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jjct
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Default  Posted: 8:05 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

Bets will be accepted throughout the game. My worthy opponent has current totals, and will no doubt keep updating throughout the mighty contest.

I shall enter to the music a muse heard inside himself, before he even put pen to paper:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AlEvy0fJto

and begin with humble thanks

D4!


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Default  Posted: 8:14 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

Can I get this on game cast?


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Default  Posted: 8:15 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

I'm here!


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 8:16 PM, October 31st (Thursday)


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Default  Posted: 8:18 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

I shall enter and let the music speak for me...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojXIfwZt2P0

Best o' luck buddy. This one's gonna be a dogfight.

1...d5


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Default  Posted: 8:19 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

Here is my musical contribution:

http://www.ancientfm.com/

And yes, I actually listen to this shit. For pleasure.


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D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 8:20 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

Oooh... epic-ish...


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Default  Posted: 8:22 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

I'll throw in an extra $50 for the first queen. Sacrifice gents...sacrifice for the greater good.


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Default  Posted: 8:25 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

Knight to F3

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Default  Posted: 8:26 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

(LOVE THAT NG!)

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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

Too bad this isn't wizard's chess. That would be so cool.

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Default  Posted: 8:30 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

2...c6


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Default  Posted: 8:32 PM, October 31st (Thursday)


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 8:33 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

And thus Queens Gambit is defeated...games going to last more than 4 moves.


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Default  Posted: 8:36 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

Bf4

[This message edited by jjct at 8:54 PM, October 31st (Thursday)]


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Default  Posted: 8:53 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

Well... I think I'm going to try...
3...Bg4


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Default  Posted: 9:07 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

If any of the viewers want to set up a kibitzing thread to discuss, I (and I'm sure jj) will promise not to look until the game is complete.


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Default  Posted: 9:16 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

Pressure getting to you already?


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D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 9:20 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

Hardly... I have him completely surrounded...


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Default  Posted: 9:23 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

o yeah np w a kibbitzin thread - yous guys do what you want, I won't peek - me, I'm listening to medieval music and playin e3

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Default  Posted: 9:38 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

4... Nf6.

Well, I'm gonna call it a night as I have an early morning. I'll catch up with you all tomorrow.


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Default  Posted: 10:05 PM, October 31st (Thursday)

Isn't that an amazing channel?


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3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 12:46 AM, November 1st (Friday)

And hardly any commercial interruptions!

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Default  Posted: 12:43 PM, November 1st (Friday)

I thought I heard a commercial for a trebuchet. It was in another language though, so I can't be sure...
Be2

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Default  Posted: 12:43 PM, November 1st (Friday)

This is some rain delay


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Default  Posted: 1:56 PM, November 1st (Friday)

True Moo - Texas Flood!
I glanced in this morning, moved at lunch, now at work.

Hey, we're giving more time for bets - howzzat?


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Default  Posted: 2:09 PM, November 1st (Friday)

At this pace I think the loser should have to comply with the outcome for the same length of time as this game

Oh and put those false eyelashes on their car for a month


AKA Moo

Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


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Default  Posted: 2:33 PM, November 1st (Friday)


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 3:25 PM, November 1st (Friday)

This is so awesome!!!


"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.


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Default  Posted: 5:14 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Alright... I'm back. Got stuck in the parking lot on the 401 on the way home today

Anyway... I'm sure I could play this position for a stale draw, but I'd rather make this interesting and put on a good show...

5...a5!?



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Default  Posted: 6:45 PM, November 1st (Friday)

This is me checking to see if a new move has been posted:


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3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 7:24 PM, November 1st (Friday)

This is me wondering if anyone is still awake or playing:


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3 tween-aged kids
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D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 7:29 PM, November 1st (Friday)

I'm still around... just waiting on jj.


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Default  Posted: 7:30 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Oh, I love Wagner and Neuschwanstein and was in Leipzig once in an embassy-plated car with an intel courier....in my much more interesting past life....Tred is awesome with 50 for the first queen...what do we offer for a knight?


