|Dec-20-04|| ||dbquintillion: who is meyer claus? was he any good? |
|Dec-20-04|| ||patzer2: White's simple defensive move 23. f4 is a turning point in this game. Black over estimates his chances in the ending and perhaps prematurely forces the exchange of Queens with 26...e5?! Perhaps better was 26...Qg7!?, when Black maintains the pressure on the White Kingside, without getting into an unclear ending. |
|Dec-20-04|| ||patzer2: This may be the Claus Dieter Meyer, Chess Author and FIDE Master, who co-authored a book of tactics described at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A... |
|Dec-20-04|| ||weary willy: I don't understand what merit this game has ... black over-presses and makes an elementary blunder about white's c-pawn.|
Yes, a well-known GM lost to a mortal - but what have I missed?
|Dec-20-04|| ||kevin86: Black cannot stop white's pawn but white can stop black's.|
Santa Claus was derived from medievel Saint Nicholas. In some places today,children leave their shoes out on Dec 6-his feast day- and the shoes are filled by candy and toys.(I would like to have been a part of the tradition with my friend's size 16 shoes)lol
|Dec-20-04|| ||patzer2: <weary willy> This game has merit in that the moves by White, though mostly defensive are sound and enabled a master to defeat a strong GM. I ran it on a computer and from about move 23 for over 20 plus moves the computer calculated (albeit at 12 ply or less and rapid play) the position was equal or better for Black, without realizing until too late the danger Black was in from the superior White passed pawn. |
What I would suggest is that this game offers a number of lessons, including:
(1) The importance of calculating your chances in the endgame before exchanging Queens.
(2) A lesson in excellent defensive technique displayed by White from move 23 to the ending in defending against a more active position.
(3) An excellent lesson in calculating the correct moves in defending and advancing the passed pawn.
(4) A good lesson in activating the King in the endgame. Note the path takes over much of the board with his King in protecting and advancing his passed pawn.
Note: My computer did not realize Black was lost, and was giving most of Black's moves as equal or better until just before the end of the game. So, understanding the subtlties of this position and White's play could provide insight into the kind of defensive and endgame technique needed to defeat strong masters and computers.
|Dec-20-04|| ||patzer2: <Kevin 86> I like the name British name "Father Christmas" for Santa Claus. Of course in the USA public schools and shopping Malls, the ACLU would require us to call him "Father X-mas." |
"Daddy can we go visit the X-man at the mall so I can tell him what I want him to bring me for X-mas."
|Dec-20-04|| ||DanielBryant: Ohhh the ACLU, don't even get me started. |
|Dec-20-04|| ||JohnBoy: ACLU - the one sustainted voice for freedom of speech. I don't side with them on everything, but am damned glad they exist. And one thing I don't want is my kids to be worshiping some assinine notion of god - either through the myth of virgin birth and rising from the dead, or the tribal notion of a chosen people, or any of that silly crap. |
|Dec-20-04|| ||patzer2: Merry Christmas!
|Dec-20-04|| ||JohnBoy: Indeed! Thank goodness for free speech! "I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it." Merry solstice and Happy Isaac Newton's Birthday.|
"Although by the calendar in use at the time of his birth he was born on Christmas Day 1642, we give the date of 4 January 1643 in this biography which is the "corrected" Gregorian calendar date bringing it into line with our present calendar. (The Gregorian calendar was not adopted in England until 1752.)"
|Dec-21-04|| ||clendenon: Happy Isaac Newton's Birthday? Everyone knows that Newton is a myth. |
|Dec-21-04|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: But Newton's Three Commandments of Motion are posted in every physics classroom of the land:|
1. An object at rest shall remain at rest, and an object in motion shall remain in motion, unless an exterior force acteth upon it.
2. The force that acteth upon an object shall be ordained to equal the mass of that object multiplied by the acceleration upon that object.
3. For every action that acteth upon an object, there shalt be an equal and opposite reaction that acteth upon that object.
|Dec-21-04|| ||clendenon: <Gregor> Yes, but the ACLU is working to have these "laws" of so-called "motion" removed from all schoolbooks. Those of us that do not beleive in "physics" should not be forced to learn other peoples superstitions. |
|Dec-21-04|| ||clendenon: Oops! It's "I" before "E", except after "C". |
|Dec-21-04|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: Sorry, <clendenon>--the Commandments of Motion are going to be in textbooks for a while. It seems that those chumps at the ACLU haven't yet figured out that science is just another form of religion. |
|Dec-22-04|| ||drukenknight: sort of like an opiate for those with degrees, then? |
|Dec-22-04|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: I suppose; chess happens to be my opiate of choice. I didn't know you were a Marxist. |
|Dec-22-04|| ||JohnBoy: Very good, boys! :-) Gimme that old time religion! |
|Dec-22-04|| ||kevin86: i before e except after c or when sounded like a,as in neighbor and weigh!|
Does that mean that the great scientist's name should be pronounced "Ayn-Stain"!?
|Dec-22-04|| ||JohnBoy: Now if you are all properly secular, Haley's comet will appear and guide you three smart-asses to a local pub. |
|Dec-22-04|| ||tpstar: 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the site/Not a pundit was quiet, so no Silent Night/When what to my wandering eyes should appear/But Halley's Comet entering our stratosphere/The light was so blinding, the sky was ablaze/Then the Three Wise Men all raised up their gaze/So they changed their plans and followed the hubbub/Thus Halley's Comet led them straight to the pub |
|Dec-22-04|| ||clendenon: They don't call them "wise" men for nothing! |
|Dec-24-04|| ||tpstar: <InspiredByMorphy> Check this out:|
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me/12 Kramniks drawing/11 Lekos leaking/10 ladies posing/9 Chessbases a-leering/8 computers a-cheating/7 CrackerSmacks a-smacking/6 Shorts a-blundering/5 OF MY GREAT PREDECESSORS!/4 wild Birds/3 French crushes/2 KAK triangles/And a drunk crazy American chessplayer! (TIMMY!)
Merry Christmas, friend. Hope you find true love in 2005. ;>)