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  1. 30 Aug '08 00:52 / 2 edits
    Hi Max.
    In the thread titled 'Books' you asked for help in choosing some
    chess books to help you progress.
    This thread has been hijacked and has drifted way off target.

    I played over a few of your games. Cannot quite get a handle on you.

    Game 5342769 You play a nice opening trap and win.

    Game 5301603 Shocking. Queen out too early and lost.

    Game 5280283 Exposed King to attack and mated.

    Sometimes you play solid sensible opening moves - other times
    you play like you only learned the game yesterday.

    Sometimes you play a reasonable middle game - other times
    you hang pieces all over the board.

    Stop playing online when you are drunk

    You were advised to get two books.
    Logical Chess & 1000 Short Games by Chernev - excellent choices.
    Buy the former and download the latter from:

    http://www.gambitchess.com/semi/db6.htm

    You do not need the Chernev notes for the 1000 games.
    You will see bad opening moves getting punished in a very
    instructive and enjoyable tactical manner.

    Finally Game 5341113 You won that game but your
    opponent has a resource and need not of resigned.
    Something to be learn't here.
  2. Standard member max92
    let's play CHESS
    31 Aug '08 04:06
    Thanks for the help on that and the constructive criticism.I will try to find the books you suggested.When you said sometimes i hang pieces all over the board in the middle game that's mainly to do with me not having much of a clue what i am doing.

    thanks again, the thread was getting a bit crazy.

    max
  3. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    31 Aug '08 04:19
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Max.
    In the thread titled 'Books' you asked for help in choosing some
    chess books to help you progress.
    This thread has been hijacked and has drifted way off target.

    I played over a few of your games. Cannot quite get a handle on you.

    Game 5342769 You play a nice opening trap and win.

    Game 5301603 Shocking. Queen out too early ...[text shortened]... me but your
    opponent has a resource and need not of resigned.
    Something to be learn't here.
    You can feel free to poke at all of my losses if you want GP...

    i have a 2 to 1 ratio of losses...
    seems like every win i get has taken some sort of beautiful combo that I would normally never see.

    While the losses are usually horrible blunders, or just being completely outclassed.
  4. 31 Aug '08 11:14
    Aye. Sorry if my comments sometimes seems a bit near the
    knuckle, but I don't believe in pussy footing about.
    Bad habits must be stamped out.
    I'm just as harsh on myself as I am to others.

    Did you find the resource in game Game 5341113
  5. 31 Aug '08 21:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Aye. Sorry if my comments sometimes seems a bit near the
    knuckle, but I don't believe in pussy footing about.
    Bad habits must be stamped out.
    I'm just as harsh on myself as I am to others.

    Did you find the resource in game Game 5341113
    Bxc6? followed by Nd5
  6. Standard member eldragonfly
    leperchaun messiah
    31 Aug '08 21:36
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    Bxc6? followed by Nd5
    that's it.
  7. 31 Aug '08 21:39
    Originally posted by eldragonfly
    that's it.
    I thought so, it just seemed a bit easy and i thought that it would be harder.
  8. Standard member max92
    let's play CHESS
    01 Sep '08 07:11
    yea i found the resource on that one.