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  1. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    10 Aug '13 19:16 / 1 edit


    In an effort to learn how to play chess I have started a blog. Feel free to give me any help, advice or abuse.

    www.chesshed.blogspot.co.uk
  2. 10 Aug '13 20:02 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by hedonist
    [pgn] [Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2013.07.11"]
    [EndDate "2013.08.10"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "streetflash"]
    [Black "hedonist"]
    [WhiteRating "1543"]
    [BlackRating "1608"]
    [WhiteElo "1543"]
    [BlackElo "1608"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [GameId "10121091"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Bf1c4 Nb8c6 3. d3 f5 4. exf5 Ng8f6 5. h3 {Very slow. This al ...[text shortened]... e to give me any help, advice or abuse.

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    develop develop and develop! black is three one ahead by move six, vewy vewy good! those connected pawns were awesome 🙂
  3. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    10 Aug '13 20:51
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    develop develop and develop! black is three one ahead by move six, vewy vewy good! those connected pawns were awesome 🙂
    I had a quick look and after 13. a4 I wondered if you considered

  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    11 Aug '13 00:46
    Originally posted by hedonist
    [pgn] [Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2013.07.11"]
    [EndDate "2013.08.10"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "streetflash"]
    [Black "hedonist"]
    [WhiteRating "1543"]
    [BlackRating "1608"]
    [WhiteElo "1543"]
    [BlackElo "1608"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [GameId "10121091"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Bf1c4 Nb8c6 3. d3 f5 4. exf5 Ng8f6 5. h3 {Very slow. This al ...[text shortened]... e to give me any help, advice or abuse.

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    Not sure about black's opening - 4.Bxg8 Rxg8 5.exf5 seems problematic.
  5. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    11 Aug '13 02:04 / 6 edits
    Originally posted by Ragwort
    I had a quick look and after 13. a4 I wondered if you considered

    [pgn]
    [FEN "r4rk1/p1pq2pp/4bn2/1pbpp1B1/P2n4/1BNP1N1P/1PPQ1PP1/2KR3R b--0 1"]
    1....Nxb3 {hitting the queen and forcing break up of White's King protection} 2. cxb3 d4 {Opening the line of the bishop} 3. Nxb5 {is one of the available knight moves} Bxb3 {hitting the rook and a4 pawn as well ...[text shortened]... o the b file you must be doing quite well. Maybe better than the game? I don't know}
    [/pgn]
    But what happens after...



    Oh I see now. Black can play Qd5 with threats. Yeah, that looks good.
    No, maybe not. White could play Nxe5 on move 3 instead of waiting for move 4. Looks like White would be better then. Like this:



    No. I guess that doesn't work either because Black can just continue with ...dxc3 capturing the knight and attacking White's queen.

    The Instructor
  6. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    12 Aug '13 07:59
    Originally posted by Ragwort
    I had a quick look and after 13. a4 I wondered if you considered

    [pgn]
    [FEN "r4rk1/p1pq2pp/4bn2/1pbpp1B1/P2n4/1BNP1N1P/1PPQ1PP1/2KR3R b--0 1"]
    1....Nxb3 {hitting the queen and forcing break up of White's King protection} 2. cxb3 d4 {Opening the line of the bishop} 3. Nxb5 {is one of the available knight moves} Bxb3 {hitting the rook and a4 pawn as well ...[text shortened]... o the b file you must be doing quite well. Maybe better than the game? I don't know}
    [/pgn]
    Nxb3 was one of the reasons for me putting the knight on d4 but I got fixated with allowing white to take my knight and retaking with my pawn. This is a common mistake I make when I see an idea I like. I ignore all the other options.
  7. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    12 Aug '13 08:08
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Not sure about black's opening - 4.Bxg8 Rxg8 5.exf5 seems problematic.
    Without the knight to cover the h5 square the opening does look a bit ropey.
  8. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    17 Aug '13 09:49


    I was wondering about the opening. Is Nxe5 and Bxf2+ theory, or is it all a load of nonsense?
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    18 Aug '13 15:40
    Originally posted by hedonist
    [pgn][Event "Challenge"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2013.07.11"] [EndDate "2013.08.11"] [Round "?"] [White "skipstammy"] [Black "hedonist"] [WhiteRating "1456"] [BlackRating "1642"] [WhiteElo "1456"] [BlackElo "1642"] [Result "0-1"] [GameId "10121073"] 1. c4 e5 2. Nb1c3 Nb8c6 3. Ng1f3 f5 {So I’m playing the Grand Prix Attack vs the Sicilian ...[text shortened]... he opening. Is Nxe5 and Bxf2+ theory, or is it all a load of nonsense?
    5.exf5 looks wrong. It's not a very common line in databases either. And there are no games with 6.Nxe5.
  10. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    18 Aug '13 20:20


