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|May-26-14|| ||dakgootje: <I guess 20.Nc5 should actually be 20.Nc4? >|
Ah, probably yes. I've writen it down as Nc5 - but it's rather possible I made a small error there.
Interesting it doesn't see a win. Thought some combination of ideas in that line had good chances to win - but perhaps there's nothing after all.
|May-28-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: By the way, Houdini pointed out you nearly threw the game away on move 18:|
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It wanted you to gobble the pawn on h7, with evals above +2. After 18.Nf7? the eBook of Doom had 18...Kc8! when White has nothing better than 19.Rxc7+ and 20.Nxh6 and Black will escape.
|May-28-14|| ||dakgootje: Oooohhh.. Kc8 is a nifty move! How does blacks second best move score?|
My reasoning was fairly straightforward: my pieces are awful. My a1-rook is stuck, and where does the dark-sq bishop go? Sure, Bd2/Rd1/Bc1 is possible, but that takes a lot of time, and the pieces are still.. mediocre at best.
Of course I could go for something like b4/Bb2 - but black might exchange on e3 and play Ng4 with tempo picking up h2. So I wanted to move away my knight, and possibly exchange d-sq bishops on e3. However an immediate knight-removal would run into either Ng4 or Nf5. Probably both are strong, with some irritating pressure on my dark squares. And there is always ..Bg1 to consider, although I didn't think it completely worked at any one time.
So the seemingly horrible knight at h6 was rather a pain - which is why I decided to exchange with Nf7. I quite liked my knight at g5 - but saw no obvious different way to coordinate my pieces.
With that in mind, I didn't consider grabbing the h7-pawn. It seemed completely unimportant at the time - while ignoring my bad pieces. But yeah, Kc8 is nice.
|May-28-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: Oooohhh.. Kc8 is a nifty move! How does blacks second best move score?>|
I actually had to do some reconfiguring to find out; my user interface (BabasChess) has always given me just the best line and I wasn't even sure if it supported multipv. Turns out it does :)
Unsurprisingly, the second-best move was ...Nxf7 with evals around +1.
|May-28-14|| ||dakgootje: <Unsurprisingly, the second-best move was ...Nxf7 with evals around +1.>|
Hold on. That was a silly move to ask. What did I mean again? At the time it was a logical question :)
Oh never mind, I don't remember anymore.
Heh, I still use an old Fritz 8-interface. Works nicely, as long as it actually starts [which is the minority of the time ;]
|Jun-01-14|| ||WCC Editing Project: |
Good evening <dak>!
**CURRENT DRAFT UNDER INSPECTION FOR PROMOTION: Game Collection: WCC: Lasker-Janowski 1910
**DUE DATE- THE DAY I WILL SUBMIT THIS DRAFT TO <Daniel>: Submission Day <June 14, 2014>
|Jun-01-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <lucky> You win. Again :)|
Chessgames Challenge: The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
|Jun-01-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: As for the puzzle, yes, the greedy 1...Qxf1 is too obvious to be the solution :)|
|Jun-01-14|| ||dakgootje: Nice! Naiditsch! Thought Adams was more likely - but Arcade Man was certainly among the main possibilities.|
Uhhh puzzle? Oh, right, puzzle! Would you believe I'd forgotten all about it?
You probably would - and rightly so. ;)
|Jun-06-14|| ||WCC Editing Project: |
I wanted to thank you for your accurate reading of the <Sanjak of Novi Bazaar's> actual words on the admin page yesterday.
I also want to thank you for your good cheer and temperance, both of which I lack all too often when communicating with the <Grand Piano>.
I too love him, although I get frustrated with him sometimes.
No doubt he gets frustrated with me more often...
I almost forgot. Some cloth eared bint over at the "Gorilla Pen" is disparaging your ability to speak Dutch.
|Jun-07-14|| ||WCC Editing Project: <dak>
Will you be winsting more money when the CHESS GAMBLING MACHINE is fixed?
I think I saw that it is being relaunched.
|Jun-10-14|| ||dakgootje: Hi Jess!
That's totally okay :) You can be very.. honest and direct. Heh, you could be Dutch in that regard, we are famous for it! (Perhaps we should swap countries ;)
But I'm sure GoldPiece has known that for a long time as well :)
I even already qualified for My Brain, My Brain For a Penny: DeLuxe The Prodigy's Son Returns 2015.
It's interesting basically say they can't keep it up by themselves. The administrative tasks of setting up new Chances to Chance some Change, and paying them out, really seems hardly time-consuming.
Whereas it's most certainly one of the most.. unique and eyecatching features of the site. I don't know how to manage a website and attract visitors.. but I'd market the hell out of it.
So yeah.. there's still a chance that they stop it at all. Don't think they'd take it that far, but still..
