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    For shits and giggles I decided to write a chess blog of all my games for this tournament I am playing in starting tomorrow. If your interested please check it out

    https://www.gpwa.org/forum/blogs/gfp...hess-blog.html

    Edit: The last game is at 10AM on 10PM - opps!!

    I will try and post some interesting stories and pics as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Take no prisoners!
    Yeah baby!! Its war!! LOL

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    That's a neat idea, will definitely have a nose.

    /*Tangent*/

    Have you come across 3 person chess? I thought it was made up until I saw a bunch of 3-way chess boards in prague.
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    Good luck in the chess tournament. Chess is a very hard game, takes a lot of patience and strategy thinking. It's so much fun though, I used to play it all the time. I'm a big fan of the checkmate in 4 moves, very fast way to win the game Really? They have 3 player chess? Two players is hard enough, three would just be plain confusing!

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    Never heard of 3 way chess - sounds sexy! LOL well if i was playing with two women.

    There is a game called doubles chess where you play as a pair on a team with two boards.

    So many variants these days actually.

    I have been playing for like 25 years - I even developed my own chess poker variant.

    I used to also play take chess allot - where the goal is to lose all your pieces... lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by GFPC View Post
    I used to also play take chess allot - where the goal is to lose all your pieces... lol
    Is that like suicide chess? Where if you can take one of the others pieces, you have to (if there are multiple you could take, you get to choose).

    Also, 3 way chess: http://www.threewaychess.org/
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    Hi GFPC,

    I wish you all the best for tomorrow's chess tournament. I'm an avid chess player myself, you could play chess on this site for free: xxx.redhotpawn.com

    You could challenge me just do a search on Otto Bergstrom

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    Thanks Cass - yeah for sure - maybe PM me soon and remind me. I am playing starting tomorrow so maybe afterwards well play a few games. That would be cool

    Thanks mate

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    Just in case anyone cares to see my standings in this event you can view everything for this tournament on a super site called "MONROI"

    Here is the section for this event - it will be televised live for the top boards --- http://monroi.com/pinnacle-48th-cana...ship-home.html

    If you click results you can see this section --
    Pinnacle 48th Canadian Open Chess Championship 2011:
    UNDER 2000 SECTION




    I am in position 11 of 70 in that event which means i will play probably number 46 - accelerated swiss pairings!! LOL SO i should have an easy win.

    Haha lets hope!

    SO i am number 11 - CFC member 108201


    OK I am ready!! haha but terribly nervous - I am freaking out!! haha

    I will report back tonight how I did in my blog - with my game..

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    So here is game one. I was paired against a player 240 points below me. I was sure I would of won because 10 years ago I played this guy and beat him. However fate was not on my side this time. Interesting to talk with the guy - he knew my brother years ago and spoke fondly of him. I had at least 15 people come up to me and give their condolences and my brother passed 7 years ago.

    Anyways the game started off fine - i gained equality with Black. Black usually has a tempo disadvantage since While moves first. But after move 8 the board is totally symetrical as we both have an identical position. One problem I have is and I will admit I hate playing these boring positional games. They bore me and I end up tanking and taking to much time. Our clocks read me 30 minutes and him 2 minutes.. LOL

    After my 14th move I decided with about 20 minutes left to first time control (26 more moves) I would go all out on an attack on the king side which was why I traded bishops and got my Queen on the Kingside to advance. I was dying to go to the washroom but I took to much time on the clock and had to suffer holding it in.

    On his 19th move he is trying to indirectly threatning my Queen with a slight pin. If i do not protect this he can take my D5 pawn and I cant take back because of the pin on my queen - so i stopped this threat with moving my Queen.

    Move 37 i decided it was dead drawn an decided to trade Queens. He is forced to trade or allow my Queen in to do the nasty and he correctly trades Qs.

    Move 40 i had 2 minutes left and found after he moved his K to G2 I can win a pawn. I still think its a draw because he gets it back later. So i fork his K and bishop after i advance the pawn.

    On Move 49 I was kind of like well this is a total draw! But something clicked in my head thinking I could attack his pawns on the Queen side. I normally would never do this. But after 7 years i was rusty.

    Its so simple - after his move 49 - THERE IS ONE SINGLE move that draws this game easy. So so easy and after i did not do this move i knew i was lost. I made a total blunder!!!

    Can you guess the move?

    If you guess A5 - moving my A pawn you guessed right. Moving to A5 stops his two connected pawns on the queen side of the board to advance. It was so dumb of me to not do this simple move.

    A5 its a total draw!!!!

    Instead i think i can win and move my King to D6. So he correctly does the winning move!

    B4 and this move puts me in ZUGZWANG - the word Zugzwang means when a player prefers not to make a move because any move puts him at a disadvantage. I prefer not to move. Read about that term here its interesting -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zugzwang .

    So i took a cheap shot and moved my King C6 and of course he moves his King to G5 and I am totally crushed and I resigned the game and shook his hand.

    When you look at final position you will see all he has to do is move his Q side pawns and sacrifice them in order to allow his K to take my center pawns and pass his pawns to gain a Q.

    A total rookie error on my part! This game in theory was a draw all along until i blew it!

    So tomorrow I will take less time to make my moves so that when i have an important position like that i will not error. It hurts to lose to a player 240 below me. LOL

    So tomorrow its the blitz championship!!! and then regular game 2!!

