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notyetagm
Member since Mar-15-04 · Last seen Oct-20-17
"HARD WORK IS A TALENT" -- G Kasparov

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<MY WEAKNESS>

<PBA4T: PAWN BREAKS ARE <<<4>>> THREATS>

<PT3S: PAWNS THREATEN <<<3>>> SQUARES>

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*ALL* ASPECTS OF SAFETY ARE *EQUALLY* VALUABLE:

<LOOSENESS> =
<ALIGNMENTS> =
<TRAPPABLE> =
<EXPOSED>

CHESS IS *NOT* JUST COUNTING!

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WHEN YOU PUT A PIECE ON A SQUARE, ONLY ONE THING MATTERS:

<DOES MY OPPONENT HAVE <<<UNSAFE (LATE)>>> PIECES IN THE RESULTING POSITION, YES OR NO? AND IF YES, CAN I EXPLOIT THEM? IF YES AGAIN, THE SQUARE CAN BE TAKEN NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES IT IS PROTECTED. <<<CHESS IS NOT JUST COUNTING!>>>>

YOU CAN TAKE *ANY* SQUARE IF IT RESULTS IN YOUR OPPONENT HAVING *UNSAFE* OR *LATE* PIECES.

25 e5-e6! Petrosian vs Kozali Montevideo 1954
40 Nf6-d7+!! Kasparov vs Bareev Cannes Rapid 2001

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<<<FUNDAMENTAL THEOREM OF THREATS>>>

The number of times that a square is attacked (NA) and defended (ND) *cannot* be calculated by simply counting the number of pieces controlling that square. Rather,

<<THE NUMBER OF TIMES A SQUARE IS ATTACKED AND DEFENDED CAN BE COMPUTED ONLY AFTER -ALL- THE THREATS THAT CURRENTLY EXIST IN THE POSITIONAND THEIR -SEVERITY- (--) , AE WELL AS ALL THE THREATS THAT -CAN- -BE- -MADE- AND THEIR SEVERITY (++), HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.>>

See 11 d4-d5! in I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 for a *perfect* example of using <MAKING THREATS (++)> and <MEETING THREATS (--)> to count properly the number of times that the d5-square is attacked and defended. The d5-square is not 1 attacker (White d4-pawn), 2 defenders (Black b6-knight, e6-pawn); rather it is 2 attackers (White d4-pawn, c3-queen <CHECKING> on c6)(++), 1 defender (Black b6-knight, e6-pawn is <PINNED> to e8)(--)!!!!

In particular, you must account for the <<MOST OBVIOUS THREAT ON THE CHESSBOARD>>: <<<<THE THREAT TO CAPTURE A SQUARE>>>>, with or without an enemy piece or pawn on that square. The threat of an enemy unit to occupy a significant square must be dealt with.

And you must account for the <<FOUR TYPES OF SUBTLE THREATS>>:

Q: creates loose squares near enemy king
BRQQRB: attack every single square on their lines
N: defender cannot defend tactical base, target
P: threatens to advance to the blockading square

Game Collection: FOUR TYPES OF SUBTLE THREATS TO SQUARES

<Part I (++).> Being able to -MAKE- a threat (especially <CHECK> or a <MATE THREAT>, a <<SENTE>> move) means that you control a square -MORE- times than meets the eye (<THREATS GAIN TEMPO>).

<Part II (--).> Having to -MEET- a threat means that you control a square -FEWER- times than meets the eye (<OBLIGATION RESTRICTS MOBILITY>).

Maybe I can add attackers to the square with tempo, making a threat.

Maybe you can add defenders to the square with tempo, making a threat.

Maybe some of my attackers are tied down meeting threats.

Maybe some of your defenders are tied down meeting threats.

>> Click here to see notyetagm's game collections.

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   notyetagm has kibitzed 23341 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-08-17 Alekhine vs A Evenson, 1918
 
notyetagm: Alekhine vs A Evenson, 1918 13 ... h7-h6?? [DIAGRAM] 14 ♕e4x♘c6+! 1-0 <remove guard: d8-sq> [DIAGRAM] (CONTINUATION) 14 ... ♕e6x♕c6 15 ♖d1-d8# [DIAGRAM]
 
   Oct-01-17 D Wagner vs Nakamura, 2017 (replies)
 
notyetagm: <mycroft2120: Another Naka Knights Knockout!> This game was played to the Bee Gees song "Knight Fever". :-)
 
   Oct-01-17 Isle of Man Open (2017) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <thegoodanarchist: Naka is coming on - how many rounds is this thing, anyway?> Sunday is Round 9, the final one. Naka wins the tournament if he wins his Black game against Magnus.
 
   Sep-30-17 Euwe vs Denker, 1946
 
notyetagm: Game Collection: PRINCIPAL ATTACKER ++ => DISCOVERER MAKES THREAT
 
   Sep-30-17 Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1963 (replies)
 
notyetagm: Game Collection: PRINCIPAL ATTACKER ++ => DISCOVERER MAKES THREAT
 
   Sep-27-17 D Harika vs A Rudolf, 2017
 
notyetagm: 24 ... ♗f7-d5 25 ? [DIAGRAM] (VARIATION) 25 ♕e4x♗d5! <remove guard: e6-sq> [DIAGRAM] 25 ... ♖d2x♕d5 26 ♘c5-e6+ [DIAGRAM] ---- Game Collection: THE UNDERRATED REMOVAL OF THE GUARD -- HEISMAN D Harika vs A Rudolf, 2017 25 Qe4xBd5! ...
 
