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   kb2ct has kibitzed 10370 times to chessgames   [more...]
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kb2ct: <PinnedPiece:> Your posts would be greatly enhanced with a laugh track. :0)
 
   Jan-21-14 S Williams vs The World, 2013 (replies)
 
kb2ct: <ajile: > I posted the possibility of abandoning our g-pawn and walking our king queenside very, very early. I did not investigate further and others fleshed out the idea. I thought DcGentle would like the idea. :0)
 
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Jan-14-12
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  kb2ct:

<cro777:>

I got lucky, but correspondence allows experimentation.. I can likely make Pe5 less successful by changing move order.

:0)

Jan-15-12
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  cro777: <kb2ct> Here is an interesting endgame from today's second round of the Tata Steel tournament.

Giri-Radjabov

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. Nge2 Nc6 8. d5 Ne5 9. Ng3 h5 10. Be2 a6 11. a4 e6 12. O-O exd5 13. cxd5 Bd7 14. h3 h4 15. Nh1 b5 16. Bg5 b4 17. Nb1 c4 18. Bxh4 Re8 19. f4 Nd3 20. Bxd3 cxd3 21. Qxd3 Rxe4 22. Nd2 Re8 23. Ng3 Qb6+ 24. Kh2


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Here rivals agreed to a draw. According to Emil Sutovsky's evaluation on the air of Chess-News radio, the draw agreement was somewhat premature.

After forced sequence

24...Re3! 25.Nc4! Rxd3 26.Nxb6 Rb8


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Giri intended to play

27.Bxf6 Rxb6 28.Bxg7 Kxg7 29.f5


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Giri understandingly agreed to a draw. If he were Black, he would have considered to play further.(He said that).

Your opinion?

Jan-17-12
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  kb2ct:

<cro777: >

Live online chess coverage is my favorite spectator sport and Tata is one of mt favorite tournments. but there usually is so much going on that I don't look at any one game in depth.

:0)

Jan-17-12
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  cro777: <kb2ct> VA takes part in the forthcoming Gibraltar Chess Festival (22 Jan - 2 Feb 2012). We should concentrate on his games at this tournament.
Jan-15-13
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  DcGentle: Hello <kb2ct>: So everything is fine, you have your forum back! :-)

I would love to play the French from the white side AND I would love to play the Sicilian from the white side.

But both openings as Black? Sorry, I am not so enthused. If I had to choose, then the Sicilian with Black... but anyways, there are other openings where Black has chances, I hope! ;-)

Jan-15-13
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  stunningmove: wow, I see your forum is up and running and already lots of kibitzing!
Jan-16-13
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  stunningmove: <kb2ct> and <cro777> very interesting posts on the Tarrasch. I have posted a ton of theory (some old, some new ideas of my own) on the 3...e6 Rossolimo on my forum. If you would both be kind enough to look at it I'd appreciate you insights, which I respect.
Jan-17-13
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  parmetd: kb2ct, you are a french corr specialist are you not?

I see alot of the old VA analysis could be quite useful for the upcoming world team match with Michael Adams. He plays primarily 3. Nd2 but also 3. e5

Do you play both the white and black side? Tabanus has offerred his forum for French analysis. stunningmove has the Sicilian analysis. My forum is a place for general comments to anything (and at the moment the only place to put Ruy analysis).

Jan-19-13
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  PawnSac: PawnSac: < cro777: 12.h3 (preventing ...Ng4) in the main line with 11...Qc7

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. c3 c5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Ne2 cxd4 8. cxd4 f6 9. exf6 Nxf6 10. Nf3 Bd6 11. O-O Qc7 <12. h3> O-O 13. Be3 Bd7 14. Rc1 Be8 15. Ng5

This is the key position in this line. After 15...Qe7 (15...Qd7 or 15...Bf7) White continues with 16.f4. >

Boy, 14. ..Be8 sure is ugly! It just invites Ng5. I'd prefer 14. ..Rae8. The defect in blacks position is the backward E pawn which f4 is intended to exploit. After Rae8 black can answer Ng5 (and probably Bg5) with h6 kicking the knight so white can't get in f4. I'm no expert in this system, but Rae8 seems to be in line with blacks long term purposes, and an eventual e6-e5 break, possibly even at the expense of the D pawn in order to launch a kingside initiative. It also lets black hold the dark diagonal and he can now retreat the Q to b8 to unpin the knight. Maybe if someone has the time they can plug this position into Rybka and Houdini.


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Jan-19-13
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  cro777: <PawnSac: 14. ..Be8 sure is ugly! It just invites Ng5. I'd prefer 14...Rae8.>

14...Rae8 is the most popular move (I would also prefer it as Black), but 14...Be8 is a playable alternative. Recently, SIM Paul Tufler opted for 14...Be8 at the 35th World CC Championship Semifinals

http://www.iccf.com/MakeAMove.aspx?...

It is important to note that my cooperation with <kb2ct> was a part of our preparation (as White) against GM Akobian's French Defense. Against GM Adams we will play with the black pieces. That is quite different perspective.

