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  1. 10 Feb '06 23:47
    Hi. I'm fairly new to chess... At one point, I thought I was good, but I know otherwise now that i've gone to high school and faced people who were considered "intermediate" by tournament standards. I've actually beaten a couple of them, but I was wondering if anyone out there could show me some moves...
  2. Standard member Wibble Wobble
    Action barbie
    10 Feb '06 23:56
    Originally posted by FiendishSquirrle
    but I was wondering if anyone out there could show me some moves...
    Qxf7#
  3. 11 Feb '06 00:04
    Every young person thinks they're "really good" when they manage to beat everyone else their own age who barely know how the pieces move, it's natural.
    Join a club, become a USCF/FIDE member, play a bunch of rated tournaments, study relentlessly for about ten years, and then you will have an idea as to your true potential.
    It's been said that the ability to play chess is the sign of an inquiring mind, but the ability to play chess well is the mark of a mis-spent youth.
    Take heed, and welcome to our little slice of hell.
  4. Standard member buffalobill
    Major Bone
    11 Feb '06 09:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Drumbo
    [b...the ability to play chess well is the mark of a mis-spent youth.
    Take heed, and welcome to our little slice of hell.[/b]
    Too true. I spent more time on chess than school. One rec coming your way.
  5. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    11 Feb '06 14:23
    [Event "?"]
    [Site "Paris"]
    [Date "1750.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "de Kermeur, Legall"]
    [Black "St Brie"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "C23"]
    [PlyCount "13"]
    [EventDate "1750.??.??"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 d6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Nc3 g6 5. Nxe5 Bxd1 6. Bxf7+ Ke7 7. Nd5# 1-0

    [Event "WCh-FIDE"]
    [Site "San Luis ARG"]
    [Date "2005.09.29"]
    [Round "2"]
    [White "Topalov, Veselin"]
    [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "E15"]
    [WhiteElo "2788"]
    [BlackElo "2788"]
    [PlyCount "194"]
    [EventDate "2005.09.28"]
    [Source "Mark Crowther"]
    [SourceDate "2005.10.03"]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Bg2 c6 8. Bc3
    d5 9. Ne5 Nfd7 10. Nxd7 Nxd7 11. Nd2 O-O 12. O-O Rc8 13. e4 c5 14. exd5 exd5
    15. dxc5 dxc4 16. c6 cxb3 17. Re1 b2 18. Bxb2 Nc5 19. Nc4 Bxc4 20. Qg4 Bg5 21.
    Qxc4 Nd3 22. Ba3 Nxe1 23. Rxe1 Re8 24. Rxe8+ Qxe8 25. Bd5 h5 26. Kg2 Be7 27.
    Bb2 Bf6 28. Bc1 Qe7 29. Be3 Rc7 30. h4 Be5 31. Qd3 Bd6 32. Bg5 Qe8 33. Qf3 b5
    34. Be3 Qe5 35. Qd1 Qe8 36. Qxh5 Rxc6 37. Bxa7 Ra6 38. Bd4 Bf8 39. Be5 b4 40.
    Qf5 g6 41. Qf4 Qe7 42. Bd4 Ra5 43. Qf3 Bg7 44. Bb6 Rb5 45. Be3 Bc3 46. Bg5 Qa7
    47. Qd3 Rb6 48. Be3 Qa6 49. Bxf7+ Kxf7 50. Qd7+ Kf8 51. Qd8+ Kf7 52. Qc7+ Kg8
    53. Qxb6 Qxa2 54. Qxg6+ Kh8 55. Qc6 Qf7 56. g4 Bg7 57. h5 b3 58. Qe4 b2 59. h6
    Bf6 60. Bd4 Kg8 61. Bxf6 Qxf6 62. Kg3 Qb6 63. Qc4+ Kh7 64. g5 Qg6 65. Qc7+ Kg8
    66. Qb8+ Kf7 67. Qb7+ Kf8 68. Qb8+ Kf7 69. Qb3+ Kf8 70. Qf3+ Ke7 71. Qe3+ Kd7
    72. Qd4+ Ke6 73. Qxb2 Qxg5+ 74. Kf3 Qh5+ 75. Ke4 Qf5+ 76. Ke3 Qg5+ 77. f4 Qg3+
    78. Ke4 Qe1+ 79. Kf3 Qf1+ 80. Kg3 Qg1+ 81. Qg2 Qb1 82. Qc6+ Kf7 83. Qd7+ Kf6
    84. Qg7+ Ke6 85. Qe5+ Kf7 86. Qh5+ Kf6 87. Qg5+ Kf7 88. Qh5+ Kf6 89. Qh4+ Kf7
    90. h7 Qe1+ 91. Kg4 Qd1+ 92. Kg5 Qd8+ 93. Kh5 Qd5+ 94. Qg5 Qh1+ 95. Qh4 Qd5+
    96. Kg4 Qd1+ 97. Kg3 Qe1+ 1/2-1/2

