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lost in space
Member since Apr-03-08 · Last seen Oct-15-18
Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown, engines on
Check ignition and may God's love be with you

Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Lift off

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows

Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you...

Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do
Now I am a traveler from both time and space

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   lost in space has kibitzed 9080 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-15-18 A Karayev vs A J Datu, 2008 (replies)
 
lost in space: Hopeless with this side. Same puzzle as last week.
 
   Oct-14-18 lost in space chessforum
 
lost in space: Last Friday, one of my blitz games. I was white. A new Quicky... 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3 Also possible and most probably better is 4. d5 4...Be6?! 5. Na3 Na5? 6. Qa4+ c6 7. Bd2 b6 8. Bxa5 bxa5 9. Ne5! c3 10. Qxc6+ Bd7 11. Nxd7 cxb2 12. Nf6# [DIAGRAM]
 
   Oct-02-18 Caruana vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
 
lost in space: 27...Rfe8 would be my move here
 
   Oct-01-18 Chandler vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979 (replies)
 
lost in space: <<lost in space:> <<Penguincw:> And I see I'm not the only one who tried to play 28...Rh2+ first, and realized it doesn't work. <lost in space:> Same here> Not this time, no amnesia> Still no amnesia
 
   Sep-29-18 Petrosian vs Balashov, 1974 (replies)
 
lost in space: No blossoms for me this time. Missed the very strong 23. Bh6
 
   Sep-28-18 Caruana vs Gelfand, 2018 (replies)
 
lost in space: 2) =0.00 (23 ply) 12...Ne6 13.exf6 exf6 14.Bh6 Nd4 15.Nxd4 cxd4 16.Ne4 Be6 17.Re2 Qd7 18.Bf4 Rfe8 19.Nd6 Re7 20.Rae1 Rd8 21.Nb7 Ra8 22.Nd6 Stockfisch Analysis from this side.
 
   Sep-27-18 Caruana vs Anand, 2018 (replies)
 
lost in space: 20...gxf4 was a mistake....Bxd4 was needed to keep the Balance. Now Caruana is doing really well
 
   Sep-25-18 I Stavrianakis vs U Weber, 2008 (replies)
 
lost in space: 42.Rxh7+ Kxh7 43.Qxg6+ Kh8 44.Rh1+ and no defense against mate
 
   Sep-24-18 Radjabov vs Morozevich, 2008 (replies)
 
lost in space: I love Mondays! 64.Rc6+ bxc6 65.Qa6#
 
   Sep-18-18 Kotronias vs D King, 1990 (replies)
 
lost in space: 26.Qh6 and it is over
 
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Jun-04-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Another example of a quick win in a Blitz game, this time with white.

1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. 0-0 c5 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Ne4 9. Nbd2 Nxd2 10. Bxd2 Bxc5 11. Rac1 Nd4 12. Nxd4 Bxd4 13. Rxc4 Bxb2 14. Rb1


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White has a slight edge, but not more.

14...b5?? 15. Rc7 Be5 16. 16. Bc6+ Kf8 17. Bb4+ Kg8 18. Bxa8! Bxc7 19. Rc1


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This wins the game. Black is completely helpless and will lose a piece.

19...e5 20. Rxc7 Be6 21. Bd5 h6 22. Bxe6 fxe6 23. Rxa7 1:0


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Jun-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: <<Golden Executive:> <Standard Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, Pct.

