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  1. 07 Dec '05 12:05
    To prove we are the best.

    RHP could host a challenge (say 10 players v 10 players) against the best players from other chess sites. I guess players who play at more than one site would not be eligible.

    Think of the tension when Akizy takes on Cyrano from Gameknot...
  2. Subscriber invigorate
    Only 1 F in Uckfield
    07 Dec '05 12:17
    Most people here aren't interested in other chess sites.

    Most people here would like you support this one to make it even better.
  3. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    07 Dec '05 12:23
    Think of the tension when Akizy takes on Cyrano from Gameknot...
    That is controversial for just so many reasons.

    -Russ
  4. 07 Dec '05 12:28
    Originally posted by dottewell
    To prove we are the best.

    RHP could host a challenge (say 10 players v 10 players) against the best players from other chess sites. I guess players who play at more than one site would not be eligible.

    Think of the tension when Akizy takes on Cyrano from Gameknot...
    Cyrano from GK is the same person as Ironman31, who most people know was banned for cheating. So it would be a bit unfair on Akizy to ask him to play him.

    Also, as GK doesn’t seem to do anything about engine users on their site, why would we want to play anyone else that they put up?
  5. 07 Dec '05 15:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by David Tebb
    Cyrano from GK is the same person as Ironman31, who most people know was banned for cheating. So it would be a bit unfair on Akizy to ask him to play him.

    Also, as GK doesn’t seem to do anything about engine users on their site, why would we want to play anyone else that they put up?
    I know; that part was kind of a joke based on the fact Akizy beat IM31.

    Russ - could you PM me if there is any possibility of paying a subscription by cheque? I'm boycotting PayPal cos of the horror stories.
  6. 07 Dec '05 15:24
    Originally posted by invigorate
    Most people here aren't interested in other chess sites.

    Most people here would like you support this one to make it even better.
    The only thing stopping me subscribing is the lack of an appropriate payment method.
  7. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    07 Dec '05 15:32
    You're in the UK too, perhaps you can send him some cash?
  8. 07 Dec '05 15:35
    Originally posted by Aiko
    You're in the UK too, perhaps you can send him some cash?
    Cheque or cash both viable. I'm sending the PM now.
  9. Standard member leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    07 Dec '05 15:36
    Originally posted by dottewell
    I know; that part was kind of a joke based on the fact Akizy beat IM31.

    Russ - could you PM me if there is any possibility of paying a subscription by cheque? I'm boycotting PayPal cos of the horror stories.
    What horror stories?
  10. 08 Dec '05 06:12
    Originally posted by leestatic
    What horror stories?
    http://www.paypalsucks.com

    However, I've never had a problem with them.
  11. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    08 Dec '05 06:37
    Originally posted by David Tebb
    Cyrano from GK is the same person as Ironman31, who most people know was banned for cheating. So it would be a bit unfair on Akizy to ask him to play him.

    Also, as GK doesn’t seem to do anything about engine users on their site, why would we want to play anyone else that they put up?
    Akizy's record vs Ironman here was 1-0-1. I don't think he'd mind playing him to much .
  12. 08 Dec '05 11:03
    Originally posted by GalaxyShield
    Akizy's record vs Ironman here was 1-0-1. I don't think he'd mind playing him to much .
    It's like Holyfield v Tyson. Cyrano would undoubtedly resort to ear biting.
  13. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    21 Dec '05 11:39
    Originally posted by dottewell
    The only thing stopping me subscribing is the lack of an appropriate payment method.
    i once put some money in a bottle, addressed it to russ, put a cork in it, and threw it out to sea ...

    hopefully it will pay for my 2014 subscription.
  14. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    21 Dec '05 11:42 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by dottewell
    It's like Holyfield v Tyson. Cyrano would undoubtedly resort to ear biting.
    ironman certainly resorting to a lot of earbashing, explaining his loss.

    it is quite a nice read.

