|Aug-01-12|| ||geigermuller: What a blunder! Even time trouble would not explain this.|
|Aug-01-12|| ||kdogphs: Mouse slip...|
|Aug-01-12|| ||csmath: This qualifies as the worst blunder on the elite tournaments in 2012. It is obviously the worst blunder in Biel. This is the level of say 1200-1500 player.|
|Aug-01-12|| ||csmath: Now Bacrot might want to call Morozevich for the address of that doctor that gives excuses to chess players.|
|Aug-01-12|| ||tacite: <csmath: Now Bacrot might want to call Morozevich for the address of that doctor that gives excuses to chess players.>|
Get over with it. It wasn't funny the first time, so now...
As for the blunder of Bacrot, ****t happens to all, even to GM's.
|Aug-01-12|| ||VinnyRoo2002: I agree with tacite. It was obviously a terrible move, but we're all capable of making them. I know I've made my share during my chess career.|
|Aug-01-12|| ||perfidious: You want a nice little sampler of moves which aren't worth horsespit, look at some of the games on my page.|
|Aug-01-12|| ||rilkefan: Bacrot was up over a pawn per stockfish: 30.Qe2 Qh6 31.Re1 (maybe Bacrot just scrambled the order?) or 30.Qe2 Qg6 31.g4 is 1.3 or more.|
20...Qh3 and black was equal (depth 26, 0.2 Gnode).
|Aug-01-12|| ||Aiuta: Badminton.|
|Aug-01-12|| ||kdogphs: i actually won a game today on FICS that was similar to this situation. My opponent captured a pawn on e6 that also put my queen en prise, he didn't see that my knight was threatening his bishop on e7 which also put him in check and forked his rook at the same time. When all was said and done I was a rook and knight up on the guy and he resigned (he was rated over 200 pts. higher than me too!!!)|
|Aug-01-12|| ||csmath: FICS? Don't ever admit publicly you play there. The level of chess on FICS is ... (not for public use). :)|
|Aug-01-12|| ||Ghuzultyy: I wonder what he was thinking when he played that :D|
|Aug-01-12|| ||kdogphs: <csmath> Yeah no kidding... filled with people who think Smith-Morra Gambit, Budapest Gambit, and Albin Countergambit are all valid and useful lines...|
|Aug-02-12|| ||superstoned: <kdogphs> <csmath>
Don't forget the Benko gambit!|
|Aug-02-12|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: What's the cure for Chess Blindness?|
|Aug-02-12|| ||kappertjes: <csmath: FICS? Don't ever admit publicly you play there. The level of chess on FICS is ... (not for public use). :)>|
You should try blitz 3 0 on FICS. That is a tough crowd. Overall I found no difference between FICS, chess.com, chesscube etc... Had a trial account for ICC once, was pretty much the same thing. What I really liked about ICC was their collection and continuing stream of videos/lectures on all aspects of the game, still wish I could watch those.
tldr; Unless you are a GM looking for a challenge FICS is pretty damn good. And free!
|Aug-02-12|| ||Shams: <What's the cure for Chess Blindness?>|
There is only one known cure: stop playing.
|Aug-02-12|| ||perfidious: < Shams: <What's the cure for Chess Blindness?>
There is only one known cure: stop playing.>|
That isn't proof against boneheaded ideas, either-I've managed to come up with a few before sensibility carries the day (most of the time, anyway).
|Aug-02-12|| ||Eyal: In the post-game analysis, Nakamura mentioned he didn't play 28...Be4 because he was afraid of 29.Re1 Bxd3 30.Rxe6 fxe6 31.Kxd3 Rf7 32.Kd4 Rxc7 33.dxc7 where White is an exchange down but with a very powerful c-pawn. (Btw, the computer shows equality after 32...Rd8! with the idea 33.Ke5 Rxc7 34.dxc7 Rd5+) He speculated that Bacrot may have seen this line too and with 30.Re1 was hoping to get a similar endgame (after 30...Bxd3 31.Rxe6), forgetting that Black can take the rook first...|
|Aug-02-12|| ||Mudphudder: Oh good grief, Naka got a b-day present here..|
|Aug-05-12|| ||kdogphs: <superstoned> Actually, the Benko Gambit is looking rather tasty to me right now... I'm getting tired of playing QGD and KID... need something new and exciting|