Friday, May 26, 2006


Slow Start

I have lagging behind in starting this sixth circle, getting in on average 10 problems in 10 minutes a day. It is hard to stay focused. At some point soon I hope to have both sharp mental focus and spare time, and then I will knock down these last circles...


I just ran into this opening link:
It seems obvious that that site would have good chess info... I wonder why I never looked there before.


Here's a position from an ICC blitz game between two over 2000 players:
White to Move

This is one of those then what situations for me, the kind of crucial decision points that I have routinely miscalculated. This time I did better. Rather than simply rescue White's threatened b4 Knight I was thinking Nxd5 was the winning move. Black's natural taking with ..cxd5 Bxd5+ would fork the King and a8 Rook. I couldn't see anything wrong with the move, and then White played Nd3. I couldn't stand it, so I copied the game locally and fed it to Fritz. It turns out that Nxd5 was winning and much better than Nd3, but slightly better was Nxc6! giving an even stronger attack along the h1- a8 diagonal. Sigh. I didn't even consider that.

TCT Results

Circle 1Circle 2Circle 3Circle 4Circle 5Circle 6Circle 7
Step 197%99%99%100%r
Step 293%96%95%97%96%99%100%
Step 393%97%97%96%96%98%99%
Step 480%86%90%92%89%94%
Step 574%77%83%87%88%96%*

Nice link thanks for that. Nice little bits on my favorite openings. I hope the 6th circle is going ok.
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