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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.
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.
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
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!

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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.
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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"  
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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 j’adoube ("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
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 10 Apr 2015 at 4:02PM
Round 2 is about finish.... sunshine
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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. Don’t 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. Don’t bring your queen out early.

In the Middle Game
1. Try to have your pieces protect each other.
2. Don’t 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.
                                                  
Re: hello
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 6 Feb 2015 at 5:47PM
all good openings, the French is not for me as black anyway. Sicilian has about the same winning percentage as the Caro Kan but it results in more decisive games, so if you have to have a win and a draw would be as bad as a loss then the Sicilian is the choice. Unfortunately white has so many systems to play against it you have to prepared for a lot.

play openings that feel right for you, but trust me the Caro-Kan is formable in the right hands.

I had very poor results with the Sicilian until I reached the rank of expert it is complex, I had better luck with the Center counter defense, now known as the Scandinavian and that was when it was considered a second rate opening

if you study chess, solving chess problems and endgames would likely help you the most.

                                                       
Re: hello
Posted by Oakheart on 6 Feb 2015 at 7:47PM
Thanks
                                                            
Re: hello
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 6 Feb 2015 at 9:43PM
not sure for what but, you are welcome
                                                       
Re: hello
Posted by APINK on 6 Feb 2015 at 9:47PM
The French is so much easier than the Sicilian. Fischer and Kasparov I think were the best Sicilian players. The French I don't think is that good of a opening against the top 5 GM of the world.
                                                            
Re: hello
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 6 Feb 2015 at 10:09PM
don't think we need worry about playing the top 5 players in the world.
                                                                 
Re: hello
Posted by APINK on 6 Feb 2015 at 10:47PM
unless you are Bill Gates!
                                                                      
Re: hello
Posted by Dionysos  on 7 Feb 2015 at 1:44AM
He is Microsoft, though, not a chess player! I don't even think he plays chess, but am not sure. If so, though, not as a Grand Master level.
                                                                           
Re: hello
Posted by APINK on 7 Feb 2015 at 2:46AM
wrong my friend. He played Carlsen 1 match and he did not prepare himself. He lost in 71 seconds and in 9 moves. A very humiliating performance on international TV
                                                                                
Re: hello
Posted by FragileKitty  on 7 Feb 2015 at 9:20AM
Here's their game:

Gates vs Carlsen

1.e4 Nc6
2.Nf3 d5
3.Bd3 Nf6
4.exd5 Qxd5
5.Nc3 Qh5
6.O-O Bg4
7.h3 Ne5 "A cheap trick", as Carlsen called it himself. White has a huge advantage w/ correct play.
8.hxg4 Nfxg4
9.Nxe5?? (9.Re1 +- creating a flight square for his king and White wins a piece)
9...Qh2# 0-1
Millionaire Chess Open 2
Posted by unbeatable on 1 Feb 2015 at 2:57AM
Nakamura & So will be playing. Satellite (qualifying) events are being formed in South Africa,Kenya,and Nigeria.
The youngest to reach a 2700 rating...
Posted by unbeatable on 29 Jan 2015 at 2:02PM
is now Wei Yi from China.
     
Re: The youngest to reach a 2700 rating...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 29 Jan 2015 at 2:27PM
I would like to see him in a match against Carlsen......
          
Re: The youngest to reach a 2700 rating...
Posted by Rogue Trooper on 29 Jan 2015 at 7:20PM
Is he wearing google glasses?
Knock offf a Man
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 28 Jan 2015 at 6:59AM
Well the last time I heard of that was in my beloved home of America! Some heavily set lady who loved Chess and shotput throwing was out in the woods practicing her shotput throwing! Well as fate would have it we had a VIP from another country horseback trotting in the woods and was heavily guarded by his own guards. They were expecting s firearms attack! Little did they expect a miniature canon ball to catch him in the side of the head and send him to the ground. Sounds about as crazy as an American gentleman suiting up in armor and actually having A FOR REAL JOUST AGAINST A 350LB. UNDEFEATED KNIGHT FROM BULGARIA! WEll the Bulgarian was unhorsed and went flying into a pool of MUD!
Women's World Championship...
Posted by unbeatable on 27 Jan 2015 at 4:37PM
Will be held in Sochi,Russia...64 player knockout...hopefully Irina will Krush the competition Thumbs up
     
