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|Nov-16-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Good luck for both the game and the interview! :)|
|Nov-16-14|| ||dakgootje: Thanks!
I'll probably not bet the game - unless the lines stay roughly as they are :)
Think I might have something of a chance.. it's more in line with my experience and interest than most of my previous interviews. Which is good, because I tend to suck at job interviews ;D
|Nov-17-14|| ||moronovich: Good luck with your bets gentlemen and especially good luck with your interview <dakgootje> ! I hope it works out fine.|
Another sicilian today !? ..
|Nov-17-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <moronovich> Thanks, and good luck to you as well!|
We have a Berlin :)
|Nov-17-14|| ||dakgootje: Blegh, that didnt go too well.. :/|
|Nov-18-14|| ||moronovich: <dakgootje: Blegh, that didnt go too well.. :/> Sorry to hear that ): .But there will be new opportunities and "suddenly" you will nail it !|
But I had good news yesterday as I went to a headscanning(has had kind of dizziness for around 9 years)last week and it turned out to be that they found
nothing disturbing.At all!Which off course was a tremendous relief.
So now I have it on paper that my head is normal...not many of my friends expected that ;)
About the bookie game : I am just throwing bucks after Anand winning,so
not much happiness in that department for the moment.
Today my best bet is that they will enter a Nimzo or Queens Indian.
And good luck with your bets,gentlemen.
|Nov-18-14|| ||dakgootje: <But there will be new opportunities and "suddenly" you will nail it !>|
I don't know.. This was my 12th interview or something. I'm not very good at them.
Think that I was quite suitable for this project, more so than most of my prior interviews. But the interview didn't really concern the content [research activities etc], which was my forté.
Instead there were a lot of questions like "Imagine one of the locations doesn't cooperate: how would you go about that?" Which I'm no good at. Hell, if I wanted to be some shining horizon-staring leader who keeps everyone in check, I wouldn't have done Health Psychology.
So yeah.. the vacancy and the interview didn't really match. Which is a shame, as the vacancy looked really interesting. And a shame because I <really> need a break in my job searching activities..
so yeah, there's that..
<But I had good news yesterday as I went to a headscanning(has had kind of dizziness for around 9 years)last week and it turned out to be that they found nothing disturbing.At all!Which off course was a tremendous relief.>
That's good to hear - congrats! :)
<Today my best bet is that they will enter a Nimzo or Queens Indian.>
I can see them going 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6, but why would Vishy allow a Nimzo? Thought that it tends to lead to quiet positions in which it'd be hard to get some sharp novelty.
I'd gamble on a QGD, perhaps a Ragozin - with a Queens Indian as back-up.
|Nov-18-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <moronovich: But I had good news yesterday as I went to a headscanning(has had kind of dizziness for around 9 years)last week and it turned out to be that they found nothing disturbing.At all!Which off course was a tremendous relief.>|
I remember years ago when I had my head scanned and they also found nothing disturbing. I didn't feel particularly relieved; I'd have liked to know what was happening and why and that medical science was on it, rather than just being left with problems of an unknown nature and origin. But I'm glad you're taking a much more positive view :)
<dakkie> It's like the Bookie game. You can't win every leg, but you will get lucky every once in a while - and you'll also get better with practice :)
|Nov-18-14|| ||dakgootje: <I didn't feel particularly relieved; I'd have liked to know what was happening and why and that medical science was on it, rather than just being left with problems of an unknown nature and origin.>|
Heh.. yeah, that was my initial thought, so I figured I should try not to be too cynical.
<It's like the Bookie game. You can't win every leg, but you will get lucky every once in a while - and you'll also get better with practice :)>
|Nov-18-14|| ||moronovich: Thanks for your kind words guys !
