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|Oct-05-11|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday <keypusher>!|
|Oct-05-11|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday <keypusher>.|
|Oct-06-11|| ||brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday!|
|Mar-13-12|| ||frogbert: keypusher, your 2265 rating ("highest rating achieved in database") - is that from queenalice or uscf?|
|Apr-04-12|| ||keypusher: <frogbert: keypusher, your 2265 rating ("highest rating achieved in database") - is that from queenalice or uscf?>
Apologies, I have no idea where it is from. I am nowhere near that strong anywhere. I've played in two rated USCF tournaments in the past 20 years. And I haven't played on queenalice in a long time. My rating on gameknot is about 1900 at present. Of course, like all chessplayers, I am underrated. |
|Apr-04-12|| ||frogbert: but of course! :o)|
|Apr-06-12|| ||crawfb5: The 2265 rating is listed in the game against Garcia, but both ratings are incorrect for the time the game was played at Queen Alice (http://queenalice.com/game.php?id=3...). Obviously, some mistake was introduced into the header info when the PGN was submitted.|
|Apr-06-12|| ||frogbert: crawbf5, thanks for the research. among various mistakes in the cg database, i guess this one isn't entirely vital to correct. my otherwise significant respect for keypusher the kibitzer has not been notably damaged by learning that he isn't a much stronger player than myself. :o)|
|Apr-06-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Speaking for myself, I am in the process of re-evaluating every keypusher post I've ever read or responded to in light of this shocking discovery.|
|Apr-06-12|| ||keypusher: <Jim Bartle: Speaking for myself, I am in the process of re-evaluating every keypusher post I've ever read or responded to in light of this shocking discovery.>|
I usually open with 1.e4, which a great master called <best by test>. Assuming my games average 40 moves, and I am white in half of them, it's safe to say that about 1.25% of the time, I am playing chess as well as it can possibly be played.
|Apr-06-12|| ||frogbert: assuming the great master was right, of course...|
|May-14-12|| ||WannaBe: I am sorry to hear that Yahoo let you go as CEO. You have my deepest condolences.|
|May-14-12|| ||Shams: Who lies about having a CS degree? Lie about something that can be faked, like a Humanities degree.|
|Oct-05-12|| ||tpstar: Happy Birthday!!
Upload more games! ;>D
|Oct-05-12|| ||WannaBe: Happy Happy Boithday!|
|Oct-05-12|| ||TheFocus: Happy Birthday!|
|Oct-05-13|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <keypusher> Happy birthday!|
|Oct-05-13|| ||tpstar: Happy Birthday!!
Upload more games!
No, really - upload more games. ;>D
|Oct-05-13|| ||Karpova: Happy Birthday!|
|Oct-05-13|| ||keypusher: Thanks all!
<tpstar> Here's one I'd like to upload. I don't have the score, but as our Secretary of State might say it is seared -- seared! in my memory. I've mentioned to you before. It was when I lived in England in the early 90s, and for some reason -- perhaps a cholera epidemic -- I was playing first board for Wood Green in a team match. There was a pub next door, to which my opponent repaired after each move (which he took about five seconds on).
1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.d4 ed 5.Nxe4 Bxf3 6.Qxf3 Qxd4 7.Be3?! Qxb2 8.Bc4 e6 (8....Qb4+ would have been good here) 9.0-0 Nf6 10.Rab1 Qe5 11.Nxf6+ Qxf6 12.Rxb7 Qxf3 (hurrah, the queens are off!) 13.gf Ba3 14.Rd1 0-0 (blessed relief, followed immediately by...) 15.Rd3 1-0 (...crushing embarassment). My opponent graciously accepted my resignation and headed back to the pub.
Maybe one of our English kibitzers could tell me who my opponent was so I could upload the game. He was overweight (natch) and had a beard and a +200 BCF rating. Or we could call him NN or my personal preference, <Drunken Master>.
|Oct-05-13|| ||Benzol: Scott I nearly missed you. Sorry about that. Happy Birthday.|
|Oct-05-13|| ||TheFocus: Happy Birthday!|
|Oct-07-13|| ||WannaBe: Oooops, I am late, Happy Boith-Day, Mr. Thomson!|
|Apr-27-14|| ||FSR: <keypusher> That is a very interesting game, although understandably embarrassing for you. But you were caught unawares by a gambit line that your opponent had doubtless analyzed in depth. It happens.* And your opponent's alcohol consumption, coupled with seemingly reckless play, probably dulled your sense of danger.|
Both Houdini 3 and prior praxis indicate that grabbing the pawn on d4 is weak. (I probably would have grabbed it, too, so don't feel bad.) White has scored 100% in three games with 7.Be3! Opening Explorer Houdini can't find a way for Black to equalize, or even come close, after grabbing the pawn. White always has at least a +0.5 advantage. After 8...e6? 9.0-0! it says you're already lost. But 8...Qb4+ actually isn't much better. Ullianov vs A Krutiansky, 1962 Houdini prefers 8...Nf6, but after 9.0-0 you're still in serious difficulties.
Black should instead decline the pawn with the solid 4...e6!, which gives him a plus score. Opening Explorer
*Cf. Kobernat-Rhine, Chicago ~1977: 1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 (I knew that MCO-11 gave 2...d5!=, which is slightly superficial) 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 cxd4?! 5.cxd4 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Nc3! Bxf3 8.gxf3! Qxd4 9.Qxd4 Nxd4 10.Nb5! Ne6 11.f4 a6? (immediately after playing this, I saw that White's next move crushes) 12.f5! and I was annihilated, much as in V Kirilov vs F Salata, 1964.
|May-13-14|| ||keypusher: <FSR> Thanks! I never come here, so I just saw your note.|
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