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Live Chess
Posted by Robyn Hode on 3 Sep 2015 at 1:10PM
Great stuff here. Just ended but you can rewind and watch all the great GMs having fun in St. Louis.

http://livestream.com/accounts/3913412/UltimateMoves
     
Re: Live Chess
Posted by Robyn Hode on 3 Sep 2015 at 1:17PM
          
Re: Live Chess
Posted by Robyn Hode on 3 Sep 2015 at 1:19PM
Aronian, So, Kasparov, Anand

               
Re: Live Chess
Posted by Robyn Hode on 3 Sep 2015 at 1:28PM
LOTS of trash talking going on at this fun event!

L-R Kasparov, Grischuk, So, Giri, Topalov, Carlsen

                    
Re: Live Chess
Posted by Robyn Hode on 3 Sep 2015 at 1:34PM
The above team is playing Team Blitz vs this team: Anand, Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura and Vachier-Lagrave.
Father, son who sponsored tourney begin. A Sicilian...

                         
Re: Live Chess
Posted by Robyn Hode on 3 Sep 2015 at 4:04PM
When Seirawan sat down to play Kasparov in blitz all the joking in the background with the Super GMs stopped. Kasparov was serious and unsmiling. He gained the advantage playing his KIA vs a Samisch. He won a pawn and had Seirawan reeling. Topalov, Carlsen, Grischuk, Giri, Capuano, Anand, MVL, Aronian, Nakamura, So...all quiet and leaning forward over each other watching. Then Seirawan slipped out of losing position and a draw was accepted. Kasparov not happy, but not angry. The tension in the room when he was playing was powerful.

                              
Re: Live Chess
Posted by Robyn Hode on 3 Sep 2015 at 4:09PM
Who knew Levon Aronian was such a funny person? All the players say he's a "nice guy." But very funny during blitz, trash talking and making everyone laugh. After MVL made a move Aronian said, "Good move, he has developed all his pieces and now it is time to exchange them all." The entire room broke up.



When you have all your pieces developed one of the last things you want to do is then get rid of them. Smiling
King's Indian Defense Lives!
Posted by Robyn Hode on 29 Aug 2015 at 9:41PM
Nakamura mates So today at Sinquefield Cup...



[Event "Sinquefield Cup"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2015.08.29"]
[EventDate "2015.08.23"]
[Round "6.4"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Wesley So"]
[Black "Hikaru Nakamura"]
[ECO "E99"]
[WhiteElo "2779"]
[BlackElo "2814"]
[PlyCount "78"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5
7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. f3 f5 11. Be3 f4 12. Bf2
g5 13. Nd3 Ng6 14. c5 Nf6 15. Rc1 Rf7 16. Kh1 h5 17. cxd6 cxd6
18. Nb5 a6 19. Na3 b5 20. Rc6 g4 21. Qc2 Qf8 22. Rc1 Bd7
23. Rc7 Bh6 24. Be1 h4 25. fxg4 f3 26. gxf3 Nxe4 27. Rd1 Rxf3
28. Rxd7 Rf1+ 29. Kg2 Be3 30. Bg3 hxg3 31. Rxf1 Nh4+ 32. Kh3
Qh6 33. g5 Nxg5+ 34. Kg4 Nhf3 35. Nf2 Qh4+ 36. Kf5 Rf8+
37. Kg6 Rf6+ 38. Kxf6 Ne4+ 39. Kg6 Qg5# 0-1
     
Re: King's Indian Defense Lives!
Posted by Lion Rampant on 30 Aug 2015 at 1:48AM
The King Hunt lives too. I thought the age of the King Hunt was dead...
good to see it's still alive and well... Smiling
Topalov vs Caruana
Posted by Robyn Hode on 28 Aug 2015 at 10:51AM
A patient win by the young American Fabiano Caruana against Veselin Topalov. The Bulgarian loses his way in the middle game and Fab strikes at the right moment!

[Event "Sinquefield Cup"]
[Site "0:54:33-0:24:33"]
[Date "2015.08.27"]
[EventDate "2015.08.21"]
[Round "5"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Veselin Topalov"]
[Black "Fabiano Caruana"]
[ECO "C65"]
[WhiteElo "2853"]
[BlackElo "2816"]
[PlyCount "106"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 O-O 6.O-O d6 7.Nbd2
Ne7 8.d4 exd4 9.cxd4 Bb6 10.Re1 Bg4 11.h3 Bh5 12.Qb3 d5 13.e5
Nd7 14.a4 a5 15.Qd1 Nb8 16.Nb3 Nbc6 17.Bg5 h6 18.Bh4 Qc8 19.g4
Bg6 20.Rc1 Bh7 21.Bg3 Nb4 22.Re3 Na2 23.Ra1 Nb4 24.Ne1 Nec6
25.Qd2 Qe6 26.Bxc6 Qxc6 27.Rc3 Qe6 28.Ng2 f6 29.Nf4 Qd7 30.e6
Qe7 31.Re1 f5 32.Nc5 Bxc5 33.Rxc5 c6 34.Rc3 g5 35.Ng2 f4
36.Nxf4 gxf4 37.Bxf4 Nd3 38.Rxd3 Bxd3 39.Bxh6 Rf3 40.Re3 Rxe3
41.Qxe3 Qh7 42.f3 Re8 43.h4 Qg6 44.e7 Qd6 45.Bf4 Qxe7 46.Qxd3
Qe1+ 47.Qf1 Qxf1+ 48.Kxf1 Rf8 49.Be5 Rxf3+ 50.Kg2 Rb3 51.h5
Rxb2+ 52.Kg3 b5 53.axb5 Rxb5 0-1
Sinquefield Cup Tournament Live Broadcast
     
Re: Sinquefield Cup Tournament Live Broadcast
Posted by Robyn Hode on 27 Aug 2015 at 12:03PM
Caruana and Topalov in a Berlin with again, the fashionable 4 d3.

          
Re: Sinquefield Cup Tournament Live Broadcast
Posted by Robyn Hode on 27 Aug 2015 at 12:09PM
Multi-board look.

     
Re: Sinquefield Cup Tournament Live Broadcast
Posted by Guanarteme  on 1 Sep 2015 at 7:40PM
Am I the only person who wishes that a diagram of the position on the board had appeared alongside the one where future moves were considered, I frequently lost track of what moves had been played, Otherwise it was an excellent broadcast!
          
Re: Sinquefield Cup Tournament Live Broadcast
Posted by Robyn Hode on 2 Sep 2015 at 3:39PM
Me too. The broacast on Livestream was good. GM Maurice Ashley at the board/engines with quick analysis and a non too reverent attitude. His interviews with the players after their games was very good. GM Yasser Seirawan and WGM Jennifer Shahade, with her slightly inappropriate low cut dresses (not complaining) hosting the show. Seirawan is such a gentleman (and before Nakamura perhaps the 2nd strongest American ever?). The big treat was Garry Kasparov on Tuesday, sitting in for 2 hours of amazing analysis. How can he analyze a position so fast and so brilliantly? Incredible. Seirawan asked him lots of questions about the old Soviet Union chess machine. Lots of stories from the past. Seirawan has beaten both Kasparov and Karpov and Garry seemed happy to stay a long while and talk. He didn't seem that friendly to Shahade which brings up questions probably not best to ask here. Although he was quite civil with her.

When Seirawan asked Garry why Russia wasn't such a power in chess since the fall of the Soviet Union, Garry said that the Soviet Union wasn't just Russia. Tal was Latvian, Petrosian was Armenian, etc. Garry said the one person he missed when he was training was Petrosian for his defensive skills. Iron Tigran died in 1984 at just 55.

Some real fun stuff when Ashley interviewed the players. He asked them who the best player of all time was (in front of Garry) and who from the past they wished could have played at Sinquefield. Grischuck said he wished Garry had played at Singquefield instead of wasting his time playing Nigel Short in an exhibition! Aronian said he thought Garry the best of all time by far and that most players thought the same. He and others said they wished Fischer was alive and had played here. One saying that Fischer stopped playing at too young an age (29) and the world lost a lot by not seeing later games.

