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  1. 09 Dec '12 15:36
    Man, he's shown some improvement from his early games here, maybe he discovered the analyse board feature....

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/profile/playerprofile.php?uid=587618

    damn he's now deleted the challenge..
  2. 09 Dec '12 15:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by st40
    Man, he's shown some improvement from his early games here, maybe he discovered the analyse board feature....

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/profile/playerprofile.php?uid=587618

    damn he's now deleted the challenge..
    Game 8942567

  3. 09 Dec '12 16:40
    Having recently played a few howlers on here I can see anyone with
    a heavy game load falling for that.

    procoalex has been beaten 3 times by demon88 all in December last year.
    It may be coaching games. I have often been PM'd after a blog to get the
    background details which often throw a new light on what has happened.

    As I said in a recent blog the bare score never tells the full story.

    procoalex - demon RHP 2012

  4. 09 Dec '12 17:29
    One move out of "theory" and this happens ...

  5. Subscriber jankrb
    Conductor
    09 Dec '12 19:49
    Originally posted by st40
    Man, he's shown some improvement from his early games here, maybe he discovered the analyse board feature....

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/profile/playerprofile.php?uid=587618

    damn he's now deleted the challenge..
    I tried to challenge him as well, but he is on his maximum of 6 games now...
    Too bad.... Let's wait and try again some day.
  6. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    09 Dec '12 20:50
    Originally posted by jankrb
    I tried to challenge him as well, but he is on his maximum of 6 games now...
    Too bad.... Let's wait and try again some day.
    You can challenge me.
  7. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    10 Dec '12 10:31
    It's an inspiring improvement - from 1420 in Jan to 2120 in Oct. A significant number of RHP 'improvers' begin their climb up the ratings in January. Just goes to show what a combination of a Xmas present & a New Year's resolution can do
  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    10 Dec '12 11:49
    Originally posted by atticus2
    It's an inspiring improvement - from 1420 in Jan to 2120 in Oct. A significant number of RHP 'improvers' begin their climb up the ratings in January. Just goes to show what a combination of a Xmas present & a New Year's resolution can do
    The Christmas present being a nice engine?
  9. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    10 Dec '12 12:38
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The Christmas present being a nice engine?
    I've asked for a nice engine for xmas...

    I swear to use it properly tho!... once I figure out how
  10. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    10 Dec '12 14:33
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    I've asked for a nice engine for xmas...

    I swear to use it properly tho!... once I figure out how
    For your old motorbike no doubt, right?"
  11. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    10 Dec '12 16:42
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The Christmas present being a nice engine?
    My chess Christmas present last year from my oldest son was the book: "Garry Kasparov On Garry Kasparov Part I: 1973 - 1985". It will probably take me that many years to get through it at my present knowledge of chess.
  12. 10 Dec '12 16:57 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    My chess Christmas present last year from my oldest son was the book: "Garry Kasparov On Garry Kasparov Part I: 1973 - 1985". It will probably take me that many years to get through it at my present knowledge of chess.
    it will probably take you that long to read the preface! ask for a book with picture
    Ronald, if you are a good boy perhaps Santa will bring you Judith Polgars new book! It
    has lots of pictures in it apparently.
  13. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    10 Dec '12 17:12
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    it will probably take you that long to read the preface! ask for a book with picture
    Ronald, if you are a good boy perhaps Santa will bring you Judith Polgars new book! It
    has lots of pictures in it apparently.
    A diagram picture of each move would make it a lot easier for me. Now, I can't really follow it without setting up a board. I always fall asleep before I can play through an entire game anyway.
  14. Subscriber jankrb
    Conductor
    13 Dec '12 09:52
    I have challenged him as he had room for one game....

    Now he has deleted the challenge!
    What's wrong with me?
  15. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    13 Dec '12 13:46
    Originally posted by jankrb
    I have challenged him as he had room for one game....

    Now he has deleted the challenge!
    What's wrong with me?
    I presume you took a shower this morning, right?

    BTW, what kind of music do you play? I play traditional Irish, UK, and American old time music and my own compositions, new folk tunes.