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Old 04-05-2009, 01:53 AM   #16
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This is the Chess Low Content Thread

So your post is out of line chief.
Yikes! It's the 2+2 police!

Seriously though, should we have a no content or **** thread for this forum? I'd like to share how amazing McDonalds' new Brownie Melt is without pretending it's somehow related to chess.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:55 AM   #17
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Yikes! It's the 2+2 police!

Seriously though, should we have a no content or **** thread for this forum? I'd like to share how amazing McDonalds' new Brownie Melt is without pretending it's somehow related to chess.
Hey Swingdoc, I'm mainly joking with that post.

I think a no content or BS thread for the forum would be a good idea.

I do like this thread as "chess lite" material so another thread would be cool.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:36 AM   #18
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I thought that this was just a thread for any random thoughts.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:22 AM   #19
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it wouldn't take a huge amount of work (90% sure such a thing already exists and they would just need to install it and test it), but they really don't like to implement anything like this.
Its certainly doable, we have this at chessvideos.tv. You can see some sample posts in the Game Replays section.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:59 PM   #20
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So I've been reading more Silman books. Here is a super-concise summary:

SITUATION: Positionally superior
SOLUTION: Shut down enemy counterplay

SITUATION: Positionally equal
SOLUTION: Create weak squares

SITUATION: Positionally busted
SOLUTION: Sacrifice the Exchange
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:58 PM   #21
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So I've been reading more Silman books. Here is a super-concise summary:

SITUATION: Positionally superior
SOLUTION: Shut down enemy counterplay

SITUATION: Positionally equal
SOLUTION: Create weak squares

SITUATION: Positionally busted
SOLUTION: Sacrifice the Exchange
SITUATION: The King Pissed You Off
SOLUTION: Put a Cap in his Ass
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:57 PM   #22
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On GameKnot you can declare draw after 50 moves. Is it dick move to declare draw in soon to be lost position (not next move or anything but say 15 moves later)?
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:21 PM   #23
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Yes it is.

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Old 04-06-2009, 11:22 PM   #24
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I'll just resign.

(er, actually not 100% sure it is lost)
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:03 AM   #25
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Here are are two games I played recently that give me hope for the future. In both of these I felt like I could see every possible line and variation with zero effort. Every once in a while I'll have games like this.


I especially like the checkmate here. It's nothing real special, but I saw it the very instant he moved his queen to g5 on move 17.
Code:
[Event "rated blitz match"]
[Site "Free Internet Chess Server"]
[Date "2009.04.06"]
[Round "?"]
[White "ShawnAvery"]
[Black "xyzbernhard"]
[Result "*"]
[WhiteElo "1043"]
[BlackElo "963"]
[ECO "C65"]
[TimeControl "180+12"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O a6 5. Ba4 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. d3 d6 8. Be3 
Bxe3 9. fxe3 Bg4 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Qd2 Bxf3 12. Rxf3 Ng4 13. Raf1 Qh4 14. Rh3 
Qg5 15. Rf5 Qe7 16. Qe2 g6 17. Rf1 Qg5 18. Nd5 f6 19. Qxg4 Qxg4 20. Nxf6+ Kg7 
21. Rxh7# *
This one I saw the potential mate at move 16 when for whatever ridiculous reason he played h6. It took me a bit to figure out the move order but I could "see" how it was going to happen almost 10 moves in advance.

