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notyetagm
Member since Mar-15-04 · Last seen Jan-27-15
"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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   Jan-25-15 Tata Steel (2015) (replies)
 
notyetagm: Aronian is screwing the pooch again, this time against Ding Liren: [DIAGRAM] 16 g4-g5? ♘f6-e8! [DIAGRAM] Just look at all those Black <CENTER PAWNS>. Black has 4, White 1. Black wins. :-)
 
   Jan-25-15 Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 (replies)
 
notyetagm: Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 <fisayo123: 17.f6!! 18.Rxf6 then 19.Bb6! 20.Na5! 22. Nd5!! 25. Bd8+! Wow, what an amazing combination! Poor Anne Haast. Didn't know what hit her there.> Like watching Tal play the Open Sicilian
 
   Jan-24-15 Tata Steel (Group B) (2015) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <chancho: Wei Yi, what a talent! < e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qf3 Ne5 8. Qg3 h5 9. O-O-O h4 10. Qh3 b5 11. f4 Nc4 12. Bxc4 Qxc4 13. f5 Bb7 14. Rhf1 e5 15. Nb3 Qc7 16. Kb1 Rc8 17. f6 Nxf6 18. Rxf6 gxf6 19. Bb6 Qc6 20. Na5 Qe6 21. Nxb7 Rb8 ...
 
   Jan-23-15 Yifan Hou vs Jobava, 2015 (replies)
 
notyetagm: <luzhin: If Jobava had played the correct 29...hxg6 there would never have been a hole on e6 for White to land on with her Queen. <<<But Jobava likes to break all the rules, including the one that says 'recapture towards the center'.>>>> Including the one ...
 
   Jan-23-15 W So vs I Saric, 2015 (replies)
 
notyetagm: W So vs I Saric, 2015 [DIAGRAM] 23 ... ♗a8-d5? [DIAGRAM] 24 g2-g4!! [DIAGRAM] 24 g2-g4!! by So against Saric in Round 11 is the best move I have seen in a long, long time. The point of this genius move is to ...
 
   Jan-15-15 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2015 (replies)
 
notyetagm: <fgh: The massacre continues: > Yes, Carlsen seems to beat Aronian every time he has White now. And when Carlsen has Black, he draws.
 
   Jan-11-15 J L Hammer vs O Dolzhikova, 2014
 
notyetagm: J L Hammer vs O Dolzhikova, 2014 Tremendous demolition job by Hammer.
 
   Jan-11-15 Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
 
notyetagm: Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2015 Game Collection: CARUANA'S BEST GAMES
 
   Jan-07-15 notyetagm chessforum (replies)
 
notyetagm: <wordfunph: <notyetagm> Merry Christmas!> Belated Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you, too.
 
   Dec-12-14 Ju Wenjun
 
notyetagm: A lovely pic of the beautiful Ju Wenjun. http://en.chessbase.com/portals/3/f...
 
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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)

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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.

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