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  1. 24 Apr '06 11:23
    Hey everybody. Anybody go to Nationals?

    I managed to... and I got 24th place in my section.

    I actually have some very interesting games, if anyone wants to see them.
  2. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    24 Apr '06 16:12
    Sure, show 'm.
  3. 24 Apr '06 23:14
    Here is one of them. I have a commentary to go with it:

    1. e4... e5 (boring..)
    2. Nf3... Nc6
    3. Nc3... Nf6
    4. d3... Bb4
    5. a3... BxNc3
    6. bxBc3... d6
    7. h3... 0-0
    8. d4... Qe7
    9. Bd3... d5
    10. exd5... Nxd5
    11. 0-0... e4
    12. Bc4... e3 (shoulda played Nb6, cause that still threatens both pieces)
    13. Qd3... exf2 +
    14. Rxe2... Nf6
    15. d5... Ne5
    16. NxNe5... QxNe5
    17. Bf4... Qe4
    18. Rd1... QxQd3
    19. cxQd3... Rd8 (pawn undoubling... and Rd8 was a BAD move )
    20. Re2... Kf8 (protecting the homeland... one pawny at a time )
    21. Bxc7... Rd7 (and Rd8 bites me in the arse)
    22. d6... RxBc7 (my inactive pieces cause the need for sacrifice)
    23. dxRc7... Bd7 (OWWW. This is bad!)
    24. dRe1... Rc8 (get rid of ze pass pawny)
    25. Re7... Be8
    26. Bb3... Ng8 (find ze error)
    27. 7Re5... Bd7 (must destroy ze pawny)
    28. a4... Rxc7 (and the pawny got pwned)
    29. Rf1... Be8 (still protecting ze homeland... sigh)
    30. fRe1... Bd7 (ze panzy)
    31. Bxf7... KxBf7 (hmm. My king doesn't like the breeze of the open air)
    32. Rf1+... Nf6 (ze wonderful pin)
    33. g4... Kg8 (ze pawny is constipated... he is pushing)
    34. g5... Ne8 (still pushing... wizout an effect)
    35. g6... hxg6 (I ended ze pawny's troubles )
    36. Rg5... Rc6 (okay... done wiz ze commentary)
    37. h4... a6
    38. h5... gxh5
    39. Rxh5... Rxc3
    40. Rd5... Bxa4
    41. Rd8... Rc7
    42. Ra1... Bc6
    43. Ra5... Kf7
    44. Rd4... Bb5
    45. Rf4+... Kg8
    46. Ra2... Rc3
    47. aRf2... Nf6
    48. Rh2... Bxd3
    49. fRh4... Nh7
    50. Rd4... g5
    51. Rd7... b5
    52. Ra2... b4
    53. Rxa6... BxRa6
    54. Rd8+... Nf8...
    55. Rd6... Re1+
    56. Kh2... Kf7
    57. Kg3... b3
    58. Rf5+... Ke7
    59. Rf2... Rc3+
    60. Kg4... Ne6
    61. Rb2... Bc4
    62. Rb1... Be2+
    63. Kf5... Be3+
    64. Ke5... Rc5++
  4. Standard member RookRAK
    Out of drinks
    25 Apr '06 00:02
    Originally posted by Mindlessly Mindful
    Hey everybody. Anybody go to Nationals?

    I managed to... and I got 24th place in my section.

    I actually have some very interesting games, if anyone wants to see them.
    One of the people I'm playing Jeff83882 has his vacation message that he was going.

    I know GalaxyShield was also going.
  5. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    26 Apr '06 17:52 / 2 edits
    I had the pleasure of meeting GalaxyShield at Nationals; he was very polite.

    I very much enjoyed Nationals; I was just happy to be there and play good chess throughout.

    All my victories at Nationals were beautiful and crushing, a loss solely due to a gross blunder in a game I was winning, and a draw in which I did not play well (moves 14-25 are not great moves) but was happy and amused to salvage a draw...

    Here is the drawn game; we were low on time, and we judged the position equal, and so we agreed.

    [Event "K-12 Nationals 120'"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "2006.04.26"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "Fischer, S. J."]
    [Black "Yuga"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "B88"]
    [Annotator "Yuga"]
    [PlyCount "70"]
    [TimeControl "40/7200:20/3600:1800"]

    {143MB, Fritz8.ctg, S0022864668} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5.
    Nc3 d6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb3 Be7 8. O-O a6 9. f4 O-O 10. Be3 Qc7 11. a3 Rd8 12. Qe1
    d5 13. e5 Nd7 14. Qf2 b5 15. Kh1 Bb7 16. Rae1 Nxd4 17. Bxd4 Bc5 18. f5 Bxd4 19.
    Qxd4 Qb6 20. Qf4 Nf8 21. f6 Ng6 22. Qg5 a5 23. h4 d4 24. Ne4 a4 25. Ba2 d3 26.
    cxd3 Rxd3 27. fxg7 Bxe4 28. Rxe4 Qc6 29. Qf6 Ra7 30. Ree1 Rh3+ 31. Kg1 Rxh4 32.
    Rd1 Qb6+ 33. Rf2 Rd4 34. Rxd4 Qxd4 35. Bxe6 Nxe5 1/2-1/2