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    Round 4 was an interesting game - best so far in terms of my play and how I felt about the game. My opponent was 30 minutes late so I relaxed and watched some other peoples games. I particularly like watching the top boards since the games are usually more interesting. Anyways he did show up
    and we started.

    The game was a type of a Sicilian defense of sorts except I rather would call it the "Anti Sicilian" since my move 3. c3 is rejecting the theory of the normal Sicilian which most players read countless books on and study many hours.

    Since I have not studied or prepared I wanted to do something that my opponent was not familiar with so we could get into a complicated game. The other reason for this was strategic - I figured he wasted 30 minutes already of his time and thus would have to move fast and could error if he did not know the system I created.

    Here is the game!

    <div style="width:590px;height:420px;border:1px solid black;position:relative"><a style="position:absolute;top:2px;right:4px;font:no rmal normal normal 8pt arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:white" href="http://www.caissa.com/" target="_blank">Play Online Chess</a><iframe id="cwvif_1310539754" name="cwvif_1310539754" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><form id="cwvfm_1310539754" method="post" action="http://www.caissa.com/htbin/chessview" target="cwvif_1310539754"><input type="hidden" id="cwvpd_1310539754" name="data" value="" /></form></div><div id="cwvpg_1310539754" style="display:none">[Event "Canadian Chess Championship 2011 Toronto"]<br />[Site "Westin Harbor Castle"]<br />[Date "2011.7.12"]<br />[Round "4"]<br />[White "Steve (GFPC)"]<br />[Black "Michael P"]<br />[Result "1/2-1/2"]<br />[WhiteELO "1872"]<br />[BlackELO "1728"]<br /><br />%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor<br />1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. c3 Nf6 4. Bb5+ Bd7 5. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 6. Qe2 Qc7 7. O-O g6<br />8. d4 cxd4 9. cxd4 Bg7 10. Nc3 O-O 11. h3 a6 12. a4 Rfe8 13. Be3 Rac8 14. Nd2<br />Nb6 15. f4 Nc4 16. Nxc4 Qxc4 17. Qf3 Qb3 18. Rf2 Rc4 19. e5 Nd7 20. Ra3 Qb4<br />21. Nd5 Qe1+ 22. Rf1 Qa5 23. b4 Qd8 24. Rc1 Rxc1+ 25. Bxc1 e6 26. Ne3 Qc7 27.<br />Bb2 d5 28. Rc3 Qb6 29. Nc2 Bf8 30. Ba3 f6 31. Kh1 a5 1/2-1/2</div><script type="text/javascript">document.getElementById("cwvpd_1310539 754").value=document.getElementById("cwvpg_1310539 754").innerHTML;document.getElementById("cwvfm_131 0539754").submit();</script>

    The amazing thing was he moved really fast and even though I felt I was winning at around move 20-25 I took very long to make my moves. I had a real space advantage and all my pieces were developed - but he still was able to defend very easy and come back and create his own threats.

    At move 31 he made a move that i would need at least 5 minutes to work out and see if I would have chances for a win. I had some kind of feeling it was a drawish end game if we traded pieces since he blocked all my central pawn advances. So even though i felt extremely comfortable with this final position - I had no fear of losing or anything like that but time was a factor.

    At move 31 - he had 28 minutes left and I had 17 minutes left. If i spend 5-6 minutes looking at the moves i was thinking that would leave me with 10 or so minutes left to make 8 moves. OS i was starting to get a little nervous I may make an incorrect move later.

    While I was thinking he asked me for a draw! - which I laughed at and took my 5 minutes to think of the moves - and since i saw no immediate advantage I accepted.

    I did not feel I could win at that moment and did not want to spend an hour more in the game since at the first time control 30 more minutes each are added to our time.

    Oh and i forgot to mention - Fischer Time controls are used - after each move 30 seconds are added to clock.

    Anyways it was a draw! Best game yet! - So now I have 2.5/4 - which in actually is very good for me because tomorrow I get to play WHITE again and will be paired down again against a weaker opponent and have great chances (80%) to win and have 3.5/5 and again will be paired down.

    My idea is to stay away from the strong players until round 8 and 9! haha

    Enjoy - i will be back tomorrow with game 5.


