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dakgootje
Member since Aug-04-05
Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet
Folge dem Wege geradeaus,
meide die Tiefen des Meeres,
doch hab ich solch Wort hinter mir gelassen.
Der Mond scheinet auf jedem Wege,
wie die, in der Dunkelheit, wie Diamanten schwimmenden Fische; heiss wie durch Zufall Mensch - und hier bin ich.
Was hatte ich zu befurchten,
mit was zu kampfen,
bald ist es Zeit die Lasten zu legen.
Erteile mir noch mehr Kraft,
Kraft zur Liebe.
Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet,
mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet.

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Bio as it used to be:

<I dont have any favorite players normally, though Josef Emil Krejcik is brilliant =)

call me dakgootje, dakkie, dak, gootje or whatever you like ;-)

Lack any opening knowledge and thus improvise them quite often. well not always, i know some basic e4-openings... But i improvise on d4, sicilian, kings gambit and uhm caro kann and philidor and english etc etc etc =P but hey, i do know some of the names! =)

Improved a lot on openings lately, keep that in mind if you ever play versus me =P

There are three sides to every story-- yours, mine, and the truth

Still dont know what to studie next year but "you should view higher education as more of a matter for your self-development, rather than as training for a specific job." (quote-credits to mojo)

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me as a friend.>

Docendo disco, scribendo cogito

My forum name is actually a reference to a childrens song:

<Oh Children, hear the Geese,
its cry will make you shiver.
For yet it knows that we will feas'
on tasty meat, and its liver.>

Cheers ^^

NOTE: I will not accept any fights, drama, name-calling and similar in my chessforum. They will all be deleted, no exceptions and no warnings. As it seems, there are other places to do such things.

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   Current net-worth: -626 chessbucks
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   dakgootje has kibitzed 8488 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-20-14 technical draw chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: <Mind my words: in 10 years, the focus will have shifted away from Iran and to Pakistan. And now I hope what I just said is not a major rook blunder> I'll grant you the first part. Iran has been stable and reliable for a number of years - even though somewhat of a nuclear ...
 
   Oct-20-14 dakgootje chessforum
 
dakgootje: <SQ> Nice - I wonder whether you'll regain first place. So far Timer and I have moved in right opposition - so perhaps today my profit was made possible by his losses.
 
   Oct-18-14 A Pavlidis vs Dimitiros Kosmas-Lekkas, 2011
 
dakgootje: Would make a nice.. friday puzzle perhaps, at 30. ? The moves are generally natural, but 33. Qxg8 needs some calculation. The point is that after 34. ..Kg7 35. Rh7+ Kg8/Kxg6 36. Rf7 is mate. And 34. ..Kf8 35. Rh8+ Ke7 36. Rh7+ transposes into the same mates.
 
   Oct-18-14 A Ivanov vs Christiansen, 1996 (replies)
 
dakgootje: I <thought> 41. Bxd5 Kf8/Kh8 42. Bxc4 would work nicely. Only 42. ..Qd2/Qc2 was a bit irritating, but hold on - we could just take the rook 43. Bxa2, so no worries, that's absolutely fine. ..Thereby completely blundering into 43. ..Qh2#. That would've been a bit embarrassing
 
   Oct-11-14 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Give the man a farthing for his discovery! Nope - alas, according to the recest chessforum activity, you can't have that either.
 
   Oct-08-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Yeah, that happens more often that only specialty items are on offer for a game, no straight bets. I'm not specifically awesome at straight bets, but I like to have the option as well.
 
   Oct-06-14 Keene vs Tarjan, 1975 (replies)
 
dakgootje: <It seems to make a mockery of all those wise sayings about chess and war. In this POTD, white attacks the black position where it is strongest (the Rc8), not where it is weakest. Rc8 is after all the only black piece which is defended twice.> In a way, the black king is ...
 
   Sep-30-14 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: <OCF> Soon he'll be a User: Blue User: Enk User: rev User: you User: gee
 
   Sep-29-14 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
 
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   Sep-28-14 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: <Charlie got FIRED!!!!! > Of course he got fired. That's what you get when you're in the habit of biting fingers.
 
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Oct-18-14
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: I was backing 2-2 and Giri by 2.5-1.5, so both were OK; like I said, I'd have preferred a short Giri win, but I still made a c$900 profit today.

Don't worry, you'll make your comeback. Sooner or later :)

Oct-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <Don't worry, you'll make your comeback. Sooner or later :)>

I vote for sooner. Or rather: today.

