2008. április 12., szombat

Been busy..

Hi everybody!
I haven't been able to play much chess lately, I have a chemistry final exam coming up, so I can't spend hours of time playing online chess. Now solving Sudoku and Kakuro puzzles is different :D . I've been thinking about getting a tactics training program, what would you guys recommend? CT Art probably is too hard for me atm, so the question is CTB, or the intermediate level Convekta program?
By thwe way Im now over 1400 on Queenalice.com, which is more than a 200 point increase since I started the circles-like program. That rating is pretty inflated, there is no way I am an 1400 player.

2008. március 24., hétfő

Chess tactics server

Hey all!
First I would like to welcome our new knights, Silver King and Sir Kaan Kara. Good luck to them.
After I had tp return my tactics book to the library, I've gone back to CTS, like many other knights. Too bad its addicting and develops bad habits (I lost an OTB pride game because of moving first, then thinking about what Ive done) but I need my dose, so gotta go!

2008. március 12., szerda

Hey all!
Haven't been around lately, but the Chess Publisher PGN-viewer doesn't seem to work at all. Most of my chessplaying these days have been correspondence games on Queen Alice and IECG. Hopefully now that I've joined OCL, I'll actually get some long games on FICS. Im getting pretty good with the begineer's tactic book from the library, though I should finish it soon before they notice that it is long overdue. I got a Go board from my parents though, so soon I'll have an 2000 ELO rating in SMCBGWGGATE (studying multiple complex board games without getting good at either)

2008. február 28., csütörtök

Chess game

Okay here goes nothing lets hope this Chess Publisher thing works. This is a game I lost after a cool tactic after 22. c7 but blundered it after 25. Nc4.

2008. február 25., hétfő

Oh well, there's a first time for everything. A King's Gambit game I won this weekend:

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 d5 5. d4? 4.exd5 would have been better (4...Nxd5 5.Nxd5 Qxd5 6.d4 (according to Fritz)
dxe4 6. Nxe4?? The game is lost Nxe4 7. Qd3 Bf5
8. Bxf4 Im not going to resign just yet Qe7 9. Qb5+ Im grasping at straws c6 Bd7 would've been better 10. Qxf5 Qb4+?? Is a fatal mistake (10... Ng3 11. Qe5 Nxh1 amd black is better) 11. c3 +- Qxb2 12. Qxe4+ Be7 13. Rb1 Qxc3+
14. Bd2 Qa3 15. Bc4 O-O 16. O-O ?! (Im playing it safe after losing a won position on Friday Rxb7 would have been good) Re8 17. Rxb7 c5 18. Bb4 (blocking the a3-f8 diagonal, threathening back rank mate) Qxb4 19. Rxe7 Rxe7
20. Qxe7 Nc6 21. Qxf7+ Kh8 22. Bd5 Qxd4+ Misclick but it doesn't matter 23. Nxd4 Nxd4 1-0

Sorry for the lack of pictures but damn Blogger won't upload them. Ill fix it tomorrrow.

2008. február 22., péntek

New knights

We have 2 new knights: Simple Knight and Caquieto Knight, but we have also lost a knight. Good luck to the new knights and I hope that Samurai Knight will return one day.
I won a slow game today on FICS against a guy who wasn't too good, but lost a game I had won. Once Dr. Fritz finishes diagnosis, I will publish the gory details.

2008. február 20., szerda

I am a lazy ______

Hey everyone!
I haven't posted in a while, but Im still doing this. This current schedule is a lot better than the old one, because variety is the spice of life. I am supplementing the daily dose of tactics with endgames, annonated master games and a little opening study. Of course I spend a lot of time with correspondence games, a bit too much in fact. Did I mention that I won a tournament chess set by guessing the winner of the Corus tournament :D ?