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|Feb-15-10|| ||Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)|
|Mar-05-10|| ||OhioChessFan: <DanLanglois: I've tried a couple of 26th moves, not liking the result. How about: 23. Qd2 a5 24. f4 b4 25. cxb4 Qxb4 26. Qe3 ..>|
In a later post, he suggests: <26...Ba6 27. Red2 Kg8 >
I am not a tactical player at all, but I think this is on the right track. Ba6 is a clearance move to get the Rook to b8. I am with Arno in that I think 25...axb4 is correct. I also see the point of the Bishop clearance, but I wonder if that is to the wrong square, ie, 23. Qd2 a5 24. f4 b4 25. cxb4 axb4 26. Qe3 <Ba8> The Bishop on the long diagonal has his eye on f3 and g2, has a chance to get to d5, and still clears b8 for the Rook. My intuition tells me this is playable, though I can't get much farther than that. I have asked <RandomVisitor> to have Rybka take a look at it.
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I will note that there are indeed a lot of "null moves" for Black after 23. Qd2, as Arno has suggested. It reminds me of a Team Game where White got overextended, and the whole team knew we were crushed long before the engines did. We had no break moves at all.
|Mar-05-10|| ||OhioChessFan: If anyone is trying to decipher my last post, don't bother. I managed to combine 2 totally different lines. The diagram isn't close to what the typed out lines would lead to. I will look again and try to rehabilitate the post.|
|Mar-06-10|| ||OhioChessFan: Okay, the diagram was what I was after, not the line I posted. So, after 23. Qd2 a5 24. f4 b4 25. cxb4 Qxb4 26. Qe3 Ba8
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And now what? I thought 27. a3 Qb7 and I don't see much of a plan for White. <RandomVisitor> said Rybka went for 27. a3 Qb8 and again, I don't see much for White. Red2 is the strong move in the 26...Ba6 line that <DanLanglois> proposed, and I think 26...Ba8 negates that completely.
|Mar-06-10|| ||OhioChessFan: FWIW, another non-null move for Black in the 23. Qd2 line is Rh5.|
|Feb-15-11|| ||Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)|
|Feb-15-11|| ||Penguincw: Happy 59th birthday <Arno Nickel>.|
|Feb-16-11|| ||whiteshark: Many happy returns of the day, GM Nickel!|
|Feb-18-11|| ||Penguincw: I wonder when <Arno Nickel> will visit chessgames.com again.He hasn't played any games recently nor has he visited recently.|
|Feb-26-11|| ||lost in space: A bit late?! Happy 59th birthday|
|Mar-20-11|| ||YourNickname: Can he beat Rybka or Houdini in Correspondence chess? I wish he tryed, it would be a great game.|
|Apr-08-11|| ||Arno Nickel: Thanks all for your warm greetings and be sure I am still playing chess and enjoy reading here... Chessgames.com has recently updated my biography and is also going to update my database. Just now I am playing 4 ICCF tournaments, two of them close to be finished (this year), Olympiad 17 final, Champions League A, which is the top group (my team renamed to "Trojanische Schachautomaten Berlin", in English: Trojan Chess Automats...), and two other, which started in 2010 and will last for a while: WC30/ct03 (=WCC candidates) and MT Keres 95, which is an invitational. In total that means 35 games, which is a bit too much, but about 9 of these games don't require that much time (effectively won or dead draws); so the "feeled" number is around 25.
As the engines get stronger and stronger from year to year, opening preparation and opening choice become more and more important. You also have to be ready to take chances, if you want to win a tournament (and hope that some of your opponents feel the same or don't understand what's going on). I can still find a lot of positionally weak or at least questionable moves in engine evaluations - so there won't be a "Remistod" (death by draws) of correspondence chess in near future. Sometimes inner dialogues while analysing critical positions remind me on our battles here, when it comes to the point of decision - you have to move (or vote) even, if you couldn't find absolute clearness. This shows how great chess is - a never ending story full of miracles and surprises.
All the best,
|Apr-08-11|| ||OhioChessFan: <GMAN: As the engines get stronger and stronger from year to year, opening preparation and opening choice become more and more important.>|
Do you mean searching for Opening Novelties, or being careful what Opening you play against certain players? Or something else?
|Apr-09-11|| ||myschkin: . . .
Der Fernschachmeister als Schach-Forscher
".. Um im Fernschach heutzutage zum Erfolg zu kommen, muss man Leistungen und Vorgaben («Eröffnungstheorie») aus dem Nahschachbereich kritischer denn je analysieren. Viele Erfolgsrezepte und -konzepte aus dem Nahschach überzeugen im Fernschach nicht, weil der strenge elektronische Sekundantenstab sich zu Recht unbeeindruckt von ihnen zeigt, nicht zuletzt auch weil Nahschachspieler insgeheim immer ein wenig auf die menschlichen Schwächen ihrer Gegner spekulieren, was aber im Fernschach selten funktioniert. .."
(von Walter Eigenmann)
Glück auf Arno zeig ihnen wo der Hammer hängt!
|Sep-28-11|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
" PC programs do not understand <the long-term <strategical character <of counterplay <on color-related field complexes>>>>. This leads to systematic misjudgments of the strength of variations."
-- Arno Nickel
|Oct-06-11|| ||Cemoblanca: The resemblance to Brion James (48 Hrs./Blade Runner/The Fifth Element) is amazingly perfect. Specifically with the profile photo. ;0) >>> http://www.brionjames.com/|
|Feb-15-12|| ||Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)|
|Feb-15-12|| ||whiteshark: Alles Gute zum heutigen Geburtstag, Arno!!
Mögen noch viele weitere folgen. :D
|Feb-15-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Nickel!|
|Feb-15-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday GM Nickel! Any re-matches maybe?|
|Feb-15-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday!|
|Feb-15-12|| ||Karpova: Happy birthday, GM Nickel!|
|Feb-15-12|| ||WannaBe: Happy Birthday!!|
|Feb-15-12|| ||Penguincw: Say, where is User: Arno Nickel?|
|Feb-15-13|| ||Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)|
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