Re: Women's World Championship...
Posted by APINK on 27 Jan 2015 at 8:06PM
I want to see her knock out some men.
CHESS LADDER
Posted by APINK on 14 Jan 2015 at 11:09AM
The higher you get the harder the horses; I have to race against. I am in the middle of the pack now! Smiling These ladders are not easy!
     
Re: CHESS LADDER
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 15 Jan 2015 at 12:52AM
Yes yes yes these ladders are a study of the survival of the fittest!!!! And APINK let me just say that I have a feeling that you're on the right track! Keep up the fine work!
          
Re: CHESS LADDER
Posted by APINK on 15 Jan 2015 at 4:25AM
sometimes it's just luck of the draw of who you get!
          
Re: CHESS LADDER
Posted by APINK on 15 Jan 2015 at 4:29AM
What's with the name bobby1947 like Bobby Fischer?
               
Re: CHESS LADDER
Posted by Stmhawk  on 16 Jan 2015 at 12:38AM
All you have to do is look at bobby1947's profile to answer your question, pinky. His name is bobby and he was born in 1947. Usually that is the first thing to check before you ask someone about their profile
                    
Re: CHESS LADDER
Posted by APINK on 16 Jan 2015 at 3:25AM
Smiling ready to get Pinky again?
                         
Re: CHESS LADDER
Posted by Stmhawk  on 16 Jan 2015 at 4:14AM
Anytime before the pink fads away
                              
Re: CHESS LADDER
Posted by APINK on 16 Jan 2015 at 4:16AM
The APINK is not fading away anytime soon. It's a multi million dollar brand name. How much is ur name worth?
Fischer and Kasparov
Posted by APINK on 10 Jan 2015 at 8:11PM
How were their games alike? How did they differ. Who had the better E4 games and other openings like Sicilian ect......Playing chess
     
Re: Fischer and Kasparov
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 11 Jan 2015 at 3:11AM
APink some fine questions! We all must remember that Bobby was a 20th century player! let,s bring him and train him 21st. century gifts! Mainly Fritz 14,Houdini,Rybka and on and we go! Give Bobby 6 months to train with these "toys"! Now we would see some Chess!!!! As for e4 games we would see many draws or another hr. to pass a pawn! Bobby Fischer and myself were both born in Michael Reese hospital on the outside of downtown Chicago! Best of luck to all of us!!!! Bobbyb
          
Re: Fischer and Kasparov
Posted by APINK on 11 Jan 2015 at 5:53AM
Yes; If Fischer would have been trained by a GM like Kasparov was just imagine how much better he would have been.
          
Re: Fischer and Kasparov
Posted by unbeatable on 11 Jan 2015 at 5:57AM
cool birth trivia Smiling
               
Re: Fischer and Kasparov
Posted by Lion Rampant on 11 Jan 2015 at 2:47PM
Kasparov wrote a treatise about Fischer in his six volume series "My Great Predecessors" i.e his
fellow World Champions. Of all the tomes,this one was the most eagerly anticipated. However,having not read the book,
I cannot say whether Kasparov lauded or loathed his illustrious forebear Smiling Perhaps someone here has read the book in question
and can give us a comment(?) Smiling
Tata Steel 2015
Posted by unbeatable on 7 Jan 2015 at 4:24AM
starts in 3 days. Go USA folks!
     
Re: Tata Steel 2015
Posted by unbeatable on 12 Jan 2015 at 6:25PM
Aronian and Carlsen both lost today
          
Re: Tata Steel 2015
Posted by Lion Rampant on 13 Jan 2015 at 6:11AM
" It's not enough to be a good player,you must also play well"
                                                           -  Dr  Tarrasch
     
Re: Tata Steel 2015
Posted by unbeatable on 13 Jan 2015 at 4:58PM
6 of 7 games in the challenger's section were decisive today!
     