<I didn't feel particularly relieved; I'd have liked to know what was happening and why and that medical science was on it, rather than just being left with problems of an unknown nature and origin.>
Yup,I understand.These are the bad news ,so far,but in my case I was off course relieved that it wasn´t a tumour or something simular grave.And after have tried several goes at e.g. the alternative market,though also the conventional one with no real succes,I still look for what I can exclude.Whic may be of big help to find a treatment
and to learn me living with acceptance
instead of fighting it (too much).WhichI do,but it is hadr work.But it is a personal course and choice.
So I will try to go with the flow and staying alert,looking for other posssibilities.
But I can understand you(I think)<Switch>.A direction,a tool,some concrete advice is what one wants most in such a situation.I suppose that it goes for you as well !?
As for todays game : Yes a Nimzo would
be logic IMHO.With 3 White left Anand should try to score to day.And Nimzo served him well last time and would suit his style.That he lost last time is another story.And I doubt that Carlsen will go for this c4 line again.
So 3.Nc3 (!)
My long shot is still a Dutch,be it classsic or Leninggrad.But OTOH Carlsen is plus one,so...he doesn´t need to go for the kill.
|Nov-18-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> <moronovich> Good luck for today's game!|
I think we should drop the topic of medical problems - unlikely that anything good will come of it :)
|Nov-18-14|| ||moronovich: <I think we should drop the topic of medical problems> |
That is OK with me.
So a sharp Queens Gambit and Anand is already in deep think (after -Re8).May be a big fight.
And good luck to you,as well !
|Nov-18-14|| ||dakgootje: Heh, at least I was somewhat correct with the opening, although Carlsen declined to actually enter a Ragozin.|
But it seems to fizzle out. And Carlsen has barely spend any time - in the first 20 moves a maximum of 2.5 minutes per move. The first 'real' think was 21. ..b4 which took 5 minutes. And at that point the position was rather drawish. I'd guess slighly better for white, but nothing too serious.
So I can't help but wonder whether it has been some big preparation from team-Carlsen. To lead Anand into a position he hasn't prepared, but should be double-edged, only to reach a fairly quiet position after all.
|Nov-18-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Yes, nice prep from Carlsen. Not exactly a winning attempt, though - seemed he was quite happy to draw today.|
Not that there's anything wrong with that :)
|Nov-19-14|| ||dakgootje: Heh.. I'm slowly working my way through the various Magnus-ages at the Play-Magnus app.|
So far I've had little difficulty beating Magnus up to [and including] age 7 1/2. So I thought today I'd try age 8. And, as he hasn't posed such a big threat yet, I figured I'd try my hand at a tactical game.
Well, I succeeded in that. Subsequently I got completely lost in the myriad of possibilities :P And despite making less-than-optimal moves, somehow his position was hanging together. Around move-20 I knew I should be completely winning.. but how?! Anyway, I simplified - and it made some idiotic blunders.
So I guess these tactical games might be more fun [and frustrating when you can't find the win].. but playing slowly and waiting for the engine to blunder is <much> more effective :P
Anyway, game was:
[Event "Play-Magnus"] [Site "Here"] [Date "2014.11.19"] [Round "?"] [White "Me"] [Black "Magnus-age-8"] [Result "1-0"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. Be2 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nge7 8. O-O Nf5 9. Nc3 Ncxd4 10. Nxd4 Qxd4 11. Qb3 Qxe5 12. Bb5+ Ke7 13. Bg5+ f6 14. Rfe1 Qd6 15. Rad1 Kf7 16. Nxd5 Qc5 17. Nf4 Bd6 18. Bc4 Qc6 19. Bxe6+ Kf8 20. Bxc8 Rxc8 21. Ne6+ Kg8 22. Nd8+ Qc4 23. Re8+ Bf8 24. Qxc4+ Rxc4 25. Bc1 Rc8 26. Re4 Rc7 27. Ne6 Nd6 28. Red4 Rxc1 29. Rxc1 a6 30. Nxf8 Kf7 31. Rxd6 Rxf8 32. Rc7+ Kg6 33. Rdd7 Rg8 34. f4 Rf8 35. g4 Rg8 36. Rxb7 h5 37. gxh5+ Kf5 38. Rxg7 Rf8 39. h6 Ke4 40. h7 Rh8 41. Rg8 Rxh7 42. Rxh7 Kxf4 43. Rhg7 a5 44. h4 a4 45. h5 a3 46. b3 Ke4 47. h6 Kf3 48. h7 Kf4 49. h8=R Ke5 50. Rh4 Kd5 51. Rc4 f5 52. Re8 f4 53. Rd7# 1-0
Everything after move-30 is of no interest.
