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|Jun-01-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Norway Moves Prediction contest hosted by <chessmoron> coming soon. Click on Elvis for details.|
|Jun-01-14|| ||ahmadov: <SwitchingQuylthulg> Thanks for the analysis! I will look at them carefully and might come back if I have something to comment.|
|Jun-02-14|| ||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 :)
|Jun-04-14|| ||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.
|Jun-13-14|| ||dakgootje: Counter-puzzle!
It isn't hard - but it does have its charm :)
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White to play.
|Jun-13-14|| ||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 :-)
|Jun-13-14|| ||dakgootje: Yeah, I took quite a few minutes because I wanted to avoid that variations and somehow queen my pawn :)|
Got it from http://www.stappenmethode.nl/nl/opg... - 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 :)
|Jun-22-14|| ||dakgootje: Let's try another endgamish position :)
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White to play
|Jun-22-14|| ||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.
|Jun-23-14|| ||dakgootje: Yup!
The bishop is so ideally placed - I was initially trying for a win as well :)
|Jun-27-14|| ||Annie K.: <Switch> come back to lichess, we have pools! |
Brand new autopairing pools at various time controls, that is. Iz fun. :)
|Jul-02-14|| ||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 :)|
|Jul-02-14|| ||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.
|Jul-02-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> I think lichess supports odds games, though I've never actually tried one. Go to http://en.lichess.org/editor, 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! :)
|Jul-02-14|| ||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
|Jul-02-14|| ||OhioChessFan: I welcome all thoughts from the previous WCC Editing Soviet about the current state of affairs on my forum.|
|Jul-04-14|| ||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 ^^
|Jul-04-14|| ||Annie K.: <dakkie> ah, in that case it seems you have matters well in hand! :)|
|Jul-10-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Dortmund Moves Prediction contest hosted by <chessmoron> coming soon. Click on Elvis for details.|
|Jul-11-14|| ||Annie K.: <Switch> two very nice games, especially for you... ;)|
|Jul-12-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> Thanks. I think you may have shown game 2 to me before :) Will look at game 1 later.|
|Jul-12-14|| ||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. :)
|Jul-20-14|| ||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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