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|Oct-12-09|| ||hedgeh0g: According to QI: "There are 169, 518, 829, 100, 544, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 different ways to play the first 10 moves of a game of Chess."|
|Oct-12-09|| ||WannaBe: <technical draw> Yes! And it's written by our very own Bill Wall!!|
|Oct-12-09|| ||technical draw: < According to QI: "There are 169, 518, 829, 100, 544, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 different ways to play the first 10 moves of a game of Chess.">|
I know I've tried them all and I still can't win.
|Oct-12-09|| ||Phony Benoni: Both of those figures (4 moves and 10 moves) were quoted by Chernev and Reinfeld in The Fireside Book of Chess (1949), as being from an article by Edwin Anthony. Who he was and how he figured that stuff out without a computer, I don't know.|
It could be that he and Bill Wall came up with their numbers in different ways.
|Oct-12-09|| ||technical draw: Here's a cool photo of Mandarin Carlsen:
|Oct-12-09|| ||HeMateMe: He got, what, $180,000 for winning that tournament? They have lots of dollars--the nice big trade defecit.|
|Oct-12-09|| ||Travis Bickle: <hedgeh0g: According to QI: "There are 169, 518, 829, 100, 544, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 different ways to play the first 10 moves of a game of Chess."|
Wow...> What's mind boggling is the numbers of possible moves in an intricate endgame!!
|Oct-12-09|| ||Travis Bickle: It's time for The Travis Bickle Blitz Game Of The Day! |
ECO A17 5 minute 0 increment
(Travis Bickle @ Playchess) = (Mr Hyde) vs Campob
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 exd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. g3 c5 6. e3 Nc6 7. Nf3 h6 8. h3 Be6 9. Bg2 cxd4 10. exd4 Bd6 11. 0-0 0-0 12. Re1 a6 13. a3 Qc7 14. Ne2 Ne4 15. Be3 Rfe8 16. Rc1 Rac8 17. b4 Qb8 18. Nc3 Nxc3 19. Rxc3 a5 20. b5 Na7 21. Rxc8 Rxc8 22. a4 Bb4 23. Re2 Rc3 24. Rc2 Qc7 25. Rxc3 Qxc3 26. Ne5 Nc8 27. Nd3 Bd6 28. Nf4 Nb6 29. Nxe6 fxe6 30. Qg4 Qc8 31. Bxh6 Bf8 32. Bf4 Nc4 33. Bxd5 cxd5?? 34. Qxc8 1-0
|Oct-12-09|| ||ganstaman: My short story has been found! http://wargamerscott.tripod.com/swo...|
Thanks for the attempts, though. Seems I led you astray by mentioning Asimov as the author. As it turns out, the story was not written by him, but appeared in "Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, First Issue, Vol 1, No. 1, Spring 1977."
|Oct-12-09|| ||Travis Bickle: I have, like Bobby used to say my 'coup de grace' game on my forum. It's a D88 Grunfeld where I have the black pieces.|
|Oct-13-09|| ||MaxxLange: I've been fooling around with my openings, and I tried the Grand Prix Attack against the Sicilian at the club on Sunday, to good effect:|
White: Me (1675)
Black: Him (1800)
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bb5 e6 6. Bxc6 bxc6 7. d3 Ne7 8. O-O
O-O 9. Qe1 d6
Black has played into what is supposed to be the ideal victim situation in this system - White is going to play the old heave-ho: sac the f pawn, play Qh6, Bh6 and Ng5, and play for checkmate.
10. f5!? exf5 11. Qh4!? f6!? (11 ...Rb8) 12. Bh6 Rf7?
this defense turns out to waste time and to not work. 12...g5 or 12...Rb8 were much better moves
13. Rae1 fxe4?? 14. Bxg7 Kxg7
14..Rxg7 may have been forced. It's too late for 14...Nf5 15 Bxf6!, and 14...exf3 also fails.