Re: Tata Steel 2015
Posted by unbeatable on 23 Jan 2015 at 4:09AM
Sam Shankland has lost 1 of his last 68 games Thumbs up
          
Re: Tata Steel 2015
Posted by Lion Rampant on 24 Jan 2015 at 2:50AM
That's an impressive record... Smiling
     
Re: Tata Steel 2015
Posted by unbeatable on 26 Jan 2015 at 3:46AM
Carlsen won the Master's section. Yi won the Challenger's section.
7 tips to spot a cheater
Posted by MikeRoane on 2 Jan 2015 at 6:05AM

















When I was on the internet chess club they had that feature where you could stop the chat of your opponent. It was a good thing. I will admit that fewer player talk "smack" on this site than the other sites. MikeRoane









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7 tips to spot a cheater
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jan 2015 at 1:44AM
  this has been on here before...
I will just write tip number one, because I dealt with it from time to time...at Chess.com you can see the 7 tips... some are in my profile in my chess tips...that inspired me to write the first tip...and there are people from here there too and you have seen it....see what a great site GT is.
1. Impatience with opponents, cheaters push their opponents to make a move, to hurry up when the game is set to a three day a move.
                           number one...this pushes my buttons.   
                     of 7 tips.    it is in my profile...after 27 years of Chess,
                              3600 games...here's a game I won't play...
people who are new to Chess should be on the look out for this...I know most of them/ new tricks will be created...
                                              and some people maybe unaware of this...
Don't let someone be a chess bully to you, using words as weapons... Knight Jarlynn
     
Re: 7 tips to spot a cheater
Posted by Lion Rampant on 1 Jan 2015 at 5:27AM
The simple.most effective way of dealing with 'pushy' opponents is
just to ignore them. Play at your own pace. If it becomes too aggressive,
report the offender to GT Management who will deal with it.
          
Re: 7 tips to spot a cheater
Posted by Lion Rampant on 1 Jan 2015 at 5:30AM
The Laws of Chess forbid any harassement or intimidation of the opponent
with penalties reaching as far as the loss of the game. This applies to
online games as well as real time.
               
Re: 7 tips to spot a cheater
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jan 2015 at 6:40PM
LR is 100% correct.
GT plays by FIDE RULES.
conduct of players...
No Noise or Interruption is ''Allowed'' and giving information, disrupting the game and using information, as noise to disrupt, as shown, not asked for, is a no/no and could receive a penalty. There must be total quiet in the playing area. No upsetting words, to the opponent is allowed... to affect the players concentration, during his clock time...when the game is in progress.
GT plays by FIDE RULES.
your clock time is your time...not allowed to be disrupted.
as a diversion, to change the outcome of a game.
It is disrespect to the Tournament people, and to the players.
           last comments.
                    
Re: 7 tips to spot a cheater
Posted by Guanarteme  on 1 Jan 2015 at 8:16PM
The proper rules to be applied are those of correspondence play. I know of no correspondence league that forbids comments along with a move. Attempting to model GT to OTB play, rather than to the rules of CCLA, Golden Knights or other mail play organizations will not work. Many players enjoy conversation, and one would have to assume that the intent of a comment is to disrupt.

If a player requests no conversation during a game. that should be honored. Some players, however, enjoy conversation, and interacting with players from other parts of the world is part of their motivation.

By the way, how does your interpretation of "during a game" apply to communications not submitted with a move? If somebody makes a remark that upsets you in a forum, and that person is at the time playing a game against you, how does that apply?

Finally, I have received many a comment during a GT game, from "this looks hairy" to "this looks drawish". I am not saying this is appropriate, and in an OTB game the second would be considered s draw offer. But most of the players who make such remarks are not trying to disrupt. Likewise, there are players who manage to upset their opponents and do so on purpose without breaking the rules. Incidents involving dark glasses, unlit cigars or flashy ties are part of the lore of chess.
                         
