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  • #16
    Actually... being a little embarrassed, I actually only play white. It is a supersticion of mine

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    • #17
      Originally posted by GodJesusChristisnumberone View Post
      Actually... being a little embarrassed, I actually only play white. It is a supersticion of mine
      You should play black as many times as you play white to negate white's theoretical first move advantage, period. Even against lame computers.
      Have you read the Forum rules?

      Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
      Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
      Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
      Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
      Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
      Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
      Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
      --Red Dwarf

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      • #18
        My internet isn't really reliable... so I just keep it to talking and keeping with my friends when I can get online. My neighbours are kind enough to lend me their wifi... they just moved in. Anyways, I am enjoying my air-conditioned room. However, it gets lonely without people. So, it is nice that there are people who allow the wifi to be open here and there. Thanks for putting up with my quick posts. I will try to post when I can. If I do not have internet anymore, I even considered going shirtless and sweating. The only problem is my mother stays with me so that is rude. Anyways, better post this before my internet gets cut off again.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by GodJesusChristisnumberone View Post
          My internet isn't really reliable... so I just keep it to talking and keeping with my friends when I can get online. My neighbours are kind enough to lend me their wifi... they just moved in. Anyways, I am enjoying my air-conditioned room. However, it gets lonely without people. So, it is nice that there are people who allow the wifi to be open here and there. Thanks for putting up with my quick posts. I will try to post when I can. If I do not have internet anymore, I even considered going shirtless and sweating. The only problem is my mother stays with me so that is rude. Anyways, better post this before my internet gets cut off again.
          Two words: correspondence chess.
          Have you read the Forum rules?

          Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
          Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
          Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
          Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
          Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
          Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
          Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
          --Red Dwarf

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          • #20
            I don't understand the stupersticion.
            I am a proud supporter of the GM Igor Smirnov way of teaching. If you would like to see the system and want to try out his teaching methods please follow this link: http://chess-teacher.com/affiliates/...?id=1517_2_3_1

            If you have questions/want a tutor inquire with messages. I am going to rewrite my web page and it will also go here.

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            • #21
              Never mind... it is just my good luck side seeing I have been playing it for 8 months now and gotten used to a repetoire. hehe

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              • #22
                But the real question is: do you want a repertoire? Perhaps it is better to not have one.

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                • #23
                  haha... I actually do have a repetoire........ however, I might try out some other lines when I get used to what I am opening with.

                  Well... if I do not get to check my email again... all the best as usual!

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                  • #24
                    Just for kicks: using the same opening over and over again in every game isn’t a repertoire. A repertoire is knowing a variety of openings, for *both* sides.
                    Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                    An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                    My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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                    • #25
                      To add my two cents. If you only play white and never play black you are only playing half the game. So I guess to become a "real chessplayer" you should do two things. 1. Play both colors equally. 2. Play humans. Otherwise you will stay a wooden puppet forever Pinocchio. ;-)
                      I am a proud supporter of the GM Igor Smirnov way of teaching. If you would like to see the system and want to try out his teaching methods please follow this link: http://chess-teacher.com/affiliates/...?id=1517_2_3_1

                      If you have questions/want a tutor inquire with messages. I am going to rewrite my web page and it will also go here.

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                      • #26
                        haha - well... I just want to thank the one above first for internet through my neighbours wifi. Then, I would like to reply thanks to CookieMonster for the advice and by the way, my nose is growing longer everyday!! haha Also thanks to Skwerly for the clarification. And last but not least, thanks to Mr. C. for always being the joker. wink wink (hehe)

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by GodJesusChristisnumberone View Post
                          I am not that good. However, I figure all of you deserve an honest and straightforward answer while I have the time to write. Keep in mind that these are usually 5 minute per side games. So the computer has very little time to adjust. Anyways
                          In game #4 4...Ne4 is premature, if they want to play an eventual ...f5 they should simply play the Dutch and start with anti-Dutch theory, especially the Staunton gambit, and they traded a piece they moved twice for the piece you just developed. Also, 7...Bd6?? is the blunder that handed you a won position as there was nothing in the position to justify gambiting. Also, why not simply take the knight at 9.exd7?

                          11.e4 would have gained free central space as it threatens to fork the queen and bishop. 11.Bd3 likewise would develop a piece and keep the black queen off g6 and that entire diagonal.


                          14.Bxd7+ is bad (though still winning, but not by as much as before since the pin keeps black's bishop bad and its knight immobile. If 13...a6 then 14.Bd3,b5 15.Be4,Rb8 16.a4,Bb7 17.Qc2 where white has excellent chances on the queenside. The black bishop must capture because if white captures at b7 then he has a fork with Qe4+ ) because it frees their bishop and gives up the pin on the knight. Besides, without your light squared bishop your light squares are terribly weak. Notice how 13...Qg6 was played to exploit said weaknesses in addition to provoking new weaknesses that playing a pawn to g3 would create.

                          14.Ke2,Qxg2 15.Qd5,Qg6 is still winning for white. Black is down two pawns and is horribly coordinated here.

                          17.Qxa7?? is simply pawn grabbing and threw away your winning advantage because the queen is no longer on the diagonal protecting the knight.

                          19.g3 digs yourself in deeper as black has 19...Qe4, exploiting white's weak light squares around the king. The queen on a5 and the open fifth rank with the open h5-e8 diagonal may prevent black from putting a bishop on h3 due to 20.Qh5+,g6 21.Qxh7,Bc6, but the bishop forms a battery with the queen along long diagonal anyways and still exploits the light square weaknesses. 22,Qh3 (to cover g2),Rf5 23.f3 and white gives up e3 with check and is clearly losing.

                          21.Qb4?? is technically resigning, as black can force mate in two.

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                          • #28
                            I have noticed that you obtain decisively winning games and then throw them away. I will recommend Fritz Technique Trainer and How to Turn Advantage into Victory in Chess as reading material for you, as these specifically focus on how to convert advantages into wins. Aagard and Lund's Right Decisions is a more general CD that focuses on endgame studies, pawn endgames, positions for calculations, and positions for playing against the computer, and this later portion is of particular interest for your purposes, although anyone could certainly improve with the other parts as well.

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                            • #29
                              Ironically, the main task of chess software companies today is to find ways to make the program weaker, not stronger, and to provide enough options that any user can pick from different levels and the machine will try to make enough mistakes to give him a chance.
                              - Garry Kasparov

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                              • #30
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