    [Event "rated blitz match"]
    [Site "freechess.org"]
    [Date "2005.10.24"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "KramMan"]
    [Black "Wulebgr"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "C01"]
    [WhiteElo "1566"]
    [BlackElo "1618"]
    [PlyCount "75"]
    [EventDate "2005.??.??"]
    [TimeControl "180"]

    1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Be3 Be7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Bd3 c6 8.
    Qd2 Be6 9. h3 Re8 10. g4 Nbd7 11. Ne5 Nf8 12. f4 b5 13. f5 Bd7 14. O-O-O b4 15.
    Ne2 Qa5 16. Kb1 c5 17. dxc5 Bxc5 18. Bxc5 Qxc5 19. Nxd7 N8xd7 20. g5 Ne4 21.
    Bxe4 Rxe4 22. g6 hxg6 23. fxg6 Ne5 24. gxf7+ Kxf7 25. Ng3 Rc4 26. Qxd5+ Qxd5
    27. Rxd5 Ng6 28. Rf1+ Kg8 29. Rd7 a5 30. Rff7 Ne5 31. Rxg7+ Kf8 32. Rb7 Rd8 33.
    b3 Rcc8 34. Nf5 Rd1+ 35. Kb2 Rf1 36. Rh7 {Diagram #} Ng6 $4 ({Hiarcs 9: 1)}
    36... Nd3+ 37. cxd3 Rf2+ 38. Kb1 Rf1+ 39. Kb2 {0.00/5}) 37. Rbf7+ Kg8 (37...
    Ke8 38. Nd6+ Kd8 39. Rd7 38. Nh6# {Wulebgr checkmated} 1-0

    [Event "?"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "2005.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Carlos"]
    [Black "Wulebgr"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "D02"]
    [PlyCount "56"]

    1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 h6 3. Bf4 Nf6 4. e3 c5 5. c4 Nc6 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Bg3 Qb6 8. Nc3
    Nf6 9. b3 e6 10. Bc4 cxd4 11. exd4 Bb4 12. Rc1 Ne4 13. Qd3 Nxc3 14. Rxc3 Qa5
    15. Kd2 a6 16. d5 O-O 17. Ne5 Nxe5 18. Bxe5 b5 19. d6 Bd7 20. Qg3 f6 21. Bxe6+
    Bxe6 22. Bd4 Rad8 23. Ke2 Qxa2+ 24. Ke3 Bxc3 25. Bxc3 Qxb3 26. Kd2 Bf5 27. Rc1
    Rfe8 28. Ba5 Qb2+ 0-1

