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|Apr-14-15|| ||WinKing: Hi <Switch>. <lostemperor> will hold his prediction contest for the Gashimov Memorial if enough members sign up. Just wanted to let you know. :)|
|Apr-15-15|| ||OhioChessFan: ** Gashimov Memorial Moves Prediction Contest **
Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.
|Apr-15-15|| ||Annie K.: New TomaTea game just out! ;)
|Apr-16-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> Thanks! :)|
|Apr-20-15|| ||centralfiles: I started posting opening analysis on my forum, do you think this might be some interest or is it just a waste of time and effort to do this in this format?|
|Apr-20-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <centralfiles> There will be some interest, I'm sure; indeed, there already is. At the same time, I doubt opening analysis will make your forum the next super-popular Chessgames hangout. It's hard to predict how these things go; the only way to find out is to try it and see what happens. You may find an unexpectedly wide readership, and other kibitzers interested in analysing openings; you may meet new friends; you may end up posting a ton of analysis one other person reads and no one bothers to give you positive feedback about. |
I take it you're analysing with the help of Fritz? The computer-analysis people might be more interested if you got a stronger engine (like Stockfish) and posted evals; it would also, in all likelihood, help you generate even better analysis.
Ultimately, though, you're gambling with your time. I will not try to estimate the odds :)
|Apr-20-15|| ||centralfiles: <switch> Thanks
I'm not dreaming about a hangout i'm just worried that <you may end up posting a ton of analysis one other person reads and no one bothers to give you positive feedback about>
While I am using Fritz to help me along, I'm not letting the computer run and spitting out the lines, I'm using it to check the tactical situations in positions I understand.
Most of the analysis is stuff I worked out years ago.
|Apr-20-15|| ||centralfiles: Also I find any decent engine effective In tactical situations where you know what to look at, sliding is very effective in these positions.(There's almost never a need to let the engine run just slide it all out-But you have to know what your doing).|
|Apr-20-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: I only ever really deeply analysed one opening line, and I found the strength of the engine made a huge difference there, even with sliding and human input. With a stronger engine I could pretty much throw out all my earlier analysis, which I'd wasted several man- and engine-hours on. |
Mind you, that was a really ultra-sharp position; in most lines things will likely be different. But Stockfish is free, so upgrading wouldn't be a huge investment from you.
|Apr-20-15|| ||centralfiles: C'mon your not going to tell me which position you were on?|
|Apr-20-15|| ||centralfiles: I downloaded stockfish :)
Took me a few minutes to figure out how to load it :(
|Apr-20-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: This position:
Unfortunately I think I lost all my analysis of it when my old computer died in 2013; I had backup copies of most of my chess files, but apparently not this one. The first program I analysed it with was Toga something, and I came up with a lot of interesting, complicated and entirely useless lines. Later, I analysed it again with an early Houdini, and after tons of sliding and human suggestions I got a tiny bit closer to the truth. Later still, with Houdini 1.5 and more sliding and human input, I eventually figured out what I now believe to be the best continuation.
Stockfish takes one 15-second look at the position and provides many of the key lines.
|Apr-20-15|| ||whiteshark: <SwitchingQuylthulg> fyi Odessky analysed this line in his book from p 61-83|
|Apr-20-15|| ||centralfiles: That's your baby the Owen.
I never looked at that exact position
but the continuation for
is an amazing line
click for larger view
9.gxh7 Bxh1(perhaps not best here but everything else is not much of a game)
12.Nh3 with a great attack.
|Apr-20-15|| ||centralfiles: After a few seconds running after Nh3
Fritz is showing +1.3
So you have quite a point there :)
|Apr-20-15|| ||centralfiles: Actually the position you had was not an Owen, I didn't pay enough attention.
Do you play ...b6 against everything?|
|Apr-21-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <centralfiles> I used to play 1...b6 against everything (with the exception of 1.g3!, which people increasingly started to use against me). But these days I've switched to 1...Nc6 as my main weapon, and only play ...b6 occasionally.|
<whiteshark> Thanks. That's a lot of pages... shows I wasn't the only one with trouble working things out :)
|Apr-25-15|| ||Penguincw: Hi <Switch>. Just dropping by to congratulate you on your 8000th post!|
Anyway, good luck for tomorrow, especially in <YouRang>'s contest. I've learned from experience how hard it can be to hang on to a lead in Betting Ranker...
|Apr-26-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> Thanks! Pity you lost your Standard Ranker lead in the last round.|
And thank you Lady :)
|Apr-26-15|| ||Penguincw: < SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> Thanks! Pity you lost your Standard Ranker lead in the last round.|
And thank you Lady :) >
Yep, it's a hard pill to swallow...
Congrats to hanging on to the lead in Betting Ranker to win your 4th crown (which is 2nd most overall) and also becoming just the 4th user to enter the 20 medals club. :)
|Apr-26-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> Don't take prediction contests too seriously. There are much more important things in life, like the Bookie game.|
|May-03-15|| ||Penguincw: < SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> Don't take prediction contests too seriously. There are much more important things in life, like the Bookie game. >|
Yep, definitely more important. :)
BTW: I here Pay Day is in a couple of weeks, but do you have any idea of when the leg will end?
|May-03-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> I'd say there's a 75% chance the leg will end on July 5 with betting on the final round of Dortmund; it won't be earlier than that (unless Dortmund is cancelled or moved), but could potentially be a couple days later.|
|May-23-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: A game just played at FICS between two computers (!):|
BigDaddy - fjjvh, FICS 5 0, 2015
<1.e4 f5 2.exf5 c6 3.Qh5+ g6 4.fxg6 e5 5.g7+ Ke7 6.Qxe5+ Kf7>
click for larger view
This may be the fastest mate by promotion to a knight (or come to that, <any> promotion) that I've seen in a practical game. It's half a move shorter than Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880, the fastest mate by promotion in the Chessgames database.
|May-23-15|| ||OhioChessFan: Either someone wrote a painfully bad opening book or if it was turned off, the engine should be tossed in the garbage.|
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