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White has a powerful tactical blow in this position. I thought for about 10 minutes, and I played it:
15. Ng5! fxg5 16. Rxf7+ Kxf7 17. Qxh7+ Ke8 18. Nxe4 Kd7 19. Nf6+ Kc7 20. Rxe7+
Kb6 21. Qf7 *
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and Black is smashed.
|Oct-13-09|| ||HeMateMe: Sofia Rules, at the upcoming London Tournament--3 points for a win, no early draws. Has the 3 point rule made a big difference in any past events?|
|Oct-13-09|| ||Where is my mind: The last tounament 2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao Final (2009) had more results (than was usual between the opponents)...it might be a good idea once the players are better acquainted with it.|
|Oct-13-09|| ||timhortons: |
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i lost this position as black few minutes ago at ICC. hehe, i cant believe i lost it.
black to move!
i could have march my king together with 4 pawn and secure the rear with my rook.
easy said than done:(
[Event "ICC 15 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[ICCResult "Black resigns"]
[Opening "Caro-Kann defense"]
|Oct-13-09|| ||Travis Bickle: On my Forums Song Of The Day is a great song by Eric Burden & The Animals. Also a duet with Elvis Presley & Ann Margret from the film Viva Las Vegas. I hope you enjoy the nostalgia!|
|Oct-13-09|| ||tpstar: Travis Bickle-Campob (PlayChess 10/13/09): I've had a little bit too much (1. c4 e6), all of the people start to rush (2. Nc3 d5), start to rush by (3. cxd5 exd5)/A dizzy twister dance (4. d4 Nf6), can't find my drink or man (5. g3 c5)/Where are my keys [last book move], I lost my phone (6. e3 Nc6)/What's going on on the floor? (7. Nf3 h6)/I love this record baby [7. Nge2 c4 8. Bg2 Bb4 =], but I can't see straight anymore (8. h3 Be6)/Keep it cool (9. Bg2 cxd4), what's the name of this club? (10. exd4 Bd6)/I can't remember (11. 0-0 0-0) but it's alright (12. Re1 a6), a-alright (13. a3 Qc7)/Just dance (14. Ne2 Ne4), gonna be OK (15. Be3 Rfe8)/Just dance (16. Rc1 Rac8), spin that record babe (17. b4)/Just dance [17. Nf4 Bxf4 18. Bxf4 Qb6 =], gonna be OK (17 ... Qb8)/D-D-D-Dance [17 ... Qd7 18. Kh2 ], dance (18. Nc3), dance [18. Nd2!? Ne7 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Nc3 ], j-j-j-just dance (18 ... Nxc3)/Wish I could shut my playboy mouth (19. Rxc3 a5), how'd I turn my shirt inside out? (20. b5 Na7) Inside out, right (21. Rxc8 Rxc8)/Control your poison babe (22. a4 Bb4), roses have thorns they say (23. Re2 Rc3)/And we're all gettin' hosed tonight (24. Rc2)/What's going on on the floor? [24. Ne5 Qc7 ]/I love this record baby (24 ... Qc7), but I can't see straight anymore (25. Rxc3 Qxc3)/Keep it cool (26. Ne5 Nc8), what's the name of this club? (27. Nd3 Bd6)/I can't remember [27 ... Nb6 =] but it's alright (28. Nf4), a-alright [28. Nc5 Bxc5 29. dxc5 Ne7 ]/Just dance (28 ... Nb6), gonna be OK [28 ... Bxf4 29. Bxf4 Nb6 ]/Just dance (29. Nxe6 fxe6), spin that record babe (30. Qg4 Qc8)/Just dance [30 ... Kf7!? 31. Qh5+ Kf8 ], gonna be OK (31. Bxh6 Bf8) [ ]/D-D-D-Dance (32. Bf4 Nc4??), dance [32 ... Qd7 33. Bf1 Nxa4 ], dance (33. Bxd5! exd5), j-j-j-just dance (34. Qxc8 1-0) - Lady GaGa + Fritz 7, "Just Dance"|
<Travis Bickle> Great game! Your English transposed into a QGD Exchange which is theoretically good for Black because it solves the problem of Black's QB, but both sides have chances. Black could have played 5 ... c6 and this Queenside Pawn chain is called the Carlsbad Formation, but instead chose 5 ... c5 and both sides got an IQP. The middlegame looked pretty even, and then I though you were planning 28. Nc5 but 28. Nf4 is also good. 30. Qg4 was a strong double attack but Black should have played 30 ... Kf7 defending the Pe6 while avoiding the 31. Bxh6 tactic. 32 ... Nc4? is a blunder in a tough position; 33. Bxd5! exploits the pin nicely, then 33 ... exd5?? 34. Qxc8 bags the Queen. Good job. =)
Your Queenside play was remarkably similar to one of my games against the French; scroll down for Palmer-Obukhov = http://www.westmichiganchess.com/Sh...
