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  1. 06 Aug '08 22:47
    Anyone out there hear about the Anna Zatonskih/Irina Krush last round match? If anyone is interested the site to watch is uschess.org/content/view/8467/141/ it is really wierd to watch. It reminded me of Bobby Fischer.
  2. 07 Aug '08 11:47
    Originally posted by Shoskavitch
    Anyone out there hear about the Anna Zatonskih/Irina Krush last round match? If anyone is interested the site to watch is uschess.org/content/view/8467/141/ it is really wierd to watch. It reminded me of Bobby Fischer.
    Bizarre. What is an armageddon match anyway?
  3. 07 Aug '08 12:37
    Originally posted by Zipdrive Nightmare
    Bizarre. What is an armageddon match anyway?
    What's so weird about it?Looks like typical blitz to me.
    An Armageddon match is a tie breaking system,White gets a bit more time(typically 6 minutes vs Black 5 minutes but this can vary) but has to win while Black need only to draw to win the match.
  4. 07 Aug '08 12:57
    what a great way to resign!!
  5. 07 Aug '08 15:16 / 1 edit
    what a child, its amazing, people who are gifted forget that its their gift that got them where they are, and start acting like they never received the gift but that its somehow something of their own making, their ego becomes involved and they act liked spoilt little brats, interesting never the less, and how is this reminiscent in any way of Robert Fischer?
  6. 07 Aug '08 15:22
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    what a child, its amazing, people who are gifted forget that its their gift that got them where they are, and start acting like they never received the gift but that its somehow something of their own making, their ego becomes involved and they act liked spoilt little brats, interesting never the less, and how is this reminiscent in any way of Robert Fischer?
    I only know a little bit, but I think some context does help a bit. I believe this was the tie break for the US championship or something like that. I think that the "loser" felt that she had been hard done in that the winner had made moves not in the spirit of the game (only moving for the sake of the quickest move to run the opponents clock down). I believe she felt the outcome was unjust.

    I still think that it was a bit uncalled for, but when the adrenaline gets going we tend to act without full thought.
  7. 07 Aug '08 16:35
    I've a seen a lost worse after a blitz game goes wrong for one player.

    It's true when the adrenalin is pumping you do silly things.
    I could keep you amused for hours on the things I've seen ( and done).

    Could not get the Fischer quote though - from everything I read
    he was always the perfect gentleman when he lost.
    Certainly no reports of him scattering the pieces.
  8. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    07 Aug '08 16:44
    Blitz is all about the clock, unless you get checkmated before your time expires.
  9. 07 Aug '08 16:51
    Originally posted by MrHand
    I only know a little bit, but I think some context does help a bit. I believe this was the tie break for the US championship or something like that. I think that the "loser" felt that she had been hard done in that the winner had made moves not in the spirit of the game (only moving for the sake of the quickest move to run the opponents clock down). I beli ...[text shortened]... as a bit uncalled for, but when the adrenaline gets going we tend to act without full thought.
    yes you are correct, my own deep seated resentment of arrogance and lack of manners was incensed and i replied before fully understanding the context, its always detrimental to base anything on an assumption, i know i lose pieces all the time that way, please forgive the remarks, regards Robert.
  10. 09 Aug '08 03:50 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    yes you are correct, my own deep seated resentment of arrogance and lack of manners was incensed and i replied before fully understanding the context, its always detrimental to base anything on an assumption, i know i lose pieces all the time that way, please forgive the remarks, regards Robert.
    Not sure if you are being sincere or sarcastic. If sincere...no worries...I can understand why someone would condemn her actions. Besides, I'm not her nor do I know her so I don't really care.

    I make comments about things I don't understand every day and all the time....most people do. Of course, I try not to. Oddly and sadly, the more someone does it, the more power & money we give them!

    If sarcastic...well, I don't think you were. But beers on me either way.
  11. 09 Aug '08 03:57
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    Blitz is all about the clock, unless you get checkmated before your time expires.
    True of course, but I think you can understand the frustration since the blitz was a tie break for normal timed competition.
  12. 09 Aug '08 07:43
    Originally posted by MrHand
    Not sure if you are being sincere or sarcastic. If sincere...no worries...I can understand why someone would condemn her actions. Besides, I'm not her nor do I know her so I don't really care.

    I make comments about things I don't understand every day and all the time....most people do. Of course, I try not to. Oddly and sadly, the more someone does it ...[text shortened]... y we give them!

    If sarcastic...well, I don't think you were. But beers on me either way.
    thanks i could do with a beer and if anyone would like to give me some power and money to go with that beer they are most welcome, i am fed up with being an honest peasant - na just kidding - thanks for sentiments, i truly was being sincere.
  13. 09 Aug '08 09:51
    For anyone who would like to see one live - there is a chance of an armageddon finish to the british championships today.
    If it does happen, it should start approximately 1pm.

    http://www.britishchess08.com/live.htm
  14. 09 Aug '08 14:18 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    thanks i could do with a beer and if anyone would like to give me some power and money to go with that beer they are most welcome, i am fed up with being an honest peasant - na just kidding - thanks for sentiments, i truly was being sincere.
    Can't help much with the money or power, but the next time I am where ever you are I'd be happy to buy you a pint of whatever. Virtual Pints are unlimited which reminds me of a joke I heard on a Townes Van Zandt album:

    This farmer catches a leprichaun and tells the leprichaun, "hey, you owe me 3 wishes, right?!"
    Leprichaun replies, annoyed, "yeah, yeah, just hurry up, I got things to do!"
    Farmer, "Ok, I want a pint of Guinness that will never run dry."
    Leprichaun sighs, --POOF--.

    Farmer looks at it with glee, gives it his best chug, a good 10 seconds, but the thing is never empty. "Man, this is GREAT!"

    Meanwhile, the leprichaun is still squirming and about to lose it. "Come on you idiot, I got places to go, what do you want with your other two wishes?"

    Farmer replies, "I'll take two more of these!"
  15. 09 Aug '08 15:30
    Originally posted by MrHand
    Can't help much with the money or power, but the next time I am where ever you are I'd be happy to buy you a pint of whatever. Virtual Pints are unlimited which reminds me of a joke I heard on a Townes Van Zandt album:

    This farmer catches a leprichaun and tells the leprichaun, "hey, you owe me 3 wishes, right?!"
    Leprichaun replies, annoyed, "yeah, yea ...[text shortened]... ith your other two wishes?"

    Farmer replies, "I'll take two more of these!"
    lol, a typical irish farmer! if he was Asian like my wife he would have bartered for more wishes!