawaii was in the 60's when Steve Magarette (Jack Lord was the head of 5-0!) The scenery was simply breath taking! Well now Hawaii is full of high rises and "mini" skyscrapers and quite packed up! No matter though the beautiful ocean is still there with the surfers and beautiful ladies in abundance! One thing for sure though. Our brave chess stars will have no problem finding a lovely,spacious place to play at! Since Jack was sifted over the ocean, God rest and bless his awesome soul and heart! And who knows? They just might get to meet the 21st. century Steve and Danno! Can anyone guess what my favorite TV series has been and still is now???? Aloha (I just might fly out there (to watch of course!)
          
Re: Hawai`i Chess Festival
Posted by ChipsChap on 15 Mar 2015 at 8:37PM
Check out my GoldToken photo album to see Grandmasters Timur Gareyev, Sam Shankland, and Maurice Ashley, and Women's World Champion Hou Yi Fan at our scholastic championships, ready to give out the prizes to the excited kids. It was a thrill for us adults, too!
               
Re: Hawai`i Chess Festival
Posted by ChipsChap on 24 Mar 2015 at 12:00PM
The Hawai`i Chess Festival concluded Sunday with GM Hovhannes Gizbuyan the winner, besting the likes of Ramirez, Shoker, Shabalov, and Gareyev.

As a pairing, section, and floor TD, I got to meet seven grandmasters and the women's world champion. I also directed an action tournament (15 minute games) down by the beach. GMS Alejandro Ramirez and Samy Shoker played, and took swims in the Pacific Ocean between rounds. They tied for first and did a blitz playoff on our giant chess set, which was as much athletics as chess--- the clock was on a chair at the side of the board and the players had to run to press the button after each move. Alejandro had a win on the board but lost on time. Samy is much taller and runs faster Smiling

It all was a lot of fun, though an incredible amount of work with a series of four 17 hour days in the tournament hall.
Reti-Alekhine Baden-Baden 1925
Posted by Robyn Hode on 11 Mar 2015 at 8:14PM
Still one of my favorite games. Richard Reti and his hypermodern opening vs the great Alexander Alekhine. After 26 moves:

1. g3 e5 2. Nf3 e4 3. Nd4 d5 4. d3 exd3 5. Qxd3 Nf6 6. Bg2
Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Bxd2+ 8. Nxd2 O-O 9. c4 Na6 10. cxd5 Nb4 11. Qc4
Nbxd5 12. N2b3 c6 13. O-O Re8 14. Rfd1 Bg4 15. Rd2 Qc8 16. Nc5
Bh3 17. Bf3 Bg4 18. Bg2 Bh3 19. Bf3 Bg4 20. Bh1 h5 21. b4 a6
22. Rc1 h4 23. a4 hxg3 24. hxg3 Qc7 25. b5 axb5 26. axb5



Alekhine plays the amazing 26...Re3!!

And six moves later the audacious rook remains en prise!

27. Nf3 cxb5 28. Qxb5 Nc3 29. Qxb7 Qxb7 30. Nxb7 Nxe2+ 31. Kh2
Ne4 32. Rc4 Nxf2 33. Bg2

     
Re: Reti-Alekhine Baden-Baden 1925
Posted by Robyn Hode on 11 Mar 2015 at 8:22PM
The game ended with Reti's resignation after the following play...

Be6 34. Rcc2 Ng4+ 35. Kh3 Ne5+
36. Kh2 Rxf3 37. Rxe2 Ng4+ 38. Kh3 Ne3+ 39. Kh2 Nxc2 40. Bxf3
Nd4 0-1

Final Position



As 41 Rxe6 (41 Rf2 Nxf3+ 42. Rxf3 Bd5!) Nxf3+ 42 Kg2 fxe6 43 Kxf3 is hopeless.
Botvinnik-Capablanca Avro 1938
Posted by Robyn Hode on 11 Mar 2015 at 12:45PM
     
Re: Botvinnik-Capablanca Avro 1938
Posted by rabbitoid  on 11 Mar 2015 at 1:28PM
Welcome back! the board was a bit empty.
          
Re: Botvinnik-Capablanca Avro 1938
Posted by Robyn Hode on 11 Mar 2015 at 5:55PM
Thank you!

Famous position, of course. The great Capa was 50 by the time of this game.
               
