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|Nov-11-14|| ||ahmadov: Hello sir! How are you these days? Do you enjoy the WC? (I meant WCh :-) )|
|Nov-11-14|| ||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|| ||ahmadov: As usual, you are faithful to virtual friendships and this puzzle proves this once more :-)|
|Nov-11-14|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <ahmadov> Look deeper... :)|
|Nov-11-14|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||ahmadov: Also, when are you going to replace your profile picture? Do you not have warm days in Finland? :-)|
|Nov-11-14|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||ahmadov: Ok. Lets do that after the end of the WC.|
|Nov-15-14|| ||wordfunph: <Switch> first capture of any piece.|
<Are pawns pieces for the purposes of this bet?>
|Nov-15-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks :)|
|Nov-21-14|| ||brankat: Amateurs! )-:|
|Nov-22-14|| ||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|| ||moronovich: Keep on trying <brankat> !|
Would be nice to see you back again.
All the best - moro-.
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