♔ 34, Count Wedgemore, 9, 75.6%
♔ 34, SwitchingQuylthulg, 9, 75.6%
♖ 33, alfamikewhiskey, 9, 73.3%
♖ 33, chessmoron, 9, 73.3%
~~~~
32, Legend, 9, 71.1%
31, OhioChessFan, 9, 68.9%
31, siamesedream, 9, 68.9%
28, DRAWER, 9, 62.2%
28, lost in space, 9, 62.2%
28, paavoh, 9, 62.2%
28, virginmind, 9, 62.2%
28, whiteshark, 9, 62.2%
28, WinKing, 9, 62.2%
27, Keyser Soze, 9, 60.0%
27, Penguincw, 9, 60.0%
26, cromat, 8, 65.0%
26, wordfunph, 9, 57.8%
25, Golden Executive, 9, 55.6%
24, lostemperor, 9, 53.3%
24, offramp, 9, 53.3%
23, juan31, 9, 51.1%
18, Robin01, 8, 45.0%
13, MONKEY, 9, 28.9%
11, WHITER, 9, 24.4%
6, BLACKER, 9, 13.3%

<1-2-3 Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, White, Draw, Black

♔ 45, alfamikewhiskey, 9, 6/9, 24/32, 3/4 ♔ 45, chessmoron, 9, 6/10, 24/32, 3/3
♔ 45, Count Wedgemore, 9, 5/7, 26/35, 3/3 ♔ 45, SwitchingQuylthulg, 9, 5/7, 26/35, 3/3 ~~~~
43, siamesedream, 9, 6/9, 22/30, 3/6
42, OhioChessFan, 9, 5/9, 23/32, 3/4
41, Legend, 9, 3/5, 26/36, 3/4
40, whiteshark, 9, 6/12, 19/27, 3/6
39, Keyser Soze, 9, 6/17, 18/25, 3/3
39, Penguincw, 9, 4/12, 19/27, 4/6
38, cromat, 8, 4/7, 18/26, 4/7
38, lost in space, 9, 4/10, 21/31, 3/4
38, paavoh, 9, 4/10, 21/31, 3/4
38, virginmind, 9, 4/9, 21/29, 3/7
37, offramp, 9, 5/13, 15/22, 4/10
37, WinKing, 9, 3/9, 22/33, 3/3
37, wordfunph, 9, 3/9, 19/27, 4/9
36, Golden Executive, 9, 5/15, 17/24, 3/6
35, juan31, 9, 4/12, 15/23, 4/10
33, lostemperor, 9, 3/13, 18/26, 3/6
31, Robin01, 8, 5/13, 9/14, 4/13
28, DRAWER, 9, 0/0, 28/45, 0/0
22, WHITER, 9, 11/45, 0/0, 0/0
19, MONKEY, 9, 2/16, 9/14, 2/15
18, BLACKER, 9, 0/0, 0/0, 6/45

<Betting Ranker - FINAL>

Earnings, User ID, Rounds

♔ $12.99, alfamikewhiskey, 9
♕ $11.54, Penguincw, 9
♖ $10.12, chessmoron, 9
~~~~
$8.06, siamesedream, 9
$7.77, juan31, 9
$6.80, Count Wedgemore, 9
$6.55, SwitchingQuylthulg, 9
$1.84, cromat, 8
$1.58, Legend, 9
$0.43, OhioChessFan, 9
$0.17, whiteshark, 9
-$3.03, Keyser Soze, 9
-$3.17, offramp, 9
-$4.82, Golden Executive, 9
-$5.19, virginmind, 9
-$6.52, Robin01, 8
-$6.99, wordfunph, 9
-$7.55, WinKing, 9
-$8.04, lost in space, 9
-$8.06, paavoh, 9
-$14.49, lostemperor, 9>

I had good results... and then there were those 2 horrible final rounds (horrible for my results here)...

Always big fun, so I will continue.

Jun-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: A Blitz game from today, I was Black.

1. e4 d6 2. d4 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Nf3 0-0 6. Be2 Nc6 7. 0-0 e5 8. d5 Ne7 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. Nd3 a5 11. Be3 f5 12. Re1 f4 13. Bd2 Nf6 14. c5 g5 15. Rc1 Rf7 16. Rc2 Bf8 17. Qb1 Ng6 18. b4 axb4 19. Qxb4 g4


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Close to even.

20. Rec1 Rg7 21. a4 f3 22. gxf3 gxf3 23. Bxf3 Nf4+ 24. Kf1 Bh3+ 25. Ke1 Rg1#


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Quick end

Jun-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Here a second one with only 14 moves. I was white.

1. d4 c5 2. d5 e5 3. e4 d6 4. Nc3 f5 5 .f4 Qh4+ 6. g3 Qd8 7. Nf3 exf4 8. Bf4 Nf6 9. Qe2 fxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxd5 11. Nf6+? (Nd6+!) 11... Kf7 12. Nxd5 Kg8 13. Qc4 Nc6 14. Nf6#

I like the final position.


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Jun-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Here the last one from last game, played last Friday. This times 19 moves. I was white.

