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"My cousin Sammy told me a true slugger - a Szeged slugger - will always swing for the fences, and that is exactly what I am going to do. I am going to knock Kramnik out of the room with my 'home run punch.' My trainer and I have been developing it in camp. I just hope Vladimir's head is screwed on tight or it may end up on top of the demonstration board!" Game Collection: Lékó - Fireless and Boring?

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Current position of my game against <ahmadov>:

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White: ahmadov
Black: SwitchingQuylthulg

1.d4 Nc6 2.e4 d5 3.e5 h5 4.Nf3 Bf5 5.c3 Nh6 6.Bb5 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.h3 g5 9.Bd3 g4 10.Nh2 gxh3 11.g3 Bg5 12.Kh1 Bxc1 13.Qxc1 Bxd3 14.Rd1 Be4+ 15.Kg1 h4 16.Qf4 f5 17.exf6 hxg3 18.fxg3 Qd6 19.Qxd6 cxd6 20.Nd2 Kd7 21.c4 Rag8 22.Kf2 Ng4+ 23.Nxg4 Rxg4 24.Nf3 h2 25.Rh1 Bxf3 26.Kxf3 Rxd4 0-1

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   SwitchingQuylthulg has kibitzed 7374 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-21-14 chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: As stated in the PGN, the location is Helsingřr in Denmark. The dates can be found here:
   Jul-21-14 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan> (and their helpers <WinKing> and <Penguincw>), and congratulations to all medalists!
   Jul-20-14 YouRang chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: Round 7 games have started.
   Jul-20-14 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: Hi Rich! No, I haven't been in touch with <brankat> lately, I hope he's OK. How's Kiril? Has he learned to draw yet? ;-)
   Jul-19-14 G Meier vs Adams, 2014 (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> According to the CG database, that is indeed the case; if he's played the Slav before, we don't have that game. The same goes for the other online databases I checked (ChessTempo and 365chess).
   Jul-18-14 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: Just checking in. As you might've guessed, I don't actually have enough money for a trip to Kuala Lumpur - so happily I wasn't on the plane.> You can even make not being rich sound lucky :) I hope your friends and family are OK.
   Jul-07-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: Betting is now open! Good luck, everybody :)
   Jun-29-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: <MissScarlett> Donald MacMurray could be added, perhaps.
   Jun-19-14 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: This one's actually sounder than I thought when I played it, though needless to say I was completely lost at several points :) [Event "rated blitz match"] [Site "Free Internet Chess Server"] [Date "2014.06.19"] [Round "?"] [White "Quylthulg"] [Black "NN"]
   Jun-13-14 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
SwitchingQuylthulg: Congratulations to <WannaBe>, and thanks to <lostemperor>! I'm surprised I managed to medal after not being in the top three in any intermediate standings :)
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  OhioChessFan: Norway Moves Prediction contest hosted by <chessmoron> coming soon. Click on Elvis for details.
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  ahmadov: <SwitchingQuylthulg> Thanks for the analysis! I will look at them carefully and might come back if I have something to comment.
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  dakgootje: <In this case 8.h3?, the main cause of all your troubles, broke all these guidelines at once.>

These moves are very interesting - because they initially seem so logical. The opponent advances his pawns, so <clearly> we can't just sit and wait. Instead we move one pawn, thereby increase our control, get a bit of luft and with a bit of luck stiffle Herr Opponents progress.

I've thought like that for years and years - until someone commented it actually gave Herr Opponent a weakness to target. That was a bit of a shock :)

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  dakgootje: <SQ> News from the Bookstern Front.

Official announcement in the forum stating that they'll soon decide either to 1. continue next leg; 2. let a member take over; 3. discontinue the whole game.

So that's news. Perhaps not very unexpected and new news - but it's nice to hear it officially.

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  dakgootje: Counter-puzzle!

It isn't hard - but it does have its charm :)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Thanks for the counter-puzzle! :)

I got it much faster than I probably would have otherwise because I was writing down my thought process...

"OK, so the obvious move is 1.f7, but that fails to 1...Nb6+ 2.Kxb7 Nxd7 and draws"

...and then I made myself justify the "and draws" evaluation with a deeper look at the position :-)


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  dakgootje: Yeah, I took quite a few minutes because I wanted to avoid that variations and somehow queen my pawn :)

Got it from - the current monday Problem-4.

