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 ?

2008. február 13., szerda

Just the usual

Hey everybody!
First things first the design change. I read that white text on a black background is a lot less stressful on the eyes then the traditional white background lack text combo.
My chess tactics training is alright I'm nailing 2-3 move mates that I spent 5-10 minutes on in the beginning.
Anybody know of a PGN viewer applet for websites?

2008. február 8., péntek

New plan

Hey all!
I went to check out Caissa Chess Shop on tuesday, that place is full of books! I didn't get the Ivassenko books, because 1. They didn't have it on stock 2. The guy (Dr. Tamás Erdélyi) who owns the company recommended their own Tactics book (not very surprising eh?) Chess Tactics for Advanced player, saying that the Ivassenko book is too basic for someone my age. 3. Their book only costs half of what the Ivassenko book would cost.
So the plan now is to work with Chess Tactics for Beginners (same company) that I got from the library until I can do it in one sitting, then I'll move on to Chess Tactics for Advanced Players and do that in a circles like program. After that I'll move on to the Pongó series. In the meantime I'll go over the Morphy book(let), which is absolutely awesome! Before each game there is a diagram from that game and you have to guess the move that Morphy made. It also fits in your pocket, soits probably good for school use. I'm going to start my endgame studies with Portisch-Sárközy:600 Endgames.
Oh yeah Im going to actually play some chess.

P.S. : Did anybody see Super Bowl XLII? Greatest Superbowl ever, IMHO (Warning: Sample size is very small) .

2008. február 2., szombat

Im not dead yet...

Hey everybody!
Progress in the circles in the last few days has been 0, because doing the first set of problems in 8 days was hard enough , but doing them in 4 is impossible for me! The circles are working though, altough I may miss simple 2-3 move combinations, I can find longer ones. I decided to get the book version of Chess Tactics for Beginners, Chess School 1 by Sergey Ivashchenko.  Hopefully the chess book shop that I've contacted about it will finally answer my e-mail. Its pretty ironic that I e-mail a company that is located 7 minutes from were I live.