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|Jan-03-07|| ||Archives: Actually Honza is a premium member already, but I didn't realise that when I voted for him.|
It seems like Karpova is the only fellow in everyones choice so far
|Jan-03-07|| ||RonB52734: Honorable mention to sharpnova for comic relief|
|Jan-03-07|| ||Archives: <Sharpnova> One of the most underestimated resources of the World team?!|
|Jan-03-07|| ||ganstaman: I go away on vacation for 2 weeks without Internet access, and come back thinking I can somehow catch up on all I've missed. I think I will soon find this to be impossible. But at least I can read a little, and when I saw this whole voting thing, I figured I would vote for sharpnova and feel clever and self-satisfied. Then I come here and realized that I was beaten to the punch, but only by something less than 21 hours!|
Gone for 2 weeks and beaten by less than 21 hours. It's a bit depressing.
|Jan-03-07|| ||RonB52734: <ganstaman> In fact, you were beaten to the punch by only about two hours! :( sorry 'bout that.|
As for a "real" vote: I don't think I'm qualified to say who has contributed more in substance to the effort. I'm content to leave that decision to voters more knowledgeable than I am. I value the contribution of everyone, tho, and have tried to follow the main page discussion, at least.
|Jan-03-07|| ||kwgurge: Karpova|
|Jan-04-07|| ||Nibiru: Hi everyone, maybe it's a nice idea to name the scholarship after Thorsson. In that way we will honour one of the best analists. Of course Thorsson has to agree with this.|
|Jan-04-07|| ||RandomVisitor: Karpova is my vote.|
|Jan-04-07|| ||twinlark: Karpova.|
|Jan-05-07|| ||GoldenKnight: All the ones I would vote for are already apparently premium members, but Karpova is in the same class with them, so I vote for her.|
And yes, name it the "The Thorsson Scholarship."
|Jan-06-07|| ||Archives: <but Karpova is in the same class with them, so I vote for her.>|
Karpova is female!?
|Jan-07-07|| ||myschkin: I play chess for a couple of years (no theory, self analysis, just for the joy of the game). As you are working as a chess coach, I might ask one question here: Once in almost every "important" game I do a horrible blunder (definitly the best place for that is my endgame). Seriously, as a reaction of some attacking/waiting move of my opponent I just get scared. Would you recommend to keep a constant pace everytime (1-2min./move).
Or is such a general question dumb?
I ask, because it happens on daily bases. My game seems to be stuck and my motivation drops. I get fed up easily .... chess was so wonderful. I want this feeling come back somehow.
Thx in advance
|Jan-07-07|| ||chesstoplay: Hi myschkin,
Dan Heisman wrote a book titled "Everyone's 2nd Chessbook".
In the book he has a list on page 21 that is titled "The 11 Most Common Mistakes of Players Rated 800 - 1400".
Many of these back to basic ideas in the list might help answer your question.
1. Missing a simple tactic.
2. Not looking at what your opponent is threatening.
5. Phantom fears. (This is oddly, really important!)
7. Overly worried about positional liabilities.
8. Playing too fast.
9. Not looking for a better move.
I also teach my players to take a break during the game.
We coach them to stand up and take several deep breaths.
Many chess players become physically compressed.
They are all hunched over, tightening their chest muscles, compressing their lungs and heart a bit.
Your brain runs on oxygen. Breathing helps. Not breathing hurts.
When they stand up and stretch and breath, we suggest -- if the seating situation allows it -- that they walk around the table and look at the board from the other side.
As for mistakes, be forgiving of yourself, even Kramnik just missed a mate in one by Fritz against him.
And most importantly... Keep enjoying the game!
|Jan-07-07|| ||themadhair: <myschkin><chesstoplay> I hope you won't mind if I add some tips that helped when I ran a team.|
Tip 1) When you have decided on your move, look at the board for ten seconds to see if it has any flaws. Glancing away from the board just before you do this makes it more effective and really does help reduce blunders.
Tip 2) After every game write down what blunders you made (assuming you made some). The act of committing tham to paper seems to help some people learn from them.
Tip 3) don't be disheartened by losses. Think of it this way - you learn nothing from winning a comfortable game. You learn a lot from a squeemish loss. The more you lose the more you learn - if you want to.
Tip 4) Always have a plan. A bad plan is better then no plan. When playing a game some people simply don't know what to do from one move to the next. If you have a plan, however bad it may be, your play will be more coordinated.
|Jan-07-07|| ||myschkin: I will not give up chess ;)
Thank you for your kind words and the help <chesstoplay> and <themadhair>. Here in Europe it is time to get some sleep now. Wish you a good night, too.
|Jan-08-07|| ||Elixir of Life: Hi all!
Since the selfless Karpova and Thorsson declined the offer of getting a premium membership, can the egocentric me get one?
|Jan-08-07|| ||chessmoron: <chesstoplay>
|Jan-11-07|| ||RonB52734: <chesstoplay> and <themadchair> <:)>|
These are great tips. I'm posting here as a marker to remind my kids (and myself) to read this over before every tournament.
|Jan-11-07|| ||Dionyseus: <chesstoplay> <Dear Dionyseus,
Congratulations, you are our first scholarship winner.
Within your almost 3400 posts, you have shown a clear
love of chess. Your peers on the World Team hold you
in very high regard. Thank you for all of your chess
efforts. Please let us know if you are willing to
accept this award. If you do accept, we will call
chessgames.com tomorrow to open your Premium Membership
for one year>
I received an email from Chessgames's webmaster pointing me to your post. Yes, I graciously accept your award.
Many thanks to those who supported me, and Chessgames.com for providing us with this website in which chess lovers from all over the world can discuss chess.
|Jan-11-07|| ||WannaBe: If you are not on the World Team II, how will you follow the game?|
|Jan-11-07|| ||WannaBe: There is a way to change your password, if that's the only thing you are worried about.|
Go to your profile, then about 8th line down is a link to change password. Otherwise, I can post FEN of the position on your forum as the game progresses.
|Jan-13-07|| ||Elixir of Life: <chesstoplay> Why don't you take part in the new game? If Yury wants to prevent cheating, just make an agreement with him to don't teach you anything related to the game during your lessons. That way, you can still take part in the game, and you can't snoop on GMYS's side.|
|Jan-13-07|| ||chesstoplay: Thanks Elixir of Life,
But once I brought this up with Daniel from chessgames.com, he completely agreed.
This is a right thing to do.
Sometimes right and easy are not the same thing.
Yury has become a great friend to my family and to the chess community of Chicago's northwest suburbs.
I'm at his place a lot and he's here a lot and we use each other's computers... and this is a computer internet game.
I'd be very unhappy to screw up either sides game.
I've come to care for Yury like a brother and respect him a great deal.
And I quickly came to really respect the World Team, too.
I'm the guy that talked him into doing this, so it is clear that I have no choice but to keep the game pure and just stay out of it.
This game is for you. I'll see the recap in a few months.
Good luck to you and the World Team.
And good chess to all of you!
|Jan-16-07|| ||TTLump: <chesstoplay>, my hat would be off to you if I did not fear blinding you with the glare, nevertheless thanks for being a true and selfless patron of the game of Kings!|
|Feb-14-07|| ||WannaBe: Since game 1 of the Chicago Open is 7 PM Friday night, how about trying an early dinner? Say 5 PM?|
We can all meet at the hotel lobby, and judging from yahoo's map search, there are quite a few joints within walking distance.
Let me know if this idea grabs you.
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