|Nov-19-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <So I guess these tactical games might be more fun [and frustrating when you can't find the win].. but playing slowly and waiting for the engine to blunder is <much> more effective :P>|
The key is to find the most effective way to have fun :)
Wild game, that. I think you had better moves at a few points - 1.e4 in particular looks quite suspect :-)
|Nov-20-14|| ||dakgootje: <The key is to find the most effective way to have fun>|
Ah, true true :)
<Wild game, that. I think you had better moves at a few points>
Oh, certainly. I messed up at several points during the complications.
18. Bc4 was probably unnecessary, but I couldn't really get sacs on e6 to work yet. There are probably stronger moves than 22. Nd8. And the Queen trade at move 24 has to be suboptimal, but all moves I tried seemed to fail. Or lead to worse positions, because I had too many pieces hanging.
And probably other points as well.
<1.e4 in particular looks quite suspect>
Ah, yes. That's a different story. I deem 1. e4 the best among bad opening moves in my lack of repetoire.
d4 just has wayyy too many options, so even worse players [or engines] will have a more extensive opening repetoire there. I tried for a whilte c4, but those positions <REALLY> do not suit me. And b3 and g3 just tend to lead to positions that are either too tactical, or I get too defensive. And I'm not a good defender.
So that leaves e4: 'not excessively bad, by test'.
|Nov-20-14|| ||moronovich: Countdown in Sochi.Anand in a mustnotlose situation.And for chess and personal preferrence I certainly hope he makes it.|
So 1.e4 and e5/c5, but which pawn ?
I prefer the one pointing to the East ;)
Good luck with your bets gentlemen.
|Nov-20-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Good luck for today's game!|
|Nov-20-14|| ||dakgootje: Wait, what?
Oh, they started already.
Uhhh.. Well, that'll be a quiet betting day for me :P
Good luck gentlemen!
|Nov-21-14|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Brilliantly managed to forget the closing time :)
|Nov-22-14|| ||dakgootje: Alright. Uhm, I'm out of the running for at least the following week. Perhaps the rest of the leg. Have some bets already standing, but for all intents and purposes I'll stand pat at 6k-7k.|
The day before yesterday, I was called whether I could do a job interview yesterday. So I did. Think it went really well. Although if they like me as well, there'll be a second part with some parts I won't be looking forward to. So in general that was all rather hectic, but quite positive.
About 3 minutes after the interview was over, I got another call. My grandfather had had a double heart-attack. And he had been really really bad lately in any case [with at least 3 recently discovered brain tumors]. So went there yesterday, after the interview. The only thing left, was pain medication. He died last night.
Oh, right, and last night I woke up at some zooming sound. Turns out some electronic plug-thing [of something that wasn't even on], was sharing all kinds of fancy sparks with the world. But after yesterday, I couldn't be having with dying in a fire, so I pulled it out.
So yeah.. Chessbookie temporarily lost the position of Top Priority in my life.
|Nov-22-14|| ||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-22-14|| ||Annie K.: ^ What <Switch> said...|
|Nov-22-14|| ||dakgootje: Thanks :)
I won't leave completely. Hell, I might well follow some of the more interesting games on the side.
I just can't be bothered with finding edges, and betting them, for the time being.
So even if I'd stand pat for the rest of the leg.. then there's always the championship leg with all to play for :)
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