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  1. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    04 Dec '05 09:52
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    04 Dec '05 10:00
    Wimp? He made a blunder and lost a game. It shows that it happens to the best of us. Well played Peakite.
  3. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    04 Dec '05 10:15 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Wimp? He made a blunder and lost a game. It shows that it happens to the best of us. Well played Peakite.
    queen for knight odds is still a good game - peakite had only a 1/3rd chance of winning from there ... quirine should have lots of tricks to try for a draw - or even a win ...

    genius' often have no idea just how stupid the rest of us are!

    (oh - yes - well played peakite - it is not your fault that you won )
  4. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    04 Dec '05 10:34 / 1 edit
    Good games. Why would Peakite only have one-in-three odds in a blown-open position six points up and armed with an increasingly dominant Queen? I'm not sure the rating difference (at 1500+ he's clearly no patsy) would really figure at all in a position like that, especially after ...Rg8.
  5. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    04 Dec '05 10:51
    Originally posted by flexmore
    queen for knight odds is still a good game - peakite had only a 1/3rd chance of winning from there ... quirine should have lots of tricks to try for a draw - or even a win ...

    genius' often have no idea just how stupid the rest of us are!

    (oh - yes - well played peakite - it is not your fault that you won )
    28. Kf3 Nxd3 29. Bxd3 Qh5+ 30. Ke3 Bxd6 31. exd6 Qc5+ 32. Kf3 Nxd6

    That's not odds that's a simple conversion for any player.
  6. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    04 Dec '05 10:53
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    28. Kf3 Nxd3 29. Bxd3 Qh5+ 30. Ke3 Bxd6 31. exd6 Qc5+ 32. Kf3 Nxd6

    That's not odds that's a simple conversion for any player.
    i rest my case
  7. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    04 Dec '05 10:55
    Originally posted by flexmore
    i rest my case
    What?
  8. 04 Dec '05 10:59
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    What?
    He rests his case. Looked pretty readable to me
  9. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    04 Dec '05 11:12
    That case is currently resting on a baggage conveyor belt in Prague.
  10. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    04 Dec '05 11:26
    Originally posted by Amaurote
    That case is currently resting on a baggage conveyor belt in Prague.
    Never fear - we may believe that - but Xanthos knows that it will be mistakenly picked up by a blind Mongolian gentleman on his way to Iceland ... at the airport the case will be stolen and then the thieves will be caught by the Iceland police who take it home and give it to their children who read the book "Babar loses his crown", they take the case to paris to find Babar, and end up giving it to an elephant at the zoo who eats it.
  11. 04 Dec '05 12:49
    Originally posted by flexmore
    i rest my case
    It rests in peace.
  12. Standard member MIODude
    me, not you
    04 Dec '05 17:45
    Mistakes can be made by anyone .. I got lucky too

    Game 1346097

    I'm just glad everyone doesn't post the games I lost due to my own mistakes
  13. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    06 Dec '05 00:01 / 1 edit
    I certainly did get lucky, although with Quirine's move rate the odd blunder is to be expected, and generally was more pleased with the other game (until the end). Although I've since given it a quick analysis with Chessmaster 8000 (all I have), which suggested I was slightly ahead before the blunder (a surprise to me) - if anyone could suggest what could have happened had his last move not been made.

    I had spotted the chance to win the d-pawn, plus hoped I should have gone on to win from this position, queen and two pawns for a knight up.

    Still, I'm rather pleased by the result. Nice to have the scalp of such a good player.