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    Round 5 I was crushing my opponent with ease. I had won a piece with a nice move and had to give him the piece back but trapped his ROOK. So he sacrificed a Bishop for 2 pawns and at the end of it all i was up a bishop for a pawn. A total easy game to win. However I got into trouble by trying to take one his pawns and Queen my pawn. He ended up trapping me Rook.

    However after looking at it at home there was a 7-8 move combination I missed where I sack the exchange and still am up a bishop and night for a rook with my middle pawn ready to kill in the end game.

    I opted for the simple exchange sacrifice and with 10 minutes each on our clocks our position was equal. I could of played for the win and risk playing speed chess but was tired and decided to call it a night.

    Draw Game when i should of won. Every game I have had the winning position except the first one and blundered... oh well..

    Here is the game below ( I have 3/5 now and need to win the next 2 games for sure! Really need 2 wins to be in the money).

    <div style="width:590px;height:420px;border:1px solid black;position:relative"><a style="position:absolute;top:2px;right:4px;font:no rmal normal normal 8pt arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:white" href="http://www.caissa.com/" target="_blank">Play Online Chess</a><iframe id="cwvif_1310623878" name="cwvif_1310623878" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><form id="cwvfm_1310623878" method="post" action="http://www.caissa.com/htbin/chessview" target="cwvif_1310623878"><input type="hidden" id="cwvpd_1310623878" name="data" value="" /></form></div><div id="cwvpg_1310623878" style="display:none">[Event "Canadian Open 2011 Toronto"]<br />[Site "Westin Harbor Castle Toronto"]<br />[Date "2011.7.13"]<br />[Round "5"]<br />[White "Steve (GFPC)"]<br />[Black "Sasha C"]<br />[Result "1/2-1/2"]<br />[WhiteELO "1872"]<br />[BlackELO "1587"]<br /><br />%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor<br />1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bc4 O-O 5. d3 d5 6. exd5 e4 7. dxe4 Nxe4 8.<br />Qd4 Bc5 9. Qxe4 Re8 10. Ne5 Bd6 11. Bf4 f6 12. O-O-O Nd7 13. Rhe1 Nxe5 14.<br />Bxe5 Rxe5 15. Qf3 Rf5 16. Qe2 Bd7 17. g3 Kf8 18. f4 Bxf4+ 19. gxf4 Rxf4 20.<br />Rg1 Qc8 21. Rde1 Qd8 22. Bb3 a5 23. a4 Be8 24. Qe3 Rb4 25. Qc5+ Qd6 26. Qxd6+<br />cxd6 27. Re4 b5 28. Rge1 bxa4 29. Bxa4 Bg6 30. Re7 Rc8 31. Bc6 Rcb8 32. b3<br />Rh4 33. R1e2 Bh5 34. Rf2 Rhb4 35. Re4 R4b6 36. Na4 Ra6 37. Rf1 Bg6 38. Re3<br />Rb4 39. Rfe1 Ra7 40. Re6 Rh4 41. R1e2 Bh5 42. Rd2 Bg4 43. Rxd6 Ke7 44. Nc3<br />Ra6 45. Ne4 Bf5 46. Re2 Rxe4 1/2-1/2</div><script type="text/javascript">document.getElementById("cwvpd_1310623 878").value=document.getElementById("cwvpg_1310623 878").innerHTML;document.getElementById("cwvfm_131 0623878").submit();</script>


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    This thread is really making me want to start playing chess again Such a close game. Even though you didn't win, at least you didn't lose I guess :P Your a really good player, I'm sure you'll win two more for sure. Would be a shame to get this far and not win any money for your efforts. Best of luck and look forward to hearing about your next game

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael1981 View Post
    This thread is really making me want to start playing chess again Such a close game. Even though you didn't win, at least you didn't lose I guess :P Your a really good player, I'm sure you'll win two more for sure. Would be a shame to get this far and not win any money for your efforts. Best of luck and look forward to hearing about your next game
    Yeah i am really enjoying playing that is for sure. I almost wish I never took a seven year vacation the game. I mean I have loved this game my whole life. I used to play everyday.

    I think after this tournament win or loss I will have a renewed spirit for the game and plan to develop my theory base and study it again. I will look for decent expert type tournaments where I feel I have good chances to play in.

    Most likely across Canada and the USA to start - and if funds warrant it even in Europe.