    [Event "TWO KNIGHTS ANALYSIS"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "2005.10.26"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "?"]
    [Black "?"]
    [Result "*"]
    [ECO "C57"]
    [Annotator "Wulebgr"]
    [PlyCount "40"]
    [EventDate "2005.??.??"]
    [TimeControl "60"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Nxf7 (6. d4 $1 exd4 (
    6... Bb4+ 7. c3 Be7 8. Nxf7 Kxf7 9. Qf3+ Ke6 10. Qe4 Rf8 11. O-O a6 12. Rd1 b5
    13. Bb3 Bb7 14. dxe5 Na5 15. Bxd5+ Bxd5 16. Qxh7 $13) 7. O-O Be6 8. Re1 Qd7 9.
    Nxf7 Kxf7 10. Qf3+ Kg8 11. Rxe6 Rd8 12. Bg5 Qxe6 13. Bxd8 Qe1+ 14. Bf1 Qe6 {
    And White's Attack is strong according to Fine}) 6... Kxf7 7. Qf3+ Ke6 8. Nc3
    Ncb4 (8... Nce7 9. d4 c6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bxe7 Bxe7 12. O-O-O Rf8 13. Qe4 Rf4 14.
    Qxe5+ Kf7 15. Nxd5 cxd5 16. Bxd5+ Kf8 17. Bb3 Rf5 18. Qe4 g6 19. h4) 9. Qe4 c6
    10. a3 Na6 11. d4 Nac7 12. Bf4 Kf7 13. Bxe5 {
    And White is much better according to Euwe} Be6 14. O-O Bd6 15. Nxd5 Bxe5 16.
    Nxc7 Bxh2+ 17. Kh1 Bxc4 18. Nxa8 Bd6 19. Qf5+ Kg8 20. Rfe1 Qxa8 $15 {-0.24/14}
    *

    [Event "Challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2005.05.07"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "tmetzler"]
    [Black "Wulebgr"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "A03"]
    [PlyCount "85"]
    [EventDate "2005.??.??"]

    1. f4 Nf6 2. b3 d5 3. Bb2 e6 4. Nf3 c5 5. e3 Be7 6. Bb5+ Bd7 7. a4 O-O 8. O-O
    a6 9. Bxd7 Nbxd7 10. Na3 Rb8 11. Ne5 Qc7 12. d4 cxd4 13. Bxd4 Rfc8 14. c3 Ne4
    15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. c4 Bxa3 17. Rxa3 dxc4 18. b4 b5 19. a5 Rd8 20. Qc2 Qd5 21.
    Rf3 Nd6 22. Rg3 Nf5 23. Rh3 Nxd4 24. Qxh7+ Kf8 25. exd4 Qxd4+ 26. Rhe3 Qd1+ 27.
    Kf2 Rd2+ 28. Kg3 Rbd8 29. Qh8+ Ke7 30. Qh4+ Kf8 31. Kh3 R8d3 32. Qh8+ Ke7 33.
    Qh4+ f6 34. Raxd3 Rxd3 35. Rxd3 Qxd3+ 36. g3 Qf5+ 37. Kg2 c3 38. Qh8 c2 39.
    Qxg7+ Kd6 40. Qf8+ Kd5 41. Qc5+ Ke4 42. Qxc2+ Kd5 43. Qxf5+ 1/2-1/2

    [Event "SVK-chT1E 0001"]
    [Site "SVK"]
    [Date "2001.??.??"]
    [Round "11"]
    [White "Fecko, J."]
    [Black "Magat, Jozef"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "C11"]
    [BlackElo "2125"]
    [PlyCount "45"]
    [EventDate "2000.??.??"]
    [Source "ChessBase"]
    [SourceDate "2001.11.25"]

    1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Qb6 8. Rb1
    cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Bxd4 Bc5 11. Na4 Qa5+ 12. Nc3 a6 13. a3 Bxd4 14. Qxd4 O-O
    15. Bd3 Qc5 16. Ne2 b5 17. O-O g6 18. Rf3 f6 19. exf6 Rxf6 20. Rbf1 Qxd4+ 21.
    Nxd4 Nc5 22. b4 Nb7 23. Nc6 1/2-1/2

