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Garvinator
06-12-2005, 10:18 PM
Game 13.

ElevatorEscapee
07-12-2005, 05:11 PM
Hi Careth! :)

1.e4

Garvinator
07-12-2005, 05:12 PM
I see you found your way to the games ee :) :cool:

ElevatorEscapee
07-12-2005, 05:20 PM
Thanks ggray, I tend to get a bit confused when things get moved about where I am not looking for them. (Like chess pieces. :lol: )

Garvinator
07-12-2005, 05:22 PM
Thanks ggray, I tend to get a bit confused when things get moved about where I am not looking for them. (Like chess pieces. :lol: )
btw, i see you are now over 200 posts you poor unfortunate bastard :P

Careth
07-12-2005, 07:33 PM
Hey EE! :P Nice to meet you, good luck:)

1... c5

ElevatorEscapee
08-12-2005, 06:49 AM
Thanks Careth.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3

Careth
08-12-2005, 11:36 AM
Nc6

I'm going away to the national schools,and will be away for 3-4 days. I'll try to play a move asap, but till then, good luck with your games :P

ElevatorEscapee
08-12-2005, 07:21 PM
Thanks Careth, good luck at the event! :)

3.d4 (if 3... cxd4 4.Nxd4)

Careth
12-12-2005, 01:42 AM
Didnt do to well at the event, scored a low 2/5, but had fun :P

g6

ElevatorEscapee
12-12-2005, 07:06 PM
4.c3
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 g6 4.c3

I am glad to hear that you had fun... as they say "if it's no longer fun, walk away". :D

Careth
12-12-2005, 10:40 PM
cxd4

Its hard not to have fun- firstly, its chess ;) Secondly, I was with school friends and it was so well organised and friendly, I dont see how you couldnt have enjoyed it.

And as you said, "if it's no longer fun, walk away" why would someone play for years and not enjoy it? (when saying that, I mean many of the players there I believe have played for years from their strength). Better to be bad at something and enjoy it than be great at something and hate it the rest of your life, just because you win comps at it.

ElevatorEscapee
12-12-2005, 11:44 PM
5.cxd4

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Alan Shore
12-12-2005, 11:50 PM
Hey, ASCII talent!

Careth
12-12-2005, 11:58 PM
Bg7.

How did you make that Homer pick? Its really good!

ElevatorEscapee
13-12-2005, 12:00 AM
Bg7.

How did you make that Homer pick? Its really good!

I just made him put his finger up his nose... :P ;) :lol:

Careth
13-12-2005, 12:52 AM
Ok- my mispelling... lets rewrite that sentence.

How did you make that Homer pic? Its really good!

ElevatorEscapee
13-12-2005, 01:09 AM
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Careth
13-12-2005, 10:05 AM
:clap:

ElevatorEscapee
16-12-2005, 05:53 PM
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 g6 4.c3 cxd4 5.cxd4 Bg7

ElevatorEscapee
16-12-2005, 05:59 PM
6.Bc4

Do you call this opening an accellerated Dragon? ;)


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Careth
16-12-2005, 06:37 PM
:clap: once again, good art.

e6

ElevatorEscapee
16-12-2005, 07:28 PM
7.O-O

Don't applaud me! I have just copied them from other anonymous ASCII artists who did all the hard work!




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' ') '( (/ now that's a dragon! ;) (Although he hasn't any legs... hmmm, a legless dragon... I wonder if he has been drinking! :lol: )

Careth
18-12-2005, 06:01 PM
I think there is a special type of legless dragon called a Wyvern or something.

Nge7

ElevatorEscapee
18-12-2005, 06:05 PM
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 g6 4.c3 cxd4 5.cxd4 Bg7 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O Nge7

ElevatorEscapee
18-12-2005, 06:09 PM
8.Nc3

Careth
18-12-2005, 06:39 PM
Sicilian Four Knights Variation. This is going to be an interesting game:)

0-0

ElevatorEscapee
18-12-2005, 07:55 PM
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 g6 4.c3 cxd4 5.cxd4 Bg7 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O Nge7 8.Nc3 O-O 9.Re1

Actually, it looks like the Wyvern normally has two legs and wings. Apparently there are several variations on the basic dragon in both Eastern and Western mythology. "Wyrms" being quite popular as a dragon without either wings or legs. (Sounds just like a big snake to me!) :D

Careth
19-12-2005, 01:28 AM
d5

Yeah, a wyrm by what you said sounds like a snake. Dragons are interesting just because there are so many variations created off of the same story.

