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Novice Nook #72 — Well, we've moved into the 2007 articles with this week's entry. It's entitled "Trading Pawns When Ahead" and provides a number of straightforward examples of when to trade and when not to trade pawns. For the most part, pretty simple, but worth a look.
Here's the link: www.chess, play online chess ...
Chess jokes — How about some jokes related to chess?
I found one that made me laugh outloud:
"So I was having dinner with Garry Kasporov - Problem was, we had a checkered tablecloth and it took him two hours to pass the salt!"
A group of chess enthusiasts had checked into a hotel, and were, play online chess ...
Paul Morphy ... — Apparently there has been differing info out there about Morphy. I recall dimly reading a CHESS LIFE article a couple decades ago, and a hodge-podge of articles or book sections/mentions over time (probably before that, mostly).
I do recall seeing one somewhere after that where it showed his g, play online chess ...
Scrap the stalemate rule! — I have never felt that the stalemate rule is fair. my reason for this is that before the word checkmate came into the game of chess people would have to physically capture the king before that. Saying checkmate was just saying to your opponent that there is no possible move that they can make to av, play online chess ...
Retarded Development — Usually one can associate the above with beginners. However, intermediate players can also fall into this trap. I, Joanne with a rating of 1691 has just fallen into one! I have annotated a game which I have just resigned against Ionadowman called An Expert Lesson in Development. You will see jus, play online chess ...
Burn Variation French — Hi there,
I've played the Burn variation in the French on a number of occasions.
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4. Now white usually plays Nxe4, however I played a game where my opponent played 5.Bxf6.
Now this move isn't played very much, and after the game I tried to look it up in som, play online chess ...
Annotated games.. How to improve ? — Hi there !
I'm trying to improve the quality of my annotated games.. But it's quiet hard to find out what people like about the annotations..
Is it the depth of your analysis, is it the commentary, perhaps your funny remarks ?
Or something else ? Or a mix of everything ?
Btw, it's very nice to r, play online chess ...
Endgame Book — Does anyone know a good book on endgames?
Thanks in advance. If there is an endgame book that I will recommend, it would be Silman's "Complete Endgame Book". This book is different from other endgame books in terms of presentation. Other endgame books categorize endings accoring to pi, play online chess ...
openings — More and more I believe that it has no sense to know openings. I mean openings that are famous like sicilian,caro-kan,french,petroff and so on. Also openings with d4 with a name. Because for me in 90% of my games from the beginning my opponents take a different way.moves that not can be found in boo, play online chess ...
Mistakes of the Grandmaster — Just wanted to start a thread to encourage the lower players that even great players will make mistakes. Some of us may feel as if we will never get to the top and are struggling with many mistakes we make on games every day. I thought maybe we could start a thread that included big mistakes made , play online chess ...
Controversy in U.S. Women's Championship — main.uschess.org
Be sure to view the Armageddon game in question. Irina has a point (although I agree she should have said something right then and there....) The USCF, sad to say, is a joke. But at least it's better than FIDE. www.youtube.com It all sounds so nice and good, so long as it's tru, play online chess ...
Interesting. — Playing OTB.
Opening comes as 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 at this point white accidentally touches his king, forcing Ke2 giving black a mate on e4.
Quite shattering if you ask me! That is pretty stupid.
Accidental brush with the back of the hand happens often, is always ignored and can't be cons, play online chess ...
Interesting Positions: — Mine is a Bind the like of which i have not seen before. From a GK blitz game, an essentially correct rememberance of it. (Meaning I think I got it right, or no more and one move out of order anyway) I am black in this one.
1. d4 d5
2. c4 e5
3. cxd5 Qxd5
4. Nc3 Qxd4
5. Qxd4 exd4
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French Defence, What do you play as White. — Hi there,
A question for players who play the French defence as their main opening.
What openings would you play as white ? I know this is dependant on the response by black. Is it a similar setup to the French, or totally unrelated?
What was your thinking in choosing these setups ? ... f, play online chess ...
Quotes — Maybe starting a topic where we all can type some chess-quotes from famous players ?
In particular, I'm searcing a quote about some guy who was talking about playing against God.. He would win with white, but draw with black, or something like that ? I thought it was Fischer who said something like, play online chess ...
am i right? — i've had a bit of good luck recently and my rating's improved to the point where i'm now regularly playing 1500+ rated players (who are all way better than me in my opinion, but that's another matter)...
i've noticed that higher rated players don't seem to play pawn moves such as a3 to prevent Nb4, play online chess ...
Puzzle 283 — Ok, the puzzle on the homepage at the time of me writing this (search for puzzle number 283 here: gameknot.com )
White to move, mate in 4. I won't spoil the solution given, as it is brilliant seeming to, play online chess ...
f5 as a response to e4 — I wondered if there is a response to f5 as an opening.Do you know an opening like that?Someone plays 1...f5 against 1.d4 but is it playable against e4?
Maybe someone thinks i ask a stupid question but it is enough to look at my rating to predict how much chess knowladge i have:D
Regards, O, play online chess ...
Simplification — 'Simplification'
this is something I do a lot these days, the process of trying to win, even by the smallest of margins because I know what I need to secure the mate.
OK, so I basically do not allow my opponent any counter play and simplifying whittles the position down to terms that prov, play online chess ...
The Magician from Riga. — Mikhail Tal is been one of the greatest chess player ever, of course. What do you want to remember of him? His playing style, his character, his quotes, his sacs or his wonderful games?
I know some quotations on chess by him.
"There are two kinds of sacrifices: sound ones and mine."
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R v 4 pawns — Which do you think is more advantageous, a rook or 4 or 5 pawns?
I can show you the latest lost game in my profile where I had a rook against 4 pawns but they were so strong I lost the game! A very interesting position though?
Joanne Well, 2 connected passed pawns that have reached the 6t, play online chess ...
Stonewall Attack — My favourite d4 opening is the Stonewall Attack, I use it lot in games I play here on Gameknot the line I like is 1 d4-d5 2 f4 I get some interesting postitions with it. I also play against 1 d4-Nf6 2 f4 and 1 d4-g6 2 f4 and also 1 e4-c5 2 f4 I get some strong games with it I love it thanks Care to, play online chess ...
Benoni Defense — I started a game recently with the Benoni Defensive opening. What do you all think about this opening? Have you played any games in which you used this opening?
-Nathan I would recommend it (I've used it a bit, getting it once here at gameknot transposing from a KID). It may seem slightly ris, play online chess ...
Help ! (with openings) — I’m trying to learn something about opening theory. The idea being that with a bit more knowledge, I might have some idea about where the game is going rather than being bounced around by circumstances as I seem to do now. So, I bought a book and started reading it but I’m stuck on chapter 1 verse 1, play online chess ...
Best player ever — Who is, for you, the best chess player ever?
My favourite 3 are:
1) Bobby Fischer.
2) Mikhail Tal.
3) Garry Kasparov.
Who do you prefer? 1) Kasparov
3) Capablanca 1) Kasparov
In that order. They dominated during their reigns.
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WCC — Tomorrow the match between Anand and Kramnik starts for the world tittle.
Seems that on GK nobody is busy with it.... or am I wrong?
Say something about it; who do you think will win and why,prognoses and etc.
I think Anand will win,but with only one point ahead.In my opinion Kramnik is not so, play online chess ...
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