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  1. 22 Nov '12 00:01
  2. 22 Nov '12 00:02
    ahh now that's worked, if someone could tell me how to add comments I will add my thoughts on the game - thanks
  3. 22 Nov '12 00:13 / 1 edit
    (sorry, wrong thread!)
  4. 22 Nov '12 00:14
    Originally posted by st40
    ahh now that's worked, if someone could tell me how to add comments I will add my thoughts on the game - thanks
    You can add in game comments by using {} after each move. so [.pgn] 1.e4 {King's Pawn game/Open Game} c5 {Sicilian} [/pgn]

    remove the first period in pgn and you get

  5. Standard member vivify
    rain
    22 Nov '12 00:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    OTB = Over The Board, i.e. played against a real-life opponent with a real-life chess set on a real-life chessboard. I think you're taking OTB to mean non-correspondence chess time control.
    I didn't know that it was for live, face-to-face chess either. Thanks for the info, I've been using "OTB" wrong all this time.
  6. 22 Nov '12 00:20
    thanks KT, let me try it and see what i come up with
  7. 22 Nov '12 00:40
    geezz its hard for a technophobe like me, here is what I'm trying to post...
    [Event "ChessCube Game"]
    [Site "www.chesscube.com"]
    [Date "2012.11.21"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "jfxr242@chesscube.com"]
    [Black "drednot@chesscube.com"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteElo "1973"]
    [BlackElo "1720"]
    [ECO "B00"]
    [Time "18:34:25"]
    [TimeControl "600"]

    1. e4 d6 2. d4 f5 {ok, I'm not sure I've come across this lots before but I should be able to deal with it if I stick to opening principles, this weakens f7 so let's play on that} 3. exf5 Bxf5 4. Bc4 {its open to getting immediately hit by d5, but that will leave his e pawn horrible} d5 5. Bd3 {with f7 already weak, lets see if he wants to hold on to his light square bishop} Bxd3 6. Qxd3 Nf6 7. Nf3 {I paused here, Qb5+ is maybe the obvious move but I wanted to rush through my development and then chase pawns if i needed to} a6 {he was obviously thinking that I should have played Qb5} 8. O-O e6 9. Re1 Qd7 10. Ne5 Qd6 11. Bf4 {given his response to this, his last move was bad, he's just wasted a tempo} Qe7 12. Nd2 {another pause for thought here, my knight on e5 is a monster, I want to replace it with another one should it get taken so this knight is heading for f3} Nbd7 13. Ndf3 O-O-O 14. c4 {played almost instantly, lets open up the queenside} Nh5 15. Be3 Nxe5 16. Nxe5 dxc4 17. Qxc4 Nf6 {I think he needs to try Qb4 but I think I have Qc2 to keep up the lines but..} Qxb4 19. Qxe6+ {I think its lost now} Kb8 20. Rab1 Qa5 {he sees the obvious threat on the a pawn but...} 21. Nc6+ Ka8 22. Nxa5 Bd6 {I'm surprised he plays on but a nice wrap up} 23. Nxb7 Rde8 24. Qc4 Ka7 25. d5+ Kb8 26. Nxd6+ Ka8 27. Qxa6# 1-0


    what am I doing wrong and sorry to fill up the forum with my inability to post a game with commentary...
  8. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    22 Nov '12 00:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by st40
    geezz its hard for a technophobe like me, here is what I'm trying to post...
    [Event "ChessCube Game"]
    [Site "www.chesscube.com"]
    [Date "2012.11.21"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "jfxr242@chesscube.com"]
    [Black "drednot@chesscube.com"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteElo "1973"]
    [BlackElo "1720"]
    [ECO "B00"]
    [Time "18:34:25"]
    [TimeControl "600"]

    1. e4 d6 2. d4 f5 {o l up the forum with my inability to post a game with commentary...
    Very nice game
  9. 22 Nov '12 01:12
    You missed out White's 18th move (18.b4) so the PGN wasn't valid.

  10. 22 Nov '12 01:24
    damn, thanks FL !
  11. 22 Nov '12 01:33 / 1 edit
    I used to play that opening as Black myself. It's not very good. I think 4.Qf3 virtually refutes it, though I can't remember what happens after 4. ... Qc8. Your idea (4. Bc4) seems excellent as well.

    In your game, 10.Ng5 rather than 10.Ne5 looks very strong. It's late and I may be overlooking something obvious, but it seems to me that Black can resign after that.
  12. 22 Nov '12 01:45
    FL, yip agree 10.Ng5 does look strong, never entered my head at the time, just wanted to dump a knight on the big hole in his position
  13. 22 Nov '12 03:37
    Hi ST. Nice game and good to see some honest 'this is what I was thinking notes'
    (now that you know how to do it) 😉

    Fat Lady's suggestion is one killer move.
    I was struck by the note after White's 14th move. 14.c4

    "played almost instantly, lets open up the queenside."


    Perhaps too instant. 14.Nc6 opens it up as well.



    And a nit-pick. Winning Queens is good but never forget the object of the game.
    Checkmate.

  14. 22 Nov '12 12:08
    Thanks GP,

    Re 14.Nc6, yep also good (I knew that knight on e5 was a monster). When I took the queen I just expected a resignation so wasn't looking for anything else