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notyetagm
Member since Mar-15-04 · Last seen Dec-15-14
"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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   Dec-12-14 Ju Wenjun
 
notyetagm: A lovely pic of the beautiful Ju Wenjun. http://en.chessbase.com/portals/3/f...
 
   Dec-10-14 B Khotenashvili vs Lahno, 2014
 
notyetagm: Game Collection: TRAPPED PIECES: NO RETREAT! B Khotenashvili vs Lahno, 2014 9 Nc3-d1? Nd4xNf3+ 10 Bg2xNf3 d5-d4 traps the White e3-bishop
 
   Dec-10-14 Women World Blitz Championships (2014) (replies)
 
notyetagm: B Khotenashvili vs Lahno, 2014 [DIAGRAM] 9 ♘3c-d1? [DIAGRAM] White (Khotenashvili) saw that Black was threatening the <PAWN FORK> ... ♘d4x♘f3+ ♗g2x♘f3 d5-d4 so she moved the White c3-knight away. However, Black also had a second threat that ...
 
   Dec-10-14 Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2014
 
notyetagm: Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2014 <micartouse: <notyetagm: But the really nice move by Kramnik is the genius 13 ... ♕d8-f6? 14 ♘b1-c3!!.> You're right, that's an unusual tactic - Kramnik always finds the strange combinations! It's interesting that Nakamura judged the ...
 
   Dec-09-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
notyetagm: Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2014 <Penguincw: 45.Rxe8 is a really nice "removal of the defender" move.> But the really nice move by Kramnik is the genius 13 ... ♕d8-f6? 14 ♘b1-c3!!. [DIAGRAM] 13 ... ♕d8-f6? [DIAGRAM] 14 ♘b1-c3!!
 
   Dec-09-14 London Chess Classic (Blitz) (2014) (replies)
 
notyetagm: Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2014 <Penguincw: 45.Rxe8 is a really nice "removal of the defender" move.> But the really nice move by Kramnik is the genius 13 ... ♕d8-f6? 14 ♘b1-c3!!. [DIAGRAM] 13 ... ♕d8-f6? [DIAGRAM] 14 ♘b1-c3!!
 
   Dec-08-14 Russian Superfinals (Women) (2014) (replies)
 
notyetagm: Have a look at this to see why I nicknamed Gunina "Binary". Russian Superfinals (Women) (2014)/Valentina Gunina European Individual Women's Championship (2013)/Valentina Gunina
 
   Dec-05-14 A Vovk vs Lenderman, 2014
 
notyetagm: <Nerwal: Of course Black's moves are just ugly,> Nerwal! Gee, long time, no see.
 
   Dec-04-14 Qatar Masters (2014) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <bugabay: ... And his planet crumbled down against Ray Robson...Wes team mate.> That just proves YY is human. He was mopping the floor with Robson that game.
 
   Dec-04-14 A Kashlinskaya vs O Girya, 2014
 
notyetagm: A Kashlinskaya vs O Girya, 2014 37 ... ♖c2xg2+!
 
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May-09-14
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  notyetagm: A Abdulla vs A Kunte, 2001

<Asian Championships 2001 Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Variation (A57) 1-0 >


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[Event "Asian Championships"]
[Site "Calcutta IND"]
[Date "2001.08.16"]
[EventDate "2001.08.09"]
[Round "10"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Al-Rakib Abdulla"]
[Black "Abhijit Kunte"]
[ECO "A57"]
[WhiteElo "2393"]
[BlackElo "2547"]
[PlyCount "73"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. f3 g6 6. e4 d6 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. a4 O-O 9. Ra3 Nfd7 10. Nh3 Ne5 11. Nf2 axb5 12. Bxb5 Ba6 13. Qe2 Qb6 14. O-O Bxb5 15. Nxb5 Na6 16. f4 Nd7 17. Rh3 Nc7 18. Nc3 e6 19. Qg4 h5 20. Qg5 Rae8 21. a5 Qa7 22. dxe6 Nxe6 23. Qd5 Nf6 24. Qxd6 Qxa5 25. f5 Nd4 26. Nd3 Rd8 27. Qxc5 Qa6 28. e5 Nd7 29. Qxd4 Nc5 30. Qh4 Bf6 31. Bg5 Bxg5 32. Qxg5 Nxd3 33. Ne4 Qb6+ 34. Kh1 Nf2+ 35. Nxf2 Qxf2 36. Rf3 Qb6 37. Qh6 1-0

May-27-14
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  notyetagm: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

<MVL> wins a miniature today at the <FRENCH TOP 12 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP>, beating Vaisser in just 22(!) moves.

http://chessbomb.com/o/2014-fr-team...

