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.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Otib2006 Wins

Rubidium Rd 2. otib2006 was in a pretty bad situation but fought back, winning a piece. The win gave Rubidium the match victory.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Good Win By Viking99

Bohrium Rd 2. A passed pawn tied up White, then viking99 switched to a King attack.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Paulkov Gets A Win

Technetium Rd 1. A late round 1 game. I haven't won a league game since round 1 in T50 so i prepared something. But it didn't work. But Black made a mistake. Technetium won the match 3 - 1.

White Draws

Maartenkoning Wins

Rhenium Rd 2. A good solid win by Maarten.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Livis Prevails

Tellurium Rd 1. To be honest the game is a real mess. Interesting though. Livis figured things out and got the win.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Nice Win By MasterOfTheKey

Selenium Rd 1. White dropped a pawn early and MasterOfTheKey methodically got the point.

Ivio Wins

Niobium Rd 1. Ivio was getting a serious advantage when his opponent blundered.

A Wild Draw

Selenium Rd 1. A lot of missed wins here but it sure looked like a lot of fun.

King-Ghost Gets a Win

Bohrium Rd 1. King-Ghost, in his first league game, beat a very strong player who was trying too hard.

Salvatore Gets a Draw

Niobium Rd 1. The opposite colored Bishops as a drawing tool.

Solution to White to play and win


Technetium Rd 1. Boromir's opponent may have fallen asleep.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 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, universe, Campagnolo (Asst), Seaborgium

Bohrium U2000 King-Ghost(Asst), LittleWarrior, UsuallySleepy, upsan, Salvatore (Capt)

Technetium U2000 Paulkov (Capt), Boromir, cesaralexander, futureGM, FlyingTiger, Campagnolo (Asst)

Tellurium U2000 jorobo (Asst), Livis, AreYouSerious, azbycx, Tamarin, az2112 (Capt)

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

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

Rubidium U1400 Krysto (Capt),Berke (Asst), otib2006, Elalfer, tamky70

31 players from 16 countries.

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! In T49 we had five of them. But in T50 we had seven! That's just way too many. Let's get it back to zero.

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

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

T51 games start NOW!
Good Luck everybody. Let's have a lot of fun.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

viking99 Wins In 20 Moves

Another player joining Bohrium for T51 is viking99. Check out this great attack!


I really liked the way upsan finished off his higher rated opponent in this game.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

UsuallySleepy Wins Nicely

UsuallySleepy is playing for Bohrium this league. In this game he takes advantage of his opponents errors to win a short game.

A Win From TwoEqualsOne

TwoEqualsOne joins Selenium for T51. Here's a nice game of his from T46.