Monday, January 30, 2012

What Do You Do When They Won't Resign?

You can mate them as fast as you can. Or if they've pissed you off by playing on, you can try to humiliate them, say get 6 Queens. Or you can try the artistic approach as Fezzik shows in this game.

White To Play

Technetium Rd 4. What should White play?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Bohrium Playing for the Championship

Bohrium Championship Round. At this point the score was .5 to 1.5 . A must win situation for Bohrium. King-Ghost came through with a very fine game to even the match.
Unfortunately the last game in the round for Bohrium didn't go so well. Bohrium finished as the runner up in the U2000 section. Credit goes to Salvatore, the Captain, for taking a brand new lineup all the way to final game. And, of course, credit to the players for playing really great Chess. Congratulations.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Games From The Champioship Round

Bohrium Championship Round. This game must have been real taxing on the players. Any slight error and the game goes the wrong way. Credit to both players for playing great.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Deciding Game

Bohrium Playoff Rd 2. The last game of the round, Match is tied 1.5 each. Because of tie breaks, Bohrium just needs a draw to advance to the final match. A very interesting game, well played by UsuallySleepy to get the win.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bohriun Playoffs, Third Game

Bohriun Playoff Rd 2. King-Ghost had good chances to win this against a very good player.

Upsan In Battle

Bohrium Playoff Rd 2. This is a really neat game, a real battle. Both sides had chances to get a decisive position. A draw was a fair result.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

LittleWarrior Draws

Bohrium Playoff Rd. 2. I'll give all four of Bohrium's games in this round. The first game saw LittleWarrior draw despite being a pawn down. Made it look easy.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bohrium Advances To The Championship Round

Bohrium won in the second playoff round to advance to the Championship round! The Element teams last chance to win it all. Some good chess was played. I'll get the games up soon.

Technetium Eliminated from the Playoffs.

Technetium Rd 2 playoffs. This round certainly didn't go our way. We started out with a no contact forfeit. Not only did we go down 0-1 but we lost the draw odds in the tie breaker. Another loss followed. We did get one win but that was a forfeit loss on their part. The only small bright spot was Boromir drawing a player 200 points above him. An interesting position at the end of the game.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

LittleWarrior Wins For Bohrium

Bohrium Playoff Rd 1. A key game to help Bohrium advance in the playoffs. LittleWarrior exploited his opponent's exposed King.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Technetium Advances In The Playoffs

Technetium Playoff Rd 1. Really well played by Boromir in a must win situation.
Two of the final four teams in the U2000 section are "element" teams!

Bohrium Through to the Second Playoff Round

Bohrium won their match 2.5 to 1.5 to advance. Some good chess being played by this team. I'll get another win from them up here soon.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Element Players In Playoff Action

Bohrium Playoff Round 1. A very nice game by King-Ghost.

Solution to White to Play and Draw

The initial move is 1.dxc6 . I'll show the solution on two separate boards.
The first solution is to 1..Kxc6 . Kind of Boring
The second solution is for 1..Bxa2 . This is really cool.


A few posts back I said that the age of the universe was 4.5 billion years.
It's actually much older than that. Best estimates now say 13.75 years old.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012