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|Jan-13-05|| ||Sneaky: When I was in gradeschool I was told by the English teacher not to use "humongous" nor "copacetic", as these were not realy words, and you won't find them in a dictionary. Now, of course, you'll find them in just about any dictionary. |
|Jan-13-05|| ||Sneaky: Shams, I would comment on the game, but it blows my mind and I don't know where to begin. |
|Jan-13-05|| ||Ed Caruthers: Did Black lose on time?
This is an ending I would have to play out with Black. If the Rooks get exchanged, it's a well-known draw. I think White can use the extra material to push Black to the edge & wind up winning the Rook. But Black gets lots of checks with the Rook. Does anyone know a textbook demonstration or a real example?
|Jan-13-05|| ||Cyphelium: I don't think there are a lot of checks. After, say, 53.- Re1+ 54. Nd3+ Kc3 55. Rc6+ Kb2 56. Kd3 black will probably be mated or lose the rook rather soon. |
|Jan-13-05|| ||Autoreparaturwerkbau: Oh you western people, you'll probably never understand all those eastern words. Kovacevic is - by no means - spelled copacetic or anything close to that.|
Correct spelling is: co-wa-che-weech.
So as you see i don't really get the link between "copacetic" and "Kovacevic". Kovacevic, btw. in Serbian means the same as Smith.
And for those who can't read word copacetic very well, it is pronounced: (ko'-p-set'-ik).
Everyone, have a nice time guessing how can white turn this out as a win, especially when exchanging rooks.
|Jan-13-05|| ||offramp: 'Copacetic' is pronounced
It's a red indian word for'Great smoking pile of gas.'
|Jan-13-05|| ||Autoreparaturwerkbau: Some sarcasm to my post, offramp.
Correct is ko'-p-set'-ik, check wherever you want.
|Jan-13-05|| ||JohnBoy: How about a total non-sequitur. The endgame explorer here has NO examples of R+N+N v. R endgames. I have no doubt that this is won, but would love to have the opportunity to play it out. From either side. |
|Jan-13-05|| ||Leviathan: You don't see often a position with so many pieces and such a few pawns (after white's 35th move) |
|Jan-13-05|| ||kevin86: I think his game should be a draw-black must have exceeded time control. The ending is strange because-normally white would exchange rooks-but since two knights cannot force checkmate-so he must keep them on the board. A win is problematic,at best. |
|Jan-13-05|| ||Dillinger: <co-wa-che-weech> For English speakers, Ko-va-che-veetch is more accurate. And technically it would mean "little Smith". |
|Jan-13-05|| ||drukenknight: <Kovacevic, btw. in Serbian means the same as Smith>|
Wouldnt it be easier to just say "Smith?"
|Jan-13-05|| ||tamar: "Good game" in Serbian is "Eksellantar, Aleksandar" |
|Jan-13-05|| ||catlover: Sure enough, according to the Webster's dictionary "copacetic" (alternative spelling "copesetic") means "very satisfactory." |
I thought I had a decent vocabulary, but I'd never seen this word before.
|Jan-13-05|| ||catlover: It's sorta funny how White's king looks so exposed and lonely in the middle of the board around move 39, but it's the black king, with the queen lined up with it on the a-file, that is exposed and in danger. |
|Jan-13-05|| ||patzer2: Kovacevic's 40. Ra1! Rb8 41. Qxa4!initiates an amusing but effective pinning combination. |
|Jan-14-05|| ||Andrew Chapman: 40..Rb8 was a blunder. The bishop on a4 can go to c6 or b3 and black is OK. Bf6 to e7 also works. |
|Jan-14-05|| ||patzer2: <Andrew Chapman> You are correct about 40. Ra1 Rb8?? Instead, 40...Bc6 41. Rxa2 Qxa2 42. Qb6 Rc8 43. Nd4 Bd8! 44. Qb4 Ba5 45. Qb3 Qxb3+ 46. Ncxb3 Bb4 47. Ncxd6 Rxc6 48. Kd3 leads to a drawish ending. In addition to the alternatives 40...Bc6, 40...Bb3! and 40...Be7!, the move 40...Bg5+! also seems to give Black equality. |
|Feb-18-05|| ||Gypsy: <JohnBoy> OK, I will take the Quichoteic side here: 53...Kc3. |
|Feb-18-05|| ||JohnBoy: Glad you'll play this out with me, <Gypsy>. 54.Rc6+ |
|Feb-18-05|| ||Gypsy: <JohnBoy> 53...Kc3 54.Rc6+ Kd2 |
|Feb-18-05|| ||JohnBoy: <Gypsy> - 53...Kc3 54.Rc6+ Kd2 55.Nf3+ (I think we are near an end) |
|Feb-18-05|| ||Gypsy: <JohnBoy_> - 53...Kc3 54.Rc6+ Kd2 55.Nf3+ Kd1 (me too; no tricks left) |
|Feb-19-05|| ||JohnBoy: <Gypsy> - 53...Kc3 54.Rc6+ Kd2 55.Nf3+ Kd1 56.Ne3+ - what say we try again, with me playing black? |
|Feb-19-05|| ||Gypsy: <JohnBoy: - what say we try again, with me playing black?> Pleasure; what is your move?|
Also, may I recommend to your atention a rook endgame of the finest grade: Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1911. <Beatgiant> and <tamar> found some great possibilities in there.
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