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Member since Apr-16-03 · Last seen Dec-21-03
I am turning 18 July 26th, 2003! I love playing chess, and I estimate my playing strength at 1700-1800 (my actual rating is only 1446 as of 04/17/03). My favorite openings as White are the Moller Attack, the Two Knights Defense, and almost any type of Sicilian. As Black, I like playing against the Moller Attack and especially enjoy the complications of 7. Bd2 Nxe4!?. I also like the Slav with ...g6 (or the Grunfeld with ...c6). I tend to play better against stronger players, but I often falter in critical make-or-break positions (which is why I lost a won position to an expert recently :(). I enjoy kibitzing on this site.

   KnightBlade has kibitzed 43 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-06-03 Kurkletis vs Vasiukov, 1957 (replies)
KnightBlade: 11...Rb8 is a Diversion sacrifice. It is NOT a decoy sacrifice, or a "removing the guard" sacrifice, or a "deflection" sacrifice. A decoy sacrifice is luring a piece onto a certain square from where it can be targeted. This term is generally used when relating to a piece other ...
   Sep-06-03 Fischer vs Benko, 1965 (replies)
KnightBlade: Relating to my previous post, Spielmann made this distinction in his book "The Art of Sacrifice" (I think that's what its called, but I forget). Although Spielmann didn't mention it, I'm sure he would have considered any sacrifice which forced a draw to be a sham sacrific as ...
   Jul-16-03 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
KnightBlade: Chessamateur: I didn't play your games outt, I just glanced at them, but I can tell you right now that in your second game, you made an opening mstake on your first move! 1 c4 d5 is not good, but not because of what your opponent played, because in many cases that transposes to ...
   Jul-15-03 Blatny vs C R Harmon, 2003 (replies)
KnightBlade: Why didn't Black trade knights??? 38...Nxe5 39. dxe5 Rxd2 40. Rxd2 Ke7 41. Rd4 Rb2 42. Rxc4 Rxa2 looke very drawable to me, as Black's outside passed pawn compensates for White's connected passed pawn. If nothing else, its obviously much better than jst pitching a pawn with ...
   Jul-15-03 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981 (replies)
KnightBlade: Oh, I knew that :D:D:D:D
   Jul-15-03 M Stolberg vs Botvinnik, 1940 (replies)
KnightBlade: For the record, it seems lke 40...Rxg2! is another good continuation, but Black has several promising ideas in that position because of tthe great activity of his pieces and the sick passivity of White's pieces, cowering on the first two ranks in the corner of the board. Another
   Jul-14-03 Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1987
KnightBlade: Sneaky, there are PLENY of examples of difficult problems with only one solution. There might be multiple lines and variations to consdier, and often the solution is only to get a better endgame with winning chances, or even to salvage a draw out of an inferior position, as ...
   Jul-10-03 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 (replies)
KnightBlade: Can somebody explain to me why White lost? look at the position after Karpov's 33rd move. it looks like an easy draw to me white has 2 extra pawns and he''ll probably lost the a pawn but he'll get black's h pawn and i just dont see how black wins, Korchnoi must have made some ...
   Jul-10-03 Polgar vs Karpov, 1993 (replies)
KnightBlade: Why didnt Judit play the obvious 22. Qh3? It could be followed by either Bxd3 and Rc3 or Rfd1 and Rd3. Obviously Black also has to worry about a white piece coming to h6 and if he plays h5 and g5 is weakened as ia g6
   Jul-10-03 Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921 (replies)
KnightBlade: Against 41...Ra7 i would play 42. f4! i dont see how black can stop f5 is looks decisive, there is no way to prevent immediate material loss of at least a pawn, for instance 42...h5 (or 42...h6) 43. f5 Re7 44 fxe6 Nxe6 45 Qh7+ Ke8 46 Qxh5 (or Qxh6) and white just won a pawn.
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