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Veselin Topalov vs Mahmood Lodhi
Chess Olympiad (2010), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 4, Sep-24
Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Classical System (D18)  ·  1-0



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Nov-24-10  Fezzik: Regarding this position:

I missed Be7!! Once I saw it, I fully understood it. I think this was a bit harder than the usual 2 star puzzle though. White had a large number of candidate moves and Be7!! was far down the list of most obvious moves at the start.

I'm not saying this is insanely difficult, but it's harder than the average bear. err.. puzzle.

Nov-24-10  SufferingBruin: Okay, just because <Once> is classy doesn't mean I have to be. I've become a better player and writer (horrible player to begin with but I can turn a phrase) just from reading his posts.

So... who's got the issue? Ah, it's <emonys>. Shall we examine some past comments? It's not hard--he's posted eight times in six years.

From 11/9/10: <emonys: Once, your story is amusing, but your spelling is horific use spell check in the future please>

Okay, people? No more posts with 'horific' spelling.

From 2/8/08: <Chess is nothing more than a hobby, or a distraction from the realities of life. Unless you obtain the GM title. And everbody else, is only just like a volunteer fireman, no money, just want to be somebody>

'Everbody' should learn to spell correctly. And not waste their life playing chess or being a volunteer fireman. Or something.

Jan. 18, 2008: <emonys: Will all you nieve people, quit saying R.I.P. You must be very insecure in your life. B.Fischer was a psychopath, and if he was your HERO shame on you stupid.>

Inscrutable writing style? Check.

Mizspeled words galore? Check.

Jealous of a better writer? Only a 'nieve' person would think otherwise.

Nov-24-10  Zorts: I tried 32.Qg5+ Kh7 33.Rc4 pe4 34.Bxf8 Qxf8 (all forced) 35.Rxc6 Rd6 36.Qh5+ Qh6 then the vulnerable f7 pawn falls with 37.Qxf7+ Qg7 38.QxQ+ KxQ 39.Rxd6 Rook. Probably not sound as black might be able to wriggle out somehow.
Nov-24-10  WhiteRook48: i had 32 Qg5+ followed by Rxc6
Nov-24-10  LIFE Master AJ: <<Once> "To make it up to you, here's one of my favourite jokes: Did you hear about the dyslexic devil worshipper who sold his soul to Santa?">

You are a nut. (Meant in the best possible way, honestly.) And a funny nut- at that.

Thanks for the laugh.

Can you direct me to the story that caused so much hysteria? (I am curious.)

Nov-24-10  LIFE Master AJ: <Once> I am sure that I speak for the majority of the CG "uzserz."

Your posts are always great, funny and very entertaining. Some are downright inspired! (To be honest, I am often jealous. IF I had your talent, I am sure that I would have written many best-selling books by now.)

Of course, some of your posts are much better than others. Pure inspiration - obviously. As a fellow writer ... I have won several CJA awards over the years ... I can say that not all of your stuff is going to be inspired. (Just a fact of life.)

Ignore the twits. If need be, I will be the "DIRTY MUSCLE" and put the loud-mouth nin-com-poops in their place.

Nov-24-10  wals: Missed that one.

Rybka 4 x 64

depth: 21 : 17 min :
Black error
(+1.68):20...Bxc3. Best, Rfd8, +0.78.

1. (0.78): 20...Rfd8 21.Qh4+ Kg8[] 22.Bg5 Nde8 23.Rxd8 Rxd8 24.Qh3 Bc5 25.Qf1 Rb8 26.Rb1 Rb4 27.Kg2 Qb7 28.Qc1 Ng4 29.f3 Nf2 30.Qd2 Nd6 31.b3 Qd7 32.Be3 Bxe3 33.Qxe3

2. (0.90): 20...Rad8 21.Qh4+ Kg8[] 22.Bg5 Nb7 23.Bb3 Nc5 24.Bc2 Rb8 25.Bxf6 Qxf6 26.Qxf6 gxf6 27.Rab1 Kg7 28.h4 Ne6 29.Kg2 Nd4 30.Bd3 Rfd8 31.Bc4 Be7 32.h5 Rb4 33.b3 Rdb8

depth: 18 : 5 min :
Black blunder
(+4.35):25...Qe8. Best, c5, +1.67.

depth: 23 : 56 Min :
Black blunder
(+6.75):30...Rd8, is the best.

depth: 21 :
Black blunder
(+10.36):31...gxf5. Best, c5, +5.79.

