|Nov-18-05|| ||Sneaky: From ICC, I was making smalltalk with Ziatdinov and he offered to play me a five minute game. I felt good out of the opening but my attack quickly fell to pieces and once I was on the defense I knew it was just a matter of time.|
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Qc2 c5 7. dxc5 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Qa5 9. Ne2 Qxc5 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Bd3 g6 12. Ne4 Qb4+ 13. N2c3 Bg7 14. a3 Qe7
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See what I mean? I have 3 minor pieces well placed, my queen is not exposed, and if I simply play O-O my rooks will be connected and ready to start doubling.
I really don't have much to worry about in this position. Instead I decide to go looney with 15.h4?! hoping to whip up some sort of amazing IM-slaughtering attack.
15. h4 Nc6 16. h5 f5!
This is the kind of coolheaded defensive move which sets apart excellent players from, well, you know, from me. However scary the attack might have looked a few moves ago, it certainly isn't very scary for Black any more:
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All of my forces are lined up on that c2-h7 diagonal and they are chewing on granite. My knight wants to go to g5 but without support, it is forced to go backwards. And my knight HATE to go backwards.
I tried to be sneaky, hoping that he might get greedy and take the hanging knight, where I really might have compensation. But no, he's not the greedy type.
...hxg6 18. Nd2 Ne5 19. Be2 Bd7 20. Rc1 (g4 was an idea) Rac8 21.
Qd1 Bc6 22. Nf3 Rfd8 23. Qb3 Bd5 24. Qb5 Bc4 25. Bxc4 Nxc4 26. Nd4 Bxd4 27.exd4 Rxd4 28. b3 Qxa3 29. Ne2 Re4 30. Rxc4 Qa1+ 31. Kd2 Rd8+ 32. Kc2 Rxe2
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I went to type in "resign" but realized that I could not resign--for the game was already over!
The first thing Rashid said once I was mated was "h4 was suicide!" I responded, "Yes it's a little cheeky but I can beat even experts with moves like that." He responded, "You can beat experts with good moves too!"
|Jan-08-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: <The first thing Rashid said once I was mated was "h4 was suicide!" I responded, "Yes it's a little cheeky but I can beat even experts with moves like that." He responded, "You can beat experts with good moves too!">|
LOL, this Ziatdinov guy has got class! Great kibitzing by the way, <Sneaky>. Your game was amusing to watch.
|Feb-11-07|| ||Caissanist: This player's name is represented a number of different ways in the English alphabet. On FIDE's site he's listed as "Raset Ziatdinov", while his books are published under the name "Rashid Ziyatdinov".|
|Feb-11-07|| ||Caissanist: Game Collection: GM RAM Game Selection collects most of the games included in his book "GM-RAM: Essential Grandmaster Chess Knowledge".|
|Feb-20-07|| ||ExitOnly: Has anybody seriously studied "GM RAM", and if so, what did you think? His logic of his general study plan has a flaw that I see in other arguments. Simply because a grandmaster has memorized about 150 games does not mean that memorizing this many games will make you a grandmaster.|
|May-27-07|| ||pazzed paun: <ExitOnly> I agree with you! I want to know of anyone who has worked R's program.
,I can not find a website for R. however the book credits NM peter Dyson as a co-author perhaps that could be a way to find out more.|
Lifemaster A J Golby says he noticed some experts who seem stalled at that rating a long time but then progressed to master after memorizing about a dozen games.
|Jun-25-07|| ||micartouse: I just received my copy of <GM-RAM> in the mail and I'm excited. I'm looking forward to working through the problems. I've been studying endgames heavily, so I expect at least half of them to be at least a little familiar.|
The diagrammed middlegame positions look very intimidating once you hold the book in your hand! :( I doubt I'll be able to study them all, but even if I can master 5 or 10 of them I'll be pleased.
I think the notion of memorizing 59 games being sufficient to achieve mastery is silly. I have at times had many more games in my memory (over 70 at one time) and I'm a total patzer. I think it's more about understanding the games thoroughly, the side variations, and knowing the typical ideas that come up more than once.
Anyway, I'm onto my next gimmick before I finally give up chess. At any rate, this seems less scary than <Pawn Structure Chess> which I thought I could handle but is way too much material for me to digest.
|Jun-25-07|| ||MaxxLange: the middlegame positions come from the games|
|Jun-25-07|| ||micartouse: <the middlegame positions come from the games> It's weird. A lot of the positions I just know what move is expected because I've seen the game. I say, "Oh, Lasker played f5 there and got a knight outpost," but I can't see how that helps at all in real games. I've never used that type of info in a game even though I can play his win over Capa by heart. So I'm going to try to approach the positions from a few different angles other than rote memorization; that's never helped me in the past. If I like doing it, I'll probably do it with different positions that seem more practical.|
Really, what good is knowing the combo from the Evergreen Game other than for fun? I'm skeptical at first I guess.
|Jun-30-07|| ||pazzed paun: <micartouse> I think it still comes down to does the method work and how do you prove it.?|
|May-15-08|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
<[Kasparov] is able to set up 5 or 6 "puzzles" in every game for his opponent, and his opponent will have 5-6 "choices" to make mistakes. If his opponent solves all of those problems, finally he will be lost in the end, because he will be exhausted and a simple "stupid" blunder will be blamed for that.>
|Oct-20-11|| ||BIDMONFA: Rashid Ziatdinov|
|May-23-12|| ||dakgootje: So he states everyone can become 2500+ by memorizing those.. 256 or so games.|
But he is currently rated 2370 himself.
Seems like a bit of a discrepancy.
|May-23-12|| ||WannaBe: <dakgootje> Not at all, he's only got 200 memorized... It is a work in progress. |
Heck, I got 0 memorized, and I am already at 1200. =))
|May-25-12|| ||dakgootje: Interesting! So the method has been proven!
I shall reach a rating of 4000 by memorizing a thousand games :)
|Jul-03-12|| ||SteinitzLives: The number of patterns one must memorize to become a top player differs based on who the chess author is. |
For a while it was 300, then 600, then 6,000. But don't worry, some you have memorized positions without being aware of it, oh that's good, now I can just wait to discover when that becormes useful.
Memorization without understanding is not a real good idea. Understanding without memorization is a little bit better, but you really need both, for each position. I think it should be: Understand first, Memorize second.
How many GMs under the age of 70 do you know that are rated under 2400?
|Dec-31-12|| ||redlance: Has he come back to the states?|