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  1. 12 Jun '13 01:36 / 1 edit
    I was saying to Robbie in blitz (here 3 minutes) you have one main idea
    and try to fulfill it taking care of any wee tricks and tacics along the way.
    (well it''s what I do.)

    Here, after Black's 8...e5 I just wanted to get a Knight d5.
    I did not know what was going to happen after it got there but getting an
    challenged Knight on d5 in such positions is always good news.

    This is a good single-minded example played just a few minutes ago.
    (I cock it up a little bit but get back to the main idea after stopping his play.)
    I've not looked at in depth, if there are cute tricks my opponent and I
    missed them. It's blitz. The lesson being the carrying of a stubborn idea.

    I'm White. kidzebra (a nod to Rowson's Chess for Zebra's.)

  2. 12 Jun '13 02:16
    ...but getting an <unchallenged> knight to d5...

    Thanks for this gp. It is a welcomed relief from the mantra of "tactics, tactics, tactics". Zebra and his 7 Deadly Sins are both excellent, so different from the run of the mill book, yet still solid chess and a fun read to boot.
  3. 12 Jun '13 05:10 / 3 edits
    Hi Monty.

    I up sitting and waiting for RHP Championship Chums to move.

    They are learning....These Blogs are being read....Take your time....
    Last RHP Ch. I won 9-10 games within 2 days.

    Unfortunately Blitz is 99% cheap tactics. (especially at 3 minutes.)
    It's too fast, in 5 mins you can do things.

    These two were played within the last hour.

    The first one I'm getting gubbed dropping a Knight. (Tiredness...and crap chess)
    He falls behind on time by about 30 seconds.
    No big deal v me - if I'm totally lost but my opponent is toiling for time,
    down to last 10-15 seconds I send:
    "I don't want to win this mess on time - good game" and resign.

    Typical of me I pull everything across to his King and find a cheapo.

    In the second game, this lad sacs a piece again me.
    I give him the old greenpawn technique. (I've sacced enough in my time
    to know what to do v a spec sac.)



  4. 12 Jun '13 09:51
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I was saying to Robbie in blitz (here 3 minutes) you have one main idea
    and try to fulfill it taking care of any wee tricks and tacics along the way.
    (well it''s what I do.)

    Here, after Black's 8...e5 I just wanted to get a Knight d5.
    I did not know what was going to happen after it got there but getting an
    challenged Knight on d5 in such positio ...[text shortened]... 30 remaining seconds run out. Mate on g8 cannot be prevented.} [/pgn]
    wow greenpawn is becoming positional in his age, who would have thought it, Nd5 v bad bishop, scicilian knightmare, Karpovian Gp!