Ashley showed Caruana a position after his draw with So where he missed a winning shot. Caruana looked for a few seconds, said something like "it's not clear" then said "Qh8!" "Yes, it's winning." It was a queen sac he missed.
               
Re: Sinquefield Cup Tournament Live Broadcast
Posted by Ray of Light  on 2 Sep 2015 at 7:55PM
Thank you for posting high-quality material.
Sinquefield Cup Tournament
Posted by Robyn Hode on 25 Aug 2015 at 7:09PM
After 3 rounds in Saint Louis.

Nakamura-Caruana
Posted by Robyn Hode on 25 Aug 2015 at 1:33PM
Battling it out in the Russian Variation of the Grunfeld Defense. Not playing mainline variations. Caruana, down a pawn, has all the play...

     
Re: Nakamura-Caruana
Posted by Robyn Hode on 25 Aug 2015 at 3:25PM
Nakamura defended strongly and now has a strong position in the endgame. There may be drawing possibilities as there are bishops of opposite colors.

          
Re: Nakamura-Caruana
Posted by Robyn Hode on 25 Aug 2015 at 7:03PM
The game ended in a draw, but Nakamura made Fab work for it.

[Event "Sinquefield Cup"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2015.08.25"]
[EventDate "2015.08.21"]
[Round "3"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[White "Hikaru Nakamura"]
[Black "Fabiano Caruana"]
[ECO "D81"]
[WhiteElo "2814"]
[BlackElo "2808"]
[PlyCount "151"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Qb3 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Be6 6. Qa4+
Bd7 7. Qb3 c5 8. d5 b5 9. Nxb5 Bxb5 10. Qxb5+ Nbd7 11. g3 Rb8
12. Qa4 Bg7 13. Bg2 O-O 14. Nh3 Nb6 15. Qxa7 Nfxd5 16. O-O Qc8
17. Qa3 Nb4 18. Qb3 Nc6 19. Bf4 Nd4 20. Qd1 e5 21. Be3 Rd8
22. Bxd4 Rxd4 23. Qc2 Rc4 24. Qd2 Rd4 25. Qc1 e4 26. e3 Rc4
27. Qd2 Rb4 28. Rac1 Rxb2 29. Qd6 c4 30. Ng5 Rxa2 31. Nxe4 Qf8
32. Rfd1 Qxd6 33. Rxd6 Ra1 34. Rxa1 Bxa1 35. Rc6 Rc8 36. Rxb6
c3 37. Nxc3 Bxc3 38. Bd5 Rc7 39. h4 Kg7 40. g4 h6 41. g5 hxg5
42. hxg5 Rc5 43. Rd6 Kf8 44. e4 Be5 45. Rd8+ Ke7 46. Ra8 Rc7
47. Kg2 Bf4 48. Ra5 Kf8 49. Bb3 Rc3 50. Rb5 Kg7 51. Bd1 Rd3
52. Be2 Rc3 53. Rd5 Kf8 54. Bb5 Ke7 55. Kf1 Rc2 56. Be2 Rd2
57. Ra5 Rd4 58. Bf3 Rd3 59. Be2 Rd4 60. f3 Kf8 61. Ba6 Rd7
62. Bc4 Re7 63. Kg2 Re5 64. Ra8+ Re8 65. Ra5 Re5 66. Rxe5 Bxe5
67. Kh3 Bf4 68. Kg4 Bc1 69. f4 Ke7 70. f5 gxf5+ 71. Kxf5 Bb2
72. e5 Bc3 73. Bb3 Bb2 74. Bc4 Bc3 75. Bb3 Bb2 76. Bc4 1/2-1/2
Sinquefield Cup Tournament Pictures
Posted by Robyn Hode on 25 Aug 2015 at 1:03AM
Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov (0-1)



Magnus Carlsen and Fabiana Caruana (1-0)

     
Re: Sinquefield Cup Tournament Pictures
Posted by FragileKitty  on 25 Aug 2015 at 5:01AM
Thanks so much for posting these (and the games)!
          
Re: Sinquefield Cup Tournament Pictures
Posted by JerNYC on 28 Aug 2015 at 11:47AM
Robyn does not get enough credit for not only being possibly the most knowledgeable chess player on GT but also the most generous with his time and expertise. I know I am biased as one of his good friends on the site but I think it's incredible what he's done as a player and as a commentator. Thumbs up
               
Re: Sinquefield Cup Tournament Pictures
Posted by Robyn Hode on 28 Aug 2015 at 11:52AM
Thank you JerNYC, but we have to admit also that he's kind of an annoying know-it-all jerk.
                    
Re: Sinquefield Cup Tournament Pictures
Posted by JerNYC on 28 Aug 2015 at 11:58AM
Noooo, he's only annoying when he wants two NFL teams to relocate to LA to satisy his insatiable appetite. Blinking
Topalov-Nakamura
Posted by Robyn Hode on 24 Aug 2015 at 12:28PM
Having at it in a Berlin with the currently fashionable 4 d3

1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nbd2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. c3 Ne7 8. d4 exd4 9. cxd4 Bb6 10. Re1 Ng6 11. h3 c6 12. Bd3 Nh5 13. Nc4 Bc7 14. d5 Nhf4 15. Bf1 f5 16. e5 Nxd5

Look out for those diagonals Hikaru. Smiling

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesslive
     
Re: Topalov-Nakamura
Posted by Robyn Hode on 24 Aug 2015 at 12:48PM
Topalov can place his bishops on a3 and c4 and rake Black, but is it enough?



1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nbd2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. c3 Ne7 8. d4 exd4 9. cxd4 Bb6 10. Re1 Ng6 11. h3 c6 12. Bd3 Nh5 13. Nc4 Bc7 14. d5 Nhf4 15. Bf1 f5 16. e5 Nxd5 17. exd6 Bxd6 18. Nxd6 Qxd6 19. b3 *
          
Re: Topalov-Nakamura
Posted by Robyn Hode on 24 Aug 2015 at 1:34PM
White has reached a very favorable endgame. He has the bishop pair and Black's pawn structure is weak. In particular, the f pawn is very shaky. Then there's the black bishop with little scope and the disconnected knights. Black one strong outpost on d5, is under pressure.

          
Re: Topalov-Nakamura
Posted by unbeatable on 24 Aug 2015 at 1:43PM
I thought Ng5 and Qh5 looked quite vexing. That ketchuplover sure is a chess genus Laughing
               
Re: Topalov-Nakamura
Posted by Robyn Hode on 24 Aug 2015 at 1:47PM
Looks like Nak thought the same. We've got bishops vs knights with one rook and Nak has 3-2 pawns on Qside.
                    
Re: Topalov-Nakamura
Posted by Robyn Hode on 24 Aug 2015 at 5:53PM
Topalov won.

1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nbd2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. c3 Ne7 8. d4 exd4 9. cxd4 Bb6 10. Re1 Ng6 11. h3 c6 12. Bd3 Nh5 13. Nc4 Bc7 14. d5 Nhf4 15. Bf1 f5 16. e5 Nxd5 17. exd6 Bxd6 18. Nxd6 Qxd6 19. b3 Bd7 20. Bb2 Rfe8 21. Qd4 Qf6 22. Qd2 Qd6 23. Bc4 h6 24. Qd4 Qf6 25. Qxf6 gxf6 26. Bxf6 Rxe1+ 27. Rxe1 Re8 28. Rd1 Be6 29. Nd4 Kf7 30. Nxe6 Rxe6 31. Bd4 a6 32. Kf1 Ngf4 33. b4 Re4 34. f3 Re8 35. g3 Ne6 36. Bf2 Rd8 37. Re1 f4 38. g4 Ng5 39. Kg2 Re8 40. Rd1 Re5 41. Bd4 Re8 42. h4 Ne6 43. Bf2 Nec7 44. h5 Kf6 45. Kh3 b5 46. Bd4+ Kg5 47. Bxd5 Nxd5 48. Rc1 Re6 49. Rc5 Rd6 50. Bg7 Re6 51. Bd4 Rd6 52. a3 Re6 53. Rc1 Ne7 54. Bf2 Kf6 55. Bh4+ Kf7 56. g5 hxg5 57. Bxg5 Nd5 58. Kg4 Kg7 59. Bxf4 Nxf4 60. Kxf4 Rd6 61. Rc3 Kf6 62. Kg4 a5 63. bxa5 Rd4+ 64. f4 Ra4 65. Rxc6+ Kg7 66. a6 Rxa3 67. f5 b4 68. f6+ Kf7 69. h6 Kg6 70. Rc8 b3 71. Rg8+ Kf7 72. h7 Ra4+ 73. Kf3 1-0
Topalov Defeats Carlsen
Posted by Robyn Hode on 23 Aug 2015 at 3:11PM
Sinquefield Cup, Saint Louis.

