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Old 03-08-2010, 04:59 AM   #346
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BTW, if anybody here lives in the midwest USA, you might consider playing in the Saint Louis Open on April 10th and 11th. I think I've mentioned this before, but the club there is ridiculously nice (the benefactor is a wealthy banker) and the current probable (titled) players for this tournament are:

GM Hikaru Nakamura
GM Robert Hess
GM Ben FInegold
GM Pascal Charbonnea
IM Micheal Brooks
IM Irina Krush
WIM Alisa Melekina
WIM Iryna Zenkuk
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:27 AM   #347
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I've been playing some blitz as opposed to 5-min lately and the games seem to play decidedly differently. Everybody seems to be putting more energy into the games whereas 5-minute alot of guys play kind of automatically. Is this just in my head or has anybody else noticed this?

If it is true I'm guessing 5-minute is just so addicting that people end up, as I often do, just mindlessly clicking that 5 button over and over. And soon after I guess you're on the chess equivalent of auto pilot. Whereas blitz games are pretty deliberate. You have to actually seek them out, wait for an opponent and you always know it's a real person you're facing since you can always rematch, etc.
Can you elaborate on this? I don't know what you mean by energy. I don't see how a 5 0 blitz game would feel any different than 5-minute pool game, aside from the fact that ratings are scaled differently.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:38 AM   #348
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3 0 blitz is very popular and a very different game from 5 minute. I think the 5 minute pool on ICC is far tougher than the ordinary blitz games. i see inflated blitz ratings on mediocre players a lot- that's pretty much impossible in the 5 minute pool; since you can't choose your opponents your rating will average out over time.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:29 PM   #349
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BTW, if anybody here lives in the midwest USA, you might consider playing in the Saint Louis Open on April 10th and 11th. I think I've mentioned this before, but the club there is ridiculously nice (the benefactor is a wealthy banker) and the current probable (titled) players for this tournament are:

GM Hikaru Nakamura
GM Robert Hess
GM Ben FInegold
GM Pascal Charbonnea
IM Micheal Brooks
IM Irina Krush
WIM Alisa Melekina
WIM Iryna Zenkuk

lol c'mon
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:34 PM   #350
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[Event "Nassau Chess Club Grand Prix"]
[Site "Mineola, NY"]
[Date "2010.03.08"]
[Round "3"]
[White "PyramidScheme - 1799"]
[Black "Villian - 1736"]
[Result "*1-0"]


1. g4 d5 2. Bg2 c5 3. c4 d4 4. Qb3 Nc6 5. g5 e5 6. d3 Nge7 7. Nd2 Rb8 8. Ne4 b6 9. Qa4 Bd7 10. Nd6# {lolz}
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:00 AM   #351
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lol c'mon
Alisa Melekhina is hot enough that I'm willing to overlook that.



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Old 03-09-2010, 12:04 AM   #352
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lol, yes I always attend tournaments for all the hot chicks??? BTW I've seen both around I actually think Zenyuk is cuter tbh.
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:26 AM   #353
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lol, yes I always attend tournaments for all the hot chicks??? BTW I've seen both around I actually think Zenyuk is cuter tbh.
considered dropping chess and start playing tennis?
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:59 AM   #354
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[Event "Nassau Chess Club Grand Prix"]
[Site "Mineola, NY"]
[Date "2010.03.08"]
[Round "3"]
[White "PyramidScheme - 1799"]
[Black "Villian - 1736"]
[Result "*1-0"]


1. g4 d5 2. Bg2 c5 3. c4 d4 4. Qb3 Nc6 5. g5 e5 6. d3 Nge7 7. Nd2 Rb8 8. Ne4 b6 9. Qa4 Bd7 10. Nd6# {lolz}
lmao wow

WIM is not a real title imo -- hard to be considered a real title when the equivalent is what 2100 uscf ?

fwiw it looks like a strong tourn

and holla @ swingdoc, if i was in the area i'd def drop by.. too many miles away though :-x
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:59 AM   #355
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3 0 blitz is very popular and a very different game from 5 minute. I think the 5 minute pool on ICC is far tougher than the ordinary blitz games. i see inflated blitz ratings on mediocre players a lot- that's pretty much impossible in the 5 minute pool; since you can't choose your opponents your rating will average out over time.
It's pretty obvious 3 0 and 5-minute are far different games. However that's not what I was asking for him to clarify.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:56 AM   #356
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Can you elaborate on this? I don't know what you mean by energy. I don't see how a 5 0 blitz game would feel any different than 5-minute pool game, aside from the fact that ratings are scaled differently.
I find in the 5-min pool you'll run into a ton of guys are on some serious auto-pilot. They're just going through the motions and playing 'solid' without really thinking. And they select opening 'systems' to support that style of play. Such a huge chunk of the 5-min pool is Benko as black, London/KIA or some other 'system' as white.

In my limited recent experience in blitz matches people just seem to be putting more effort into trying to play good chess in the games.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:08 PM   #357
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so someoen who has seen it explain to me what "msot technologically advanced" club means
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:45 PM   #358
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so someoen who has seen it explain to me what "msot technologically advanced" club means
They have a Roomba that runs amok? No, they have 10-15 DGT boards inlaid in wooden chess tables that automatically transmit moves. A couple dozen large LCD/plasma TV's are hung around the club that can display the ongoing games, display round pairings, show chess videos when tournaments aren't going, etc. I think there's some sort of projector in the classroom in the basement.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:09 PM   #359
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