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  1. 17 Jul '13 17:35 / 3 edits
  2. Subscriber rookorbycrook
    rookorbycrook
    17 Jul '13 18:25 / 1 edit
    yes mate thankyou for putting that up lesson learned i actually believe that is the first time ive played that opening and no word of a lie i was reading the opening literally minutes before the game started ie chris ward opening play .. so congratulations on the win lets play some more regards ian
  3. 17 Jul '13 18:43
    It is good to delete the names of people you play when you post your games. We all have our good games and bad games. I know I wouldn't like people posting my bad game with my name attached to it.

    Although if Greenpawn wants, he can pull out my bad games and try to drill a point. Maybe I'll get better.
  4. 17 Jul '13 18:47 / 2 edits
    Why retreat the king? Why capture the knight with the rook? Never mind, I see it, the x-ray on the king by the white bishop.

    e3 was the bad move, but hey I don't think he'll do it again. Develop pieces not pawns.
  5. Subscriber rookorbycrook
    rookorbycrook
    17 Jul '13 19:08 / 2 edits
  6. Subscriber rookorbycrook
    rookorbycrook
    17 Jul '13 19:14
    yes lesson learned im usually playing better must have been an off day oh well im glad its happened seen the light ....
  7. 17 Jul '13 21:46 / 1 edit
    Hi Eladar.

    Games without names would be awful. It's all part of the fun.
    Also who cares, most here have a nic. Nobody knows who you are.

    Think of the games history? In the olden days the BCM never used to
    publish the names of the losers so you got Mr Staunton v Mr B_________
    And years later when they are compiling databases you get all these
    games being left out or credited to Unknown or Anon.

    The games history is important, we look at these games to see and learn from
    the blunders of our ancestors.

    If friend rookorbycrook had known his history then perhaps he would not have
    fallen for a trap over 100 years old.

    The Trap even has it's own name 'The Lasker Trap' and it has caught
    61 players....sorrry rookorbycrook....62 players on here and has featured in
    many an RHP thread.

    (BTW Tygert good notes - excellent notes, but the black pawn on d4 is not an outpost.
    It's a pawn on d4. An outpost is a vacant central square usually in your
    opponents half of the board which is protected by a pawn and cannot be
    attacked by an enemy pawns. By central I mean the rectangle b3 - g6.

    By chance in the thread I posted 'Annoying Win', posted before I read this
    you will see I mention the outpost on e3 not calling it an outpost till it was
    protected by a pawn.
    Just thought I'd clear that up before someone else did.)

    So names are in.

    Eladar - AttilaTheHorn (and in bold) RHP 2009

    I will stay with the under promotion theme - and start a new theme.
    Players resigning in a clearly won position.

    'Hope Chess'

  8. 17 Jul '13 22:00
    That was my attempt at the Litus gambit. I don't really like it much.

    Look it up, I'd think you'd like the kind of games it makes!
  9. 18 Jul '13 05:37
    Originally posted by Eladar
    That was my attempt at the Litus gambit. I don't really like it much.

    Look it up, I'd think you'd like the kind of games it makes!
    The annotations are never meant to humiliate anyone by posting their bad games or to gain recognition for playing a good one. They are intended as a bit of fun and as a benefit to everyone.

    BTW rookorbycrook I can't challenge you, you're at your game limit.
    I'll add you as a buddy then we can play again. Give me a bit ofr thrashing this time wit something exotic and we can post it!
  10. 18 Jul '13 11:57
    Hi Ty.

    "The annotations are never meant to humiliate anyone by posting their bad games.."

    Of course not. In 99% of the cases it should help the lad.
    Fearless notes is what's best, not the notes you often see in magazines
    of vuds where the annotator adds excuses to a GM's blunder.

    "...he had lost his luggage at the airport....he was tired....he did not like the cold/heat..
    ...there was a fly in the room...bad form...he did not have the latest Fritz...
    ...he never left his chess engine running long enough (this is a new one that
    I've seen twice now.)...time trouble (TT is a reason for the blunder, never an excuse.)

    On here when I'm feeling charitable I will remind the reader the player
    is usually a home and casual player often playing ½ a dozen games at the same time.

    And as I said before, who are they? a nickname often with no profile.
  11. 18 Jul '13 15:00
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Ty.

    "The annotations are never meant to humiliate anyone by posting their bad games.."

    Of course not. In 99% of the cases it should help the lad.
    Fearless notes is what's best, not the notes you often see in magazines
    of vuds where the annotator adds excuses to a GM's blunder.

    "...he had lost his luggage at the airport....he was tired....he ...[text shortened]... t the same time.

    And as I said before, who are they? a nickname often with no profile.
    Greenpawn would it be possible for us to play a serious game?
  12. 18 Jul '13 17:18
    Originally posted by Tygert
    Greenpawn would it be possible for us to play a serious game?
    Last time I heard, GP was only playing triple digit rated players, trying to get a great rating that way.

    In all fairness, if GP played everyone that wanted to play him, he wouldn't have time for his blog lol.
  13. 18 Jul '13 18:39
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Last time I heard, GP was only playing triple digit rated players, trying to get a great rating that way.

    In all fairness, if GP played everyone that wanted to play him, he wouldn't have time for his blog lol.
    1. Greenpawn is worthy of his rating. I am actually surprised that it is not higher considering the quality of his games.
    2. He would not get any points from beating 900 rated players anyway.

    Difference ____ H -- D -- L
    0-10 __________ 16 - 0 - 16
    11-32 _________ 15 - 1 - 17
    33-54 _________ 14 - 2 - 18
    55-77 _________ 13 - 3 - 19
    78-100 ________ 12 - 4 - 20
    101-124 _______ 11 - 5 - 21
    125-149 _______ 10 - 6 - 22
    150-176 _______ 9 - 7 - 23
    177-205 _______ 8 - 8 - 24
    206-237 _______ 7 - 9 - 25
    238-273 _______ 6 - 10 - 26
    274-314 _______ 5 - 11 - 27
    315-364 _______ 4 - 12 - 28
    365-428 _______ 3 - 13 - 29
    429-523 _______ 2 - 14 - 30
    524-719 _______ 1 - 15 - 31
    720+ __________ 0 - 16 - 32

    Key

    H - Higher rated player wins that number of points.
    D - Draw, higher player losses that number, lower players gains that number.
    L - Lower rated player wins that number of points.
  14. 18 Jul '13 18:42
    I didn't say that he was doing it to simply get a higher rating, he was doing at for kicks.
  15. 18 Jul '13 18:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Eladar
    I didn't say that he was doing it to simply get a higher rating, he was doing at for kicks.
    No I don't think so it would like you beating a two year old and congratulating yourself at the end of it. It would be a complete walkover. Where's the fun in that? The fun is in the fight.