|Oct-14-09|| ||Richard Taylor: I have a book of all or most of Shakespeare's plays discussed by Isaac Asimov which I haven't read - does this help anyone?|
|Oct-14-09|| ||Travis Bickle: <tpstar> Thanks for the compliment and all the nice analysis!|
|Oct-14-09|| ||Travis Bickle: <tpstar> Yeah I had Lady GaGa on the stereo during that game too! How did you know? ; P|
|Oct-14-09|| ||Travis Bickle: On my late night Forum I feature remastered early Beatles. I hope you enjoy!|
|Oct-14-09|| ||Roga: The list of "notable games" of Magnus Carlsen should be updated.|
|Oct-14-09|| ||timhortons: Highest human ratings:< at ICC>
1-minute -- 3087 Smallville(GM) 31-Jul-2008
5-minute -- 2896 Smallville(GM) 01-Sep-2008
15-minute -- 2452 Smallville(GM) 14-Oct-2009
Bullet -- 3168 Smallville(GM) 18-Feb-2009
<Blitz -- 3741 Smallville(GM) 14-Oct-2009>
<nakamura set new highest rating for humans at icc busting the record set by magnus carlsen and alexander grischuk>
Standard -- 2855 Smallville(GM) 15-Jul-2004
Bughouse -- 2861 KingDan 22-Jan-2005
Crazyhouse -- 2699 Sage 25-Mar-2005
Loser's -- 2604 MST3K 12-Oct-2002
<nakamura is the king of blitz and bullet at ICC AND PLAYCHESS.COM. the record set by naka at playchess.com is more insane.>
|Oct-14-09|| ||SugarDom: tpstar doing lady gaga....
|Oct-14-09|| ||Phony Benoni: Now, for all you students who think life is tough, something from my early college days around 1970:|
<Instructions: Read each question carefully. Answer all questions. Time limit: 4 hours. Begin immediately.>
HISTORY: Describe the history of the papacy from its origins to the present day, concentrating especially but not exclusively, on its social, political, economic, religious, and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. Be brief, concise, and specific.
MEDICINE: You have been provided with a razor blade, a piece of gauze, and a bottle of Scotch. Remove your appendix. Do not suture until your work has been inspected. You have fifteen minutes.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: 2,500 riot-crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin or Greek.
BIOLOGY: Create life. Estimate the differences in subsequent human culture if this form of life had developed 500 million years earlier, with special attention to its probable effect on the English parliamentary system. Prove your thesis.
MUSIC: Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with flute and drum. You will find a piano under your seat.
PSYCHOLOGY: Based on your knowledge of their works, evaluate the emotional stability, degree of adjustment, and repressed frustrations of each of the following: Alexander of Aphrodiseas, Ramses II, Gregory of Nicea, Hammurabi. Support your evaluation with quotations from each manís work, making appropriate references. It is not necessary to translate.
SOCIOLOGY: Estimate the sociological problems which might accompany the end of the world. Construct an experiment to test your theory.
MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: Define Management. Define Science. How do they relate? Why? Create a generalized algorithm to optimize all managerial decisions. Assuming an 1130 CPU supporting 50 terminals, each terminal to activate your algorithm; design the communications interface and all necessary control programs.
ENGINEERING: The disassembled parts of a high-powered rifle have been placed in a box on your desk. You will also find an instruction manual, printed in Swahili. In ten minutes a hungry Bengal tiger will be admitted to the room. Take whatever action you feel appropriate. Be prepared to justify your decision.
ECONOMICS: Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the possible effects of your plan in the following areas: Cubism, the Donatist controversy, the wave theory of light. Outline a method for preventing these effects. Criticize this method from all possible points of view. Point out the deficiencies in your point of view, as demonstrated in your answer to the last question.
POLITICAL SCIENCE: There is a red telephone on the desk beside you. Start World War III. Report at length on its socio-political effects, if any.
EPISTEMOLOGY: Take a position for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position.
PHYSICS: Explain the nature of matter. Include in your answer an evaluation of the impact of development of mathematics on science.
PHILOSOPHY: Sketch the development of human thought; estimate its significance. Compare with the development of any other kind of thought.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Describe in detail. Be objective and specific.
EXTRA CREDIT: Define the Universe; give three examples.
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How did I do? Let's just say I've got my degree and the scars to prove it.
|Oct-14-09|| ||Travis Bickle: My Forum's Song Of The Day is by John Hiatt. Also the latest from Lady GaGa for tpstar. ; P|
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