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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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   Mar-20-15 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Hey switchy, I'll try to drop by more again :) To give a brief break-down of what happened shortly after <Thanks guys. Been a hectic 2 months; losing the family heads of two sides, changing to a full-time job, moving 200 kilometer.. Think I'm even forgetting something. So I ...
 
   Jan-11-15 visayanbraindoctor chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: And they are highly trained to look at unusual mental symptoms. So whereas most people would happily agree that they have the occasional crazy tendency, a psychiatrist might immediately recognize and group it as, say, OCD.
 
   Jan-08-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Can't you automate the fun bet-making, by pushing your spacebar instead?
 
   Dec-25-14 Annie K. chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Now the world is complete.
 
   Dec-23-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
dakgootje: Good luck gentlemen. I'll be off for bed, and I fully expect you'll have solved the clue by the time that I wake up. ;)
 
   Dec-15-14 SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Wait, did you actually hit your fifth one with clue-25? Nice job in any case :)
 
   Dec-05-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Indeed, 23 was my main numerical alternative to 17. However, I wasn't sure which of them was larger.
 
   Dec-03-14 technical draw chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Yeah, but if he retires for a second time - with a bit of luck nobody notices and he'll cash twice the amount of retirement money :)
 
   Nov-22-14 virginmind chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: Ludovico Einaudi is fantastic - but very far from Pink Floyd. ;) His music is very much based around the piano - often solo. Melodic, dreamy, and somewhat minimalistic. Great when you need some peace of mind. I'll just link one of his; I Giorni: ...
 
   Nov-20-14 ahmadov chessforum (replies)
 
dakgootje: <But then your hints imply that Black can draw this :-)> Only if you let black keep his toy. ^^
 
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Here be Peace

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Jan-01-15
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  dakgootje: Thanks guys, and lady, and Lady!

Best wishes to you fine people, and philosophical constructs, as well!

Jan-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> We have bets!

Good luck - if you can find some time. And good luck for finding some time :)

Jan-05-15
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  dakgootje: Aww thanks.

Just had my introduction today.
I'm dead ;)

Jan-05-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Not dead, working. There are subtle differences.
Jan-05-15
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  dakgootje: <Not dead, working. There are subtle differences.>

I suppose that we can settle on 'zombie' :)

Jan-05-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Don't take it too hard. A lot of people feel that way about work when they get started - but over time they settle in, have their independent spirit crushed and start droning "braiiiins... braiiiiins" with their fellow employees.

You'll be their prime target when that happens, so keep your eyes open :-)

Jan-05-15
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  dakgootje: At least no one is going to eat my eyes. :)
Jan-12-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Thank you Lady :)

How's work been so far? Does it stlll feel like you're a zombie in a true-life horror movie, or do you now feel more like a random extra or bit player?

Jan-21-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Are you OK?

Here's a little tactical puzzle...


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Black to play

Jan-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: Hey switch - everything okay is a stretch, but many things are acceptable.

To give a brief breakdown: first week was obviously new in many ways, and fairly tiring. So at Friday, I travelled 3 hours to my parents for a peaceful relaxing weekend. There I heard my second grandfather was gravely I'll. About an hour later we were called he'd died. So subsequently that weekend was less than relaxing.

Next week various funeral things took several days, and more time and energy. And last week we had an Important visitor, namely my second supervisor, who came over for a day from swiss. So that whole week was filled with trying to read every possibly relevant sentence ever written, so as to avoid seeming too oblivious ;)

So busy busy busy. also the part that whenever I do have some spare time at evenings, I'm mainly tired, and tied up with doing groceries, cooking, and the washing up.

Oh, right, and I don't actually have internet at home; had I mentioned that already? So it's a bit like camping ;)

So I mainly missed tata as well. Nice job at the bookies though! And very nice job by young masters So and Giri. Interesting how they ascend in a roughly equal pace. Man, Giri almost breaks the 2800 barrier. I wouldn't have expected that of either player in 2015.

