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   truefriends has kibitzed 2940 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-14-17 chessforum (replies)
truefriends: Will there be any more TEAM events in the near future?!
   Nov-15-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
truefriends: < not not: computer wants to play bxh6, finally some fire on the board> What fire?!... Black can force the exchange of Queens after <18... Qc6>
   Nov-14-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
truefriends: Qe7 would have been a blunder if they played the same moves after the normal 10.Re1... (without blacks move b7-b6) cause of back rank issues... Now black has Bb7 and the Rook on a8 covers e8...
   Apr-29-16 Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2016 (replies)
truefriends: < OhioChessFan: 31. Kg2 Qa7> And what if 32. Qxe6...? Seems like 1-0
   Apr-21-16 A Giri vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 (replies)
truefriends: I really hope this loss doesn't stop Anish from playing sharper chess like he did in the first 2 games. Seems like after his 14 draws in the Candidates he is taking this tourney as an "experiment" to play more adventurous chess...
   Apr-19-16 A Giri vs Eljanov, 2016 (replies)
truefriends: < technical draw: Eljanov has a 2765 ELO but he played like a patzer. Losing the exchange in a simple tactical move then trapping his own rook. But he'll probably beat me anyway.> When Giri wins suddenly the other player "played like a patzer"?! Even Svidler was impressed
   Apr-19-16 Carlsen vs Harikrishna, 2016 (replies)
truefriends: To see a World Champion missing a forced (!) mate in 3... Even in timetrouble... We are still only human ;-)
   Mar-24-16 Anand vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
truefriends: This will be a (very) fast draw... Cause its Karjakins wifes birthday today...
   Mar-19-16 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
truefriends: Giri knows he has the best chances to beat "old man" Anand in the endgame... Like Magnus did... But I think he might have taken it 1 step too far...
   Mar-14-16 truefriends chessforum
truefriends: < kwid: < truefriends: BTW its <BLACK to move> in the shown position> Well now with one tempo down in the battle for the 2 isolated pawns with only one weak pawn ahead in the upcoming endgame should lead to a draw.> FWIW I just won the game...
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  truefriends: Yes strange indeed... <11... Nxe4> seems to be the point of the pin by <10... Bb4>...
Nov-27-15  RandomVisitor: After 9.h4:

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0.00/33 9...g4 10.Ne5 Bb4 11.Be2 <Nxe4> 12.0-0 Bxc3 13.bxc3 Nxc3 14.Qc2 Nxe2+ 15.Qxe2 f5 16.Qe3 a5 17.Ng6 Rh7 18.Rae1 Na6 19.Qe5 Kf7 20.h5 Qd5 21.Nh8+ Kg8 22.Qf6 Raa7 23.Qg6+ Kf8 24.Qf6+ Kg8

After 15.Nxc6

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<+0.50/35 1...Qb6 2.fxg3 Bb7 3.Nb4> a5 4.Nc2 0-0 5.Qe2 f5 6.Bf3 Bxf3 7.Rxf3 Nf6 8.a4 b4 9.cxb4 axb4 10.Qxc4 Rfc8 11.Qxb4 Qxb4 12.Nxb4 Rc4 13.Nd3 Rcxa4 14.Rxa4 Rxa4 15.Nc5 Rxd4 16.Nxe6 Rd6 17.Nf4 Rd1+ 18.Kf2 Kf7 19.Ra3 Ne4+ 20.Ke2 Rb1 21.Ra7+ Kf6 22.Kd3 Rd1+ 23.Kc4 Rc1+ 24.Kb3 Rc6 25.Rh7 Ke5 26.Re7+ Kf6 27.Nd5+ Kg6 36- 4:58:18 15,868,520k 887k +0.43 1. ... Qb6

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  truefriends: < RandomVisitor: After 9.h4:


0.00/33 9...g4 10.Ne5 Bb4 11.Be2 <Nxe4> 12.0-0 Bxc3 13.bxc3 Nxc3>

<13... Nxc3> seems to be a blunder. If you let Komodo run to 30 ply or so it will give <13... Nd7>...

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  truefriends: <After 15.Nxc6


<+0.50/35 1...Qb6 2.fxg3 Bb7 3.Nb4> a5>

SF likes <17... Rg8>, but it doesn't feel right...

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  truefriends: <<+0.50/35 1...Qb6 2.fxg3 Bb7 3.Nb4> a5 4.Nc2 0-0 5.Qe2 f5 6.Bf3 Bxf3 7.Rxf3 Nf6 8.a4 b4 9.cxb4 axb4 10.Qxc4 Rfc8 11.Qxb4 Qxb4 12.Nxb4 Rc4 13.Nd3 Rcxa4 14.Rxa4 Rxa4 15.Nc5 Rxd4 16.Nxe6>

Should be a draw...

