Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tamarin Wins

Tamarin joins Tellurium for T51. Here's a real good game of his from T49.

A Queen Sac

A game from the recently played European Cup. You rarely see a Queen sacrifice in a game between two 2700 players.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


aww-rats has the answer perfect. White plays e8=Black King. Black to move has only one legal move Kd8. White then plays Qd7 which mates BOTH kings.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fun Chess

How can White promote the e pawn and announce checkmate on his next move.
Hint: The pawn can be promoted to any chess piece. I mean any chess piece.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Technetium Champions Of The U2000 Section

Technetium Rd 10. Championship round. Universe comes through one last time to lead the team to the championship. This is one of the best games of the season. It's a shame no-one nominated this for Game of the Week. I was the judge and instead had to rule on some other insipid crap.
A great achievement for Technetium. Hopefully in T51 some other "element" teams will claim a championship also.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

FlyingTiger Does It Again

Technetium Rd 10. The second game to be played. FlyingTiger for the second round in a row salvaged a draw from a lost position. An important half point.

Championship Round

Technetium Rd 10. First game of the final round. Boromir's opponent threw away a piece for nothing.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Time To Sign Up For T51

Players menu/ Update my Profile
Click the 2 boxes in #6
Then Click update at the bottom right
It only takes a few moments
Teams can enter next Tuesday
I'm not responsible for injuries to your pets if you don't do this very soon.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Final Game Round 9

Technetium Rd 9. Score tied at 1.5 each. Technetium has fought back and according to the tie break rules needs another win to advance to the finals. Check out how universe is able to make this happen.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Must Win Situation

Technetium Rd 9. The third game of the playoff round. ben622 must win and then hope we win the final game as well. And he has to play a FM. He comes through with a very nice win.

A Minor Setback

Technetium Rd 9. Boromir played the second game. A very complicated endgame. Both sides missed wins and draws. In the end our opponents got the victory to take a 1.5 to .5 lead. We now need to win both of our last games to advance.

Technetium To The Finals

Technetium Rd 9. Second playoff round. I'll give all four games in the order played.
FlyingTiger was completely busted but managed a miracle draw. A very important half point.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Technetium Advances In The Playoffs

Technetium Rd 8. The first playoff round. The match was tied 1.5 each. Because of the tiebreak rules only with a win would Technetium advance. Universe played a fantastic game.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Off Season Blog Fodder

Miles words, not mine. It's actually a really good game. Miles got a winning game but let it slip. Then he went about winning it a second time. A lot of good moves.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Missed Chances #2

Our Guy was totally lost but set up a potential swindle. And he got it! But didn't play the move he intended. Painful.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Missed Chances #1

This is the first of a series of game fragments pointing out some missed wins from some of our players. We all miss things, even Grand Masters miss wins.

Technetium In The Playoffs!

Only one Element team advanced to the playoffs, Technetium in the U2000. Several other teams came close. Next league all the teams will make it.
FlyingTiger plays a really good game to start things off.