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  1. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    15 Sep '08 21:50 / 7 edits
    Game 5399552



    I played the dullest game ever and I did nothing but play for the draw from the get-go, so call me a chicken if you like, but I'm still a little proud of myself. When I started playing here not that long ago, I figured I'd be lucky to crack 1400. Not sure why, but I've played much better than I ever thought I would here.

    Just one question: On move 15, should I have played 15... Bg7 and tried to make him keep the isolated d pawn or allow me a well placed bishop after a queen trade or was it smarter to play it safe with 15... e6 and make sure he doesn't get a rook to the 7th rank?
  2. 15 Sep '08 22:31
    mumble...grumble...mutter...mumble...grumble....mutter....
  3. 15 Sep '08 22:38
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    mumble...grumble...mutter...mumble...grumble....mutter....
    it looks like it was greenpawn who was going for the draw.
  4. 15 Sep '08 22:50
    Originally posted by sh76
    Game 5399552

    [pgn] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. O-O Bd7 5. c3 Nf6 6. Re1 g6 7. d4 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bg7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Bg5 a6 11. Bxc6 Bxc6 12. e5 dxe5 13. Nxe5 Bd5 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Ng4 e6 16. Nxd5 exd5 17. Nxf6+ Qxf6 18. Re5 Qc6 19. Rc1 Qb5 20. Qd2 Rac8 21. Rce1 Rfe8 22. h3 Qc6 23. a3 Re6 24. Rxe6 fxe6 25. Qe2 Re8 26. Qg4 Qd7 27. h4 Qf7 28. Re5 Kh8 29 ...[text shortened]... t smarter to play it safe with 15... e6 and make sure he doesn't get a rook to the 7th rank?
    Chicken!
    I think after 15....,Bg7 Black is better so,yes,I would've tried that.
  5. 15 Sep '08 23:24
    more mumbling and grumbling....

    I played leagl moves waiting for the blunder.
    There was no blunder... mumble...grumble....
  6. 16 Sep '08 01:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    more mumbling and grumbling....

    I played leagl moves waiting for the blunder.
    There was no blunder... mumble...grumble....
    forget that man, look at my brilliancy on the brilliancy for non subs thread and see if you are not in awe of such a momentous and yet to be discovered great talent! hibs were real fluky by the way, more jammy than those jambos!
  7. 16 Sep '08 17:50
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    mumble...grumble...mutter...mumble...grumble....mutter....
    You sound like a bad drawer.
  8. 16 Sep '08 18:41
    Karpov would win the final position as white.
  9. 16 Sep '08 19:35
    Originally posted by schakuhr
    Karpov would win the final position as white.
    Quoted for truth.
  10. 16 Sep '08 19:56
    I know I have a plus in the ending and I know players
    who would simply love to play the White side of this ending.

    I'm not one of them. If you look at my drawn games you will
    see I'm not adverse to agreeing draws in possibly won endgames
    on here.

    There were other games to play, other traps to set.

    My theme for this game was legal moves spot and punish the blunder.
    The lad avoided blunders - simple chess. He played well.

    I'm actually flattered that this draw appears to have made his day
    and he classed me as a scalp.
  11. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    16 Sep '08 20:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I'm actually flattered that this draw appears to have made his day
    and he classed me as a scalp.
    LOL

    As they say here in Yankeeland...

    True Dat!
  12. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    16 Sep '08 20:49
    Also, that game that you posted a few weeks ago where you threw away a bishop by moving it to h3 (or was it h6?) with no protection against a fianchettoed bishop just to get it off the long diagonal and then used the open diagonal to drive home a big attack (I forget which thread the game was in) had me a bit intimidated (not to mention some of the other traps you post from time to time). I was thinking "I'll never get a sniff off a guy who can think of a move like that." That really is the main reason I'm so proud to have drawn the game. In any case, I meant it as a compliment and I'm glad you took it so.
  13. 16 Sep '08 22:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by schakuhr
    Karpov would win the final position as white.
    do you mean that? I can see white has a slight advantage due to the weak pawn, but I failed to come up with a plan. the one I was thinking was play g3, Rd2 to solidify the kingside pawns, and try to move the king all the way up to e6 somehow.

    but black won't simply stop and watch, and get his king around the weakness much faster, and I know that the above plan is so unrealistic . If there is any plan to realize the "advantage" that could be put in words for white here, please do so.
  14. 16 Sep '08 22:46
    greenpawn can only draw one conclusion from this match.
    Do not play players with a provisional rating
  15. 17 Sep '08 01:34
    Originally posted by pijun
    greenpawn can only draw one conclusion from this match.
    Do not play players with a provisional rating
    I tried to draw greenpawn once, but he dosn't sit still long enough.