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  1. 05 Oct '12 12:06
    Just asking if one, or several, of you who routinely review games would please look at a recent one of mine. Historically, I have not done very well against players who were more than about 100 points higher rated than me, but in a recent game against a player who was 220+ higher than me I managed to win. Granted, the final result was determined by a timeout, but the material was even and I think that, had the game continued, I would have eventually been able to take his c-pawn and promote. My real interest is in finding out if I simply played above my head or if my opponent missed some opportunities--I've looked at the game several times and can't come to a conclusion either way.

    I can't seem to make the PGN do right, but the game in question is 9415164.

    Thanks.
  2. 05 Oct '12 12:20
    Originally posted by Cojack
    Just asking if one, or several, of you who routinely review games would please look at a recent one of mine. Historically, I have not done very well against players who were more than about 100 points higher rated than me, but in a recent game against a player who was 220+ higher than me I managed to win. Granted, the final result was determined by a timeou ...[text shortened]... y.

    I can't seem to make the PGN do right, but the game in question is 9415164.

    Thanks.
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    05 Oct '12 13:55
    Originally posted by Cojack
    Just asking if one, or several, of you who routinely review games would please look at a recent one of mine. Historically, I have not done very well against players who were more than about 100 points higher rated than me, but in a recent game against a player who was 220+ higher than me I managed to win. Granted, the final result was determined by a timeou ...[text shortened]... y.

    I can't seem to make the PGN do right, but the game in question is 9415164.

    Thanks.
    At the end, Black shouldn't trade Bishops because of:

    I wonder if white can still win after 29...Bc8.
  4. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    05 Oct '12 15:45
    Originally posted by Cojack
    Just asking if one, or several, of you who routinely review games would please look at a recent one of mine. Historically, I have not done very well against players who were more than about 100 points higher rated than me, but in a recent game against a player who was 220+ higher than me I managed to win. Granted, the final result was determined by a timeou ...[text shortened]... y.

    I can't seem to make the PGN do right, but the game in question is 9415164.

    Thanks.
    Black does not have a c-pawn for you to take.
  5. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    05 Oct '12 15:58
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    At the end, Black shouldn't trade Bishops because of:
    [pgn][Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.timeforchess.com"]
    [Date "2012.07.17"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Cojack"]
    [Black "Szikla"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteElo "1598"]
    [BlackElo "1790"]
    [SetUp "1"]
    [FEN "6k1/1b3p1p/3p2p1/3p4/1pP2PPP/1P3B2/8/K7 w - - 0 29"]
    [PlyCount "13"]
    [EventDate "2012.??.? ...[text shortened]... 9...Bc8.
    [fen]2b3k1/5p1p/3p2p1/3B4/1pP2PPP/1P6/8/K7 w - - 0 30[/fen]
    No. That should be a draw.
  6. 05 Oct '12 16:07
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    No. That should be a draw.
    Posts like this one are completely pointless. You could just as well say that every even number greater than two is the sum of two primes. The problem is how you know this.
  7. 05 Oct '12 16:18
    Originally posted by WanderingKing
    Posts like this one are completely pointless. You could just as well say that every even number greater than two is the sum of two primes. The problem is how you know this.
    Seconded. If you have nothing helpful to say, or at least back it up with a little helpful explanation to the person who specifically asked for some help, then don't say anything at all.
  8. 05 Oct '12 16:27 / 1 edit


    I think once black plays Bf5 after g5, there is no clear way that the white king can get in amongst the black pawns, despite being closer, which is why this is probably going to end in a draw (like SG said, exchanging bishops gets around this problem)
  9. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    05 Oct '12 18:12 / 2 edits


    P.S. After 29...Bc8 30.Bf3 or g5 the position and material is equal and should result in a draw.
  10. 05 Oct '12 19:12
    Got ahead of myself; should have said that I could have taken his b-pawn.
  11. 05 Oct '12 19:22
    I appreciate the recommendations and contributions. One or two of the things that have been said I remember noticing in the game, but many others, especially relative to the mid-game, I know that I never saw even when looking at it later.