1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O Nf6 5. Re1 a6 6. Bd3 b5 7. c4 g5 8. Nxg5 Ne5 9. Be2 bxc4 10. Na3 Rg8 11. Nxc4 Nxc4 12. d4 Nb6 13. Bh5 Nxh5 14. Qxh5 Rg7 15. Nxh7 Qd7 16. dxc5 dxc5 17. e5 Qc6 18. f3 Qg6 19. Nf6+ Kd8 20. Qxg6 Rxg6 21. Ne4 Bb7 22. h4 Rc8 23. h5 Rg8 24. Bd2 Nc4 25. Bc3 Bh6 26. Rad1+ Ke8 27. Rd3 Bf4 28. Nf2 Bc6 29. Nh3 Bg3 30. Re2 Bb5 31. Rd1 Bc6 32. Nf2 Bxe5 33. Ng4 Bxc3 34. bxc3 Kf8 35. Kf2 Rh8 36. Ne5 Nxe5 37. Rxe5 Be8 38. g4 f6 39. Re6 Bb5 40. Rde1 Rc7 0-1
     
Re: Topalov Defeats Carlsen
Posted by JerNYC on 24 Aug 2015 at 12:10AM
Isn't this kind of a big deal?
     
Re: Topalov Defeats Carlsen
Posted by unbeatable on 24 Aug 2015 at 4:18AM
Wake me when Nakamura defeats Carlsen. Thank you Sleeping
          
Re: Topalov Defeats Carlsen
Posted by Robyn Hode on 24 Aug 2015 at 6:59AM
Yes it is JerNYC and for players who know this opening and it's history with Carlsen and Topalov's recent history it is even more impressive.
               
Re: Topalov Defeats Carlsen
Posted by Robyn Hode on 24 Aug 2015 at 7:24AM
Topalov is one of the few players who has the courage to play a move like 7...g5, and against the reigning world champion (Topalov was once world champion).

                    
Re: Topalov Defeats Carlsen
Posted by JerNYC on 24 Aug 2015 at 11:03AM
Why don't they televise these heavyweight matches with full commentary so lay people can get a better appreciation for the mastery on display?
                         
Re: Topalov Defeats Carlsen
Posted by JerNYC on 24 Aug 2015 at 11:09AM
I mean, ESPN broadcasts hundreds of hours of poker every year which isn't particularly exciting to watch...so why not give chess some much needed exposure? At least chess is mano-a-mano like boxing so there's a greater sense of drama with every move.
                              
Re: Topalov Defeats Carlsen
Posted by Robyn Hode on 24 Aug 2015 at 11:16AM
Good question. They do televise some tournaments but not on anything like ESPN or a broadcast network. As has been said, chess is an easy game to learn but a hard game to master. Something like that.
                                   
Re: Topalov Defeats Carlsen
Posted by JerNYC on 24 Aug 2015 at 11:32AM
Which is why it should be televised. There's obviously something special when a world champ and a former world champ square off. Besides, isn't Carlsen young and attractive? He should be the one bringing in the eyeballs.
                                        
Re: Topalov Defeats Carlsen
Posted by Robyn Hode on 24 Aug 2015 at 11:33AM
Online live coverage of this top event with analysis. This may explain why it isn't very popular with the general public. Smiling

http://livestream.com/chess24/events/4294307?origin=stream_live
                                             
Re: Topalov Defeats Carlsen
Posted by JerNYC on 24 Aug 2015 at 11:39AM
If there was more money for grabs, it would increase the interest of the casual viewer. People like the World Series of Poker - Main Event because they know somebody is walking away with millions of dollars.
Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by Robyn Hode on 19 Aug 2015 at 11:38AM
     
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by rabbitoid  on 19 Aug 2015 at 11:47AM
He seems in trouble with the girl with glasses
          
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by Robyn Hode on 19 Aug 2015 at 11:50AM
She does have some play. He tripled on the d file.
               
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by Robyn Hode on 19 Aug 2015 at 11:55AM
She's passive, can she old with that passer?
                    
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by rabbitoid  on 19 Aug 2015 at 11:56AM
Over.
                         
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by Robyn Hode on 19 Aug 2015 at 11:57AM
Now the f pawn is passed.
                              
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by Robyn Hode on 19 Aug 2015 at 11:59AM
98 minutes. 19-0. The 13 year old girl held out the longest. Smiling

                         
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by rabbitoid  on 19 Aug 2015 at 11:57AM
I'd like to see the pgn for that one!
                              
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by Robyn Hode on 19 Aug 2015 at 12:00PM
Me too! Smiling Some kind of Indian defense.
                                   
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 19 Aug 2015 at 12:08PM
Wow Smiling
                                        
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by rabbitoid  on 21 Aug 2015 at 10:12PM
Not Indian, Scandinavian. you can see the whole game here: http://chess-news.ru/en/node/19811?quicktabs_live_ratings=0 on board 5.
                                             
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by Robyn Hode on 21 Aug 2015 at 10:57PM
Yes, I see now, she played g6 later. It's a sort of Portuguese variation that Garry tries to avoid with 3 Nf3 instead of 3 d4. But she plays Bg4 anyway. I like his setup against the 2 ...Nf6 variation (as opposed to taking the pawn with 2...Qd5). Simply develop naturally and force Black to find a setup that is not too passive. And that's what's happened, Garry kicks the Bg4 and there goes the only active piece. ...c6 is solid but confining (where are the pawn breaks?) while White has a large space advantage and freedom to do as he pleases. Garry lifts the rook and creates kingside weaknesses. Black, after weakening the dark squares around the king with g6 then trades her KB for the knight and Garry drops the rook on d6. The dark squares are indefensible. The pawn on f6 is a thorn, her knight is buried and her only counterplay attempt is a queen foray that achieves nothing, while her rooks try to defend the 7th and back rank from invasion. Garry triples on the d file and her fate is sealed.

That's what happens so many times with you try to play against a very strong player. You're so intent on maintaining material equality that you drift into positional inferiority. All your pieces are passive, you have no counterplay and the end is a foregone conclusion. Still, at 13, she played better than many adults who went down in flames with most of their pieces still on the board!
                                                  
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by rabbitoid  on 21 Aug 2015 at 11:12PM
We couldn't really see the board during the show, just glimpses. The camera concentrated on the players, not the boards. I started watching when K had already control of the d column. So in hindsight yes, at that time the outcome was already certain.
                                                       