ElevatorEscapee
19-12-2005, 05:14 PM
10.exd5

Careth
19-12-2005, 05:37 PM
Nxd5

ElevatorEscapee
19-12-2005, 05:41 PM
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 g6 4.c3 cxd4 5.cxd4 Bg7 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O Nge7 8.Nc3 O-O 9.Re1 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5

ElevatorEscapee
19-12-2005, 05:51 PM
11.Bg5

Careth
21-12-2005, 11:04 AM
Bf6

ElevatorEscapee
21-12-2005, 04:55 PM
12.Bh6

Careth
22-12-2005, 03:03 PM
Bg7

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 g6 4.c3 cxd4 5.cxd4 Bg7 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O Nge7 8.Nc3 O-O 9.Re1 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Bg5 Bf6 12.Bh6 Bg7

ElevatorEscapee
22-12-2005, 05:27 PM
13.Bxg7

Careth
24-12-2005, 12:17 PM
Kxg7

ElevatorEscapee
25-12-2005, 07:08 AM
14.Qd2

Careth
25-12-2005, 01:00 PM
a6

Merry Christmas EE ;)

Garvinator
25-12-2005, 01:05 PM
a6

Merry Christmas EE ;)
making a move on xmas day, have you no shame :whistle: ;) :cool:

ElevatorEscapee
25-12-2005, 03:41 PM
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 g6 4.c3 cxd4 5.cxd4 Bg7 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O Nge7 8.Nc3 O-O 9.Re1 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Bg5 Bf6 12.Bh6 Bg7 13.Bxg7 Kxg7 14.Qd2 a6 15.Rad1

Merry Xmas to you too Careth (although you could have given me a pawn as a present ;) ).

Hi Garvin, no shame at all here in playing chess on Xmas day... I just got home from visiting the parents, a 180km round trip by road. :)

Garvinator
25-12-2005, 08:06 PM
Hi Garvin, no shame at all here in playing chess on Xmas day
of course there is no shame :) hence my whistle and smile.

Careth
26-12-2005, 11:03 AM
b5

I'm sure you'll get that present during one point of this game, even if it is late. ;)

ElevatorEscapee
26-12-2005, 11:14 AM
16.Be2

Careth
26-12-2005, 02:50 PM
Bb7

ElevatorEscapee
26-12-2005, 05:11 PM
17.Ne4

Careth
26-12-2005, 11:14 PM
Rc8

ElevatorEscapee
26-12-2005, 11:40 PM
18.Nc5

Careth
31-12-2005, 12:32 AM
Qe7

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 g6 4.c3 cxd4 5.cxd4 Bg7 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O Nge7 8.Nc3 O-O 9.Re1 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Bg5 Bf6 12.Bh6 Bg7 13.Bxg7 Kxg7 14.Qd2 a6 15.Rad1 b5 16.Be2 Bb7 17.Ne4 Rc8 18.Nc5 Qe7

ElevatorEscapee
31-12-2005, 06:52 AM
19.Ng5

Careth
06-01-2006, 11:21 AM
Sorry about the late reply-

19. ... Nxd4

ElevatorEscapee
07-01-2006, 12:02 AM
No worries about you taking your time Careth, a lot of players have "wimped out" of posting their moves simply because the "pgn uploader" has been disabled. ;)

Now, having a serious look at the position, I am not entirely sure you have set up all the pieces properly.

Are you sure you wish to play this piece sacrifice?

I have just played through all the moves and I think that your last move is an egregious blunder, to which I can simply respond with 20.Qxd4+(check).

Would you please re-examine the position, and either confirm your 19th move (if that is what you want to play) or proffer a different 19th move?

I apologize if this is all just a very clever sacrifice, the nuances of which I cannot immediately envisage, but I wouldn't want you to spoil the game just because the pgn uploader wasn't working for you, and you had missed a move in setting up the position.

Cheers,

EE :)

Conditional:

if 19... Nxd4 20.Qxd4+

Careth
07-01-2006, 11:50 AM
Yeah, I think that was a mistake;) thanks for the takeback.

