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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Jul '12 23:33
    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2012.7.21"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "sonhouse"]
    [Black "sergei077777"]
    [Result "1-0"]

  2. 22 Jul '12 13:36
    Nice game, felt you had a critical phase in the middle:

    Very nice final mate by the way.

    Just a side note you missed a mate against me yesterday

  3. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    22 Jul '12 22:49
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2012.7.21"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "sonhouse"]
    [Black "sergei077777"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    [pgn]1. e2-e4 e7-e5 2. f2-f4 e5xf4 3. Ng1-f3 Bf8-e7 4. h2-h4 d7-d6 5. d2-d4 Nb8-c6 6. Bc1xf4 Bc8-g4 7. c2-c3 Ng8-f6 8. Bf1-d3 Nf6-h5 9. g2-g3 Nh5xf4 10. g3xf4 Bg4xf3 11. Qd1xf3 Be7xh4 12. Ke1-d2 Bh4-e7 13. Nb ...[text shortened]... Be7xh4 43. Bf5xc8 Rg3-e3 44. Nc6-e7 Rg8-g3 45. Bc8-b7 Ka8-a7 46. Ne7-c6 1-0[/pgn]
    By move 43 and 44 you both must have been running very low on time, because he did not take your bishop and allowed you to miss 44. Bb7 Mate. I don't like the blitz games, because my heart starts beating faster and my blood pressure must rise even more than it is normally. I get enough of that when my time starts getting low at regular time controls.
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Jul '12 01:02
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    By move 43 and 44 you both must have been running very low on time, because he did not take your bishop and allowed you to miss 44. Bb7 Mate. I don't like the blitz games, because my heart starts beating faster and my blood pressure must rise even more than it is normally. I get enough of that when my time starts getting low at regular time controls.
    He could have gotten out of the way I played, didn't see the mate at move 44. Just lucked out getting to mate the exact same way.
  5. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    25 Jul '12 05:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    He could have gotten out of the way I played, didn't see the mate at move 44. Just lucked out getting to mate the exact same way.
    Sometimes when I am playing OTB, especially when I am also thinking about not using too much time off the clock, I do not seem to be able to see the simplest of moves that I should make. I usually just chalk that up to old age. That is a common excuse for people our age.
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Jul '12 10:09
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Sometimes when I am playing OTB, especially when I am also thinking about not using too much time off the clock, I do not seem to be able to see the simplest of moves that I should make. I usually just chalk that up to old age. That is a common excuse for people our age.
    That and the fact that neither one of is even master strength much less international masters or grandmasters. Look at the games of Korchnoi, he is something like 80 years old and still knocking off international masters and some grandmasters.
  7. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    25 Jul '12 19:28
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    That and the fact that neither one of is even master strength much less international masters or grandmasters. Look at the games of Korchnoi, he is something like 80 years old and still knocking off international masters and some grandmasters.
    That's right. He was almost world champion and I was hoping for him to win during that time. He is amazing at his age, but like you said neither of us has even risen to the level of expert, much less master or grandmaster level.