Thursday, September 29, 2011

GOTW Round 6

This game won Game of the Week for round 6. It's not an "element" player but I was impressed by Black's endgame play. It's worthy of study.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Solution To "Can White Draw?"

Yes, White can draw. R + N vs. R is a draw. I've had this ending twice, once with the stronger side, which I won. And once with the weaker side which I drew. But the position should always be drawn.
Here White would love to play Bxa2 but that runs into a skewer Ra2+ and RxR. Also a problem is that Black is about to Queen. But there is a nice solution.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

azbycx Wins A Nice Game

Tellurium Rd 6. azbycx battled hard this game and made the better moves. A good win well deserved.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Great Win By Ivio

Niobium Rd 6. Ivio was a 200 rating point under-dog here. His opponent castled to the wrong side and Ivio ripped him apart.

Universe Wins

Technetium Rd 6. A long even game marred by a mouse slip. Universe got the win moving Technetium to the verge of the playoffs.

livis With The Win

Bohrium Rd 6. Black grabbed a poisoned pawn and livis made him see the error of his ways.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Working For The Draw

Niobium Rd 5. Sal was in trouble but he worked very hard to set up a fortress and get the draw.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Krysto Wins

Niobium Rd 5. Quite a game. It looked like krysto was going to win easily but he got into a very difficult position. His opponent played fantastic. The game finally got to a drawn position. after many adventures, but in the end, well, check out the game and see!

The Time Control Is 45 45

Rubidium Rd 5. The final game of round 5 for Rubidium. tamky70 got the needed win and Rubidium won the match. But what concerns me is the time used, or rather the lack of it. The time limit allows you to think, calculate, make good moves, win games. Playing in blitz mode will usually lead to disaster in this league. If tamky would have lost I'm sure his captain would have chewed him out. SLOW DOWN.

azbycx Wins A Nice Game

Tellurium and Bohrium Rd 5. The position looked even, even a little boring.Queens were off. Suddenly azbycx marched some pawns forward, ripped open the position, and delivered mate. Good stuff.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Universe Survives

Technetium Rd 5. universe was completely busted but did all he could and was awarded with a blunder by his opponent.

Have Patience

So many good games this week. I know several of you are waiting to see your game here but this stupid thing I have to do, work, keeps getting in the way. Stay tuned, the games are coming.

Barie Destroys His Opponent

Rubidium Rd 5. Good play by Barie

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Campagnolo Prevails

Rhenium Rd 5. Campagnolo won a piece but got in a difficult position to hold onto it. A real hard game. But in the end he got the point.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Miles Gets The Win.

Niobium Rd 5. It's not a good idea to play a dubious gambit line, especially with no study of the line. disaster may await you. Miles got away with it.

Great Game By JeeniousChess

Tellurium and Bohrium Rd 5. Two element teams at battle again. Impressive play by JeeniousChess against a very strong opponent.

bshribharath Wins

Selenium Rd 5. Good play by bshribharath but in time pressure he missed some quicker wins.

Why Watch Football?

American football of course. The first weekend of the NFL is this Sunday.
Instead you can watch the "element" players in action on the ICC network.
No less than 10 games!
08:00 FlyingTiger
11:00 Elalfer
11:00 Campagnolo
12:00 Paulkov
14:00 krysto
14:30 MaartenKoning
16:00 Berke
19:30 Barie
20:00 Justi
22:00 azbycx

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Hard Fought Draw

Bohrium and Technetium Rd 4. The match was tied 1.5 each and the winner gets first place in the division. Both players played well and the game was drawn. Technetium remains in first with 3 of 4 points with Bohrium close behind with 2.5 .

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Niobium Rd 4. The last game of the match to decide things. Krysto destroyed his opponent.

tamky70 wins.

Rubidium Rd 4. Some critical moves missed by Black, tamky70 played better.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Great Endgame Play By Cesaralexander

Tellurium Rd 4. The ability to play the end of the game is the ability to play. -Philidor
I checked cesar's move with a computer. All are great, maybe the C says something was 1/10th better somewhere. No biggie. Very impressive.

A Good Win By Milesotoole

Niobium Rd 4. Miles played some good moves in a scary situation.

Ivio Inventive

Niobium Rd 4. Ivio gave up a piece, but still had the advantage. Finally he got it to a winning position but missed the winning idea. Interesting game.

Great Play By Seaborgium

Rhenium Rd 4. A really well played game by Seaborgium.