Re: Live Streaming of Kasparov Simul
Posted by Robyn Hode on 21 Aug 2015 at 11:50PM
Thanks for posting the link. Fun to play some of those games.
Improving
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 19 Aug 2015 at 7:36AM


but still need to Recognize Threats and practice a bit more Smiling
CHESS DICE INFORMATION
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 17 Aug 2015 at 9:38PM
           having now played over 1500 games of chess/Dice and logging notes;
I have found he follow tactics to be true and of value.
            1. The Dice run in patterns 
and repeat theses same patterns every 7 times. 
2. which each person you play over and over these same patterns; although different for each new person, will in fact/ repeat the 7 different patterns/ the reason for logging notes.
3. when over time you learn to 'SEE' the change of the patterns, is is of great value to use the same moves...just as Chess repeats patterns/ so does. 'Chess Dice' repeat patterns.
            4. after hours of research into what is called 'Random"...
      the bottom line is...Random is/'in fact' anything that happens at any time is random....
            5. if you won 100 games in a row or lost 100 games in a row...it 
       is because it is 'Random'!  
            6. I have moved the same piece 22 times in '2' games/ why/it
is 'Random"...so Random doesn't mean anything at all because it is 'Random"! 7. in 98% of 1500 plus games when I move the e pawn, my king moves forward....However when 98% of my opponents move the e pawn(e3/e4) their Queen or their Bishop move forward and it still has not changed that'Pattern"!
             8. why/ this happens because it is 'Random" Selection....
. the rules say each piece has an equal chance of moving but I have found this is not quite that way, because it is Random!
9 Finally...if you know your patterns/ your game will improve...the more games you play at the same time, the Greater the challenge is to maintain a steady rating...the less games played, it is MUCH easier to maintain a higher rating...and that rating is Random...so...if you have an 'ACTIVE" Knight pattern as white/ you can win a game in 4 moves///and and piece n the board can have an active random pattern! like Chess,
the moves are in front of you, all the time/ it is a matter of seeing them based on Random selection...and Chess/Dice cuts down on people trying to use chess software in the game/with 6 numbers on the die/the RANDOM ODDS are 6-1 and you would have to roll the die, on that correct number-R every time. If you don't move a Rook pawn you may find your-self moving back and forth in Random selection/ over and over/ again and again...Why / "RANDOM SELECTION"...
the Dice are >> Bow Target
there are other things that revealed themselves after 1500 games too. But this should help answer a lot of Questions I get asked from time to time... RANDOM is the reason that anybody...young or older/male or female
                  can win a game of Chess/Dice...  (unknown photo)    
                 
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Unsubscribing
Posted by ChipsChap on 13 Aug 2015 at 10:31AM
I'm going to unsubscribe this message board, as it seems many others have done, for obvious reasons.
     
Re: Unsubscribing
Posted by FragileKitty  on 13 Aug 2015 at 12:08PM
You can just block the person/people who annoy you.
          
Re: Unsubscribing
Posted by rabbitoid  on 13 Aug 2015 at 12:28PM
The problem with that is that you'll see threads with half a conversation. You may have fun trying to reconstruct the rubbish said before, though Smiling
               
Re: Unsubscribing
Posted by Robyn Hode on 16 Aug 2015 at 3:15PM
Thought I'd come back and see what has happened to this board. About what I thought. Virtually no discussion of this great and beautiful game. I had considered a comprehensive analysis of some of my games against top players on this site, IYT and Gameknot. This effort would be to help players to understand how to look at positions effectively. But I'm afraid it would be a waste of time. The analysis would be lost amongst the bickering over irrelevancies.

I'm afraid Chip Chaps is right. I've seen similar comments on the Strictly Politics and Polls DB where people have grown weary of continued abuse of discussion board rules by certain members. There is apparently no real supervision of these DBs. They can be effectively ruined by a single member. A few years ago another member sabotaged the Politics and Religions DBs and they were removed. It appears this DB is being sabotaged also.

If you don't have any respect for this site or its members should you be allowed to ruin it for everyone?

Will management take action or allow this abuse to continue? If action is taken, I will be more than willing to give my best efforts to help players improve their game. But as it is now, no.
                    
Re: Unsubscribing
Posted by Oakheart on 21 Aug 2015 at 6:39PM
if we had anything to say could not we drown out the ridiculous. I choose to ignore but I certainly see your point.
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Re: Unsubscribing
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 21 Aug 2015 at 10:33PM
            
                  Chess Board   
               
                 Rules  
                      ...<><>
2 bishop checkmate
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 13 Aug 2015 at 9:51AM
A impressive winning move Smiling
Pieces In Front of us
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 12 Aug 2015 at 9:33AM
Knight had a very fine statement when he said that we all see the pieces in front of us!! How true! And as for me in the one game that a lot of friends and floor supervisors actually call me a Genius at,I see all the Kings and Queens just like the other players looking at the green and white felt see! It's just that I interpret what I see differently than what they see!! So much so that on some occasions I have a beautiful woman standing behind me with a clipboard taking notes! Well I'm friendly with her and vice versa! And once in a great while we even enjoy some Steak and Lobster together. Sometimes I think she might be spying on me!! No, I'm just naturally paranoid! (And besides she just happens to be one of my piano students!)
     
Re: Pieces In Front of us
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 12 Aug 2015 at 9:39AM
The goal of Chess when i heard yesterday is not to clear the board but to go and check the king where the king can not move Smiling
(no subject)
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Aug 2015 at 12:57AM
"You cannot put in what the Almighy has left out.
Great Champions are not made,they are born"
                                           -Anon
     
Re: (no subject)
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Aug 2015 at 12:58AM
Almighty
          
Re: (no subject)
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 12 Aug 2015 at 4:13AM
   I'm not saying religion/ I am saying you are born with natural talent,
where and why nobody knows/ some people are born with cancer/why nobody knows/ some people are born with talent for many different things/ music/painting/ writing/sports/singing/all subjects from A-Z/ you have born natural talent/ where and why///it just is...no body knows/
but soon they will soon/as projections in life extension are working malnipulating
with genes/ and DNA/... say life span in the 50 years. will be 130 years old / this is the current project now/just as people live to 100 years old now. they know why we die at different ages, and they are working on tweaking DNA to Trump exercise , health ,wellness, nutrition. and exercise; which extends life on average 4-6 years. This is Science not religion.
                   which is a personal 'Belief" system...<><>  
Imagine tweaking DNA Genes and having a smarter brain for Chess/ or any area. Bowling/Golf... POLITICS
Clones of Donald Trump...
                             NO!  I am just Kidding on that...<><>
        
     
Re: (no subject)
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 12 Aug 2015 at 1:19AM
        I have that in my profile { in my own words) ...practice/practice/
              you get out of it; what you put into it...
                    "U N L E S S ///////"
'YOU HAVE NATURAL TALENT'! (you are born with/ like a singer for ex.} ...<><>
                     oh you can improve greatly...and that is still worth a lot.
if you had talent you would be seeing moves the others can't see and the chess pieces are in front of you all the time/for everybody.
like ALI in boxing/ all boxers learn the same moves/ but ALI had "UNUSUAL GREAT TALENT: in boxing! that he was born with...he knew it and made even stronger and more powerful in his Talent.
     
Re: (no subject)
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 12 Aug 2015 at 9:03AM
WOW WOW WOW!!!! How tired I get of this Genius born or genius made debate?? Even the great father of 3 great daughters who all became Grandmasters as well as World Champions Mr. Polgar steadfastly states that Geniuses are not born but made! Well where does the word genius come from? The Latin or if you will the English! GENE, Gena,Genae. So,in simple English we are talking about a highly complex mixture of DNA,RNA and the many nucleopeptides,polypeptides and E.T.C. When the sperm hits the ovum it all begins! Hence a little boy or girl called an embryo starts to form! And isn't it wonderful that in this day and age we can see it all happening on photos!! This is where the Genetic and Chromosome business is going to work! NOT in the ER when the embryo now comes out of the womb as a Fetus!! So Mr. Polgar a lot goes on before the baby is even been born!! Now after we have our baby we educate him/her and hope for the best! The child has the gift bestowed upon him/her somewhere between the embryo and fetus stage!! Hence a Mommy may deliver a genius at birth!! Then that genius is matured virtually immediately!! Hence a Polgar,a Kasparov,a Cliburn,a Fischer or on and on!! Therefore I steadfastly contend that GENIUSES ARE MADE AND THEN BORN!! Well some of you might say "Bobby are you nuts or a Doctor?" Well a bit "nuts" perhaps but a Doctor? Yes, a retired D.C. who graduated on the Dean's List. Am I a Genius? Well at Chess,Piano and Martial Arts at best I'd say I'm only a lowly talent at about a 2000 rating at each! I get no thrill out of smashing an opponent! There's only one game that I get a SUPER THRILL out of defeating my opponents and that is "The Game Of 21" I'm what my opponents have called a Counter or an Earner! I do belong to an Elite group of about 5000 of us who can do to the ENEMY what THEY do to 30 or 40 million other poor souls! Well that's me and my thoughts! And thanks for your time! And always remember! "It's not whether you win a Gold,Silver or Bronze medal or become a GM. All that matters is that you perform or compete at the very Highest Standard that YOU ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING!!
          