    The final position shows me how vulnerable unprotected pieces are. Putting my queen on a file which is likely to be opened with a rook behind it is a very bad idea. The rook lift 14. Rf3 was far too slow.
  11. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    12 Sep '13 14:10
    1st game(round 2) Inverness minor 2013

    Game notes are out of sync here for some reason I can't work out. It's ok at www.chesshed.blogspot.co.uk


  12. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    13 Sep '13 04:05 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by hedonist
    [pgn][Event "Challenge"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2013.07.11"] [EndDate "2013.08.11"] [Round "?"] [White "skipstammy"] [Black "hedonist"] [WhiteRating "1456"] [BlackRating "1642"] [WhiteElo "1456"] [BlackElo "1642"] [Result "0-1"] [GameId "10121073"] 1. c4 e5 2. Nb1c3 Nb8c6 3. Ng1f3 f5 {So I’m playing the Grand Prix Attack vs the Sicilian ...[text shortened]... he opening. Is Nxe5 and Bxf2+ theory, or is it all a load of nonsense?
    I don't know if that is theory or not. However, I remembered a game that I played in which my opponent did the same idea in a Bishop's Opening. I knew it was one of my early games on here before I learned to use the analyze board feature so I was able to find it quickly since it was the 11th game that I finished on RHP. This game only lasted a couple of days and I made some very bad moves that caused me to lose, but this is it.


    [Event "Challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2011.02.10"]
    [EndDate "2011.02.11"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "cristian971"]
    [Black "RJHinds"]
    [WhiteRating "1597"]
    [BlackRating "2126"]
    [WhiteElo "1597"]
    [BlackElo "2126"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [GameId "8179299"]




    His name was cristian. Perhaps I had something psychological about beating a christian.

    In your game 6...Qe7 attacking and pinning the knight looks best.

    The Instructor
  13. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    13 Sep '13 18:41 / 1 edit
    Minor round 3.

    I was pleased with this game as I really hate playing against d4 'system' openings.



    www.chesshed.blogspot.co.uk
  14. 13 Sep '13 21:53 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by hedonist
    Minor round 3.

    I was pleased with this game as I really hate playing against d4 'system' openings.

    [pgn][Event "Inverness Minor 2013"]
    [Date "2013.09.07"]
    [Round "3"]
    [Opening "Queen's pawn game"]
    [ECO "D00"]


    1. d4 d5 2. f4 Nf6 3. e3 Bf5 4. Bd3 e6 5. Nf3 Bd6 6. Qe2 Nbd7 7. Bxf5 exf5
    8. Ne5 O-O 9. b3 Bxe5 10. dxe5 Ne4 11. Qf3 c5 12. O-O Qb6 1 ...[text shortened]... 34. Rc1 Qe4+ 35. Kg1 Qe3+ 36. Kh1 Rf2 0-1

    [/pgn]

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    I am far from an expert myself but after 7.Bxf5 its essentially a positional and strategic blunder by white to my mind, looking at the pawn structure, it opens the e file against a hopelessly backward pawn, if i was black i would have piled up on that pawn, along the e file, with rooks and queen, maybe Nf4, pawn break ...c5. I don't understand ...Bxe5 by black, was it really necessary, to allow white to block such a juicy open file after the recapture, i dunno! Nice to see you play a reversed London system, especially after all the nonsense that has been spoken of it on these very forums!
  15. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    15 Sep '13 23:08
    Black in round 4



    In the final round my opponent Ian Hope was in the lead with 4/4. I was 2nd with 3.5/4 with a big group right behind me on 3/4. This meant that if I won the final game I would be 1st. If I drew I would be 2nd= and if I lost I would be nothing. So I go for the win.

    Around move 18 I went to the toilet. I bumped into an amiable Glaswegian I had spoken to the day before who was playing in the same section. The usual pleasantries ensued, how's your game going etc.

    him: How are you getting on?
    me: I'm a piece down but I may still have some tricks.
    him: Ian hope is winning so he's going to come 1st.
    me: 🙁
    him: Who are you playing?
    me: Ian Hope.


    I also walked past the organisers table and noticed a laptop with a familiar chess position displayed on it. It was the game I was playing. Only then did i remember that the game was live on the internet with a possible 6 billion viewers. But more likely 6.

    White in the last round