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Default  Posted: 7:35 PM, November 1st (Friday)

A knight, did you say?

Gotta go make dinner now. Later! My son has several moves he thinks our valiant players should make. We are curious to learn if his ideas will play out.


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D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 7:46 PM, November 1st (Friday)

NG - we'll post some annotations after the game and be open to any questions


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Default  Posted: 8:01 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Tapping fingers....


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Default  Posted: 8:10 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Wonder if jj had something better to do on Friday night?


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Default  Posted: 8:20 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Some intermission music perhaps, to keep the tension?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fJ9bsA-mYQ


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Default  Posted: 9:20 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Yes, we've known Tred as awesome for long and long, pray tell, what shall we spend for a knight?
Betting's still open, m'Lords and Ladies!

T'was busy wooing fair maidens, stuffing red meat tween teeth, as well as like-colored wine.
Am almost supine, truth be told.
Behold!
Kd2


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Default  Posted: 9:36 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Really? That's all we're getting tonight?


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3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 9:39 PM, November 1st (Friday)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWjlUfLqKcc

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Default  Posted: 9:51 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Now I can play a mean harmonica to that. For the life o me, can't figure out why someone'd be wantin me cookin stead'a harpin.

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Default  Posted: 10:02 PM, November 1st (Friday)

[This message edited by Nature_Girl at 10:08 PM, November 1st (Friday)]


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Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 10:20 PM, November 1st (Friday)


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Default  Posted: 6:58 AM, November 2nd (Saturday)

6...Ne4


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Default  Posted: 10:39 AM, November 2nd (Saturday)

I must say, black's play is creative, fun, out-of-the-box
(a5)
and
aggressive! (Ne4)
I congratulate you sir, on 'shaking things up'
I had forgotten, when I chose this opening, how 'positional' - or stodgy, queen-pawn openings often are...
One would think Q-pawn games are more open, but I have found - playing carefully, mind you! - and knowing a bit about sir draco's creativity, that it's best to be a bit conservative.

Black, moving the knight, violates a bit of theory (don't move a piece more than one time before development)- but I've known him to damn theory with brilliance. I truly believe that.
I will put sir black on the cusp of decision with:

h3

To all:
My sincerest apologies for the 'slowness'. I had a bit of trouble getting connected this morning, and yesterday was work, chores, eating, etc. before I could return.
Might it be best to give notice of having to leave (for a time)?
I will be going out again soon, and will return this evening.

Great moves, sir - you are a hell of a fighter!


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Default  Posted: 10:56 AM, November 2nd (Saturday)

The answer from my bishop...
7... Bxf3

QP openings can be a bit stodgy, but that requires cooperation from both players. Remember.... I play dirty, lol. I think there's far more subtle thought going into the little positional nuances here than you give credit to us for.

[This message edited by SerJR at 11:01 AM, November 2nd (Saturday)]


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Default  Posted: 11:02 AM, November 2nd (Saturday)

heh, heh.

Ser said "positional nuances."


heh, heh.


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Default  Posted: 11:27 AM, November 2nd (Saturday)

Positional nuances...so this is Kama Chesstra?

Nxf3

Was there a bet on first blood? No?
Let it be known - black bloodied first.


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Default  Posted: 11:34 AM, November 2nd (Saturday)

8...e6



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Default  Posted: 11:55 AM, November 2nd (Saturday)

c3
I'm headed out - be back later this eve.

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Default  Posted: 12:24 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

Going with creative again... 9...g5!?


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Default  Posted: 12:34 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

And now for another musical interlude while you wonder where ser and jj are...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfsl7uA_CNc


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Hope is never lost. It exists within you - it is real. It is not a force in and of itself - it is something that you create with every thought, action, and choice you make. It is a gift that you create for yourself.

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Default  Posted: 7:35 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

Over six hours since last move in "game of the century":

Thinking maybe there would be more entertainment factor with this activity:

Perhaps I should borrow the neighbor's dog to help me with this task:


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 7:38 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

((((sock puppy))))


You can call me NIK

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- Carlos Santana


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Default  Posted: 7:45 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

Bh2

Again, sorry for the timeout - it was beautiful today!