Jan-25-15
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  dakgootje: Oh, right, and the work is actually fine. Already feel quite at home, and my colleagues are really nice - good atmosphere at the room :)

The only slight downside is that at work I share a room with 3 women.. So the heat is always WAY up. So I'll only survive in almost summer like clothes ;D

Jan-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: Re: puzzle

Heh, I thought I could just win a piece with Rxe2 (and mass exchanges follow), but we actually start down a piece. Cheeky. Although it would've been a bit to easy I guess ;)

Jan-25-15
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  dakgootje: Hold on, we can just play 1. Qh3 Nf4 2. Bxd1.
Jan-25-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> Ouch :(

My condolences - on everything. I hope the Lady will start smiling at you again; it sounds like you could really use a nice big helping of luck, and also a good woman to do your domestic work.

Yes, Giri has really stepped up lately. Somehow I'm more surprised by him than So.

<puzzle> 1...Qh3 2.Nf4 Bxd1 3.Rxe8 :)

Jan-25-15
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  Annie K.: <dakkie> sorry to hear about your troubles... hope you'll have a nice boring time for a while now. ;s
Jan-25-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: Re: puzzle

Heh, I thought I could just win a piece with Rxe2 (and mass exchanges follow), but we actually start down a piece. Cheeky. Although it would've been a bit to easy I guess ;)>

You can win a piece with 1...gxf6 :)

Jan-25-15
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  dakgootje: <You can win a piece with 1...gxf6 :)>

I knowww, I realized that right after posting, but didn't want to retcon ;)

Good point about Rxe8 though.

<and also a good woman to do your domestic work.>

I'd certainly sign for that ;D

--

Thanks guys. Been a hectic 2 months; losing the family heads of two sides, changing to a full-time job, moving 200 kilometer.. Think I'm even forgetting something.

So I put some things temporarily on hold, among them the chessbookie game. And due to that, I'm still more or less coping well settling in with my new job and living area. I mean, I don't really feel like butter spread over too much bread ;)

But I'd welcome some boredom. :)

Jan-25-15
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  dakgootje: Hold on, it might be just sleepy post midnight me speaking here, but does Re8 actually change anything?

Same idea goes against the rook on a1 didn't it?

1. ..Qh3 2. Nf4 Bxd1 3. Rxe8 Rxe8 4. Nxh3 Re1+ 5. Kg2 gxf6, after which we are RBB versus whites RNN - but we will win the exchange with Bf3. And I don't believe white can stop that. After which black should be winning.

But I guess an easier win exists ;)

Jan-26-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: But I guess an easier win exists ;)>

Nah, you got it :) Poor Ra1... one of the more unusual rook traps.

Though easier to see and much less flashy, as weird piece traps go it reminds me somewhat of this one (unplayed line from Timman vs M Al-Modiahki, 2005):


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31...Rxb2+ 32.Ka1 Qxa5+! 33.bxa5 Bxc3


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and White's queen is trapped.

Jan-28-15
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  dakgootje: Yeah, it's nice how it JUST works, with both the rook and king unable to move :)

Man, I'd hate falling into that trap in a real game :P

--

yeah, the Queen trap is clearer. I suppose partly because the Queen is obviously misplaced at a8.

Heh, and Rxb2 is a logical move to check out.

Mar-04-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakkie> You know, even if you don't have the time to bet, you could still post here once in a while :)

And even if you don't have the time to post, you could still bet here once in a while :-)

Mar-10-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Puzzle...


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White to play

Mar-20-15
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  dakgootje: Hey switchy,

I'll try to drop by more again :)

To give a brief break-down of what happened shortly after <Thanks guys. Been a hectic 2 months; losing the family heads of two sides, changing to a full-time job, moving 200 kilometer.. Think I'm even forgetting something.

So I put some things temporarily on hold, among them the chessbookie game. And due to that, I'm still more or less coping well settling in with my new job and living area. I mean, I don't really feel like butter spread over too much bread ;)>

I lost internet access the last day of January. Nor did I have television or, you know, any kind of modern media access. Regained it around the end of february, but I had quite a bit of catching up to do.

