Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Rhenium Rd 3. Campagnolo punishes his opponents mistake and wins in 19 moves.

Livis Wins A thriller

Bohrium Rd 3. Livis sacrifices a piece on move 13! He gets some great play, then sacrifices his Rook to force mate on move 53. Good stuff.

Hurricane vs Chess

Chess won.
mrneale in the Game of the Week" forum wrote: "I know that I can't nominate my own game. I just wanted to share the most exciting game of chess I've played so far. I'm not sure if it was good chess, but I was playing while Hurricane Irene was passing over head. The wind was howling and knocking limbs from trees during my game. My power went out in the middle of the game and I had to start my generator to finish. It was very thrilling indeed... at least from my perspective. :)
I hope all my fellow 45/45 players effected by Irene fared as well."

Monday, August 29, 2011

Otelo Wins

Bohrium Rd 3. Otelo appeared lost but found the moves. His opponent however couldn't find his winning lines. They were complicated and hard to see.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Jeenious Plays Some Great Chess

Bohrium Rd 3. JeeniousChess really took it to his opponent.

Ivio Gets The Desired Result

Selenium Rd 3. Selenium won the match by a big score of 3.5 to .5 . Ivio was busted. But he kept putting the pressure on, move after move. Finally he got to a drawn position. Continuing to pile on the pressure his opponent cracks.

Jorobo Wins Smoothly

Technetium and Tellurium Rd 3. jorobo got a nice win for Tellurium

A Draw Settles The Match

Technetium and Tellurium Rd 3. azbycx vs Boromir. Boromir needed just a draw to give Technetium the match win and he got it.

Universe Wins

Technetium and Tellurium Rd 3. universe had to play a good game to overcome cesaralexander.

Weather The Storm

Niobium Rd 2. I'm not talking about that hurricane on the east coast. I'm talking about this game. A typical King's Indian. krysto survived the attack by Black and got the win.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Elalfer Wins

Rubidium Rd 3. Both players missed things on move 18. Elalfer was able to take control.

bshribharath Wins

Selenium Rd 3. bshribharath was gifted a piece on move 5.

cesaralexander Gets The Win

Tellurium Rd 2. cesaralexander was losing at first, then got to an even position. But he made more good moves at the end of the game and scored the point.

Friday, August 26, 2011

An Exciting Game

Bohrium Rd 2. Black sacrificed a piece on move 11. TerryMalloy defended very well but one tiny mistake let Black get a draw.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Round 3 Games

Technetium AND Tellurium Rd 3. The teams play each other! But I'm probably getting ahead of myself here on the games. I still have some round 2 games to show, TerryMalloy's interesting draw, cesaralexander's win and Salvatore kicking butt but missing the win. I will get to those games soon. Here is an interesting game just played in round 3.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Draw?

Rubidium Rd 2. Barie completely out-played his opponent to a winning position. But the ending part was, well, uh, no offense to anybody, a real bloody mess by both players.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Livis Wins Nicely

Bohrium Rd 2. It looked like Livis was on the defensive. All of a sudden he opened up the King-side and got a decisive attack. A real good game.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

FlyingTiger Wins Again

Technetium Rd 2. FlyingTiger was playing his second game of the day. This was a rout. Interestingly his U1800 game was versus a 1847 and his U2000 game was versus a 1487.

FlyingTiger Wins A Great Game

Selenium Rd 2. An epic battle. Very exciting

Universe Wins

Technetium Rd 2. Black played a strange variation, gave up a pawn for nothing. universe converted.

Stupid Horse

Rubidium Rd 2. Berke's opponent missed a Knight move and got slaughtered.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

azbycx Draws

tellurium Rd 2. azbycx played great to get to a winning position but missed the crusher.

Round 2 Games

Selenium Rd 2. MasterOfTheKeys scored a nice win.

A Clutch Win By ben622

Technetium Rd 1. The last game of the match. Technetium needed a win to draw the match. A good game by ben622

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Good Win By Salvatore

Niobium Rd 1. Black made some poor moves early. Salvatore took advantage and crushed him. Niobium thus drew the first round match.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Otelo Wins A Nice Game

Bohrium Rd 1. A good game

Krysto Wins An Endgame

Rubidium Rd 1. Rubidium got a draw in the match. In this game Krysto played a much better, but not perfect, endgame than his opponent. I say it again, there's a lot of rating points there if you can play a good endgame.

The DarkAges

I lost my internet and TV for the last three days.
I've got a lot of games to post, some catching up to do.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Universe Is Out Of This World

Technetium Rd 1. Sorry about the horrible pun in the title. Here is universe in his first league game. An really excellent game.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

'tell WhisperBot league'

Whisperbot records whispers made by observers to your game.
After your game use the command above to see what everyone said!

Vael Starts With A Draw

Selenium Rd 1. vael had winning chances, but with little time and a strong opponent, settled for a draw.

Round 1 Games

Rubidium Rd 1. Berke played great from beginning to end. A good start to the league.

T50 Has Started

Already three games completed. And a whole lot more to follow.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Game From universe

universe joins Technetium for T50. Here universe takes advantage of a couple of mistakes by his opponent and mates in 16.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Introducing the "element" Players

This blog is devoted to the members of the "element" teams.
This season we have 7 teams.
Here are the players:

Rhenium U2200 Paulkov (Capt), MaartenKoning, Seaborgium, Campagnolo (Asst), AreYouSerious

Bohrium U2000 TerryMalloy, JeeniousChess, livis, Otelo, Magagna (Asst), Salvatore (Capt)

Technetium U2000 ben622, torres7, universe, AreYouSerious, FlyingTiger, Paulkov (Capt), Campagnolo (Asst)

Tellurium U2000 Justi, jorobo (Asst), cesaralexander, azbycx, az2112 (Capt)

Selenium U1800 vael, bshribharath, FlyingTiger, Ivio (Asst), MasterOfTheKeys, Salvatore (Capt)

Niobium U1600 Ivio, Salvatore, Chess2Play, Krysto, milesotoole, (Asst), Paulkov (Capt)

Rubidium U1400 Krysto (Capt),Berke, Barie, Elalfer (Asst), tamky70

31 players from 16 countries.

All three U2000 teams were placed in the same division! It's a six team section so each team will play the others once.

Some of you are playing in the 90 30 tournaments. That's good. But scheduling your games in this league must come first.

In T48 the element teams had zero forfeits! But in T49 we had five of them. That's still not a lot but let's aim for zero. Myself and your captain insist on this.

I want to thank all the captains and their assistants for making this group of teams a reality.

If you play a good game in will be featured in this blog. If you really like your game, you can annotate it yourself for publishing.
Just let me know.

Games start next Tuesday!
Good Luck everybody. Let's have a lot of fun.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Game From Chess2Play

Chess2Play joins Niobium for T50. Here's a playoff game from way back in T36 in the U1600 section. A few mistakes from both players but very instructional. Chess2Play's team ended up winning the championship.