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|May-13-13|| ||FSR: I just submitted this game to CG.com. A pretty nice game, I think. I annotated it at http://chicagochess.blogspot.com/20...|
[Event "Internet correspondence"]
[Black "Frederick Rhine"]
1. e4 c5 2. Bc4 Nc6 3. Nf3 e6 4. a3 Nf6 5. d3 d5 6. exd5 exd5 7. Ba2 h6 8. O-O Bd6 9. Re1+ Be6 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Nb5 Bb8 12. d4 a6 13. Nc3 cxd4 14. Nxd4 Nxd4 15. Qxd4 Ba7 16. Qf4 Ng4 17. Nd1 Bb8 18. Qd4 Bxh2+ 19. Kf1 Qh4 20. c3 Be5 21. Rxe5 Qh1+ 22. Ke2 Nxe5 23. Qxe5 Bg4+ 24. Kd3 Qxd1+ 25. Bd2 Qxa1 26. Bxd5 Qxb2 27. f3 Bf5+ 28. Kc4 Rac8+ 0-1
|May-14-13|| ||perfidious: <FSR: ....1.e4 is inferior because of 1...c5!, when White only scores about 52%...>|
Worse still, if one were the late Kenneth Smith at San Antone '72.
<....1.c4! actually appears to be the best-scoring opening move.....>
Was always a good reason for me to play it, lol.
|May-14-13|| ||FSR: <perfidious> Once I master 1.d4 maybe I'll take up 1.c4. It's weird, but I think I'm happier playing Black after 1.e4 c5 than I am playing White after 1.c4 e5. Maybe even after 1.c4 c5. In each case, I expect that White will try to play more aggressively than Black would, and I can exploit that. See the discussion in my award-winning article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-.... I also don't like being committed to having c4 on the board if Black plays 1...f5, 1...e6, 1...g6, 1...b6, or 1...c6. I'm always happy to have d4 on the board.|
|May-14-13|| ||perfidious: <FSR>: In an early game collection on Nigel Short, the annotator discusses such ideas as the relative rarity of Bird's Opening, compared to the Dutch, and how the attitude of a Dutch player bespeaks outright aggro, compared to the exponent of 1.f4.|
Don't know about that, really, though I've had games with each. The aggression, as John Curdo used to say, is in the intent.
Same as yourself, I've always had a liking for 1.d4 f5 2.Bg5, though my only effort in this DB was hardly inspiring (A Shaw vs J Curdo, 2001).
|May-15-13|| ||FSR: <perfidious: ... Same as yourself, I've always had a liking for 1.d4 f5 2.Bg5, though my only effort in this DB was hardly inspiring (A Shaw vs J Curdo, 2001).>|
Same with me, although I was fortunate enough to win it after an uncharacteristic brain fart by my opponent: F Rhine vs G S DeFotis, 1988.
|May-15-13|| ||FSR: Surprising fact: after 1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 g6! Black scores 51.3%! Opening Explorer Hard to believe that White can be worse after 2.Nc3.|
|May-15-13|| ||perfidious: <FSR> Amusing fact: my first game with 1.f4 became my first King's Gambit, too, via 1....e5 2.e4 d5 3.exd5 c6 against William Kelleher back in 1987. If I ever dig up the score, I'll submit it.|
One clear memory of that was catching Bill in the ending with this familiar winning idea, White to move:
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|May-15-13|| ||FSR: <perfidious> 1.Nf5 Qd7 2.Qxd5 1-0|
|May-15-13|| ||perfidious: <FSR> He played on a while, as we were both short of time (game/90).|
Bill was part of a double once: in a blitz event at the former Specialiste 'd Echecs in Montreal, in the second round, I played his wife (Vesna Dimitrijevic), winning both fairly easily, then made 1.5 against him in the third round. Don't believe I ever played both spouses in an event, before or after!
|May-16-13|| ||FSR: <perfidious> I've only played two women in tournament games. The first was a Gail something in Tacoma, Washington in 1977. She played 5...e5 in the Sicilian back before it was the Sveshnikov and was just supposed to be weak. The other was Judy Rippeth of Indiana in some big open in Chicago a few years later. She played in the U.S. Women's Championship back before the flood of émigrés. In that one, I was Black in a Closed Sicilian. My king had to dance around in both games, but I won both. (Kurt W Stein had stopped looking at my game against Rippeth, assuming that I was toast. He was later amazed to learn that I had won, but when we analyzed he couldn't find a win for her after trying about five different sacrificial lines.) But no spouses in sight.|
|May-16-13|| ||FSR: I just submitted this game to CG.com:
[Event "Midwest Masters"]
[White "Stein, Kurt W"]
[Black "Karklins, Andrew"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. e5 d5 6. Bb5 Ne4 7. Nxd4 Bc5 8. Nxc6 Bxf2+ 9. Kf1 bxc6 10. Bxc6+ Kf8 11. c4 Qh4 12. Nd2 Ng3+ 13. Kxf2 Ne4+ 14. Ke3 Qf2+ 15. Kd3 Nc5+ 16. Kc3 Qe3+ 17. Kb4 a5+ 18. Kb5 Rb8+ 19. Kxa5 Nb3+ 0-1
You can play it over at http://www.365chess.com/game.php?gi.... Quite the sacrificial orgy.
|May-16-13|| ||perfidious: <FSR> Heard of Judy Rippeth; wasn't she about 1750 back then?|
Here's maybe the oddest back-to-back I have experienced, including playing Joel and Alan Benjamin in consecutive rounds of a New York event: the first two rounds of the 1988 US Open, I played women: the first was the late Ursula Foster, from out west (I think), then Sharon Burtman.
