Thursday, May 31, 2012

Good Game By flyingpawns

Niobium Rd 2. Black had the worse position, his King is in the center, yet he launches an attack, even giving up a piece. flyingpawns proves that such a strategy is doomed to failure. A good game.

CamNewton Annotates His Game

Tellurium Rd 2. Am important win as it allowed Tellurium to draw the match. A material imbalance of two minor pieces for a Rook and pawn. The pieces were very active though and White won. CamNewton shares his thoughts about the game.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Strange Moves

Strontium Rd 2. Iowa-Archer took advantage of some weird moves by his opponent.

TerryMalloy Scores The Point

Rhenium Rd 2. White miscalculated a trade leading to a pawn ending. TerryMalloy demonstrated why the trade was wrong.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Round 2 Games

Tellurium Rd 2. Tamarin got Tellurium off to a good start. White made one of those "oops" moves which lost a lot of material and had to resign.

Good Play By milesotoole

Niobium Rd 1. Miles completed the 4-0 sweep with this good game.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Great Attack By BadHabitMarco

Rhenium Rd 1. Good stuff! The win allowed Rhenium, out ranked on every board, to secure a match draw.

FlyingTiger Wins

Niobium Rd 1. Black couldn't castle so his Rook got stuck on h8. The whole game revolved around this issue. Black had a chance to solve the problem but didn't. When the Rook finally moved it was too late. Nice Tactics by FlyingTiger to finish the game. Thus Niobium won the match 4-0.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Fine Gane From Universe

Rhenium Rd 1. Instructive example on attacking a pawn chain. Great play from universe.

I spelled BadHabitMarco's name wrong in the post introducing the element T53 players. Profound apologies. This is what BadHabitMarco looks like, ..sort of.

And this is BadHabitNarco

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Iowa-Archer Survives

Strontium Rd 1. Iowa-Archer was getting beat badly but in the end he made the better moves to win the game. And salvage a match tie.

Krysto Off To A Good Start

Niobium Rd 1. White made a horrific move that Krysto punished.


Strontium Rd 1. Black made some pawn moves which created weaknesses. Burnsy said Thank You very much and got an easy win.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

flyingpawns Wins

Niobium Rd 1. We put the magnifying glass to flyingpawns' game. Well played by flyingpawns, taking advantage of his opponents mistakes.
Looking at the ratings you might not realize this was played in the U1600 section.

CamNewton Starts With A Win

Tellurium Rd 1. CamNewton voluntarily gave up an exchange for good play. Then with strong moves, found the win. A very fine game.

A Win For otib2006

Rubidium Rd 1. A very impressive game from otib2006.

jorobo Starts With A Win

Tellurium Rd 1. A very interesting game. Black's rating is a little misleading. His league rating is 1872. Good King's Indian stuff here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Introducing The Element Players in T53

This blog is devoted to the members of the "element" teams.

This season we have 5 teams!

Here are the players:

Rhenium U2200 universe, BadHabitNarco, TerryMalloy, ben622 (Asst), Campagnolo (Capt)

Tellurium U2000 CamNewton, jorobo (Asst), azbycx, Tamarin, az2112 (Capt)

Niobium U1600 flyingpawns, FlyingTiger, Krysto (Capt), milesotoole (Asst), berke,

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

Strontium U1400 lee-d, milesotoole (Capt), burnsy, Iowa-Archer

Too many forfeits last league. Let's make it zero this league.

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. Please be patient with me, it's a lot of games to look at. If you really like your game, you can annotate it yourself for publishing.

Just let me know.

Games start today!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

burnsy Joins Strontium For T53

It's a custom that new players joining element teams to get a game featured in this blog before the league starts.
Here's a really good game from burnsy. He beats a player rated 500 points above him convincingly. Great game.