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  1. 29 Nov '07 11:26
    When will the blitz, be rated? I'm itching for playing blitz here. It's powered by www.uchess.com right?
  2. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    29 Nov '07 11:39
    Originally posted by TheUltimateEmpire
    When will the blitz, be rated? I'm itching for playing blitz here. It's powered by www.uchess.com right?
    The two sites are run by the same Admin so they are the same. I'm looking forward to this too!
  3. 29 Nov '07 12:19
    I wish the blitz, goes rated very, very, very soon.
  4. 29 Nov '07 20:16
    Originally posted by TheUltimateEmpire
    I wish the blitz, goes rated very, very, very soon.
    I hope not! It's WAY TOO BUGGY for that.

    Oh and here's a game I played a minute ago. It shows exactly what shouldn't be done in the opening. A guide to losing, I guess.

    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2007.11.29"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "exigentsky"]
    [Black "1000 player"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    1. e2-e4 d7-d5 2. e4xd5 Qd8xd5 3. Nb1-c3 Qd5-c5 4. d2-d4 Qc5-f5 5. Bf1-d3 Qf5-f6 6. Ng1-f3 e7-e6 7. Bc1-g5 Qf6xf3 8. Qd1xf3 h7-h6 9. Bg5-h4 Nb8-c6 10. O-O-O Nc6xd4 11. Bd3-b5 Nd4-c6 12. Bb5xc6 b7xc6 13. Rd1-d8# 1-0

    It's amazing to me that someone would ever open like this.
  5. 29 Nov '07 20:33 / 1 edit
    Here was a very poor game I just played against an 1800 player, although it was pretty fast blitz:

    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2007.11.29"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "1800 player"]
    [Black "exigentsky"]
    [Result "0-1"]

    1. e2-e4 c7-c5 2. Ng1-f3 d7-d6 3. d2-d4 c5xd4 4. Nf3xd4 Ng8-f6 5. Nb1-c3 a7-a6 6. f2-f4 e7-e5 7. f4xe5 d6xe5 8. Nd4-f3 Qd8xd1 9. Ke1xd1 Nb8-c6 10. Bc1-g5 Bf8-e7 11. Bg5xf6 g7xf6 12. Bf1-d3 Rh8-g8 13. Rh1-g1 Bc8-g4 14. Kd1-e2 Nc6-d4 15. Ke2-f2 O-O-O 16. h2-h3 Nd4xf3 17. g2xf3 Bg4xh3 18. Nc3-d5 Be7-c5 19. Kf2-e2 Rg8xg1 20. Ra1xg1 Bc5xg1 0-1

    It's the first time I faced f4 and I didn't know anything past e5. How would you handle this move?

    I also don't have any chess engines to analyze with right now and they're not that great positionally anyway, so I'm wondering if someone could give me some suggestions. My main question is whether 11. ...gxf6 better than Bxf6? I played gxf6 because I didn't like the initiative he could get from Nd5. I also figured that castling kingisde would take my king too far from the center in an emerging endgame and that I may get a central majority with f5. Covering the g-file also seemed useful. On the other hand, it does mean doubled pawns. I''m really curious about the analysis here.

    Also, was 15. O-O-O less accurate than Nxf3? I would appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks in advance!
  6. 30 Nov '07 00:13
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    I hope not! It's WAY TOO BUGGY for that.

    Oh and here's a game I played a minute ago. It shows exactly what shouldn't be done in the opening. A guide to losing, I guess.

    [Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2007.11.29"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "exigentsky"]
    [Black "1000 player"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    1. e2-e4 d7-d5 2. e4xd5 Qd8x ...[text shortened]... 13. Rd1-d8# 1-0

    It's amazing to me that someone would ever open like this.
    Blitz, makes you think very fast, which is good.
  7. 30 Nov '07 00:23
    Originally posted by TheUltimateEmpire
    Blitz, makes you think very fast, which is good.
    What does that have to do with anything? But yes, I do think it may help in spotting simple tactics. However, if you're not careful, it may make you think fast and make crappy moves. Thinking fast isn't always a virtue. It's thinking correctly that matters more.
  8. 30 Nov '07 00:27
    Originally posted by TheUltimateEmpire
    Blitz, makes you think very fast, which is good.
    Blitz tends to make me play terribly. I don't always choose the best move, I choose the move that stumps my opponent. When I do that on CC, my opponent just sits back and nulls it over a little bit and responds with a great move.
  9. 30 Nov '07 02:18
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    What does that have to do with anything? But yes, I do think it may help in spotting simple tactics. However, if you're not careful, it may make you think fast and make crappy moves. Thinking fast isn't always a virtue. It's thinking correctly that matters more.
    I mean fast, but good moves. Last year, I play very slow, but when someone wanted me play blitz with him, I refused because I was terrible, in fast games, but now, I can now play fast, but good games.
  10. 30 Nov '07 11:31
    Day 1: I wish the blitz is now rated...