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  1. 10 Oct '07 00:05 / 1 edit
    Game 4113597

    this one's in Progress, but it should be a win for me.
    go on and start thinking about it...
    once the game's over, I want to hear whether the sacrafice on a1 was sound, and whether it was a blunder or a brilliancy.

    my opponent, though only 1600 provisional on this site, is rated 2000+ on at least one(I think 2) other sites...
    so i'm not playin' a pushover.
  2. 10 Oct '07 14:31
    Originally posted by rubberjaw30
    Game 4113597

    this one's in Progress, but it should be a win for me.
    go on and start thinking about it...
    once the game's over, I want to hear whether the sacrafice on a1 was sound, and whether it was a blunder or a brilliancy.

    my opponent, though only 1600 provisional on this site, is rated 2000+ on at least one(I think 2) other sites...
    so i'm not playin' a pushover.
    my opponent just resigned,
    so we can talk about it
    was I lucky? or brilliant?
  3. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    10 Oct '07 14:38
    Sound, no. Lucky, maybe. Brilliant, yes.

    I still insist you are one of the strongest players (with a legit rating) under 1500 on this site. It reminds me of one of Tal's open ended sacrifices. Just brilliant, congrats.
  4. 10 Oct '07 14:42
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    Sound, no. Lucky, maybe. Brilliant, yes.

    I still insist you are one of the strongest players (with a legit rating) under 1500 on this site. It reminds me of one of Tal's open ended sacrifices. Just brilliant, congrats.
    where do you see the unsoundness?
    Qa5+ was weak, as were the other knight moves on the queenside...
    but I see no other alternative other than for black to do everything in his power to castle queenside ASAP
  5. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    10 Oct '07 14:44
    Well here's just one black error I see... 14. ... e5?

    How would you have handled 14. ... h6! Winning back the tempo with a material edge.
  6. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    10 Oct '07 14:49 / 1 edit
    Yes, after a rather hasty, though fairly definite analysis... move 14 gave white the win. That move was key. h6!! won for black, e5?? won for white. Very classy game, nice to see guts like that.

    edit- Black's Rg7 was bad too... as well as a number of other moves, but after e5 black was pretty much lost.
  7. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    10 Oct '07 15:21
    23 Ne8 was sweet!
  8. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    10 Oct '07 15:42
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    23 Ne8 was sweet!
    he's way better than his rating suggests eh? I've finished 3 games with him.. 1 win and 2 draws... and the rating gap is huge. He's awesome!
  9. 10 Oct '07 16:14 / 1 edit
    8... Bc3+! 9. Ke2 e5 10. Nfh3 Bxa1 11. Qxa1 d6 and black is up in material, has a huge space advantage, and white's K looks awkward.
  10. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    10 Oct '07 21:29
    Originally posted by zzyw
    8... Bc3+! 9. Ke2 e5 10. Nfh3 Bxa1 11. Qxa1 d6 and black is up in material, has a huge space advantage, and white's K looks awkward.
    looks about right yah.. nice..
  11. 10 Oct '07 21:37
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    looks about right yah.. nice..
    indeed, so I got lucky...
    it looked nice though, I might add.
  12. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    10 Oct '07 21:54
    Originally posted by rubberjaw30
    indeed, so I got lucky...
    it looked nice though, I might add.
    not that lucky... if you're stronger than your opponent and you can't refute your own move, he can't either... that's what this game is.
  13. 11 Oct '07 00:14 / 1 edit
    Congats,Rubberjaw30 good game we have to play our rubber match it is still 1-1,send the challenge.

    I post these gems of mine to help prove he wasnt beating a patzer,just finished them on 9/29/07,they are from a team tourney on a different site.

    kostispetidis vs. RKowalskiII
    1.e4 Nb8c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nb1c3 dxe4 4.Nc3xe4 Qd8xd4 5.Qd1xd4 Nc6xd4 6.Ke1d1 Bc8f5 7.Ne4g3 Bf5xc2 8.Kd1d2 O-O-O 9.Kd2c3 Bc2g6 10.Bc1e3 e5 11.Ng1f3 Nd4c6 12.Bf1b5 Ng8e7 13.Rh1d1 Ne7d5 14.Kc3b3 Nc6a5 15.Kb3a4 Bg6c2 16.b3 Bc2xd1 17.Ka4xa5 Bd1xf3 18.gxf3 Bf8b4 19.Ka5a4 a6 20.Bb5e2 c6 21.Ra1d1 b5 22.Be2xb5 axb5#

    RKowalskiII vs. kostaspetidis
    1.e4 c5 2.Ng1f3 d6 3.c3 Nb8c6 4.d4 cxd4 5.cxd4 Ng8f6 6.Nb1c3 g6 7.Bc1e3 Bf8g7 8.Bf1b5 Bc8d7 9.O-O O-O 10.Ra1c1 a6 11.Bb5a4 b5 12.Ba4c2 Ra8c8 13.Qd1d2 Nc6b4 14.a3 Nb4c6 15.Be3h6 Rf8e8 16.Bh6xg7 Kg8xg7 17.Nf3g5 h6 18.Ng5f3 Qd8b6 19.e5 dxe5 20.dxe5 Nc6xe5 21.Nf3xe5 Bd7e6 22.Qd2d3 Be6c4 23.Qd3g3 Bc4xf1 24.Bxg6 fxg6 25.Qxg6+ Kh8 26.Nf7#

    I hope you enjoy them because I did