Apr-27-13
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  DcGentle: <kb2ct>: As far as I know, you love endgames. Currently <truefriends> is playing the endgame of his life, it's a momster endgame with 4 bishops and 9 pawns.

This is the game leading to the endgame:

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. c4 c6 5. d4 dxc4 6. O-O b5 7. a4 Bb7 8. Ne5 a6 9. Nc3 Nd5 10. e4 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Nd7 12. Bf4 Nxe5 13. Bxe5 h5 14. h4 f6 15. Bf4 c5 16. axb5 axb5 17. d5 e5 18. Be3 Bd6 19. Qe2 g6 20. Qb2 b4 21. Rxa8 Qxa8 22. Ra1 Qc8 23. Qe2 O-O 24. Qxc4 Rf7 25. Bd2 Rc7 26. cxb4 cxb4 27. Qb5 Qd7 28. Qb6 Qd8 29. Bf1 Bc5 30. Qa5 Rc8 31. Bxb4 Qxa5 32. Bxa5 Ra8 33. Bc3 Rxa1 34. Bxa1 Kf7 35. Kg2 Ke7 36. Bc3 Bc8 37. Bb5 Bd6 38. f3 Kf7 39. Bd2 Ke7 40. Be2 Bd7 41. Kf2 Ba4 42. Be3 Bb4 43. Bd3 Bd7 44. Bb6 Bd6 45. Be2


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White already wasted some moves, but I needed quite some time to learn what was going on here. My first tries were not good, and this is an understatement.

But now I have the solution and checkmate is around move 100. Go figure.

To learn more, click here: truefriends chessforum

Jul-01-13
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  cormier: http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2012/10/12...
Sep-09-13
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  DcGentle: <We Need You>

It's starting all over again!

Chessgames Challenge: S Williams vs The World, 2013

(I only learned about it today)

Oct-04-13
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  cormier: there's a chess game going on ...
Oct-17-13
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  Abdel Irada: Could you please email me at abdelirada@moralintelligence.net?

Oct-18-13
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  kb2ct:

<DcGentle:>

4 bishop endings are rare.

There are no majorities and a draw is likely

:0)

Oct-18-13
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  Abdel Irada: Still rarer are 21-bishop endings. ;-)

Dec-24-13
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  WinKing: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays <kb2ct>! :)
Jan-18-14
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Jan-19-14
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  cormier: 63 BC
Fall of Jerusalem
consulship of Cicero; Catiline conspiracies

60/54 BC An informal coalition is formed by Gius Jlius Caesar, Pompey and Marcus Licinius Crassus to govern the Roman republic. This coalition is often referred to as the First triumvirate, even though it did not have the official sanction of law required for a legal triumvirate.

58/50 BC Caesar fights the Gallic Wars, acquiring the province of Gallia Comata

54/53 BC First campaign against the Parthian Empire; Crassus utterly defeated and killed

49 BC Caesar crosses the Rubicon (alea iacta est) and begins the Second Roman civil war against the Optimates, the conservative faction of the Senate, led by Pompey

48/45 BC Caesar pursues and defeats the Optimates in Greece and Africa 44 BC Caesar is assassinated on the Ides of March

44/42 BC Third Roman civil war, between the assassins of Caesar (led by Cassius and Brutus) and Caesar's heirs, Octavian and Mark Antony

43 BC Octavian, Antony and Lepidus form the second triumvirate

36 BC Antony's Parthian campaign ends in failure

32 BC End of peaceful relations between Octavian and Antony

31 BC In the battle of Actium, Octavian decisively defeats Antony and Cleopatra

30 BC Antony and Cleopatra commit suicide; Egypt becomes a Roman province

ROMAN EMPIRE

27 BC End of the Republic, beginning of the Roman Empire: Octavian is now called Augustus Caesar and becomes the sole ruler of Rome

28/24 BC Augustus' campaigns against the Cantabrians in Hispania Tarraconensis (see Cantabrian Wars)

16/15 BC Augustus' campaigns against the Alpine tribes

12/7 BC Tiberius and Drusus conquer Pannonia and campaign against the Germanic tribes

7/3 BC- Jesus of Nazareth born.
1st century AD[edit]5 Tiberius conquers Middle East

6 Judaea becomes a Roman province

Feb-17-14
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  DcGentle: <4 bishop endings are rare.
There are no majorities and a draw is likely>

Well, White has a surplus pawn in this ending.

See here for more:

DcGentle chessforum

This ending helps me a lot with my new paradigm engine.

We'll see.

All the best,
<DC>

Feb-18-14
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  perfidious: With equal material and no majorities, I found a way to lose the four-bishop ending to a future grandmaster in A Shaw vs E Perelshteyn, 1996.
Feb-18-14
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  DcGentle: <perfidious>: Very nice endgame, and I know that these 4 bishop endgames are among the hardest.

It's not easy to see by any means, that <47. Bd2> could have hold the draw, apparently.

Thanks for the link, quite useful.

<DC>

Jun-17-14
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  cormier: Chessgames Challenge: The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Jul-18-14
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  cormier: bright shine ... like a diamond .... we need u in the world team ..... ths
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