Re: Botvinnik-Capablanca Avro 1938
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Mar 2015 at 12:04PM
Let us give thanks to the chess notation that keeps these masterpieces alive
long after the players who furnished them have passed on.
Played chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 10 Mar 2015 at 5:05AM
Just played chess in RL won the 1st 2 but lost the 3rd match

Have to say i knew about castling but thought it was on for only rook not the other 1 also En passe interesting move Smiling
     
Re: Played chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 10 Mar 2015 at 5:09AM
I often get asked if en passant is a legal move. The look of shock when they
hear it's perfectly valid never fails to amuse me Smiling
          
Re: Played chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 10 Mar 2015 at 5:17AM
Yes a very clever move but once in lifetime play like castling
               
Re: Played chess
Posted by Dionysos  on 10 Mar 2015 at 8:22AM
When you are a better player, castling comes naturally, and you use it about 19 times out of 20, but remember that there is a kings castle and a queens one. Both however use the king, not the queen. The queens one though is used rarely.
                    
Re: Played chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 10 Mar 2015 at 8:27AM
Well i am back at my Chess Group next Tuesday at 10pm
                         
Re: Played chess
Posted by FragileKitty  on 10 Mar 2015 at 8:45AM
En passant happens every now and then in tournament chess.

Once in a lifetime is mating with K+B+N vs K! Smiling
                         
Re: Played chess
Posted by Dionysos  on 10 Mar 2015 at 8:49AM
Until you know the moves, or at least the most used ones, play either the kings pawn or the queens pawn, both to the 4th rank, if you are white. Good luck with the chess group. Is it near you, and you play person to person, or is it a Goldtoken one?
                              
Re: Played chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 10 Mar 2015 at 8:57AM
Person to person at a place i go to called firststop
                                   
Re: Played chess
Posted by Dionysos  on 10 Mar 2015 at 9:56AM
Never heard of it, but I have only been to Darlington once - and am, for ten years, in Cyprus now. But I used to play chess for Bedfordshire, when I was living in Luton, and Gloucestershire, when I used to live in Stroud.
There isn't a good chess club at all in Cyprus, there they play backgammon instead.
                    
Re: Played chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 11 Mar 2015 at 5:54AM
Castling,although usually a very good,should not be done
mechanically. The late great American GM Harry Pillsbury summed it up thus:-
"Castle because you must or because you want to;never just because you can"
It's a lesson even GN's sometimes forget
                         
Re: Played chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 11 Mar 2015 at 5:55AM
move
                              
Re: Played chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 11 Mar 2015 at 6:32AM
the two moves i want try and perfect is en passee and the other castling move
                                   
Re: Played chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 17 Mar 2015 at 6:58AM
Due to a very poor turnout today,s chess group was canceled hopeully next tuesday it be better
                                        
Re: Played chess
Posted by Rogue Trooper on 17 Mar 2015 at 7:41PM
Hope it works out. Wish more young people learned to love chess.
                                             
Re: Played chess
Posted by Dionysos  on 28 Mar 2015 at 6:44AM
From Grimsweeper, who is miles better than virtually anyone in Goldtoken chess. I hope he doesn't mind me copying this though.

These are for the average player, as you become better you will learn when it is ok to violate these principles;

In the Opening
1. Play openings that you know.
2. Donít spend too much time on the opening.
3. When you find a good move, sit on your hands and do a blunder check, then look for a better one.
4. Look at the board from the other side from time to time.
5. Develop minor pieces first, knights before bishops, and with only one or two moves each.
6. Make only three or four pawn moves.
7. Try to dominate the center.
8. Castle within ten or 12 moves.
9. Try not to lose tempi either in moving pieces unnecessarily or in allowing your opponent to develop or advance by attacking your pieces.
10. Donít bring your queen out early.

In the Middle Game
1. Try to have your pieces protect each other.
2. Donít play a move without some plan.
3. Spend at least 20 or 30 minutes organizing a plan early in the middle game, and accessing your strengths and weaknesses.
4. Ask yourself: are you ahead in tempi?
5. Can you weaken any of your opponents squares?
6. Is his king unprotected?
7. Which side of the board do you have under your control with more pieces?
8 Study patterns in attacking the castled king.
9. Consider attack before defending.
10. If you are cramped, exchange pieces.

