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  1. 01 Dec '10 03:00
    Someone post something to entertain me. The only time this forum is interesting is when the suspicions start flying. Who are the suspects on the first page? Who are the up and comers? Who has spoiled a big tournament?
  2. 01 Dec '10 03:20
    Originally posted by cheshirecatstevens
    Someone post something to entertain me. The only time this forum is interesting is when the suspicions start flying. Who are the suspects on the first page? Who are the up and comers? Who has spoiled a big tournament?
    Everyone on the first page suspects each other, naturally. I'd wager most of them are right.

    As far as spoiled tournaments, I'm sure the other 20 players in the 1550-1650 Banded Hardcore are none too happy with my quiet, wet-fish, QP openings.
  3. 01 Dec '10 03:40
    "Someone post something to entertain me."

    This is an entertaining 21 mover

    It ends with a Family Fork and a Mate all in the same move.
    Very rarely seen.

  4. 01 Dec '10 13:00
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "Someone post something to entertain me."

    This is an entertaining 21 mover

    It ends with a [b]Family Fork
    and a Mate all in the same move.
    Very rarely seen.[/b]
    It entertained me. And it's even a miniature, if you go by P. H. Clarke's definition.
  5. 01 Dec '10 14:22
    Hi

    I too like the 21 move clasification for a miniature but the official number is 25.

    It is rumoured that Fischer eeked out Game 11 v Spassky in 1972 so not to
    record a 25 move loss and make the miniature books.

    Speaking of which....

    200 Miniatures by Du Mont is on EBAY.
    How many times have you heard me rabbit on about this. At the moment it is £2.45

    And speaking of influences. This was one of my first ever books.
    There is no doubt at all, none what so ever. This book (I have two copies)
    was my guiding light.

    I wanted to play games like these and I have.

    I wanted to write lightly with a touch of humour about the game (as a Du Mont)
    and I attempt to do this as well.
    Light notes and a joke, what more do you need?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Chess-Book-200-Miniature-Games-/330499881536?pt=Non_Fiction&hash=item4cf353fa40
  6. 01 Dec '10 15:45
    This YouTube video of Nakamura's reaction to making a blunder in the Tal Memorial is pretty entertaining.
    YouTube
  7. 01 Dec '10 16:26
    Originally posted by despondman
    This YouTube video of Nakamura's reaction to making a blunder in the Tal Memorial is pretty entertaining.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bsOpcezKsI
    Good video, but what was the blunder? Do you have a link or the pgn to the game?

    A good thread would be a thread about blunders at the highest level, with pgns etc.
  8. 01 Dec '10 16:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by despondman
    This YouTube video of Nakamura's reaction to making a blunder in the Tal Memorial is pretty entertaining.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bsOpcezKsI
    Almost as good as this one: YouTube

    Also, here's a combination in Ronzoni - Krupen: YouTube
  9. 01 Dec '10 16:51
    Malcolm Pein explains the blunder here

    http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/malcolmpein/nakamura-blows-win-against-grischuk

    here's the whole game

    [Event "Tal Memorial"]
    [Site "Moscow RUS"]
    [Date "2010.11.14"]
    [Round "9"]
    [White "Grischuk, Alexander"]
    [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [WhiteElo "2771"]
    [BlackElo "2741"]
    [WhiteTitle "GM"]
    [BlackTitle "GM"]
    [ECO "A81"]
    [Opening "Dutch defence"]
    [WhiteFideId "4126025"]
    [BlackFideId "2016192"]
    [EventDate "2010.11.05"]

