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Walking on the Edge

The title of this blog site is "Walking on the Edge",  adopted from the title of a song by Scorpions.

 



    • All your moves are perfect

      I played two online games against a FIDE Master in a thematic Sicilian Defence: Hyperaccelerated Pterodactyl. Both games ended in a draw. The titled player congratulated me before one of the games ended.  "All your moves are perfect" was his part... | Read More

      • sollevy10
      • | Feb 3, 2013
      • | 969 views
      • | 24 comments
    • Pterodactyl Trapped in Modern Mayhem

      In the 1966 film, One Million Years BC, a pterodactyl carried off the scantily clad Raquel Welch. Wikipedia cites pterodactyls as the first identified flying reptiles that existed up to the late Jurassic Period. They were a carnivore and probab... | Read More

      • sollevy10
      • | Nov 11, 2012
      • | 1325 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Trouble in Refusing a Rematch

      I accepted a Let's Play challenge from a player rated over 2100. After he resigned the game on the 45th move, he sent me a trophy and a message he slipped. I'm not sure which move he slipped at or made a blunder/mistake but I think the trophy was ... | Read More

      • sollevy10
      • | Jul 10, 2012
      • | 799 views
      • | 3 comments
    • NimzoRoy Against Sämisch in Nimzo-Indian Defence

      The Nimzo-Indian Defence (E20-E59) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4. This hypermodern opening was developed by Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch who introduced it to master-level chess in the early 20th centu... | Read More

      • sollevy10
      • | Jun 17, 2012
      • | 1143 views
      • | 9 comments
    • Gambit Lines win in the Benko Gambit

      In the game dubbed Rematch, Gambit Lines defeated for the second time the Vote Chess Assassins. The game is in the Benko Gambit. Failing to push e5, the Assassins had difficulty containing Gambit Line's knight which found an excellent post in the ... | Read More

      • sollevy10
      • | Jan 23, 2012
      • | 1213 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Desperado in the King's Gambit

      I played two hard-fought matches against two high-rated players. Both games are in the King's Gambit Accepted. The first game is in the traditional King's Knight Gambit, where I chose to play the Explorer's most chosen moves up to move 9.Qd3. The... | Read More

      • sollevy10
      • | Jan 16, 2012
      • | 1282 views
      • | 13 comments
    • The Killer Trap wins in 27 sec

      This is in 3/0 blitz and the game went into the Alapin Gambit of the Ruy Lopez Exchange. The Killer Trap was again effective and won in only 27 sec. Below is the image I snipped from my desktop. The game finished in 17 moves. My clock stopped at 2... | Read More

      • sollevy10
      • | Dec 26, 2011
      • | 1047 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Silent Knight

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      • sollevy10
      • | Dec 22, 2011
      • | 671 views
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    • The Killer Trap in the Alapin Gambit

      The Alapin Gambit in the Ruy Lopez exchange (C69: Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation, Alapin Gambit) is characterized by the following moves and position: White however does not take the gambit due to Qh4 intending mate and instead moves 7.d3. In ord... | Read More

      • sollevy10
      • | Dec 21, 2011
      • | 2031 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Old School opened in the King's Indian Defence with a knight sac

       The Old School  defeated the formerly unbeaten Vote Chess Masters (VCM), arguably regarded as the toughest group in chess.com in Team Vote Chess. VCM displays an average rating of over 2000. Among the top rated players in their team are  ka64... | Read More

      • sollevy10
      • | Dec 7, 2011
      • | 976 views
      • | 0 comments