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  1. 02 Feb '12 10:24
  2. 02 Feb '12 11:17
    Doesn't really do Catnap justice, on 'our end' of the ratings scale, he might not be the highest ranked but he can be a sly and crafty opponent.
  3. 02 Feb '12 12:21
    Originally posted by DR85
    Doesn't really do Catnap justice, on 'our end' of the ratings scale, he might not be the highest ranked but he can be a sly and crafty opponent.
    Why not?

    catnap642 WON the game against a much higher rated opponent.

    To me that is an upset and I bet the higher rated player is kicking himself for falling for the simple trap.
  4. 02 Feb '12 12:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Why not?

    catnap642 WON the game against a much higher rated opponent.

    To me that is an upset and I bet the higher rated player is kicking himself for falling for the simple trap.
    Sorry I meant to say, *his rating* doesn't do him justice. I'm a lowly 1238, but....

    Game 8658480
  5. 02 Feb '12 12:47
    Wow, what a blunder. But credit to catnap.
  6. 02 Feb '12 13:08
    C'mon AdamF. You are 8 hours behind. Thread 144934
    Sharpen up and get with the program.

    This does indeed look like the first checkmate but keep looking.
  7. 02 Feb '12 13:18
    I like how RHP describes it as a Patzer opening, hadn't spotted that before
  8. 02 Feb '12 13:25
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    C'mon AdamF. You are 8 hours behind. Thread 144934
    Sharpen up and get with the program.

    This does indeed look like the first checkmate but keep looking.
    Sorry - that's what comes of sleeping at night lol
  9. 02 Feb '12 13:43
    A sleeper, I thought so. Chess players don't sleep. Sleep is for wimps.

    Can you please keep an eye on sections 1-9 looking for any finished games.
    Look for a cute finish or a howling blunder.

    Need another 8 volunteers. I'll do 50-59.
  10. 02 Feb '12 23:40
    Originally posted by DR85
    Doesn't really do Catnap justice, on 'our end' of the ratings scale, he might not be the highest ranked but he can be a sly and crafty opponent.
    I dunno, having your opponent drop mates in 1, as in this game and the game between Catnap and the OP, doesn't really seem to require much craftiness.
  11. 03 Feb '12 00:18
    Winning is winning, is winning.

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    (Period)



    Q
  12. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    03 Feb '12 01:31
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    A sleeper, I thought so. Chess players don't sleep. Sleep is for wimps.

    Can you please keep an eye on sections 1-9 looking for any finished games.
    Look for a cute finish or a howling blunder.

    Need another 8 volunteers. I'll do 50-59.
    Oh great. I'm in 51, and I am destined to live in infamy now.
  13. 03 Feb '12 02:33
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Game 9039018
    Ouch
  14. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    03 Feb '12 11:03
    Originally posted by greenpawn34

    Need another 8 volunteers. I'll do 50-59.
    I'll do 60-69 if it pleases you.
  15. 03 Feb '12 12:03
    Cheers - anything that catches your eye.
    A trick, a trap, a clever move,...anything.