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Default  Posted: 7:52 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

Good to see you back and glad you had a good day!
I'll be a few minutes thinking now...


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Hope is never lost. It exists within you - it is real. It is not a force in and of itself - it is something that you create with every thought, action, and choice you make. It is a gift that you create for yourself.

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Default  Posted: 8:02 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

WOOT! The boys are back! Got some action happening now!


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 8:06 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

10...Bd6


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Default  Posted: 8:16 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

Ne5

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Default  Posted: 8:22 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

11... Nd7

[This message edited by SerJR at 8:23 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)]


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Default  Posted: 8:33 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

f3

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12...Bxe5


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Default  Posted: 8:44 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

dxe5

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Default  Posted: 8:45 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

13...Nec5
So, it becomes the age old discussion of knights vs. bishops...

I guess I could have made that a conditional move, but it would have only saved a couple of minutes.

[This message edited by SerJR at 8:46 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)]


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...and I didn't try for that, either. Just the way it sometimes turns out...
I like knights!

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True enough. Usually I like to keep my bishops, but 12...Nxe5 would have been a blunder. Now she's getting a little less stodgy buddy!


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Q -first to move the Queen! - d4

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"You have insulted my footwear."

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hmmm....don't see how Nxe5 would have been a blunder....

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If I played 12...Nxe5 then 13.dxe5 wins a piece (f3 pawn attacking knight, e5 pawn attacking bishop)


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Got it!

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Gonna take a few minutes here... there's a few moves that look interesting...


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14...O-O

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h4

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15...gxh4

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Bg3

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Hmm... tricksy little bastard, eh?

16...f5


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Name-callin are we?

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I would take that as a compliment myself... but then again, I've been called far worse

ETA - It's getting a bit late up here, so I'm gonna have to call it a night. Have a good one folks, and see you in the morn

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I might choose trickyslittlebastard as my new name
Sleep on bishop takes pawn brother...
Bxh4

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I love you ng have i said that afore?

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***yea NG has been unstoppable ever since she figured out that whole 'gif' thing****

(sarcasm aside, NG. Keep'em comin'.... )


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What are you trying to say?


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"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott

In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.


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Morning all... 17...Qb6


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H 0-0-0 EEE!

That's "castle long" for you non-Texans...


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Huh? How'd that happen?
(weird time of posts)

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Obviously, this is the "Time Warp" variation...

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Huh? How'd that happen?
(weird time of posts)
Happy Time Change, jjct!


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Chess is a Tango
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Good morning!
Lemme think a minute...

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Sorry - had to take one of the hounds out for her morning walk. Your post keeps jumping around there, buddy, lol!

Anyone place money on the long castle?
I'm going with 18...Kf7



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Qf4

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19...a4


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Qg5
(& I will be back in @ 45 minutes...)

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20...a3


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b4

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Good to see you back.

21...Nxe5

Gonna go work on a few things for a bit. I'll be back shortly.

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Qf6+

Any bet on 1st check?


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ooooooo....check....


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Is this what watching paint dry feels like?


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Sorta...but with not a small dash of adrenaline...

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"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott

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Ser, come out, come out, where ever you are.......


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I will be back in @ 15 minutes to check..."check" haha!...


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22...Kg8


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QxNe5

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23...f4


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I think it's more like watching grass grow in the winter


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24...Rf5

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I'm heading out - gonna stick a fork in some food...
I will be back @ 6-7.

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Oh wait - good timing!
BxN

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Alright - you can take off and I'll post the next few moves...

25...Rxe5 26.Bxb6 fxe3


I'll be back around the same time.

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ok, see you later then!

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I believe I've settled on the dress I'd like to see draco wearing when he loses:

Oh, and now that the black queen is gone:

I know it's Sunday 'n everything, and that's wrong, but I couldn't help myself...