    Its to late in the game to ever become a real real good player but I am sure with time and patience I could maybe get to a 2200 rating at least i think its possible

    Going to join a club here as well - where you play one game per week at the venue! Good practice every Monday night!!

    I may even donate my time and teach it to kids!

    Will be back tomorrow with game 6.. lol


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    I played my first chess game about 2 months ago, I dont know why I had never done it before! And I actually won my first match, beginers luck I guess!

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    Well I lost my round 6 game. However I learned something I needed to learn. I need to start focusing on positional chess and not just tactics which in this game clearly shows my weakness. When i play black I play very weak against D4 lines. When the first move for white is the Queen pawn. I do not understand the theory and often try to force the position out of the memories of theory since players try and remember the lines. I often make errors that i should not.

    I was not losing this game for the most part and just made a real dumb error by not protecting my pawn before i went to exchange rooks on move 23.

    Part of the reason is I take way to long to think of moves. I look at everything.

    So i am going to need to study again and not feel so uncomfortable with Q pawn openings.

    Actually I had a move order where I would be down a pawn but still have some chances - however i choose the wrong line.

    I had like 3 minutes left to make 17 moves and being down a pawn is not so bad but i could not see a way to equalize - however when i got home I saw some possibilities... yet with 3 minutes I just resigned the game.

    So i still feel like I won information about myself which i will improve on over the next month or so.

    I have 3/6 so far - 50% and 3 games to go. I am hoping for 2 wins at least and a draw for 5 1/2 points.

    My original goal was 6 1/2 - 7 but usually last round games are quick draws so people can go home....

    So 5 1/2 out of 9 i will not feel so bad considering i had a 7 year break and no prep.

    I am entered into the labour day open in Sept! and another one on October.

    This Monday I also joined a week tournament.

    So I will be playing tons of chess over the next 3 months.!!

    I plan on playing the WORLD OPEN in Philadelphia next year. So i have a full year to play and study!!

    I also have always wanted to play in the Havana Capablanca Chess Memorial in Cuba! SO i plan on that one as well.

    Maybe a few more LOL

    Here is the game

    <div style="width:590px;height:420px;border:1px solid black;position:relative"><a style="position:absolute;top:2px;right:4px;font:no rmal normal normal 8pt arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:white" href="http://www.caissa.com/" target="_blank">Play Online Chess</a><iframe id="cwvif_1310713899" name="cwvif_1310713899" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><form id="cwvfm_1310713899" method="post" action="http://www.caissa.com/htbin/chessview" target="cwvif_1310713899"><input type="hidden" id="cwvpd_1310713899" name="data" value="" /></form></div><div id="cwvpg_1310713899" style="display:none">[Event "Canadian Chess Open Championship"]<br />[Site "Westin Harbor Castle"]<br />[Date "2011.7.14"]<br />[Round "6"]<br />[White "Jack T"]<br />[Black "Steve (GFPC)"]<br />[Result "1-0"]<br />[WhiteELO "1714"]<br />[BlackELO "1872"]<br /><br />%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor<br />1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 g6 4. e4 d6 5. f3 Bg7 6. Be3 O-O 7. Bd3 Nbd7 8.<br />Nge2 Re8 9. O-O e5 10. d5 Nf8 11. b4 cxd5 12. Nxd5 Nxd5 13. cxd5 f5 14. Rc1<br />f4 15. Bf2 Qg5 16. Kh1 Bf6 17. Rg1 Bd8 18. Rc3 Bd7 19. Qd2 Qh6 20. Bc2 g5 21.<br />g3 Kh8 22. g4 Ng6 23. Qe1 Rc8 24. Rxc8 Bxc8 25. Bxa7 Nh4 26. Qf2 b6 27. Rf1<br />Ba6 28. Bd1 1-0</div><script type="text/javascript">document.getElementById("cwvpd_1310713 899").value=document.getElementById("cwvpg_1310713 899").innerHTML;document.getElementById("cwvfm_131 0713899").submit();</script>

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    Hi Steve,

    Sorry about your loss.

    The good news you can only improve from here on end. I suggest you register an account at Redhotpawn and go through some of the top players' games especially the openings they use for black, some of the games are insightful and entertaining, just click on "Player Tables". Redhotpawn to me at least is by far the best chess site around, it has tons of features available that could improve your chess.