Re: 7 tips to spot a cheater
Posted by Lion Rampant on 2 Jan 2015 at 2:33AM
There should be a device whereby chat can be disabled if a player so wishes.
Chess.com have it on their website. Maybe GT can follow suit (?)
                    
Re: 7 tips to spot a cheater
Posted by Dionysos  on 2 Jan 2015 at 8:05AM
I often have some records on whilst playing, I know it's not "FIDE RULES", but it's only me that has it, nobody in Goldtken plays those FIDE rules, as it's not a "face to face" game anyway. I also chat whilst playing chess - but obviously not chat TO my opponent, as he/she doesn't hear anyway! If he/she says no interruption, then I don't anyway.
     
Re: 7 tips to spot a cheater
Posted by Guanarteme  on 1 Jan 2015 at 7:13AM
I have seen the opposite point of view discussed in other forums. Not in terms of rushing a move, but I find it sensible to point out (once) that a position is a definite draw and that you know how to win it. In fifty-four years of chess, (OTB, correspondence or server-based) play, I have seen this done many times, and often have seen the remark accepted in the spirit in which it was offered. One instance I will not forget was when Virginia State Champion Rusty Potter was playing Jim Slagle -- a blind player who was also an AI expert. Potter was a rook pawn and a bishop up, but the position was a well-known book draw. Everybody guessed that Potter felt that a blind player might lose his way in what was an elementary draw. Slagle smiled, and in his own time (in OTB play that is an important factor) said, "I do know how to draw this position." A couple of minutes later, Potter shook his head and offered the draw.

Back when IYT had active forums, there was a discussion about players that played on in hopeless positions or would not accept a draw when it was obvious it was. One person suggested that some players in a tournament are going through a busy period and want to delay the start of the next round. That is no excuse for rushing your opponent's next move, but a remark pointing out that the position is a dead draw, or even providing a reference is perfectly legitimate. Repeating the remark at every move is not. Clearly different players differ on this point.
Chess game extra time
Posted by map321map on 30 Dec 2014 at 10:34AM
I contacted management of this website about how my opponent secured an extra 24 hours when we had 3 day time limit. I am waiting for an answer. Game # 9260309.
map321map
     
Re: Chess game extra time
Posted by rabbitoid  on 30 Dec 2014 at 10:45AM
Welcome to the wonderful world of GT vacation management.
     
Re: Chess game extra time
Posted by Oakheart on 31 Dec 2014 at 11:59AM
All members have vacation days so unless your game was set to ignore vacation days then it is quite likely they used one. Platinum members vacation days kick in automatically. Below platinum you have to set the days up your self. IF you look at this person's profile it would say vacation such and such a days.
     
Re: Chess game extra time
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 31 Dec 2014 at 8:44PM
      this may help...
people can take a vacation day, depending on T. conditions...But
everybody that plays F or T has 2 days off each week...see options/Perf.
vacations and days off that ex[lains.
so a 3 day game/ is really a 5 day game...2 days off. 3+2=5.
To get a true 3 day games in your invites pick vacation time and days off ignored...now it does not apply.

I put out in that read...
     The rating I want to playxxxxxx.
I choose what I want to work on. If I say 1800 and 1400 answers...i write once and explain...second time I delete it...3rd..well...
ex. of invite
     1800's F rating only.  
      chess page history of 30 games to look at. 
       20 games give a F rating plus 30 more...I have 50 games and an established player.   
        will delete is put there sometimes.  
        saying F rating, means no unrated, or P ratings.
          I know you know all this but the invite will say vacation says and days off ignored. 
                                             Now you have a True ''3 day '' game.    
           
   

             
          
Re: Chess game extra time
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 31 Dec 2014 at 8:54PM
  Just looked at the game...you did win that number, and you had ''ignored too''.  
                              
               
Re: Chess game extra time
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 31 Dec 2014 at 9:03PM
                 rechecked...that was the reason...no ignored. 