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. f4 dxe5 6. fxe5 Nc6 7. Be3 Bf5 8. Nc3 e6 9. Nf3 Nb4 10. Rc1 c5 11. a3

So far theory

11...Nc2+? 12. Rxc2 cxd4 13. Rd2 Nxc4 14. Bxc4 b5 15. Bxb5+ Ke7 16. Rxd4 Qa5 17. Rd7+ Ke8 18. Re7+ Kxe7 19. Qd7#


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Jun-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: I have always felt that some people are fated to become world champions and some people are not, such as Bronstein, Larsen and Korchnoi. If you are destined to, then that's destiny too. " --- Kasparov

and Keres, Schlechter etc. Of couse also LIS

Jun-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: For the historians: This is post 9k from LIS at CG.com
Jun-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: <<lost in space:> I have always felt that some people are fated to become world champions and some people are not, such as Bronstein, Larsen and Korchnoi. If you are destined to, then that's destiny too. " --- Kasparov and Keres, Schlechter etc. Of couse also LIS>

and Chucky, Reshevski, Hübner, etc etc.

On the other hand there are Max Euwe, Petrosian, eventually also Spasski, were I had the impression that they never were the best players in the world and became World Champions due to very special circumstance....Also just fate.

Jun-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: a new blitzgame of me from yesterday, only 15 moves. I was white.

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 f6?! 5. Bf4?! g5 6. Bg3

Not the best, because now Qb6 is strong.

6...g4? 7. Nh4 Qa5+ 8. c3 Bxb1 9. Rxb1 fxe5 10. Bxe5


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White is clearly better

10...Ng6 11. Bxf6 exf6 12. Qxg4 h5? (again no development move)

13. Qe6+ Be7 14. Ng6 Qxa2 (desperation)

15. Qxe7#


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Jun-25-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Here the latest example of a miniature Blitz game of mine from last Friday. I was White.

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 b6 4. Ngf3 c5 5. exd5 exd5 6. c4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Bc5 8. N2f3 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Qe7+ 10. Be2


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Felt well in this position, development plus in an open position.

10...dxc4 11. Qa4+ (I was close to ply 0-0 without thinking...)

11...Bd7 12. Qxb4 Qxb4 13. Bxb4 Ne7 14. Bxc4 Nbc6 15. Nxc6 Nxc6 16. Bd6 0-0-0? 17. Ba6#


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Jul-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi <lost in space>,

<<>Dortmund Sparkassen 2018<>>

Less than 3 days to go!

Countdown to Dortmund 2018:

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This tournament will run from July 14th thru July 22nd 2018. (7 Rounds)

Participants include: Kramnik, Giri, Nepomniachtchi, Duda, Wojtaszek, Nisipeanu, Kovalev & Meier

Average rating: 2720 (as of 7/9/18) - Category XIX

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Round 1 is Saturday July 14th & it starts @ 15:00hrs.(3pm) Dortmund, Germany time(9am chessgames time). All rounds begin @ 15:00 hrs. except the final 7th round which begins 2hrs earlier 13:00 hrs.(1pm)

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<***All of these prediction games may not be active for this tournament***>

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Jul-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Here one new short blitz game from last Friday. I was white.

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4

Bxf6 is seen more often (which I prefer normally as well)

6...g5 7. Bg3 dxc4 8. e4 g4 9. Ne5 Nh5?

White is also better after the better move 9...b5, but after 9. Nh5 white is already close to winning

10. Bxc4 b5 11. Bb3 b4 12. Na4 f6?? 13. Qxg4 Nxg3 14. Qg6+ Ke7 15. Qf7+ Kd6 16. Nc4#


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Lack of development and no king safety...

Jul-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Here a second example, this time with a few more moves, but still short. I was black. Again Blitz, game from yesterday.

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 d6 4. Nf3 e6 5. d4

Back to the open Sicilain; White reached his goal to avoid the Najdorf, one of the many methods.

5....cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nf6 7. Bb5 Bd7 8. 0-0 Be7 9. Bg5 Rc8 10. Bxf6?! Bxf6 11. Nxc6 Bxc6

Black has a slight advantage.