In the mean time, my work related activities increased quite a bit. Which was combined with this fun-fun-fun series of 6 weekends in a row of family crashing my door for cleaning out the place. So quickly after regaining internet, my aforementioned butter did actually did run out. Had a bit of a breakdown, and took a complete quit of being social [including internet] for around 2 weeks.

That ended like 2 weeks ago, around sunday 8th. Initially some slow rebuilding - but I'm okay now. So that happened.

--

re: chess gambling - I haven't actually followed tournament, or just single games, since.. I think tata at the start of the year.

Anything interesting happened in the mean time?

I see Giri and So are once again neck-a-neck and amazingly high, although I think they were in the lift when I was last around as well.

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I feel like I've seen the puzzle before actually. Which is quite strange, because usually my mind is a sieve for remembering positions/games I've seen before. Like, I can't re-play a single game from memory, be it famous or one of my own.

Anyway, I was quite stuck with the quite obvious tries. Rxg7, Qxf6, Bh6 - you know the moves.

Looked at it a-fresh, and I think this actually works: 1. Bd1 Rxc1 2. Bb3+ Kf8 3. Qh8+ Ng8 4. Qxg8+ Ke7 5. Rxg7 Kd6 6. Qd5+ Kc7 7. Rxd7+ Kb6 8. Rb7#

But I admittedly have not checked for fancy defences instead of Rc1. Like perhaps 1..Qb7 works. Although we might be able to win the queen then. I mean, with these tricks like 1. Bd1 Qb7 2. Rxg7+ Kxg7 3. Qh6+ Kf7 4. Bh5+ Ng6 5. Qh7. But that gets a bit messy, so might be refutable.

Mar-20-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <dakgootje: I lost internet access the last day of January. Nor did I have television or, you know, any kind of modern media access. Regained it around the end of february, but I had quite a bit of catching up to do.

In the mean time, my work related activities increased quite a bit. Which was combined with this fun-fun-fun series of 6 weekends in a row of family crashing my door for cleaning out the place. So quickly after regaining internet, my aforementioned butter did actually did run out. Had a bit of a breakdown, and took a complete quit of being social [including internet] for around 2 weeks.>

Ouch :( That's why you should have stayed in touch - so we could have given you our support, and shared our life wisdom to help you solve your problems.

In this case, you should have either requested your relatives to bring you more butter, or offered them some of your bread (with no or minimal butter on it). If after that you still had too little butter for your bread, you should have stopped consuming bread for a while and switched to chocolate; it's amazing how much more abuse you can take from life when you have chocolate.

The simple, materialistic explanation is that the extra layer of fat absorbs the worst of the impact. The there's-more-to-life-than-counting-atoms explanation is that the support of friends from across the internet is distant and intangible, but chocolate is real, it's there beside you, it doesn't have its own life full of distractions and it's always ready to improve your mood without ever running out of patience.

You remember that girl you dreamed about but knew you'd never have and weren't sure even existed? That's chocolate, basically. Touch it. Feel its sweet softness on your lips. I'll give it to you that it won't do your washing-up for you, but then, did your dream ever get that far?

<I feel like I've seen the puzzle before actually. Which is quite strange, because usually my mind is a sieve for remembering positions/games I've seen before. Like, I can't re-play a single game from memory, be it famous or one of my own.>

I suppose it sort of makes sense, then, that you would recognize a position you never have seen before. Unless you secretly follow my games on FICS :)

<1. Bd1> is indeed the winning move, and the only one.

Mar-20-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <re: chess gambling - I haven't actually followed tournament, or just single games, since.. I think tata at the start of the year.

Anything interesting happened in the mean time?

I see Giri and So are once again neck-a-neck and amazingly high, although I think they were in the lift when I was last around as well.>

You didn't miss much. Though there was one highly-cool game at the EICC... D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015:


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Guess White's move here.

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Giri was actually over 2800 at one point. I suppose that's lifts for you - they go both up and down :)

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