   Sep-24-17 Olga Viewer chessforum (replies)
 
notyetagm: <OLGA VIEWER> Is there a way to highlight the last move made, with square highlighting or an arrow? Thanks
 
   Sep-17-17 V P Normantas vs V Vepkhvishvili, 1987 (replies)
 
notyetagm: Normantas vs V Vepkhvishvili, 1987 31 ? [DIAGRAM] 31 ♕g3x♖g6+!+- <overloaded: g6 & e6> [DIAGRAM] 31 ... f7x♕g6 32 ♘f4-e6+ 1-0 [DIAGRAM]
 
   Sep-15-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <Domdaniel: <keypusher> - <Young, attractive person gets broadcasting job on account of her looks and gender? That's how sexism works?>> I would rather another strong GM player on the commentary and not eye-candy. Sokolov with Seirawan would be fantastic.
 
   Sep-15-17 Zhou Jianchao vs Ding Liren, 2009
 
notyetagm: Yep, I remembered correctly. C Liang vs Yifan Hou, 2009
 
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Feb-21-15
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  Fusilli: Also, so that you know, I asked the same thing to <YouRang> and <BishopBlunder>.
Feb-21-15
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  Fusilli: Sorry, never mind. It's a moot point, as noted by <SwitchingQuylthulg> here: Fusilli chessforum
Mar-12-15  ChessCoachClark: I would like to request that <notyetagm> revise his game collection for MATING PATTERNS => ARABIAN MATE, please.

I've found that two of the labels are confusing (for the Kramnik vs Carlsen 2008 game and the Kazhgaleyev vs Judit Polgar game).

More concerning, however, is the jumbling of Knight and Rook Mates under that game collection title, however. It seems better, especially as a resource for teaching, that the categories of K-R mates be distinguished from Arabian Mates.

I would like to suggest that the Hook Mate, the Vukovic Mate (see the ChessTempo site, under Tactical Motifs) and the Arabian Mate be covered under separate game collections.

They really are quite different in terms of the relationships between the three pieces, i.e., enemy King, friendly Knight and friendly Rook.

20 games are in the Arabian Mate game collection, but five are Hook Mates and the Spassky-Larsen 1968 game has the Vukovic Mate. I am particularly fascinated by the Vukovic Mate these days, looking for more examples in OTB play.

I look forward to seeing *someone* make a game collection for the Vukovic Mate, then. (If I can find more than three games at ChessGames, then I'll prepare my own game collection for them.)

All the best to all, always!

Mar-20-15  ChessCoachClark: Although I had asked for a revision of your Arabian Mate game collection, with emphasis on separating out certain games into other categories, I did take the time to prepare game collections on my own to suit that purpose.

The one for Arabian Mates in pending, but Vukovic Mate Examples and Hook Mate Examples are up and somewhat populated by now. I'd still like to hear your response(s), if you'd care to share them.

Apr-01-15
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: Uhlmann's 60 French Defence Games
Apr-02-15
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  parisattack: Good job! Great to see these all posted in a single collection. Winning with the French was a little different than most of the other 'Winning with' books...This one was a translation of Uhlmann's Ein Leben lang Franzosisch.'
Apr-03-15
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  notyetagm: <parisattack: Good job! Great to see these all posted in a single collection. Winning with the French was a little different than most of the other 'Winning with' books...This one was a translation of Uhlmann's Ein Leben lang Franzosisch.'>

Don't thanks me, thank User: MidnightDuffer.

I only found the link. :-)

Apr-03-15
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  parisattack: Teamwork!
Apr-29-15
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  notyetagm: <parisattack: Teamwork!>

Indeed.

May-18-15
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  notyetagm: One of my favorite tactics:

<REMOVING THE GUARD OF A CHECKING SQUARE FROM A MINED SQUARE:>


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White wins with 1 ♖b7-b8! with the idea 1 ... ♖e8x♖b8 2 ♗d4x♗e5+ and then 3 ♗e5x♖b8, winning a clear piece.

Dec-15-15
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  Domdaniel: <notyetagm> Congrats on your collection of Uhlmann's French games - always a pleasure to see the master at work in La Defense.

I see that you also made a small collection of Reti-style games from 'Dangerous Weapons: Flank Openings' - a good book, although my copy met with an accident.

Have you seen Delchev's recent book on the Reti -- 'The Modern Reti: an Anti-Slav Repertoire'? I've only begun to go through it, but it looks good.

Dec-25-15
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  wordfunph: <notyetagm> Merry Christmas!
Jan-05-16
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  notyetagm: <wordfunph: <notyetagm> Merry Christmas!>

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

:-)

May-02-16
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  notyetagm: Bundesliga (2015/16)
May-07-16  falso contacto: http://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2016...
May-12-16
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  notyetagm: <falso contacto: http://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2016...

Nice game. Thanks for the link. ;-)

May-31-16
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  notyetagm: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr218...
Jul-20-16
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  notyetagm: Wei Yi vs A Giri, 2016
Sep-10-16
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  ketchuplover: You are a Good Man
Sep-10-16
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  notyetagm: <ketchuplover: You are a Good Man>

Thanks. :-)

Jun-27-17
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: Move by Move - Capablanca (Lakdawala)
Jul-05-17
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  takchess: Hi NYAGM, I am interested in what you coined the Averbakh rule. Is this based on an Averbakh statement and where did he state it ? I saw the Shirov game in the collection . I have recently discovered this game of Shirov. Shirov vs O Nikolenko, 1991 Cheers, Jim
Aug-23-17
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: # Chess Evolution Volumes. 201-235
Sep-05-17
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  notyetagm: Wei Yi vs B Sambuev, 2017
Sep-06-17
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  notyetagm: The end of a beautiful <CRAZYHOUSE> variation.


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