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Dionysius1
Member since May-08-11 · Last seen Feb-22-17
Decided to post on cg again without getting too fond of it. Welcome to anyone who visits my forum! I don't look much like my avatar, but that's pretty much how I think I am.
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   Dionysius1 has kibitzed 1061 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-21-17 Dionysius1 chessforum
 
Dionysius1: Heck for anyone who wants it: 1.d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bf4 Ned7 6.e3 Qa5 7.c5 Ne4 8.Qc2 Nf6 9.Bd3 Nxc3 10.Qxc3 Qxc3 11.bxc3 Be7 12.0-0 0-0 13.Rfb1 h6 14.h3 g5 15.Bh2 Ne4 16.Bxe4 dxe4 17.Ne5 f5 18.a4 Kg7 19.a5 f4 20.a6 b7xa6 21.Nxc6 Bf6 22.exf4 gxf4 23.Bxf4 Rf7 24. ...
 
   Feb-20-17 Borna Derakhshani vs Huzman, 2017 (replies)
 
Dionysius1: Well I hope they both thrive away from the Iranian set up. I understand they've both lived in Spain for a while now. May they flourish in non-Iranian tournaments, and play enough for other national teams to be a thorn in the side of the Iranian federation at a national level. ...
 
   Feb-20-17 Keene vs V Kovacevic, 1973
 
Dionysius1: I kibitzed this on Spassky vs Averkin, 1973 Having just played through Keene vs V Kovacevic, 1973 with Keene's comments, I am changing my mind. Not about how much I like Spassky's style but thinking now it probably isn't the one true way to play chess. Spassky's style is so ...
 
   Feb-20-17 Spassky vs Averkin, 1973 (replies)
 
Dionysius1: How so <Moszkowski012273>? If you can spare the time, can you summarise? I'm no good at following long lines of notation. Thanks
 
   Feb-20-17 Zsuzsa Polgar
 
Dionysius1: I wouldn't say so, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that. Without doubt though she has been one heck of a chess player.
 
   Feb-15-17 G Botterill vs A H Williams, 1978
 
Dionysius1: Ah now, when I was a lad I fancied being a trial lawyer like Ironside, or an iconoclastic solicitor like David Main in The Main Chance. But you're right, reading the small print would have been a bore :-))
 
   Feb-14-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Dionysius1: "All in all, no matter what ways you move the chess pieces around, there's enough to keep the fire going". I know the urge to throw my chess set on the fire too well, but when Rich Ricci was reported as saying it in last Wednesday's Times, he was actually using it as an analogy ...
 
   Feb-13-17 D Moody vs J Wysocki, 1990 (replies)
 
Dionysius1: Now that is beautiful - made my morning!
 
   Feb-10-17 Gerald Abrahams (replies)
 
Dionysius1: <ughaibu> <Abrahams wrote of Alekhine that he often wrote a book "post prandially and sans voir". Do you think he intended that as a euphemism for 'blind drunk'?> Oh yes, for sure.
 
   Feb-05-17 Tradewise Gibraltar (2017) (replies)
 
Dionysius1: <Richard Taylor> Are you saying that because Yifan Hou felt upset the organisers should apologise to her without further ado? If so, that's one of the most patronising things I've read in a while.
 
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Aug-08-15
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  Dionysius1: Hello and welcome to my forum. I really like this story of Russian school chess of the 1980s. For some reason it makes me want to start reading Chekhov stories again!http://ruchess.ru/en/news/report/ma...
Aug-08-15
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  Check It Out: Good on you for opening your forum. You can title it if you like.
Aug-10-15
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  Dionysius1: Thanks- I'll think of something!
Sep-03-15
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  Dionysius1: Democracy is not a moral principle, it is a political principle. Discuss?
Sep-03-15  schweigzwang: I'm just here for the cocoa.
Sep-04-15
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  Dionysius1: And welcome you are. Watch the saucepan for me a minute.
Oct-03-15
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  Dionysius1: A thought on the long-running speculation about how the old champions would do against the current ones. Would they even want to play the way the game is today?
Oct-17-15
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  Dionysius1: There's a lovely little video about Lisa: a chess novel by the author Jesse Kraai on her website http://jessekraai.com/ . It reminds me of a feeling I had when I was a schoolboy playing chess. In the academic year 1972 1973 I had a wonderful time when I hardly seemed to be able to do anything wrong at chess.

Of course, you've got to understand this in context: I mean I won all my games for the school team, came second in the school tournament and got to play in the Irish Schoolboy Championships in Dublin at Easter.

Once in a while during that year it was as if the pieces were showing me what they wanted to do. Instead of me racking my brains for a plan or a tactic the pieces moved themselves around in my mind without me asking. Looking back one of the most surprising things about this was that it seemed so natural to me then: it was cosy for a while and I didn't worry too much about why it was happening or how to stop it going away. I can't honestly remember whether the pieces were always right I doubt it! But to get that much cooperation from them was a treat that lasted on and off the whole of that school year.

