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  1. 06 Oct '13 14:37 / 2 edits
    greenpawn34 - jankrb RHP Championship Rd2.

    Complete with my specualtive thoughts on the specualtive play.

  2. 07 Oct '13 20:28
    Thanks for this - I enjoyed the comments from a human perspective rather than long lines of variations.
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    08 Oct '13 11:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    greenpawn34 - jankrb RHP Championship Rd2.

    Complete with my specualtive thoughts on the specualtive play.

    [pgn]
    1. e4 Nc6 {This guff. It does not even have a unique name. Nimzo's Other...Huh!. It should be a pawn on c6 v 1.e4 not a Knight.} 2. d4 e5 3. d5 Nce7 4. Bg5 {And why not. What are the principles? Develop and hinder also the d5 pawn spots ...[text shortened]... d-file sit on c1 in a defensive role. This guy is not going to blow it from there. 0-1.} [/pgn]
    Jankrb beats me like an old rug, so I know the feeling. It seems like every game I feel very good about my position right up until I lose.

    Musicians seem to have a special talent for chess, and I suppose he is our Taimanov. At the very least, if RHP every had an orchestra, we know who our conductor would be!
  4. 08 Oct '13 13:17 / 2 edits
    Hi Paul.

    I doubt I would played much different if it had been OTB.
    I certainly would have sacced on a6. Why not?
    Perhaps I would have got my Kingside more active rather than just
    my impatient moves.

    I may have sensed and looked at the coming c5 and not banked on
    the discovered check which got the 5 second that looks good treatment.
    I would have seen the attack was failing and dug in hoping to catch
    him as he unwinds for his win. Won loads like that.

    Last handful of moves were just played with a shrug.
    OTB with my favourite ally who has dug me out of a more than few holes
    'The Clock' (I never, touch wood, lost a game on time.) ticking I would
    have set a few problems....and still lost. 🙂

    "....my impatient moves."

    In our other game, I tossd a wing pawn to take his mind off the
    centre and it was shaping up to be an interesting game and then...


    Here as Black I quickly played 21...Qb7?? and my a5 Knight had no retreat
    in answer to b4.
    I plodded about for a few moves but soon resigned.

    All good fun on the swings and roundabouts.
    In a couple of other games I swindled a couple draw/losses into wins.
    in the game v Boogada Game 10212829 (I'll note the other game up.)

    Here I've just played 28.Qf6+ and sent in the conditional moves.


    28....Kd7 29.Qf4+ Kd8 30.Qf6+ Kd7 31.Qf4+ a perp draw.

    Instead the King strayed onto the e-file allowing Re1+ and Black was mated.
  5. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    08 Oct '13 14:47
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Paul.

    I doubt I would played much different if it had been OTB.
    I certainly would have sacced on a6. Why not?
    Perhaps I would have got my Kingside more active rather than just
    my impatient moves.

    I may have sensed and looked at the coming c5 and not banked on
    the discovered check which got the 5 second that looks good treatment.
    I would hav ...[text shortened]... Qf4+ a perp draw.

    Instead the King strayed onto the e-file allowing Re1+ and Black was mated.
    In OTB play I never use enough time, and my friends nag me about it. I have never even been close to losing on time.

    I think I move quickly because I am so fearful of getting into time trouble that I avoid the possibility. It has helped me at times, as I often get my opponents in time pressure, but that's really a poor rationalization for superficial play.

    I thought playing here would help, but it has had the opposite effect, because the difference is more stark, and I feel the clock even more acutely OTB.

    I am considering putting myself on the clock with each game here, just to mimic tournament conditions. I don't care about my rating here, so I would only have to avoid that for clan games where others depend on my result.

    I recently was fortunate to attend a small group weekend training session with GM Lars Bo Hansen (see link below), and he included some insightful tips about time management.

    He says that the Russian School of Chess teaches that a player should stop and spend 10 minutes as soon as the game leaves the player's "book" knowledge in the opening. The time should be spent to absorb and assess what is going on in the game, not just identifying candidate moves. He says he uses that idea in his own games, and I am going to try it going forward.

    I am playing in an OTB tournament this weekend, and I am looking forward to seeing what I can apply that I learned from him. Very eye-opening.

    http://www.orlandochesshouse.com/master_chess.htm
  6. Subscriber jankrb
    Conductor
    08 Oct '13 14:52 / 1 edit
    Thanks, GP, for posting! I like your comments and, in both of our games, I liked your style!
    I do play a lot 1. ... Pc6 at the moment. I had some success with it at our OTB club.
    I am studying "The dark knight system" by James Schuyler. Lots of games of Tony Miles are analysed.
  7. 08 Oct '13 14:54
    jankrb only has 63 games on the go at the moment (it was over 100 last time I looked) so it's not surprising that he was able to avoid all the tactically pitfalls in this game.
  8. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    08 Oct '13 15:01
    GP, Did you consider preparing the Queenside attack a little first? When i looked though, i couldn't help feeling that you had time to play a2-a4 and possibly a4-a5 before playing the sac..?
  9. 08 Oct '13 18:45 / 1 edit
    Hi Paul.

    Remember there are two clocks. Think on his time.
    Take wee fantasy trips. It's free.
    I never go for a wander during a game I stay at the board all the time.
    If you see me having a stroll before the game ends I have wrapped it up.

    Hi Jankers.

    Did I turn down a perpetual offer after you moved the c8 Knight?


    Hi Marinka.

    Let's have a look.


    Nah he's got Nf5 coming.
    It's got most of the ingrediants of a classical Bishop whammo on h7.
    Nothing can get to c6, the centre is locked, the Knight jumps to b5
    with hits on a7 & c7, The d1 Rook joins in. What else can you play?

    Its' not too hard to defend, I just never saw c5 coming but looking at
    it after he played it was else did he have that did not give me chances.

    Sound or not it's what I wanted to play, it's how I play.
    Find a threat, go for it, keep threatening things till one works.
    And I believe 100% in saccers luck.

    From the same round in the RHP Ch.

    greenpawn - batjuchin

    Nearly the same set up. Instead of Bxa6 I played 22.Bxh6.


    I attack with a Queen, Rook and Knight.
    His Queen is really out of it on b7 - it went there to put pressure on
    my poor e-pawn.

    After 22..gxh6 (I never considered what I might I do if he never took it.)
    The Knight goes to f5, the Queen and Rook join the fun.

    And Black blundered. 22...gxh6 23.Nf5 Kh7?
    23...Bf8 looks the move and then it's all up in the air.

    24.Nxe7


    Black resigned I have my bit back and a stonking attack.
  10. 09 Oct '13 19:19
    Hello greenpawn34!

    I am feeling curious. Why did you not played 3. Nf3, going for a Scotch game?. I use to do that to avoid any "home" preparation.

    It has been an interesting game anyway. Thanks for posting.
  11. 10 Oct '13 00:34
    Hi radicalcpp

    3.Nf3 takes us into reams of theory and I suspect Black was ready for it.
    I've never had the position after 4.Bg5, it looked OK.
    After 4.d6 it was the 2nd thing I thought of. So I played it.
    It may be theory, I don't know.
  12. 07 Nov '13 00:22
    Here's a loss from Rd2 of this years championship (where I've taken a bit of a hammering it has to be said). Just look how long I was threatening mate in 1....