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notyetagm
Member since Mar-15-04 · Last seen Aug-14-20
"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>>:

♕: creates loose squares near enemy king
♗♖♕♕♖♗: attack every single square on their lines ♘: defender cannot defend tactical base, target ♙: threatens to advance to the blockading square

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<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.

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   notyetagm has kibitzed 23420 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-27-20 Chessable Masters (2020) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <Sokrates: Second mini match Carlsen-Caruana. Same result as the first: 2- in favour of the world champion. Thus, in 6 games Caruana only got two draws. What a terrible defeat, even if this format doesn't show his real strength.> Very disappointed. Caruana almost beat ...
 
   May-16-20 Carlsen vs Svidler, 2020 (replies)
 
notyetagm: Carlsen vs Svidler, 2020 37 ♖a5xa7?? [DIAGRAM] Both sides missed that Black has a simple win here.
 
   Mar-09-20 Yoav Milikow
 
notyetagm: Wow, this kid is rating <3112> in bullet on Lichess, #2 on the site to Firouzja, almost 100 points ahead of Carlsen! https://lichess.org/@/sdafad
 
   Feb-23-20 Subramaniyam H Bharath vs Zhou Jianchao, 2020
 
notyetagm: #Chess #ChessBaseIndia Bharath Subramaniyam stuns Zhou Jianchao (2622) | Aeroflot Open 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKr...
 
   Feb-23-20 Subramaniyam H Bharath (replies)
 
notyetagm: #Chess #ChessBaseIndia Bharath Subramaniyam stuns Zhou Jianchao (2622) | Aeroflot Open 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKr...
 
   Feb-22-20 Aeroflot Open (2020) (replies)
 
notyetagm: 12-year-old Indian IM just tied Mamedov for first with 3.5/4. [Event "Aeroflot Open"] [Site "chess24.com"] [Date "2020.02.22"] [Round "4"] [White "Bharath Subramaniyam H"] [Black "Zhou, Jianchao"] [Result "1-0"] [Board "3"] [WhiteElo "2402"] [WhiteTitle ...
 
   Jan-24-20 Ju - Goryachkina Women's World Championship Match (2020) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <MissScarlett: Is anyone out there prepared to admit they'd never heard of Goryachkina before this match began?> She dominated the FIDE Candidates (Women) (2019) . FIDE Candidates (Women) (2019)/Aleksandra Goryachkina She went <+6 =7 -0> in the first 13 rounds to win ...
 
   Jan-22-20 A Firouzja vs Carlsen, 2020 (replies)
 
notyetagm: If this was Star Wars, DARTH MAGNUS: "You have much to learn, young Alireza." FIROUZJA: "Yes, my master."
 
   Jan-19-20 Tata Steel Masters (2020) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <perfidious: This youngster is but a debutant of an event barely halfway to completion; comparisons to Carlsen's first venture into the stormy seas of Wijk aan Zee do Firouzja no favours and set the bar ineluctably high> It's an apples-to-apples comparison: the debut of a ...
 
   Dec-21-19 Grand Prix Jerusalem (2019) (replies)
 
notyetagm: <Sokrates: ... He has done well in this tournament and fully deserves his seat in the Candidates. I don't see him come near the top of that contest, but he is a tricky player who might surprise.> I disagree. Nepo is *immensely* talented. I think the only players who can ...
 
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