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notyetagm
Member since Mar-15-04 · Last seen Mar-06-15
"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>>:

Q: creates loose squares near enemy king
BRQQRB: attack every single square on their lines
N: defender cannot defend tactical base, target
P: threatens to advance to the blockading square

Game Collection: FOUR TYPES OF SUBTLE THREATS TO SQUARES

<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.

>> Click here to see notyetagm's game collections.

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   Mar-06-15 Matan Gorodetzky
 
notyetagm: <tamar: <notyetagm> David's birth date is given as 2000, so Matan (2003) looks to be a different Gorodetzky. Brother?> Oops. :-)
 
   Mar-04-15 Ilia Iljiushenok
 
notyetagm: Ilia Iljiushenok <twinlark: ljiushenok is, as of round 8, within the qualifying group of 23. It's interesting to note his playing history.> He picked the best possible time to have the tournament of his life. He missed a win against Eljanov in the first round and lost, but ...
 
   Mar-04-15 I Cheparinov vs B Adhiban, 2015
 
notyetagm: I Cheparinov vs B Adhiban, 2015 <fisayo123: 34. Bc3??????> [DIAGRAM] 34 ♗a1-c3?? [DIAGRAM] 34 ... ♗c2-d1! 0-1 <skewer> [DIAGRAM] Bad day at the office for Cheparinov.
 
   Mar-04-15 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
notyetagm: <chessgames.com: ... Alberto Artidiello, my friend of over 20 years, co-founder of Chessgames, passed away of heart failure yesterday at the young age of 55.> My condolences. RIP
 
   Mar-04-15 European Individual Championship (2015) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <perfidious: Not to mention endless shouting in such posts; really, some here--a good many, in point of fact--are quite capable of apprehending the critical features of a game without having someone coming it over on all and sundry in this schoolmasterish way. > Just block ...
 
   Mar-03-15 A Korobov vs Sutovsky, 2015
 
notyetagm: Game Collection: PAWN PHALANX A Korobov vs Sutovsky, 2015 Korobov down a rook for advanced connected passers, wins easily
 
   Feb-27-15 O'Kelly vs J H Donner, 1950
 
notyetagm: O'Kelly vs J H Donner, 1950 27 ... ♘f6-d7? [DIAGRAM] Here White played 27 f3-f4?, missing an instant win with (VARIATION) 28 b4-b5! <overloaded: blockading c6 & protecting b5> [DIAGRAM] 28 ... c6xb5 29 ...
 
   Feb-25-15 I Iljiushenok vs Eljanov, 2015 (replies)
 
notyetagm: I Iljiushenok vs Eljanov, 2015 <whiteshark: What a pity that white missed the winning move <26.Ke1!>> Yes, this is one of those rare instances when the king is safer <IN THE CENTER>, because the White c3-pawn shields the king on e1 from <CHECKS>. The White ...
 
   Feb-24-15 N Veinberg vs Smirin, 2015
 
notyetagm: <FSR: Weird oversight - White probably muttered to himself <D'oh! I'm such a Nimrod!>.> "Ok, I play 9 Ra1-b1? and now he plays 9 ... Nf6xe4!. WHAT?????? DOH!" :-)
 
   Feb-19-15 Zurich Chess Challenge (2015) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <RookFile: ... Which means absolutely nothing, in and of itself. Fischer won almost every event he played in where the same was true.> Fischer was Fischer, arguably the greatest chess player of all-time. I don't think anyone could be that predictable now and win. Look at ...
 
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Jul-01-14
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  notyetagm: <15th European Individual Women's Chess Championship>

http://chess-results.com/tnr136442....

Jul-11-14
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  notyetagm: <PGN SUBMISSION>

20 Qg5xf6! 1-0, based on the RELOADER 20 ... Bg7xQf6 21 Bd4xBf6 and an unstoppable ROOK & BISHOP MATE on h8, would make a good Monday/Tuesday puzzle.

From CHESS TODAY: TEST YOURSELF!, CT-4990, July 7, 2014.

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[Event "Hotel La Borona Closed 2014"]
[Site "Gijon ESP"]
[Date "2014.06.29"]
[Round "6.2"]
[White "Suarez Real, A."]
[Black "Alonso Alvarez, A."]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2415"]
[BlackElo "2254"]
[ECO "B76"]
[PlyCount "39"]
[EventDate "2014.06.25"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "6"]
[Source "Chess Today"]
[SourceDate "2014.07.07"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O Nxd4 10. Bxd4 Be6 11. Kb1 Qc7 12. h4 Rfc8 13. h5 Qa5 14. hxg6 hxg6 15. a3 Rab8 16. Bd3 b5 17. Qg5 Qc7 18. e5 b4 19. exf6 exf6 Diagram #
20. Qxf6
(20. Bxf6 bxc3 21. b4 Qc5)

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Jul-18-14
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: Reinfeld: Chess Masters on Winning Chess
Jul-21-14
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  notyetagm: <2014 POLITIKEN CUP>

http://chess-results.com/tnr123323....