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Let's be lucky! ;)

Oct-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Managed to forget yet another closing time. Though I'm not sure I'd have placed any further bets anyway, so no harm done :)

Or maybe I'd have put a few bucks on Munguntuul... she'd better not win.

Good luck!

Oct-20-14  centralfiles: So which longshot are you banking on today?
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: Gochel has played an unorthodox sicillian variation, At move 13 he is clearly still in preparation while khismat has used half his clock. This could get interesting.
Oct-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <So which longshot are you banking on today?>

Ah, you're getting to know me!

All of them! ^^

As long as we don't see Black-Black, I'm a happy man. You know, under the circumstances.

< Gochel has played an unorthodox sicillian variation, At move 13 he is clearly still in preparation while khismat has used half his clock. This could get interesting.>

Yeah, presumably. At first look, black seems okay. But playing against prep can't be too comfortable. Perhaps Gochel hopes that black slips up somewhere, but knows the line is plain equal with correct play or something. Orrrrr I underestimate white's position and resources - that's rather possible as well ^^

Oct-20-14  centralfiles: Were in this together Black-Black is a net loss of 500+ for me, everything else somewhat of a profit.

<Yeah, presumably. At first look, black seems okay. But playing against prep can't be too comfortable. Perhaps Gochel hopes that black slips up somewhere, but knows the line is plain equal with correct play or something. Orrrrr I underestimate white's position and resources - that's rather possible as well ^^> I loaded it into fritz and its spitting out equal
but ideas like a timely e5-e6 can have long term consequences.

Oct-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: It seems the position at the official site is this, after 15. ..Bxa8:


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I guess it's plausible that white can win blacks b-pawn, without losing the f-pawn. After that, white can press - but I doubt it's enough. But black is shortish on time, and white is thinking - so perhaps he can find some traps or other resources. But for the time being I'd lean towards a draw.

Oct-20-14  centralfiles: I don't think The b-pawn can be won witout giving up e-pawn if it is won that will be serios advantage imo. white has just played Bf4 so it doent look like we'll be seeing e5-e6.
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: in other news it looks like komodo beat Houdini today.
Oct-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <in other news it looks like komodo beat Houdini today.>

Woohoo! I like Komodo - tends to have a nice style.

Although I run Stockfish myself.. on my phone :P

Oct-20-14  centralfiles: current position


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Fritz sees a small edge with 18.Nbd2,
18.Qxb4 is equal.
looks drawish either way but black has only 11 min for 22 moves.

Oct-20-14  centralfiles: 18.Nbd2 has been played
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: matalov is also low on time but not as bad.
he is also in a better position having just played 19...Bd5!


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20.Rxd5 exd5 Qxe4 c4 Qe6+ Rf7 Bc2 Qe8! and its all over...

Oct-20-14  centralfiles: never mind matlakov played 22...Kh8 not Rf7
well I did lay matlakov so I wont complain.
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: looks like both matlakov and bakthu missed 29.Rf1! and white is better
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: Now black has significant endgame edge


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Oct-20-14  centralfiles: looks like draw
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: indeed its drawn now they repeated.
Oct-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: Man, I was away for supper - and <somehow> Gochel managed to lose. Thought white looked totally fine and solid. Guess I'd better check how that happened.

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Shame about that - but even so I did very well on the day. Think I'll end up with a networth of [positive!] 1500.

Oct-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Nice! I only made a few hundred bucks - even though this was the best option for me :)
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: had 120 on draw-black I put on another 30 but missed closing time by a few seconds :( unfortunately I had a few hundred cb on losing bets as well so only plus a few hundred for me.
Oct-20-14  centralfiles: <Shame about that - but even so I did very well on the day. Think I'll end up with a networth of [positive!] 1500.>

I don't understand how you managed to do that your max bet should still only be 200 and even if you had 200 on draw-black your other losing bets shouldn't enable you to reach 1500+

hmmm... maybe you had 200 on draw in bot games and 200 on black-draw draw-black and draw-draw and 120 on the other longshots...

yes this makes sense it also means that if black-black then forget about it for this leg :)

Good luck great Dak :-

Oct-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: Yeah that was more or less the strategy.

With the additional benefit that my max-bet was 300 ;)

I couldn't be having with all my hard-loaned c$ collecting dust.. and interest.

Oct-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <SQ> Nice - I wonder whether you'll regain first place.

So far Timer and I have moved in right opposition - so perhaps today my profit was made possible by his losses.

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