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  1. 27 Aug '14 16:42
    Any chessplayers here at RHP using the Bangiev method in playing chess ?

    A long time ago there used to be a thread at RHP discussing this subject.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=55860&page=2
  2. 27 Aug '14 19:28
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Any chessplayers here at RHP using the Bangiev method in playing chess ?

    A long time ago there used to be a thread at RHP discussing this subject.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=55860&page=2
    I was using it but gave it up for a more orthodox approach, there are some elements that even after study remained unclear.
  3. Subscriber vendaonline
    Dave
    27 Aug '14 19:30
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Any chessplayers here at RHP using the Bangiev method in playing chess ?

    A long time ago there used to be a thread at RHP discussing this subject.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=55860&page=2
    Never heard of this so I looked at a 15 minute you tube video.
    I would have thought that looking for weak squares in your opponents position is part of the strategy you employ in any chess game.
    I think looking for equilateral triangles on the board just complicates matters.
    Maybe thats why my rhp rating is anchored in the 1500's with an occasional drop below!!
  4. 27 Aug '14 20:30
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I was using it but gave it up for a more orthodox approach, there are some elements that even after study remained unclear.
    I see .... It is indeed a problem that there is no trainer who can explain things that one doesn't understand ... There should be a site/blog or whatever for players using the Bangiev method with trainers/players who are capable of explaining things.

    Which were the things that remained unclear to you ?
  5. 27 Aug '14 20:37
    Originally posted by venda
    Never heard of this so I looked at a 15 minute you tube video.
    I would have thought that looking for weak squares in your opponents position is part of the strategy you employ in any chess game.
    I think looking for equilateral triangles on the board just complicates matters.
    Maybe thats why my rhp rating is anchored in the 1500's with an occasional drop below!!
    Yes, you are correct ... square complexes are part of chess ... not just part of the Bangiev method. The Bangiev method is a method of finding candidate moves.
  6. 28 Aug '14 00:37
    Does your rating graph reflect this method or something else? Serious question.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-player/ivanhoe#
  7. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    28 Aug '14 15:21
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    Does your rating graph reflect this method or something else? Serious question.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-player/ivanhoe#
    Lots of timeouts and a 2 year hiatus by the looks of it.
  8. 28 Aug '14 16:51
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    Does your rating graph reflect this method or something else? Serious question.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-player/ivanhoe#
    Hahaha ... no .. I stopped playing .. I was forced due to health problems, but now I have decided to give it a go again.
  9. 28 Aug '14 23:04
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I was using it but gave it up for a more orthodox approach, there are some elements that even after study remained unclear.
    I found some excellent vids on the Bangiev method on youtoube ... I was wondering if they were posted by you, Robbie ?

    YouTube&list=PLkioLm3kWm6YFNwghbol3PPx_j7j9ooYN&index=8
  10. 29 Aug '14 19:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    I found some excellent vids on the Bangiev method on youtoube ... I was wondering if they were posted by you, Robbie ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q92Aq_dJus&list=PLkioLm3kWm6YFNwghbol3PPx_j7j9ooYN&index=8
    yes Ivanhoe, that is my chess channel, MSK Chess, but the quality of those videos is really bad, i am somewhat embarrassed but i was using a very poor audio card and experimenting with different microphones and had no video editor other than Windows movie maker which is pretty pathetic. Since switching to Linux, buying an awesome audio card and using a mixing desk with a good quality Rhode microphone and an awesome open source video editor my videos are all HD quality, even if the presentation is poor or the quality of the games lacking.

    But to the point, yes i love the concept of the theory, I thought I had grasped it until i tried to explain it to other people and i found out that when they asked me questions i did not really understand it. I get confused when the strategy changes, i am unsure even sometimes what the strategy is, whether its light squared or dark. I am quite poor at identifying weak complexes, i dunno, I have no talent for chess and should really give up to be honest and i mean that sincerely.
  11. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    29 Aug '14 20:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Since switching to Linux,
    You da man.

    I can't help but notice that in the Dynamic Pawn Duo your voice seems to have changed from a low Scots drawl to Bart Simpson on acid. Crushed nuts ?
  12. 29 Aug '14 20:45
    Originally posted by thaughbaer
    You da man.

    I can't help but notice that in the Dynamic Pawn Duo your voice seems to have changed from a low Scots drawl to Bart Simpson on acid. Crushed nuts ?
    Stress my friend of having a crazy wife and a mental family.
  13. 30 Aug '14 08:37
    Originally posted by venda
    Never heard of this so I looked at a 15 minute you tube video.
    I would have thought that looking for weak squares in your opponents position is part of the strategy you employ in any chess game.
    I think looking for equilateral triangles on the board just complicates matters.
    Maybe thats why my rhp rating is anchored in the 1500's with an occasional drop below!!
    its not about equilateral triangles, its about squares and their relative weaknesses and ability to attack/defend certain areas
  14. 30 Aug '14 14:30
    Does he sell miracle teas, elixirs, talismans, and devices against bad geomagnetic radiation?
  15. 02 Sep '14 18:37
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    yes Ivanhoe, that is my chess channel, MSK Chess, but the quality of those videos is really bad, i am somewhat embarrassed but i was using a very poor audio card and experimenting with different microphones and had no video editor other than Windows movie maker which is pretty pathetic. Since switching to Linux, buying an awesome audio card and usin ...[text shortened]... no, I have no talent for chess and should really give up to be honest and i mean that sincerely.
    Oh my ... I like your vids on the Bangiev method very much. The problems you're facing are inherent to playing chess, I guess. It is true that in very complex or messed up positions establishing the strategy can be difficult, but I guess that's because chess can be complicated. The way you presented the vids is great. You certainly have talent for this .. What a pity you decided to stop using the Bangiev method and posting vids about the subject. The B-method gives me so much more pleasure in playing chess. Sometimes I even know what I'm doing in a given position .... lol ... thanks to the Bangiev method. I stopped playing some time ago due to health problems, but now I have found the energy to play again. I initiated this thread hoping to find somebody to discuss issues regarding the B-method. Players who know about the B-method are hard to find, Robbie ...