Originally posted by !~TONY~!Impressive game against a GM. You should not cry but be proud!
I just played U.S. Champion Alex Shabalov today. He gave a simultaneous exhibition to 4 players today, 2 of them quite bad, and 2 (me included) that are about expert strength. Anyway, if we won, we received 500$ in cash. I was already depressed when he played 1. e4, since I prepared for 1. d4, which is what he's been playing quite a bit lately. Then when he ...[text shortened]... Rg1 45. Nf4+ Kf7 46. g6+ Kg8 47. Nxh5 Rxg6 48. Kd4 Rg2 49. Kc3 a6 50. Nf4 Rg4 51. Bd6
Originally posted by Mad RookTony posted it and I happened to be online checking the Chess forums when he posted.
I think Bifrost was making a cute comment about Tony's time of posting. At least that's the only thing I can figure. But I suspect there's a flaw in his thinking somewhere.
Originally posted by kenanDang it, kenan! I was hoping that nobody was fast enough to capture my stupid post. I finally figured out what Bifrost meant. I can be pretty slow sometimes.
Posted posted it and I happened to be online checking the Chess forums when he posted.
I heard Shabalov's name so I copy pasted the game to Scid and played though less than one minute actually.
I actually played through the game several times before I posted that.
Originally posted by Mad RookYeah he's a cool dude. He did allow us to pick colors, but generally as a courtesy I give him White. It really doesn't matter, the dude's won the U.S. Championship 4 times and has been in good form lately. No chance.
Alex is a cool guy. Did he give you choice of color, or did he want White because of all the money on the line? (He often gives people the choice of color in his simuls - at least the ones with no potential prize.)
Originally posted by !~TONY~!Keep after it. There's always the chance you could nick him. I played him in a simul once just so I could say I played a GM. (He could snore out moves in his sleep better than the ones I came up with.) There were maybe a couple dozen opponents, and he wasn't spending too much time at any one board. Some guy rated in the 1800s got lucky and scalped him. (Of course, no money was on the line, either.) So the dream IS alive.
Yeah he's a cool dude. He did allow us to pick colors, but generally as a courtesy I give him White. It really doesn't matter, the dude's won the U.S. Championship 4 times and has been in good form lately. No chance.
Originally posted by ludzYes, 27...Qb6 with the idea Bf8 I think just wins a piece. (if Nc4, RxQ, NxQ, RxR, KxR, pxN; if Qb5 Rxd)
Maybe 27 ..Qb6 Also 28 ..c3 is interesting for black.