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  1. Standard member afx
    19 Jan '09 22:36
    As the original thread is quite dead,
    what's about a new one?

    Are there any great games out there?
    Are there early group winners?
    Are there some davids against goliath with more than
    300 points difference, where david made the game?
  2. 19 Jan '09 22:55
    There are many, I hope players start posting them so i dont have to go through all the games again. My group (90) is interesting, all the middle top players are moving like crazy, I am 36/36 so far, all against the top 6 outta 7 players, the lower boards are actually playing smarter, slower, and hopefully stronger.
  3. 20 Jan '09 14:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by afx
    As the original thread is quite dead,
    what's about a new one?

    Are there any great games out there?
    Are there early group winners?
    Are there some davids against goliath with more than
    300 points difference, where david made the game?
    I enjoyed this 13 move game:Game 5829892
    Black brings his Queen out early to capture both white rooks on their original squares.
  4. 20 Jan '09 14:46
    I'm not in any way, shape or form suggesting that I'm a 'goliath' but I'm very worried in a couple of my games!
    I approached this year with the proper mindset of not taking any players for granted - avoiding looking for cheap wins etc - but I still find myself in a couple of losing positions I think. I will more than happily post them if and when I lose....sob sob
    IYTIA posted some 'shocks' on the original thread I believe - around page 2/3 before it degenerated into a squabble.
  5. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    20 Jan '09 19:35
    I was really surprised when looking through the grioups was that there were quite some people who had given up all games unplayed or didn't start...
  6. Subscriber Proper Knob
    Cornovii
    20 Jan '09 21:14 / 1 edit
    They're just scared of the pressure.
  7. Standard member afx
    20 Jan '09 23:57
    Originally posted by jb70
    I enjoyed this 13 move game:Game 5829892
    Black brings his Queen out early to capture both white rooks on their original squares.
    Game 5829892 is quite a big job!
    I laughed a lot, replaying that game
  8. Standard member Green Frog
    soccer player
    21 Jan '09 12:51
    group 47
  9. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    21 Jan '09 18:47
    Heres an upset from my group Game 5824627
  10. 21 Jan '09 20:22
    Sorry to bother you with this question, but what are you talking about? is there anything like a huge tournament with all players ? for I can't find anything like that...

    thanks!
  11. Standard member Robrobbie
    The Blues Boy
    21 Jan '09 20:25
    yes there is it's called the 2009 championships and its huge
  12. Standard member afx
    21 Jan '09 22:21
    Originally posted by Green Frog
    group 47
    whats so special about group 47?

    Except that the group 47 has two noble prize winners with
    boell and grass, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gruppe_47
  13. 21 Jan '09 23:06
    Originally posted by jb70
    I enjoyed this 13 move game:Game 5829892
    Black brings his Queen out early to capture both white rooks on their original squares.
    Hahahaha great game!
  14. 23 Jan '09 21:50
    Originally posted by Macpo
    Sorry to bother you with this question, but what are you talking about? is there anything like a huge tournament with all players ? for I can't find anything like that...

    thanks!
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/tournament/view.php?tid=5854
  15. 24 Jan '09 03:09 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Pigface1
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/tournament/view.php?tid=5854