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|Jul-08-08|| ||Brettwith2ts: mmm-kay, in case anyone stopped at Wannabe's pub on the way over here, at least use a coaster, okay?|
Bonjour, comment allez-vous? (is that right?)
|Jul-09-08|| ||tpstar: <Brettwith2ts> Best wishes for your mission work. Stop by to visit when you can, and good luck with your chess. =)|
|Jul-09-08|| ||micartouse: <Brettwith2ts> Have a safe and fun trip! I heard France is a wonderful place to visit. Maybe you'll get some good games in.|
btw, I can relate to your passion for competitive mathematics and business. I just passed my first few actuarial exams. However, you're off to a much better start than I was at your age, so keep up the good work.
|Jul-10-08|| ||timhortons: brett you mean you spread the word of god in france? how could you if you dont speak the langguage? btw many caucasian massionary from mormons church work as a missioanary in my native country (philippines) and they learn to speak not only the main langguage but a lot of dialect that they speak it perfectly.|
|Jul-20-08|| ||ravel5184: <Brettwith2ts> Would the solution to your puzzle be the most obvious 1. Qg5+ Kh8 2. Qf6+ Kg8 3. Ne7+ Qxe7 4. Qxe7 ?? Thank you.|
|Jul-21-08|| ||Brettwith2ts: <tpstar> and <micartouse> thanks for your well-wishes. <micartouse> that's cool! Good luck. What are you hoping to do? (talking about the exams, of course.)|
<timhortons> Yep, I've already started learning the language. It'll be hard; I've never tried a different language than English, but I'm already liking it.
<ravel5184> Yep, that's the one! If you liked that, there are a few more puzzles on earlier pages you might be interested in. I think I've posted most of the solutions already, but feel free to ask me about them.
Thanks again, everyone!
|Aug-08-08|| ||Brettwith2ts: I'm home from the Denker. I scored 1.5 of 6, and, surprisingly, I'm okay with that. I'll post games here later.|
|Aug-15-08|| ||Brettwith2ts: Okay, so the Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions (on the off chance someone ever reads this) is kinda like nationals for H.S. chess. Each state sends their HS state champ, and they (we) play off to see who's the <<<"champion of champions">>>. It was played at the same time and in the same place as the U.S. Open. The Denker and Open shared their first round at 7:00 p.m. August 2nd, then the Denker played the following morning and evening, morning and evening, and finished on the morning of the fifth. The time control was game in 90, with a 30 second increment, so there was never an excuse to stop keeping score. The Tournament was FIDE rated, and otherwise normal USCF rules apply. |
|Aug-15-08|| ||Brettwith2ts: I'm just going to post the games for now, I'll analyze them more deeply later. Just let me say that I'm rather proud of the trap I set on 9)d5. I happen to know a lot of "good" (relatively speaking) players who would walk right into it.|
[Event "Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions"]
[Site "Westin Park Central, Dallas Texas"]
[Black "Richard Herbst, Colorado"]
[Opening "Nimzo-Indian, Samisch"]
20)Kxd2, Nxf4 (the part I missed at move 19)
at which point I decided it was useless to make him demonstrate mate with a queen.
Did you catch my little trap?
On 9)...exd5; 10)cxd5, Nxd5?? runs into 11)c4!!, when ...Nbd4, which seems to save the knight because of the attack on the queen and the discovered threat to the rook, actually loses the knight anyway after Qb1!, when the knight is pinned, the rook defended, and the queen is safely out of the way.
Richard, black, quietly said to me as we were leaving the tournament room "you are much stronger than 1400". We then analyzed the game up in my room, and it turns out that he saw my trap as well. Of course. He's rated 2010.
|Aug-19-08|| ||ravel5184: Here's an easy one:
click for larger view
I made this one up, though I highly doubt it's original. 1. Kf5 Kf7 2. e8=Q+ Kxe8 3. Kg6 (or 3. Kf6 Kf8 4. Kg6 Ke8 5. Kg7) Kf8 4. Kf6 Ke8 5. Kg7
|Aug-19-08|| ||ravel5184: Although 1. Kf5 Kf7 2. e8=Q+ Kxe8 3. Kf6 Kf8 4. Kg6 Ke8 isn't forced, instead 4 ... Ke8 5. Kf6 Kf8 draws. So sue me. :(|
|Aug-19-08|| ||Mrs. Alekhine: Hi <Bret>!!
I mean <Brett>!!
Thanks for dropping by.
If you find any <Alekhine> material you want to share, please drop it in my forum.
|Sep-04-08|| ||Brettwith2ts: Sorry I've been gone for so long, I've been busy getting all of my mission stuff ready.|
<ravel5184>, what if, instead, you played 1) Kd5!, ?
then, black has to repeat the moves Kf7, Ke8 while white walks his king around 2)Kc5, 3)Kb6 4)Kc7 5)Kc8 then Kxd7 followed by e8=Q wins easily. If black does any move that doesn't start with a K and end with either e8 or f7, then white simply pushed to e8 and queens (or underpromotes to a rook, just for kicks and giggles ;D)
Did I get everything right?
|Sep-22-08|| ||chessamateur: Good luck and we'll be waiting for you when you get back.|
|Sep-22-08|| ||zanshin: Good luck <Brett>. See you in 2010!|
|Sep-22-08|| ||Open Defence: good luck! and do keep in touch with the site!!!|
|Sep-23-08|| ||gus inn: Good luck (bonne chance !) <Brett> .Hope you will enjoy your stay in Paris - yes,
and keep still in touch with our site S.V.P.
Au revoir !
|Sep-23-08|| ||timhortons: brett all the best, hope youre mission well be fruitfull.|
|Sep-24-08|| ||whiskeyrebel: Enjoy your mission Brett. We'll see you again down the road..|
|Sep-24-08|| ||Woody Wood Pusher: Paris? I don't understand. Aren't missionaries supposed to go places that are poor and deprived so that they can spread their faith AND do something materially constructive as well?|
|Dec-30-10|| ||Brettwith2ts: Hello, everybody, I'm back, and I got lucky enough to win back my premium account! Wine and cheese tasting is in the room to your left, chess and music discussions are welcome anywhere! Make yourselves (essentially) at home.|
|Dec-30-10|| ||Brettwith2ts: See a random post from me, on a game that looks untouched since it was uploaded? It's part of my new training system; I'm analyzing games with items of interest (openings that I like, etc.) and when I find something I think is worth sharing, or I have a question, I post it! I hope that my work will <at worst> amuse and <at best> enlighten. |
Feel free to make comments and suggest improvements.
|Jan-19-11|| ||technical draw: Hi, Brett (w2t's). I recognize the wave function in your avatar. The formula is precariously close to TD's secret formula to win the pick 3 lottery. You wouldn't, by any chance, be trying to steal TD's secret to fame and fortune, would you? If so I would advise you to desist in your efforts since I have 26 patent attorneys just itching to sue!|
Stick with the chessbookie and stay clear of the pick 3 lottery, capice?
|Jan-22-11|| ||Lennonfan: <technical doilum> Why do you constantly refer to yourself in the second person in every single post?? Lennonfan thinks TD's retirement is long overdue!!|
|Jan-29-11|| ||Brettwith2ts: <TD> you have made a grave mistake! I have long sought after the famous TD Pick 3 formula, but I never thought it would be right under my nose! Hahahaha, now I shall use this knowledge to gamble to my heart's content!|
And with my new-found earnings, I shall simply pay off your patent attorneys. Thank you, <TD>!
and, p.s. welcome back, glad you're not gone. =)
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