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notyetagm
Member since Mar-15-04 · Last seen Aug-30-14
"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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   Aug-29-14 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
 
notyetagm: http://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2014...
 
   Aug-28-14 Ju Wenjun
 
notyetagm: Ju Wenjun is such a cutie. :-)
 
   Aug-27-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
 
notyetagm: <1d410: <Set No Escape On> You do have to beat Magnus 3 or more times to avoid loss, but it happens. I briefly compared Magnus' loss record against Petrosian in the database, and Petrosian is definitely more unbeatable, although maybe this is due to Magnus playing more ...
 
   Aug-27-14 notyetagm chessforum
 
notyetagm: User: The Last Straw
 
   Aug-27-14 French Championships (2014) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <LucB: ... assuming you believe the story of course! ;o)> Je ne le crois pas. :-)
 
   Aug-26-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <ChessMan94: Oh, and Nakamura will lose again against Carlsen. :)> In other news, water is wet.
 
   Aug-26-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
notyetagm: B Bok vs R Rapport, 2014 <wordfunph: simply impressive.> Yes, a 2587-rated player (Bok) completely missed the elegant <MATE IN 3> beginning with 24 B
 
   Aug-26-14 Riga Technical University Open (2014) (replies)
 
notyetagm: B Bok vs R Rapport, 2014 <wordfunph: simply impressive.> Yes, a 2587-rated player (Bok) completely missed the elegant <MATE IN 3> beginning with 24 B
 
   Aug-26-14 Tal7777777 chessforum
 
notyetagm: B Bok vs R Rapport, 2014 <wordfunph: simply impressive.> Yes, a 2587-rated player (Bok) completely missed the elegant <MATE IN 3> beginning with 24 B
 
   Aug-26-14 DcGentle chessforum (replies)
 
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Mar-09-14
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  notyetagm: V Golubenko vs E Kachkina, 2003

Game Collection: OPENING THEORY

Mar-23-14
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  notyetagm: World Chess Championship Candidates (2014)

<SETTLEMENT DATE: Mar-23-14
PROJECTED PAYOUT: <<<7,224 (143:1)>>>

FIDE Candidates rd.9: PICK THREE

<<<White-White-White>>>

LIVE BET 50c$
[info]>

WOOHOO! I just won $7,224 chess bucks!!!

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Anand vs Topalov, 2014, 1-0

Mamedyarov vs Aronian, 2014, 1-0

Karjakin vs Topalov, 1-0

Thanks Anand! Thanks Mamedyarov! Thanks Karjakin!

Mar-24-14
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  OhioChessFan: Wow, what a payoff. Hardly an expected result, but 143-1?!
Mar-25-14
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  notyetagm: <OhioChessFan: Wow, what a payoff. Hardly an expected result, but 143-1?>

:-)

Mar-27-14
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  notyetagm: Korchnoi vs J L Arnason, 1987
Mar-28-14
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  notyetagm: <French Defense: Advance Variation. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02)0-1 >

D Nikolovska vs A Balaian, 2013

Apr-08-14
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  notyetagm: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
May-02-14
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: MVL'S BEST GAMES

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A David vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 A brilliacy by MVL from the 2014 Italian Team Championship

May-02-14
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  DcGentle: Thanks for hinting me at this game, super tactics, I know you love these things, and <kingscrusher> loved it too! Sometimes it's amazing what you can do in this regard, it's a bit of a pity that our current world champion is not interested in these tactical lines. Of course, his style is different, and in order to appreciate it, you have to know chess as a positional game.

BTW, if you haven't seen which move Carlsen missed in Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014, just click on the link. (Tactics alarm as well.)

:-)

May-09-14
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  notyetagm: A Abdulla vs A Kunte, 2001

<Asian Championships 2001 Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Variation (A57) 1-0 >


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[Event "Asian Championships"]
[Site "Calcutta IND"]
[Date "2001.08.16"]
[EventDate "2001.08.09"]
[Round "10"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Al-Rakib Abdulla"]
[Black "Abhijit Kunte"]
[ECO "A57"]
[WhiteElo "2393"]
[BlackElo "2547"]
[PlyCount "73"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. f3 g6 6. e4 d6 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. a4 O-O 9. Ra3 Nfd7 10. Nh3 Ne5 11. Nf2 axb5 12. Bxb5 Ba6 13. Qe2 Qb6 14. O-O Bxb5 15. Nxb5 Na6 16. f4 Nd7 17. Rh3 Nc7 18. Nc3 e6 19. Qg4 h5 20. Qg5 Rae8 21. a5 Qa7 22. dxe6 Nxe6 23. Qd5 Nf6 24. Qxd6 Qxa5 25. f5 Nd4 26. Nd3 Rd8 27. Qxc5 Qa6 28. e5 Nd7 29. Qxd4 Nc5 30. Qh4 Bf6 31. Bg5 Bxg5 32. Qxg5 Nxd3 33. Ne4 Qb6+ 34. Kh1 Nf2+ 35. Nxf2 Qxf2 36. Rf3 Qb6 37. Qh6 1-0

May-27-14
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  notyetagm: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

<MVL> wins a miniature today at the <FRENCH TOP 12 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP>, beating Vaisser in just 22(!) moves.

http://chessbomb.com/o/2014-fr-team...

[BlackTime "1080"]
[Round "04"]
[Black "Vaisser, Anatoly"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"]
[WhiteTime "3180"]
[Event "French Team Top 12"]

1.Nf3 f5 2.d3 d6 3.e4 e5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.exf5 Bxf5 6.d4 exd4 7.Nxd4 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 Nf6 9.Bc4 c6 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 d5 12.O-O-O Be7 13.Rhe1 O-O 14.Qe5 Bg4 15.f3 Bd6 16.Nxd5 cxd5 17.Rxd5 Bxe5 18.Rxd8+ Kh7 19.Bd3+ g6 20.Rxf8 Rxf8 21.Kb1 Bf4 22.Bxf6 Ra8 1-0

May-27-14
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  notyetagm: M Vachier-Lagrave vs Vaisser, 2014


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15 ... Be7-d6?


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16 Nc3xd5!!


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Jun-06-14
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  Tal7777777: Am I looking at the top or the bottom of your board? :)
Jun-16-14
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  notyetagm: <Tal7777777: Am I looking at the top or the bottom of your board? :)>

In reference to what???

Jun-17-14
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  notyetagm: <2014 FIDE WORLD RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP>

http://chess-results.com/tnr137973....

Jun-19-14
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  notyetagm: <2014 FIDE WORLD BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP>

http://chess-results.com/tnr138146....

Jun-19-14
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: Brussels Blitz 1987
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)

1-0

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
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  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 with the idea 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
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