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|May-19-12|| ||falso contacto: As far as I can see you can start delaying the games and hoping the guy begins drinking. And for the captain to take into consideration: we are pretty scared of playing against crusaders. It might affect our future life or death. You can certainly point out some cynical bastards who don't believe in anything for me to get a more comfortable intellectual struggle.|
|May-19-12|| ||WannaBe: <technical draw> When the other guy isn't looking, sneak that spare-extra queen on the board. Guaranteed results.|
|May-20-12|| ||brankat: <td> Wait with Your moves till the last moment, then get a week's worth of vacations, and so on (after every move). Let them have the taste of their own medicine. |
If the opponent still doesn't give up, then play on until the Check-mate(s). One move before the (forced) ch-mate offer a Draw. If declined, take one more week off. Chances are Your opponent may end up in either a nut-house or a coffin.
|May-20-12|| ||technical draw: <brankat> Right now I'm playing a game where my opponent has the bare king and I have a queen and ready to queen another pawn and he won't resign. What I'll do is get him on the back rank and keep him there until the 49th move then I'll checkmate.|
|May-20-12|| ||WannaBe: I got 2 games like that, completely lost for my opponent, but they won't resign. =(|
|May-20-12|| ||brankat: Well, there are aspects of science, art and sport to Chess. It can also be a form of Entertainment. So, have fun :-)|
|May-21-12|| ||AgentRgent: Something is seriously wrong with GKs postponement policy. My opponent (smallphish) is on postponement number 4!!! (still in the first 8 moves of 1 of our games!) :/|
|May-21-12|| ||WannaBe: <AgentRgent> I believe I have 2 wins in that match, that will bring it to 4 wins, if <brankat> can hold a draw, that be 4.5 and we'd win the challenge.|
(Then I don't care what you do. But I just like to make sure we have a team win first. =))
|May-21-12|| ||AgentRgent: Oh.. I'm FAR to stubborn to just let him have the games... If I think I'm going to win.. I'll play for the next 10 years if I have to!! ;)|
(I'll just complain endlessly about what a douche bag my opponent is!)
|May-21-12|| ||BadKnight: I like to box in my opponent's king, maintain a checkmate in one or two threats but don't deliver the final blow, just wait and sit and make a lot of underpromotions and cherish the position.|
|May-21-12|| ||AgentRgent: I once queened 6 pawns before my mating my stubborn opponent (I would have gotten more but I only had 6 pawns left! lol!)|
|May-21-12|| ||WannaBe: Good luck against Moondust Collectors.
Jolly Good Show, Carry On, As You Were!
|May-21-12|| ||technical draw: Stop the presses! TD does NOT play the Ruy Lopez Exchange! Not since 1973 has TD played 4.Ba4 instead of the winning 4.Bxc6. And in a Team Match game too. Has anyone checked the temperature of hell lately?|
|May-21-12|| ||technical draw: In another team game my opponent just blundered a rook. I'd rather be lucky than good.|
|May-21-12|| ||WannaBe: You are playing me?! Oh, wait, I blundered a queen, not a rook. Sorry.|
|May-22-12|| ||technical draw: Here's my game with the historic rook blunder:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 a6 4. Be2 d6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Qxd4 Nc6 7. Qe3 Nb4
8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O Nf6 10. Nd4 Be7 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Qe3 Qc7 13. Na4 Rb8
14. b3 Bd7 15. Bxa6 c5 16. Bc4 Bxa4 17. bxa4 O-O 18. Bb5 Qb7 19. f3 Ne8
20. Bd2 Nc7 21. c4 Bf6 22. Bc3 Bxc3 23. Qxc3 d5 24. cxd5 exd5 25. Qxc5 dxe4
26. fxe4 Nxb5 27. axb5 Qxb5 28. Qxb5 Rxb5 29. Kf2 Rb2+ 30. Kf3 Ra8 31. Rf2 Ra3+
|May-22-12|| ||WannaBe: Good luck against Empire Strikes Back. Use Da Forks.|
Jolly Good Show, Carry On. As You Were!
|May-22-12|| ||technical draw: <Use Da Forks.> Ugh, you owe me breakfast.|
|May-23-12|| ||A.G. Argent: <It's a marathon, man.> Well, T, I thought it was funny if no one else did.|
|May-23-12|| ||technical draw: Thanks <A.G.>. I just threw it in there to see if anyone remembered the movie. I happen to be a Dustin Hoffman look-alike and people used to call me the marathon man.|
|May-23-12|| ||BadKnight: [Event "Let's Play!"]
[TimeControl "1 in 3 days"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. e3 Bb7 5. Qd3 Nc6 6. d5 Nb4 7. Qb3 exd5 8.
a3 dxc4 9. Qxc4 Nc6 10. Ng5 d5 11. Qh4 Ne4 12. Qf4 Nxg5 13. e4 Nxe4 14. Bb5
Bd6 15. Qg4 Qf6 16. Bxc6+ Bxc6 17. O-O O-O 18. Bg5 Qxg5 19. Qxg5 Nxg5 20.
Rc1 Bb7 21. Nc3 Ne4 22. Nxe4 dxe4 23. Kf1 a5 24. g3 f5 25. Ke2 Bc5 26. Rc3
Rad8 27. Rd1 Rxd1 28. Kxd1 Rd8+ 29. Kc1 Bxf2 30. Rxc7 Rc8 31. Rxc8+ Bxc8
32. Kd1 Ba6 33. Kd2 e3+
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my opponent is still playing on in the final position. what is the best way to punish him? checkmate quickly or make a lot of underpromotions?
|May-23-12|| ||technical draw: <Badknight> I have had to deal with players like that since forever. The best advice is just to play on calmly and make the best moves until checkmate. However I know how frustrating that can be as I have resigned games like this because I just couldn't stand it. We find out quickly that chess is not a gentleman's game.|
|May-23-12|| ||technical draw: TD loses a game to "Moondust Collectors" player <kkooi3>. No big blunder just slowly outplayed. I'm also looking bad in the second game. Anand no longer fears me.|
|May-23-12|| ||technical draw: Forget the above. There was a big negative blunder on my part. I failed to win a piece when I had the chance. And I had 3 (!) chances to trap a bishop and failed to see it. I must be in love or drunk. But since I don't drink and my wife doesn't allow me to fall in love it must have been temporary blindness. aarrgghh!|
|May-24-12|| ||WannaBe: My opponent is sure dragging the 2 end games out...
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