chessgames.com
 
Chessgames.com User Profile Chessforum
sevenseaman
Member since May-16-10 · Last seen Apr-16-14
Punjab, India. Amateur interest, no rating. Anand, Alekhine and Tal are my favorite masters. A year on I add Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen. After seeing his performance in this year's Tata Steel, specifically his game against Giri, I have the pleasure of adding Aronian.

http://www.caissa.com/chess-tools/p...

PGN Viewer: http://chesstempo.com/pgn-viewer.html

http://www.k4it.de/index.php?topic=...
Nalimov Tables

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

Chessgames.com Full Member

   sevenseaman has kibitzed 5712 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-11-14 sevenseaman chessforum
 
sevenseaman: 93116 Only a computer? [DIAGRAM] White. <1. f5 Nxe5 2. Bxe5 Bxe5 3. f6 Bxf6 4. Ng6+ fxg6 5. Qxc7 Rxd6 6. Qxd6 >1-0. Can humans also do it? improbable, I'd say. The human effort; 1. f5 Rxd6 2. Qxg7+ Ke8 (Kxg7 3. exd6+) 3. Qg8+ Kd7 4. Qxf7+ Kc8 5. Qxc7+ Kxc7 6. exd6+ ...
 
   Mar-31-14 The Last Straw chessforum
 
sevenseaman: Hi <Straw>. Your wonderful avatar pulled me here.
 
   Mar-23-14 Anand vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: The end is ok but I thought 51. Qf8+ was sharper.
 
   Mar-21-14 morfishine chessforum (replies)
 
...
 
   Mar-12-14 Shams chessforum (replies)
 
sevenseaman: Thanks <Shams>. I have the best wishes for <Vishy> but sadly not much hope.
 
   Jan-21-14 Harikrishna vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: <31...Qxa7> is altogether pointless. Pentala's sharp attack on the Black K did not leave Naka this luxury.
 
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

A Close Call

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 78 OF 78 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Mar-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 61453 All Entrances locked.


click for larger view

B.

You wont get anything out of it until you think of opening the d1 gate.

Mar-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <sevenseaman> Our friend Anand is doing quite well in the Candidates! His positional play is excellent
Mar-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: <morfishine> Hi. Yes, your analytical instincts have supported your predictive inclinations.

I continue to back <Aronian>. His loss to a marauding <Mamedyarov> was disheartening though.

<Mamedyarov >, interestingly now has 3 of each result, the only case.

Mar-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Anand
Mar-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 75209 Falling in love with a puzzle!


click for larger view

B.

Its a matter of timing. Do not kiss the girl until she's ready for it. Temptation to take Bf5 is too tantalizing. But look at the positional perils you risk;

1. exposes the R at g7
2. triple your Ps awkwardly
3. activate the dsb at f7

This is what may happen to you;

1... gxf5 2. Rxg7+ Kxg7 3. Bh6+ Kg6 4. Bf4 Rxb2+ 5. Kc1 Rb1+ 6. Kc2 Rb2+ 7. Kc1 Kg7 8. Bh6+ Kh7 9. Bg5+ Kg8 10. Bxf6 Rxh2 11. Qxh2 Kf8 12. Qh8#

Funnily the way home is;

1... cxb2 2. Be3 Qa5 3. Qxf6 Qxa3 4. Bd4 Qa1+ 5. Kc2 b1=Q+ 6. Rxb1 Qxb1+ 0-1

Mar-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 75880 Standardized Technique (GM/computer)


click for larger view

Black.

Very hard but par for the computer; low level GMs could falter.

Standardized? Because there is no scope for any change in a move (or move order). <<<<<1... Qg4+ > (1...Qg3+ is very tempting but 2. Kh1 Qh3+ 3. Nh2 Nf3 4. Bf4?) <2. Kh1 Nxf3> (an absolute must to secure a7 for future use) < 3. Bxf3 Qh3+ 4. Kg1 Bd6 5. Bf4 Bxf4 6. Re1 Bh2+ 7. Kh1 Bg3+ 8. Kg1 Qh2+ 9. Kf1 Qxf2#>>>>>

Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 71096 Logic Cracks it.

Logic has no favorites except the best!


click for larger view

Black

You want to move your pawn-attacked N but where?
<1...Ne4> the best place, sans doubt. <2. Qxe4> Now you can take the Q but is it the best move? <2...Bxg5+!> better, eh? (pushes the reluctant K into a distasteful pin) <3. Kb1 Qxc3!!> infinitely better to exploit the pin, White Q is going nowhere. <4. Qxb4 Qxb4>

Q.E.D.

Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 19197 Cul-de-saccing a Queen!


click for larger view

Black.

1...Bf6 2. Qd6 Qh4 3. Na4 Be7 4. Qxd7 Rxd7
Initially Bf8 looked good to me but that allows White the good move 2. Qg5!

Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Anand did it and he has plenty of time to prepare!
Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: Yes <morf>. I like your objective assessment of Anand's chances in the 'Candidates'. My reaction was emotional, regrettably.

Now, kindly allow me to waffle a little!

Preparation is fine, and Anand should be expected to make a job of it. However I think its his approach that will have to drastically change.

Carlsen's chess is far from predictable. His responses and innovations on the board are sound (most of the time), and he does not fall into known patterns.

That means the surprise element in his game is ever-present. This surely means he could make an odd error of judgment somewhere.

And Anand has to have the grability to deal with chances that could accrue from his opponent's constant effort to improvise.

I feel he must have a couple of seconds from the young brigade ( VLG, Caruana, Grishuk, Karjakin, Mamedyarov; some of them were missing from the field in the 'Candidates' unfortunately).

Thanks to you I was able to follow some of the live broadcasts.

Apr-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: To define a 'quiet move'.

Quiet Move (chesstempo)

A move which is not forcing, i.e. a move which does not directly attack or capture an enemy piece. In tactics problems, a quiet move is often used to control important squares or guard your own pieces from future capture, before launching a more direct attack in subsequent moves.

An example;


click for larger view

Black.

1...Nf5

The knight move is quiet, in that it does not directly attack or take a piece, instead it reduces the mobility of the king, allowing the mate to occur.

2. Bc8 f6# *

Apr-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 60072 Priority of facing own mate dictates solution.


click for larger view

White.

You are facing mate. <2. Qh1#>. So what do you do? Quite simple, you force a mate.

Apr-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 64626 A Loaded Pistol


click for larger view

White.

The Black K is in for a double check(when taking one checker is of no use, the K must move out of check). White uses his gun to the opponents' temple in a very ingenious manner and attains a winning status in 6. How?(I didn't get it either).

Apr-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 89045
Day of the Knight!


click for larger view

White.

Apr-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <sevenseaman> I felt that Anand was able to re-group after the fall debacle. He is so humble and honest within himself, I felt that his mere presence at the Candidates spoke volumes. In other words, he wouldn't be there if didn't think he would succeed.

With that said, I think his play was powerful and fairly remarkable, in that he himself knew exactly what HE had to do, and what happened after was left to fate, so to speak.

His positional play was so solid, this made a statement: "Only with this approach, will anyone, much less myself, have a chance against Carlsen"

This is not a quote, but what I guess that he was or has been thinking.

You are very correct in that he must surround himself with a powerful team to prepare correctly. The approach must embrace both breadth and depth in the overall strategy. He has always been wanting in depth for some reason. I don't know why that is: a mystery

*****

Apr-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Last Straw: Hello <sevenseaman>! Sorry, I didn't notice your post on my forum until just now. :) Thanks for the comment about my avatar! Very nice of you.
Apr-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: Hi <morf>! < I felt that Anand was able to re-group after the fall debacle. He is so humble and honest within himself, I felt that his mere presence at the Candidates spoke volumes. In other words, he wouldn't be there if didn't think he would succeed.>

Your belief in Anand's ability to regroup so soon is enviable. I on the other hand felt he had been pushed into the 'Candidates' by well-wishers like <Kramnik> et al.

Let us see what happens this time around. His chess career has seen crests and troughs; I am thinking of his match against <Kasparov>. Though it was much closer, it was a debacle in every sense.

He has to revise his plan of how he is going to deal with the 'wolf at his doorstep'. Having a sound/modern team of seconds is a very important first step.

There is some scent in the air that Kaspy wishes to coach him to reclaim the title. I think the idea is quaint, dubious and quite retrograde. I wouldn't put any of my eggs in that basket. Lets hope Anand continues to remain a free spirit that he is.

Apr-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 76873 Ploys Are the Toys


click for larger view

W.

Its nearly impossible see a win here. But there is a tactical shot though not easily visible. In tactics ploys are your toys!

There are three Q checks available; 1. Qc8+, 1. Qg8+ and 1. Qc6+. In my view the last one is the least likely to be chosen. But if you have cottoned on to the idea it will be the only one to play.

The K is forced to go East.


click for larger view

Black.
<1. Qc6+ Kf8>
And now the axe falls.
<2. Rxf5+> and Black loses his Q.