    Stay tuned!!!

    Oh yeah tomorrow I am paired against another player 200 points below me. I better win!!

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    Great game Steve!

    Enjoyed going through it, you played a strong defensive game and chose a solid opening playing white.

    Cheers and good luck!

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    We must be living parallel lives. I go to board game conferences... I totally love them. There are a few chess groups connected to the ones i go to...but settlers of catan is what i like to play.

    I usually get 'WTF ... Boardgames? Whyyyy??'

    Me being a Trekkie is more accepted hahahh.

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    Looks like it was a very close game at least That chess board you posted is brilliant, how does it remember all the moves and show them? Technology is getting amazing these days Best of luck with game two, you'll win for sure and avenge your game one loss

    PS. I never heard of the word zugzwang until today. What a cool word If anyone asks me for child naming suggestions, i'm going to mention zugzwang and see what they say haha

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    LOL - Zugzwang for a kids name is cool - my brother names one of his cats zugzwang. If i ever got a complete black cat again I would call it zugzwang JR.

    OK so game 2 was uneventful because my opponent did not show up. I as scheduled to play a women (University student) nd was told by the organizer she probably got into time management problems and just decided last minute not to show.

    So i win the game by forfeit.

    I wanted to play all games since the cost to enter this event is $200 and its nine rounds. But i guess University is more important then chess so it was not so bad.

    The only thing that bothered me was the time I spent getting there - i could of not shown up instead of waiting there for 1 hour for her time to run out.

    So game 2 is 1/0 for me.

    So i am going into round 3 at 50/50. middle of the pack!

    Back tomorrow to report


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    I wish you the best of luck with the next round....

    Maybe one day at a conference in the future we can site down and play, I haven't played in so many years that it might be good for your ego to wallop me in a game....LOL

    Of course bragging rights wouldn't mean as much....



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    For sure Rick. I always bring my chess board when I travel.

    I will be sure to take you up on that


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    Sound round three was a real exciting game. Ten years ago I used to play this particular opening as black which I won the majority of the time. Most players who did not understand the theory of the positions would lose quick as there are so many traps. It would appear I have not lost all my memory after all and won this game with real ease. It was over in 12 moves!!!

    During the game the first few moves are simple and then as white my opponent goes for the line I love - attacking my F7 pawn with his horse. Now looking at it quickly it looks like I am in trouble but its so deceiving. So I did the only real move which was D5 attacking his Bishop. He did the correct thing and took my pawn with his pawn. NOw here is where it gets interesting and there are a couple of choices I feel very comfortable with.

    I choose the line where I centralize and advance my horse - so i moved my horse to D4. Now normally the player should do D6 to unblock his bishop and attack my F7 pawn again with two pieces but there is whole books on that variation and gets very dynamic.

    Instead he did something very bad - he retreated his horse back to F3. This is bad for several reasons - one being it loses tempo. He has now moves one piece 3 times and moved it back to a square he already had it on. And he removed the attack he had.

    Also to note he allowed me to develop another piece and PIN his horse - so i moved bishop to G4 pinning him.

    He does something nuts again by now retreating his Bishop to protect his horse and un break the pin - moving another piece twice.

    Notice how his QUEEN SIDE is so underdeveloped? He has not castled and his King is exposed somewhat.

    So I decide to take his horse with my bishop and he has no choice but to take my horse with his Queen.

    At this point here is how I see it.

    1. He has not castled
    2. He is lacking in development
    3. His Queen is still pinned.

    He is up on me by one pawn but its so worth it since I will continue my development and have a nice attack in 5-10 moves later.

    So i complete my development by bringing my bishop out to D6 protecting the E pawn and getting ready to castle and advance in my attack.

    He decides to put me in check and remove his only piece protecting his KING away on the other side of board.

    He does Q B5 check ???

    So I decide i will block the check with my Queen! and he MUST TAKE it or suffer me getting a huge attack! If he takes it he allows me to take back with my King and get both my rooks active on the king side and develop a huge attack.

    Instead he takes my pawn on B7 -poison pawn!! Not a good move. He is spending time on the other side of the board while I am planning a huge attack.

    So i castle - getting ready to crush him.

    He decides to them try and trade Queens by moving his Queen to C6.

    No thank you i decide to go Queen to F5!!!! NOW I AM CLEARLY WINNING! He cant do a thing.

    He moves his horse to H4 trying to attack my Queen and I simply move my Queen to E4 + putting him in check!!

    Now its mate in two moves forced so he resigns!!!

    Simple game!

    So i have 2/3 so far and 6 more games to go!!!

    I play white tomorrow and plan to win that one!!

    Here is the game!!

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    Hi Steve,

    Easy victory for you and well played! White's inexperience and lack of development cost him dearly in this game and I noted that you went for tempo regardless of being a pawn down. That said, I would have played this game differently had I been in white's position. Your pieces were well developed with both Bishop files open, once again white failed to notice this and went for the jugular, mistake! If you feel like a game just challenge me at xxx.redhotpawn.com

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    Thanks Cass well have some games after the tournament is over for sure. I actually plan to play in more of these across the country and maybe USA this year. If I do well I will start international ones as well.

    Today I play White against a weaker player again so it should be smooth.


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