They've got 8 daily puzzles! Roughly comparable to CGs days of the week, so ranging from incredibly easy to very difficult.

Although the source of this is the Dutch Steps-method for learning chess. Perhaps I'll incorporate the 8 puzzles in my daily routine :)

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  dakgootje: Let's try another endgamish position :)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Thanks. Took me a while to realize White wasn't supposed to win :)

1.b7 Re1 2.Be4! Rxe4 3.b8Q Be5+ 4.Kd5 or 1.b7 Rg5 2.Bf5! Rxf5 3.b8Q Be5+ 4.Ke6, I think.

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  dakgootje: Yup!

The bishop is so ideally placed - I was initially trying for a win as well :)

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  Annie K.: <Switch> come back to lichess, we have pools!

Brand new autopairing pools at various time controls, that is. Iz fun. :)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> Thanks for the note, but I doubt I'll start playing much at lichess any time soon. Maybe when they start supporting BabasChess :)
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  dakgootje: Isn't the online chess server-thing fully saturated already?

Good news! I actually occasionally chess now since.. the day before yesterday. Theoretically 3 days per move, but I've played 2 games with a friend in 1.5 days. Part of the reason is that I'm much, much stronger - so I beat her twice.. in 16 and 18 moves :/

Do you fine people know of chess sites or app's where you can give your opponent odds? She'd probably refuse, but you never know.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> I think lichess supports odds games, though I've never actually tried one. Go to, modify the board as required, click "play with a friend", create the game and give your friend the game URL.

I'm not sure if FICS supports actual games from given FEN positions, but it's possible to set up a position, mex your friend and pretend it's a game. I did that with <A Karpov Fan> a few times years ago.

Good luck! :)

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  Annie K.: <Switch> heh, ok, no pressure or anything, but what's wrong with the lichess interface? :) I'm really liking it. They even seem to have solved the 960 castling problems in a simple fashion, so I haven't had any trouble castling from any position since I figured it out: just click on the King and then on the corner square of the side you want to castle to. The (rather serious, admittedly) downside is that this becomes a powerful acquired reflex - and while doing the same thing at other sites will just not work and cost you some time, but doing the same thing here in the GtM game will cost you points. :(

Still, other than that, it's a very nice site and I haven't been missing Babaschess too much yet - well, ok, except for the more eye-catching colorful blinking tab when it's your turn - lichess has a moving tab design when it's your turn too, but it's less noticeable.

<dakkie: <so I beat her twice.. in 16 and 18 moves :/ >>

Um, wouldn't you rather keep her for a friend? ;s

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  OhioChessFan: I welcome all thoughts from the previous WCC Editing Soviet about the current state of affairs on my forum.
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  dakgootje: <Um, wouldn't you rather keep her for a friend? ;s>

I knowww.. but when your oppnent doesn't counter [or walks into] your mate-in-1 threats..

Anyway, we occasionally play other game where I'm only slightly better - so I.. might have played slightly suboptimal there. Twice. With which she now teases me greatly - so everything is fine again ;)

She is losing confidence in our latest chess game though :(

And I'm rather certain she won't accept odds games. Even if they were cc [we don't actually play live]..

Luckily she beats the crap out of me with bomberman ^^

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  Annie K.: <dakkie> ah, in that case it seems you have matters well in hand! :)
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  OhioChessFan: Dortmund Moves Prediction contest hosted by <chessmoron> coming soon. Click on Elvis for details.
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  Annie K.: <Switch> two very nice games, especially for you... ;)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> Thanks. I think you may have shown game 2 to me before :) Will look at game 1 later.
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  Annie K.: Heh, yes, I did. But I wasn't sure you were paying attention... ;)
Jul-20-14  RcfM: Hello <Switch>!

It's me, Rich and I'm back from a somewhat not so long sabbatical. I looked up our friends' recent activity here and found out they aren't recent. Any idea where <Branko> is and how is he? Our other friend <Zahir> can be found in Facebook so I won't ask about him. :)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Hi Rich! No, I haven't been in touch with <brankat> lately, I hope he's OK.

How's Kiril? Has he learned to draw yet? ;-)

Jul-20-14  RcfM: Kiril will celebrate his 2nd birthday next month. How time flies fast, eh?

Learn to draw before you learn to paint! He's still discovering the next best thing after being able to walk---running! And when the time comes for him to be introduced to chess, I'd show him some Leko games. :)

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