Anyway, it's not the only interesting part of the site. So are all you lovely people - and the WCC-drafts are interesting, so I'll certainly hop in when the next one starts :)
But it's strange to follow a supertournament, without actually trying to figure out odds to bet on :P
|Jun-10-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: But it's strange to follow a supertournament, without actually trying to figure out odds to bet on :P>|
Oh well, at least Unibet is covering it :)
Solved the puzzle yet?
|Jun-10-14|| ||dakgootje: Sure, I even have a unibet-account :P
But yeah.. no action for me on these chess games.
puzzle. Good point.
|Jun-11-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Good news! The Annual Finnish Asian Imitation Kompetition is this weekend, with more than 16000 participants and 13 hours of live broadcast on national television :) |
I won't be competing, of course. I'm not that good. But I did in fact take part in a minor competition today, and actually finished in the top third... by far my best performance in a long, long time (maybe ever), although it was the weakest group and I'd have been toast in any of the others :-)
|Jun-12-14|| ||dakgootje: 16000 participants? That's a lot!
Of course you are good enough - you just have to summon your inner Santasia! Or asianta - I'm not sure what term your Finnish generally use when speaking about these matters.
Were all other competitors by any chance rose-cheeked lumberjacks?
<PUZZLE> Of course I tried to approach the position as a normal game, and therefore wanted to free my Bishop using Kd8/Kd7/Kf7. I've forgotten the precise variations, but the general conclusion was that they failed.
Think 1. ..Rc5 is interesting. If 2. Bxc5 we free our queen and there are variations like 2. ..Qa4+ 3. Kc3 Qa5+ 4. Kd4 Qd2+ 5. Bd3 Qxd3#
oh wait, after 3. ..Qa5 there's Bb4 obviously. Shame. So perhaps 3. ..Qb3+ 4. Kd4 Qe1+ and there just has to be a perp there. There are a number of earlier deviations -which I didn't bother to calculate because there were too many, and they weren't immediately clear- but I thought they seemed like plausibly perpetuals.
The other main problem is that 2. Bxc5 is obviously not forced. But the good part is that whites queen isn't really going anywhere. 2. Qxa7 is possible, but then we get 2. ..Bf5+ in.. Even so, Kd2 and white king is rather safe at d2. Might be lost for black in any case.
But I didn't really see other interesting moves ;D
|Jun-12-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: Of course you are good enough - you just have to summon your inner Santasia! Or asianta - I'm not sure what term your Finnish generally use when speaking about these matters.>|
Well, there's also the small matter I would die. Yesterday I only imitated Asians for half an hour and I was utterly exhausted even then; I'm just not in the shape for two or three hours of imitating.
And it's not even a very Asian way of committing suicide, so I'd probably be disqualified to top it all.
<puzzle> Yuppies :)
Ding Liren vs Le Quang Liem, 2012
|Jun-12-14|| ||dakgootje: Oh my..
I would never have gotten that in a real game. I might not have gotten that in a corr. game.
These 2700-guys really are very good.
It is a very unusual (puzzle) position. Generally, in a normal game, you try to save the piece. Or, in a puzzle, you ignore the piece and play some incredibly convulated mating combination. But here we just go "Oh, hold on, you can take my rook. Let me move it, so that you can take it with another piece."
|Jun-28-14|| ||WCC Editing Project: |
I bring this to you in response to your question about which side the Polar Bears would fight on?
Here is proof- they fought for Estonia:
Harry Pohla Bear was their general.
|Jul-02-14|| ||OhioChessFan: I welcome all thoughts from the previous WCC Editing Soviet about the current state of affairs on my forum.|
|Jul-07-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <lucky> The Summer Leg is afoot!|
|Jul-07-14|| ||Annie K.: <dakkiedakkiedakkie> great news!!!!! =)|
I mean, *other* great news, besides the Return of the Bookie.
Opera now has the option to set multiple start page tabs! ;)
|Jul-18-14|| ||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.|
Not entirely sure that goes for everyone I know - passenger lists haven't been released yet.
I haven't actually had the.. freedom of mind yet to play Return of the Bookie. Good news though.
As is indeed the Opera-news, though for the moment I'll stick with firefox.
|Jul-18-14|| ||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-18-14|| ||dakgootje: Heh.. yeah.
They probably are. I didn't grow up with a lot of globe trotters in my immediate direction.
So far no-one I know first hand. Some second and third hand - couple of people that someone I know on a different knows. But you know how quickly networks grow, so such cases are bound to happen.
173 deaths on population of 16m means ~1 in every 100k. So if you know for instance 300 people, then first hand+second hand is 90k.. So you know. And obviously 300 is a lower bound with forums etc nowadays.
Apparently (so far) two somewhat wellknown people among the victims. Senator from one of the larger political parties; and a professor/expert on aids-prevention.
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