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1700 Rating for jstevens1 — Hi everyone, just to let you know that at 1956 BST on 31 July 2008 I achieved my 1700 rating for the first time in my chess career. My current rating is 1705.
Have a nice evening everyone.
Cheers and bye for now.
Joanne Well done, Joanne! :) Congrats! :-) congratulations, but beware , 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 ...
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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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 ...
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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Name the Opening — Okay, I am starting a thread in which you can give opening moves that you have played and are unfamiliar with and gain help on learning more about them. I tried this opening recently and was wondering what it was called and if it is effective.
definite benefits I saw: control of center
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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 ...
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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Unable to move any pieces in any games — Esteemed citizens!
I am unable to move any pieces in any games. My renewal (gold I think) was up for renewal on 30th December, but the note I received suggested that payment had passed smoothly. Please help.
Many, many thanks.
Is there a person or people who can be contacted? Hi! That's stran, 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 Social Stigma of Playing Chess ...?!? — I was talking to someone today, and thought maybe it makes a thread topic. That is ... how is the Chess activity in your area? Do you have a club? Have tourneys? Staying active? Let me know how the Chess activity is for you ...
Have you been playing any tournaments or clubbing around at all t, play online chess ...
Vukovic - The Art of the Attack in Chess — In my last OTB tournament game at my local chess club, I was paired against a much stronger player. I was White, playing the Closed Sicilian and had a bit of kingside pressure. I botched the attack and went down in flames.
After looking over the game I decided that the next book I'm going t, 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 ...
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 ...
Gambits and Sacrifices — I recently have been messing around with a new opening--e5, d5, then d4. This I believe is called the queen's gambit but I could be wrong. I don't know much about gambits--I haven't had time to read many books--but I would be interested in learning more about them. I don't know the whole sequence, 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 ...
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 ...
Bobby Fisher Dead — He died in Iceland at the age of 64 the BBC is reporting. I believe Bobby Fischer died on Thursday but the news is only being released today.
He will leave a lasting legacy of brilliancies behind him and can be rightly proud that millions of new players were attracted into Chess due to his expl, 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 ...
The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings, Reuben Fine — Hi,
In one of his development of the centre game he suggest :
1. e4 e5
2. d4 exd4
3. Qxd4 Nc6
4. Qe3 Nf6
5. Nc3 Be7
6. Bd2 d5
7. exd5 Nxd5
8. Nxd5 Qxd5
9. Ne2 Bg4
10. Nf4 Qd7
11. f3 O-O-O !
12. O-O-O Bf5
Why 11. ... O-O-O ! and why the blacks don't take the bish, play online chess ...
World Longest Chess Game — Does anybody know officially, what is the world record on longest chess game in the world? Define long. Do you mean in terms of actual time or moves? There is a big difference. From wikipedia,
"The longest tournament chess game ever to be played under modern time rules was Nikolić-Arso, play online chess ...
Unrated Consultation Match — Inspired by similar matches here in the forums, I am seeking players for a consultation match (unrated of course). I need a partner and two opponents. Old friends get preference, and I would prefer players rated 1600+. This is strictly a learning exercise, as I expect honest, shared human analysis. , play online chess ...
elusive openings — hello everyone, I was just wondering what kind of openings you might consider "elusive" or "deceptive" and why. ... Do you have any examples of what you think might be elusive or deceptive? Maybe the Modern Defence? I don't know the state of the theory these days, but it seemed, play online chess ...
Medieval Chess — I am currently looking into chess in the medieval period (approx 500AD - 1500AD)as a university research project. I would be grateful for any suggestions for reputable books, websites etc. you may know. There is a lot of information out there, (much of it useless!) so if it can be narrowed down a li, 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 ...
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 ...
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