19... Kg8

*notes EE has a takeback to use when he wants*

ElevatorEscapee
07-01-2006, 02:27 PM
Yeah, I think that was a mistake;) thanks for the takeback.

19... Kg8

*notes EE has a takeback to use when he wants*

Can I use it in the game I lost against Kerry Stead? ;)

Careth
07-01-2006, 06:52 PM
I'm dont think they work like that unfortunately...

ElevatorEscapee
10-01-2006, 05:26 PM
20.Bf3
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 g6 4.c3 cxd4 5.cxd4 Bg7 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O Nge7 8.Nc3 O-O 9.Re1 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Bg5 Bf6 12.Bh6 Bg7 13.Bxg7 Kxg7 14.Qd2 a6 15.Rad1 b5 16.Be2 Bb7 17.Ne4 Rc8 18.Nc5 Qe7 19Ng5 Kg8 20.Bf3

All the smilies have melted from the heat! Ah well, I might as well make one of my own: _/

Careth
10-01-2006, 06:32 PM
20... Rfd8

What program does that to the letters?

ElevatorEscapee
10-01-2006, 10:28 PM
21.Bg4

Windows (among many others) does that to the letters, they are the ASCII alternate character set. You can acess them by holding down the ALT key, and typing a four figure number between 0000 and 0255 on the numeric keypad.

For instance:

Alt+0191 on the numeric keypad of a Windows computer produces: &#191; the "upside down" question mark. This, of course, is the Spanish question mark (written at the start of a question phrased in Spanish), which is used as the "nose" in my pretend smilie.

In my work, I often have to make use of the Euro currency character € (ALT+0128), the English Pound Stirling character &#163; (ALT+0163), and the character that doubles both as the Japanese Yen, and Chinese Yuan Renminbi currency symbol: &#165; (ALT+0165).

You will find that being ASCII, these will also work in many non-windows based programs.

I am sure you can easily find a "map" of these somewhere on the Internet, and how to type them, however I have personally found it much more fun to simply experiment to see what characters I might be able to display (and how they may be combined).

Cheers,

&#200;l&#233;\/&#225;†&#244;&#174; €&#167;&#169;&#225;&#222;&#234;&#233; ™&#178;&#186;&#186;&#179;

Careth
13-01-2006, 11:59 AM
Thanks for the lesson:-) I'll have to try that ASCII program

22. ... Nf6

Been a bit sick lately- please excuse me if I dont respond as quickly.

ElevatorEscapee
13-01-2006, 05:43 PM
Do you mean 21... Nf6 (rather than 22... Nf6) ?

What a complicated position!

ElevatorEscapee
13-01-2006, 05:51 PM
Hmmm, I think I can get away with:

22.Ngxe6

PS Sorry to hear you have been ill, I hope you are feeling better soon. :-)

Careth
14-01-2006, 01:34 PM
Yeah today I feel quite a bit better- wondering why I didnt see the Nx move at the moment. Looked at all the options, and I think there is one thing to do.

Good game:-) *handshake*

1-0

ElevatorEscapee
14-01-2006, 03:55 PM
*Shakes Careth's hand.

Thank you for the game.

I think I spent about half an hour last night going through all the variations after 22.Ngxe6, and came to a similar conclusion... (the Knight sac is the reason I played Bg4 after moving it from e2 to f3 only a couple of moves earlier).

eg: 22... Nxg4 23.Nxd8 Qc7 (threatening the h2 pawn with Q & N), 24.Re8+ Kg7 25.Nge6+ fxe6 26.Nxe6+ (forking King and Queen)

or: 22... fxe6 23.Bxe6+ Kg7 24.Bxc8

or 22... Rxd4 23.Nxd4 Qxc5 24.Bxc8

However, if I had been Black, I would have played on for a few more moves to see if White could come up with the best moves.

eg: 22... Nxg4 23.Nxd8 Qxd8 24.Nxb7 Qc7! (hitting both the pawn on h2, and the knight on b7)... is interesting however either 24.Qf4 or even 25.Qf4 should both leave White the exchange and a pawn up.

I wish you well in our next encounter, (Round 2, colours reversed) . :-)

In any case, I think it was a much more interesting game than if I had just taken your knight after your first move 19... ;-)

Cheers,

EE :-)