Code:
[Event "rated blitz match"]
[Site "Free Internet Chess Server"]
[Date "2009.04.06"]
[Round "?"]
[White "ShawnAvery"]
[Black "spacedoc"]
[Result "*"]
[WhiteElo "1064"]
[BlackElo "1076"]
[ECO "C60"]
[TimeControl "600+1"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nge7 4. O-O a6 5. Ba4 f6 6. d3 d6 7. Nc3 Bd7 8. 
Be3 Ng6 9. Qd2 Be7 10. Rad1 Nb4 11. Bxd7+ Qxd7 12. a3 Nc6 13. d4 exd4 14. 
Nxd4 Nxd4 15. Bxd4 O-O 16. Rfe1 h6 17. Qd3 Nf4 18. Qg3 Ne6 19. Be3 Kh7 20. 
Ne2 Rad8 21. Nf4 Rg8 22. Qg6+ Kh8 23. Nxe6 Qxe6 24. Bxh6 gxh6 25. Qxh6# *
These tactic problems I have been doing at chesstempo.com have been really, really paying off. I've worked up to 1700 there but seem to be stuck there for the last week or so. If only could bring my fics game up to 1700 =\
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:07 AM   #26
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The 1700-1720 range is where I seem to have leveled off at chesstempo (standard problem set) too. Interesting.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:26 AM   #27
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On GameKnot you can declare draw after 50 moves. Is it dick move to declare draw in soon to be lost position (not next move or anything but say 15 moves later)?
Not at all. If you don't take advantage of the 50-move rule it will never get changed.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:10 AM   #28
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I especially like the checkmate here. It's nothing real special, but I saw it the very instant he moved his queen to g5 on move 17.
You missed 17 Qxg4, free knight.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:08 PM   #29
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

I've been browsing openings on chessgames.com. The cool guys playing 1...d5 are now doing this:

1. e4 d5
2. exd5 Qxd5
3. Nc3 Qd6
4. d4 Nf6

And then either ... a6 or ...c6 next move depending on what white develops next.
Any comments on this?

Also, it seems to me that 3. Nf3 is a far superior move for white, because then he can do d4 and then c4 with gain of tempo.
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

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I've been browsing openings on chessgames.com. The cool guys playing 1...d5 are now doing this:

1. e4 d5
2. exd5 Qxd5
3. Nc3 Qd6
4. d4 Nf6

And then either ... a6 or ...c6 next move depending on what white develops next.
Any comments on this?

Also, it seems to me that 3. Nf3 is a far superior move for white, because then he can do d4 and then c4 with gain of tempo.
That seems way more promising than what you're currently playing imho.

Here ya go. Comments from Nisipeanu. You should just be able to paste this into a file and put the extension as pgn:

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[Event "Sofia MTel Masters 3rd"]
[Site "Sofia"]
[Date "2007.05.10"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Black "Nisipeanu, Liviu Dieter"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "2772"]
[BlackElo "2693"]
[Annotator "Nisipeanu"]
[PlyCount "94"]
[EventDate "2007.05.10"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "10"]
[EventCountry "BUL"]
[EventCategory "19"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2007.05.31"]