Re: (no subject)
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 12 Aug 2015 at 9:08AM
Stephen Hawking born genius and still is even with his disability
               
Re: (no subject)
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Aug 2015 at 3:22PM
Indeed and long overdue to have his brilliant talent recognised
in the form of a knighthood... But he owes his great talents
to his parents His father,a celebrated doctor,his mother
a exceptional philosopher, politician and economist
Chess Groups Ended
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 11 Aug 2015 at 11:31AM
Might Return Next week and might be back. But still want Learn Chess and tactics Smilingn
     
Re: Chess Groups Ended
Posted by Dionysos  on 11 Aug 2015 at 11:35PM
You say "learn chess", but it takes ages, at least 5 years even to club standard.
          
Re: Chess Groups Ended
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 12 Aug 2015 at 2:01AM
thats why am on chess.com
               
Re: Chess Groups Ended
Posted by Dionysos  on 12 Aug 2015 at 6:43AM
That's good then - I use chess.com occasionally too. Not a lot, but sometimes.
                    
Re: Chess Groups Ended
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Aug 2015 at 6:51AM
It's a very good website.. You can play live games head to head
with anyone in the world and get free online tuition from masters.
I would highly recommend it. Smiling
                         
Re: Chess Groups Ended
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 12 Aug 2015 at 7:06AM
Smiling
QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 8 Aug 2015 at 10:29PM
if you are a person who resigns a chess game because you can't take the feeling of slowly losing and Resign...you are playing the wrong game.
           Make the person WORK for the win.     
              there are a hand full of draws...you can try to turn the game around.
             Chess is a game of War!  Like GRIM said, Tournament Chess is not for everybody.
I do not resign EVER/ unless there is mate in the next one or two moves/it's over/you Resign///
                  I do not draw, unless it is a forced draw/or it helps me/ don't ask. 
                    see my chess profile and you will see stalemates on lost games//
                         WHY!!!      I Did Not resign!   
                       Draw by Repetition / WHY/ I did NOT RESIGN!   
                  I like the feeling of trying to turn things around...I enjoy the added 
              feeling of more adrenaline ...I get high on the action(NO Drugs} Natural 
               high from the pressure...of the game...
                   before machines...if people lost their Queen/they quit.   
                     I remember Intermediates asking me not to tell beginners about 
                en-Passant/  why/ we want to keep it as a surprise attack to win/
                          I would say its a safe bet they have software today.
There are no rules in War! or in the Street/ just Like Bobby1947 says all bets are off. There ARE NO RULES!
The point here is you need a mind-set of a crushing the opponent into the ground by attrition...a piece here /a piece there/adds up/a weak army can't attack.
                       depending on the board...and time/space position/ 
are you an openings player/ positional player/gambit player/defensive player/ OR a Tactical player/ which combo are you/ do you you what kind of player you are/
                        Do you know your opponent and know yourself/
can you with stand INTENSE Pressure...or do you resign early because of the pain... It pushes my Chess buttons when I hear somebody gives up
when the going gets rough...of course, the top players know all this/ The Bottom line is/ if you resign early/ you do not have a Chess/War mind-set... say like GRIM has.
                           This is why the tokens in my Tournaments say...
                                      NEVER GIVE UP
                                  Reach Deep Down Inside Yourself.   
                                    in Martial Arts/likened to Chess 
                                        time/space/position/pieces   
                                      we had a little saying...
                                        We Are Confident.
                                        We are Good. 
                                        We believe that!  
                                 eiya....kiya///aiya///  RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!     
                                        In the NAA Golden Club Muggers
                                         NAA.
                                         We are fit.
                                         Checkmate.
                                         Stalemate. 
                                         We don't QUIT!    
if you keep giving up your mind will say...this persons likes this/lets create more ways, so he /she; can give up the reason for positive thinking. this is how the human mind works/your brain is a computer... if this has inspired people starting out in chess,
                            using their own mind/ if only one person///EXCELLENT! 
                                  for Strong and Powerful Chess,
                                     you are not Pros....play the game out
                         for "EXPERIENCE" practice of the middle and end game...
                              experience with cat and mouse...and ect.   
Knight Jarlynn
     
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 8 Aug 2015 at 11:52PM
"No game was ever won by resigning!" Reuben Fine.
          
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Dionysos  on 9 Aug 2015 at 12:47AM
There is ALWAYS somebody who doesn't resign, ever! Personally, I take the rule that if the person is loosing for being - well, stupid, it might be because he doesn't really know the game as well as me, and I, too, am at least qualified to know the game, then resigning is the only way. But he may say otherwise.
               
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by rabbitoid  on 9 Aug 2015 at 1:13AM
And you never know, if you combine the I-fight-until-death strategy with the I-won't-move-until-last-second tactic you may still win by boring your opponent to death Smiling
                    
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Dionysos  on 9 Aug 2015 at 2:26AM
Exactly, rabbitoid !
                         
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 9 Aug 2015 at 4:42AM
I was once told in my Chess Group that i am a fighter. i was losing but still fought with 1 pawn an i had 3 pawn 2 trapped and carried on until i could not carry on Any longer )
                              
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Dionysos  on 9 Aug 2015 at 5:08AM
But you are still a beginner at chess, if you was, say, an intermediate, you would resign if there is no hope, and, of course, so will your opponent if he is losing everything.

You said that you had 1 pawn, then 3 pawns, and two trapped. What exactly do you mean? You cannot have 1 AND 5 pawns!
                                   
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 9 Aug 2015 at 5:13AM
i had 3 2 could not move and 1 could move
                                   
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 9 Aug 2015 at 5:21AM
                  he never said that,,,
               he said he had 3 pawns.
                   two were trapped.
                    only one could move
                       2 + 1 = 3 pawns...<><>   
                                            
                    
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 9 Aug 2015 at 2:56AM
                   and you might get a draw/Stalemate. Because I did. that is exciting.
                        I have caused upsets/ that is exciting.
                       and in your game I did resign for the next two moves were, game over.
                      anybody can make a blunder...anybody.  
                            if you are bored/ resign/ I win.
                                  I treat others how they treat me.   And it is my clock.

Knight Jarlynn
                                 
surly all the PROFESSORS here know this.
               
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 9 Aug 2015 at 2:48AM
                 you have misread and misunderstood.
                       try reading it slowly.   
                          or think of a Sweepstakes...you can't win if you don't
                             Enter...
                           YOU CAN"T WIN IF YOU RESIGN!   
                          I repeat everything I said above/
                         the only way you'll win is checkmate/Period!      
                        I also noticed you skipped over the stalemates
                              I got in lost games/ WHERE you would have RESIGNED!!! 
                              and  "Draw by Repetition'   
                                  I REPEAT!
                                        I DON"T QUIT/ RESIGN/EVER!   
                                       You Win By Checkmate...
Knight Jarlynn
                                    I one mentioned this to GRIM and he said...
                                       "GOOD FOR YOU"!
                                                 
                                        PROS resign to each other out of respect only.
                                 you are not PROS... 
                                        SO I'll play and can Resign!  
                                            
                    
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by rabbitoid  on 9 Aug 2015 at 3:08AM
You are certainly entitled to your game style - Your privilege.
I am entitled to dislike it - Mine.

Friendly and polite discussion is good for the site.
                         
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 9 Aug 2015 at 4:03AM
                  I agree with Good for the site///
                    However/ you used the word 'BORING"  
                 that is not friendly for the site/
                     and you are also a programmer... 

and you do not tell me how to play/ you have your opinion ,and I have mine/// Agreed// Now we have an AGREEMENT.
                           if you talk normal/ I too will talk normal.
                              but if you use words as weapons,
you know what to expect...your action will determine my action...what goes; Returns.
                       by the way(I never read the book }...
                               but years ago there was a book Titled  
How to use words to win debates and comments from strangers.. as weapons/sermantics(sp)/swaying people to groups/lynch mobs idea... Knight Jarlynn
                    
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Dionysos  on 9 Aug 2015 at 3:10AM
I have noticed that little kids are taught not to resign - ever. I think the idea is you miss the chance to learn something if you resign.

