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  1. 09 Jul '11 17:47 / 1 edit
    My 2000+ opponent surprisingly had no idea of how to play the white side of a King's Indian.

  2. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    09 Jul '11 19:38
    2000+ in your dreams. rhp blitz is unrated.
  3. 09 Jul '11 19:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wormwood
    2000+ in your dreams. rhp blitz is unrated.
    2086 to be excact. i know it's not a blitz rating but still you would expect player of that strength to have better ideas of how to play against the KID, no?

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/profile/playerprofile.php?uid=511535
  4. 09 Jul '11 20:18
    In 4 minutes blitz I'd think more about where my mouse is than the position.
  5. 09 Jul '11 20:31
    Originally posted by Zelnick
    In 4 minutes blitz I'd think more about where my mouse is than the position.
    really?
    in bullet that would be true.
    4 min is much more like chess
  6. 09 Jul '11 20:39
    Originally posted by watchyourbackrank
    really?
    in bullet that would be true.
    4 min is much more like chess
    I have trouble deciding on a move in four minutes let alone playing a whole game.
  7. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    09 Jul '11 20:49 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by watchyourbackrank
    2086 to be excact. i know it's not a blitz rating but still you would expect player of that strength to have better ideas of how to play against the KID, no?

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/profile/playerprofile.php?uid=511535
    based on the evidence at hand, 1300-1400 tops. but since there's not much evidence to speak of, not to mention ANY metric to measure against, even that's just a random guess.

    as it is, there is NO way to know. the best practical compromise I can think of is saying everybody's 1200. everybody. because that's the most likely starting point IF rhp blitz EVER turns rated. my money is on that it never will.
  8. 09 Jul '11 20:53
    Originally posted by Diophantus
    I have trouble deciding on a move in four minutes let alone playing a whole game.
    in a real game you have to calculate variations and only then execute your plan.
    in a 4 min game its only about general ideas/understanding of the position.

    my opp showed very little understanding of the position, imo.
  9. 09 Jul '11 20:56
    Originally posted by watchyourbackrank
    in a real game you have to calculate variations and only then execute your plan.
    in a 4 min game its only about general ideas/understanding of the position.

    my opp showed very little understanding of the position, imo.
    Maybe he doesn't play 1. d4 that often? If that were the case he'd have very little understanding of a King's indian position. On the other hand, maybe witchcraft is involved.
  10. 09 Jul '11 20:59
    Originally posted by wormwood
    based on the evidence at hand, 1300-1400 tops. but since there's not much evidence to speak of, not to mention ANY metric to measure against, even that's just a random guess.

    as it is, there is NO way to know. the best practical compromise I can think of is saying everybody's 1200. everybody. because that's the most likely starting point IF rhp blitz EVER turns rated. my money is on that it never will.
    I outplayed my opp in a 4 min game.
    My opp is a 2086 rated player on redhotpawn.

    that's all...quite simple really...
    btw what do you think of the game?
  11. 09 Jul '11 21:02
    Originally posted by Diophantus
    Maybe he doesn't play 1. d4 that often? If that were the case he'd have very little understanding of a King's indian position. On the other hand, maybe witchcraft is involved.
    true, he might have experimented with a new opening
  12. 09 Jul '11 21:14
    Originally posted by watchyourbackrank
    true, he might have experimented with a new opening
    Another possibility, he was drunk. The last time I agreed to play blitz i was definitely drunk and it didn't end well.
  13. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    09 Jul '11 22:34
    Originally posted by watchyourbackrank
    I outplayed my opp in a 4 min game.
    My opp is a 2086 rated player on redhotpawn.

    that's all...quite simple really...
    btw what do you think of the game?
    rhp blitz is not rated, you didn't win a 2086 player but an unrated one. a 1200 one. quite simple really.


    the game? I don't know much about KID but it looked like a simple opening blunder followed by silly self-destructive moves? 17.f3 and white's fine, right? why exchange off his last kingside piece, the last defender? seems like something a low rated blitz player might do. am I missing something silly?
  14. 09 Jul '11 23:02
    Originally posted by wormwood
    rhp blitz is not rated, you didn't win a 2086 player but an unrated one. a 1200 one. quite simple really.


    the game? I don't know much about KID but it looked like a simple opening blunder followed by silly self-destructive moves? 17.f3 and white's fine, right? why exchange off his last kingside piece, the last defender? seems like something a low rated blitz player might do. am I missing something silly?
    I think he's puzzled by the disparity in RHP rating and blitz performance.
  15. 10 Jul '11 01:14
    It's just a 4 minute blitz game. These are joke games.
    Instant decision games. I would not take blitz so seriously.
    Anything can happen (see below).

    It was nothing to do with the King's Indian.
    He simply overlooked the f3 idea and played a5 hitting a piece
    expecting you to move it.

    By coincidence, less than 5 minutes ago I was playing ronh on here.
    I just pushed my a-pawn as White and it was wrong.
    Though this time I got away with it.

    Me (White to play) to play.


    I quickly played a4 missing g3+ Fortunately I went on to win.
    People miss obvious moves in blitz chess. (check all checks!!)