{The first round in such a strong tournament as the MTel Masters, has a
special signifiance for any chessplayer, especially when you have to play the
main favourite for the competition. Die Auftaktrunde in einem so starken
Turnier wie dem MTel Masters hat eine besondere Bedeutung für jeden
Schachspieler, vor allem, wenn man gegen den Hauptfavoriten der Veranstaltung
spielen muss.} 1. e4 d5 {This was the surprise I have prepared for Vesselin. I
was influenced by Tiviakov's games in Wijk aan Zee 2006 for this choice of
opening. Dies war die Überraschung, die ich für Vesselin vorbereitet hatte.
Bei dieser Eröffnungswahl wurde ich beeinflusst von Tiviakovs Partien in Wijk
aan Zee 2006.} 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. g3 $5 ({Surprisingly shy. I was
expecting Überraschend schüchtern. Ich erwartete} 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 c6 6. Ne5 {
which is the favourite choice of strong players when they play against this
opening. , was die Lieblingswahl von starken Spielern ist, wenn sie gegen
diese Eröffnung spielen.}) 4... Nf6 5. Bg2 c6 {Probably it was better to play
g6 immediately and choose later if a pawn or a knight belongs on c6 Besser war
wahrscheinlich g6 sofort, um später zu entscheiden, ob ein Bauer oder ein
Springer nach c6 gehört.} 6. d4 g6 (6... Bf5 7. Nge2 e6 8. O-O Be7 9. h3 h5 $5
{was the choice of my 'Apa Nova Bucharest' teammate Ardelean Catalin in his
game against Peptan Corina Bucharest 2006. This option looks more in line with
the c6 move than the choice I've made in the game. war die Wahl meines 'Apa
Nova Bucharest'-Teamkollegen Ardelean Catalin in seiner Partie gegen Peptan
Corina, Bukarest 2006. Diese Möglichkeit scheint mehr mit dem Zug c6 in
Einklang zu stehen als meine Fortsetzung in der Partie.}) 7. Bf4 Qb4 ({I
didn't like the look of Unsympathisch war mir} 7... Qd8 8. Qd2 Bg7 9. O-O-O O-O
10. Bh6 $36) 8. Nge2 Bg7 9. Qc1 {A tricky move, because now, with the b2-pawn
defended, sometimes Bc7 becomes a threat. Ein trickreicher Zug, denn jetzt, wo
der b2-Bauer verteidigt ist, wird manchmal Bc7 eine Drohung.} O-O 10. O-O Bg4 {
The prospects for this bishop weren't too great anyway, so I decided to get
rid of it immediately. Die Aussichten für diesen Läufer waren sowieso nicht
besonders, daher beschloss ich, ihn sofort loszuwerden.} 11. a3 Qa5 12. h3 Bxe2
13. Nxe2 Nbd7 14. c4 ({After the game Veselin thought that Nach der Partie
hielt Veselin} 14. b4 Qa6 15. Re1 {was more promising, but after für
aussichtsreicher, doch nach} Qc4 $5 (15... Nb6 16. Bf1 Nc4 17. Nc3 $14) 16. c3
a5 17. Rb1 axb4 18. Rxb4 Qa6 19. c4 Nh5 20. Be3 e5 {the position is unclear.
ist die Stellung unklar.}) 14... e5 15. b4 Qc7 16. dxe5 Nxe5 17. Qc2 $14 {
White has a slight edge because of the bishop pair, but Black's position is
very solid. Aufgrund des Läuferpaars hat Weiß ein leichtes Plus, aber die
schwarze Stellung ist sehr solide.} a5 $1 {The right moment for this move,
because now White cannot play b5. Der richtige Moment für diesen Zug, denn
jetzt kann Weiß nicht b5 spielen.} 18. Rae1 axb4 19. axb4 Rfe8 20. c5 ({The
more direct Das direktere} 20. Nd4 Rad8 21. Rxe5 Rxe5 22. Nf3 Nh5 23. Nxe5 Bxe5
24. Bg5 Bf6 $11 {would have only helped Black. hätte nur Schwarz geholfen.})
20... Nd5 21. Bd2 Nd7 $1 {It looks strange to retreat a knight from the centre,
but this knight belongs on e6. Es wirkt seltsam, einen Springer vom Zentrum
abzuziehen, aber diese Figur gehört nach e6.} 22. Qc4 $1 {Of course, Veselin
does not give me the chance to execute Nf8-e6. Natürlich lässt mich Veselin
nicht zu Nf8-e6 kommen.} (22. Nf4 Nxf4 23. Bxf4 Be5 24. Bh6 Nf8 $14 {was
another possiblity, but in my opinion White has more chances of success if he
keeps the knights on the board. war eine andere Möglichkeit, aber m.E. hat
