Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Here Comes Santa Claus

By: Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman
The music is here: Cool video
I repeat the post because I've added some pictures.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What's Your Move...

White's been attacking like a madman all game and just played 23.Nc5
What's your move?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Paulkov Wins

Technetium Rd 6. I missed a lot of moves in this game. But I like the game, I got the win.

4 Element Teams In The T51 Playoffs

4 of 7 teams made it. Outstanding.
Rhenium, U2200, is in. Only four teams in this playoff.
Bohrium, U2000, also is in. A completely new team from T50.
Technetium, U2000, will defend their T50 championship.
Selenium, U1800, rounds out the playoff teams.

Good Luck everybody.

A Great Game.

Rhenium Rd 6. One of the best games of the tournament. Very exciting and complicated. MaartenKoning prevailed in the end. Rhenium won the match and advances to the playoffs.

Exciting Draw

Tellurium Rd 6. Jorobo gets an interesting draw against a very fine player.

viking99 Wins

Bohrium Rd 6. Good win by viking99. Bohrium is in the playoffs.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Krysto Wins

Niobium Rd 6. Krysto put more pressure on his opponent than he could handle. Niobium won a second match in a row by a big score.

Insructive Pawn Ending

Niobium Rd 6. Ivio could have won earlier but got to this position after playing Kf4.

UsuallySleepy With A Crush

Bohrium Rd 6. An impressive attack by UsuallySleepy.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Paulkov Wins

Technetium Rd 5. This game won Game Of The Week for round 5. The winning idea is very nice.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Universe, 4.5 Billion Years Old

Rhenium Rd 6. But universe only needed 21 moves here to score an impressive win.

Krysto Annotates

Niobium Rd 2. Krysto shares his thoughts with us about his very fine win in round 2.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Fast Play Virus

Niobium Rd 6. I wish not to disparage the player of the White pieces in this game, but a pet peeve of mine is players playing too fast. You see blown games, missed chances, etc. You must think during the game, use your clock. After all the time control is 45 45.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Here Comes Santa Claus

By: Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman
The music is here:

Master OfTheKeys Gets The Win

Selenium Rd 5. An interesting game. With the win Selenium won the match and qualified for the playoffs with a round to spare.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Jorobo Wins With A Flourish

Tellurium Rd 5. This is a really good game. Jorobo won a pawn early, got a big advantage, started an attack on the King, and finished it off with a Rook sac forcing mate. How cool is that. It also was the deciding game which decided the match in Tellurium's favor.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

LittleWarrior Wins Nicely

Bohrium Rd 5. A mistake by Black and LittleWarrior jumped on it to get a quick victory. This completed a 3.5 to .5 match win for Bohrium

Ivio On The Attack

Niobium Rd 5. I'm sure White regrets castling queen-side. Impressive attacking by Ivio.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Azbycx Wins A Endgame

Tellurium Rd 5. Corrected post, I messed up something before. Still brilliant play

Another Great Endgame

Rhenium Rd 5. MaartenKoning turns a draw into a win by showing superior endgame technique. Studying endgames gives you more points, on the cross table and in your rating.

Monday, December 12, 2011

FlyingTiger vs. RD1974 Conclusion

FlyingTiger had just survived a horrifying attack, battled back, and was down to just 2:47 on his clock. Here there's an amazing win.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Campagnolo Wins

Rhenium Rd 4. Another quick win for Rhenium, this time by Campagnolo. Rhenium won the match 3.5 to .5 , making it 7.5 out of the last 8.

Seaborgiun Gets A Quick Win

Rhenium Rd 4. White didn't get his King out of the center so Seaborgium tore him apart.

Vael Wins

Selenium Rd 4. vael exploited his opponent's weak opening play and got the win. Selenium won the match 3 to 1.

Friday, December 9, 2011

futureGM Wins

Technetium Rd 4. An interesting game. With this win Technetium won the match 2.5 to 1.5 .
OK. You’ve gotten this far. White seems to have survived. What do you play for White now?

FlyingTiger vs. RD1974 Part 4

So the game progressed. Black missed a really great move. Nc3!!!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FlyingTiger vs. RD1974 Part 3

So the game got to this position. Black to play. What would you do?

FlyingTiger vs. RD1974 Part 2

Black played a great move.

LittleWarrior Wins

Bohrium Rd 4. It was probably nervous time for LittleWarrior with his opponents pieces hovering around his King. But he defended it perfectly and got the win.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

FlyingTiger vs. RD1974

Selenium Rd 4. A very exciting game, lots of great tactics. Some of it was missed by the players. Can you do better?
I'll present this game in several posts.
You're Black, whats your move?

Universe Wins Again

rhenium Rd 4. Another great game from universe. Very precise

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Salvatore Mates In 11

Niobium Rd 4. And the guy was rated 200 points higher. At least before the game.

Round 4 Games

Tellurium Rd 4. This was a speed game played a 45 45. SLOW DOWN. AreYouSerious played the endgame much better than his opponent.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Clutch Win

Niobium Rd 3. Niobium needed a win to draw the match. milesotoole perhaps tried too hard turning down a dead draw. In the end he was rewarded.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Nice Play By Seaborgium

Rhenium Rd 3. I really like this game. Very tense moments near the end. This completed a 4-0 rout by Rhenium.

Tamky70 wins.

Rubidium Rd 3. Rubidium won the match 3.5 to .5

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Element Teams So Far In T51

Some great results in round 3.
In the 7 matches we got 6 victories and a draw.
In 28 games we got 15 wins, 6 draws, and just 4 loses. That's 72%. Add to that 2 forfeit wins and one game still to be played. Really fantastic.
You're really keeping me busy trying to get all the games posted. Be patient, I'll get them all up.
Team standings:
Rhenium U2200, second place. A horrible TD ruling on an unplayed game in round 1 will certainly be over-turned putting them in a tie for first.
Bohrium U2000, first place, already a full 1.5 points ahead.
Technetium U2000, tied for first.
Tellurium U2000, also tied for first.
Selenium U1800, tied for first.
Niobium U1600, only three teams between them and first place.
Rubidium U1400, yes, also tied for first.
Everybody is playing very well. Let's Keep it going

Jorobo Wins

Tellurium Rd 3. White grabbed a poisoned pawn and jorobo severely punished him.

Universe Wins

Rhenium Rd 3. Black fell apart. After this Rhenium lead the match 3-0.

Krysto Wins For Niobium

Niobium Rd 3. Well played by Krysto/

Sunday, November 27, 2011

futureGM Survives

Technetium Rd 3. futureGM messed up a good advantage and was lost. Then a series of horrific moves by his opponent let him get the win. Pretty ugly.

bshribharath Wins A Nice Game

Selenium Rd 3. After some tricky moves by each side bshribharath converted an extra pawn.