    1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. b3 d6 7. Bb2 c6 8.
    Nbd2 a5 9. c4 Na6 10. Qc2 Qc7 11. a3 Re8 12. e4 fxe4 13. Nxe4 Bf5 14. Nh4
    Bxe4 15. Bxe4 Nxe4 16. Qxe4 e5 17. dxe5 Qb6 18. Qc2 dxe5 19. Bc1 Nc5 20.
    Rb1 Ne6 21. Be3 Nd4 22. Qe4 Qc5 23. a4 Qb4 24. Kg2 Re7 25. Nf3 Nf5 26. Rfd1
    Nxe3+ 27. fxe3 Rf8 28. Rf1 Qa3 29. h4 Ref7 30. Qc2 Qc5 31. Rbe1 Bh6 32. Qe4
    Qb4 33. Rb1 Qc3 34. Rbd1 Qxb3 35. Rd3 Qc2+ 36. Rf2 Qb1 37. Rf1 Qc2+ 38. Rf2
    Qxa4 39. h5 gxh5 40. Rd6 Bg7 41. Kh3 h6 42. Rg6 Qb4 43. Nh4 Qe7 44. Rd2 Rf6
    45. c5 Qe6+ 46. Kg2 Rxg6 47. Nxg6 Ra8 48. Qb1 Qf7 49. Rf2 Qd7 50. Kh2 Qe6
    51. Qxb7 Re8 52. Nh4 Rf8 53. Rxf8+ Bxf8 54. Qa8 Qa2+ 55. Ng2 Qd5 56. Qxa5
    Qxc5 57. Qa8 Kg7 58. Nh4 Qc2+ 59. Kh3 Qe4 60. Qb7+ Kf6 61. Kh2 Be7 62. Qa8
    Kf7 63. Qb7 Qc4 64. Qc7 Qe2+ 65. Ng2 Qb5 66. Nh4 Qb2+ 67. Kh3 Qc1 68. Kh2
    Qd2+ 69. Kh3 Qd6 70. Qb7 Ke6 71. Nf3 Bf6 72. e4 Qd7 73. Qb8 Kf7+ 74. Kg2
    Qe6 75. Kh2 Kg7 76. Qc7+ Kg6 77. Qb8 c5 78. Qf8 c4 79. Qc5 h4 80. Nd2 Qg4
    81. Nxc4 Qe2+ 82. Kh3 Qxe4 83. Kh2 Qe2+ 84. Kh3 Qf3 85. Nxe5+ Bxe5 86. Qxe5
    Qh1+ 87. Kg4 Qd1+ 88. Kh3 Qh1+ 89. Kg4 Qd1+ 90. Kh3 Qh1+
    1/2-1/2
  10. 01 Dec '10 16:55
    ahahaha Those blunder videos are amazing. I'd know I was on the track if my opponent reacted like Nakamura to one of my moves.
  11. 01 Dec '10 17:04
    Originally posted by Maxacre42
    ahahaha Those blunder videos are amazing. I'd know I was on the track if my opponent reacted like Nakamura to one of my moves.
    That's the only downside to correspondence chess, you don't get to see the look of horror pass across your opponent's face. I have often wished I could have been there when he or she received my postcard or logged in. I have just as often been glad that they weren't here to witness my reaction to a move!
  12. 01 Dec '10 17:55
    Thanks siskin.
  13. 01 Dec '10 19:45
    Originally posted by Diophantus
    That's the only downside to correspondence chess, you don't get to see the look of horror pass across your opponent's face. I have often wished I could have been there when he or she received my postcard or logged in. I have just as often been glad that they weren't here to witness my reaction to a move!
    An added feature of CC sites could be that when someone opens up the window that shows a new move, his webcam starts up automatically, and his opponent gets the one minute post-move reaction video.
  14. 01 Dec '10 20:07
    Originally posted by Maxacre42
    An added feature of CC sites could be that when someone opens up the window that shows a new move, his webcam starts up automatically, and his opponent gets the one minute post-move reaction video.
    I don't want to see someone's hairy ass halfway through a mate in four.
  15. 01 Dec '10 20:46
    Originally posted by EinZweiDrei
    I don't want to see someone's hairy ass halfway through a mate in four.
    What you got against donkeys? Or do you only like them with no clothes on?