Weiß größere Erfolgschancen, wenn er die Springer auf dem Brett behält.}) 22...
N7f6 (22... b5 $6 {is what the computer suggests, but humans know that pawns
don't move backwards. ist der Computervorschlag, aber Menschen wissen, dass
Bauern nicht rückwärts ziehen.}) 23. g4 $5 {I felt happy when I saw this move,
because in the long run the f4 square could become weak. On the other hand
White is gaining space on the kingside and hopes to realize f4-f5 one day.
Ich war froh, als ich diesen Zug sah, denn langfristig könnte das f4-Feld
schwach werden. Andererseits erobert Weiß Raum am Königsflügel und hofft,
eines Tages zu f4-f5 zu kommen.} (23. Nc3 Qd7 24. Nxd5 Nxd5 25. b5 h5 {is
close to equality. ist nahezu ausgeglichen.}) 23... h5 $1 {This move is aimed
at weakening White's pawns on the kingside. Dieser Zug soll die weißen
Bauern am Königsflügel schwächen.} 24. Ng3 ({I expected Ich erwartete} 24. g5
Nh7 25. Ng3 Nf8 26. Ne4 Red8 27. Nd6 Rxd6 28. cxd6 Qxd6 {when Black appears to
have decent compensation for the exchange. , wonach Schwarz ordentliche
Kompensation für die Qualität zu haben scheint.}) 24... hxg4 25. hxg4 Qd7 26.
g5 Rxe1 27. Rxe1 Ne8 $1 $11 {After this move, which prepares Ne8-c7, I thought
that Black has no problems; a fresh look at it has not changed my evaluation.
Nach diesem Zug, der Ne8-c7 vorbereitet, dachte ich, dass Schwarz keine
Probleme hat; ein frischer Blick darauf hat meine Einschätzung nicht geändert.}
28. Bf3 ({After Nach} 28. Ne4 Be5 29. Qb3 Nec7 30. Bh3 Qd8 31. Bf1 Ne6 $15 {
the weakness of the f4 square begins to tell. beginnt sich die Schwäche des
f4-Feldes bemerkbar zu machen.}) 28... Nec7 29. Bg4 Qd8 30. Kg2 Nb5 31. Rd1 Ra1
$5 (31... Ra3 32. Ne4 Be5 33. Re1 $11) 32. Rxa1 Bxa1 33. Bf3 Be5 34. Ne2 (34.
Bxd5 {was safer, but Veselin was trying to take advantage of my slight
timetrouble. war sicherer, aber Veselin versuchte, meine leichte Zeitnot
ausnutzen.}) 34... Ndc7 35. Be3 Ne6 36. Bg4 Nbc7 37. Qe4 ({After Nach} 37. f4
Nd5 (37... Bg7 $5) 38. Kf2 Nxe3 39. Kxe3 Nxf4 40. Nxf4 Qxg5 41. Qe4 Kg7 42. Kf3
Qf6 {is a draw. ist es Remis.}) 37... Bg7 38. f4 Qd1 39. Kf2 Bc3 $1 {Now it is
clear that White should start thinking about a draw, but my opponent was still
playing very quickly and was obviosly upset about the course that the game had
taken. Nun ist klar, dass Weiß an ein Remis denken sollte, doch mein Gegner
spielte noch immer sehr schnell und war offensichtlich beunruhigt von dem
Verlauf, den die Partie genommen hatte.} 40. b5 $6 (40. Nxc3 Qxg4 41. Qe5 Qh4+
42. Kf3 {was probably good enough for a draw. war wahrscheinlich gut genug für
ein Remis.}) 40... Qe1+ {It is almost impossible to refrain from such a move
with the seconds ticking away. Wenn die Sekunden verrinnen, ist es fast
unmöglich, sich einen solchen Zug zu verkneifen.} ({Also possible was
Ebenfalls möglich war} 40... Nxb5 41. f5 (41. Bxe6 Qe1+ 42. Kg2 Qxe2+ 43. Kg1
Kf8 $1 $19) 41... gxf5 42. Qxf5 Qh1 43. Nxc3 Nxc3 44. Bf3 Qh2+ $15) 41. Kg2 Nd5
42. bxc6 bxc6 43. Qd3 $2 ({After the correct Nach dem korrekten} 43. Bc1 Bd2
44. Bxd2 Qxd2 45. Bxe6 Nxf4+ 46. Qxf4 Qxe2+ 47. Kg3 Qxe6 $15 {it is unlikely
that Black can win this ending. ist es unwahrscheinlich, dass Schwarz dieses
Endspiel gewinnen kann.}) 43... Bd4 $1 {Now it is all over. Jetzt ist alles
vorbei.} 44. Bxe6 Nxe3+ 45. Kh2 Qf2+ 46. Kh3 Qf3+ {I had seen this line long
before, and since it wins a piece, I didn't bother to look for something else.
Dieses Abspiel hatte ich schon lange vorher gesehen, und da es eine Figur
gewinnt, machte ich mir nicht die Mühe, etwas anderes zu suchen.} ({Simpler
was Einfacher war} 46... Qg2+ 47. Kh4 Qh2+ 48. Bh3 Qf2+ 49. Ng3 Qxf4+) 47. Ng3
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