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|Jun-27-11|| ||ColeTrane: sack the bishop on f7 is (almost) ALWAYS a good idea . . . buyer beware!|
|Jun-27-11|| ||sevenseaman: <jheiner> Its an attractive handle, but why didn't you go for Einstein all the way. You would have deserved it.|
Hope you are solving chess puzzles as a hobby only and work as the Mathematics Dean at le Sorbonne. Loved those neat, logic equations involving 3 variables!
Its very pleasing to know I am in such exalted company. My daughter will perhaps stop asking me such elementary questions, seeing the circles I move in.
|Jun-27-11|| ||ventricule: <sevenseaman> Sorry to interrupt but I think they don't really teach mathematics at la Sorbonne, except mathematics for economists. If you want a prestigious French mathematics department, Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Normale Superieure or Paris 11 are the places to go.|
|Jun-27-11|| ||morfishine: 17.Rd8+ and its "Happy Hour" for both players|
|Jun-27-11|| ||sevenseaman: Merci <ventricule> I didn't know <jheiner>'s nationality, so just chose a well known place of learning. I see that its a 'la' and not a 'le'.
Ecole Polytechnique will be fine.
No maths to learn at la Sorbonne; amazing, n'est ce pas! Vraiment?
<JoergWalter> All the money is taken by the drinks, the hangover is free. May be he had friends to share it with and took the glass of wine only to himself.
You extrapolated it?
|Jun-27-11|| ||coconut: My search for a Monday-style solution turned up 17.Rd8+, sacrificing the opponent's queen.|
|Jun-27-11|| ||Muztang: Well when you look at it, black were already completely lost a few moves back, not just one!|
|Jun-27-11|| ||sevenseaman: <jheiner> Your last line question about 1 bourbon, 1 scotch and 1 beer is rhetorical or there is a surprise answer like say, enough to get waylaid?|
|Jun-27-11|| ||legi: <sevenseaman> In case you don't like whiskey, take 20 glasses of wine and 80 beers.|
|Jun-27-11|| ||ventricule: In fact, the Sorbonne isn't such a good university, at least not as much as everybody abroad think it is. It has a huge history and good masters, but as every university in France, there's no selection to get admitted, so the first 3 years of study are exactly the same as everywhere else.|
Both in humanities and science, the Ecole Normale Supérieure is tenfold better, and in fact if you look at the alumni, pretty much every French writer/scientist/philosopher you know has probably been there (including ALL the French Fields Medalists)!
|Jun-27-11|| ||scormus: Q+p vs. R+N might not seems so much but in this position ...|
An amusing finish would be 17 Rd8 Kxd8 18 Qxf7 Re8 19 Rd1+ Nd6 20 exd6 cxd6 21 Rxd6+ Bd2 22 Qxd7# each move gives + or threatens #
W had a choice of 3 captures on d6, all leading to # but who could resist leaving the back rank unguarded with B never having the chance to deliver #
<sevenseaman> nice Diophantine puzzles, sorry my brain doesnt seem up to the job. This links to the book I earlier mentioned. Her own story is very interesting
|Jun-27-11|| ||takchess: 16 Bxf7+ setting this up is a slick move.|
|Jun-27-11|| ||KingV93: Like everyone else I saw this one striaght away. Educational reminder for us patzers.|
<jheiner> nice work. And the answer to the last question is 'an inspiriation to your chess imagination' playing on the Blackburne quote ;)
|Jun-27-11|| ||sevenseaman: Thanks < legi: <sevenseaman> In case you don't like whiskey, take 20 glasses of wine and 80 beers.> But I cannot go to sleep unless I have 5 glasses of whiskey.|
|Jun-27-11|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <dzechiel: White to move (17?). Black has a knight for a pawn. "Very Easy."
White can pick up the queen for a rook by playing
17 Rd8+ Kxd8 18 Qxf7
and the disorganization of black's pieces should allow white to either pick up more material or checkmate before black has a chance to regroup.
Indeed, being down in material by Queen plus one pawn for Rook and minor piece after <17. ... Kxd8 18 Qxf7> would have been only the beginning of Black's problems, which seemingly would have led to mate in fewer than ten additional moves.
|Jun-27-11|| ||zb2cr: 17. Rd8+ lures the Black King away. This will leave White up by a Q+P for a R+N. With Black's King stuck in the middle and his pieces almost entirely undeveloped, this material advantage will be enough for White to win.|
|Jun-27-11|| ||Domdaniel: The things that may happen in Rapid
Are rarely insipid or vapid.
Though a loser may wail
"Is my Ego so frail?
Or is it that I have a crap Id?"
|Jun-27-11|| ||Patriot: 17.Rd8+ Kxd8 18.Qxf7 -- simple enough.|
|Jun-27-11|| ||Domdaniel: <jheiner> -- <We have two equations of three variables, plus the knowledge that we can't have negative drinks or fractions of glasses.>|
No algebraic faults, but I'd question the real-world applicability of your simulation. I've had some *very* negative drinks and seen various fractions of glasses. Sometimes the second correlates to the first, but not always.
|Jun-27-11|| ||agb2002: White has a pawn for a knight.
Black threatens 17... Qxb3 simplifying the game.
The black king protects the queen. Therefore, divert him with 17.Rd8+ Kxd8 18.Qxf7 + - with material advantage and many threats.
|Jun-27-11|| ||sevenseaman: <Domdaniel> With an eerie faculty to twist the intended meaning of words employed in the enunciation of the equation you have used the double entendre to infuse it with humor. Clever repartee!|
|Jun-27-11|| ||JoergWalter: same final combination as in McDonnell vs. Popert, 1830.|
|Jun-27-11|| ||newton296: set up move Bxf7+ was really nice!
this game wins the award for hardest to pronounce names! are these french names?
|Jun-27-11|| ||sfm: 6.-,Bb4+, 7.-,h6 and 8.-,Bxc3+ looks like bad moves. Maybe last chance is 10.-,Bg4. After 10.-,Nf6 11.e5 Black has no moves I like, it's probably over already.|
|Jun-27-11|| ||sfm: <newton296: Are these french names> Is there still such a thing called the "Eastern Bloc"? If so, they are from there!|
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