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  1. 18 Jun '13 11:45
    I seem to have found my soul mate.

    We have had 3½ very interesting games (the last one is still going on
    and is mouth watering....) Game 10056050
    No comments on the GID I'll do that one up after I've mated him ( )

    This is our latest finished game.
    I reckon he resigned too early, especially as it's an ending.
    If he had not fallen for my last wee trap (which I never got the chance
    to play I would have offered a draw - to leave more time for the other
    game and my remaing RHP CH games.)

    morgski - greenpawn RHP 2013

  2. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    18 Jun '13 12:45
    Not too shabby
  3. 19 Jun '13 11:02
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I seem to have found my soul mate.

    We have had 3½ very interesting games (the last one is still going on
    and is mouth watering....) Game 10056050
    No comments on the GID I'll do that one up after I've mated him ( )

    This is our latest finished game.
    I reckon he resigned too early, especially as it's an ending.
    If he had not fallen for my ...[text shortened]... sheer artistry of it. That would have made the blog.}[/pgn]
    Basically this game was me getting my ass handed to me on a plate for not knowing opening theory well enough, then spending 20 or so moves delaying the inevitable. That looked like a nice trap to finish though GP.

    I'm waiting for the next one, much more interesting!
  4. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    19 Jun '13 11:24
    Originally posted by morgski
    Basically this game was me getting my ass handed to me on a plate for not knowing opening theory well enough, then spending 20 or so moves delaying the inevitable. That looked like a nice trap to finish though GP.

    I'm waiting for the next one, much more interesting!
    Why don't you post your win over GP34 and do a little bragging of your own? I would.

    The Instructor
  5. 19 Jun '13 13:25
    No thanks RJ, the win in the last round was a comparatively dull affair, whereas this one was a gem. One of those games that comes around once in a blue moon where it is a pleasure be it win lose or (in this case) draw.



  6. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    19 Jun '13 19:36
    Originally posted by morgski
    No thanks RJ, the win in the last round was a comparatively dull affair, whereas this one was a gem. One of those games that comes around once in a blue moon where it is a pleasure be it win lose or (in this case) draw.

    [pgn][Event "Sprint Duel 64"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2013.06.05"] [EndDate "2013.06.19"] [Round "7"] [White "greenpawn ...[text shortened]... Rg5h5 {perpetual taken} Kh7g8 33. Rh5g5 Kg8h7 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

    Yes, that was a good game for a draw. That queen sacrifice by white would have caught me off guard too.

    The Instructor
  7. 19 Jun '13 22:59
    It's good to trade ideas like players would do at a post mortem.
    There was a bit of speech play going though both games and I have to say
    I spent more time looking at the other game till Black played 11..Bxh2+.

    Background - this was a final so getting the plus early doors with Black
    in our other game meant I was happy with a draw.

    As a 1.e4 player I can confirm that 1...d5 is a pain.


    It steers the game into unique positions (some similiar to the Caro Khan)
    but on the whole every other defence by Black, White can maintain a pawn on e4.

    I've tried everything against it.
    2.f3 2.e5 2.d4 2.Nc3 but best is 2.exd5.

    OK you get the tempo back when Black recovers his pawn but tempo
    ceases to matter if Black plays correctly.
    And usually Black is booked up enough to get out of the opening.

    The drawback is Black has no e-pawn to attack.
    No e-pawn to develop on. No tension. If White wants a draw.....

    I started playing it myself just after Larsen defeated Karpov with it in the late
    70's (Montral 1978) and it has been a part of my rep ever since.
    It's solid, easy to play and you side-step White's book.
    I put together 11 wins on the trot in the 90's mainly due to what Morgski
    said: White's (usually at our level) don't have a line against it just two or three moves.

    And it's real name is The Centre Counter
    A Scandinavian is an Avian that comes out of photo-copier after you have Scanned it.

    I am the Sprint Duel 64 Champion.

  8. 20 Jun '13 00:36
    I knew you'd take issue with the "Scandinavian".
    The only reason I stick with it is because I like the symmetry of the Scandinavian leading into the Icelandic Gambit. Kinda makes me wish there were alternative "Norwegian" and "Swedish" lines
    Thanks for taking the time to annotate too, always interesting to read a post-mortem
  9. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    20 Jun '13 05:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It's good to trade ideas like players would do at a post mortem.
    There was a bit of speech play going though both games and I have to say
    I spent more time looking at the other game till Black played 11..Bxh2+.

    Background - this was a final so getting the plus early doors with Black
    in our other game meant I was happy with a draw.

    As a 1.e4 play 7 {Good game. Got a bit of a fright.}[/pgn]
    After going through the game again from your point of view it looks like 28. Rh6 would have given you a better chance for a win than 28. Ne5.

    The Instructor
  10. 20 Jun '13 05:35
    Greenpawn how do add notes to a game before posting it?
  11. 20 Jun '13 11:14
    Originally posted by Tygert
    Greenpawn how do add notes to a game before posting it?
    You "insert the pgn" you want, then after the move you want to notate you put { example text here } brackets like that. e.g. 1.e4 d5 {the Scandinavian, no the centre-counter!} 2.d4
    etc.
    The preview before post feature lets you check to see whether it's been done right, is is easy to miss a space or a bracket sometimes
  12. 20 Jun '13 12:02
    Originally posted by morgski
    You "insert the pgn" you want, then after the move you want to notate you put { example text here } brackets like that. e.g. 1.e4 d5 {the Scandinavian, no the centre-counter!} 2.d4
    etc.
    The preview before post feature lets you check to see whether it's been done right, is is easy to miss a space or a bracket sometimes
    Thanks morgski
    Drat, I went to all the bother of annotating it.
  13. 20 Jun '13 12:13 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by morgski
    No thanks RJ, the win in the last round was a comparatively dull affair, whereas this one was a gem. One of those games that comes around once in a blue moon where it is a pleasure be it win lose or (in this case) draw.

    [pgn][Event "Sprint Duel 64"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2013.06.05"] [EndDate "2013.06.19"] [Round "7"] [White "greenpawn Rg5h5 {perpetual taken} Kh7g8 33. Rh5g5 Kg8h7 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

    This position is pure Colle (GP the shame of it!)



    Nbd2 ,Ne5 and Bf4 and Qc2, you swashbuckling gambiteer pirates of the high seas!
  14. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    20 Jun '13 14:01
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    This position is pure Colle (GP the shame of it!)

    [fen]r1bq1rk1/ppp2ppp/2nb1n2/3p4/3P4/2PB1N2/PP3PPP/RNBQR1K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    Nbd2 ,Ne5 and Bf4 and Qc2, you swashbuckling gambiteer pirates of the high seas!
    Bf4 would be a blunder in this position. GP34's move is best.

    The Instructor
  15. 20 Jun '13 14:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    This position is pure Colle (GP the shame of it!)

    [fen]r1bq1rk1/ppp2ppp/2nb1n2/3p4/3P4/2PB1N2/PP3PPP/RNBQR1K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    Nbd2 ,Ne5 and Bf4 and Qc2, you swashbuckling gambiteer pirates of the high seas!
    Bishop sac alert.