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Member since Mar-15-04 · Last seen Apr-17-14
"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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   Apr-14-14 Yifan Hou vs N Muminova, 2014 (replies)
 
notyetagm: Yifan Hou vs N Muminova, 2014 <Ed Frank: Good game. Killer ending move too.> Yes.
 
   Apr-10-14 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2014) (replies)
 
notyetagm: FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2014) First!
 
   Apr-09-14 Merian (replies)
 
notyetagm: Wow, Merian beat World Champion Steinitz and Mason.
 
   Apr-08-14 notyetagm chessforum
 
notyetagm: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
 
   Apr-08-14 V Cmilyte vs V Gunina, 2014 (replies)
 
notyetagm: V Cmilyte vs V Gunina, 2014 Wow, fantastic game by Cmilyte.
 
   Apr-07-14 Taimanov vs Botvinnik, 1953 (replies)
 
notyetagm: Taimanov vs Botvinnik, 1953 Game Collection: ZUGZWANG WITH A CAPITAL Z!
 
   Apr-04-14 Liu Qingnan vs Y Yu, 2014
 
notyetagm: Liu Qingnan vs Y Yu, 2014 https://webcast.chessclub.com/icc/i...
 
   Apr-02-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
notyetagm: <CHESSBOOKIE> When does the next leg start? With the <2014 RUSSIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP>? Thanks
 
   Apr-02-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
notyetagm: <CG.COM> Can we please have a forum for the ongoing <2014 KARPOS OPEN>? Thanks ---- KARPOS PGN -> http://skopje-2014.chessmix.com/gam...
 
   Mar-31-14 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
 
notyetagm: Latvian Railway Rapid (2014) Have a look at this performance -> Latvian Railway Rapid (2014)/Vassily Ivanchuk <+12 =2 -0(!!!!)> WOW!!!!! ---- Like Alekhine at San Remo. San Remo (1930)/Alexander Alekhine <+13 =2 -0>
 
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Feb-05-14
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  notyetagm: <Mating Net: When did you change avatars? I thought I was on the wrong page.>

A couple of days ago. This is my Facebook avatar so I decided to unify them. :-)

Feb-05-14
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  Mating Net: That makes sense, you don't want to be caught with opposite colored avatars, lol. Glad it's still you.
Feb-06-14
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  notyetagm: http://pgn4web.casaschi.net/home.html


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[White "Reshevsky"]
[Black "Averbakh"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Ne2 d5 6. a3 Be7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Ng3 Be6 9. Bd3 Nbd7 10. O-O c6 11. Bd2 Re8 12. Qc2 a5 13. Nce2 Nb6 14. Nf4 Bd7 15. Rfe1 Bf8 16. f3 Bc8 17. Rac1 g6 18. Nfe2 Bg7 19. h3 a4 20. e4 dxe4 21. fxe4 Be6 22. Be3 Bb3 23. Qd2 Nfd7 24. Bg5 f6 25. Be3 Nf8 26. h4 Bf7 27. h5 Ne6 28. Rf1 Bf8 29. Rf2 Nd7 30. Rcf1 c5 31. d5 Nc7 32. hxg6 hxg6 33. Rf4 b5 34. Rh4 Ne5 35. Kh1 Qd7 36. Rxf6 Ng4 37. Bg5 Bg7 38. Rf4 Ne5 39. Bf6 Bxf6 40. Rxf6 Kg7 41. Qg5 Rh8 42. Nf5+ Qxf5 43. Rxf5 Rxh4+ 44. Kg1 1-0

Feb-06-14
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  notyetagm: Reshevsky vs Averbakh, 1953

<CONTROL OF THE CENTER LETS YOU ATTACK ON THE FLANK>


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[White "Reshevsky"]
[Black "Averbakh"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Ne2 d5 6. a3 Be7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Ng3 Be6 9. Bd3 Nbd7 10. O-O c6 11. Bd2 Re8 12. Qc2 a5 13. Nce2 Nb6 14. Nf4 Bd7 15. Rfe1 Bf8 16. f3 Bc8 17. Rac1 g6 18. Nfe2 Bg7 19. h3 a4 20. e4 dxe4 21. fxe4 Be6 22. Be3 Bb3 23. Qd2 Nfd7 24. Bg5 f6 25. Be3 Nf8 26. h4 Bf7 27. h5 Ne6 28. Rf1 Bf8 29. Rf2 Nd7 30. Rcf1 c5 31. d5 Nc7 32. hxg6 hxg6 33. Rf4 b5 34. Rh4 Ne5 35. Kh1 Qd7 36. Rxf6 Ng4 37. Bg5 Bg7 38. Rf4 Ne5 39. Bf6 Bxf6 40. Rxf6 Kg7 41. Qg5 Rh8 42. Nf5+ Qxf5 43. Rxf5 Rxh4+ 44. Kg1 1-0

Feb-06-14
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  notyetagm: <King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Aronin-Taimanov Defense (E97) >

Reshevsky vs Najdorf, 1953

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/18...