Jul-25-14  DcGentle: <notyetagm>: Sorry for the late reply, but thanks for this mate on move 5.

Amazing, what people can overlook, but not only people, also engines.

I am busy with the World Team game, as you may know.... ;-)

We'll see.

Ģ

Jul-30-14
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  notyetagm: I need the Informant Δ symbol for Evernote.
Aug-25-14
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  notyetagm: <NOTEBOOM MAIN LINE> => Opening Explorer
Aug-27-14
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  notyetagm: User: The Last Straw
Sep-16-14
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  notyetagm: <2014 WORLD YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS>

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr144...

Oct-06-14
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  notyetagm: <2014 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP>

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr147...

Oct-16-14
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  notyetagm: S Khademalsharieh vs A Goryachkina, 2014

OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!

An <OPENING CATASTROPHE> on Board 1 in Round 10:

10 ... g5-g4 0-1


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If the White f3-knight moves, then Black plays 11 ... ♘e4x♘d2 and White cannot take back becase 12 ♕d1x♘d2?? ♗f8-b4 <PINS> the White d2-queen to the e1-king.

A *crushing* way to lose a White game on Board 1 late in the tournament. White must have been in shock after this game.

<THE UNDERRATED REMOVAL OF THE GUARD> stikes again!

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[White "Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat"]
[Black "Goryachkina, Aleksandra"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Round "10"]
[Date "Thu Oct 16 2014"]
[WhiteClock "1:02:06"]
[BlackClock "1:13:04"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Bg5 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Qa5+ 7. Nbd2 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Ne4 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 g4 0-1

Oct-17-14  ketchuplover: I rate ROTG most highly :)
Oct-24-14  The17thPawn: <notyetagm> - Have you compiled a swindles collection of games? If not are you aware of one on this site? Thank you in advance for any insight you may offer.
Oct-25-14
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  OhioChessFan: <17> try Game Collection Search
Oct-25-14  The17thPawn: <OhioChessFan> - Thanks for the link.
Nov-29-14
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  notyetagm: http://chess-results.com/tnr153113....
Dec-04-14
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  notyetagm: Can some <ALEKHINE FAN> please identify this position from an Alekhine game?


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White has just <BROKEN THE PIN> on the <UNDEFENDED> White d3-queen with 1 ♘d4-e6!, threatening ... ♕d5x♕d3?? ♖c2-c7#. And 1 ... ♕d5-a5 protecting c7 can be met by the <REMOVAL OF THE GUARD> 2 ♕d3-b5+!.

Thanks

Dec-25-14
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  wordfunph: <notyetagm> Merry Christmas!
Jan-07-15
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  notyetagm:


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Jan-07-15
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  notyetagm: <wordfunph: <notyetagm> Merry Christmas!>

Belated Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you, too.

Jan-14-15
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  Abdel Irada: What you say in your profile about chess not being just a matter of counting, for pawn breaks in particular, is an important point.

It reminds me of a game I played in Santa Cruz in 1998 against Dana MacKenzie. I had Black in an Alekhine, and Dana had an apparently strong bind with pawns on c5, d4, f4 and g5.

But I had a resource up my sleeve that startled him: ...e5!

The pawn was completely undefended, and he could take it either of two ways. But if he took with the d-pawn, I'd pick off his c5 pawn with check, so after some thought he took with the f-pawn. I replied with ...Bxg5 and we then entered a double-edged position in which Dana maintained his central/queenside bind, but I had a ready-made kingside attack and got through first.

I've often wondered, though, whether he was objectively lost, or whether ...e5 had thrown him so far off balance that he never recovered. At the time, it certainly seemed as though he must have had stronger defenses than he found, although to be sure, nothing obvious turned up in the post-mortem.

In any case, a lesson I took away from this (or at least enormously reinforced): If your opponent has deployed his forces so as to make a certain move appear impossible, try to find a way to play it anyway; if you can make it work, you are almost certain to win.

Feb-19-15  sotimely: @Abdel Irada
"If your opponent has deployed his forces so as to make a certain move appear impossible, try to find a way to play it anyway; if you can make it work, you are almost certain to win."

Isn't that the definition of positional play? To make your opponent do bad moves?

Feb-21-15
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  Fusilli: <notyetagm> Good morning! May I shamelessly suggest this game of mine:

K Gulamali vs M Sana, 2014

...for one of your game collections?

To be honest, I'd like the game to show up as "Notable games" on my player page... I am not notable so far :) I think that happens when (enough) people add a game to their game collections, right?

It features a fancy queen sac. It is the best game I played since I resumed playing in 2003. Sadly, I did not keep records or scores on any of the games from my youth (I quit playing between 1994 and 2003).

Thanks for considering it!

Feb-21-15
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  Fusilli: Also, so that you know, I asked the same thing to <YouRang> and <BishopBlunder>.
Feb-21-15
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  Fusilli: Sorry, never mind. It's a moot point, as noted by <SwitchingQuylthulg> here: Fusilli chessforum
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