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So... who's winning?


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Congrats jj - I got nothing left to try. A well played and deserved win.

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The White Knight is victorious!!

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My hat's off to my worthy opponent!
He weakened his position for you - excitement's sake - what a good sport!

I humbly accept your resignation, Ser, and look forward with dawning anticipation, to our rematch.

We are now 1 and 1...publicly.
In truth, it is only the 2nd game I've won...out of what? 6 or 7?
Tiebreaker coming...
as well as dress,
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Oh yeah! Sir JJCT won! Oh yeah!

There must be a rush in folks paying up their bets, 'cuz when I tried to offer to the coffer I kept getting error messages. I'll try again in a bit! I'm a woman of my word!


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Congratulations jj!!

Condolences, Ser.


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Annotations....

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 c6

Normally 2.c4 is the main move to make a strong bid on the center for white. With 2.Nf3, whit delays and waits for Black to show his hand. I was wondering if jj was going to play for the London System (in which case I truly should have played 2...Nf6 3.Bf4 c5 for the advantage), but I played c6 with an eye to the Slav Defense.

3.Bf4 Bg4

White continues with the London System of development (a Slav reversed). 3...Bf5 4.e3 e6 5.Bd3 Bxd3 6.Qxd3 Nf6 offers a fairly symmetrical game with drawish chances for both side, so I went with the more aggressive Bg4, threatening to exchange the (soon to be bad) bishop for a strong knight and pulling over the e-pawn to get a more solid grip on the e4/e5 squares which are where the contest typically revolves around.

4.e3 Nf6 5.Be2 a5!?

White reinforces the d-pawn, temporarily allowing his queen to be pinned through the knight but then released through the modest bishop, while black makes a natural developing move with the knight. 5...a5 was an interesting idea to gain a bit of elbow room on the queenside (instead of the more natural e6). If 6.O-O then 6...b5 stakes a strong claim pulling c3 from white's knight and possibly opening some space for black's dark-squared bishop if c3 is played.

6.Nbd2 Ne4

A good square for white's knight supporting the one on f3 and a potential c4 push. Ne4 was played with an eye for 7.Nxe4 dxe4 with a nice pawn to exert some pressure. The knight on e4 is a hard piece to dislodge otherwise and controls some pressuring squares on white's camp.

7.h3 Bxf3 8.Nxf3 e6

White questions black's bishop. Bishops are typically valued slightly higher than knights when the pawn structure opens up, but the knight on f3 is always a strong one and worth considering trading as it makes the potential c4 push a little more difficult.

9.c3 g5?!

9... Bd6 10.Bxd6 Qxd6 would have been an easy way to set up for strong drawing chances, but I was looking for a fight pushing through on into the kingside as well.

10.Bh2 Bd6 11.Ne5

11.Bd3 Bxh2 12.Rxh2 Nd7 with an eye to castle queenside looks strong for black. Ne5 complicates the plans for black...

11...Nd7 12.f3 Bxe5 13.dxe5 Nc5

Black looks to challenge white's knight, but white finds a nice forcing combination. Note that 12...Nxe5 looses to 13.dxe5 Bc5 14.fxe4

14.Qd4 O-O?

I'm giving this a mistake on my part. Maybe not a technical mistake, but a positional one which ended up costing the game. I should have kept the king centralised, but overlooked white's chances (figuring I could line the rook along the g-file). I think b5 or h5 may have been stronger.

15.h4! gxh4 Bg3

A very strong find by white, prying open the kingside and releasing the bishop. Note, if 16...hxg3 the Queen swings to 17.Qg4+ Kh8 18.Qh5 with mate to follow

16...f5 17.Bxh4 Qb6 18.O-O-O

White already has a winning position - f5 was an attempt to punch back and try to find some counterplay. Qb6 (as white's bishop, protected by the rook, attacks the Queen) eyes to the b-pawn (easily protected by the long castle) hoping to find some counterplay on the queenside.

