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   Aug-25-16 morfishine chessforum (replies)
morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Thanks for dropping by! My friend <Patriot> has been instrumental in improving my analytical ability. There are all sorts of "angles" that serious students need to focus on, and with his help, I was able to raise my rating 200+ pts. The key, as I ...
   Aug-24-16 Biographer Bistro (replies)
morfishine: <OhioChessFan: ...I think so far, so good, in what you have done. In the long term, I think maybe a self imposed suspension would be in order> I am not sure who you are referring to, but since I have so many miscreants on 'ignore', and do not know who you are referring to, ...
   Aug-24-16 R Taylor vs M Le Brocq, 2006 (replies)
morfishine: Nice Game Richard! I like your move-order leaving Black handcuffed *****
   Aug-24-16 J M Bellon Lopez vs M Grabarczyk, 2001 (replies)
morfishine: Double-Bubble *****
   Aug-23-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
morfishine: Carlsen is clearly the best. I don't know why anybody would dispute this. It may not be pretty, but awards for looks or appearance do not appear evident *****
   Aug-23-16 K Burger vs Benko, 1969 (replies)
morfishine: <Sally Simpson> I love this comment: <I don't mind plodding on a piece down if I have a piece down to plod on with> Of course the only point I was making is White need not resign immediately, what with the ignominious situation of losing one's Queen or being mated: He
   Aug-23-16 Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 (replies)
morfishine: Thank you <offramp> for clearing that up lol
   Aug-22-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
morfishine: Hey, Gold is Gold
   Aug-21-16 M N Sher vs J Pinski, 1996
morfishine: <patzer2> Feel free to drop my forum. Mostly the discussion lately is on analysis, thought processes, candidates, etc., with my good friend <Patriot> For the past year, I've been exploring Chess960, which has been quite an adventure; Its been very refreshing, ...
   Aug-20-16 O Bernstein vs Lasker, 1914 (replies)
morfishine: <ConradIQ93> Lasker was a middle-aged 46 yrs old
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May-03-12  JoergWalter: <morfishine> thanks for that little beauty. very instructive.

<According to 'Mensa Guide to Chess' White draws with <1.Kc6!! c2 2.Re1 b2 3.Re8+ Kf7 4.Kd7> and white has a perpetual>

The solution is correct (I checked it but didn't find it myself). any effort to neutralize the pawns on b3, c3 and d4 leads to a white loss. White's only hope is a perpetual and since black needs 3 pawn moves to queen the b or c pawn white on the move has exactly the necessary time to achieve it.

May-03-12  JoergWalter: <morfishine> does the problem also demonstrate some of the limitations of chess programms?

<LMAJ>'s comment :
<1.RxP/b3, c2; " "
Fritz agrees with me, White is lost.>

What would the computer find if you execute 1.Kc6 with black to move? Does it already show 0.00 evaluation?

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  morfishine: <JoergWalter> Glad you liked that one: I saw it a couple of years ago and came across it yesterday. I wouldn't know what an engine eval would show: I only have a 2200+ computer that plays strong moves.

Earlier you had mentioned that you 'stole' puzzles from other sources or something like that. I wouldn't look at it like that, sounds too negative: its all about ingraining certain positions. We'd be nowhere without whats gone before us. In any case, I am working on a problem...trying to make it as 'real' as possible :)

May-03-12  Patriot: <morf>, I couldn't agree with you more regarding time, Kotov, and aspiring players!

Playing 2 5 games seems to have helped me speed up in tournament chess. During the recent tournament, I consciously played faster to save time for complicated positions. Plus I had a better general idea of what to play in non-critical positions.

Here's something funny. In the last 2 5 game, I had to take a break! I missed a move that probably would've caused my opponent to resign on move 32 or so. The game continued for 98 moves! I checkmated him with a rook, bishop, and knight. He had a rook and pawn.

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  MarkFinan: 8.Nf5?

May as well try something different :)

May-04-12  Limpin Kt: <morfishine> Probably i'm such a patzer that my appreciation or disagreeing with you doesn't matter to you at all- but let me appreciate the beauty of the problem you posted- white to move and draw- it was really amazing. The coordination of k and R was strong enough to fight and draw against the still- immature-new-queen :). Good puzzle sir! Thank you for posting it.
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  MarkFinan: <Morf> 9.Ng3
May-04-12  LoveThatJoker: <morf> Thanks for Mongredien vs Morphy, 1859! The game and his final combination are phenomenal, to say the least!


PS. Keeping on our discussion of Morphy games check out this cool and straight-forward win of his that I found via Guess-the-Move today: J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857

May-04-12  JoergWalter: <morfishine: BTW: My K2250L didn't find <1.Kc6> either but spit out <1.Ka4?> after 1.5 hrs. I'm going to let it run all day at max depth to see if it finds the right >

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black to move.

Fritz8 gives here:
1...c2 2.Re1 b2 3.Kd7 b1=Q 4.Re8+ Kh7 5.Re7+ Kh6 (-6.63) Too strange. Perpetual is obvious.

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  MarkFinan: You there Morf??

10. 0-0

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  morfishine: <Limpin Kt> Thanks for dropping by and I am glad you enjoyed that position! I had seen it a couple of years ago and was quite taken by it; I stumbled across it lately and couldn't resist (though SS prefers mate problems) :)
May-04-12  LoveThatJoker: <morf> Thanks for having shared Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 on my forum.

I remember this game for sure as the final combination is just exactly what you said of J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 in that something special and stunning has occured. The motifs and goal of that combination comes across as just way too ahead of its time.

Here is a game by Morphy's friend and rival, A. Anderssen that I came across on G-t-M: Anderssen vs Staunton, 1851

I look forward to your next one there at my forum, man!


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  MarkFinan: Wow, you really don't mind doing the morning shift Morf...:)

Maybe i should have stuck to theory here, and took this game a lot more serious, but I still feel ok-ish about the position.. I'm focused now..

Anyway... 11.h3

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  MarkFinan: 12.Nh1?
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  MarkFinan: <Morf> 13.f4..

Iv'e just started really paying attention now, i see trouble on the horizon lol... I weighed up 3 moves, but I'll wait till the games over for any analysis, of course..

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  MarkFinan: 14.Be3.. You've given me extra f pawn mate :)
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  MarkFinan: 15. Qf3
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  MarkFinan: 16. Rad1
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  MarkFinan: <Morf> Check out a game between someone called 'Vlassov' and Radjabov that iv'e just commented on, see my forum..

I don't know what the engines would make of it, but there's everything i like about chess in that one game!

It really is that good mate

May-06-12  Patriot: Hi <morf>! Actually the 98 move game was a 2 min. game with a 5 sec. increment, which is similar to 5 min. 0 increment. I was mostly calm and played to avoid time loss, while looking for tactics. But there was tension which is why I needed a break!
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  MarkFinan: 17.bxc3
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  MarkFinan: 18.f5..

<Morf> Ignore whats going on at my forum. I'm still seeing your moves posted, and i'm still focused (no pun intended!) on our game...

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  MarkFinan: 19.Rb1

Getting Interesting now <Morf> :)

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  MarkFinan: 20.Rfd1
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  MarkFinan: 21.Nc2
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