Saturday, April 30, 2005


i may have talked kirk into playing the Alekhine again, considering he likes open and familiar positions. i think it would be a good temporary choice. i am back in the 1670 range on ICC and happy enough with the way i'm playing. i emailed chris o'shea about a match...i think i may be getting the itch...or i'm horny, i can't tell the difference lol. i think i may be going to the active tournament in may in hamilton (we'll see) and kirk talked to me this morning about running an active tournament in august. i put a message up on chesstalk to the kitchener, london, barrie players about whether it would be too far.

Friday, April 22, 2005


i've got a couple of is playing 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 * 3.f4 v. the Sicilian. there's only two main ideas for black...either play ...e6 and ...d5 or play a dragon basically. it looks interesting. the idea v. the dragon is basically Bb5, Bxc6 and slowly make your way towards the king. haven't looked into the ...e6, ...d5 move order yet.

i did get an interesting idea from "">Kotronias' book "Winning with the Caro-Kann"

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 c5 7.h4 Nc6?!

8.h5 Bxc2?!

it's's been played in two games by Djuric in the early 1990s and forgotten, but i'm gonna revive it in blitz and potentially v. kirk

here's the games

[Event "Corfu op"]
[Site "Corfu"]
[Date "1993.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kotronias, Vasilios"]
[Black "Djuric, Stefan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B12"]
[WhiteElo "2590"]
[BlackElo "2495"]
[PlyCount "55"]
[EventDate "1993.??.??"]
[SourceDate "2005.01.01"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nc3 e6 5. g4 Bg6 6. Nge2 c5 7. h4 Nc6 8. h5 Bxc2
9. Qxc2 cxd4 10. Nb1 Rc8 11. Qa4 Qb6 12. Nf4 Qb4+ 13. Qxb4 Bxb4+ 14. Kd1 Nxe5
15. Nd3 Nxd3 16. Bxd3 Nf6 17. f3 h6 18. Bf4 Nd7 19. Nd2 Ke7 20. Nb3 e5 21. a3
Bd6 22. Re1 Kd8 23. Bg3 Rc6 24. Na5 Rc7 25. Kd2 Re8 26. Rac1 Nf6 27. Bf5 Ree7
28. Nxb7+ 1-0

[Event "Saint Afrique op"]
[Site "Saint Afrique"]
[Date "1993.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Sax, Gyula"]
[Black "Djuric, Stefan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B12"]
[WhiteElo "2570"]
[BlackElo "2485"]
[PlyCount "61"]
[EventDate "1993.??.??"]
[SourceDate "2005.01.01"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nc3 e6 5. g4 Bg6 6. Nge2 c5 7. h4 Nc6 8. h5 Bxc2
9. Qxc2 cxd4 10. Nb1 Rc8 11. Qa4 Qd7 12. Na3 Nxe5 13. Qxd7+ Kxd7 14. Nxd4 Bc5
15. Nac2 Nxg4 16. Rg1 N8f6 17. Be2 Nxf2 18. Kxf2 e5 19. Rxg7 exd4 20. Rxf7+ Ke6
21. Rxf6+ Kxf6 22. Bd3 Rhg8 23. Bh6 Bb6 24. Nb4 Rc5 25. Rf1 a5 26. Bxh7 Rh8 27.
Kg3+ Ke7 28. Bg5+ Kd6 29. Rf6+ Kc7 30. Bf4+ Kd8 31. Rd6+ 1-0

i also had an idea in the sicilian...can you play a QID? 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 (let's say) 5.Nc3 b6 i don't see why you can't. or even 4. ...b6 and then ...Nge7 if you want to stop the threat of e5 after Ngf6. threw it into fritz and Ndb5 looked may be a 3 minute thing ;)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

kirk played a nice KG

i was watching kirk play on ICC tonight

[Event "ICC 5 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2005.04.19"]
[Round "-"]
[White "kirksadler"]
[Black "Shaohua"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black forfeits on time"]
[WhiteElo "1352"]
[BlackElo "1325"]
[Opening "King's knight's gambit"]
[ECO "C38"]
[NIC "KG.03"]
[Time "22:43:21"]
[TimeControl "300+0"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Bc4 g5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. c3 Nc6 6. O-O h5 7. d4 f6 8. Qb3
Na5 9. Bf7+ Kf8 10. Qd5 c6 11. Qc5+ Kxf7 12. e5 fxe5 13. dxe5 Bf8 14. Qd4
Qb6 15. g3 Qxd4+ 16. Nxd4 Bc5 17. gxf4 g4 18. f5 Bxd4+ 19. cxd4 Nc4 20. Nc3
Ne7 21. b3 Nb6 22. Ne4 Nbd5 23. Ng5+ Ke8 24. f6 Ng6 25. f7+ Ke7 26. Ne4 d6
27. Bg5+ Kf8 28. Nxd6 Bd7 29. Nxb7 Rb8 30. Nd6 Nde7 31. Rae1 Be6 32. Rf6 Bd5
33. e6 a5 34. Nf5 a4 35. Nxe7 Nxe7 36. Bh6+ Rxh6 37. Rxh6 Kg7 38. Rxh5 axb3
39. Rg5+ Kf6 40. Rg8 Nxg8 41. fxg8=Q Rxg8 42. Rf1+ {Black forfeits on time}

it was a nice aggressive win...the king's gambit is great...the only problem is that there's many other better things to play v. 1.e4 e5. what's comparable v. the sicilian? smith-morra? likely not, but i think i/we may be able to get some mileage out of the grand prix 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 whatever 3.f4

Monday, April 04, 2005

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Sunday, April 03, 2005

one week away

we're on for 1pm next week...i'm not really prepared but i'm good to go.

too bad i don't trust him enough to play 1.e4 e5 (trust = him playing the ruy lopez). i would love to get into a theoretical discussion of the open lopez. probably won't happen though...grr..

what to play after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 probably go for a Queen's Indian.

Billy is coming out with an album. i'm a little is a quote from the article

"Many people assume when I do more progressive work that I am trying to move away from something, when honestly what I am trying to do is get closer to who I really am," Corgan says of the upcoming album. "I tried to sum up all my feelings about my life and the world around me in the most beautiful ways I could dream up. It is easy to be negative, and much harder to find that silver lining behind the clouds of modern society."

so i have a feeling that it won't be hard rocking.

the pope died yesterday...don't have much to say about that, just put it in for historical purposes.