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|Aug-31-07|| ||nikolaas: Hello all,
could anyone help with the following questions: what are the requirements for a tournament to be of a certain category and what percentage should one get to make a FM/WM/IM/GM norm? Should one's prestation be rounded up or down?
Thank in advance for your kind help,
|Aug-31-07|| ||Richard Taylor: <ahmadov> Thanks. I wasn't confident about the position I gave but I am surprised it is that bad but I know from playing Chessmaster that a position I think is tolerable is often lost v a strong computer...|
These numerical evaluations are not very useful though (although I agree Black has number of disadvantages and it looks winning for White - but that can sometimes be deceptive.) One needs someone to explain the winning method. When we had = pawns I had slight advantage.
Chess is too difficult.
|Aug-31-07|| ||ahmadov: <Chess is too difficult.> I agree. Sometimes it is so difficult for me that I want to give it up...|
|Aug-31-07|| ||ahmadov: By the way, <aw1988> has already given up...|
|Aug-31-07|| ||laskereshevsky: In a recent tourn. I had by White reached this position|
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As often happen to me, I played the opening very absent-minded...
I lost a pawn (not sac...was a really blunder!).
The only compensation was a little development advantage.
After 16...0-0 or even 0-0-0 the black is OK.
SO, will somebody try to catch my next moves?! (i didnt checked the position with the comp.... The fantasy at the power!)
|Aug-31-07|| ||refutor: <nikolaas>
|Aug-31-07|| ||MaxxLange: <refutor: 3.Bb5 is good but the problem is what do you play v. 2. ...e6?>|
True, and I get the sense that the Kan and other 2...e6 lines are very popular now.
Systems with b3 are supposed to be OK against ...e6. I don't know much about 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. b3 but I think some strong players use it.
The Grand Prix is also good at the club level, like you say - I get the idea that not many GMs use it, but that really doesn't matter at 1800-2000 level play.
|Aug-31-07|| ||MaxxLange: And there's always the Smith-Morra gambit.
I personally love playing the main lines against any Sicilian as White, win or lose.
|Aug-31-07|| ||refutor: another move which has its benefits after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 is the underrated wing gambit 3.b4 after 3. ...cxb4 4.d4 you've got development, a big center, you can still fianchetto your bishop if you want. it's very underrated and not easy to meet over the board|
|Aug-31-07|| ||MaxxLange: just don't play it like this: K Shirazi vs Peters, 1984|
|Aug-31-07|| ||Holden: The book club will be reading and kibitzing on Robinson Crusoe in September. I encourage you to read the book and please feel free to join in the discussion. Click on my name for more details.|
|Aug-31-07|| ||Holden: The Smith-Morra is loads of fun. I used to play it as my exclusive response to 1...c5, but I'm now playing and learning 2.c3, which is probably objectively better, but still not as much fun as the SM.|
|Aug-31-07|| ||laskereshevsky: LOS ANGELES - A fisherman accused of stabbing a sea lion with a steak knife after the animal stole his bait was charged Thursday with violating the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.....|
Well, IMO its better for that fisherman to change hobby.....
for shore if he'll go to dropping bombs on same "forgot-by-God" village, no one american federal bureau will charge him of nothing....
|Aug-31-07|| ||Bob726: Does anyone have any suggestions on how to play as black after the moves in the semi-slav d4 d5 c4 c6 Nf3 Nf6 Nc3 e6 e3 Nbd7 Bd3 dxc4 Bxc4 b5 Bd3 Bd6!? Its only the fourth popular move in the CG database but it has the best stats. Is it a recent move just discovered that's really good , or is there just not enough games for the stats to hold true? (The first game w/ Bd6 was 1998. it seems likes it's getting more popluar after games this year played by top GMS on the black side such as |
K Miton vs Anand, 2007
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2007
Gelfand vs Leko, 2007
Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2007
Carlsen vs Anand, 2007
In these GM Vs.GM games black scored very well (+2=3).
|Aug-31-07|| ||WannaBe: This came from Karjakin's bio section:
<...On August 20, 2002, at the international tournament in Sudak, he shocked the chess world by fulfilling his third and final GM norm..>
So, I'm gonna ask this question:
It is a norm or a title when:
a) You win/draw the game that makes it.
b) When the tournament is over, and all results becomes final/official.
c) When FIDE officially grants/recognizes the result(s) that gives you the title.
Because, what would happen, if someone gets the third norm, and becomes the youngest-whatever-whatever, by, oh, say, a day, a week, but the tournament isn't over, or FIDE haven't received the results??
|Sep-01-07|| ||chessmoron: <<CHESS PUZZLE X>: OPEN TO ANYONE>|
Find WHITE's best winning lines:
POST YOUR OWN ANSWERS TO MY FORUM (click avatar)
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|Sep-01-07|| ||cyruslaihy: played this game on internet
1. e2-e4 e7-e5
2. g1-f3 b8-c6
3. f1-b5 a7-a6
4. b5-a4 b7-b5
5. a4-b3 f8-c5
6. o-o g8-f6
7. f1-e1 o-o
8. c2-c3 d7-d6
9. h2-h3 c5-b6
10. d2-d4 c6-a5
11. b3-c2 e5xd4
12. c3xd4 c8-b7
13. c1-g5 f8-e8
14. d1-d3 h7-h6
15. g5xf6 d8xf6
16. e4-e5 d6xe5
17. d3-h7+ g8-f8
18. f3xe5 b6xd4
i played the last move thinking i've won the queen, then a msg box poped out saying "white wins"
another prove why natural move are always the best
|Sep-01-07|| ||cyruslaihy: i actually calculated after Nd7+ Ke7 blocks the black rook from taking mine, then i forked the queen, even thought black could play Bxb2 but then Nx e8 leaves whit with the advantage
funny it didn't work out as i thought|
|Sep-01-07|| ||Octavia: <for sure if he'll go dropping bombs on same "forgot-by-God" village, no american federal bureau will charge him with anything....> well spoken! Its a sad world we live in - the laws are sooo obviously in favour of the rich. The 1 about the fisherman is a good example.|
|Sep-01-07|| ||minasina: <King mega: can anyone tell me, which chess software is the BEST in the world? is it rybka?>|
Yes, it is. See C T Goering vs Anderssen, 1877
|Sep-02-07|| ||chessmoron: <ALL> Post your answers for the puzzle I gave above if your are interested.|
|Sep-02-07|| ||jamesmaskell: I see the Essent Touornament has its field. Mamedyarov, Ponomariov, Van Wely and Andriasyan. The World Cup has clearly made its impact upon this field.|
|Sep-02-07|| ||Richard Taylor: <<ahmadov: By the way, <aw1988> has already given up...>|
That happens sometimes other things in life are too important.
I once had a strange experience - I met a barber who had played some chess - he could have been potential GM as he said he couldn't get the image of the pieces from his mind - it nearly drove him mad (must have had a very clear or eidetic memory) so he just stopped playing.
Some people find chess helps them but others find it is a tormenting game. I am not sure chess is "good for the mind". As far as I know there is no scientific evidence for that. It is just a stupid cliche people trot out all the time.
|Sep-02-07|| ||virginmind: i just uploaded four 5 min blitz (unrated) games played tonight by raffael with trudodyr on playchess server.|
|Sep-02-07|| ||virginmind: and a fifth one, in which raffael mated trudodyr :)|
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