Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Chess and Other Board Games Discussion of chess and other board game strategy.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-27-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
Sholar
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Sholar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,358
Championship Tactics

I haven't been posting much recently, but I wanted to kick off the new correspondence championship cycle with some tactics from the last one.

It was fun to play--even more with the variance at the end to give me the final round. Thanks to everyone for playing--I learned a lot from these games. One thing that surprised me was the importance of the openings.

In order of difficulty:

I may never defeat a stronger opponent in correspondence chess:

wlrs-Sholar, round 1
Spoiler:


White to move.

Sholar-Ajezz, round 2
Spoiler:


Already highlighted here...but worth repeating. White castles and then...

Sholar-hamstergang, round 2
Spoiler:


Black to move--can this endgame be saved?

Precise play by wlrs as White, round 3
Spoiler:


What is the correct assessment of ...Bf6 here?

Noir_Desir-Sholar, round 3
Spoiler:
Sholar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 03:46 AM   #2
wlrs
adept
 
wlrs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: dragging a hippo from a marsh
Posts: 990
Re: Championship Tactics

Ugh the rd 1 game was pretty painful. The round 3 game is from the Kaufman repertoire book (a very good book) up until 21.-Nxa8, after which I figured "ok this has to work if this is supposedly better for White" and went for the Nb7 raid. Nc3 was a very interesting idea, and I thought I was losing control around 32.Kh3. Things stayed surprisingly well together in the end though.
wlrs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 03:51 AM   #3
ganstaman
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
ganstaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: central nj
Posts: 9,601
Re: Championship Tactics

A quick note while I have a minute. In the round 2 game with me (hamstergang) the additional moves ...b5 axb6 ep ...Rab8 Na4 had been played.
ganstaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
Sholar
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Sholar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,358
Re: Championship Tactics

Quote:
Originally Posted by ganstaman View Post
A quick note while I have a minute. In the round 2 game with me (hamstergang) the additional moves ...b5 axb6 ep ...Rab8 Na4 had been played.
Oops -- sorry about that.
Sholar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 04:33 AM   #5
Noir_Desir
veteran
 
Noir_Desir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: qui
Posts: 2,333
Re: Championship Tactics

nice post!
Noir_Desir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 10:14 AM   #6
TexAg06
veteran
 
TexAg06's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,475
Re: Championship Tactics

Great post man, thanks for this.
TexAg06 is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2008-2017, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online