Oct-17-15
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  parisattack: Good tip on the novel, thanks.

As to the pieces showing you what they wanted to do...I only played competitive chess for a few years - 1966-1973 - but I did have perhaps half-dozen games where I had a very similar feeling as it were. There was a sense that I was going to 'break through' to a higher level...but it never happened.

Oct-29-15
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  Dionysius1: I'm in one of those moods where I think: whoever invented chess could never have intended this level of attention and analysis and mental effort to be put into it; surely to goodness the whole thing has got way out of proportion. And equally surely, haven't we got to the point where the law of diminishing returns starts applying all the really big exciting life enhancing discoveries about chess have been made, all computers are doing is tidying up the technique?

Then somebody plays a game which feels like it opens up my soul and once again chess becomes one of the things that help me in my quest to appreciate life beyond the mind numbingly and soul destroyingly trivial things that waste the precious time I have left.

Feb-20-17
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  Dionysius1: Whoopidoop! I won a team game last week against a player who was graded 40 ECF points higher than me. One of those days when it all seems so obvious. I've missed those days for 35 years now.
Feb-20-17
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  OhioChessFan: <Democracy is not a moral principle, it is a political principle. >

I think it's a political principle that stands well enough on its own, but even better with consideration of moral principle.

What would 40 ECF translate to in ELO?

Feb-21-17
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  Dionysius1: In Elo I'd be 1480 (at Uni I was 1840), he'd be 1780. Small beer, but it felt good.
Feb-21-17
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  Dionysius1:


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White (me) to move

This was the climax. By now Id lured his king away from my c pawn, but inadvertently given him the first real counter-play all game. Im worried about 33e3. And then I noticed I could force the exchange of rooks and after that its all ok.

33.Rb8 threatens mate, so Kh6 34.Rh8+ Rh7 35.Rxh7 Kxh7 36.Kf1


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Black's got no counter-play, my king is just in time to stop his a pawn and my c pawn is safe.

Feb-21-17
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  Dionysius1: And from the original diagram


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if 33.Rb8 Rh7 34.Rg8 Kh6 35.Rg6+ Kh5 36.Rg5+ Kh6 37.Ng4 mate


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Feb-21-17
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  OhioChessFan: <33.Rb8 threatens mate>

Amazing how strong the h4 Pawn and e5 Knight are in tandem. That is a pattern to commit to memory.

Feb-21-17
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  OhioChessFan: <33.Rb8 threatens mate, so Kh6 34.Rh8+ Rh7 35.Rxh7 Kxh7 36.Kf1>

You were dead won, but 33. Rb8 Kh6 34. Rh8+ Rh7 35. Nf7+ is quicker because it gets the Knight to d6 with tempo. Maybe 35..Kg6 36. c7 Bb7 37. Rxh7 Kxh7 38. Nd6 forces the Pawn home without all the King wandering.


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Feb-21-17
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  Dionysius1: Good point. Being dead won is nice, but precision is so nice to find - I wish I'd seen 35 Nf7+ . Your point about how well the pawn and the knight work together, plus keeping an eye on both attacks (in this case the passed pawn and the mating net) are things I will really learn from. Very good of you to look over it with me. Best wishes
Feb-21-17
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  OhioChessFan: What opening was this?
Feb-21-17
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  Dionysius1: Queen's Gambit with a twist that reminded me a bit of a Cambridge Springs. 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 d6 4.nf3 nf6 5.Bf4 Ned7 6.e3 Qa5 at which point I thought that if I could stop Bb4 the pin wouldn't have much power and played 7. c5. I know about it relieving tension in the centre and so on, but I got a lot of dark square control, and after Queens were exchanged on c3 I had a nice semi open b file and advanced a4-5-6 which stockfish quite approved of when I ran the game through. As they say, it was a lot easier for me to play than for my opponent and he wasn't vigorous enough.
Feb-21-17
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  Dionysius1: Heck for anyone who wants it: 1.d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bf4 Ned7 6.e3 Qa5 7.c5 Ne4 8.Qc2 Nf6 9.Bd3 Nxc3 10.Qxc3 Qxc3 11.bxc3 Be7 12.0-0 0-0 13.Rfb1 h6 14.h3 g5 15.Bh2 Ne4 16.Bxe4 dxe4 17.Ne5 f5 18.a4 Kg7 19.a5 f4 20.a6 b7xa6 21.Nxc6 Bf6 22.exf4 gxf4 23.Bxf4 Rf7 24. Nb4 Bxd4 25.Bxh6+ Kxh6 26.cxd4 Rb8 27.Nc6 Rxb1 28 Rxb1 Rc7 29.Ne5 Bb7 30.g3 Bd5 31.h4 Kh5 32.c6 rg7 33.Rb8 Kh6 34. Rh8+ Rh7 35.Rxh7 Kxh7. 36.Kf1 a5 37.Ke1 Kg7 38.c7 Bb7 39.Nc4 a4 40.Kd1 Kf6 41.Nd6 Black resigns

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