    Cheers and good luck with the rest of the tourney.

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    Your doing so well considering you had a 7 year break. Most people would completely forget how to play after all that time. If you learned something important too, then its not really a loss, more of a learning curve Sounds like you have a real hunger to do better, and with all the future events your going to play, you've got so many more opportunities to win and keep improving. Hope you completely dominate your next game, and I look forward to giving you compliments about it very soon

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    Thanks guys!

    Cass yeah i will join for sure when the tournament is done thanks for showing me that site. Looks great.

    Michael yeah in chess as long as you learn your doing well.. lol

    There does come a point in chess where you stop learning. I mean where many players do not get better. I think i am far from that.. LOL

    Should be a good game today.


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    Going to post both round 7 and 8 tonight. Game starts early today so I have to run . Tomorrow last round!

    Ok be back in 5-6 hours with some results LOL

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    Round 7 was a draw. We both had some chances later on in the game - but after all was said and done - I was up a single pawn but he was able to draw easy since the pawns were not central pawns - they were flank pawns and its next to impossible to penetrate when we both have rooks.

    So it was a draw by theory i would think.

    Here is the game

    <div style="width:590px;height:420px;border:1px solid black;position:relative"><a style="position:absolute;top:2px;right:4px;font:no rmal normal normal 8pt arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:white" href="http://www.caissa.com/" target="_blank">Play Online Chess</a><iframe id="cwvif_1310874786" name="cwvif_1310874786" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><form id="cwvfm_1310874786" method="post" action="http://www.caissa.com/htbin/chessview" target="cwvif_1310874786"><input type="hidden" id="cwvpd_1310874786" name="data" value="" /></form></div><div id="cwvpg_1310874786" style="display:none">[Event "Canadian Chess Championship 2011"]<br />[Site "Westin Harbor Castle"]<br />[Date "2011.7.15"]<br />[Round "7"]<br />[White "Andrew P"]<br />[Black "Steve (GFPC)"]<br />[Result "1/2-1/2"]<br />[WhiteELO "1596"]<br />[BlackELO "1872"]<br /><br />%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor<br />1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Bxf6 exf6 4. e3 Bd6 5. g3 c6 6. Bg2 Bf5 7. Nd2 O-O 8.<br />Ne2 Nd7 9. O-O Re8 10. c4 dxc4 11. Nxc4 Nb6 12. Nxd6 Qxd6 13. Nc3 Qb4 14. Qb3<br />Qxb3 15. axb3 Be6 16. Na4 Nxa4 17. bxa4 Bd5 18. Bxd5 cxd5 19. Rfc1 Rac8 20.<br />Rc5 Rxc5 21. dxc5 Rc8 22. Rd1 Rxc5 23. e4 a5 24. Kg2 Kf8 25. exd5 Ke7 26. Kf3<br />Kd6 27. Ke4 Rc2 28. Rb1 Rc4+ 29. Kd3 Rxa4 30. Re1 Rb4 31. Re8 Rxb2 32. Rd8+<br />Ke7 33. Ra8 Rxf2 34. Rxa5 Rxh2 35. Rb5 Kd6 36. Rxb7 Kxd5 37. Rxf7 g5 38. Rxf6<br />Ke5 39. Rf7 h5 40. Ke3 Rh3 41. Kf2 1/2-1/2</div><script type="text/javascript">document.getElementById("cwvpd_1310874 786").value=document.getElementById("cwvpg_1310874 786").innerHTML;document.getElementById("cwvfm_131 0874786").submit();</script>

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    Round 8 was probably the most enjoyable game - even though it ended in another draw. It was a really interested "Delayed Exchange Variation" of my favorite opening of the Ruy Lopez. I had real good winning chances at some point and then the tables turned where he could of won.

    At the end of it all he took many of my pawns but i had a passed central pawn which i did get a Queen though.

    This was the first time ever i played were i was up a Queen for a rook and its still a draw.

    Material wise i have a King, Queen, Pawn. He has a Rook, 3 pawns, and King.

    However his pawns are acting like a fortress and there is no way for me to penetrate them at all ever. I cannot get my king in to help the Queen since he will only check me from the rook. Absolutely a total draw!!!!

