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  1. 21 Apr '16 12:09
    A year ago in the U.S. Championship Wes So was awarded a
    default for writing encouraging notes to himself during a game.

    Harmless but against the rules. He was warned twice then when
    playing Akobian after 6 moves Akobian told the arbiter So was writing
    to himself. "Concentrate", "Watch my time." kind of thing.

    (he should have wrote - 'Do no write notes to myself.' )

    The Arbiter defaulted Wes.

    Time passed and one year later....

    S. Wesley - V. Akobian US Chess Championships 2016



    A look at the 22....Re8 variation.

  2. 21 Apr '16 12:29
  3. 21 Apr '16 16:00
    I had no idea it was against the rules to write something on score sheet besides the moves.
    I am used to from time to time turn the sheet and write something down on its backside so as to remember for my writing.
    (A memo or something.)
    When I got published travelogue that included also accounts from Malta Open 2014 on www.e-novine.com, I used some of those notes. Luckily my opponents didn't know that either so they didn't call umpire in.
    A pa
  4. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    21 Apr '16 16:51
    Thanks Greenpawn, this is awesome.
  5. 24 Apr '16 08:51
    GreenPawn,
    Do you agree that the Caro-Kann is inferior to the French since Black uses a side pawn to support the d5 pawn rather than a center pawn supporting the d5 pawn?

    1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 Vs. 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5
  6. 24 Apr '16 13:12
    Hi King on Point.

    But in the Caro Kann the c8 Bishop is not blocked in.
    It's 6 and two 3's. A matter taste, style and what opening book your have.
  7. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    24 Apr '16 16:35
    Originally posted by KingOnPoint
    GreenPawn,
    Do you agree that the Caro-Kann is inferior to the French since Black uses a side pawn to support the d5 pawn rather than a center pawn supporting the d5 pawn?

    1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 Vs. 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5
    The Caro-Kann is great - I think all my opponents should play it .

    I agree with what greenpawn wrote but I'd add that IMO it takes a fair bit of experience to play the Caro well, the French is a good opening for a beginner, the Caro-Kann isn't.
  8. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    24 Apr '16 17:39
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    A year ago in the U.S. Championship Wes So was awarded a
    default for writing encouraging notes to himself during a game.

    Harmless but against the rules. He was warned twice then when
    playing Akobian after 6 moves Akobian told the arbiter So was writing
    to himself. "Concentrate", "Watch my time." kind of thing.

    (he should have wrote - 'Do n ...[text shortened]... e we have....} 25. Qg8+ Nxg8 26. Bg7+ Kf7 27. Bc4+ Bd5 {Only move.} 28. Bxd5 {Checkmate.} [/pgn]
    There's 2 sites I look at on the net.
    One is "lectures by Varuzhan Akoboian" there's some good stuff on there - at least 70 lectures last time I looked and the other is "the chess network" on you tube.
    The refreshing thing about the chess network site is that the guy showing his games sometimes loses!!
  9. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    24 Apr '16 17:46
    Sweet game, but i'm surprised black didn't calculate the possibility of Rxg7.