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Garvinator
06-12-2005, 10:12 PM
Game 4.

Kerry Stead
07-12-2005, 12:21 AM
1.c4

ElevatorEscapee
07-12-2005, 05:12 PM
G'day Kerry. :)

1... e5

Kerry Stead
08-12-2005, 04:52 AM
G'day Kerry. :)

1... e5
Hi Nigel

2.Nc3

By the way, I now have series 1 of the WPT on DVD

ElevatorEscapee
08-12-2005, 06:44 AM
2... Nf6

Cool. Have you noticed the plethora of cheap "knock offs" of WPT merchandise that have hit the shelves in the last couple of months? (Then again, how much will someone pay for a bit of green felt, 2 decks of cards and some plastic chips? :lol: )

Kerry Stead
08-12-2005, 01:48 PM
2... Nf6

Cool. Have you noticed the plethora of cheap "knock offs" of WPT merchandise that have hit the shelves in the last couple of months? (Then again, how much will someone pay for a bit of green felt, 2 decks of cards and some plastic chips? :lol: )
Indeed ... its a shame!

3.g3

ElevatorEscapee
08-12-2005, 07:06 PM
3.... Nc6

Poker is interesting if played with Spanish card decks, (the suits being Coins, Swords, Cups, Clubs)... the probabilities being skewed somewhat from the "normal" English decks by the lack of the Queen as a face card (ie only 12 cards per suit). :)

Kerry Stead
09-12-2005, 06:07 AM
3.... Nc6

Poker is interesting if played with Spanish card decks, (the suits being Coins, Swords, Cups, Clubs)... the probabilities being skewed somewhat from the "normal" English decks by the lack of the Queen as a face card (ie only 12 cards per suit). :)
4.Bg2

You mean its not the lack of the 10? I thought that Pontoon was played with a Spanish deck ...

ElevatorEscapee
09-12-2005, 08:59 PM
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5

Actually, having a good look at one of my Fournier© packs (sent to me from Spain from an online friend), numbers are printed on the "face" cards. Number 10 is a picture of some male ponce in pantaloons, 11 is yet another male ponce on a horse (a prince perhaps?), and 12 is the King. (This style of deck is also popular in Italy).

Of course if the numbers weren't printed on the face cards, this would look like 9 'number' cards, and 3 'face' cards. (Therefore leading to the conclusion that the number card "10" is missing).

I erroneously referred to the suit "Staves" as "Clubs", confusing them with the suit from the English deck. Perhaps this was influenced by the the "Staves" depicted on the Spanish cards looking like the sort of club that a Neanderthal might wield! (Adding a few pimples and craters to the club!)

It wouldn't suprise me if Pontoon/21/Blackjack was played with a deck of Spanish cards.

Would this give the gambler less of a chance of winning over the dealer? (ie four less cards in the deck, the missing cards all valued 10?)

Kerry Stead
10-12-2005, 04:29 AM
5.e4

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5 5.e4

Of course any game a casino runs has to have a house edge ... although I must admit to being ignorant of the actual Spanish decks.

ElevatorEscapee
10-12-2005, 07:00 AM
5... d6


I actually used to use them to play "Cripple Mr Onion" which required 8 suits, or at least 2 vastly different decks. The "Iraqi most wanted" playing cards were also used for this purpose. (The Ace of Spades has been in the news lately at his trial. :lol: )

Kerry Stead
10-12-2005, 01:11 PM
5... d6


I actually used to use them to play "Cripple Mr Onion" which required 8 suits, or at least 2 vastly different decks. The "Iraqi most wanted" playing cards were also used for this purpose. (The Ace of Spades has been in the news lately at his trial. :lol: )
6.d3

ElevatorEscapee
10-12-2005, 01:53 PM
I see that my attempt to distract you from your game by prattling on about decks of cards has failed. :lol:

6.... Ng4

Garvinator
10-12-2005, 02:00 PM
I see that my attempt to distract you from your game by prattling on about decks of cards has failed. :lol:

6.... Ng4
i see what you meant ee, just like your effort in the shoutbox, you were speaking crap again. You are being consistent :P ;) :lol:

Kerry Stead
11-12-2005, 11:30 AM
I see that my attempt to distract you from your game by prattling on about decks of cards has failed. :lol:

6.... Ng4
7.Nh3

I suppose it all depends how you look at it ... I just ran out of things to say ... Garvin however didn't! :eek:

ElevatorEscapee
11-12-2005, 02:06 PM
7... O-O

He he he, Garv is just having some fun. I am sure that no offence was intended to me, and indeed none was taken. :)

Hey ggraygray, how's about we grant you your invisilibilty back in this thread? ;) :lol:

Garvinator
11-12-2005, 11:17 PM
7... O-O

He he he, Garv is just having some fun. I am sure that no offence was intended to me, and indeed none was taken. :) no offence was meant. I was just carrying on the joke from the shoutbox ;)


Hey ggraygray, how's about we grant you your invisilibilty back in this thread? ;) :lol:
I would love for my invisibility to be returned for this thread. It would mean I could watch this thread and you wouldnt know ;)

I suspect you meant that you would like my access removed from this thread :whistle: not so keen on that idea :P

ElevatorEscapee
12-12-2005, 07:12 PM
Hi GG, I was actually trying to jokingly suggest that you refrain from commenting in this particular thread, which would, thereby, grant you your "invisibility" back. :)

However, I fear my wish to fulfill your wish has backfired uponst me! :doh:

I can now, no longer, find my remote control! So it would seem that my remote control has been granted your previous ability of invisibility! :eek:

Kerry Stead
15-12-2005, 12:00 PM
7... O-O
8.Nd5

I agree! Garvin, stick to updating the crosstable and leave the comments for the players! :P

