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  1. 26 Sep '10 01:49
    No mouse slips or having a computer to stop and start your
    clock for you. This is proper blitz.

    Played OTB, eye to eye, 5 minutes each after a few jars by both sides.
    Me and Mickey Rattray (2000)+ something had a long session with
    a baying crowd of onlookers cheering on every game.

    Nobody else wanted to play, they just enjoyed watching us two
    ripping and saccing each other to pieces.

    (to be honest Mickey was doing ripping, I was doing the saccing.)

    Eventually I did get one. (law of averages).

    Here is a toe to toe slugfest that was actually printed in the
    Scotsman newspaper on the 23rd December 2006.

    (Come on now ladies, how many of you have had a blitz game
    published in a national newspaper?).

    Next time you are going to play a blitz session, open up this thread
    and rub your finger against my avatar and some of the greenpawn
    luck I had in this game might just rub off onto you.

    (the tactical skill to pull this kind of thing off, you will have to work at)

    I'm Black. Just enjoy and try to emulate.

    M. Rattray vs. G. Chandler, Bells/Edinburgh. October 2006

  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    26 Sep '10 01:59
    Nice CG GP
  3. 26 Sep '10 03:35
    Good game.
  4. 26 Sep '10 04:06
    Very good. To the observer its like watching a gladiator match, there are twists and turns.
  5. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    26 Sep '10 04:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34

    Here is a toe to toe slugfest that was actually printed in the
    Scotsman newspaper on the 23rd December 2006.

    (Come on now ladies, how many of you have had a blitz game
    published in a national newspaper?).

    Next time you are going to play a blitz session, open up this thread
    and rub your finger against my avatar and some of the greenpawn
    luck I had in this game might just rub off onto you.
    I'm a little reluctant to rub your anything, but I have to admit that getting a blitz game in a newspaper is a classic Caissic "15 minutes of fame".
  6. 26 Sep '10 08:58
    We get a gem here, a gem there.
    Sometimes there hidden in a blog.
    Sometimes there in the middle of some obscure thread.
    Occasionally, we get one advertised.
    When do we get to see THE COMPLETE GAMES OF GEOFF CHANDLER or at the very least a smaller collection with the best games.
    One every couple of months just isn't enough.

    Give me a thread with at least ten of them.

    I don't want internet games.

    I want classic retro games with nice swindles or tactics from the 70s or 80s.

    paulbuchmanfromfics
  7. 26 Sep '10 09:33 / 1 edit
    well i dunno, i prefer slow manoeuvring games myself
  8. 27 Sep '10 06:33
    That game certainly is tactical.
  9. 27 Sep '10 12:51
    lol...I believe its a bit o luck....why not 12. QxB?
  10. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    27 Sep '10 12:58
    Originally posted by highdraw
    lol...I believe its a bit o luck....why not 12. QxB?
    12...Ne4+
  11. 27 Sep '10 13:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by highdraw
    lol...I believe its a bit o luck....why not 12. QxB?
    12...Ne4+ forking the king and queen?

    Edit - That's me, a day late and a dollar short.
  12. 27 Sep '10 13:13
    Yes. I'm a cunning little rascal when I want to be.



    Great this style of chess. You play 10 games saccing like a nutcase and
    lose 9 but the one win gets a round of applause and ends up getting published.

    It's not much fun for my opponents. When I've sacced my last piece
    I resign, set up the sides and start saccing again till I get lucky.
    (we would have been there all night till I won one).
  13. 27 Sep '10 13:21
    ahh...not so much luck then...well done!