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  1. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    19 Aug '09 20:46 / 1 edit
    My first time above 1600 in over a year.

    And what a game to do it with.



    Probably my highest rated win.


    Here's another game.

    Spot the move that was inspired by a tactics book.




    To be fair, I think my opponent resigned early.

    16. f4 looks tricky, or maybe winning for white.
  2. Standard member MetBierOp
    Dutch
    19 Aug '09 21:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Diet Coke
    My first time above 1600 in over a year.

    And what a game to do it with.

    [pgn][Event "The BIG summer face off 2009"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2009.07.22"]
    [EndDate "2009.08.19"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "startstek"]
    [Black "Diet Coke"]
    [WhiteRating "1952"]
    [BlackRating "1615"]
    [WhiteELO "1952"]
    [BlackELO "1615"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    looks tricky, or maybe winning for white.
    Well done.
    You must have a fetish for the fiancetto,

    Ng4 & Bg1 must be the moves inspired by the tatctics books.
    Keep up the good work.

    Go Diet Coke, go Diet Coke
  3. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    19 Aug '09 21:32
    Originally posted by MetBierOp
    Well done.
    You must have a fetish for the fiancetto,

    Ng4 & Bg1 must be the moves inspired by the tatctics books.
    Keep up the good work.

    Go Diet Coke, go Diet Coke
    Cheers.

    More like a fetish and a half. Although, usually I double fianchetto.

    And you got the moves absolutely right.
  4. 21 Aug '09 16:08
    Originally posted by Diet Coke
    My first time above 1600 in over a year.

    And what a game to do it with.

    [pgn][Event "The BIG summer face off 2009"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2009.07.22"]
    [EndDate "2009.08.19"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "startstek"]
    [Black "Diet Coke"]
    [WhiteRating "1952"]
    [BlackRating "1615"]
    [WhiteELO "1952"]
    [BlackELO "1615"]
    [Result "0-1"] ...[text shortened]... looks tricky, or maybe winning for white.
    First game against the Yugoslav(ish), well played.
    Nice counter attacking. White needs to learn Bobby Fischers dictum about watching his opponents moves too though!
  5. 21 Aug '09 20:04
    wow, those games (especially the first one) were nice. it's always nice to break barriers with fashion.

    and I guess that's why people like the sicilian despite how crazy it is: you get to play nice combinations every now and then.

    congrats.