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notyetagm
Member since Mar-15-04 · Last seen Oct-18-18
"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 23383 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-05-18 43rd Chess Olympiad (2018) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <BOSTER: If Caruana in game vs Tutisani (rd2) as black played 21...Bxf3 22.gxf3 d4 23.Bg5 Qc7, he 'd win. Maybe here US lost his dream about gold.> Cannot blame Caruana. He was +4, Silver on Board 1, and Bronze for 3rd best TPR at the entire Olympiad. Blame Hikaru "+0" ...
 
   Oct-05-18 J Baules vs Nakamura, 2018 (replies)
 
notyetagm: This is the only game that Naka won at the Olympiad. +1 =7 -1 +0 for Naka. Unbelievable.
 
   Sep-21-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
notyetagm: [DIAGRAM]
 
   Jun-22-18 Leinier Dominguez Perez
 
notyetagm: <Caissanist: Has Dominguez given up competitive chess? He is still listed as #2 in the world at rapid on the FIDE list, but was not present at the recent Tal Memorial rapid/blitz event.> Rumor is he is changing federations from Cuba to USA. USA! USA! USA! USA!
 
   Mar-24-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
 
notyetagm: The stark difference between Karjakin and Aronian in one simple statistic: <Rounds 6-12> Karjakin +4 =3 -0 Aronian +0 =3 -4
 
   Mar-16-18 W So vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
 
notyetagm: <chancho: ... Aronian is going to have to find the kind of inner strength he has not shown before. Hopefully he will.> C'mon, you knew Aronian was not going to win this after he chickened out against Ding in Round 1.
 
   Mar-08-18 notyetagm chessforum
 
notyetagm: Game Collection: WCC Index (Short-Gelfand 1991)
 
   Feb-26-18 A Esipenko vs J Salomon, 2018 (replies)
 
notyetagm: A Esipenko vs J Salomon, 2018 24 ... ♗b7-a8!? [DIAGRAM] After 24 ... ♗b7-a8!?, why can't White <REMOVE THE GUARD> with 25 ♗g2x♘c6 Δ ♕a3-e7# ??
 
   Jan-24-18 Carlsen vs W So, 2018 (replies)
 
notyetagm: <whiteshark: So left the board apparently devastated and w/o talkinbg a word - he even forgot his scoresheet.> Seriously?? Leko 2.0.
 
   Jan-21-18 Carlsen vs G Jones, 2018 (replies)
 
notyetagm: Carlsen vs G Jones, 2018 <drleper: An astonishing win, but Magnus already admitted that 17.g4?? was a "crude blunder".> ---- TWITTER -> https://twitter.com/chess24com/stat...
 
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