You could disagree and play would go on like this;

<1. Qc6+ Kf8 2. Rxf5+ Rf7 3. Qa8+ Kg7 4. Rxf7+ Kxf7 5. Qxa7+ Ke6 6. Qa6+ Ke5 7. Qb5+ Kf6 8. Qc6+ Kf5 >


click for larger view

and Black has a losing game.

Apr-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 101926 Too Computerish?


click for larger view

B. <1...d2 2. Rd1 Ne1 3. Rxe1 > Normal service, but who'll see the next move?


click for larger view

W. <3. a5> and the White Q can no more defend d7 and must fall on her sword. <4. Qxd7 exd7> and 0-1

Apr-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <sevenseaman> Well, my appraisal of Anand was based on some subtle aspects that others may have not considered. There mere fact that Anand included himself in the Candidates was noteworthy. The notion that he was demoralized or had his confidence crushed in losing to Carlsen was unfounded, simply by him participating in the Candidates. Anand is too true as a person to include himself if he really thought he didn't belong.

Also, his preparation habits are legendary. So, the Candidates was a perfect opportunity to re-enter competition.

Oddly too, the strange thing is before the WC match, during and onto the Candidates, Anand has actually been improving. Missed opportunities in individual games do not erase this fact. I think some brutal self assessment gave him many positives to build on, and this has grown to fruition in the Candidates.

The next six months will show if Anand can prepare correctly and strongly from a strategic perspective. I think he will be in top form and his positional play will be without parallel

Except of course Carlsen will play great positionally. This is why the match will be great.

*****

Apr-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 90479 Hotter than chillies!


click for larger view

B.

1...Rxe5 2. Qh4+ f6 3. h3 Rg5 4. Qe4 Qxh3+ 5. Kg1 f5 6. Rxg5 fxe4

Apr-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 78890 If I were a GM?


click for larger view

W.

I'd play like this;

<1. Rxe5 fxe5> ( 1. Rxe5 Qf8 2. Rxe8 Rxe8 3. Rd7 b5 4. Bf3 b4 5. Be4 Qg8 6. Bd5 Qf8 7. Ra7 Rb8 8. Rxa6 b3 )<2. Bd3 g6 3. Qf6+ Kg8 4. Be4(threatening Bd5+) Red8 5. Rxd8+ Rxd8 6. Qxd8+> routinely.

Since I make such good plays only once in a while, I aint a GM. Q.E.D. Aspirant, huh?

Apr-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 42450 No where near being a GM.


click for larger view

W. 1. Qd6+ Kb7 2. Qd7+ Ka8 3. Qc6+ Kb8 4. Qb5+ Ka8 5. Rd1 Rc8 6. Rd7 Qd5 7. Rxd5

I didn't find this excellent play!! (not so difficult, huh?)

Apr-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 73382 Tactics? Its normal play.


click for larger view

B.

1...Qf2 2. Rg1 Re8 3. c7 Rxe4 4. c8=Q+ Kg7 5. h4 Qxg1+ 6. Kxg1 e1=Q+ 7. Qxe1 Rxe1+ 8. Kg2 d2 9. Qg4 d1=Q 10. Qxd1 Rxd1

Or against slightly loose defense;
1... Qf2 2. Rg1 Re8 3. Qxd3 e1=Q 4. Rxe1 Qxe1+ 5. Kg2 Rxe4 6. c7 Re8 7. a4 Qe7 8. Qb5 Kg7 9. Qc4 Rc8

76653 Normal play! Absolutely.


click for larger view

B.

1... Bb7 2. Rg1 Qb4 3. Qxc7 Rxg2 4. Rxg2 Bxg2+ 5. Kxg2 Qxb2+ 6. Kh3 Qa3+ 7. Qg3 Qxg3+ 8. Kxg3 Bxa1 9. Kf3

There aren't any tricks involved. I think this is how you'd play in a real game.

Apr-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: 93116 Only a computer?


click for larger view

White.
<1. f5 Nxe5 2. Bxe5 Bxe5 3. f6 Bxf6 4. Ng6+ fxg6 5. Qxc7 Rxd6 6. Qxd6 >1-0.

Can humans also do it? improbable, I'd say.

The human effort;

1. f5 Rxd6 2. Qxg7+ Ke8 (Kxg7 3. exd6+) 3. Qg8+ Kd7 4. Qxf7+ Kc8 5. Qxc7+ Kxc7 6. exd6+ Kxd6 7. f6 Kd7 Fair enough!

Jump to page #   (enter # from 1 to 78)
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 78 OF 78 ·  Later Kibitzing>

A free online guide presented by Chessgames.com
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific user and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.

You are not logged in to chessgames.com.
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:
  


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Little ChessPartner | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies