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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    11 Aug '10 21:03
  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    11 Aug '10 21:43
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    [pgn][Event "Clan challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2010.07.28"]
    [EndDate "2010.08.11"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Ed Bernheim"]
    [Black "sonhouse"]
    [WhiteRating "1742"]
    [BlackRating "1684"]
    [WhiteELO "1742"]
    [BlackELO "1684"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [GameId "7633962"]

    1. d4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. e3 Bc8f5 4. Nb1c3 e6 5. Ng1f3 Nb8d7 6. Qd1b3 Qd8b6 ...[text shortened]... 2 Nh3f2 58. Ka2b3 Nf2xg4 59. e4 h5 60. Kb3c3 h4 61. Kc3d3 h3 0-1[/pgn]
    28.Nxc6? is the obvious candidate for losing move. Rook is overworked after Black's reply.
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    11 Aug '10 21:56
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    28.Nxc6? is the obvious candidate for losing move. Rook is overworked after Black's reply.
    That's why I made my previous knight move, to see if he would fall for the trap. He did, as it turned out.
  4. 12 Aug '10 09:26
    Posting your lose was a Freudian slip.

    You will learn more from that one than you will from this one.
  5. 12 Aug '10 10:06
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Posting your lose was a Freudian slip.
    Freudian mouseslip*
  6. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    12 Aug '10 16:17
    This is a very nice game! I have been thinking about the Slav myself, and your game is clean example.
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Aug '10 16:44
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    This is a very nice game! I have been thinking about the Slav myself, and your game is clean example.
    Thanks! I had vague memories of this opening and just sort of fell into it. Slav. Is it a tougher opening at our level? How does it rate on the big scale of openings?
  8. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    12 Aug '10 16:50
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Thanks! I had vague memories of this opening and just sort of fell into it. Slav. Is it a tougher opening at our level? How does it rate on the big scale of openings?
    Excellent reputation at the highest levels, can be played solidly or dynamically to taste. Some lines (like the Botvinnik Variation) can be very theoretical.