    However interesting to note - if my pawn was on the other side of the board its a win!!! HAHA - i would only need to sacrifice the Queen for the Rook and i would pass another pawn to get a queen.

    ON the side of his King I cannot push the pawn since all he will do is take it with his flank pawn. As long as he has those two pawns and his Rook i can never win.

    Really strange game! But interesting and I learned something.. LOL

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    <div style="width:590px;height:420px;border:1px solid black;position:relative"><a style="position:absolute;top:2px;right:4px;font:no rmal normal normal 8pt arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:white" href="http://www.caissa.com/" target="_blank">Play Online Chess</a><iframe id="cwvif_1310876372" name="cwvif_1310876372" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><form id="cwvfm_1310876372" method="post" action="http://www.caissa.com/htbin/chessview" target="cwvif_1310876372"><input type="hidden" id="cwvpd_1310876372" name="data" value="" /></form></div><div id="cwvpg_1310876372" style="display:none">[Event "Canadian Chess Open Championship"]<br />[Site "Westin Harbor Castle"]<br />[Date "2011.7.16"]<br />[Round "8"]<br />[White "Steve (GFPC)"]<br />[Black "Bryant Y"]<br />[Result "1/2-1/2"]<br />[WhiteELO "1872"]<br />[BlackELO "1618"]<br /><br />%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor<br />1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. d3 Bc5 7. Bg5 Qd6 8.<br />Nbd2 Bg4 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Nd7 11. Nc4 Qe6 12. Bd2 Qe7 13. a3 Qf6 14. Qxf6<br />gxf6 15. b4 Bb6 16. Be3 c5 17. c3 O-O-O 18. Ke2 Ba7 19. Rhd1 Kb8 20. f4 h5<br />21. Rf1 Rhg8 22. Rf2 cxb4 23. Bxa7+ Kxa7 24. cxb4 exf4 25. Rg1 Ne5 26. Rxf4<br />Rxd3 27. Nxe5 fxe5 28. Kxd3 exf4 29. e5 Rg3+ 30. Ke4 f3 31. Kf4 Rxg2 32. Rf1<br />f2 33. Kf3 Rg1 34. Rxf2 Ra1 35. Ke4 Rxa3 36. Rxf7 Rxh3 37. e6 Rh1 38. Rf3<br />Rh4+ 39. Ke5 Rh1 40. Rf4 h4 41. e7 h3 42. e8=Q h2 43. Kf5 Rb1 44. Rh4 Rf1+<br />45. Kg4 Rg1+ 46. Kf3 h1=Q+ 47. Rxh1 Rxh1 48. Qe3+ Kb8 49. Qe7 Rd1 1/2-1/2</div><script type="text/javascript">document.getElementById("cwvpd_1310876 372").value=document.getElementById("cwvpg_1310876 372").innerHTML;document.getElementById("cwvfm_131 0876372").submit();</script>

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    Two draws in a row isn't too bad, you didn't technically lose A draw means you both won in my opinion lol

    Just curious, why did you decide to open using the Ruy Lopez? Do you use certain openings against certain players, or its just one of your favourites? Good luck on your last games. I'm so glad poker isn't as complicated as chess. Poker is pretty simple, yet I can't seem to beat anyone at it haha

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    Round nine was a pretty good game. It was pretty short and i developed pressure early by taking him out of the main lines.

    He ended up losing a piece early and quickly resigned.

    So all in all after 7 years my score was

    3 wins, 2 losses, and 4 draws for a total of 5/9. Not so bad!!

    Tomorrow i start my weekly league tournament - 1 game a week for 5 weeks. Then another tournament in Sept and October!

    Tonight at Dinner I got to sit with the co winner of the open section ( a GM from Bulgaria) pretty cool

    Here is the game today.

