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notyetagm
Member since Mar-15-04 · Last seen Oct-21-19
"HARD WORK IS A TALENT" -- G Kasparov

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<MY WEAKNESS>

<PBA4T: PAWN BREAKS ARE <<<4>>> THREATS>

<PT3S: PAWNS THREATEN <<<3>>> SQUARES>

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*ALL* ASPECTS OF SAFETY ARE *EQUALLY* VALUABLE:

<LOOSENESS> = <ALIGNMENTS> = <TRAPPABLE> =
<EXPOSED>

CHESS IS *NOT* JUST COUNTING!

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WHEN YOU PUT A PIECE ON A SQUARE, ONLY ONE THING MATTERS:

<DOES MY OPPONENT HAVE <<<UNSAFE (LATE)>>> PIECES IN THE RESULTING POSITION, YES OR NO? AND IF YES, CAN I EXPLOIT THEM? IF YES AGAIN, THE SQUARE CAN BE TAKEN NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES IT IS PROTECTED. <<<CHESS IS NOT JUST COUNTING!>>>>

YOU CAN TAKE *ANY* SQUARE IF IT RESULTS IN YOUR OPPONENT HAVING *UNSAFE* OR *LATE* PIECES.

25 e5-e6! Petrosian vs Kozali Montevideo 1954
40 Nf6-d7+!! Kasparov vs Bareev Cannes Rapid 2001

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<<<FUNDAMENTAL THEOREM OF THREATS>>>

The number of times that a square is attacked (NA) and defended (ND) *cannot* be calculated by simply counting the number of pieces controlling that square. Rather,

<<THE NUMBER OF TIMES A SQUARE IS ATTACKED AND DEFENDED CAN BE COMPUTED ONLY AFTER -ALL- THE THREATS THAT CURRENTLY EXIST IN THE POSITIONAND THEIR -SEVERITY- (--) , AE WELL AS ALL THE THREATS THAT -CAN- -BE- -MADE- AND THEIR SEVERITY (++), HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.>>

See 11 d4-d5! in I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 for a *perfect* example of using <MAKING THREATS (++)> and <MEETING THREATS (--)> to count properly the number of times that the d5-square is attacked and defended. The d5-square is not 1 attacker (White d4-pawn), 2 defenders (Black b6-knight, e6-pawn); rather it is 2 attackers (White d4-pawn, c3-queen <CHECKING> on c6)(++), 1 defender (Black b6-knight, e6-pawn is <PINNED> to e8)(--)!!!!

In particular, you must account for the <<MOST OBVIOUS THREAT ON THE CHESSBOARD>>: <<<<THE THREAT TO CAPTURE A SQUARE>>>>, with or without an enemy piece or pawn on that square. The threat of an enemy unit to occupy a significant square must be dealt with.

And you must account for the <<FOUR TYPES OF SUBTLE THREATS>>:

♕: creates loose squares near enemy king
♗♖♕♕♖♗: attack every single square on their lines ♘: defender cannot defend tactical base, target ♙: threatens to advance to the blockading square

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<Part I (++).> Being able to -MAKE- a threat (especially <CHECK> or a <MATE THREAT>, a <<SENTE>> move) means that you control a square -MORE- times than meets the eye (<THREATS GAIN TEMPO>).

<Part II (--).> Having to -MEET- a threat means that you control a square -FEWER- times than meets the eye (<OBLIGATION RESTRICTS MOBILITY>).

Maybe I can add attackers to the square with tempo, making a threat.

Maybe you can add defenders to the square with tempo, making a threat.

Maybe some of my attackers are tied down meeting threats.

Maybe some of your defenders are tied down meeting threats.

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   notyetagm has kibitzed 23399 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-21-19 Isle of Man Grand Swiss (2019) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <saffuna: ... I think I've read that somewhere before. Something about "piranhas" and "goldfish"?> You forgot the word pampered.
 
   Oct-05-19 Korchnoi vs V Mikenas, 1962 (replies)
 
notyetagm: <perfidious: A surprisingly weak effort by Korchnoi which was part of a -1 =4 finish, still enough to win the event by a half-point, as he had all but clinched the gold medal by going +10 =4 beforehand.> That is just an incredible start: <+10 =4 -0>, 12/14.
 
   Sep-30-19 Levenfish vs B Kostic, 1911 (replies)
 
notyetagm: [DIAGRAM]
 
   Sep-22-19 World Cup (2019) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <diceman: ... It's amazing how poorly he does. He's played with the top players in the world for years, and he's better at rapid/blitz time controls. ...but he can't seem to connect the dots.> Naka's classical results are just in the toilet. As far as I can tell, Naka has ...
 
   Sep-14-19 Nisipeanu vs Nakamura, 2019 (replies)
 
notyetagm: <khan76: i'll bet his rating will eventually go below 2700, specially the way he's playing> Best as I can tell from the CG.COM database, Naka has only won 2(!) classical games against 2700+-rated players since Jan 2018!! vs Karjakin at Norway Chess 2018 vs Eljanov at Isle ...
 
   Aug-21-19 Aronian vs Svidler, 2006
 
notyetagm: <Bobsterman3000: Aronian has come a long way since this game, it seems.> Maybe not. :-) Caruana vs Aronian, 2019 46 ... ♕d5-c5? [DIAGRAM] 47 ♖e3-e8+!+- [DIAGRAM]
 
   Aug-18-19 Caruana vs Aronian, 2014
 
notyetagm: Grischuk called this the best game he had ever seen.
 
   Jul-14-19 Tal vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1966
 
notyetagm: Game Collection: REMOVING THE GUARD OF A CHK SQ FROM MINED SQ
 
   Jul-14-19 Jobava vs T L Petrosian, 2015
 
notyetagm: Game Collection: REMOVING THE GUARD OF A CHK SQ FROM MINED SQ
 
   Jun-05-19 Norway Chess (2019) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <diceman: ... The Norwegians have "fixed" chess? :)> Hahahahahahahaha
 
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