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  • GodJesusChristisnumberone
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    Well, I had to do it... I broke my own record. I got the computer to draw by agreement with Queenie at 2780 Elo. I guess that makes me a Grandmaster on Chessmaster 10th Edition for the MacBook Pro (i7 2.7ghz duo core Intel) under Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (French to English 32-bit Edition)...

    Did you miss me?

    I still remember all my friends.

    I will tell you a secret. The secret is to read each personality carefully and play a friendly game based upon what you learned. It might not happen right away, however, give it 8 years and you might win at that level forever!hehe

    There are maybe 5 personalities are more that will accept a draw by agreement on the move after your 15th move! You just have to withstand it long enough to be able to offer it a draw and let it decide. Good luck and hope to see you next time friends#!!
    Last edited by Celadonite; 09-03-2012, 12:46 PM. Reason: Consolidating Multiple Sequential Posts

  • Skwerly
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    When I saw this thread in the 'new posts' list I was like:

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  • Perseus
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    Please do not post religious content here, that's what got the OP of this thread banned for a year.

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  • INFINITE LIGHT
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    <edited>

    (4) Discussions on political and religious topics are not allowed. Posts containing elements thereof will be redacted or deleted and a temporary or permanent ban may be placed upon the user.[...]

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  • thedarkknight
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    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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  • JustMe
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    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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  • JustMe
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    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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  • GodJesusChristisnumberone
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    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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  • CookieMonster
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    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. ;-)

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  • Skwerly
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    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.

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

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  • GodJesusChristisnumberone
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    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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  • CookieMonster
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    I don't understand the stupersticion.

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  • Perseus
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    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.

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