    <div style="width:590px;height:420px;border:1px solid black;position:relative"><a style="position:absolute;top:2px;right:4px;font:no rmal normal normal 8pt arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:white" href="http://www.caissa.com/" target="_blank">Play Online Chess</a><iframe id="cwvif_1310954803" name="cwvif_1310954803" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><form id="cwvfm_1310954803" method="post" action="http://www.caissa.com/htbin/chessview" target="cwvif_1310954803"><input type="hidden" id="cwvpd_1310954803" name="data" value="" /></form></div><div id="cwvpg_1310954803" style="display:none">[Event "Canadian Chess Open 2011"]<br />[Site "Westin Harbor"]<br />[Date "2011.7.17"]<br />[Round "9"]<br />[White "Steve (GFPC)"]<br />[Black "Martin M"]<br />[Result "1-0"]<br />[WhiteELO "1872"]<br />[BlackELO "1733"]<br /><br />%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor<br />1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. c3 Nf6 4. Bb5+ Bd7 5. Bxd7+ Qxd7 6. d3 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8.<br />h3 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. Nbd2 Rfc8 11. d4 cxd4 12. cxd4 b6 13. Rc1 Qb7 14. d5<br />Nb4 15. a3 Rxc1 16. Qxc1 Nd3 17. Qc4 Nc5 18. b4 b5 19. Qc2 Na4 20. Rc1 Ne8<br />21. Bd4 Nb6 22. Bxg7 Rc8 23. Bc3 Na4 24. Nb1 1-0</div><script type="text/javascript">document.getElementById("cwvpd_1310954 803").value=document.getElementById("cwvpg_1310954 803").innerHTML;document.getElementById("cwvfm_131 0954803").submit();</script>


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    Hi there Steve,

    An entertaining game nonetheless and well played.

    I look forward meeting you on the chess board soon.

    Cheers mate

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    Congratulations on the win in game 9 Must be nice to win after those other draws. Hope this gets you motivated for your next games, sounds like you have a few coming up

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    So i decided to join another event called the ACC Swiss which is one game per week for 6 weeks. This is in preparation for another big Toronto event called the Labour Day Open. Usually a couple hundred show up maybe more this year. Anyways its a more relaxed game area, much smaller and time control is a little faster. Time is 90 minutes each sudden death. No time is added on the clock. So far i am 1/2 pt behind the lead and I had 2 whites so far. My next game I will play black against someone I know and I can prepare for his system he likes to play. I am studying that this week.

    So far 2 games have been played.

    Game one - I had a real complete win after the end game appeared. When i got home I saw it easy but during the game I had 2 minutes on my clock so i had no choice but to agree to a draw, it was a forced draw by repetition meaning i just put in check the same way 3 times in a row and its a draw - but i had a win for sure and since time was not added per move i had too.

    Game1:

    <div style="width:590px;height:420px;border:1px solid black;position:relative"><a style="position:absolute;top:2px;right:4px;font:no rmal normal normal 8pt arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:white" href="http://www.caissa.com/" target="_blank">Play Online Chess</a><iframe id="cwvif_1311921105" name="cwvif_1311921105" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><form id="cwvfm_1311921105" method="post" action="http://www.caissa.com/htbin/chessview" target="cwvif_1311921105"><input type="hidden" id="cwvpd_1311921105" name="data" value="" /></form></div><div id="cwvpg_1311921105" style="display:none">[Event "Acc Swiss"]<br />[Site "Toronto Club"]<br />[Date "2011.7.18"]<br />[Round "1"]<br />[White "Steve (GFPC)"]<br />[Black "Zehn"]<br />[Result "1/2-1/2"]<br />[WhiteELO "1796"]<br />[BlackELO "1648"]<br /><br />%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor<br />1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 Bf5 4. c3 e6 5. Qb3 Qc8 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. Nbd2 c5 8.<br />Bb5 a6 9. Bxd7+ Nxd7 10. c4 cxd4 11. exd4 Qc6 12. O-O Be7 13. Rfe1 dxc4 14.<br />Nxc4 a5 15. Rac1 a4 16. Qe3 O-O 17. Nce5 Qd5 18. Nxd7 Qxd7 19. Rc7 Qd8 20.<br />Rxb7 Bf6 21. Be5 Qd5 22. Rc7 Bxe5 23. Nxe5 Qxa2 24. g4 Bg6 25. Nxg6 hxg6 26.<br />Qa3 Qxa3 27. bxa3 Rfb8 28. Re3 Rb3 29. Kg2 Ra6 30. Rcc3 Rab6 31. Rc4 Ra6 32.<br />Kf3 f5 33. g5 Ra5 34. Kf4 Rb2 35. Rc8+ Kf7 36. Rc7+ Kf8 37. Rxe6 Rxf2+ 38.<br />Kg3 Rd2 39. Ree7 Rxd4 40. Rf7+ Ke8 41. Rxg7 Kf8 1/2-1/2</div><script type="text/javascript">document.getElementById("cwvpd_1311921 105").value=document.getElementById("cwvpg_1311921 105").innerHTML;document.getElementById("cwvfm_131 1921105").submit();</script>


    In game two I was winning after move 7 b6 for black. I was white again and I played a system of the Scandinavian where we exchange minor a minor peace right away and i give up a tempo to get to attack his Q a couple times and develop my peaces. He was not aware of the subtle ways of the system and made this real big error.