12. Qd3 0-0 (12...Bxc3 was a good option) 13. Bxc6 Rxc6 14. Nd1 Qc7 15. c3 Rd8 16. Qe3 d5 17. exd5 Rxd5 18. Qxa7 Rcd5?!

Better was 18...Ra6

19. Qa8+ Rd8 20. Qa7 Ra5 21. Qe3 Re5 22. Qf4 Bg5 23. Qg4 Rd2 24. f4? Qb6+ 25. Ne3 Rxe3 26. Qxg5? Ree2+ 27. Kh1 Rxh2#


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Jul-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: <<<Golden Executive:> DORTMUND 2018 >

<Standard Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, Pct.

18, DRAWER, 7, 64.3 %
♔ 18, WinKing, 7, 64.3 %
♔ 18, wordfunph, 7, 64.3 %
♖ 17, chessmoron, 7, 60.7 %
~~~~
16, Count Wedgemore, 7, 57.1 %
16, Golden Executive, 7, 57.1 %
16, OhioChessFan, 7, 57.1 %
15, Penguincw, 7, 53.6 %
14, DerDiemer, 7, 50.0 %
14, Legend, 7, 50.0 %
14, lostemperor, 7, 50.0 %
14, SwitchingQuylthulg, 7, 50.0 %
13, alfamikewhiskey, 6, 54.2 %
13, cromat, 7, 46.4 %
13, juan31, 7, 46.4 %
13, Schwartz, 7, 46.4 %
13, siamesedream, 7, 46.4 %
13, YouRang, 7, 46.4 %
11, MONKEY, 7, 39.3 %
10, lost in space, 6, 41.7 %
10, whiteshark, 6, 41.7 %
9, offramp, 6, 37.5 %
9, morfishine, 7, 32.1 %
8, Keyser Soze, 4, 50.0 %
6, WHITER, 7, 21.4 %
4, BLACKER, 7, 14.3 %
2, jith1207, 1, 50.0 %
2, virginmind, 1, 50.0 %

<1-2-3 Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, White, Draw, Black

♔ 20, Golden Executive, 7, 0/4, 14/22, 2/2 ♔ 20, WinKing, 7, 2/5, 16/23, 0/0
♖ 19, chessmoron, 7, 2/6, 15/22, 0/0
♖ 19, wordfunph, 7, 1/3, 17/25, 0/0
~~~~
18, DerDiemer, 7, 2/6, 11/16, 1/6
18, DRAWER, 7, 0/0, 18/28, 0/0
18, OhioChessFan, 7, 2/7, 14/20, 0/1
17, Count Wedgemore, 7, 1/5, 15/23, 0/0
17, siamesedream, 7, 2/6, 10/16, 1/6
16, alfamikewhiskey, 6, 1/2, 11/19, 1/3
16, cromat, 7, 1/8, 11/18, 1/2
16, Legend, 7, 0/3, 13/21, 1/4
16, MONKEY, 7, 3/11, 7/9, 1/8
16, Penguincw, 7, 1/5, 14/22, 0/1
15, lostemperor, 7, 1/6, 13/21, 0/1
15, SwitchingQuylthulg, 7, 1/4, 13/22, 0/2
15, YouRang, 7, 2/8, 11/17, 0/3
14, juan31, 7, 1/7, 12/19, 0/2
14, offramp, 6, 3/10, 5/10, 1/4
14, Schwartz, 7, 1/6, 12/21, 0/1
13, whiteshark, 6, 3/13, 7/11, 0/0
12, BLACKER, 7, 0/0, 0/0, 4/28
12, WHITER, 7, 6/28, 0/0, 0/0
11, lost in space, 6, 1/6, 9/16, 0/2
11, morfishine, 7, 2/10, 7/15, 0/3
9, Keyser Soze, 4, 1/5, 7/11, 0/0
2, jith1207, 1, 0/2, 2/2, 0/0
2, virginmind, 1, 0/2, 2/2, 0/0

<Betting Ranker - FINAL>

Earnings, User ID, Rounds

♔ $14.14, Legend, 7
♕ $13.35, DerDiemer, 7
♖ $8.10, WinKing, 7
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$6.71, Golden Executive, 7
$4.82, siamesedream, 7
$4.22, offramp, 6
$1.44, whiteshark, 6
$1.04, alfamikewhiskey, 6
$0.96, wordfunph, 7
$0.66, chessmoron, 7
-$0.06, Penguincw, 7
-$0.57, YouRang, 7
-$0.70, jith1207, 1
-$1.26, virginmind, 1
-$2.54, OhioChessFan, 7
-$2.94, Keyser Soze, 4
-$3.08, Count Wedgemore, 7
-$3.74, morfishine, 7
-$5.76, SwitchingQuylthulg, 7
-$6.24, cromat, 7
-$6.25, juan31, 7
-$6.54, lostemperor, 7
-$7.68, lost in space, 6
-$8.07, Schwartz, 7>

A desaster for me. Was on last place until the perfect last round. Sigh. Overestimates Kramnick, underestimated Duda in generell in this tournament.