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  kwid: Dear chessfriend,

I read that you are going to lose your premium membership and thus will not be able to play for our team anymore. If this is true I would like to offer to buy you a one year membership and MM our other team friend also suggest the same.

Why not take us up on our offer and arrange it with the site administration to have us billed for it?

We certainly would like to have you participating to finish this game in style and more important take part in a rematch were we could show how to play for a win when having white demonstrating the superiority of the human mind over brut force.

Please let us know if you are interested and have the time to keep playing for us as a premium member again.

Take care.

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  mistermac: I also make the same offer as the good <kwid>. Between us, we may be able to let you make a nuisance of yourself for the next two years.

Let me know.

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  truefriends: Ofcourse Im interested!

Don't know if this link also works for you...

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  kwid: <truefriends:> one year - renewal - done!
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  truefriends: <kwid> Thank you very much my dear (chess) friend!
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  kwid: If you ever find the time look these lines over. They represent just ideas not analysis of how I see the development of our team game if we would have played Nf6 instead of a5. Where White could have simplified with Ng5/Ne6 and taken a slightly inferior position but very likely could hold a draw.

[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E97"]
[Annotator "Widmann,Kurt"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 Nh5 10. Re1 f5 11. a4 Nf6 12. Bd3 (12. Nd2 f4 13. c5 g5 14. h3 Ng6 15. Ba3 Rf7 16. Rc1 Bf8 17. a5 a6 18. Nf1 h5 19. Bxh5 Nxh5 20. Qxh5 Nh4 21. Ng3 Rh7 22. Qd1 g4 23. Nf5 f3 24. Nxh4 Qxh4 25. cxd6 cxd6 26. Qd3 Bh6 27. b5 Bf4 28. Bxd6 fxg2 29. Re3 gxh3 30. Rg3+ Kh8 31. Kh2 Qf6 32. Ne2 Bxc1 33. Nxc1 Qxd6 34. Qe3 Qf6 35. Ne2 axb5 36. Ng1 Bd7 37. Rf3 Qh6 38. Qc3 Qg5 39. Qb4 Rg7 40. Rg3 Qf4 41. Qc3 Qxe4 42. Qe3 Qxe3 43. Rxe3 Rxa5 0-1) 12... h6 13. Qc2 f4 14. c5 g5 15. Ba3 Ng6 16. Nd2 g4 17. b5 Rf7 18. b6 (18. a5 Bf8 19. b6 axb6 20. axb6 g3 21. hxg3 cxb6 22. Bb2 Rxa1 23. Bxa1 bxc5 24. Ne2 Ng4 25. Nf3 fxg3 26. Nxg3 Nh4 0-1) 18... cxb6 19. cxb6 g3 20. Rf1 gxh2+ 21. Kh1 axb6 22. Nb5 Bf8 23. Be2 Nh4 24. g3 Ng4 25. Nc4 fxg3 26. fxg3 Nf2+ 27. Kxh2 Qg5 28. Qd2 Qg6 29. Qd1 Ng4+ 30. Bxg4 Bxg4 31. Qd2 Nf3+ 32. Rxf3 Rxf3 33. Kg2 Rxa4 34. Ne3 Rxe4 35. Nf1 Rxa3 36. Nxa3 Re2+ 37. Qxe2 Bxe2 38. Kf2 Qh5 39. Kg1 Qf3 40. Nc2 Bxf1 41. Rxf1 Qxg3+ 42. Kh1 Qh4+ 43. Kg1 Qg4+ 44. Kf2 Qf5+ 45. Kg1 Qxc2 46. Rf2 Qb1+ 47. Rf1 Qe4 48. Rf2 Be7 49. Rg2+ Bg5 50. Kh2 Qh4+ 51. Kg1 Qe1+ 52. Kh2 Kf7 53. Ra2 Qf1 54. Ra4 Be3 55. Ra3 Qf2+ 56. Kh3 Bf4 57. Kg4 Qg2+ 58. Kh4 Kg6 59. Rh3 Bg5# 0-1

I should state that these lines are overly optimistic but do reflect my enthusiastic support for playing the KI defense. And should mention that Kasparov an expert KI player preferred Kh8 giving the options of Ng8/Rg8 while I like Rf7/Ne8/Bf8 to hold d6 and c7 just long enough to reach either a draw or an outright winning position.

