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Recently, LisaV, in her Lisa's Chess Compendium, wrote that she had been on a losing streak only to comeback with a string of wins. Well, I suffered a similar fate. I was on, while not exactly a losing streak, but more just a lousy-result streak, then yesterday I started winning game after game after game against seemingly decent players. I won these two games, as White, back-to-back a short while ago. I hadn't tried to analyze them since they are just 5/0, but I suspect, as usual, my wins are more a gift from my opponents than any superlative play on my part. But I thought these two were fun (at least for me).
Hey everybody, batgirl's posting a bunch of wins again! (heehee!)
I'll have you know that two is not a bunch. It's a couple!
For me of late, a couple is a bunch.
I liked the idea of the KG so a week or so ago I decided to look at some games with it... but I didn't understand all the tactical craziness in the opening so I stopped after 2 or 3 haha.
I still think it'd be fun to learn though... I just don't want to have to remember opening moves
Predicts you'll have to do better to lure the hisses out of their baskets.
"I just don't want to have to remember opening moves."
I only play the KG by the seat of my pants.
Honestly though, I don't really have much to say about the games. They were both just rolls (looks like maybe you need to find yourself some stronger opponents).
"looks like maybe you need to find yourself some stronger opponents."
But then I'd lose!
Continuing my streak, I just played this 5/0 game. It's not a KG, and I had a lost position at one point, but somehow my opponent handed me the game. In fact, I was admiring my 4 pawn center phalanx, but after a few too-fast trades in the center, I was emabarassed to find myself in a predicament. My opponent won a piece, then traded a Bishop for my Rook, but lost the entire game a dozen moves later.... go figure.
lose is part of the life... Then you can learn from your losses... This is the way of life
I Like the last game :)
Hey! Thanks for the plug! :)
Nice games. I actually thought black defended by the seat of his/her pants pretty well for a while in the first game, and then the patented batgirl KG tactical sledgehammer took a piece, and then black committed harakiri. (Sorry about that last sentence, Tony. I've been reading too much Cormac McCarthy. ;) ).
Nothing like being sharp in KG games to right a slump, no.
waffllemaster - play KG about 10 times, and you'll see all the tactical craziness you need against non-booked players. The booked up players? Be prepared for a lesson. lol
I had an opponent as black play 0-0-0 within 10 seconds, and I went, uh-oh. Wish I'd saved the pgn. It was just funny how 10 seconds into a 20 minute game, I knew I'd lost.
28 moves for that first one boy sure didn't see that comeing - this notme guy likes to be assured he's good and dead.
lol #11 - in KG, it sometimes doesn't matter if you go down a piece. It's so razor sharp, you can still pull out a win moments later.
That was a nice positional move to attack the pawn on e6. :)
Yeah, that game was fun! Somehow just a handful of moves after looking clobbered you're winning not-me's queen, or rook (after 22... Ra7 23 Nxe7 Rxe7 24 Qc8+).
There was another possibility that I wanted to point out too after 22... Ra7...if only your pawn was on g4 (instead of g2):
That also would've worked btw with the pawn on g2, if your king was on g1 (and thus not hanging the f1-mate)...because then 4 Qf6 would mate.
Well, I wasn't sure exactly what Back did to lose the game he had in his pocket. Surely he had some better moves, or maybe he was just (rightfully) overconfident. His King in the middle where White exerted control didn't help his situation, but I think in longer game he would have eventually won (although in a longer game, I doubt I would have lost the piece in such a manner either).
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