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  1. 06 Jul '08 12:33 / 1 edit
    He who takes the QNP walks the streets of despair

    I cannot remember who said that. I must admit when I first saw b4
    I thought I had fallen for some kind of opening trap.

    Then the Na6-c5 idea came to me. Black develops all his
    Queenside bits with tempo. That's worth a QNP.

    My first rated win on RHP - Yippeee!

  2. 06 Jul '08 12:52
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    He who takes the QNP walks the streets of despair

    I cannot remember who said that. I must admit when I first saw b4
    I thought I had fallen for some kind of opening trap.

    Then the Na6-c5 idea came to me. Black develops all his
    Queenside bits with tempo. That's worth a QNP.

    [pgn]
    [Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] ...[text shortened]... xd2 Qd8a5 16. Kd2e3 Rb8xb1 17. Qc1xb1 Qa5c3 18. Ke3f4 Bg7h6 0-1[/pgn]
    bbbbbut, but, th th th thats mate folks
  3. 06 Jul '08 12:56 / 1 edit
    Hi Rob,
    Get your weary self along to the Scottish Championship next Saturday
    there is a book/computer/chess set stall there.
  4. 06 Jul '08 13:11
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Rob,
    Get your weary self along to the Scottish Championship next Saturday
    there is a book/computer/chess set stall there.
    greenpawn dude, i hail and salute your genius, there is only one book that i am interested in at present, 'my 60 memorable games', by the illustrious Robert J Fischer, (peace be upon him). when will some one print an up to date copy with 'proper', algebraic notation? I tried to buy this book online but could find nothing under the £150.00 mark, when a friend, not realising its value gave it to me for free.

    the Scottish championships, how interesting, will you be competing, I am sure that I read somewhere that you were at one point the Scottish champion, as when i was staring to read about chess i saw a final with one of your games featured, please there is no need for false modesty, you are among friends.

    a stall you say, with chess sets, and computer bits, Mrs Corrobie will go, as we say in Glasgow, ' mental', if the home is cluttered with anymore chess sets etc, actually between you and me ASDA are selling a huge garden set, for nine quid with interlocking squares and everything!

    if you are competing then i wish you all the best, i have a question about theory and its relevance at my level, if you don't mind you're comments would be appreciated,

    kind regards Robbie.
  5. 06 Jul '08 13:24
    Not allowed to give up a week's holiday to play Chess (Mrs.Greenpawn).

    Should go to bookstall, usually 2nd hand stuff there and sit in
    on the good guys when they analyse position. Very instructive.

    Just seen profile on chess player

    User 103385

    Very sad.
  6. 06 Jul '08 13:31 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Not allowed to give up a week's holiday to play Chess (Mrs.Greenpawn).

    Should go to bookstall, usually 2nd hand stuff there and sit in
    on the good guys when they analyse position. Very instructive.

    Just seen profile on chess player

    User 103385

    Very sad.
    is such a pity, life is so fragile, checked the dudes last game, he was in a great position with the kings gambit but got timed out, very sad, suppose we all get timed out eventually! if i get timed out in life i wanna go playing the kings gambit! life's too short for 1.d4

    i am playing a very honest and sincere man at the moment, Cinco, rated 2100, he has promised to help me with the thought process and analysis after our game, lord knows computers don't help me in the slightest, cannot fathom their moves.
  7. 06 Jul '08 13:53
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    He who takes the QNP walks the streets of despair

    I cannot remember who said that. I must admit when I first saw b4
    I thought I had fallen for some kind of opening trap.

    Then the Na6-c5 idea came to me. Black develops all his
    Queenside bits with tempo. That's worth a QNP.

    My first rated win on RHP - Yippeee!
    Especially when you also saddle them with a backward QBP and set up c5 as a beautiful knight outpost. Frankly I can't believe he played b4 considering you had fianchettoed your dark square bishop.
  8. 06 Jul '08 13:59
    It's good to get a strong player to go over your games.
    (remember to ask questions about anything you do not understand)

    Computers have their place in the modern game but players
    do not use them correctly.

    They should play and analyse their own game and THEN put it
    into the box for suggestions.

    Most play and then put thier game into the BOX - It's like doing a crossword
    puzzle when someone fills it in for you before you have read the clues.
    Pointless.
  9. 06 Jul '08 14:44
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It's good to get a strong player to go over your games.
    (remember to ask questions about anything you do not understand)

    Computers have their place in the modern game but players
    do not use them correctly.

    They should play and analyse their own game and THEN put it
    into the box for suggestions.

    Most play and then put thier game into the BOX - ...[text shortened]... crossword
    puzzle when someone fills it in for you before you have read the clues.
    Pointless.
    wow, its quite insightful, thanks , now if i may burden you with one more query that has been perplexing me for ages, i understand theory, quite a bit, its not difficult, the moves are made and an explanation given as to the overall strategy etc etc. and it has been my general understanding that good players follow accepted theory, and this theory lies within established boundaries, you know, that in general, there may be no more than two or three continuations at any given point, until well into the middle game at least, however the problems arise, when at my level, the players deviate from established theory, normally quite early on, for example i was playing my friend and nemesis, 'dass', on this site, i chose the Ruy Lopez and he played the Berlin defense, then at about move five he deviates, he is a deviant anyhow, and all my theory is futile, nothing in any of my books, nothing in any data bases, absolutely nude! center of a doughnut etc etc. now the question is, how does one approach this, should it be viewed with skepticism, was his move inferior or perhaps has he mistakenly, or rather unknowingly stumbled upon a novelty, or are the moves that are to be made so diverse that it does not really matter so early, you're thoughts are most appreciated, as well as nay experience you may have - regards Robert.
  10. 06 Jul '08 21:12
    Soltiz: "In the game of life, we all lose on time"
    Stop posting such sad notes/profiles!