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  1. 26 Oct '07 02:35
    yeah, he whooped me badly, I disgraced the Poisoned Pawn in ONE FRIGGIN' MOVE
    just trying to see if I could step out of the already foggy mainline, and he blew me to bits!
    It was ugly, I'll let him use this space to post the link, and gloat...
    by the way, I'll offer you a game, but it'll be a while...
    I'm using this new open spot for a game with an IGM to help me with my Sicilian...
    and I'm in the middle of a 5 game series with tomtom...
  2. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    26 Oct '07 02:37
    Game 4180179

    Moral of the story, never trust databases, but never leave the book .

    Chess is friggin impossible eh?
  3. 26 Oct '07 02:41
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    Game 4180179

    Moral of the story, never trust databases, but never leave the book .

    Chess is friggin impossible eh?
    no Shiite!
    jeeze!
    I thought I had it all figgered out...
    just clamp down on b5 AND c4 with that pawn push, and I'll be home free to develop and cradle my pawn advantage into oblivion, but noooo, you were all: "i'm gonna sac some stuff, and you're gonna be cooked Biatch" and I was like: "dude, I don't see it! I bet you're bluffing" and you say: "look harder" so I look harder, then WHAM! it hits me like a Grey hound bus planting it's nose three feet into a block of concrete at 65 miles per hour!
  4. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    26 Oct '07 02:43
    If ya hadda played Qc5 instead of Qa5 the game would have ended far more dramatically you know... ruined my fun .
  5. 26 Oct '07 03:00
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    If ya hadda played Qc5 instead of Qa5 the game would have ended far more dramatically you know... ruined my fun .
    too bad...
    i saw that line, and said NO!
    he will not enjoy this victory! (more than necessary, that is)
  6. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    26 Oct '07 08:16
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    Game 4180179

    Moral of the story, never trust databases, but never leave the book .

    Chess is friggin impossible eh?
    A good game by white with a classic Sicilian sacrifice on b5.

    It is rarely a good idea to grab the b2 pawn in these sort of lines. You can often get away with it against a weaker player but getting the Queen out of play in this way and giving your opponent a major development advantage can often easily be worth a pawn to him anyway.
  7. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    26 Oct '07 09:36 / 1 edit
    Check out this poisoned pawn game!!
    Contradicts everything DF has just said

    Game 3898780
  8. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    26 Oct '07 09:58 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by najdorfslayer
    Check out this poisoned pawn game!!
    Contradicts everything DF has just said

    Game 3898780
    What can I say about that game? You sure like playing dangerously!

    White did have one hell of an attack and it will be interesting to see if he missed a win in all of that or if grabbing the pawn was sound. What does Uncle Fritz think?

    How about 23. Nc6+ [Edit: Doesn't quite work either. Damn!]
  9. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    26 Oct '07 10:53
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    What can I say about that game? You sure like playing dangerously!

    White did have one hell of an attack and it will be interesting to see if he missed a win in all of that or if grabbing the pawn was sound. What does Uncle Fritz think?

    How about 23. Nc6+ [Edit: Doesn't quite work either. Damn!]
    I had a friend of mine look at it for me and he reckons I was doing okay most of the way through it. Quite pleased to beat such a strong player like Yuga.
    Don't usually play the PP as its a bit too wild. But I fancied a change!
  10. 26 Oct '07 10:55
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    A good game by white with a classic Sicilian sacrifice on b5.

    It is rarely a good idea to grab the b2 pawn in these sort of lines. You can often get away with it against a weaker player but getting the Queen out of play in this way and giving your opponent a major development advantage can often easily be worth a pawn to him anyway.
    I am fairly sure that the PP variation of the Najdorf is supposed to be booked to a draw.
  11. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    26 Oct '07 10:59
    I think White missed a forced draw with 19.Nc5 Nbd7 20.Nf5+ exf5 21.Rxd7+ Kf6 22.Rxf7+ Kg6 23.Qxf5 Kh6 with a draw by perpetual check.
  12. 26 Oct '07 12:58
    Well, rubberjaw beat me twice today. 5 minutes is too fast for me!
  13. 26 Oct '07 16:38
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    A good game by white with a classic Sicilian sacrifice on b5.

    It is rarely a good idea to grab the b2 pawn in these sort of lines. You can often get away with it against a weaker player but getting the Queen out of play in this way and giving your opponent a major development advantage can often easily be worth a pawn to him anyway.
    That's opinion, of course.
    The PP is still the most heavily analyzed opening in chess.
    I personally think black can regroup enough, but he won't be able to hold the pawn... You, as many others, feel that white's attack is too strong.
  14. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    26 Oct '07 22:41
    Originally posted by najdorfslayer
    Check out this poisoned pawn game!!
    Contradicts everything DF has just said

    Game 3898780
    Poisoned pawns means you are testing to see if you're opponent is taking you seriously.
  15. 26 Oct '07 22:47
    Moral of the story - dont be a greedy player.
    If only this happened every time people snatched a pawn early on in the game, chess would be alot more dynamic.