PS, delete it any time you feel like it.
Take care,

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  truefriends: <kwid> IIRC we played <11... a5> to stop white from playing a5 themselves... I believe the best move after <11... Nf6> for white was <12.a5> what do you have after that move?

BTW We had to play h6 before we could play f4 and g5 which seems a bit to slow... We could have only started a pawn storm if white concentrated only on the queenside...

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  kwid: <I believe the best move after <11... Nf6> for white was <12.a5> what do you have after that move?>

Well, first of all I think that a4 seem to be a tempo loosing move for white. Selecting a Q-side counter attack to safe ones King from a mating attack seems suicidal to me.

To answer your question about a5 in reply to Nf6 I see an equalizing Nxe4 exchange into safe endgame positions or press for a win with f4 as per the lines shown below:

<1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 Nh5 10. Re1 f5 11. a4 Nf6 12. a5> f4

(12... Nxe4 13. Nxe4 fxe4 14. Ng5 e3 15. Bxe3 Nf5 16. Bd2 Bh6 17. Nf3 Bxd2 18. Qxd2 Nh4 19. Nxh4 Qxh4 20. f3 Rf4 21. g3 Rd4 22. Qc3 Qg5 23. Rad1 Rxd1 24. Rxd1 Rb8 25. Kg2 Bf5 26. Re1 h5 27. h4 Qf6 28. Qe3 b6)

13. c5 h6 14. Nd2 g5 15. a6 b6 16. f3 Ng6 17. Nc4 h5 18. Rf1 Rf7 19. c6 g4 20. fxg4 hxg4 21. b5 Bf8 22. Qe1 Rh7 23. Ra2 Nh5 24. g3 Nxg3 25. hxg3 Qf6 26. gxf4 Qh8 27. Bxg4 Rh1+ 28. Kf2 Qh4+ 29. Ke3 exf4+ 30. Kd2 Rxf1 31. Qxf1 Bxg4 32. Kc2 Bg7 33. Bd2 Re8 34. Kb3 Qh5 35. Qd3 Bf3 36. Ka3 Re7 37. Rb2 Bxc3 38. Qxc3 Bxe4 39. Nxd6 Bxd5 40. Nc8 Re4 41. Nd6 Re6 42. Nc4 Qf5 43. Rb4 Kh7 44. Nb2 Re2 45. Nd1 Be6 46. Kb2 Qd5 47. Kc1 Bf5 48. Qd4 Qa2 49. Qb2 Ne5 50. Rd4 Qa4 51. Rxa4 Nd3+ 52. Kb1 Nxb2+ 53. Kxb2 Rxd2+ 54. Kb3 Rxd1 55. Rxf4 Kg6 1-0

If you are still active competing I suggest you delete my lines to keep it for your own private book. And please remember that my moves are usually only reflective of an over horizon view point which I use to prepare my opening goals and have engines work out the proper lines if and when required.

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  truefriends: I don't think your line is very likely... All white does is ignoring the attack and blocking the position on the Qside...

As I told before I don't play the KID with black, but the Semi Slav...

Lately I play mostly 1.e4... But against certain known opponents I might try 1.d4... But I wont play 11.a4...

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  truefriends: Your engine will tell you white is much better... But how do you break the black fortress?!

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  kwid: It takes SF only a few minutes to find mate:

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "

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[PlyCount "101"]

Stockfish 290116 64 :

1. Qd2 Kf7 2. Qd1 a3 3. Bf6 Qc6

(3... Qb6 4. Kh2 Qc6 5. Qd2 Rb7 6. Qd3 Ra7 7. g4 fxg4 8. Qd2 g5 9. Qd3 Kg8 10. Qe3 Qf3 11. Rxf8+ Kxf8 12. Qxc5+ Ke8 13. Qxa7 g3+ 14. fxg3 Qe2+ 15. Kg1 Qe1+ 16. Kg2 Qe4+ 17. Kf2 Qc2+ 18. Kf3 Qd3+ 19. Qe3 g4+ 20. Kf2 Qf5+ 21. Qf4 Qc2+ 22. Kg1 Qe2 23. c5 Qd1+ 24. Qf1 Qd5 25. Qf2 Qd1+ 26. Kg2 Kd7 27. Kh2 Kc6 28. Qg2+ Kb5 29. Be7 Qd3 30. c6 Qc4 31. Bd6 Qxc6 32. Qxc6+ Kxc6 33. Bxa3 Kd5 34. Bd6 Kd4 35. Kg1 Kc3 36. Kf2 Kc4 37. Ke3 Kb5 38. Kf4 Kc4 39. Kxg4 Kd3 40. Kf3 Kd4 41. g4 Kd3 42. g5 Kd4 43. g6 hxg6 44. h7 g5 45. h8=Q g4+ 46. Kxg4 Kd5 47. a4 Kc4 48. Qh3 Kd4 49. Kf4 Kc4 50. Qe3 Kd5 51. Qe4#)

