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  1. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    18 Mar '11 09:39
    Annotation 817

  2. 18 Mar '11 11:19 / 1 edit
    Its an idea that i learnt from one of Silmans books that its often a good idea to get
    good doubled pawns, in this instance playing 7...Be6, if white takes Bxe6 we play
    ...fxe6 and we have great central control, the f file is opened and whites queen move is
    looking rather more dubious than before.



  3. 18 Mar '11 11:58 / 1 edit
    No doubt it can be OK if White should play Bxe6 all the time.
    However Pawn Riot does not play Bxe6 unless it leads to a clear +.

    Game 6370298 & Game 4611539 are just two examples.

    More Quick wins with Pawn Riots 3.Qf3 (The move theory forgot).
    It's not in Lane's of Harding's book on the Bishop's Opening.

    (good notes Rag).



  4. 18 Mar '11 12:34 / 3 edits
    the two positions that you cited GP appear to me to be completely different for
    blacks Kings bishop in both instances is placed upon c5 making not only Qg3 both
    possible and desirable but also Na5 once the dark squared bishop is blocked outside
    the chain, never the less, if pawn riot refused the exchange it simply means that
    ...d5 is even more easier to get in,

    pawn riot v nallapuh (modified at move 7)


    and me thinks black is better
  5. 18 Mar '11 13:33
    I enjoyed a lot reading the commentaries of your game...well done!
    Please bring more 🙂
  6. 18 Mar '11 14:34
    Your annotations are very pleasant to read. They seem inspired by Mikhail Tal's, rambling back and forth between conditions on and off the board.

    Would read again.
  7. Subscriber GraemeK
    Beginner
    18 Mar '11 17:55
    Thanks for the post - learnt a lot from it. Appreciated.
  8. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    18 Mar '11 21:44
    recc'd the annotated game.
  9. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    18 Mar '11 23:20
    Originally posted by Ragwort
    Annotation 817
    Ooops - just realised the link should have been Annotation 812 😳

    Thanks to all for the encouraging feedback 🙂
  10. 19 Mar '11 00:22
    Hi Robbie.

    If you are going to tamper with the site's No.1 player's games
    then do try to give him some good moves.



    Not 9.Bxd5? but the bog standard 9.exd5 with Qg3 in the wind,

    Not you fault.
    As a Colle player the finer points of the position are above you.
    When Black gets in d5 in 1.45 e5 openings it does not ALWAYS equalise.

    If you put your white King's Bishop on c4 then it would get a nose bleed. 😉

    (Though to be fair it's better than the original game and equals is close
    I'd take both sides here.)

    I have PR playing this 3.Qf3 16 times on here W15. Lost 1.
    (his one loss was the first time he played it on here, he has since
    refined it into an off-beat tool.)
  11. 19 Mar '11 00:57 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Robbie.

    If you are going to tamper with the site's No.1 player's games
    then do try to give him some good moves.

    [fen]r2qk2r/ppp2ppp/4bn2/2bpp3/1nB1P3/N2P1Q1P/PPP1NPP1/R1B2RK1 w kq - 0 9[/fen]

    Not 9.Bxd5? but the bog standard 9.exd5 with Qg3 in the wind,

    Not you fault.
    As a Colle player the finer points of the position are above you.
    W s was the first time he played it on here, he has since
    refined it into an off-beat tool.)
    dear oh dear, the ghost of Bobby Fischer have mercy on us! must i instruct from my
    laboratory hidden far in the hills, these ill conceived plans! whether ol pawn riot
    plays exd5 is neither here nor there GP me ol son, black is good to go! Qg3?
    ..Nh5!! and just to demonstrate the real way to play this opening, here is a game i
    played today against my little chess computer, Orion 6 in 1, which has a rating at
    the very most of 1400 i think, you will note the beautiful Colle style pawn formation!


    robbie da fox v orion 6 in 1


    today it dawned on me while playing my little computer that i much prefer OTB
    chess, I like that feeling of instantly knowing why a move is wrong, whether its
    from our side or our opponents side, the realisation is tremendous.
  12. 19 Mar '11 02:34
    Hi Robbie.
    If you are up for OTB chess then join one of the clubs in your area.
    It's the way to go.

    That game v Orien (playing computers is bad for you, I heard a good player
    say that once.) 😉 Your Bishop never moved again. (I told you it would
    get a nose bleed) and those Knights on d2 & e2. Good grief.

    Oh and by the way.
    The first recorded Colle pawn formation you will find in the games of one
    Howard Staunton played in 1842.

    I see your wee trap but it is a loaded dice.

  13. 19 Mar '11 03:42 / 1 edit
    sigh. . . . .GP, why must i play chess on higher principles and still get robbed by some cheapo tactic! those knights are pure Nimzowitsch, over protection of key strategical points my son, they may look passive to the uninitiated eye, but in reality they are beasts! Never read ol Nimzos book, dont know where i picked the idea up from! Probably in the foreword to a Petrosian or a Karpov book i reckon.

    As for the position after ...Na5 and the queen manoeuvre picking up the e pawn and the knight black looks almost busted!
  14. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    19 Mar '11 03:47
    23.Rxc3 by PR was brilliant.

    Turing a defensive move Bc1 into the knife of the attack.

    Lovely calculation.
  15. 19 Mar '11 04:27
    Originally posted by Thabtos
    23.Rxc3 by PR was brilliant.

    Turing a defensive move Bc1 into the knife of the attack.

    Lovely calculation.
    I know.

    I'm knocking together a blog of some of PR's combo's like I did with
    Skeets and I find myself just enjoying the games forgetting what I'm
    meant to be doing.

    Have 6 - not too hard.