In the Endgame
1. The king is dominant, but only by being active.
2. Doubled pawns, isolated pawns, and rook pawns are usually weak.
3. Endgames are won by advancing pawns, where they are passed or where they form a majority.
4. Extra pawns are only good if they can be advanced.
5. Establish outposts for the minor pieces - that is, where they cannot be attacked by pawns.
6. Bishops are better than knights in open positions. But not in closed positions.
7. Rooks on the seventh rank are strong, because they usually attack pawns there and threaten the king.
8. In impeding the advance of passed pawns, the rook should be behind, but minor pieces or the king should be in front.
9. Bishops should not be trapped on the same color as their pawns.
10. When you have a pawn advantage, exchange pieces not the pawns.
                                                  
Re: Played chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 28 Mar 2015 at 7:02AM
Interesting. Have Chess group this Tuesday hopefully if we get 5 - 6 there could be a Tournament with a Trophy
                                                       
Re: Played chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 31 Mar 2015 at 4:33AM
bit better today 3 turned up. and won 2 games today out of 4

Saw some good moves

1. which was where the knight threatens both rooks and the queen all at once
2. which was my move where i checked the king but also threatened the queen by using bishop
3. Another one of mine where i check the king once its been castled and by using my bishop again to take out rook Smiling

Also watched another video about aggressive opening which include Halloween Gambit *Latvian Gambit* Kings Gambit
                                                            
Re: Played chess
Posted by Robyn Hode on 31 Mar 2015 at 10:06AM
Knight fork
Discovered check
Winning the exchange
                                                                 
Re: Played chess
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 31 Mar 2015 at 10:51AM
is that what that they are called
                                                                      
Re: Played chess
Posted by Robyn Hode on 31 Mar 2015 at 11:26AM
As far as I can guess without seeing the positions.
Perhaps...
Posted by unbeatable on 28 Feb 2015 at 4:28AM
Mr.Nimoy and Mr.Fischer are enjoying some 3D chess Smiling
     
Re: Perhaps...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 2 Mar 2015 at 2:29AM
I've often wondered how that was played....
          
Re: Perhaps...
Posted by Big Giant Head  on 2 Mar 2015 at 3:13AM
The rules are available at the boardgamegeek website.
Chess Ladder
Posted by AndyD on 26 Feb 2015 at 2:47PM
I joined a 'chess ladder', but can't find a way to challenge another member. Would someone please tell me how to go about it?
     
Re: Chess Ladder
Posted by eliphont551  on 26 Feb 2015 at 2:56PM
Your game will automatically start when there is an available player. Thumbs up
          
Re: Chess Ladder
Posted by Oakheart on 26 Feb 2015 at 3:42PM
Hey Andy. The ladder works automatically if you win you move up if you lose you move down. Takes quite a good long time to move up if you play like me.
     
Re: Chess Ladder
Posted by APINK on 27 Feb 2015 at 3:28AM
go to the players profile and invite them.
Zurich
Posted by MikeRoane on 17 Feb 2015 at 8:11PM
Anand defeated Nakamura today.
     
Re: Zurich
Posted by unbeatable on 19 Feb 2015 at 12:25PM
Nakamura took the top prize after beating Anand in an armegeddon hame...it appears they added the A game at the last minute....had to talk Anand into playing...Anand would've won without that game
2800!
Posted by MikeRoane on 17 Feb 2015 at 1:52PM
Congrats to Naka. Fischer quit playing. During his 20 game winning streak, it was calculated Fischer played at a 3,000 rating!
     
Re: 2800!
Posted by APINK on 17 Feb 2015 at 2:52PM
Fischer could have been greater than what he was.
     
Re: 2800!
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 17 Feb 2015 at 6:39PM
Yes indeed Fischer most probably was at 3000! I remember when Judy stole a game from Mr.K and received an honorary title of Int.Senior Super Grandmaster! If the beloved Max Euwe was still with us I have no doubt that he would have put that NEW title on the books in a Chicago heart beat! As a matter of fact I personally believe that this title is on it's way in and that all of us will see it in our lifetimes!(Especially with Magnus on the scene!) LOL to us all!! And for those (on the top two rungs) I've nicknamed "our magnificent seven" what an awesome goal for them to pursue!!!! LOL to us all!
          
Re: 2800!
Posted by APINK on 19 Feb 2015 at 9:19AM
Bobby Fischer would have been better mentally had he had a wife and kids.
               
Re: 2800!
Posted by Dionysos  on 26 Feb 2015 at 6:03AM
Well, when he was at school, Bobby Fischer had a crush on Barbra Streisland, apparently, they used to exchange "MAD" comics. I think their noses were intertwined!
Hyfan hou in College
Posted by APINK on 17 Feb 2015 at 5:34AM
This lady needs to either finish College Or Quit and play full time Chess. It costs too much money to enter those tournaments not to win the big Prize money! She needs to focus her energy on 1 or the other. She is wasting time and a lot of money!
     