Feb-07-14  GREYSTRIPE: Saw a page for a Grandmaster Chess Tournament of Note~ on GoogleHangouts:

"A Tournament Chess Challenge to all GM's or Grandmasters with ratings>2320 and at least three Tournament-Proven Openings..."

https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/ENRIK...

GREYSTRIPE
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Feb-07-14
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  notyetagm:


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Feb-08-14  GREYSTRIPE: <notyetagm> Ra1+

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Feb-08-14
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  notyetagm: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

MVL is now tied with Svidler at <#10> in the world at <2758> after beating McShane with Black in Round 7 of the Bundesliga.

http://chessbomb.com/o/2014-gerbun/...

http://www.2700chess.com/

Feb-09-14
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  DcGentle: <notyetagm>: Hi!

Maybe this is something for your Game Collection: PAWN AVALANCHES !

M Vachier-Lagrave vs S Mareco, 2014

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Feb-13-14
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  notyetagm: <DcGentle: <notyetagm>: Hi! >

Thanks

:-)

Feb-14-14
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  notyetagm: Chithambaram V R Aravindh

http://chessbomb.com/o/2014-graz/

<king_nothing1: Susan Polgar termed Arvind chithambrab, laying very close to Carlsen and Aronion

king_nothing1: playing*>

Feb-16-14
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  notyetagm: Emanuel Berg

<rogl: Emanuel is currently playing a GM tournament here in Gothenburg, Sweden(TWIC is relaying it) and he is on fire. He has a perfect score after five rounds. In the fourth round he was black against German IM Mic Richter where the following position was reached after 34.Qc4+>

[Event "SS Manhem GM"]
[Site "Gothenburg SWE"]
[Date "2011.08.16"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Richter, Mic"]
[Black "Berg, E."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C06"]
[WhiteElo "2488"]
[BlackElo "2604"]
[PlyCount "72"]
[EventDate "2011.08.13"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "SWE"]
[EventCategory "10"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2011.08.22"]

1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. c3 c5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Ne2 cxd4 8. cxd4 f6 9. Nf4 Nxd4 10. Qh5+ Ke7 11. exf6+ Nxf6 12. Ng6+ hxg6 13. Qxh8 Kf7 14. O-O e5 15. Nb3 Nxb3 16. axb3 Bf5 17. Bxf5 gxf5 18. Bg5 Bc5 19. Qh3 g6 20. b4 Bb6 21. Qb3 Qd6 22. Be3 Rd8 23. Bc5 Qe6 24. Bxb6 Qxb6 25. Rfc1 a6 26. b5 axb5 27. Qc3 Qe6 28. Ra7 Rd7 29. Qc5 d4 30. Qxb5 Qe7 31. Rd1 e4 32. Qc4+ Qe6 33. Qb5 Qe7 34. Qc4+ Kg7 35. Rxd4 Rc7 36. Qb3 Qb4 0-1

Feb-17-14
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  notyetagm: Axel Bachmann Schiavo

Check out the last move played by Bachmann in this game.

http://chessbomb.com/o/2014-graz/01...

Feb-19-14
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  notyetagm: <2014 CASINO GRAZ OPEN>

RESULTS -> http://chess-results.com/tnr107256....

LIVE -> http://chess-results.com/live.aspx?...

Mar-06-14
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  notyetagm: http://www.eicc2014.am/games
Mar-07-14
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  notyetagm: <15TH EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (EICC) YEREVAN, ARMENIA>

CHESS-RESULTS.COM -> http://chess-results.com/tnr123081....

LIVE -> http://www.eicc2014.am/games

Mar-07-14
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  notyetagm: Fianchetto Grunfeld with Ng1-e2: Mamedyarov vs D Vocaturo, 2013
Mar-09-14
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  notyetagm: V Golubenko vs E Kachkina, 2003

Game Collection: OPENING THEORY

Mar-23-14
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  notyetagm: World Chess Championship Candidates (2014)

<SETTLEMENT DATE: Mar-23-14
PROJECTED PAYOUT: <<<7,224 (143:1)>>>

FIDE Candidates rd.9: PICK THREE

<<<White-White-White>>>

LIVE BET 50c$
[info]>

WOOHOO! I just won $7,224 chess bucks!!!

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Anand vs Topalov, 2014, 1-0

Mamedyarov vs Aronian, 2014, 1-0

Karjakin vs Topalov, 1-0

Thanks Anand! Thanks Mamedyarov! Thanks Karjakin!

Mar-24-14
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  OhioChessFan: Wow, what a payoff. Hardly an expected result, but 143-1?!
Mar-25-14
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  notyetagm: <OhioChessFan: Wow, what a payoff. Hardly an expected result, but 143-1?>

:-)

Mar-27-14
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  notyetagm: Korchnoi vs J L Arnason, 1987
Mar-28-14
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  notyetagm: <French Defense: Advance Variation. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02)0-1 >

D Nikolovska vs A Balaian, 2013

Apr-08-14
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  notyetagm: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
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