Hopefully Biel will be better

Aug-02-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: <<Result Biel Chess tournament prediction contest 2018>

<Golden Executive:> <Standard Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, Pct.

♔ 21, Count Wedgemore, 10, 70.0 %
♕ 19, cromat, 10, 63.3 %
♕ 19, Golden Executive, 10, 63.3 %
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18, OhioChessFan, 10, 60.0 %
17, lost in space, 10, 56.7 %
17, offramp, 10, 56.7 %
17, whiteshark, 10, 56.7 %
17, WinKing, 10, 56.7 %
16, siamesedream, 9, 59.3 %
16, DRAWER, 10, 53.3 %
16, Schwartz, 10, 53.3 %
15, YouRang, 9, 55.6 %
15, DerDiemer, 10, 50.0 %
15, MONKEY, 10, 50.0 %
14, alfamikewhiskey, 10, 46.7 %
14, juan31, 10, 46.7 %
14, Penguincw, 10, 46.7 %
13, morfishine, 10, 43.3 %
13, wordfunph, 10, 43.3 %
12, chessmoron, 8, 50.0 %
12, SwitchingQuylthulg, 10, 40.0 %
9, WHITER, 10, 30.0 %
5, BLACKER, 10, 16.7 %
4, Legend, 9, 14.8 %

<1-2-3 Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, White, Draw, Black

♔ 32, Count Wedgemore, 10, 5/6, 13/19, 3/5 ♕ 29, offramp, 10, 6/12, 8/10, 3/8
♖ 28, whiteshark, 10, 5/10, 9/13, 3/7
~~~~
27, cromat, 10, 6/7, 12/19, 1/4
27, DerDiemer, 10, 6/9, 6/10, 3/11
27, siamesedream, 9, 7/11, 7/9, 2/7
26, Golden Executive, 10, 5/6, 13/21, 1/3
26, OhioChessFan, 10, 6/9, 11/18, 1/3
26, WinKing, 10, 5/7, 10/16, 2/7
25, lost in space, 10, 4/6, 11/18, 2/6
23, juan31, 10, 5/11, 7/12, 2/7
23, YouRang, 9, 4/7, 9/15, 2/5
22, MONKEY, 10, 5/11, 9/13, 1/6
22, Schwartz, 10, 4/6, 11/20, 1/4
21, alfamikewhiskey, 10, 3/5, 9/16, 2/9
20, morfishine, 10, 3/9, 8/15, 2/6
18, Penguincw, 10, 2/3, 11/22, 1/5
18, SwitchingQuylthulg, 10, 6/12, 6/13, 0/5
18, WHITER, 10, 9/30, 0/0, 0/0
17, wordfunph, 10, 4/8, 9/17, 0/5
16, DRAWER, 10, 0/0, 16/30, 0/0
15, BLACKER, 10, 0/0, 0/0, 5/30
15, chessmoron, 8, 3/6, 9/16, 0/2
6, Legend, 9, 2/11, 2/7, 0/9

<Betting Ranker - FINAL>

Earnings, User ID, Rounds

♔ $23.16, YouRang, 9
♕ $16.57, Penguincw, 10
♖ $10.91, offramp, 10
~~~~
$3.55, Count Wedgemore, 10
$1.94, OhioChessFan, 10
$1.88, cromat, 10
$1.73, alfamikewhiskey, 10
$1.36, DerDiemer, 10
$0.80, Golden Executive, 10
$0.19, siamesedream, 9
-$2.16, SwitchingQuylthulg, 10
-$2.75, lost in space, 10
-$3.07, Schwartz, 10
-$3.17, whiteshark, 10
-$3.66, WinKing, 10
-$4.21, juan31, 10
-$6.43, chessmoron, 8
-$8.71, morfishine, 10
-$11.53, wordfunph, 10
-$16.42, Legend, 9>

Good result for me; the last 2 rounds were not as good as the others before.

