2018-11-17

USCF Online Quick rated ICC tournament. I'll take what I can get.

>uscf 
>   4.5 john2001plus
>   4.0 jyokela
>   3.5 mrneale buglet
>   3.0 IAlwaysWin aslan777
>   2.5 weakfish BIRDSMAN
>   2.0 getRooked chessnvd saikolli
>   1.5 Acheyos
>   1.0 LarryDavidson55
>   0.0 Celtruler
>    __________  __  ______  _   __________  __   ____ _    ____________
>   /_  __/ __ \/ / / / __ \/ | / / ____/\ \/ /  / __ \ |  / / ____/ __ \
>    / / / / / / / / / /_/ /  |/ / __/    \  /  / / / / | / / __/ / /_/ /
>   / / / /_/ / /_/ / _  _/ /|  / /___    / /  / /_/ /| |/ / /___/ _  _/ 
>  /_/  \____/\____/_/ |_/_/ |_/_____/   /_/   \____/ |___/_____/_/ |_|
>    Congratulations john2001plus and Thanks to all :-)

The only really challenge was against IAlwaysWin who is a USCF 2100+ rated Expert.

[Event "ICC tourney 1543 (12 3)"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2018.11.17"]
[Round "4"]
[White "IAlwaysWin"]
[Black "john2001plus"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White forfeits on time"]
[WhiteElo "1732"]
[BlackElo "1731"]
[Opening "RĂ©ti opening"]
[ECO "A05"]
[NIC "QP.11"]
[Time "18:17:49"]
[TimeControl "720+3"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. e3 e6 3. b3 b6 4. Bb2 Bb7 5. c4 c5 6. Be2 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8.
Nc3 O-O 9. d3 d5 10. Rc1 d4 11. exd4 cxd4 12. Nb5 e5 13. Nd2 a6 14. Na3 Nd7
15. Bf3 Nc5 16. Qe2 Nb4 17. Bxb7 Nxb7 18. Nf3 Nxa2 19. Ra1 Nc3 20. Bxc3 dxc3
21. Nxe5 Bxa3 22. Rxa3 Qd6 23. Raa1 Rfe8 24. f4 f6 25. Qf3 Nc5 26. Nc6 Nxb3
27. Rae1 Nd2 28. Ne7+ Kf8 29. Qh5 Nxf1 30. Qxh7 Qd4+ 31. Kh1 Rxe7 32. Qh8+
Kf7 33. Qh5+ Kg8 34. Rxe7 Rf8 35. Qg6 f5 36. Re8 Qf6 {White forfeits on
time} 0-1  

Position from last night

This is not the most deep position in the world, because White is already winning, but I think that the method that I used to finish the game is somewhat interesting.

2018-11-06

Eric Schiller Dies at 63: "Will be Remembered for His Love of Chess" - US Chess



I met this guy at the National Open around nine years ago.  Compared to other professionals he was extremely nice.  He briefly looked at one of my games and recommended a chess book.