Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Barrett Annotates His Game

Tellurium Rd 2. Great game from Barrett. He saw the tactics perfectly. Here's his thoughts about the game.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Round 3 Games

Tellurium Rd 3. bshribharath won a pawn, then kept everything under control, and brought home the point. Nice.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tamky70 Wins Again

Rubidium Rd 2. Black, seeing the 350 rating point difference, kept offering draws. White, also sees the ratings, and plays on even in a inferior position and is rewarded.

Lobotomy Anyone?

One of our "Element" players took the Rook with the pawn causing stalemate.
Don't laugh, you KNOW you've done something similar.

Quick Win For Krysto

Niobium Rd 2. krysto was a 150 point underdog. Not to worry, he wins in 22 moves.

In A Slump?

Do you ever get into a Chess slump? Can't win a game. Can't "see" anything. One thing I do to overcome this is to play over Bobby Fischer's games. I pick a tournament, like the 1970 Interzonal where he scored 18.5 of 23, 3.5 points more than second place, and just quicky play through the games. The simplicity and exactness of his play inspires me and seems to pull me out of my slump.
My copy of "Profile of a Prodigy" is in horrible shape, the cover has fallen off, pages falling out etc. Nowadays you can use ChessBase and let the computer move the pieces for you.

Whiskytown Wins

Rubidium Rd 2. A good battle that went back and forth. Black fell apart in the endgame.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Awesome Endgame Play By Barrett

Rhenium Rd 2. Great stuff for endgame fans. Did I lose my audience right there? Knowing endgames will get you more points and a higher rating.