    It allowed me to sack my Bishop and get a nice attack - he chose to allow me to get my peace back with a real big attack and his King was trapped.

    The funny thing was I was playing the dad of the guy i played first round. LOL they kept looking at each other.

    Game 2 :

    <div style="width:590px;height:420px;border:1px solid black;position:relative"><a style="position:absolute;top:2px;right:4px;font:no rmal normal normal 8pt arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:white" href="http://www.caissa.com/" target="_blank">Play Online Chess</a><iframe id="cwvif_1311920929" name="cwvif_1311920929" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><form id="cwvfm_1311920929" method="post" action="http://www.caissa.com/htbin/chessview" target="cwvif_1311920929"><input type="hidden" id="cwvpd_1311920929" name="data" value="" /></form></div><div id="cwvpg_1311920929" style="display:none">[Event "ACC Swiss"]<br />[Site "Toronto Club"]<br />[Date "2011.7.25"]<br />[Round "2"]<br />[White "Steve (GFPC"]<br />[Black "Jack"]<br />[Result "1-0"]<br />[WhiteELO "1796"]<br />[BlackELO "1506"]<br /><br />%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor<br />1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nxd5 4. Nxd5 Qxd5 5. Ne2 e5 6. Nc3 Qd6 7. Bc4 b6<br />8. Bxf7+ Kxf7 9. Qf3+ Bf5 10. Qxf5+ Kg8 11. O-O Nd7 12. Ne4 Qe7 13. d3 g6 14.<br />Qg4 Bg7 15. Bg5 Nf6 16. Nxf6+ Bxf6 17. Bxf6 Qxf6 18. f4 e4 19. dxe4 Qd4+ 20.<br />Kh1 Qxe4 21. Rae1 Qf5 22. Qxf5 gxf5 23. Re7 c5 24. Rd1 Kf8 25. Rdd7 a5 26.<br />Rxh7 Rxh7 27. Rxh7 Rd8 28. Rh8+ Ke7 29. Rxd8 Kxd8 30. h3 Ke7 31. g4 Kf6 32.<br />Kg2 b5 33. Kf3 a4 34. a3 b4 35. Ke3 Ke6 36. g5 Kd5 37. g6 Ke6 38. h4 1-0</div><script type="text/javascript">document.getElementById("cwvpd_1311920 929").value=document.getElementById("cwvpg_1311920 929").innerHTML;document.getElementById("cwvfm_131 1920929").submit();</script>

    Game 3 is Monday August 8th - and each week after that till round 6. Then the big tourney again where i can redeem myself and win hopefully with ease.

    I have played so far 400 games online speed chess to get my mind to think quick! I have trouble with time so i need to focus on making my mind sharp again.
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    So game 3 was a draw. At one point I felt I had the lead with a nice tactic where I win a pawn - however he gets his knights really good so i decided to trade peaces. What I did not realize I needed to keep my bishop. If i kept the dark square bishop I think i can convert to the win. However with 20 minutes only left on move 20 I felt the game would take a long time to win and I was low on time.

    So i traded off all the peaces and what appeared to be a draw but after looking at it he has a strong post for his rook D6 on his next move. My plan would be to push my pawn on the a file trade pawns and open the line for my rook by placing it on A4 and my Queen on A1. When this is done i can attack his Queen and get some counter play especially with my pawn advancing on C4 - C3 (keeps his queen away from me) - but he also has a nice rook on D6 taking my E6 pawn and passing his own pawns so its a critical position.

    IN critical positions you need to spend a good 15-20 minutes to clearly see a number of variations and since the time factor was not on my side I decided to take a draw - which he accepted. If i were him i would of played on.


