Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tactics, Seen And Not Seen

Rubidium Rd 3. A huge disparity by the players in seeing tactics can be seen here. Elalfer gets a nice win as a result.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Clutch Win By Jorobo

Rhenium Rd 5. A must win situation. Rhenium needs to win this game to draw the match and get into playoff contention. Jorobo crushed him.

An Awesome Game

Tellurium Rd 3. CamNewton really had his hands full here. Black's playing a great game and has him on the ropes but cam is pounding out some good moves of his own. Then a little error and White gets two Rooks for a Queen. Really great stuff, check it out.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Burnsy Wins His Fifth In A Row

Strontium Rd 5. 5-0 score for Burnsy with Strontium this league so far. I'm way behind getting all these games posted. Here's a real slaughter.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

What's Your Plan Pt.2

Rhenium Rd 2. TerryMalloy said "it took me a while to figure out; the only way to get the b-pawn was with the king"

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Play The Whole Board.

Rhenium Rd 2. A real impressive game by Campagnolo. Total domination.

What's Your Plan?

You're playing Black here. What's your plan? No need for specific variations, just what you want to accomplish in the next dozen or so moves.

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Win For Miles

Niobium Rd 3. milesotoole saw something his opponent overlooked.

Berke Wins Two In A Row

Strontium Rd 4. This is not a good game. Berke took advantage of some bad moves from White. But there is some instructional value in games like this. See the note to move 15.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Comparing 2 Games, Pt 2

Rhenium Rd 4. The same variation. Check out how this game went. The game gave Rhenium a match point.

Comparing 2 Games, Pt. 1

Rubidium Rd 2. We're comparing two "element" games where the opening was identical to a point.
The first game, here, is from krysto, about 1600. The next game we will see how universe, just a tick under 2200, handles it. It's clear in both games that Black knew the opening better. And we see some similar themes.


Rubidium Rd 2. Another "it happens"

Decisive Rook Sac

Tellurium Rd 4. A good attack by bshribharath. Almost let him get away though.

Nice Win By Berke

Strontium Rd 3. A strong attack gained a lot of material.

Back To Work

Rhenium Rd 3. Been a little busy the last two weeks.But I'll try to catch up on getting your games up here. A lot of good games. Here's the decisive game getting Rhenium the point in round 3.