ElevatorEscapee
16-12-2005, 05:24 PM
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5 5.e4 d6 6.d3 Ng4 7.Nh3 O-O 8.Nd5

ElevatorEscapee
16-12-2005, 05:27 PM
8... Be6

Kerry Stead
17-12-2005, 03:28 AM
8... Be6
9.a3

ElevatorEscapee
17-12-2005, 08:07 AM
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5 5.e4 d6 6.d3 Ng4 7.Nh3 O-O 8.Nd5 Be6 9.a3 f5

Kerry Stead
17-12-2005, 04:02 PM
10.b4
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5 5.e4 d6 6.d3 Ng4 7.Nh3 O-O 8.Nd5 Be6 9.a3 f510.b4

ElevatorEscapee
17-12-2005, 04:49 PM
10... Bd4

Kerry Stead
17-12-2005, 05:13 PM
10... Bd4
11.Rb1

ElevatorEscapee
17-12-2005, 06:18 PM
11... fxe4

Kerry Stead
18-12-2005, 04:30 AM
11... fxe4
12.0-0
:wall:

ElevatorEscapee
18-12-2005, 07:07 AM
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5 5.e4 d6 6.d3 Ng4 7.Nh3 O-O 8.Nd5 Be6 9.a3 f5 10.b4 Bd4 11.Rb1 fxe4 12.0-0 exd3

Kerry Stead
19-12-2005, 11:08 AM
12...exd3
13.b5

ElevatorEscapee
19-12-2005, 05:22 PM
13... Na5

Well, my knight is on the rim, but is it dim or is it grim? :hmm: (I have heard both sayings used for knights on the rim).

Kerry Stead
23-12-2005, 09:00 AM
14.Qxd3

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5 5.e4 d6 6.d3 Ng4 7.Nh3 O-O 8.Nd5 Be6 9.a3 f5 10.b4 Bd4 11.Rb1 fxe4 12.0-0 exd3 13.b5 Na5 14.Qxd3

ElevatorEscapee
23-12-2005, 12:24 PM
Hmmmm, seemingly a routine recapture, but not without a lot of poison! :D

14... h6

four four two
23-12-2005, 12:31 PM
Drink up Elevator,it will make you stronger if the bird flu hits our shores... ;)

Seasons greetings EE, getting any chess stuff as prezzies this year? :hmm:

Kerry Stead
23-12-2005, 12:43 PM
Hmmmm, seemingly a routine recapture, but not without a lot of poison! :D

14... h6
Perhaps ... Seems some exchanges are in order ...
15.Be3

ElevatorEscapee
23-12-2005, 01:17 PM
Hi Fourfy, welcome back!

15.... Bxe3

ElevatorEscapee
23-12-2005, 01:20 PM
...Seasons greetings EE, getting any chess stuff as prezzies this year? :hmm:

Not for me, but the Club was honoured on Wednesday night to receive a donation of chess books from the mother of a young member who passed away tragically, early last year.

Kerry Stead
23-12-2005, 01:24 PM
Hi Fourfy, welcome back!

15.... Bxe3
16.fxe3

ElevatorEscapee
23-12-2005, 01:31 PM
16... Rxf1+

(At this move rate, we will have the game finished today!)

Kerry Stead
23-12-2005, 03:57 PM
Not so sure about getting it finished today ... but you never know ...

17.Rxf1

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5 5.e4 d6 6.d3 Ng4 7.Nh3 O-O 8.Nd5 Be6 9.a3 f5 10.b4 Bd4 11.Rb1 fxe4 12.0-0 exd3 13.b5 Na5 14.Qxd3 h6 15.Be3 Bxe3 16.fxe3 Rxf1+ 17.Rxf1

ElevatorEscapee
23-12-2005, 04:07 PM
17... c6

It all depends on how quickly we both move I suspect... ;)

ElevatorEscapee
23-12-2005, 04:10 PM
Mmmmm.... my Christmas treat, the PastaMasta Lasagne is now cooked! ... It now only needs 25 minutes to sit! :drool:

Kerry Stead
23-12-2005, 04:27 PM
17... c6

It all depends on how quickly we both move I suspect... ;)
You seem to be moving quicker than me ... plus I need to sleep before work ...

18.bxc6

ElevatorEscapee
23-12-2005, 04:39 PM
18... bxc6

Normally, I need to work before sleep, but I am on holidays now until Jan 3rd! ;)

Kerry Stead
23-12-2005, 06:03 PM
18... bxc6

Normally, I need to work before sleep, but I am on holidays now until Jan 3rd! ;)
19.Qg6
Holidays? What are they? People are prepared to gamble money on any day of the year!

ElevatorEscapee
23-12-2005, 08:09 PM
19... Qd7
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5 5.e4 d6 6.d3 Ng4 7.Nh3 O-O 8.Nd5 Be6 9.a3 f5 10.b4 Bd4 11.Rb1 fxe4 12.0-0 exd3 13.b5 Na5 14.Qxd3 h6 15.Be3 Bxe3 16.fxe3 Rxf1+ 17.Rxf1 c6 18.bxc6 bxc6 19.Qg6 Qd7

Kerry Stead
24-12-2005, 03:38 AM
19... Qd7
20.Be4

ElevatorEscapee
24-12-2005, 04:52 AM
20... Resigns

Well spotted! I certainly didn't see that one coming! :eek:

Good luck with our next game! :)

Kerry Stead
24-12-2005, 11:35 AM
20... Resigns

Well spotted! I certainly didn't see that one coming! :eek:

Good luck with our next game! :)

Thanks for the game! I think I got rather lucky at the end - you definitely had the better of it earlier on ...

Garvinator
24-12-2005, 01:30 PM
can someone in the thread title please put 1-0 like what was done for the first game result :)

can i comment on this game now ;)