However, when you are losing, but feel you still have some drawing chances, it makes sense to play on.

If you can tell your opponent knows how to avoid your drawing idea, resigning is the sportsman-like thing to do.

Also, if you have no drawing chances and you are in a position which you could beat a grandmaster in (which mean you are in a very bad way...), then you can resign.

Also, it's common for a player to see a forced mate, and if their opponent makes the first move of the sequence, you can safely resign.

I have watched lots of grandmaster games, and I can say, they resign when they reach a technical position which is winning for the other player.

So it is very typical at the highest level of chess, and almost absent at the lowest levels.
                         
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 9 Aug 2015 at 3:46AM
                    final reply ...
             
                      we are not playing Grand Masters/ 
nothing you said has anything to do; with the people who play chess here; under the house rules.
                         AND AGAIN YOU DID understand WHAT I JUST WROTE.   
                        they resign because they are PROS out of Respect.
                    WE are not PROS.
and by the way Pros recomend you play out and practice all parts of the game/even if you lose/what better way to practice; then with a live /real/person.
                                Chess is GO NO SEN/ Martial ARTS to a certain point.
WE do not QUIT> Active waiting for the right move at the right time/ like Discovered check!
                                    so you disagree with Reuben Fine from Bobby1947
                                  "No game was ever won by Resigning"!
                                         100% TRUE!    
Bobby is in a Chess league/not sure if I said the correctly/ BUT I Believe Him...and I like 50 years to make SHODAN/ OSS! Full Circle the end is the
   beginning!  He is telling you, the highest skill, is to win the fight without fighting/
               DOMO OSS!      
                              The person I believe who is a REAL CHESS MASTER IS      
                                  GRIMSWEEPER! And I have Great Respect for Him.
                          and GRIM is a MUGGER Too.    
don't talk to me about sportsmanship when Grand Masters sneak Chess software into PRO TOURNAMENTS to win the MONEY!
                             Do on to others as you would have hem do unto you.
                                my mind-set is called Im-moveable Mind.  
                               remember the DB's/
                                     and so have fun playing Chess.      
                                     
                                    maybe I will answer you again.
Knight Jarlynn
                              
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Dionysos  on 9 Aug 2015 at 4:00AM
Now you are talking arrogant, so I will not answer at all.
                                   
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 9 Aug 2015 at 4:05AM
                   
Blinky Thank you
               
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by dizzymind  on 9 Aug 2015 at 4:49PM
<I take the rule that if the person is loosing for being - well, stupid> just because the player doesnt play it as well as you doesnt mean they are stupid!!! geezs!!!maybe they are just learning the game... I will resign a game if I am losing by a mile... no use of wasting their time and mine... but I will say they played the game well. congrats
                    
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Dionysos  on 9 Aug 2015 at 6:02PM
I take your point. There is ALWAYS somebody who doesn't resign, ever! Personally, I take the rule that if the person is loosing for being - well, stupid, it might be because he doesn't really know the game as well as me

I used the word 'stupid' without thinking. Of course, I meant merely that he is merely a beginner at chess - he might be, say, a brain surgeon, or an astronaut.
          
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Lion Rampant on 9 Aug 2015 at 6:24AM
When Fine made this statement,he was being tongue in cheek like his great friend
and rival,Tartakower. What he meant was you shouldn't capitulate too soon. Two famous examples
of this were Frank Marshall,who won many games he should have lost,and Emanuel Lasker,who snatched
victory from the jaws of defeat on more than one occasion through his
incredible fighting spirit In his book "How Chess Games are Won" U.S.Grandmaster and famous child prodigy
Sammy Reshevsky said "Do not give up when you get into a bad position, Keep calm and play with
confidence. Your opponent may make the common error of relaxing when he has the upper hand.
He may blunder and give you the chance to win"
Reshevsky's words have the ring of bitter truth. How many won games have been turned into
losses all because of a single rash move? How many here have painful memories of the win point going the other way(?!) Sad
               
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 9 Aug 2015 at 6:51AM
In a Kasparov Mentor training game i was in on Chess.com it asked me to move a piece that Kasparov was playing with White I of course moved the wrong the Knight but it said i found the Alternative correct move that Kasparov did,t see but i saw it moving the knight to it,s dream space and threatening the queen Smiling
     
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Ray of Light  on 9 Aug 2015 at 7:47AM
Oh Yeah? Well it pushes my buttons when people set themselves up with hundreds of games and then put themselves on vacation over and over and over in order to manage said games.
          
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by alexlee  on 9 Aug 2015 at 8:07AM
Actually the site makes it easy for them with the automatic vacation days
               
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by ChipsChap on 9 Aug 2015 at 8:40AM
In our "novice" division in scholastic tournaments, we tell the kids to play on because the opponent often does not know even the basic queen+king vs. king checkmate.

But in upper division play, sometimes it's a little ridiculous and even insulting to play on in such a circumstance. Certainly don't resign too soon. But sometimes you're just wasting your own time in addition to your opponent's.
                    
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by rabbitoid  on 9 Aug 2015 at 8:50AM
One circumstance where resign is extremely rare is blitz game with 5 or less minutes per game.
                         
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by ChipsChap on 9 Aug 2015 at 8:52AM
For sure, in blitz, even with a bare king you might get a draw on time.
                              
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Guanarteme  on 9 Aug 2015 at 9:08AM
Let us stick to the GT environment. It may be to one's advantage to resign, as one would have fewer games to contend with. Or it may be that if you resign you will have to start a new game and you do not feel ready to do so (perhaps things are going crazy at work). It may be annoying to think that your opponent is taking these things into account, but it is not irrational for him to do so.
                    
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 9 Aug 2015 at 11:57AM
                 I never waste my time...I get practice.
                          I don't quit until till the game is over. 
                            there is no rule saying you have to resign
                           when your opponent says to...it is my choice.
                             And it is my clock....and it is my choice.
                             And to repeat myself/ the Stalemates I got were because 
                                 I did not resign early...and other draws.
                                It is not over until it is over.   got the draws 
                              due to Blunders. 
if you google you will find Pros saying play out/ do not quit or resign....BECAUSE you/us are not Pros...anything can happen at anytime/
                                   in the human mind/ not the Machine     
I used to play Chess in my Barber shop way back/ we played each other/played for money...and once a week this person would walked in/ the barbers brought out he board/ He looked for 8 seconds and moved one piece///every third time he put out his hand/the barbers put their money in his hand...they told me he was a well known pro./Master.
                       he said to them one day/ you resign too early/ play the game out/
                     maybe I'll blunder...I stood up and said/"always play the game out'
                        he said...Always play out/ Practice this all the time.
                             I was the youngest of course...he said. 'you are a good boy
                          I tell you things sometimes...Good/I said 'Good" and he left/ 
                          it was all the barbers played their minds against him.
                          I wish I cold remember his name...every time he entered/he would 
                             say to me as he walked/ you practice/Yes. I would say...
                          I practice/ yes.           
Knight Jarlynn
             
                                
          
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 9 Aug 2015 at 12:10PM
           doing those type of things, is one of the reasons Mike Roanne left Gold Token.
                 GT/Help had to end the game...<><>
               
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by ChipsChap on 9 Aug 2015 at 1:45PM
I do maintain that there are such things as sportsmanship and playing in an honorable manner, and that these things are paramount in importance.

To each his own, but that's what I believe and that's what we teach kids in scholastic chess.
                    
