Monthly Archives: June 2015

The problem with debates over social issues online

One of the major problems with these social discussions online is that people tend to misrepresent each other. So from an ongoing discussion on Enns’s blog we have some of these bizarre responses. First off, bizarre comments from Enns himself … Continue reading

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Epic immortal queen game and three king-walk games by yours truly!

All of these are king-walk games but only one of them featured a queen sacrifice early on that still led to victory for me. I will show you them in the time-frame order they occurred in. All of these are … Continue reading

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OneKnight’s queen sac, Pay attention to opponent’s plans, Mieses-Kotrc gambit royal fork, King’s English hack attack!

I’ll only bore you all with two of my wins in this post! The rest are other games I’ve observed and wanted to share because I thought they were highly instructive. Most of these are standard, 15 min. games (which … Continue reading

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Roberts’s Immortal Game

This game was ridiculous! newengland7 (1183) Shed (1288). I had white pieces, Shed had black pieces. Opening: French defense, advanced variation 1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e5 Nc6 4. d4 Ne7 5. Ng5 Nh6 6. Be2 Nf5 7. … Continue reading

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The problem with aggressive players…

So the following are two examples of highly aggressive players I was able to take quite a bit of advantage of. stavropapa (1024) and newengland7 (1180). stavropapa plays the Caro-Kann defense and makes a very fundamental mistake early on which … Continue reading

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outrageous opening by winterhill!

As I may have mentioned in a previous post, winterhill is generally much more of a hyper-modern style chess player. However, in this particular game he performs an opening that is rarely used nowadays. It’s the Benoni defense! Developed in … Continue reading

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Harry the fantastic H pawn!

Sorry, I’ve been watching too much of IM Thomas Rendle’s “Hack Attack” series lately. So any way…winterhill (1226) and newengland7 (1166). This game was crazy. Opening: Queen’s Indian attack. winterhill had white pieces and newengland7 had black pieces. Here’s how … Continue reading

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ShepSu’s sneaky bishop move, update on my match with Fr. Kimel, and beautiful mate with minor pieces!

Username ShepSu (2203) and newengland7 (1343)…this happens to be the most outrageous opening I’ve ever played against. It’s a very unusual opening as well. It combines the Dutch with the Indian defenses. It’s the Dutch queen’s Indian defense–no kidding! I … Continue reading

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The worst argument for women’s ordination I’ve ever seen

I’ve seen some very bad radical egalitarian arguments for women’s ordination but this one from Ben Witherington III, who apparently did his own doctoral thesis on the New Testament on the topic of women in ministry in the church, probably, … Continue reading

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Caro-Kann experimentation and resigning in a won position?

This game played last night–username: waho (1360) and newengland7 (1151). waho had white pieces and newengland7 had black pieces. Opening: Caro-Kann advanced variation 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 e6 4. Nf3 Ne7 5. Bd3 g6 6. Bg5 … Continue reading

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Deadly trap series game, immortal pacifist game, and a nice improvement to the French

So first, the deadly trap series game which has just been completed–I had black pieces and my opponent had white pieces. Opening: Dutch defense 1. d4 f5 2. e3 Nf6 3. Bd3 Nc6 4. Bxf5 c6 (I’m going to prove … Continue reading

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Prayer book-onlyist Anglicans?!?

Fr. Jonathan over at The Conciliar Anglican has an article on being a 39-articles Catholic. It’s an interesting article which I don’t particularly agree with all the points of. I personally don’t think his theology is entirely sound and would … Continue reading

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Why I do not use Indian defenses

Other than the reason that I prefer the classical Dutch but also have a more classical style of chess play–the Indian defenses have proved rather quite solid, I’ll give that. But I am extraordinarily terrible at using them. Here’s a … Continue reading

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