Aug-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Sad to see another longtime cg.com member announce he is leaving.

Are you aware that Daniel, the owner, died? And the guy who took the reigns isn't very familiar with the inner workings?

I am taking the approach of being patient. Waiting to see if things can get straightened out.

Aug-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: OK, I understand your message now.

It's a good point - the daily puzzle is repeating recent puzzles, so it isn't a real test.

Aug-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi <lost in space>,

<<>2018 Sinquefield Cup<>>

Less than 4 days to go!

Countdown to the 2018 Sinquefield Cup:

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https://grandchesstour.org/2018-gra...

This tournament will run from August 18th thru August 27th 2018. (9 Rounds)

Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand, Aronian, Karjakin, Grischuk, Nakamura & So

Average rating: 2788 (as of 8/6/18) - Category XXII

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<<>2018 Sinquefield Cup<>>

Schedule - https://grandchesstour.org/2018-gra...

Round 1 is Saturday, August 18th & it starts @ 13:00hrs (1pm) St. Louis, USA time(2pm chessgames time). All rounds begin @ 13:00hrs (1pm).

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor (FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - (The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in) This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 - 11 years running)

User: OhioChessFan (Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in) This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.

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Aug-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <lost in space> Hello, just wanted to day hello

best, morf

Aug-29-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: <<Golden Executive:> <Standard Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, Pct.

♔ 39, chessmoron, 9, 86.7 %
37, DRAWER, 9, 82.2 %
♕ 37, lost in space, 9, 82.2 %
♕ 37, paavoh, 9, 82.2 %
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36, Count Wedgemore, 9, 80.0 %
36, Schwartz, 9, 80.0 %
36, WinKing, 9, 80.0 %
33, cromat, 9, 73.3 %
33, Penguincw, 9, 73.3 %
32, alfamikewhiskey, 9, 71.1 %
32, AlphaXerox, 9, 71.1 %
32, morfishine, 9, 71.1 %
31, Keyser Soze, 9, 68.9 %
29, YouRang, 9, 64.4 %
28, Golden Executive, 9, 62.2 %
28, siamesedream, 9, 62.2 %
27, Robin01, 9, 60.0 %
27, virginmind, 9, 60.0 %
26, lostemperor, 9, 57.8 %
24, offramp, 9, 53.3 %
23, juan31, 8, 57.5 %
22, DerDiemer, 9, 48.9 %
21, SwitchingQuylthulg, 7, 60.0 %
19, MONKEY, 9, 42.2 %
17, wordfunph, 9, 37.8 %
15, whiteshark, 9, 33.3 %
14, Legend, 5, 56.0 %
7, WHITER, 9, 15.6 %
1, BLACKER, 9, 2.2 %

<1-2-3 Ranker - FINAL>

Score, User ID, Rounds, White, Draw, Black

♔ 44, chessmoron, 9, 5/8, 34/37, 0/0
♕ 41, lost in space, 9, 4/8, 33/37, 0/0
♖ 40, paavoh, 9, 3/4, 34/39, 0/2
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38, Count Wedgemore, 9, 2/5, 34/40, 0/0
38, cromat, 9, 5/10, 28/31, 0/4
38, Schwartz, 9, 2/5, 34/40, 0/0
37, DRAWER, 9, 0/0, 37/45, 0/0
37, WinKing, 9, 1/3, 35/41, 0/1
36, alfamikewhiskey, 9, 2/7, 29/34, 1/4
35, Penguincw, 9, 2/6, 31/36, 0/3
34, AlphaXerox, 9, 2/5, 30/36, 0/4
34, Keyser Soze, 9, 3/11, 28/33, 0/1
33, morfishine, 9, 1/7, 31/37, 0/1
33, YouRang, 9, 4/13, 25/29, 0/3
32, Golden Executive, 9, 4/15, 24/27, 0/3
31, Robin01, 9, 4/14, 23/26, 0/5
30, siamesedream, 9, 2/9, 26/32, 0/4
29, virginmind, 9, 2/13, 25/30, 0/2
27, lostemperor, 9, 1/12, 25/32, 0/1
27, offramp, 9, 3/11, 21/26, 0/8
26, DerDiemer, 9, 4/11, 18/21, 0/13
26, juan31, 8, 1/6, 21/26, 1/8
21, MONKEY, 9, 0/10, 18/22, 1/13
21, SwitchingQuylthulg, 7, 0/8, 21/26, 0/1
18, whiteshark, 9, 3/18, 12/16, 0/11
18, wordfunph, 9, 1/8, 16/21, 0/16
14, Legend, 5, 0/3, 14/18, 0/4
14, WHITER, 9, 7/45, 0/0, 0/0
3, BLACKER, 9, 0/0, 0/0, 1/45

