Category Archives: Chess

Pacifist Chess

A new chess variant I came up with and have received some feed-back on. Here is the feed-back. Well first, pacifist chess–replace rooks with dames, and knights with bishops. bilbo21 has commented: “It’s not exactly a pacifist version, just different … Continue reading

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Chess engine analysis

I played this game on lichess just now. I’m not certain how I feel about engine analysis. Sometimes, it can be quite demoralising and other times it can be quite helpful. Maybe chess is just far too complex for humans. … Continue reading

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Chess.com’s totally bogus draw feature

So in this forum, username Rsava is attempting to defend chess.com’s totally bogus draw feature and stating that chess.com is simply following the rules of OTB, tournament chess. chess.com is NOT following the rules of OTB tournament chess when it … Continue reading

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Epic Sicilian Grand Prix game!

Play Online Chess [Event “Online game”][Site “chess.com”][Date “2015.9.21”][Round “?”][White “newengland7”][Black “dwighthinesa”][Result “*”][WhiteELO “1487”][BlackELO “1576”] %Created by Caissa’s Web PGN Editor%Display=931. e4 c5 2. f4 e6 3. e5 Nc6 4. Nf3 a6 5. Nc3 Nge7 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nxd4 … Continue reading

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Fake Magnus Carlsen wannabe!

Is he a 1700+ player? Probably. Is he actually Magnus Carlsen? I highly doubt it. I’m not certain if I could actually trash any grandmaster as bad as I did this guy here. Especially with the FRIED LIVER?!? https://www.shredderchess.net/?game=3452531 Of … Continue reading

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No guts no glory–defending against a hack attack with brilliance!

https://www.shredderchess.net/?game=3429438 So in this particular game, I saw OneKnight open up the file for his rook and debated castling. I think indeed castling was my safest option in this particular game. He played at move 10, Rxf6?!. The problem with … Continue reading

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My sickest mating attack?

I just wanted your feedback on my own sickest mating attack in chess recently. I’m going to show four games in which I have a pretty sick mating attack and you are going to vote in the poll below. I … Continue reading

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Me playing the Nimzo-Indian defense and playing horrifically

https://www.shredderchess.net/?game=3182409 Well, I’m not really much of an Indian defense player in general.

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Thrashing with the Scandinavian

https://www.shredderchess.net/?game=3172284 For some reason, shredderchess has temporarily forbidden me to start games. I’ve learned my lesson though–don’t use the bots to practice playing openings. I was trying to practice the Nimzo-Indian defense with a bot last night and it kept … Continue reading

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The legal move quiz

So in order to help teach my friend to develop skills in this great battle, as the great Emanuel Lasker would say, “By some ardent enthusiasts Chess has been elevated into a science or an art. It is neither; but … Continue reading

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Teaching a friend of mine to play chess

Regretfully, some people do not know how to play chess. You always have to come down to their level first and foremost. This is what God did for humanity. That way, you can raise it up to your level. Albeit, … 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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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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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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Post-game torture mate continuation

I hope this post-game continuation I’ve constructed here is enough to make Siegbert Tarrasch cry in his grave. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, watch the following video: So here is the following potential continuation after 31. … Continue reading

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newengland7 upsets blackrook!

Who is newengland7? He is me. Who is blackrook? blackrook is an incredibly gifted chess player from the Netherlands who has played nearly 5,000 games of chess and has an online Elo rating of 1590 right now. My own rating … Continue reading

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Yet another fantastic immortal queen game!

This player was actually about 450 online elo points above me. I cannot take credit for the brilliancy produced. It was more just one of those morning pre-coffee chess games and so I actually won and performed a good majority … Continue reading

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Dutch Leningrad Defense

I’ve been experimenting with this new, recently developed opening within the Dutch defense which I have been trying lately. The first game I used it was against Fr. Kimel. He’s really good and knows what he’s doing. If you’ll take … Continue reading

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Annoying people in chess online…

There are a multitude types of annoying people I’ve come across. I usually play standard, 15-30 minute games. When you leave me hanging in a hopeless situation and let me win on time when you have ten freaking minutes left … Continue reading

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queen in the corner trap…

From a game I played recently… The person performing this trap must be willing to play a rather cramped game at the start as well as lose a rook in the early going. However, it essentially traps the queen. Should … Continue reading

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Saving The Mentalist‘s chess butt

There’s some rather odd moves in this game between Patrick Jane and Tolman Bunting in one Mentalist episode here: Chess experts will note that Jane has played the English opening. What many people don’t realize is that openings can transpose … Continue reading

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pawns don’t move like donkeys!

Here’s the game situation…jrj1701’s next move was c6xe5. Albeit a clever move to get him out of the inevitable situation I set us up with at the beginning where queens would be off the board, it is an illegal move. … Continue reading

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chess game with my uncle

So here’s the basic overall notation right here (I’m black, my uncle’s white): 1. b4 a5 {uncle starts out with the Sokolsky opening–the queen-side bishop is a huge part of his attack so black needs to put some heavy pressure … Continue reading

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white to move: checkmate in 1 move–find the checkmate

This puzzle was created by myself after a game I had on Friday where the only extra pieces brought by the person I played against for pawn promotion were a black queen and a white queen. Find the killer move:

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feeling bad about your chess lately?

…just think about the grandmasters who have felt stupid after losing to the seven move checkmate. In chess theory, there is a distinction between a relative pin and an absolute pin. An absolute pin is when the piece pinned is … Continue reading

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What can chess teach us about our faith?

Our poor friend jrj1701 keeps playing e5 as his second move against the Scandinavian defense. This is considered a blunder by the majority of chess theoreticians (if not all) when playing against the Scandinavian defense as it allows black to … Continue reading

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Scandinavian declined again?!? I’m a FAILED teacher!

I thought I had taught jrj1701 properly about the Scandinavian defense declined. NEVER for white’s second move go e5! That is a blunder! There are two things white going e5 on his second move does when the Scandinavian defense is … Continue reading

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Killer queen sacrifice by jrj1701!

So here’s the first game that jrj1701 and I played where I was white. It was the third time black won and the first time jrj1701 won. Here’s how it went down: 1. d4 g6 (unusual defense) 2. Nf3 d5 … Continue reading

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the Englund gambit

A gambit in chess is where a player offers a pawn to his opponent for the means of taking control of the board on his own terms. The Englund gambit is actually a very effective maneuver against many queen’s pawn … Continue reading

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Sicilian defense vs. queen’s pawn game?

I was wondering if the counter c5?! would actually work for black to play in response to white’s defense against a queen’s pawn game. Here are the moves that could be done… 1 d4 c5 2 d4xc5 Qa5† 3 Bd2 … Continue reading

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Beware of the Portuguese gambit!

So here is a recent game played between jrj1701 and I. e4 d5 I played the Scandinavian defense. My intention was that white would take my pawn and then I would proceed to switch into a more aggressive variant of … Continue reading

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NO! Don’t take that bishop!

I was playing two games of chess this weekend. I was black in both of them and I lost one and won another. Both games involved a very tricky bishop position. The problem playing defense with black is that you … Continue reading

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