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SwitchingQuylthulg
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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 7726 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-27-14 Val D Berzzarins
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: <Tabanus: This would be Dr. Val D. Berzzarins born Jan. 1921, Ohio Valley Open winner in 1961 and still living in Akron Ohio.> Not anymore: http://www.akron.com/pages.asp?aID=... <Valentins Berzzarins, Akron, 92, died Nov. 16, 2014>
 
   Nov-24-14 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <chessmoron> and <OhioChessFan>, and congratulations to all medalists! My prediction of ten draws and no other games was way off, but fortunately it didn't cost me :)
 
   Nov-23-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: I'm not sure what a "last edited by" tag would accomplish, either. Like <zanzibar> said, it's a pity we don't have a full edit history like Wikipedia's; that <would> help, not only with identifying bad edits and the editors responsible for them, but also with ...
 
   Nov-22-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Saint Loius (also spelled Lojus) was a probably mythical early 6th century Christian saint supposed to have converted the pagans of southwestern and southern Germany. According to legend, he was a priest who nearly became a bishop; he was selected, and an official ...
 
   Nov-22-14 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Guilty as charged. Long time no see! You didn't miss much - just the usual drama :)
 
   Nov-22-14 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Sorry to hear about your grandfather and your plug :( My condolences. Good luck for the job-seeking, and your life in general. Never forget Chessbookie will be there for you when times get less hectic again; if that won't give you strength, I don't know what would.
 
   Nov-20-14 ahmadov chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: • With White's king on e4, Black's king (if it can't take the pawn) has to move to... ?? [DIAGRAM]
 
   Nov-15-14 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: <wordfunph> What's the definition of "first piece capture"? Is it the first capture of a piece? The first capture by a piece? Are pawns pieces for the purposes of this bet?
 
   Nov-10-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: The problem with FEN searching is that the diagram won't appear for technical reasons (specifically, CG wants to color "5rk1" red even though it appears inside the FEN code used to create the diagram), so you can't immediately tell if it's the diagram you're looking for ...
 
   Nov-08-14 David Moody (replies)
 
SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday <Phony Benoni>!
 
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Nov-11-14
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  ahmadov: Hello sir! How are you these days? Do you enjoy the WC? (I meant WCh :-) )
Nov-11-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Hi <ahmadov>! I was hoping you'd show up for Carlsen-Anand :)

The match is off to a nice start at least; some people are complaining about Anand making errors, just as last year, but they'd be complaining even more if the players made no errors and all games were drawn. As <dakkie> noted, it would have made things more interesting if Anand got an early win... but I won more chessbucks this way, so that's OK :-)

I hope you're well and enjoying life :) Here's a little welcome-back puzzle:


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White to play. Is <25. e4> a good move?

Nov-11-14
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  ahmadov: As usual, you are faithful to virtual friendships and this puzzle proves this once more :-)
Nov-11-14
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  MarkFinan: Any tips for today at the bookies, Switch? Just this once? Btw, I appreciated that time when you posted how you evaluate the wagers etc etc, but I didn't really understand 50% of it. My fault for being a bit thick I guess, lol.
Nov-11-14
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  ahmadov: Usually, Anand and I play e4 just in the beginning of games, therefore, I think it is not worth to touch it now :-) More seriously, I will come back to this puzzle soon.
Nov-11-14
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  ahmadov: My first reaction to the puzzle would be playing 25.f3 and only then e4. Otherwise, what is the sense of losing that poor e pawn (25.e4 Qxe4+ 26.Qxe4 Nxe4)?
Nov-11-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <MarkFinan> Sorry... trade secret :)

But you can compare the ChessBookie odds to the odds offered by real-money bookies; while the comparison may not tell you what to back, it should at least tell you what <not> to back.

Nov-11-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <ahmadov> Look deeper... :)
Nov-11-14
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  dakgootje: <Otherwise, what is the sense of losing that poor e pawn (25.e4 Qxe4+ 26.Qxe4 Nxe4)>

I tend to mess up my calculations, so I could easily miscalculate here as well - but that might lose a piece for black.

Nov-11-14
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  dakgootje: <But you can compare the ChessBookie odds to the odds offered by real-money bookies; while the comparison may not tell you what to back, it should at least tell you what <not> to back.>

Yeeeeeaahhh.. but that's cheating ;D

Although I admit it could well be profitable.

Nov-11-14
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  ahmadov: Do you mean something like: 25.e4 Qxe4+ 26.Qxe4 Nxe4 27.f3 (attacking the N to displace it) Nf6 28.Rxd6?
Nov-11-14
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  ahmadov: By the way, I hope Anand wins today, I am not sure what your bet is for the game today tough...
Nov-11-14
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  ahmadov: Also, when are you going to replace your profile picture? Do you not have warm days in Finland? :-)
Nov-11-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <ahmadov> You got it :)

<Also, when are you going to replace your profile picture? Do you not have warm days in Finland? :-)>

Not in November, no.

Of course, if you want me to update the profile <diagram>, that can be arranged... ;-)

Nov-11-14
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  ahmadov: Yes, somehow it is a bit embarrasing to see it every time I visit your forum, even though I understand that you are very proud of winning against me :-) (just kidding, I have no special feeling about that diagram)
Nov-11-14
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  ahmadov: By the way, I am grateful to <chess.emrald.net> for quickly finding the puzzle. This is a great resource on the internet for improving one's tactical abilities in chess. I would suggest all your friends visiting this forum to use it.
Nov-11-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <ahmadov: Yes, somehow it is a bit embarrasing to see it every time I visit your forum, even though I understand that you are very proud of winning against me :-)>

We could always start a new game... then I'd have to take it off ;-)

Nov-11-14
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  ahmadov: Ok. Lets do that after the end of the WC.
Nov-15-14
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  wordfunph: <Switch> first capture of any piece.

<Are pawns pieces for the purposes of this bet?>

yes.

good luck.

Nov-15-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks :)
Nov-21-14  brankat: Amateurs! )-:
Nov-22-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Guilty as charged.

Long time no see! You didn't miss much - just the usual drama :)

Nov-22-14  brankat: I'll try to stay in touch.
Nov-26-14  brankat: I'm trying :-)
Nov-27-14
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  moronovich: Keep on trying <brankat> !

Would be nice to see you back again.

All the best - moro-.

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