                             any game I play...
                                  Rating I play.  
                               vacation time/days off ignored.
                                    loss of game.  
I also set the site computer to say ...cannot accept, ''loss of turn''.
Merry Christmas to all...
Posted by unbeatable on 25 Dec 2014 at 3:39AM
and to all some good knights Santa
     
Re: Merry Christmas to all...
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 25 Dec 2014 at 6:33PM
           ''HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL''   
Santa Wow!

Thumbs up
          
Re: Merry Christmas to all...
Posted by Oakheart on 26 Dec 2014 at 6:28AM
Amen cause my bishops are weak!
London Chess Classic Results
Posted by unbeatable on 15 Dec 2014 at 4:12PM
Anand won the classic event. Adams won the blitz event. Nakamura won the rapid event. Caruana finished last in 2 events and 2nd in the other
     
Re: London Chess Classic Results
Posted by FragileKitty  on 15 Dec 2014 at 4:50PM
Yay, Mickey!
men vs women Tournament for scot
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 10 Dec 2014 at 7:30PM
 has just started.
  men invite the women.   
      I have mailed all the men to invite the Women.
              just click on the highlite.
                                 GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
Two Eras Of Chess
Posted by unbeatable on 9 Dec 2014 at 3:31AM
1.Without ratings
2.With ratings

Agree? Disagree? Don't give a ****?
     
Re: Two Eras Of Chess
Posted by Lion Rampant on 9 Dec 2014 at 4:49AM
Ratings are a good thing as they give an indication of a players
skill level but long ago ratings weren't needed. Philidor then Morphy and following him,
Anderssen then Steinitz were the acknowledged best players of their time. Back then,a chess players
adeptness was dependent on their tournament record and this should hold true even today.
The ELO rating system,while good as a yardstick,is not conclusive. As an example, the 'Match of the Century' Tournament held in Belgrade in 1970
where a 10 member Soviet team played against a Rest of the World consortium. According to the ELO grading list at that time,Fischer would have to
play on top board but he had been inactive for two years whereas Denmark's Bent Larsen had been continuously in action in the
years immediately preceding the World event,winning several great tournaments. The Dane threatened to withdraw unless he was given the
top board placing. For a time,it seemed like an impasse had been reached until,to everyone's surprise,Fischer agreed to play 2nd
board scoring an impressive 3-1 against former World Champion Tigran Petrosian.
          
Re: Two Eras Of Chess
Posted by APINK on 9 Dec 2014 at 7:37AM
so Morphy is the King of all Kings?
               
Re: Two Eras Of Chess
Posted by Stmhawk  on 9 Dec 2014 at 11:21AM
Not on here, lower ranked players go down 10 points when beating higher ranked players and higher ranked go down when losing lower ranked by one or two points
                    
Re: Two Eras Of Chess
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 9 Dec 2014 at 12:03PM
  read options section/ratings/points/bully rule/based on a 400 point ratio.
           it the site pc sees you picking on a lower rank...you are a bully.
                  you can lose up to 27 points...
                 this is why my F invites say for ex.  1800 or higher/
                            F rating only.
                             game page history of 30 games.
                             I will delete. If the person ignores what the invite 
                              is asking for and takes it...that is disrespect/ I delete.
ex. my invite asked for 1700-2000...twice 2 people accepted with 1699, one point...so I accepted...won both games and the scores remained unchanged...at 1700, I would have gotten 1-3 points...so one point makes a difference. I never play Unrated. no game history.
too many times I have played, won the game and lost points...but now I know.
everyone should read this section, about how the site pc and system here on GT function...you can win, and still lose points.
I t says the scores that is punished the most in point loss is 2100 rating ? doesn't say why.
I used to put out lots of F chess invites a couple years ago(like chess/dice now)...then I would have to write the person and explain, why I can't play,(I am playing for rating points), and they kept the game going...they are all chumped from back then///
If my invite asks for a 1800 rating///why would a 1400 rating answer it...I am asking for 1800 and not 1400.
                                you got to love it...games on a game site.
                      don't see your rating...go turn it on.    
please read the persons invite, and respect what they ask for...I mean anybody...hope this helps more people understand...the system here. It is good reading and explains...notice everybody plays Tournament games...against established ratings...