    Originally posted by Ironman31
    1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qc7
    A dubious choice for psychological and technical reasons. I used to play Ne7 at this point but I choose this conservative line because of my love for old classical games played by Botvinnik and Petrosian. Games like Reshewsky-Botvinnik, World Championship 1948, Diez del Corral-Petrosian, Palma de Mallorca 1969 or Hort-Petrosian, Kapfenberg 1970 were in my mind. But I missed three very important points:
    1) Theory is changing very quickly today and new weapons against this line were found
    2) Black's position doesn't suit well to my style. I prefer attack or counter attack rather than defence
    3) A basic rule: never play a line you don't know very well in an important match against a very strong opponent.
    Never be sentimental (in chess)!
    7. Qg4 f5?
    Last chance to play my favourite 7...Ne7!
    8. Qg3 cxd4 9. cxd4 Ne7 10. Ne2
    I clearly underestimated this modern line. White doesn't waste time playing the classical 10.Bd2. 10.Ne2 scored very well in practice and - more important - doesn't allow dynamic counterplay.
    10... O-O 11. c3 Nbc6
    The old 11... Ng6 played in Schmid-Teschner, Duesseldorf 1951 deserves attention like 11...b6 (Dolmatov) but they seem both insufficient to equalize
    12. Nf4
    12. h4 is the alternative. My opponent's play is very instructive: he simply develops his forces and then he exploits his superior piece co-ordination
    12... Na5 13.Be2!
    A simple plan, still stronger than the usual 13. Rb1 who scored well in practice, as you can see in the folliwing games:
    a) 13... Nc4 14. h4 Bd7 15. Rh3 Rf7 16. Be2 Qc6 17. Bh5 Rff8 18. Qg5 Be8 19. Qxe7 Bxh5 20. Nxh5 and black resigned in Doggers-Westerman, Utrecht 2000
    b) 13...Bd7 14. h4 Rac8 15. Rh3 Rf7 16. Be2 a6 17. Bh5 g6 18. Be2 Rg7 19. h5 Qc6 20. h6 Rf7 21. Bh5 Kh8 22. Bxg6 hxg6 23. Nxg6+ Kh7 24. Nxe7 Rxe7 25. Qg5 and white won in Vion-Briquet, Checy 2002.
    White has no hurry to attack because it's very difficult for black to find counterplay, as it's easy to see also in these games.
    13... Bd7 14. O-O Nc4
    Probably a waste of time, but it's difficult to find something better. Black's knight has nothing to do in this "pretty" square.
    15. a4 Rac8 16. Rd1
    Black is simply waiting and white's rook is arriving on the king's side
    16...b6 17. Rd3 Qd8 18. Qh4 Nc6
    Black is already lost. After 18... Ng6 19. Nxg6 hxg6 20. Bg5 Qe8 21. Bf6! white wins. If now 21...gxf6 22. Rh3
    19. Qh3 Ne7 20. Rg3 Rf7 21.Nh5!
    A great final stroke. If now:
    a) 21... Ng6 22. Rxg6 hxg6 23. Nf4
    b) 21...Kh8 22.Bg5 (threatening Nxg7) 22...Qe8 (If 22... Qf8 23. Nxg7!) 23. Nf4! threatening Bh5.
    So black resigned. No reason to continue against a so strong opponent who played an excellent game!

    http://www.timeforchess.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=20385&page=2
  15. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    21 Dec '05 12:38
    Originally posted by flexmore
    ironman certainly resorting to a lot of earbashing, explaining his loss.

    it is quite a nice read.

    Originally posted by Ironman31
    [b]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qc7
    A dubious choice for psychological and technical reasons. I used to play Ne7 at this point but I choose this conservative line because of my love for ...[text shortened]... d an excellent game!

    http://www.timeforchess.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=20385&page=2[/b]
    It is funny, isn't it. That game was cited by a few A holes as proof positive that IM was an engine, due to the early resignation in an unclear position.

    But Akizy says in his analysis of the game that the game was lost on move 15!!!

    The same few A holes said that Akizy caught IM in an anti engine opening. Doesn't sound like that was going through Akizy's mind when you read his analysis.

    Those very same A holes (well, just one actually) said that IM's analysis was crap. I guess he knows better than the best player on the site at the moment.

    Akizy:"Very good analysis, Ironman. 7.....f5 is passive and gives white a clear plan to act on the kingside. Leaving the bishop on c1 and the rook on a1 makes it more difficult for black to decide where to place his knight. It also gives white the possibility to move the rook from h1-f1-d1-d3-g3 where it leads the attack. After 14....Nc4 and 15.a4! black is lost. 14....Rac8 gives more activity for black on the queenside.

    Thanks, Akizy"

    D