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Back at it a little bit.  Should have considerably more chess content coming to this space again soon.  Hope so, anyway!

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Haven’t Disappeared

I’m doing a lot of work over on http://www.livestream.com/gorgonian

Live and interactive, so come check it out.  When not live, replays of the live events are playing.

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Standard Video #17

Really weird game.  Never seemed to have my head in it, but I guess it’s good news when I can win this type of game when not playing my 100% best.  Definitely have had trouble with this level (rating-wise) player in the past in my videoed standard games.  This might be a sign of improvement, in that respect, then.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

The Streak Ends

Well, I finally broke my winning stream today.  My formula returned a player rated over 1700, and I played like I wasn’t anywhere near that.  Actually, that is probably an exaggeration.  I feel like I played the opening and early middle game fairly well, and pursued an active plan that was right for the position.  I also feel like my opponent made a strategic mistake I could’ve capitalized on.  Unfortunately, I acted on a misconception about the nature of the position, and tactically blundered in the process.  It was a strategic mistake as well, and there was just no recovering from it.  I tried to fight on, but it wasn’t to be.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Live Standard Game #15 Fails

Unfortunately, I lost the video for #15.  Fortunately, I win anyway!  This was my eighth win in a row, and my first game after modifying my formula to attempt to get more higher rated players. It was an interesting game where I absent-mindedly moved a piece when I was actually just talking about it in the video (that is gone forever) which subsequently hung a pawn,

c4??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

watched my opponent castle right into an attack,

O-O-O?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and eventually spot a pretty trivial mate in 5.

Nxb4??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a link to the full game: http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=47572

And here are my updated stats:

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Live Standard Game #14

Seven straight wins!  Today’s game was a quick one, due to my opponent missing a tactic.  Always nice to finish it cleanly like that, though.  Getting to ten straight wins would be great, but getting to 1600 would, too.  I’m actually pretty close to both of them.

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

New Live Standard Game (#13)

This game was a roller-coaster.  Highest rated player I’ve beaten so far in my live standard game run, too.  I had a much quicker win in the late middle-game that I just blatantly missed.  The kinds of wins that chesstempo.com is supposed to be helping me spot.  Ahem.  One of the problems is I have to learn how to think about those things so that I can still find them, while not wasting time looking for them when they aren’t there.  As you can see in this one, time does become an issue.  Anyway, enjoy!

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

 
 
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