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  1. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    12 Apr '10 18:15
    Bizarre game I played as white on another server...from about move 25 on, I was given a free hand to do whatever I wanted! Can anyone match this from one of their own games? We're talking 25 moves of total freedom at least.
  2. 12 Apr '10 18:52 / 1 edit
    yes - total freedom to do anything you want - but it's sort of like having total freedom to watch anything you want on TV and all 57 channels have nothing on but infomercials.

    these sorts of games are very intriguing - and VERY frustrating - each side ends up making seemingly meaningless moves until an opportunity presents itself - or until somebody (like me) loses patience and tries some sort of stupid gambit to break the logjam and loses.
  3. 13 Apr '10 16:33
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Bizarre game I played as white on another server...from about move 25 on, I was given a free hand to do whatever I wanted! Can anyone match this from one of their own games? We're talking 25 moves of total freedom at least.
    [pgn]1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O a6 5. Ba4 Be7 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. d4 Bg4 9. d5 Nb8 10. Nbd2 Nbd7 11. Nf1 Nc5 12. Bc2 ...[text shortened]... Bxh5 45. Nf5 Qf8 46. Nxg7 Bg6 47. Nf5 Kh7 48. Bg5 Bxf5 49. exf5 Qe7 50. Qf2 Kg7 51. Bxf6+[/pgn]
    Here's one of mine that is similar. I'm white. Same idea. A closed game with each army hiding behind pawn walls probing for a crack. I made the sacrifice to create a glacis and was able to win. Moves 20 to 30 for both sides are mostly pointless.

    Game 6709715
  4. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    13 Apr '10 16:59
    OT.

    Below the game it shows the material balance. At the end of the game it says +4. Has this 'feature' always been there? Just that I've never noticed it before.
  5. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    13 Apr '10 17:55
    Originally posted by peacedog
    OT.

    Below the game it shows the material balance. At the end of the game it says +4. Has this 'feature' always been there? Just that I've never noticed it before.
    Yes.
  6. 13 Apr '10 18:28 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by ParShooter
    Here's one of mine that is similar. I'm white. Same idea. A closed game with each army hiding behind pawn walls probing for a crack. I made the sacrifice to create a glacis and was able to win. Moves 20 to 30 for both sides are mostly pointless.

    Game 6709715
    reminds me of a couple of pawn jungles I had to deal with

    one in which things turned out well for me
    Game 6363285

    and one in which things went awry
    Game 6205712