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  1. Standard member Robrobbie
    The Blues Boy
    08 May '11 20:27 / 1 edit


    How often do upsets like this happen?

    Although I am very happy to win this game, it also really annoys me! I know I can play much better than my rating suggests but I make too many mistakes.

    Still this is definetly my best ever win as seeing as I started the game at about 950!
  2. 08 May '11 21:15
    Originally posted by Robrobbie
    [pgn] [Event "Challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
    [Date "2011.03.31"]
    [EndDate "2011.05.08"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Robrobbie"]
    [Black "Exec15"]
    [WhiteRating "1042"]
    [BlackRating "1646"]
    [WhiteELO "1042"]
    [BlackELO "1646"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [GameId "8312752"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Ng1f3 Ng8f6 3. g3 Bf8c5 4. Bf1g2 d6 5. O-O b6 6. d3 O-O 7 ...[text shortened]... finetly my best ever win as seeing as I started the game at about 950!
    Looks like Black had a bout of chess blindness on move 25.

    I can just feel myself letting go of the mouse and screaming in that position.
  3. 08 May '11 21:43 / 1 edit
    Blunders come in sizes but they are still blunders.

    I have seen a lot worse on here than someone dropping a Rook.

    Good game well played.
    You had a perptual v a high graded player and knocked it back.
    Good for you.

    This bit:

    ".....my best ever win as seeing as I started the game at about 950."

    Does that mean you only started playing chess at 10 minutes to ten. 09:50.
  4. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    08 May '11 22:42
    I played a set of 23 games against my good friend Neckodeemus before he went back to his boxing. He's much lower rated than me but is a pure bred fighter. In this game, my only loss of the set, I just imploded. The endgame is real by the way - he's not being funny, his chess is actually that raw.

  5. 09 May '11 00:28
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    I played a set of 23 games against my good friend Neckodeemus before he went back to his boxing. He's much lower rated than me but is a pure bred fighter. In this game, my only loss of the set, I just imploded. The endgame is real by the way - he's not being funny, his chess is actually that raw.

    [pgn][Event "Challenge"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.c ...[text shortened]... 74. Rf8a8 Kc7b6 75. Qe4d4 Kb6c7 76. Qd4c4 Kc7b6 77. Qd5b5 1-0[/pgn]
    I bet he'd be one heck of a chessboxer.
  6. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    09 May '11 09:39
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    I played a set of 23 games against my good friend Neckodeemus before he went back to his boxing. He's much lower rated than me but is a pure bred fighter. In this game, my only loss of the set, I just imploded. The endgame is real by the way - he's not being funny, his chess is actually that raw.

    [pgn][Event "Challenge"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.c ...[text shortened]... 74. Rf8a8 Kc7b6 75. Qe4d4 Kb6c7 76. Qd4c4 Kc7b6 77. Qd5b5 1-0[/pgn]
    I think 73.Qac6 is mate.
  7. Standard member Robrobbie
    The Blues Boy
    09 May '11 16:02
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Blunders come in sizes but they are still blunders.

    I have seen a lot worse on here than someone dropping a Rook.

    Good game well played.
    You had a perptual v a high graded player and knocked it back.
    Good for you.

    This bit:

    ".....my best ever win as seeing as I started the game at about 950."

    Does that mean you only started playing chess at 10 minutes to ten. 09:50.
    I am afraid that means my rating was at 950!

    what do you mean by 'you had a perptual v a high graded player and knocked it back'?
  8. 09 May '11 19:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Robrobbie
    what do you mean by 'you had a perptual v a high graded player and knocked it back'?
    I guess he means that in the endgame you could have chosen to go for following perpetual sequence of checks (or another one I haven't noticed).

    1. Qf6+ Qg7(forced) 2. Qd8+ Qg8(forced) 3. Qf6+ etc.

    This would have resulted in a draw, which is ok against higher rated players, because you still gain points.

    Ciao.

    Edit: I noticed a more likely candidate (at the point the game was still more or less even) which you could actually play:

    17. Qg5+ Kh8 (forced) 18. Qf6+ Kg8 (forced) ....
  9. 09 May '11 21:46
    it was here:
    I thought you had spotted it, declined it and went for the win.
    (though the material is level and the postion evenish)
    You played 17 d5. trying to get the g2 Bishop working.
    Most would have grabbed the perpetual being 600+ points behind on rating.

    (After you have seen that perhaps give Game 8312769 another look.
    You played well setting up the back rank trick then turned his act of sheer
    desparation into the winning move. White's position is clearly resignable.
    He was gving a check before dying that is all. move 24.
    Take your time, look at all possibilities, don't trust their moves and don't
    underestimate yourself. You are not a 950 player.)

  10. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    09 May '11 21:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by EinZweiDrei
    I bet he'd be one heck of a chessboxer.

    He's a far better boxer than I am a chess player!
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    09 May '11 23:41 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Robrobbie
    [pgn] [Event "Challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
    [Date "2011.03.31"]
    [EndDate "2011.05.08"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Robrobbie"]
    [Black "Exec15"]
    [WhiteRating "1042"]
    [BlackRating "1646"]
    [WhiteELO "1042"]
    [BlackELO "1646"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [GameId "8312752"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Ng1f3 Ng8f6 3. g3 Bf8c5 4. Bf1g2 d6 5. O-O b6 6. d3 O-O 7 ...[text shortened]... finetly my best ever win as seeing as I started the game at about 950!
    Why not 13.Nd2 - or better yet 13.a4! - taking advantage of the fact that Black's Bishop remains trapped?

    Black's 10...Qd7?? was a blunder almost as bad as his miscue on move 25. He needed to do something to stop his Bishop from being trapped - 10...a5 comes to mind.

    This is the way you will raise your rating - not only by avoiding blunders, but seeing more tricks like this.