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 9 Aug 2015 at 4:15PM
  I agree with you on that...

                 but it is the players right to play his own style...
                  and the Grand Masters did sneak in software only to win the Money.
             Bobby Ficher once declared a draw...it was recorded in the book and still 
                      stands.   
                   when the game was checked/ they noticed/ there was no draw!
                     when asked why did you do that.
                       Ficher said....
Anything is "BETTER"; then to "LOSE" a game of Chess...Anything.
                       but it was too late/ it stands as a drawn game...
                                I don't see any sportsman ship there.
                                 if there was , he would have taken the loss/ 
                                 and said to his opponent...you played a Good Game!
                               I was brought up learning about sportsmanship too...
In real/True Karate-DO...if you show no sportsman ship, or "RESPECT" to your fellow students; you are in BIG trouble. off topic but applies here....
                                also this is 2015/ and people have different mind-sets
in this age of Machines...there are one million requests for Deep Rybka 4 as of 5/6 months ago///the owners(FRITZ) say this is Great! we are breaking all BUSINESS sales records.// or they can down load weaker versions...actually there is software down loads for every chess variant on the site...
                                  Rybka is also Blitz Champion.
                                   Chess Champion                 
                                    has 960 chess
                                     has giveaway Chess

are you ready for a 4000 ELO rating machine being developed... your club is the better place to play, where you can control things to a greater extent...even in Tournaments people bring DVDs to watch and make their move in the final minute... you have power there/ you could amendment; you must remain in your seat during the match/ if someone needs the bath room, have a second go with him.
and back to the table... put in a metal detector...yes this cuts down on the Honor system of Sportsman Ship in its true meaning......but this is a New World...the World as we knew it/ no longer exists... there will always be Good and always will be Evil. Explaining Sportsman Ship is a Good thing/ even in this New World...there are a lot of Good people in the World, and there is always the balance...the new technology is very
Impluse and addicting/ The World itself/ is in/ Good vs. Evil. ex. isis
                         Each seek the other for one reason...'TO EXIST".   
                             Best of luck with your club....and you explaining Sportsman Ship!
Knight Jarlynn
                         
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Rogue Trooper on 9 Aug 2015 at 4:41PM
Cada loco con su tema...to each their own theme.
     
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Lion Rampant on 12 Aug 2015 at 3:26PM
Among grandmasters it's considered bad form to continue a game
where a win for the opponent is inevitable...that's why very few
GM games end in mate....
          
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Guanarteme  on 12 Aug 2015 at 4:07PM
Among grandmasters it's considered bad form to continue a game
where a win for the opponent is inevitable...that's why very few
GM games end in mate....


You are correct for over-the-board non-blitz games, I have known masters who have a policy of not resigning when in time trouble. I remember one expert apologetically telling a master, "I do not have enough time to resign!".
               
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Rogue Trooper on 12 Aug 2015 at 6:26PM
That was a very funny line!
                    
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Guanarteme  on 12 Aug 2015 at 8:25PM
Perhaps I should identify the players, since some of you may know who they are. The expert was Rick Callaghan, who later took up checkers and played online checkers until close to his death. The other was IM Norman T. Whitaker (one of the bad guys mentioned in The FBI Story) who was 79 at the time. I was the TD at the event
                         
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by dizzymind  on 13 Aug 2015 at 5:16AM
IS THIS NOW THE CHESS DB?
                              
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by alexlee  on 13 Aug 2015 at 5:20AM
??? That's what is says > Game: Chess - Discussion about Chess.
                                   
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by dizzymind  on 13 Aug 2015 at 7:16AM
isnt there a db for discussing Chess? its says when there is no other db available for ur topic it can be discussed! otherwise it is polite to use the dbs available, Smiling
                                        
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Dionysos  on 13 Aug 2015 at 9:34AM
This IS a game especially for chess, that's why it's called Game: Chess Discussion about Chess!
                                        
Re: QUIT RESIGN NEVER!
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 13 Aug 2015 at 3:15PM
seems to me people were just telling chess stories until you interupted them
Some players ike Lion Rampant
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 8 Aug 2015 at 12:46AM
Give up so easy and quit
     
Re: Some players ike Lion Rampant
Posted by Lion Rampant on 8 Aug 2015 at 12:52AM
As the accused,I am entitled to respond. I didn't want to give up..it's just that
some people find the simplest things difficult to do...and keep making the
same errors time after time after time...
          
Re: Some players ike Lion Rampant
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 8 Aug 2015 at 12:55AM
you give up on me didt you and you did say Nf6 threatens the queen 1st message
               
Re: Some players ike Lion Rampant
Posted by Lion Rampant on 8 Aug 2015 at 2:50AM
That was a variation I was going through...not part of the actual game..
couldn't you tell the difference(?!) Sad
                    
Re: Some players ike Lion Rampant
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 8 Aug 2015 at 3:09AM
it was confusing as i generally go to your 1st message and all i kept seeing was NF6 NF6
"Pawn Sacrifice"
Posted by Lion Rampant on 30 Jul 2015 at 11:53PM
The brllliant new movie charting the rise of late U.S.chess legend Bobby Fischer with Tobey Maguire in the title role will be
on limited release from 9/18/15 I can't wait to see it. Fischer's unhappy life and controversial career always reminded
me of his two great predecessors Morphy and Alekhine..... See the movie trailer on You Tube
     
Re: "Pawn Sacrifice"
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 31 Jul 2015 at 2:51PM
Looking forward to the "Pawn Sacrifice" movie. Another great DVD is "Bobby Fischer Against the world." In this movie Sue Polgar, Gary Kasparov and Larry Evans all make very brief but poignant comments about Bobby! Strange but true but Bobby and I were born in the same downtown Chicago hospital-Michael Reese! He just made his "visit" 13 yrs. earlier. And on the LIGHT SIDE! "Bobby Fischer and Bob Hope!!!" It is hilarious!! You can get that by typing it in on your browser. If Bobby had had a father like the Polgar sisters and Magnus have it might have been very different!
          
Re: "Pawn Sacrifice"
Posted by Lion Rampant on 31 Jul 2015 at 3:19PM
Indeed...but we can't choose our parents(!) Smiling
               
Re: "Pawn Sacrifice"
Posted by Dionysos  on 31 Jul 2015 at 4:00PM
Also, did you know that Bobby Fischer was going out with Barbra Streisland? What if those two egos actually married? But they just exchanged Mad comic.

http://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-players/sexy-bobby-fischer
                    
Re: "Pawn Sacrifice"
Posted by Lion Rampant on 31 Jul 2015 at 10:57PM
If the marriage had taken place,it would have been a tempestuous one
and short lived marred by blazing rows....
               
Re: "Pawn Sacrifice"
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 31 Jul 2015 at 9:41PM
Amen!
Me against Computer
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 29 Jul 2015 at 5:01AM


Am white Computer black 16 moves 0:37 time Double check and checkmate Smiling
     
Re: Me against Computer
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 30 Jul 2015 at 4:13AM
Tremendous Checkmate there David!! Only goes to exemplify what Authors have written about for years. Take out the KB pawn and go for mate! Nice job and nice set, What is it's highest rating? I also have have Firefox and would like to have a shot at this one! What would I type in to get this site? LOL.
          
Re: Me against Computer
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 30 Jul 2015 at 4:15AM
Just go to google and type playing chess against the computer you get a 3 top sites to go to play against a computer the three levels you will get are Easy/medium/hard Smiling
               
Re: Me against Computer
Posted by Bobbyb1947  on 30 Jul 2015 at 4:31AM
Thanks!
     
Re: Me against Computer
Posted by Lion Rampant on 30 Jul 2015 at 5:13AM
If you want a real challenge,try this chess engine. It's a demon. Http://chess.delorie.com
          
Re: Me against Computer
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 30 Jul 2015 at 11:47AM
I see what you mean
          
Re: Me against Computer
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 30 Jul 2015 at 12:50PM
This time using queen and rook to mate

NEW CLUB!!! CHESSGI CRAZY CHESS!
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 7 Jul 2015 at 12:45PM
     
Re: NEW CLUB!!! CHESSGI CRAZY CHESS!
Posted by M3  on 8 Jul 2015 at 11:48AM
an Internet Chess Dice Challenge invite
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 1 Jul 2015 at 4:26PM
                         The THE ORIGINAL CHESS AND DICE CLUB ON GOLD TOKEN Club      
issues an internet challenge to any club reading this in all of cyberspace...
                           The World Chess Dice Club Fedration Club
invites all those reading this invite, to play a Tournament of Chess Dice here,
as a guest member...it is free and there are other games and Chess too.
Our Chess Dice Club on Gold Token invites you to a Tournament
                                                   of Chess Dice...
                                                         a 5 member team.
                                                          3 day time limit.  
                                                          loss of game.   
vacation days and days off ignored.
                                                                   Best Regards to any takers,   
Knight Jarlynn...<><>
Knight Jarlynn
message
thank- you for reading this open challenge to any
Chess club, and all clubs... Open for this Tournament Invite
Challenge!
     
