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Interesting Positions: — Mine is a Bind the like of which i have not seen before. From a GK blitz game, an essentially correct rememberance of it. (Meaning I think I got it right, or no more and one move out of order anyway) I am black in this one.
1. d4 d5
2. c4 e5
3. cxd5 Qxd5
4. Nc3 Qxd4
5. Qxd4 exd4
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Novice Nook #72 — Well, we've moved into the 2007 articles with this week's entry. It's entitled "Trading Pawns When Ahead" and provides a number of straightforward examples of when to trade and when not to trade pawns. For the most part, pretty simple, but worth a look.
Here's the link: www.chess, play online chess ...
Scrap the stalemate rule! — I have never felt that the stalemate rule is fair. my reason for this is that before the word checkmate came into the game of chess people would have to physically capture the king before that. Saying checkmate was just saying to your opponent that there is no possible move that they can make to av, play online chess ...
Controversy in U.S. Women's Championship — main.uschess.org
Be sure to view the Armageddon game in question. Irina has a point (although I agree she should have said something right then and there....) The USCF, sad to say, is a joke. But at least it's better than FIDE. www.youtube.com It all sounds so nice and good, so long as it's tru, play online chess ...
Quotes — Maybe starting a topic where we all can type some chess-quotes from famous players ?
In particular, I'm searcing a quote about some guy who was talking about playing against God.. He would win with white, but draw with black, or something like that ? I thought it was Fischer who said something like, play online chess ...
ratings — Does anyone know how to approximate a 1700 GN rating to USCF rating?
Ron You may approximate it to a USCF CC rating but not OTB. Can someone explain what GN, USCF, OTB stands for ?
CC is correspondence chess, right ?
Thanks in advance :) GN = GameKnot (should be GK)
USCF = US Chess Federati, play online chess ...
Stonewall Attack — My favourite d4 opening is the Stonewall Attack, I use it lot in games I play here on Gameknot the line I like is 1 d4-d5 2 f4 I get some interesting postitions with it. I also play against 1 d4-Nf6 2 f4 and 1 d4-g6 2 f4 and also 1 e4-c5 2 f4 I get some strong games with it I love it thanks Care to, play online chess ...
Traxler Gambit — I hope there are someone who knows enough about it.After these moves:
1 e4 e5
2 Nf3 Nc6
3 Fc4 Nf6
4 Ag5 Fc5
5 Axf7 Fxf2
6 Kxf2 Axe4+
7 Ke3 Qh4
Black has a great positional advantage and there are combinations that takes you to the victory.For example;
8.Nxh8 Qf, play online chess ...
Best player ever — Who is, for you, the best chess player ever?
My favourite 3 are:
1) Bobby Fischer.
2) Mikhail Tal.
3) Garry Kasparov.
Who do you prefer? 1) Kasparov
3) Capablanca 1) Kasparov
In that order. They dominated during their reigns.
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Books on Openings — Can anyone recommend a good book on openings that you've used and has genuinely improved your game? A quick search on Amazon produces far too many and very similar looking results, so I don't really know where to begin :). Basically I'd like one or two books that demonstrate the pros and cons of all, play online chess ...
French Defence, What do you play as White. — Hi there,
A question for players who play the French defence as their main opening.
What openings would you play as white ? I know this is dependant on the response by black. Is it a similar setup to the French, or totally unrelated?
What was your thinking in choosing these setups ? ... f, play online chess ...
Mistakes of the Grandmaster — Just wanted to start a thread to encourage the lower players that even great players will make mistakes. Some of us may feel as if we will never get to the top and are struggling with many mistakes we make on games every day. I thought maybe we could start a thread that included big mistakes made , play online chess ...
Endgame Book — Does anyone know a good book on endgames?
Thanks in advance. If there is an endgame book that I will recommend, it would be Silman's "Complete Endgame Book". This book is different from other endgame books in terms of presentation. Other endgame books categorize endings accoring to pi, play online chess ...
Retarded Development — Usually one can associate the above with beginners. However, intermediate players can also fall into this trap. I, Joanne with a rating of 1691 has just fallen into one! I have annotated a game which I have just resigned against Ionadowman called An Expert Lesson in Development. You will see jus, play online chess ...
Going Both Ways; Corr. & OTB Chess — Hi All. In another thread SCHNARRE brought up KON GRIVAINIS , which led to comments
from IONADOWMAN and some recollections for me. So here we are.
I WOULD LIKE THIS THREAD TO BE RELATED TO PLAYERS WHO HAVE PLAYED OTB CHESS BUT
ALSO POSTAL CHESS OR SOME FORM OF CORRESPONDENCE PLAY, SUCH AS N, play online chess ...
Evans Gambit — Could you help me on the theory of Evans Gambit? How must i play Evans Gambit.What are the best moves you think?What are the purposes of the moves,how must i answer the moves of black if i playing white etc?In short,what moves do i have to play to have an advantage at the opening? That move wants to, play online chess ...
Sicilian Defence is busted !! — OK that's it, the Sicilian Defence is completely busted.
1. e4 c5 .....and Black is completely lost !!
Short 1 Cheparinov 0
Having spent 20 minutes trying to find an effective counter to Nigel Short's inspirational choice of e4 Cheparinov plays c5, which appears to be such an obvious, play online chess ...
Plans — What do you do to create a sucessfull plan? That's the million dollar question. The only planning technique I know is that of Silman, but I find it difficult to actually put into practice, especially because I tend to think that individual positions are sharper than they actually are, and I rarely t, play online chess ...
The X-Rated Albin Counter-Gambit — This article by Andrew Martin, which Martin admits himself is propaganda in favor of the opening, inspired me to buy Martin's DVD on the opening. I know it's probably not sound, but it really is a fun opening. And it was used successfully by no lesser of a player than Lasker.
www.jeremysilman.c, play online chess ...
grandmasters and sport —
grandmasters can see a large number of moves ahead and large numbers of possible combinations.
In Australia there was recently a game of football - a Grand final - where Manly won 40-0 against Melbourne. Melbourne was tipped to win. It set me thinking as to whether any sports required the sam, play online chess ...
Puzzle 283 — Ok, the puzzle on the homepage at the time of me writing this (search for puzzle number 283 here: gameknot.com )
White to move, mate in 4. I won't spoil the solution given, as it is brilliant seeming to, play online chess ...
Chess tattoos — I have a tattoo of a knight on my arm - the picture is in my profile.
I was wondering if anybody else had any or knew anybody who has any. I haven't come across anyone else but surely I'm not the only one.
I know somebody who got a certain poker hand (Jack-Ten) tattooed on his arm. I feel , play online chess ...
Unable to move any pieces in any games — Esteemed citizens!
I am unable to move any pieces in any games. My renewal (gold I think) was up for renewal on 30th December, but the note I received suggested that payment had passed smoothly. Please help.
Many, many thanks.
Is there a person or people who can be contacted? Hi! That's stran, play online chess ...
WHERE have all the Chessplayers GONE?? — Greeting everyone, if you are here, that is?! What I would like to know, with the forum being so unlively this week, is where have you all been?
This is more than simple nosiness, and goes back to my time as a Tournament Director and organizer, when I noted that you cannot get as many t, play online chess ...
WCC — Tomorrow the match between Anand and Kramnik starts for the world tittle.
Seems that on GK nobody is busy with it.... or am I wrong?
Say something about it; who do you think will win and why,prognoses and etc.
I think Anand will win,but with only one point ahead.In my opinion Kramnik is not so, play online chess ...
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