<Betting Ranker - FINAL>

Earnings, User ID, Rounds

♔ $15.42, chessmoron, 9
♕ $12.31, alfamikewhiskey, 9
♖ $11.19, lost in space, 9
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$10.56, paavoh, 9
$6.66, WinKing, 9
$6.52, Schwartz, 9
$6.22, Penguincw, 9
$5.77, Count Wedgemore, 9
$5.75, cromat, 9
$4.54, AlphaXerox, 9
$3.43, morfishine, 9
$2.54, juan31, 8
-$0.32, YouRang, 9
-$1.15, Keyser Soze, 9
-$2.31, Robin01, 9
-$2.88, Golden Executive, 9
-$4.52, SwitchingQuylthulg, 7
-$4.53, lostemperor, 9
-$5.54, DerDiemer, 9
-$6.24, siamesedream, 9
-$6.72, offramp, 9
-$6.97, Legend, 5
-$7.20, virginmind, 9
-$20.24, whiteshark, 9
-$22.30, wordfunph, 9>

Very happy with the end result

Sep-01-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Aaahhhh, after quite a while I again had a quick win in a blitz game yesterday. I was white.

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 d5 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Be6? 6. Ng5 Bg4 7. f3 h6


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I had a similar position once and played Bxc4; I had a lock at this position and the outcome of that analyze was that it is better to play....

8. Nxf7! Bxf3 9. Nxd8 Bxd1 10. Nxb7

Not the best and a felt it. Much better is 10. Ne6!

10...Bc2 11. Bxc4 Nxe4 12. Bxe4 13. 0-0 Nd7?? 14. Bf7#


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Sep-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Here a nice mate from the same day in the same tournament (blitz)


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White to move.

49. e7+ Kf7 50. Rg7+ Kxf6 51. e8=N+! Ke6 52. Nd4#


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Sep-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Here how the game went (tock me a while to reconstruct it)

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 0-0 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 Ne4 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Rc1 Nxc3 10. Rxc3 Nc6 11. a3 Bd7 12. Bd3 dxc4 13. Rxc4 h5 14. 0-0 h4 15. h3 Rad8 16. Qc2 e5?! 17. d5 f5 18. dxc6 Bxc6 19. Nxh4 e4 20. Rxc6 exd3 21. Qc4+ Rf7 22. Nxf5 Qg5 23. Rc5 b5 24. Rxb5 d2 25. Nd4 Qf6 26. f4 c5 27. Rxc5 Re8 28. Rf5 Qg6 29. Qxf7 Qxf7 30. Rxf7 Kxf7 31. Kf2 Rb8 32. b3 Rb6 33. Ke2 Ra6 34. a4 Rg6 35. g4 Ke8 36. Kxd2 Kh6 37. Rf3 Kf7 38. e4 Rd6 39. Ke3 f6 40. e5 Rd5 41. Ke4 Rd8 42. f5 Kg8 43. g5 Re8 44. f6 gxf6 45. gxf6 Kf8 46. e6 Rb8 47. Rg3 Rc8 48. Nf5 Rc6


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Sep-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: This time no game from me but a game form a neighbor board. Blitz, from last Friday. An 8 mover with mate!

1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. b3 d4 5. Exd4 Nxd4 6. Nxd4 Qxd4 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Bb2 Qf2#

Oct-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Last Friday, one of my blitz games. I was white. A new Quicky...

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3

Also possible and most probably better is 4. d5

4...Be6?! 5. Na3 Na5? 6. Qa4+ c6 7. Bd2 b6 8. Bxa5 bxa5 9. Ne5! c3 10. Qxc6+ Bd7 11. Nxd7 cxb2 12. Nf6#


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