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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    02 Sep '08 22:43
    Did you ever play a move only because it looks fancy, cool, flashy ? So your opponent have 4 right refutations (pretty obvious too) and 1 fail. So chances are 20 percent. But who cares ? That move is just C O O L .

    Of course I could never do that in a serious OTB game but sometimes while playing relaxed friendly game I just can not resist the temptation.
    My greatest weakness is of course en passant when playing against weaker players.
    It looks so damn cool that I play it even if there are dozen of better moves.


    Me being the only one idiot here, or maybe... ?
  2. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    02 Sep '08 22:46
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Did you ever play a move only because it looks fancy, cool, flashy ? So your opponent have 4 right refutations (pretty obvious too) and 1 fail. So chances are 20 percent. But who cares ? That move is just C O O L .

    Of course I could never do that in a serious OTB game but sometimes while playing relaxed friendly game I just can not resist the temptation ...[text shortened]... it even if there are dozen of better moves.


    Me being the only one idiot here, or maybe... ?
    seems like every player just starting out will always check and EP when available. and theyll always say check like youre toast. CHECK!!

    i do like to set cheap traps, but try to keep then realistic. when in doubt i always try to be the aggressor, but sometimes i just get out calculated.
  3. 02 Sep '08 23:01
    I love putting a major piece under attack but having it protected by a pin (pinning the attacking pawn against a king for example). Though I don't think I ever do it if I know there is a better move.
  4. 02 Sep '08 23:14 / 1 edit
    20% odds sounds OK to me.
    One OTB game I set a trap for my opponent.
    He about 20 legal moves - if he made anyone of 19 of them
    then I resign. He chose the 20th. WHICH was a check!
    I mated him.

    (This is a live example fo a cross checkmate which was the
    subject of another recent thread).

    The Game That Stopped the Clocks

    Black to play and get mated next move.



    1...Re7+ 2.Be6 mate.

    After the mate my opponent was in such a state he he howled and moaned.
    The contoller asked him to be quiet but he kept on howling.
    The clocks were stopped and he was escorted from the building.
    True story - from a real game. Chandler v (I'll not show him up here) Glasgow 1984.

    I always go for the trick, If it's 'cool' then even better.
    I have complete faith. Not in my ability, but in my opponent to
    make the last blunder.

    Remember:
    it's not he who blunders the most losses - but he who blunders last.
  5. 02 Sep '08 23:22
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    20% odds sounds OK to me.
    One OTB game I set a trap for my opponent.
    He about 20 legal moves - if he made anyone of 19 of them
    then I resign. He chose the 20th. WHICH was a check!
    I mated him.

    (This is a live example fo a cross checkmate which was the
    subject of another recent thread).

    [b]The Game That Stopped the Clocks


    Black to play ...[text shortened]... lunder.

    Remember:
    it's not he who blunders the most losses - but he who blunders last.[/b]
    he had another check to make that would have let you win the game... Qb5+?? because then Bc4+ and you win his queen.
  6. 02 Sep '08 23:27
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Did you ever play a move only because it looks fancy, cool, flashy ? So your opponent have 4 right refutations (pretty obvious too) and 1 fail. So chances are 20 percent. But who cares ? That move is just C O O L .
    Oh yes, absolutely. I also sometimes play moves mostly because they lead to a position I find aesthetically pleasing. If it's totally unsound, I can resist, but if I have the choice between two moves, one of which seems slightly better, but less aesthetically pleasing, I may go for aesthetics rather than soundness.
  7. 02 Sep '08 23:29
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    he had another check to make that would have let you win the game... Qb5+?? because then Bc4+ and you win his queen.
    To be honest that was the kind of trap I was looking for when
    I played my Queen to h8. I never saw the Re7+ blunder.
  8. 03 Sep '08 03:11
    I dislike playing people who exchange if there is one on the board. I tend to enjoy moving pawns past the exchanges and creating long pawn chains. Almost every time I can advance a pawn instead of exchange I do.
  9. 03 Sep '08 05:00


    Fancy sac gone horribly wrong. I think that's some kind of chess god punishing me for playing the London System. >_>
  10. 03 Sep '08 16:10
    Originally posted by Heroic Metool
    [pgn][Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.chessatwork.com"]
    [Date "2008.08.23"]
    [EndDate "2008.08.29"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Heroic Metool"]
    [Black "markspindler"]
    [WhiteRating "1766"]
    [BlackRating "1869"]
    [WhiteELO "1766"]
    [BlackELO "1869"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [GameId "5354393"]

    1. d4 d5 2. Ng1f3 c6 3. Bc1f4 Ng8f6 4. e3 e6 5. Bf1d3 Bf8d6 6. ...[text shortened]... ome kind of chess god punishing me for playing the London System. >_>
    I think 25. Rxh7 was a bad move. Something like 27. Rag1 looks a bit better to me. And the b2 pawn isn't that good to take for black. Tempting as it looks, it provokes 28. Rb1 which gives white a pretty good line. Active play is necessary here. It's not a win, but still there's some game.
  11. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    03 Sep '08 16:33
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    20% odds sounds OK to me.
    One OTB game I set a trap for my opponent.
    He about 20 legal moves - if he made anyone of 19 of them
    then I resign. He chose the 20th. WHICH was a check!
    I mated him.

    (This is a live example fo a cross checkmate which was the
    subject of another recent thread).

    [b]The Game That Stopped the Clocks


    Black to play ...[text shortened]... lunder.

    Remember:
    it's not he who blunders the most losses - but he who blunders last.[/b]
    That's pretty cool.

    Even if you end up losing a few rating points on average, surely the satisfaction of winning with a move like that trumps anything else.
  12. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    03 Sep '08 16:34
    Originally posted by Palynka
    That's pretty cool.

    Even if you end up losing a few rating points on average, surely the satisfaction of winning with a move like that trumps anything else.
    Where is yer star ?
  13. 03 Sep '08 16:37 / 1 edit
    yep

    12. Bh6 felt pretty flashy

  14. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    03 Sep '08 16:51
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Where is yer star ?
    Пилците се броят наесен.