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Ed Trice
Member since Jul-11-07 · Last seen Aug-04-09
Inventor of Gothic Chess, see for more details. Some of my better games:

As black I mate in 5 that I guarantee you have never seen before:

A complete game with a mate in 8 moves using only a Knight and a Bishop:

Mate in 15 with an interesting sacrifice

A surprising mate in 6 moves

Sacrificing material early on to create a strategically won position requiring many moves to solidify:

A forced checkmate in 268 moves that can you replay one move at a time:

An amazing program:

   Ed Trice has kibitzed 738 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-03-09 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
Ed Trice: <A Karpov Fan: Well I'm happy to Ed. In fact the only thing that could make me more happy is if I had a house on Mars. Could you help me out?> Sure thing. First, learn English. It's "too" when you mean "also". It's "happier" when you are comparing two states of comparitive ...
   Aug-03-09 Yaacov Norowitz (replies)
Ed Trice: Yaacov has, what, like a 3000 blitz rating on ICC?
   Aug-03-09 Arpad Elo (replies)
Ed Trice: Tal's quote sum up "complexity" from your discussion nicely: "You have to take your opponent into a deep, dark forest where 2 + 2 = 5, and the path out is only wide enough for one."
   Aug-03-09 Raymond Keene (replies)
Ed Trice: I don't know if it's widely known yet, but the new USCF "standard" time control features a 30-second increment (not a delay!) The Main Line Chess Club changed their format from 70 min with a 5-second delay to 50 minutes with 30 second increment, and I found this very enjoyable. In ...
   Aug-03-09 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
Ed Trice: <The inconsistent results just show that there has been no 'absolute champion' since kasparov. Kramnik, Topa and Vishy are like 3 great pool sharks or poker players, one gets hot and is on top for awhile, but none of the three is shown to be the absolute best.> Let's not ...
   Aug-03-09 Ed Trice chessforum (replies)
Ed Trice: <OhioChessFan> The same point I tried to raise with <PinnedPiece> who insists "they" are different people.
   Aug-02-09 Lasker vs Schlechter, 1910 (replies)
Ed Trice: Now that's what I call analysis!
   Jul-30-09 J Mollison vs M Lunn, 2009 (replies)
Ed Trice: I would have never thought of trying 12. c5 with the threat of black's e4 coming in that position.
   Jul-29-09 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Ed Trice: Interesting link about Rob MItchell is here
   Jul-28-09 M61MG Wrestler chessforum (replies)
Ed Trice: <In 2008, he tried multiple times to add information about his BS $15,000,000 Gothic Chess tournament to the Wikipedia article about Bobby Fischer.> Yet when FIscher died, this was prominently mentioned in The Philadelphia Inquirer. I ...
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