    The game was a opening called the DUTCH (more or less a "Dutch Stonewall System") - many players are unfamiliar with it and I have never played it before but its really sharp and i like it. So i decided to try it out for the first time.

    Here's the game. I am the black peaces! (draws with black are good actually). So far i have 2 out of 3 points (2nd place) two draws and a win. I seem to be drawing allot of games.

    <div style="width:590px;height:420px;border:1px solid black;position:relative"><a style="position:absolute;top:2px;right:4px;font:no rmal normal normal 8pt arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:white" href="http://www.caissa.com/" target="_blank">Play Online Chess</a><iframe id="cwvif_1312879970" name="cwvif_1312879970" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><form id="cwvfm_1312879970" method="post" action="http://www.caissa.com/htbin/chessview" target="cwvif_1312879970"><input type="hidden" id="cwvpd_1312879970" name="data" value="" /></form></div><div id="cwvpg_1312879970" style="display:none">[Event "ACC Round 3"]<br />[Site "ACC CLUB Toronto"]<br />[Date "2011.8.8"]<br />[Round "3"]<br />[White "Marcus"]<br />[Black "GFPC (Steve)"]<br />[Result "1/2-1/2"]<br />[WhiteELO "1664"]<br />[BlackELO "1796"]<br /><br />%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor<br />1. d4 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 c6 5. e3 e6 6. h3 g6 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. Be2<br />O-O 9. Qc2 Nbd7 10. O-O Ne4 11. b4 Ndf6 12. Na4 dxc4 13. Nc5 b5 14. Ne5 Nxc5<br />15. dxc5 Bb7 16. Rad1 Qe8 17. Bf3 Nd5 18. a3 Nxf4 19. exf4 Bxe5 20. fxe5<br />1/2-1/2</div><script type="text/javascript">document.getElementById("cwvpd_1312879 970").value=document.getElementById("cwvpg_1312879 970").innerHTML;document.getElementById("cwvfm_131 2879970").submit();</script>
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    Can someone remove this spam from my chess thread.. LOL

    Anyways i missed round 4 of my game but played yesterday round 5 and won.

    It was really a good tactical game and i crushed my opponent after around 15 moves.

    The last position i had like a mate in two or three.

    Really interesting "French exchange variation"

    Here is the game.
    <div style="width:590px;height:420px;border:1px solid black;position:relative"><a style="position:absolute;top:2px;right:4px;font:no rmal normal normal 8pt arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:white" href="http://www.caissa.com/" target="_blank">Play Online Chess</a><iframe id="cwvif_1314133680" name="cwvif_1314133680" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><form id="cwvfm_1314133680" method="post" action="http://www.caissa.com/htbin/chessview" target="cwvif_1314133680"><input type="hidden" id="cwvpd_1314133680" name="data" value="" /></form></div><div id="cwvpg_1314133680" style="display:none">[Event "Annex"]<br />[Site "Annex"]<br />[Date "2011.8.22"]<br />[Round "5"]<br />[White "GFPC (Steve)"]<br />[Black "M.S."]<br />[Result "1-0"]<br />[WhiteELO "1796"]<br />[BlackELO "1748"]<br /><br />%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor<br />1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Be6 6. Ne2 Qh4 7. Bf4 O-O-O<br />8. Bg3 Qh6 9. Qc2 Bd6 10. O-O Bxg3 11. Nxg3 g6 12. Nd2 Nf6 13. b4 Nh5 14. a4<br />Nf4 15. a5 Nxd3 16. Qxd3 f5 17. b5 Nb8 18. b6 axb6 19. axb6 c6 20. Ra7 f4 21.<br />Qe2 Rhe8 22. Qe5 1-0</div><script type="text/javascript">document.getElementById("cwvpd_1314133 680").value=document.getElementById("cwvpg_1314133 680").innerHTML;document.getElementById("cwvfm_131 4133680").submit();</script>


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    SO in one weeks time I am playing another big chess tournament this time its a 6 round event. I am in the same section under 2000. I dropped rating points but was still happy about my play.

    Anyways I feel confident this time I will play faster and not get into time trouble. I have also played about 500 games online and have been studying online games so i think i have a good chance this time to win


    Games start Sept 3,4,5 - I will post 2 games per day rather then one! Hope they are of interest to those interested in chess.


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