Re: an Internet Chess Dice Challenge invite
Posted by M3  on 3 Jul 2015 at 9:32PM
Members at The Down With Regular Chess Club like this one.
          
Re: an Internet Chess Dice Challenge invite
Posted by M3  on 12 Jul 2015 at 6:49AM
Is this a tournament or an Inter-Club Challenge ? Your specifying of a 5-man team makes it sound like the latter. Which is it please ? One of my members signed up for our Dice Chess Team but does not wish a surprise event to pop up, especially with the Summer Olympics running now. An answer for my club members would be helpful. Thank you in advance for your reply.
     
Re: an Internet Chess Dice Challenge invite
Posted by M3  on 12 Jul 2015 at 4:58PM
I issued your team an Inter-Club Challenge on behalf of The Down With Regular Chess Club's team:
  1. 3 days
  2. loss of game
    • vacation days ignored .
Days Off were not mentioned on any tab on the drop-down menu; so, I am guessing that Days Off might not be ignored. Shrug We shall see.

We will try to give you some good fights.
          
Re: an Internet Chess Dice Challenge invite
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 12 Jul 2015 at 8:53PM
Chess Dice...we will have to talk about it...matching up must be fair...both of us will match up or discuss...
                                    we always play same rules, like my invites.   
                                  two games match of each color with. if needed, a tie breaker...
                                     how many rounds..1/2/3  
who invites..we will cover everything... also we don't want to talk in the Tournament...we just play...no messages...5 start..no subs...if you don't show up loss of game...only the original 5 players/ no chumping, so people can't study games of opponent...
a trap trick from the mid 90's....no software(6-1 odds on a dice roll)...or blitz...just people playing a tournament with their minds...the correct way.
Knight Jarlynn...<><>
no days off and vacations days ignored are on the drop down tab...I use it all the time...it includes both.
               
Re: an Internet Chess Dice Challenge invite
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 12 Jul 2015 at 8:56PM
                          our talks will be in messages or a salvo game/ not on this Board....
               
Re: an Internet Chess Dice Challenge invite
Posted by M3  on 13 Jul 2015 at 12:25PM
That looks like a repost, Knight Jarlynn .
Puzzled Are you we talking past each other here ? As this seems to be a case of confusion about terms I am keeping the discussion here for now. Such confusion should be avoided. Maybe others will benefit from reading this.
  • I issued you an Inter-Club Challenge. It should show on your club's page. I think such a challenge has one game between the players for each seat position:
    • 1st seat against 1st seat,
    • 2nd seat against 2nd seat,
    • and so on.
      • I checked our completed ones. They looked like one game for each seat position.
  • What you propose would be two games for each seat position to let each have White once. Thumbs up
    • That would be fine, but I doubt that an automatic (site-run) tournament would be run like that.
    • I do not know how to set that up without resorting to using a wiki-tracked event.
  • If you wish to play an automatic tournament we could play a Double Round Robin letting each player play each other player twice, but I doubt that is what you wish.
  • Should we run such an event on the Wiki Web
I am not an expert on all the different types of tournaments available here. Most of those I have played in have been Round Robin tournaments.
May we get this figured out soon, Knight Jarlynn  !
                    
Re: an Internet Chess Dice Challenge invite
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 13 Jul 2015 at 12:33PM
                        last attempt to discuss Tournament...
                                  by message or in a salvo game...
                                           Not this board///
Blinky Thank you
Knight Jarlynn
1st chess game won
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 1 Jul 2015 at 2:45PM
in a Tournament #9718678 Smiling
BRAND NEW CHESS CLUB
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 27 Jun 2015 at 12:39AM
                           Click   THE NEW WORLD SELF_DEFENSE CHESS CLUB           

                                  see profile.....  
This Club is Copyright as a new idea and club on gold Token.
                                        
                                                    (unknown photo)            
Knight Jarlynn
RIP...
Posted by unbeatable on 25 Jun 2015 at 4:33PM
Walter Shawn Browne
     
Re: RIP...
Posted by Guanarteme  on 25 Jun 2015 at 5:43PM
I saw him play in his younger day, It was an Eastern Open in the 1960s, and William Lombardy was reporting on the tournament in a telephone conversation with Al Horowitz, At one point the conversation turned to Browne, Lombardy was very impressed by him. That was enough for me to decide to hang around his boards to watch his games.
          
Re: RIP...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 25 Jun 2015 at 10:43PM
He had dual nationality as I recall,USA and his native Australia....but he
represented the Aussies in Olympiads...
               
Re: RIP...
Posted by Guanarteme  on 26 Jun 2015 at 11:40AM
I do not recall later years, but he first did this because he could not mahe the US team.
                    
Re: RIP...
Posted by unbeatable on 10 Jul 2015 at 3:24PM
When was this in relation to his US championships? tyia
4IAR
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 23 Jun 2015 at 4:26AM
Not the gt game but the number of Chess games i have won And only lost 1 Smiling
     
Re: 4IAR
Posted by MM David littlefair XI  on 23 Jun 2015 at 4:27AM
in Real life today i mean
2 days for final signup
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 22 Jun 2015 at 10:50PM
                              
                                       The June 2015  Knight Jarlynn's Dice Chess tourney                             

                                   (unknown photo)                   (unknown photo)      
zzzzzz zzzzzz zzzzzz (unknown photo)
Sailboat
We must never assume...
Posted by unbeatable on 17 Jun 2015 at 4:30AM
lest we and or Magnus Carlsen lose on time.
     
Re: We must never assume...
Posted by Lion Rampant on 17 Jun 2015 at 4:41AM
If he does,he won't be the first or the last to do so.. Smiling
          
Re: We must never assume...
Posted by unbeatable on 18 Jun 2015 at 3:45AM
yesterday his berlin wall came tumbling down...tumbling down...tumbling down...etc.
NEW CHESS CLUB SEE PROFILE
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 11 Jun 2015 at 11:11PM
                       click here THE ANYBODY CAN PLAY ANYBODY IMPERIAL CHESS CLUB   
This club is Copyright as a new club and idea on Gold Token.
This is a first, and different kind of chess Club. zzzzzz
Blinky Thank you
Chess Dice 10 x 10 Thumbs up
Posted by Knight Jarlynn  on 10 Jun 2015 at 1:59AM
                          THE BIG ONE PART TWO!
Chess Dice 10 x 10 Round Robin... Wow! Bow
                                    The Aug 2015  Knight Jarlynn's 1010 Dice Chess tourn Tournament    
5 day Move... Loss of game. in August Rolling Dice
Pie Arrow
Checkmate
Posted by Lion Rampant on 9 Jun 2015 at 6:50AM
                                                          CHECKMATE
                                                          _________

(read in marching time)

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

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

There is this from GT:

Game Delay:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in chess anger is most often directed inward

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First prize Open Section: $100.000

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

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

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

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


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

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

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



In the middle

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

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

Pawn to E5 the Bishop to D6 and Queen to F6

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

then queen positioned on H3

Finally i sacificed a pawn to free rook

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

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

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

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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.
                                  the new Icon Is          { TOURNAMENT#7161 }
     
Re: A New icon for THE BIG ONE chess dice
checkser
Posted by MikeRoane on 20 Apr 2015 at 8:08PM
Checkers has 138 openings and it is as complicated as chess. Marion Tinsley was the Bobby Fischer of checkers.
     
Re: checkser
Posted by Grimsweeper  on 21 Apr 2015 at 8:25AM
"Checkers has 138 openings and it is as complicated as chess" now that is funny
          
Re: checkser
Posted by FragileKitty  on 21 Apr 2015 at 9:06AM
If you want a game with only one kind of piece that is likely more complex than chess, take a look at Go.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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
































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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The End.

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

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

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

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


Round 1 Section 1

1782
2529
2055
2338
1812

Round 1 Section 4

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

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

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

So much,then,for the shady strategems in tournament chess,surely there can't be any room for cheating in online chess...or is there(?!)

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