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  1. 04 Aug '09 01:44
    It's not easy sitting there with earphones on and a head mic like some
    hapless call centre clerk.

    I had to push buttons, move the mouse and talk about the game.
    (making it up as I went along - you need to have a script If you are
    going to do this thing properly)

    Keith was also trying to give me advice through the earphones telling
    me to "hurry up and get on with it."

    So we did a test run. We Played it back.
    And I said "That will do."

    So that's that out of the way - think I'll stick to writing about the game.

    YouTube
  2. 04 Aug '09 02:04
    What is the name of that variation for which the White king needs the e2 flight square?
    Couldn't quite make it out.
  3. 04 Aug '09 02:13 / 1 edit
    Do you believe it - a GM actually tried to pull this h3 trick on me. I sat there, dude, do you really need this kind of tricks to get your way past a woodpusher like me?
  4. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    04 Aug '09 02:42
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It's not easy sitting there with earphones on and a head mic like some
    hapless call centre clerk.

    I had to push buttons, move the mouse and talk about the game.
    (making it up as I went along - you need to have a script If you are
    going to do this thing properly)

    Keith was also trying to give me advice through the earphones telling
    me to "hurr ...[text shortened]... think I'll stick to writing about the game.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlbhxWeAYfc
    you should do more, that was hilarious.
  5. Standard member Norrin Radd
    The Silver Surfa'
    04 Aug '09 02:54
    I liked the arrows part
  6. 04 Aug '09 03:20
    Actually, that was extremely entertaining (for me).

    You should do more of those.

    Really.
  7. 04 Aug '09 03:30
    brilliant!
    I offer a draw.....off to the pub it is!
    (of course, as I am a crap chess player)
  8. 04 Aug '09 05:38
    Man Greenpawn you're totally hilarious!!
  9. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    04 Aug '09 07:07
    Yes, this was great, nice to hear the real voice instead of the fake scottish accent I had previously used in my head when reading your posts. Think Mel Gibson as William Wallace (sorry).

    An added benefit is that the related video's had a Chess recording of JC Davis I'd never heard doing Chicken Scratch. Awesome!

    YouTube&feature=related
  10. 04 Aug '09 08:36
    Originally posted by Exuma
    Yes, this was great, nice to hear the real voice instead of the fake scottish accent I had previously used in my head when reading your posts. Think Mel Gibson as William Wallace (sorry).

    An added benefit is that the related video's had a Chess recording of JC Davis I'd never heard doing Chicken Scratch. Awesome!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMQ3QZJR2Co&feature=related
    Very good stuff!
    You had me in stitches,laughing my butt off.
    Very informative, as well.
  11. 04 Aug '09 08:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Norrin Radd
    I liked the arrows part
    me too.. was expecting also "Keith, hey Keith.. my mouse is not moving, I think it's dead, what shall I do?"

    Keith: no, it's alive, it's just restin'
  12. 04 Aug '09 09:17
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Do you believe it - a GM actually tried to pull this h3 trick on me. I sat there, dude, do you really need this kind of tricks to get your way past a woodpusher like me?
    Hi Heinz.

    Still not found that game and still not solved your problem
    you set in The Problemists Club. (it is hard).

    Actually the best way to set that trap is 4.Be2



    leaving free h3 for the a1 Rook to swing fro a1-a3-h3. And this is
    really explained and analysed in detail in Rampant Chess in
    the Aagaard - Ubilava game.

    Your reaction to 4.h3 is the designed response to such a move.
    My note after 4.h3! is:

    "They don't like it up 'em." ( Corporal Jones in Dad's Army).

    Adding the good guys think it's an insult to their manhood when you
    set such a trap.

    Glad some of you like the Youtube thing. The idea of doing a 5 move
    draw simply appealed and it did actually happen.

    There is a Glasgow player from the early 80's who twice caught
    people with this trap and both times as white he went onto to lose.
  13. 04 Aug '09 09:21
    Hi

    It is more that there are a 1001 openings that are pretty sound and with which he can sweep me away, and he chooses this one. I should have added that I played ... Nc6 and went on... to lose.
  14. 04 Aug '09 11:50
    GP34 you should have your own TV show, I'd tune in every week.
  15. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    04 Aug '09 14:03
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    GP34 you should have your own TV show, I'd tune in every week.
    heck, I'd even see the replays!!