Thumbs up Knight Jarlynn
          
Re: Two Eras Of Chess
Posted by Guanarteme  on 9 Dec 2014 at 9:32AM
> Ratings are a good thing as they give an indication of a player’s skill level but long ago ratings weren't needed.

Ratings are a tool. Their use can be a good thing or a bad one, depending on how they are used. I am personally a hater of ratings. I can produce two dozen arguments against ratings and two dozen in favor of them. I am particularly bothered by their effect on team matches, by sandbagging, by cases where an isolated population (e.g. prison) develops unrepresentative ratings, and by such an emphasis that players are asked their rating before their name. I also recognize that they serve a purpose in pairings, but I admit I am angry at some of their effect in settings where I have been close to the limits (upper or lower) of my class.

Are they good at the highest levels? I would rather argue based on game quality than know “indisputably” based on a single number.
               
Re: Two Eras Of Chess
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 17 Dec 2014 at 11:26PM
 you might like this...
                 Karate and chess have a lot if the same thinking in confronting daily life.
                  On Tournaments, it is like chess/pro level/money.
                  Winning is not everything......."IT IS THE ONLY THING"!  
                       "TO COMPETE IS TO WIN"!     

Master Funakoski(Founder and who created the style/Shotokan....became so disturbed that he wrote the following...which is still in motion in 2014 in Martial Arts. He wrote....
                              
                                          Do not think so much about winning
                            rather....: think more of not losing:.
                    He wrote this because Karate, is a life style, mind-set.
                                SELF DEFENSE is only a part of the whole.
                          and  students, might lose insight, of this fact.   
If you are in Tournament or self defense training and you are not sure about winning 100%...you have already
lost, before it even began.    In Contests, you are competing...
                                     TO COMPETE IS TO WIN   

In the old fays there was no ranking systems...it was teacher and student...and if you made a mistake in class, you got hit...(Bamboo stick/ 4 pieces together/like in Kendo)._ there were just students...some studied a short time, others studied a longer time...ranking gives you a system, and away, to measure, and see your progress; as the only enemy, you have in life, to compete against, and test yourself... and challenge yourself, is...your-self
Re: women vs men chess match on GT
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 7 Dec 2014 at 4:48AM
  FOOTNOTE TO TOURNAMENT   
        Men's section complete.
         WOMEN'S section has openings.
         TEAM STANDINGS~~~AT PRESENT~~~       WED  12/10/14  9:00am

              We have 15 Men.
              We have 9 Women.         
                      
This Tournament was to Honor my co-Founder, SCOT of the NAA...Golden Club Muggers, when the site first opened. His name was Luctruc ...and all the Great NAA Muggers we had in the club. A Special place.
I would like to Thank Mary aka Badger, again, for her permission, for allowing me to to this Tournament. ps...Mary was and is a NAA Original Mugger.
I would also like to greatly thank Melisa aka heyred72 for her help, and guidance, in putting this together.
                                   6 Good Women more   
                                  ~~~WE WANT YOU~~~                                              
     
Re: women vs men chess match on GT
Posted by Kat  on 7 Dec 2014 at 11:46AM
Plus the games are going to be unrated.. should be fun.. Smiling
          
Re: women vs men chess match on GT
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 7 Dec 2014 at 1:09PM
   This is new...Men vs Woman...as Scot liked new ideas, to consider.
This to honor his passing, will hopefully start, a new experience for future events...I have other ideas too.
              Once upon a Time ...:It was the in place, and the BEST place.
It was Magic Valley, where the tall dancing trees brushed the sky in a deep, deep blue.
this is a Copyright idea for other reasons to follow... <><>
                                       ~~~thanks Kat~~~

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