Re: Hyfan hou in College
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 18 Feb 2015 at 11:24AM
If I was a gal in today's jungle I'd definitely opt for getting that diploma FIRST! After all 10's of thousands can obtain college degrees these days but how many can win the big money playing chess? The answer? You could most probably count them on the fingers of both hands!! After all after playing chess for a living can become a living Hades! I play one game professionally and that's my beloved "Game of 21!" One thing I have going for me is simply my true love of the game. And at any given time there are 4000-5000 of us who who can do to the enemy what they are doing to 40 million other poor souls! None the less we still are a "few" more than the number of fingers on two hands!!
          
Re: Hyfan hou in College
Posted by APINK on 19 Feb 2015 at 9:18AM
some of those matches cost like 25K just to enter. All the players who lose get nothing to pay the 2 winners. I would not pay 25,000 to lose! She can beat Magnus. She is the only woman that can. She has like a 30% chance of beating him.
               
Re: Hyfan hou in College
Posted by ChipsChap on 25 Mar 2015 at 11:56AM
As I mentioned above she was here in Hawai`i last week. She was saying that she had to get the Chinese government's permission to go to college, and they wanted her to play chess instead. She is now in college, but it's not like you have freedom of choice in her country.

In the "grandmaster challenge" during our Hawai`i Chess Festival, she beat Sam Shankland, one of the top US players. She is a real force and still very young.
Zurich Chess Challenge
Posted by unbeatable on 15 Feb 2015 at 1:39AM
Nakamura defeats Caruana Smiling
     
Re: Zurich Chess Challenge
Posted by APINK on 15 Feb 2015 at 3:33AM
and the Prize money?
          
Re: Zurich Chess Challenge
Posted by Dionysos  on 15 Feb 2015 at 5:49AM
At first, I looked at it, and came to the Goldtoken club, but there isn't a Zurich chess club in Goldtoken! Silly me!
               
Zurich Chess Challenge
Posted by APINK on 15 Feb 2015 at 2:58PM
You are the owner You can change the name If you so choose. You have the power.! King
     
Re: Zurich Chess Challenge
Posted by unbeatable on 16 Feb 2015 at 3:49PM
With his win over Karjakin today Nakamura is the 1st USA player to reach a 2800 rating. I don't know what the prize money is. Perhaps Mr and or Mrs Google can assist you.
Gibraltar Chess Festival
Posted by unbeatable on 5 Feb 2015 at 12:31PM
Nakamura takes top prize
hello
Posted by APINK on 1 Feb 2015 at 5:09AM
who else will be there.
     
Re: hello
Posted by Lion Rampant on 3 Feb 2015 at 4:42AM
You can get all the relevant info by logging into www.chess.com
          
Re: hello
Posted by APINK on 3 Feb 2015 at 6:41PM
why don't u just tell me?
               
Re: hello
Posted by Grimsweeper on 3 Feb 2015 at 9:59PM
the caro kan is a bad opening ;o)
                    
Re: hello
Posted by Lion Rampant on 4 Feb 2015 at 6:13AM
No The Caro-Kann is not a 'bad' opening,it's just fallen out of favour with
today's GM's
                         
Re: hello
Posted by APINK on 4 Feb 2015 at 6:16AM
It's not aggressive enough!
                    
Re: hello
Posted by APINK on 4 Feb 2015 at 6:15AM
You are too good for the Caro Kahn very few GM know it well enough to be successful with it. There is just better openings out there. Playing chess
                         
Re: hello
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 4 Feb 2015 at 10:49AM
yes the Caro Khan does appear to be a somewhat "restrictive" opening. There are some players from 1400=2500 who prefer closed games. As for me I like it when I am playing players rated 200 pts.plus over me. I like to close up and then obligate them to come in and get me! This modus operandi gives me a slim chance of getting what I so badly need. A DRAW!!!!!! LOL
                              
Re: hello
Posted by Grimsweeper on 4 Feb 2015 at 8:58PM
OK I was just poking fun at Apink, The Caro Kan is an excellent opening I have used it successfully for years.
                                   
Re: hello
Posted by APINK on 5 Feb 2015 at 11:53AM
oh really Mr. Grims when I won that 1 game against you. I was so happy! The Caro Kahn is not the most successful opening for black. I will never use it again.
                                        
Re: hello
Posted by Grimsweeper on 5 Feb 2015 at 4:08PM
lol, no the Caro Kan is not for you, but it is a very good opening for experienced players.
                                             
Re: hello
Posted by APINK on 5 Feb 2015 at 7:02PM
very true It's not for me. I like the Sicilian; The French; Ruy Lopez; English Opening and the Philidor. I hate the Caro Kahn.

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