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|Dec-25-14|| ||FSR: <morfishine> Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!|
|Dec-25-14|| ||sevenseaman: I was in X-mas spirit and visited the POTD. Hovarth has sprung a wonderful trap and I liked it immensely.|
On the game page I saw your engaging comment(I always do if I visit).
<29.Rh5+ gxh5 30.Ng8+ Kg5 31.Re5+ Kf4 32.Re4+ Kg5 33.Qd2+ Rf4 34.g3 Ng6 35.gxf4+ Nxf4 36.Qe3 Bxh3 37.Re5+ Kh4 38.Qf2+ Kg4 39.Bf5+ Kg5 40.Qg3+ Bg4 41.Bxg4+Qxe5 42.Bh3#>
A very brave, long foray and I can imagine how much hard work you must have put into it. That in fact is the chess I like.
28...Qc7 is a weird choice of defense! Did you consider a change of plan for White after this move?
<28...Qc7 29. Qd2+ Kg7 30 Ne8+> forking the Black Q.
|Dec-26-14|| ||Golden Executive: Thanks <morfishine>. All the best for you and yours!|
p.s. Go Cowboys
|Dec-26-14|| ||scormus: Thanks <morf> for the seasonal wishes. I saw your POTD post, I picked the same 34. as you. Clearly crushing but the game move is the most direct win.|
|Dec-27-14|| ||morfishine: <sevenseaman> Yes you are correct! I guess I was obsessed with the White Knight on <g8> and the fascinating way it controls <f6> & <h6> funneling the Black King down the g-file; but this is flawed analysis since it blocks out better moves|
|Dec-27-14|| ||Golden Executive: Well, The Packers offense looks great also. Looking at playoffs, I find quite probably to see the Pack hosting the ŽBoys at the Lambeau Field.|
Remembering the legendary 1967 Ice Bowl game...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngw...
|Dec-28-14|| ||Patriot: Hi <morf>. I hope you had a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!|
Maybe the new year will be better. I lost my mom 3 months ago to cancer and a brother over a month ago to pancreatitis. Back in July one of my uncle's passed away. In late July, I took mom to the ER since she was complaining about abdominal pain and they discovered tumors. Around August 2nd, she had a stroke and was in the hospital for about a week and then went straight into rehab. They said she had only a few months to live. We brought her home for about a week before she died. It has been a really tough year, and is still tough.
I've been slowly getting back into chess a little. I went to play a friend of mine at another club who is an Expert and ended up playing a Life Master from Texas. The last time I played the Expert, he was winning and I managed a swindle.
|Dec-29-14|| ||Golden Executive: You were right <morfishine>, I absolutely loved the story and many thanks for sharing it. I am just trying to figure out the moment when your sister came back and told you something like "YouŽll never guess who I met !". Priceless.|
Also thanks for the explanation and the link showing a key play of the Ice Bowl.Since Bob Lilly was one of the best all-time defensive tackles, I understand why Bart Starr says this was the best play call he ever made.
Congratulations on the Pack winning their Division and First Round Bye.
Undefeated at Lambeau Field, the Packers look like a serious contender to play for the NFC Championship.
|Dec-30-14|| ||sevenseaman: <Morf> I have forgotten the word we use for move/moves made by a defender after he has a lost position to only delay the inevitable.|
|Dec-30-14|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> Yep, definitely a great call by Bart Starr followed by a very good execution.|
After that, IMO, came one of the greatest decisions ever made by a Head Coach:
"On <third-and-goal> at the Dallas two-foot line with <16 seconds remaining>, Starr called the Packers' <final timeout>................On the sidelines, according to Starr, he told Lombardi, -Coach, the linemen can get their footing for the Wedge, but the backs are slipping. I'm right there, I can just shuffle my feet and lunge in.- <Lombardi told Starr, [Run it, and let's get the hell out of here!]>"
The winners attitude: all or nothing
|Dec-31-14|| ||morfishine: <sevenseaman> I'm not sure, other than the simple term 'delaying moves'|
An offshoot is perhaps 'spite checks'
I checked two chess glossaries.
|Dec-31-14|| ||sevenseaman: Thanks <morf>; yes it was 'spite'. Such a simple word. Oppressive mental torture!
My memory retentivity is a shambles. One good thing about it though, I forget things so fast that when they reappear they are like new ones to me.|
This facility for letting things slip out of my mind like they never met me has enabled me to enjoy your idol's brilliancy every time I meet it(its on my forum today).
Spite! Never again, in spite of my fragile failing.
|Dec-31-14|| ||Fusilli: Best wishes for 2015, Morf!|
|Dec-31-14|| ||sevenseaman: Best wishes to you and the family for the year ahead.|
|Jan-06-15|| ||Golden Executive: Very good summary <morfishine>. It is unfortunate that the game has been tainted by that questionable call of the referees.|
Sunday's game looks like a great match with the two most efficient offenses in the league. Also worth mentioning that the Packers remain undefeated at home while the Cowboys are unbeaten on the road.But this time the game is played at Lambeau Field, so the challenge is really huge for the 'Boys.
Go Cowboys!, Go Packers!
Give us another memorable game.
|Jan-07-15|| ||David2009: Many thanks for your Christmas message received today. Happy New Year!|
|Jan-11-15|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> Congratulations on the Packers win.|
Another dubious call by the referees and this time the Cowboys were not lucky.
At any rate, Rodgers showed how good quarterback is. Next week at Seattle will be a great game.
|Jan-11-15|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> The ruling was: Incomplete Pass|
From the book of rules:
A catch is made when a player inbounds secures possession of a pass, kick, or fumble in flight (See 8-1-3).
Note 1: It is a catch if, in the process of attempting to catch the ball, a player secures control of the ball prior to it touching the
ground and that control is maintained during and <after the ball has touched the ground>."
Control after the ball has touched the ground?
If the receiver had possession I understand he had <control> of the ball, so asking for *more* control sounds like non-sense to me and is inconsistent with the other rules you already mentioned in your post.
|Jan-17-15|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> Are you ready for some football?|
Too bad Rodgers is still in pain for the calf injury, but if his Offensive Line can protect him the same way they did it in the second half vs the Cowboys game, my take is that Aron has all the skills to lead the Pack to the SB.
|Jan-17-15|| ||sevenseaman: Good morning <morf>. @your comment in Bondarevsky vs Bronstein, 1945 today.|
Exactly! Your idea and my thinking coincide.
|Jan-19-15|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> Just unbelievable what happened yesterday.|
Fake field goal, onside kick, 2-point conversion Hail Mary pass, 2 consecutive long passes in OT; How could all this happen?
|Jan-20-15|| ||morfishine: Here's a lively affair from Tata Steel Group 'B': Timman vs A Dale, 2015|
Good to see Timman still able to crank out sparkling wins every now and then
|Jan-21-15|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> As usual, you made an excellent analysis. No wonder you are a winner of the Rinus Award. Thanks|
|Jan-22-15|| ||jessicafischerqueen: |
Happy New Year to you too, sir!
|Jan-25-15|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> In no time I saw excuses in your analysis but explanations of what happened. |
No doubt the Seahawks are an excellent and well-balanced team. Like you said, they made the correct settings in the game plan and although it seemed too late, took every one of the opportunities presented to them in the final minutes and resolved the game as they do the big teams.
In the end, I think, the best defense prevailed.
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