[BlackTime "1080"]
[Round "04"]
[Black "Vaisser, Anatoly"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"]
[WhiteTime "3180"]
[Event "French Team Top 12"]

1.Nf3 f5 2.d3 d6 3.e4 e5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.exf5 Bxf5 6.d4 exd4 7.Nxd4 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 Nf6 9.Bc4 c6 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 d5 12.O-O-O Be7 13.Rhe1 O-O 14.Qe5 Bg4 15.f3 Bd6 16.Nxd5 cxd5 17.Rxd5 Bxe5 18.Rxd8+ Kh7 19.Bd3+ g6 20.Rxf8 Rxf8 21.Kb1 Bf4 22.Bxf6 Ra8 1-0

May-27-14
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  notyetagm: M Vachier-Lagrave vs Vaisser, 2014


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15 ... ♗e7-d6?


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16 ♘c3xd5!!


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Jun-06-14
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  Tal7777777: Am I looking at the top or the bottom of your board? :)
Jun-16-14
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  notyetagm: <Tal7777777: Am I looking at the top or the bottom of your board? :)>

In reference to what???

Jun-17-14
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  notyetagm: <2014 FIDE WORLD RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP>

http://chess-results.com/tnr137973....

Jun-19-14
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  notyetagm: <2014 FIDE WORLD BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP>

http://chess-results.com/tnr138146....

Jun-19-14
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: Brussels Blitz 1987
Jul-01-14
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  notyetagm: <15th European Individual Women's Chess Championship>

http://chess-results.com/tnr136442....

Jul-11-14
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  notyetagm: <PGN SUBMISSION>

20 Qg5xf6! 1-0, based on the RELOADER 20 ... Bg7xQf6 21 Bd4xBf6 and an unstoppable ROOK & BISHOP MATE on h8, would make a good Monday/Tuesday puzzle.

From CHESS TODAY: TEST YOURSELF!, CT-4990, July 7, 2014.

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[Event "Hotel La Borona Closed 2014"]
[Site "Gijon ESP"]
[Date "2014.06.29"]
[Round "6.2"]
[White "Suarez Real, A."]
[Black "Alonso Alvarez, A."]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2415"]
[BlackElo "2254"]
[ECO "B76"]
[PlyCount "39"]
[EventDate "2014.06.25"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[EventCategory "6"]
[Source "Chess Today"]
[SourceDate "2014.07.07"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O Nxd4 10. Bxd4 Be6 11. Kb1 Qc7 12. h4 Rfc8 13. h5 Qa5 14. hxg6 hxg6 15. a3 Rab8 16. Bd3 b5 17. Qg5 Qc7 18. e5 b4 19. exf6 exf6 Diagram #
20. Qxf6
(20. Bxf6 bxc3 21. b4 Qc5)

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Jul-18-14
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: Reinfeld: Chess Masters on Winning Chess
Jul-21-14
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  notyetagm: <2014 POLITIKEN CUP>

http://chess-results.com/tnr123323....

Jul-25-14  DcGentle: <notyetagm>: Sorry for the late reply, but thanks for this mate on move 5.

Amazing, what people can overlook, but not only people, also engines.

I am busy with the World Team game, as you may know.... ;-)

We'll see.

Ģ

Jul-30-14
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  notyetagm: I need the Informant Δ symbol for Evernote.
Aug-25-14
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  notyetagm: <NOTEBOOM MAIN LINE> => Opening Explorer
Aug-27-14
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  notyetagm: User: The Last Straw
Sep-16-14
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  notyetagm: <2014 WORLD YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS>

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr144...

Oct-06-14
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  notyetagm: <2014 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP>

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr147...

Oct-16-14
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  notyetagm: S Khademalsharieh vs A Goryachkina, 2014

OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!

An <OPENING CATASTROPHE> on Board 1 in Round 10:

10 ... g5-g4 0-1


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If the White f3-knight moves, then Black plays 11 ... ♘e4x♘d2 and White cannot take back becase 12 ♕d1x♘d2?? ♗f8-b4 <PINS> the White d2-queen to the e1-king.

A *crushing* way to lose a White game on Board 1 late in the tournament. White must have been in shock after this game.

<THE UNDERRATED REMOVAL OF THE GUARD> stikes again!

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[White "Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat"]
[Black "Goryachkina, Aleksandra"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Round "10"]
[Date "Thu Oct 16 2014"]
[WhiteClock "1:02:06"]
[BlackClock "1:13:04"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Bg5 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Qa5+ 7. Nbd2 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Ne4 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 g4 0-1

Oct-17-14
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  ketchuplover: I rate ROTG most highly :)
Oct-24-14  The17thPawn: <notyetagm> - Have you compiled a swindles collection of games? If not are you aware of one on this site? Thank you in advance for any insight you may offer.
Oct-25-14
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  OhioChessFan: <17> try Game Collection Search
Oct-25-14  The17thPawn: <OhioChessFan> - Thanks for the link.
Nov-29-14
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  notyetagm: http://chess-results.com/tnr153113....
Dec-04-14
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  notyetagm: Can some <ALEKHINE FAN> please identify this position from an Alekhine game?


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White has just <BROKEN THE PIN> on the <UNDEFENDED> White d3-queen with 1 ♘d4-e6!, threatening ... ♕d5x♕d3?? ♖c2-c7#. And 1 ... ♕d5-a5 protecting c7 can be met by the <REMOVAL OF THE GUARD> 2 ♕d3-b5+!.

Thanks

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