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|Dec-29-14|| ||Golden Executive: You were right <morfishine>, I absolutely loved the story and many thanks for sharing it. I am just trying to figure out the moment when your sister came back and told you something like "YouŽll never guess who I met !". Priceless.|
Also thanks for the explanation and the link showing a key play of the Ice Bowl.Since Bob Lilly was one of the best all-time defensive tackles, I understand why Bart Starr says this was the best play call he ever made.
Congratulations on the Pack winning their Division and First Round Bye.
Undefeated at Lambeau Field, the Packers look like a serious contender to play for the NFC Championship.
|Dec-30-14|| ||sevenseaman: <Morf> I have forgotten the word we use for move/moves made by a defender after he has a lost position to only delay the inevitable.|
|Dec-30-14|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> Yep, definitely a great call by Bart Starr followed by a very good execution.|
After that, IMO, came one of the greatest decisions ever made by a Head Coach:
"On <third-and-goal> at the Dallas two-foot line with <16 seconds remaining>, Starr called the Packers' <final timeout>................On the sidelines, according to Starr, he told Lombardi, -Coach, the linemen can get their footing for the Wedge, but the backs are slipping. I'm right there, I can just shuffle my feet and lunge in.- <Lombardi told Starr, [Run it, and let's get the hell out of here!]>"
The winners attitude: all or nothing
|Dec-31-14|| ||morfishine: <sevenseaman> I'm not sure, other than the simple term 'delaying moves'|
An offshoot is perhaps 'spite checks'
I checked two chess glossaries.
|Dec-31-14|| ||sevenseaman: Thanks <morf>; yes it was 'spite'. Such a simple word. Oppressive mental torture!
My memory retentivity is a shambles. One good thing about it though, I forget things so fast that when they reappear they are like new ones to me.|
This facility for letting things slip out of my mind like they never met me has enabled me to enjoy your idol's brilliancy every time I meet it(its on my forum today).
Spite! Never again, in spite of my fragile failing.
|Dec-31-14|| ||Fusilli: Best wishes for 2015, Morf!|
|Dec-31-14|| ||sevenseaman: Best wishes to you and the family for the year ahead.|
|Jan-06-15|| ||Golden Executive: Very good summary <morfishine>. It is unfortunate that the game has been tainted by that questionable call of the referees.|
Sunday's game looks like a great match with the two most efficient offenses in the league. Also worth mentioning that the Packers remain undefeated at home while the Cowboys are unbeaten on the road.But this time the game is played at Lambeau Field, so the challenge is really huge for the 'Boys.
Go Cowboys!, Go Packers!
Give us another memorable game.
|Jan-07-15|| ||David2009: Many thanks for your Christmas message received today. Happy New Year!|
|Jan-11-15|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> Congratulations on the Packers win.|
Another dubious call by the referees and this time the Cowboys were not lucky.
At any rate, Rodgers showed how good quarterback is. Next week at Seattle will be a great game.
|Jan-11-15|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> The ruling was: Incomplete Pass|
From the book of rules:
A catch is made when a player inbounds secures possession of a pass, kick, or fumble in flight (See 8-1-3).
Note 1: It is a catch if, in the process of attempting to catch the ball, a player secures control of the ball prior to it touching the
ground and that control is maintained during and <after the ball has touched the ground>."
Control after the ball has touched the ground?
If the receiver had possession I understand he had <control> of the ball, so asking for *more* control sounds like non-sense to me and is inconsistent with the other rules you already mentioned in your post.
|Jan-17-15|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> Are you ready for some football?|
Too bad Rodgers is still in pain for the calf injury, but if his Offensive Line can protect him the same way they did it in the second half vs the Cowboys game, my take is that Aron has all the skills to lead the Pack to the SB.
|Jan-17-15|| ||sevenseaman: Good morning <morf>. @your comment in Bondarevsky vs Bronstein, 1945 today.|
Exactly! Your idea and my thinking coincide.
|Jan-19-15|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> Just unbelievable what happened yesterday.|
Fake field goal, onside kick, 2-point conversion Hail Mary pass, 2 consecutive long passes in OT; How could all this happen?
|Jan-20-15|| ||morfishine: Here's a lively affair from Tata Steel Group 'B': Timman vs A Dale, 2015|
Good to see Timman still able to crank out sparkling wins every now and then
|Jan-21-15|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> As usual, you made an excellent analysis. No wonder you are a winner of the Rinus Award. Thanks|
|Jan-22-15|| ||jessicafischerqueen: |
Happy New Year to you too, sir!
|Jan-25-15|| ||Golden Executive: <morfishine> In no time I saw excuses in your analysis but explanations of what happened. |
No doubt the Seahawks are an excellent and well-balanced team. Like you said, they made the correct settings in the game plan and although it seemed too late, took every one of the opportunities presented to them in the final minutes and resolved the game as they do the big teams.
In the end, I think, the best defense prevailed.
|Feb-08-15|| ||morfishine: Here, another master rips apart L'Hermet's Kingside: Saemisch vs L'Hermet, 1927|
|Feb-08-15|| ||cro777: <morfishine: I am unable to post at POTD or GOTD, but was able to post at my forum.>|
Caruana - Carlsen
In this line of the Berlin endgame, Caruana defeated Carlsen last year at the Gashimov Memorial.
1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 h6 10. Rd1+ Ke8 11. Nc3
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In Shamkir Caruana chose a rare continuation 11...Bd7. Today he opted for the popular plan with 11...Ne7.
In the position after 15...Nf4
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Carlsen introduced the novelty 15...Nf8 which might be an improvement. 15...a6 and 15...Bd7 had been tried before.
It is interesting how many times Carlsen played with his knight in the first 15 moves: Nf6-Nxe4-Nd6-Nf5-Ne7 Ng6-Nf8 and Ne6 to follow.
|Feb-08-15|| ||1300patzer: Testing claim that posting works here.|
|Feb-10-15|| ||morfishine: <cro777> Thank you sir for this post! Its always a pleasure to read your posts|
|Feb-11-15|| ||theBlacksmith: <morf> a chess patzer with 153 pages.. WHAT A JOKE!|
|Feb-11-15|| ||cro777: Reversing the rules of the opening ("Complete your development before moving a piece twice)"|
In the theoretical duel with Caruana in the Berlin Defense, Carlsen played eight times (!) with his king's knight during the first 17 moves. Then he drew comfortably by sacrificing the other developed piece (the bishop on g5).
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015
|Feb-23-15|| ||scormus: I seem to have missed your post while I was away and offline. I hope it goes well for you this year, jobwise and chesswise.|
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