4. Qd3 Rb7 5. Kh2 Ra7 6. g4 fxg4 7. Qd2 g5 8. Qd3 Kg8 9. Qd6 Qxd6 10. exd6 Kf7 11. d7 Kg6 12. Kg3 Bd6+ 13. Kxg4 Kxf6 14. Rf8+ Bxf8 15. d8=Q+ Kf7 16. Qxg5 Rd7 17. Qf4+ Ke7 18. Qe5 Rd4+ 19. Kf3 Kf7 20. Qh8 Bxh6 21. Qxh7+ Bg7 22. Qh5+ Ke7 23. Qxc5+ Rd6 24. Qxa3 Bf8 25. Qa7+ Rd7 26. Qb6 Bg7 27. c5 Be5 28. c6 Rc7 29. Ke4 Bd6 30. a4 Rc8 31. a5 e5 32. a6 Rb8 33. Qa7+ Kf6 34. Qd7 Rb4+ 35. Kf3 Rf4+ 36. Kg3 Rd4 37. c7 Bxc7 38. Qxc7 Rd3+ 39. Kg2 Rd1 40. f4 Rd2+ 41. Kh3 Ke6 42. Qc4+ Kf6 43. fxe5+ Kf5 44. a7 Rd8 45. Qg4+ Kxe5 46. Qg5+ Ke4 47. Qxd8 Kf5 48. Qd5+ Kg6 49. a8=Q Kf6 50. Qf8+ Kg6 51. Qdf5#

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  truefriends: < kwid: <truefriends:> SF finds mate in few minutes. The result of 2 runs are at your site. Your definition of fortress did arouse my curiosity to take a look at it with my engines, but this seems to be a hopelessly lost position for black. What did I miss?>

Did you do an infinite analysis from the starting position?!...

I tried a sliding forward analysis and my engine was clueless when I didnt show it the right setup... It just kept shuffling pieces around to keep the high eval...

In the game I found a nice idea to walk my king to h4 before pushing g4... But it took some effort to do this the right way...

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  kwid: < truefriends: Did you do an infinite analysis from the starting position?!...>

Yes! But then I slid forward to reach the mate positions. SF found it quickly and all on its own.

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  truefriends: Seems like SF is much better at cracking this position than Komodo...
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  kwid: Well, if white gets the knight to f3 and the king to c2/d2 it may well be won. But this position needs analysis to see all the options if Nh4 is played. If Re5 Kc2 where Re3 gets Ng2 forcing the rook back which allows Rh4 with a very promising position.

If black prepares with Re5/Bb7 white has then Kd2 followed by Nf3 where engines should find a win with the extra pawn,dominating King and blacks a- and h-pawn are weak and isolated.

If you need help I could look at it in more depth with the use of FS or Komodo.

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  truefriends: Please do... My Komodo just keeps shuffling pieces to keep the high eval... But doesnt find a break...

BTW its <BLACK to move> in the shown position

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  kwid: < truefriends: BTW its <BLACK to move> in the shown position>

Well now with one tempo down in the battle for the 2 isolated pawns with only one weak pawn ahead in the upcoming endgame should lead to a draw.

If black secures the h-pawn with Kh6 threatening e5/d4 simplifying or Rb8/Rc8 limiting any progress of the white's king should be adequate to hold.

In short there are no visible targets which could be exploited.

I think your Komodo will start spinning its wheel because the position with black to move all pieces seem to be placed for their maximum potentials already. Double Rooks or single rook endgame with one pawn up against a strong king is not winnable.

Lower rated opponent may present opportunities like Nxe6/fxe7/f7 threating queening etc or shuffling pieces in the hope to gain a tempo to establish an outside passer and thus make it worthwhile to keep on playing from this position.

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  mistermac: just check out your membership status some time. I think you may be premium for longer than you are aware.

You were not posting for the last few weeks. Hope you are OK.

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  truefriends: < mistermac>

Im fine! And I know I had 2 extra years...
There just wasnt too much to post about when the CG Challenge was a forced draw...

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  truefriends: < kwid: < truefriends: BTW its <BLACK to move> in the shown position>

Well now with one tempo down in the battle for the 2 isolated pawns with only one weak pawn ahead in the upcoming endgame should lead to a draw.>

FWIW I just won the game...

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