    [Event "WCh-FIDE"]
    [Site "San Luis ARG"]
    [Date "2005.09.29"]
    [Round "2"]
    [White "Topalov, Veselin"]
    [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "E15"]
    [WhiteElo "2788"]
    [BlackElo "2788"]
    [PlyCount "194"]
    [EventDate "2005.09.28"]
    [Source "Mark Crowther"]
    [SourceDate "2005.10.03"]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Bg2 c6 8. Bc3
    d5 9. Ne5 Nfd7 10. Nxd7 Nxd7 11. Nd2 O-O 12. O-O Rc8 13. e4 c5 14. exd5 exd5
    15. dxc5 dxc4 16. c6 cxb3 17. Re1 b2 18. Bxb2 Nc5 19. Nc4 Bxc4 20. Qg4 Bg5 21.
    Qxc4 Nd3 22. Ba3 Nxe1 23. Rxe1 Re8 24. Rxe8+ Qxe8 25. Bd5 h5 26. Kg2 Be7 27.
    Bb2 Bf6 28. Bc1 Qe7 29. Be3 Rc7 30. h4 Be5 31. Qd3 Bd6 32. Bg5 Qe8 33. Qf3 b5
    34. Be3 Qe5 35. Qd1 Qe8 36. Qxh5 Rxc6 37. Bxa7 Ra6 38. Bd4 Bf8 39. Be5 b4 40.
    Qf5 g6 41. Qf4 Qe7 42. Bd4 Ra5 43. Qf3 Bg7 44. Bb6 Rb5 45. Be3 Bc3 46. Bg5 Qa7
    47. Qd3 Rb6 48. Be3 Qa6 49. Bxf7+ Kxf7 50. Qd7+ Kf8 51. Qd8+ Kf7 52. Qc7+ Kg8
    53. Qxb6 Qxa2 54. Qxg6+ Kh8 55. Qc6 Qf7 56. g4 Bg7 57. h5 b3 58. Qe4 b2 59. h6
    Bf6 60. Bd4 Kg8 61. Bxf6 Qxf6 62. Kg3 Qb6 63. Qc4+ Kh7 64. g5 Qg6 65. Qc7+ Kg8
    66. Qb8+ Kf7 67. Qb7+ Kf8 68. Qb8+ Kf7 69. Qb3+ Kf8 70. Qf3+ Ke7 71. Qe3+ Kd7
    72. Qd4+ Ke6 73. Qxb2 Qxg5+ 74. Kf3 Qh5+ 75. Ke4 Qf5+ 76. Ke3 Qg5+ 77. f4 Qg3+
    78. Ke4 Qe1+ 79. Kf3 Qf1+ 80. Kg3 Qg1+ 81. Qg2 Qb1 82. Qc6+ Kf7 83. Qd7+ Kf6
    84. Qg7+ Ke6 85. Qe5+ Kf7 86. Qh5+ Kf6 87. Qg5+ Kf7 88. Qh5+ Kf6 89. Qh4+ Kf7
    90. h7 Qe1+ 91. Kg4 Qd1+ 92. Kg5 Qd8+ 93. Kh5 Qd5+ 94. Qg5 Qh1+ 95. Qh4 Qd5+
    96. Kg4 Qd1+ 97. Kg3 Qe1+ 1/2-1/2
  6. Standard member Grandmouster
    ChessObsessed
    11 Feb '06 14:36
    Originally posted by FiendishSquirrle
    Hi. I'm fairly new to chess... At one point, I thought I was good, but I know otherwise now that i've gone to high school and faced people who were considered "intermediate" by tournament standards. I've actually beaten a couple of them, but I was wondering if anyone out there could show me some moves...
    first move to the book store, and buy some good chess books.
    Then move to the chess club and play a lot of games.
    Then move to get a teacher, or coach.
    And then you will move up in the chess world..