Black, 32... Rd1+, +#8,(best, Rd6, +10.00), was a case of hit the road Black, and don't come back, no more, no more.

Nov-24-10  gazzawhite: Wow I'm surprised I got this right. I think it may be because I didn't really look into the position very deeply. 32. Rc4 and 32. Rxc6 both had (to me) annoying replies by black, while 32. Be7 prevented black's queen from moving to e6.
Nov-24-10  Dr. Pipit Wagtail: I am sure that I speak for the majority of the CG "uzserz" so far as the majority of CG "userz" consider anyone who claims to speak for them is a birdbrain. Let's concern ourselves with chess here.
Nov-24-10  wals: (<Dr Pipit Wagtail> I second that.
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  Machado: <Once> Although I rarely write here I usually look at POTD and learn from the many kibitzers. Your posts are not only entertaining, most of them are also instructive focusing on the strategy to come to the puzzle position. I wish I had one tenth of your imagination. Even the Lord of The Rings stuff you called rubish was not bad at all IMO. Of course you should only write if it pleases you.
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  OBIT: <Once:>I believe you have just learned something about keeping expectations at a manageable level. When too much of your material is clever, people start to expect it every time. Worse yet, they get blase about your efforts. The only way to deal with this is to write a lot of stuff that is medicore at best and even throw in some absolute crap, thereby ensuring your primo material stands out.

I mean, nobody understands the importance of lowering the bar better than politicians. Think about what happens before every political debate: Both sides claim their opponent is far better at polemics, and their only hope is that they can complete two or three coherent thoughts and not fall off the podium. By setting the bar that low, there's no way they can lose.

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  Breunor: Once,

I want to add to the chorus of people saying that we enjoy your posts greatly; I think the nature of these types of forums is that negative commenters are more likely to post than positive ones. I suspect though that you have a lot of fans like me who enjoy your posts even if we don't say anything.

So for our/my sake, please keep up the good work!

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  Gypsy: <lzromeu: Rxc6 doesn't work,
because: ...rd1+; 33kg2 Qa8 (pin the rook)>

I must be missing something. After <32.Rxc6 Rd1+ 33.Kg2 Qh8> and <34.Kh3>, the position looks like curtains for Black.

Nov-24-10  schoenlinglittleking: <once> Chess is a great get-away. Your quips are fun short stories. Have another pint, and write away!
Nov-24-10  caissafan1963: M. Hassan, how about 37. Rh8+ instead of Qxd1?
Nov-24-10  caissafan1963: SufferingBruin, how dare you! Hooked on Ebonics, works for him!
Nov-24-10  gunsan: I love your writings! Keep it up Once.
Nov-24-10  WiseWizard: Standing Ovation for Once!
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  patzer2: Maybe 23. Bb1! would make for a good weekend puzzle. It seems to be a forced win from here, even though it requires a little precision on the followup. Topalov's play is instructive, as he apparently makes no mistakes once he gets his winning advantage.
Nov-25-10  LIFE Master AJ: <Nov-24-10
scormus: <Once> Your posts are what keeps me getting up early in the morning to read the CG POTD, especially if I havent had much success with the puzzles, like today. Just watch out for trolls and balrogs ;-) >

Balrogs, huh? Been reading too much LoTR ... I reckon.

By the way, I have "The One Ring." Its what made me such a good player.


Nov-25-10  LIFE Master AJ: <Nov-24-10 Dr. Pipit Wagtail:>

Maybe when you have a few posts, (say over 250); you will say something actually worth responding to.

Nov-25-10  LIFE Master AJ: "birdbrain" ?!?

And I would match my IQ with yours ... anytime. (When I was in High School, I was in the top 1% in the whole state of Florida. This was verified over and over and over again.)

I have been a member of Mensa ... and many other "high IQ" groups. (I never liked most of them. Despite their obvious brainpower, them seem to lack real self esteem. You could not have a conversation with one of them for five minutes without their mentioning their IQ score.)

And - from my observations - birds are actually very intelligent. At least they know when to fly south for the winter.

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  Once: Heck, I think it's time to stop guys! I feel my loved-up than a lingerie model who has accidentally wandered into a Hell's Angel bar, and just as uncomfortable. Time to get back to the chess I think.
Aug-31-13  MarkFinan: LMAJ.. <I will be the "DIRTY MUSCLE"> !!!

HAHAHAHAHA :-) :-) :-)

Oh deary me LOL

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