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  • 20 months ago · Quote · #1

    Xilmi

    Here's an annoted  game of mine. It was played on 15|10 and is nothing for weak nerves as it contains massive blunders. Actually it's so blunderful that I think that's exactly what makes it fun to watch.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #2

    LikeTheLake

    Hey Ximi.  Pretty funny story.  A brief comment; move 21...Rxd1+is a Zwisschenzug which is typically hard to spot at the 1000 level, the normal move would have been 21...Rxc8.  Mistakes aside, cool read.  Cheers.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #3

    Xilmi

    LikeTheLake wrote:

    move 21...Rxd1+is a Zwisschenzug which is typically hard to spot at the 1000 level, the normal move would have been 21...Rxc8.

    Had he not done this, I would not have left h2 undefended and the Double-Queen-hang most likely would never have happend!

    Oh, and we 1100s are much better than the 1000 level! :D

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #4

    LikeTheLake

    This double-queen hang is chesslarious!

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #5

    blueemu

    Hanging Queen takes Hanging Queen... you don't see THAT every day.

    Xilmi wrote: Here's an annoted  game of mine. It was played on 15|10 and is nothing for weak nerves...

    I would have said: "It's no sight for a sober man".

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #6

    orangeishblue

    Is there a word more overused by chessplayers than the word "annotated"?

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #7

    blueemu

    orangeishblue wrote:

    Is there a word more overused by chessplayers than the word "annotated"?

    "... and wins."

    I guess that's TWO words.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #8

    Xilmi

    The following game shows how even a weakly executed Sicilian is almost a guaranteed victory for Black!
     

    Now the opponent seemed to have fallen over laughing or something. I was expecting him to 0-0-0, which would totally have thwarthed any threat I had but he timed out.

    So the Sicilian, despite being played with a few inaccuracies, gave me a triumphant victory!

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #9

    scorch1994

    Stigmatisert wrote:
    blueemu wrote:
    orangeishblue wrote:

    Is there a word more overused by chessplayers than the word "annotated"?

    "... and wins."

    I guess that's TWO words.

    "Then takes, takes and takes". Then it spins for me, and I almost lose the grip 

    "Patzer" is used quite often as well.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #10

    benedictus

    Lol! Another comment you should have added to the Sicilian game on move 12: developing the bishop with tempo! Stronger than Qa8#, which would be a second queen move in the opening. 

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #11

    Xilmi

    This wasn't my shortest game in terms of moves but it was the shortest where the opponent actually resigned by clicking the resign-button instead of letting the clock run out. So this showed a great sign of sportsmanship!

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #12

    Phylar

    orangeishblue wrote:

    Is there a word more overused by chessplayers than the word "annotated"?

    I dunno, yelling out "CHECKMATE!" in a crowded coffee house or internet cafe might be up there.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #13

    Xilmi

    Typical mating-position:

    White Queen is sandwiched between white and black King. Other black guys just watching.

    Game contained also a royal fork and me sacrificing 2 rooks in order to prevent checkmate, when there had been much better options had I considered them a move sooner.


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