The first game was an easy win; in the second I had the worse middlegame till Sharon allowed a forcing sequence which destroyed her position.
|May-17-13|| ||FSR: <perfidious: <FSR> Heard of Judy Rippeth; wasn't she about 1750 back then?>|
Close enough; my recollection is 1744. Your memory never ceases to amaze.
|May-17-13|| ||perfidious: Just came across this-good for a chuckle:
<Benzol: <FSR> Have you ever thought that if you, <perfidious> and myself manage to make another eight years we'll get to relive the 60's.>
The time's a-comin'!! We'll show them young whippersnappers a thing or three, I'm here ta tell ya!!
|May-17-13|| ||Shams: <FSR> You flew out to Tacoma for a chess tournament?|
|May-18-13|| ||The Last Straw: <FSR> There is one score of my brain pooping on ths page... (Don't let out which one).|
|May-18-13|| ||FSR: <The Last Straw> Your secret is safe with me. :-)|
|May-18-13|| ||FSR: <Shams> Not really. I was visiting my aunt, who was a law professor out there at the time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France...|
|May-18-13|| ||perfidious: <FSR>: Goddard offers a pleasant setting in which to go to school; I imagine your aunt enjoyed rural Vermont in the late sixties-quite a contrast from Chicago.|
|May-18-13|| ||FSR: <perfidious> She was a hippie back in the day.|
|May-21-13|| ||FSR: <perfidious: <FSR> Amusing fact: my first game with 1.f4 became my first King's Gambit, too, via 1....e5 2.e4 d5 3.exd5 c6>|
An amusing sequence: 1...e5 <I'm playing a gambit!> 2.e4 <No, I am!> d5 <No, I am!> Ideally, the players should keep it up with 3.d4!? f5!? Winkel vs Alkmaar, 1856 (which, alas, started with 1.e4).
|May-23-13|| ||FSR: In the following game, I rejected what Houdini now tells me would have been a promising exchange sac on move 11, inexplicably failed to take a free pawn on move 12, and instead gave White close to a winning position by move 18. White didn't exploit it, allowing me to escape to a dead-drawn ending. Then, to my amazement, White played extremely passively and I managed to eke out a win. I'm now 87-0-0 on GameKnot, although I'm sure my winning streak will finally come to an end very soon.|
[Event "Let's play chess"]
1. Nc3 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. e4 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 Nf6 8. e5 Nd5 9. Nxd5 cxd5 10. Qf3 Qc7 11. Bf4 O-O 12. O-O Bb7 13. Qg3 Qb6
14. a4 f6 15. a5 Qe6 16. a6 Bc6 17. Rae1 fxe5 18. Bxe5 Bxe5 19. Rxe5 Qf6
20. Qe3 e6 21. f4 Rfb8 22. b3 Bb5 23. Bxb5 Rxb5 24. Qd4 Qd8 25. c4 Rxb3
26. cxd5 Qb6 27. Qxb6 Rxb6 28. Ra1 Rc8 29. dxe6 dxe6 30. Re2 Rcc6 31. Rd2 Rxa6 32. Rd8+ Kg7 33. Rd7+ Kf6 34. Rxa7 Rxa7 35. Rxa7 h6 36. Ra1 Kf5 37. g3 Kg4 38. Rb1 Kh3 39. Re1 h5 40. Re2 Ra6 41. Re1 h4 42. Re3 Kg4 43. gxh4 Kxf4 44. Re2 e5 45. Rc2 Kf3 46. Rc3+ Ke2 47. Rc4 Kd3 48. Rb4 e4 49. Rb3+ Ke2 50. Rb7 Rd6 51. Rb3 Rd3 52. Rb6 Rh3 53. Rxg6 Rxh4 54. Rg2+ Ke1 55. Rg3 Rf4 56. Re3+ Kd2 57. Ra3 e3 58. Ra2+ Ke1 59. Ra1+ Ke2 60. Ra2+ Kf3 61. Kf1 Rb4 62. Ra1 Rb2 63. Kg1 Rg2+ 64. Kh1 e2 65. h3 Kf2 66. Ra2 Rg8 67. Kh2 Kf1 68. Ra1+ e1=Q 69. Rxe1+ Kxe1 0-1
Here's the position after my opponent played 35.Rxa7:
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I've annotated the game at http://chicagochess.blogspot.com/20...
|May-24-13|| ||Patriot: Hi <FSR>! <I daresay Csom thought that that was what he was doing, defending against mate and simultaneously threatening 50...Nxd7.> You may be right. The problem I have with 49...Nf8, besides the fact it loses to 50.Nf5, is it doesn't really propel black's cause. It defends and attacks, but usually one move attacks can be defended. It seems black got scared and retracted into a shell. 49...Ng5 looks like a very reasonable move and more aggressive to white's king. What did black fear about this move? Unless he was low on time, he had to consider it.|
|May-24-13|| ||Patriot: <FSR> The more I look at the position, and I think it's what you are trying to tell me, he simply missed 50.Nf5! 49...Nf8 is sort of a double-attack. One piece is attacked but he also threatens to remain a whole piece up!|
I think he expected Karpov to resign there. That had to be terribly frustrating for him!
|May-25-13|| ||FSR: <Patriot> Yes, exactly. I think Csom assumed the rook had to move, and analyzed 49...Nd7 to a win based on that assumption, so 50.Nf5!! never entered his head. (It wasn't a ridiculous assumption, either. You don't see a move like that every day. Humans aren't computers, and can't consider every possible response by the opponent. Also, 50.Nf5!! didn't threaten mate in one, but rather two longer mates. A very hard move to see in a game.) He probably thought that 49...Ng5 won too, but thought 49...Nd7 was more forcing, compelling White to save his rook. Who could imagine that Karpov would respond by leaving the rook hanging and hang a knight too? And yes, it had to be a nightmare for Csom to go from winning to losing in one move, and against the world champion no less.|
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