by greenpawn34 on Jan 17 2017 13:56 | 4095 views | 1 edit | Last edit on Jan 18 2017 11:49
Next time you are on a blind date and you get that moment of awkward
silence, don’t tell her how nice she is, that will probably be a lie. Instead
you can confidently announce that Vanessa Redgrave (an actress) and
Boris Spassky were born on the exact same day. The 30th January 1937.
This is Vanessa in her 1971 role as Mary Queen of Scots.
This is a story all about how my blog got flipped–turned upside down: I have a post, with something I hope will be interesting (I’ve been working on it for a while.) Despite that, though, this will be a quick read as I have been quite busy. (I don’t know how greenpawn does it.)
I have been working to develop a visualization on how different chess players approach the game. To this end, here is an example demonstrating the different play styles of Karjakin and Carlsen.
(I'm sorry. I've tried, and I can't make it bigger. I know, I know....
Happy New Year and the top tip for 2016 is at all times carry a spare
Knight of both colours with you. During the game if White then slip
a Black Knight amongst the captured pieces. Your opponent will look
at the captured pieces, then notice they are a piece down and resign.
by greenpawn34 on Nov 27 2016 05:25 | 1704 views | 4 edits | Last edit on Nov 28 2016 18:50
There are two pieces of advice I want you all to take heed of.
Never take the QNP with the Queen and never walk past a second
hand shop. In the former you will end up regretting it and in the latter
you will never know what it is you are not regretting by not going in.
I walked into a 2nd hand shop the other day and look what I got...
Hello Again and after all the drama of the previous round some
were predicting a quick draw here to give both players an extra
free day. Karjakin would be OK with that as it takes him a step
closer to the title and Carlsen wanting this game out of the way
so he can take on Karjakin with one of the two White’s he has left.
The players did not read the script and we were treated to another fighting draw...
by greenpawn34 on Nov 20 2016 23:31 | 1458 views | 2 edits | Last edit on Nov 20 2016 23:36
We have to remember that Karjakin is not there in New York to
entertain us by losing in the style of one of Morphy victims, he
is there to take the Chess Crown away from a better chess player.
So far Karjakin all though this match has been waiting for Carlsen
to do something so he can react. I do not know if this is because he
in awe of Carlsen or feels this is his best chance. (a bit of both?...
by greenpawn34 on Nov 18 2016 06:12 | 1627 views | 1 edit | Last edit on Nov 18 2016 15:43
Game 5 was the fifth draw and again as was the case with the last two,
it is full of interesting moments and ideas. We see for the first time Karjakin
having a poke at Carlsen and Carlsen’s reaction. No Karjakin style defence
for him. He sacs a pawn to get just as many chances as Karjakin has.