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  1. 05 Mar '12 23:12 / 3 edits
    This game was played almost a month ago (10.-14. February) as attempt to bring our heated chess discussions with robbie on the chess board and annotate the game after it`s finished. To be honest I did not hurry to do this, as this game was too one sided and it was obvious that my opponent`s EGO would suffer too much. But some people have asked me to annotate some game and also Robbie started to act too childish (the name of this thread is his quote). Also one sided games between unequal opponents tend to be instructive. Let others decide how instructive this one was.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/annotation/annotationflat.php?annotationid=2259

    Tried to post annotation in PGN format, but was unable to do it.
  2. 05 Mar '12 23:18 / 2 edits
    Games used in annotation





  3. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    06 Mar '12 08:42
    Originally posted by Pacifique
    This game was played almost a month ago (10.-14. February) as attempt to bring our heated chess discussions with robbie on the chess board and annotate the game after it`s finished. To be honest I did not hurry to do this, as this game was too one sided and it was obvious that my opponent`s EGO would suffer too much. But some people have asked me to anno ...[text shortened]... onflat.php?annotationid=2259

    Tried to post annotation in PGN format, but was unable to do it.
    Thanks I enjoyed that. Good to have you back
  4. 06 Mar '12 15:58
    Originally posted by Exuma
    Thanks I enjoyed that. Good to have you back
    Its like the Hydra, you cut off its head with a Golden sword and two more grow in its
    place.
  5. 06 Mar '12 21:48
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/annotation/annotationinteractive.php?annotationid=2261
  6. 06 Mar '12 22:18
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/annotation/annotationinteractive.php?annotationid=2261
    Wow. Welcome back.
  7. 07 Mar '12 00:50 / 2 edits
    Hi Pacifique

    "Tried to post annotation in PGN format, but was unable to do it."

    The RHP system can be a right pain having to sort out the {} getting the spaces
    in the right order and removing all the white space etc..etc...

    A month or so back I went surfing for a better PGN editor other than Winboard
    which I was having to 'tidy up' with each post before it worked.

    Penguin v6

    Copy that into Google and it should take you there.

    It took just a wee while to get used to it but once you have noted up a game
    using the 'Copy PGN text clipboard' feature I have found it works all the time
    without any messing about. You simply paste it in between the normal [pgn]
    markers and Bingo!

    I now do all the games and positions in the Forum and in the Blog with it.

    Do some practise runs on any current thread with the 'Preview before post '
    box clicked. Once happy just come out the thread.
    Remember you cannot see a PGN game in the first post of a new thread.

    Hope this helps.

    (welcome back to chess forums paulbuchmanfromfics).
  8. 07 Mar '12 10:26 / 1 edit
    After having read my opponents annotations i must thank him/her for the lesson, although
    his style of prose lacks imagination and is somewhat repetitive. A sense of drama
    should ensue as the game unfolds, if not drama, parody, if not parody, self parody, if
    none of the aforementioned, a stab at humour, for its the human traits which draw us
    and engage our minds. As its stands it was a veritable desert region for any human
    elements and read like a knitting pattern. A course in creative writing and/or some
    psychedelic drugs might do the trick - kind regards Robbie.
  9. 07 Mar '12 10:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/annotation/annotationinteractive.php?annotationid=2261
    Great one, your back, if you wanna play on FICS look me up!
  10. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    07 Mar '12 10:49
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    After having read my opponents annotations i must thank him/her for the lesson, although
    his style of prose lacks imagination and is somewhat repetitive. A sense of drama
    should ensue as the game unfolds, if not drama, parody, if not parody, self parody, if
    none of the aforementioned, a stab at humour, for its the human traits which draw us
    ...[text shortened]... se in creative writing and/or some
    psychedelic drugs might do the trick - kind regards Robbie.
    Robbie. If you want to style yourself as a literary giant, or a chess poet, or even a weekend warrior writer, you will need more than a thesaurus and a willingness to self-aggrandize. Desert, human, knitting. Psychedelic.

    Monkey steals the peach.
  11. 07 Mar '12 11:38 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by Exuma
    Robbie. If you want to style yourself as a literary giant, or a chess poet, or even a weekend warrior writer, you will need more than a thesaurus and a willingness to self-aggrandize. Desert, human, knitting. Psychedelic.

    Monkey steals the peach.
    thesaurus? please spare me such mechanical methodology, every word and syllable
    was torn from my own psyche! self aggrandisement?? clearly you have not the sensibility
    to discern the difference between self aggrandisement and self parody and here you
    are offering advice, I would concentrate on the basics if i were you and let those that
    wish to speak in terms other than that which is purely literal, do so. Monkeys and
    peaches and such hackneyed platitudes simply dont cut it, free form jazz is where its
    at. Is it any wonder so many chess books go unread.

    I do not harbour any pretence to be anything other than a peasant farmer, but
    clearly such onomatopoeic annotations such as schwiiiiing! have more dramatic
    effect and thus more appeal than the shifting sands of ...Nxe4. why? because they
    appeal to the imagination. Do you like to day dream? I do.
  12. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    07 Mar '12 18:11
    Hackneyed platitude! "Shwiinng!" Mike Myers said it 10 years ago. I enjoy words when they are clear and communicate, and I also enjoy poetry. I am annoyed by mixed metaphors, bad grammar, and {ahem} florid banality.



    Banal floridity?
  13. 08 Mar '12 11:22
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    After having read my opponents annotations i must thank him/her for the lesson, although
    his style of prose lacks imagination and is somewhat repetitive. A sense of drama
    should ensue as the game unfolds, if not drama, parody, if not parody, self parody, if
    none of the aforementioned, a stab at humour, for its the human traits which draw us
    ...[text shortened]... se in creative writing and/or some
    psychedelic drugs might do the trick - kind regards Robbie.
    Annotations a la "opens diagonal" & "h3... weakens g3" are more imaginative of course. My mistake - I had to imitate Q as well. What a worthless waste of time...
  14. 08 Mar '12 19:33
    Originally posted by Pacifique
    Annotations a la "opens diagonal" & "h3... weakens g3" are more imaginative of course. My mistake - I had to imitate Q as well. What a worthless waste of time...
    Pacifique I really appreciate it, really I do, I was only having a dig. Why you should
    concern yourself with this peasant farmer is really an honour to be sure, the story of
    his life is hello and goodbye, transient as the snowfall upon the stream or the little
    bird who enters the feasting hall, sings his song and flies into the morn. As da Vinci
    stated, its a wretched pupil that does not surpass his master and i will try to learn
    from it. It never occurred to me that something in chess could be termed 'artificial',
    but i see now that such is the case, Lasker goes even further and terms it lies and
    hypocrisy. As chess is concerned with truth, it only goes without saying that these
    artificialities will not last very long, for truth has a potency all of its own and whence
    laid bare by logic they shall be exposed to the elements and crumble.

    I dont see how I can be helped, this really is the best i can do, yet even water , if it
    drips on stone with constancy may make progress, so as the ancient sage stated, do
    not despise the snake because he has no horns, who will say that one day, he shall
    not become a dragon

    - kind regards and apologies if i have offended you - Robbie.