18...Kf7 19.Qf4 a4 20.Qg5 a3

Looking to walk the King back to the center, white pushed with the Queen to permeate through the weak squares caused by black's agression. Black tries vainly to punch through white's queenside, but there isn't enough to back it up.

21.b4 Nxe5 22.Qxf6+ Kg8

White blocks black's attack. Nxe5 scooped up the free pawn, bringing the knight closer to the action, but leaving the chance for white to make a critical mistake with 22.bxg5 Qb2#. Kg8 is forced by white (Ke8 gets mated with Qe7) which queenforks the King and knight. At this point, the material deficit is too high for any chance for black to win... and white's initiative too strong for black to draw. White had a number of winning combinations to choose from here.

23.Qxe5 f4 24.Be7 Rf5 25.Bxc3 Rxe5 26.Bxb3 fxe3

And it's a simple matter of White trading the pieces off the board and marching to victory.

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Draco Ser, you were a worthy opponent and even had the grace to provide us with your notations. Well done!


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Well... I can't argue with Bill Murray... after all... it's Bill friggin' Murray!

I'll have the pics to upload in a couple nights (Wife's fighting a cold and going to bed early). The harmonica might take a few more days... they're not that abundant up in Canada


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Paypal worked for me just now

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Posts: 37410 | Registered: Jun 2007 | From: Michigan
Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 9:05 PM, November 3rd (Sunday)

Good game (as far as I know)

Right? Part of my brain exploded during the annotations.


Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - François-Marie Arouet

Posts: 17860 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: California
Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 9:45 PM, November 3rd (Sunday)

Congrats jj! I knew you could do it.

I donated when I bet. Is that right?


"You yourself deserve your love and affection as much as anybody in the universe." -Buddha
"Let's face it, life is a crap shoot." -Sad in AZ

Posts: 13801 | Registered: Jul 2011
numbandnauseous
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Default  Posted: 9:53 PM, November 3rd (Sunday)

Jrazz
I'm with you!

I'll get my money in too.

Thanks, fellas!!!! Bravo for a well-played game for a worthy cause! Can't wait to see SerJ's pics!!!


BS (me) - 41
WH - 48, EA with HS GF x 2
M: 10 years, T: 20
2 small children
DDay#1 - Christmas 2011 (OW#1)
Confronted - 4/6/12
DDay#2 - July 9, 2012 (OW#2)
He is an SA (Oct 2012)
Divorcing

Posts: 827 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: the other side
thebighurt
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Default  Posted: 10:22 PM, November 3rd (Sunday)

I'm with jrazz!

My money was on jj, but time to settle up anyway. Good show so far but maybe the best is yet to come??

Almost forgot.... the bet also included a beer for jj when we meet!


Finding what life could have been....... Why didn't I see it?

Posts: 2388 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: the Other Side
thebighurt
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Default  Posted: 10:24 PM, November 3rd (Sunday)

Oh, and thanks NG for the added entertainment value! You're really good at that!


Finding what life could have been....... Why didn't I see it?

Posts: 2388 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: the Other Side
Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 10:35 PM, November 3rd (Sunday)

That's right, tbh - I owe jj a round too!


Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - François-Marie Arouet

Posts: 17860 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: California
Unagie
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Default  Posted: 11:35 PM, November 3rd (Sunday)

I understood nothing but NG kept me laughing. I'll be payin up on Friday when I gets my money


Heartbroken madhatter trying to rebuild

No longer together

"To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think."


Posts: 2762 | Registered: Oct 2012
jjct
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Default  Posted: 6:37 AM, November 4th (Monday)

A HUGE THANK YOU to all!
Bettors,
Beer-buyers,
NG, the Gif queen,
& Ser Draco, annotater-man.

At some point down the road, I'm sure we will take up the gauntlet again...
Remember, there can be additional bets for more action;
1st Queen taken, 1st to capture, 1st to check, etc.

What we will change next time, to make it better:
- schedule the bout, probably in increments (agreed to ahead of time), where we tilt from 7-8 Friday, 7-8 Saturday, & 7-8 Sunday (for example),
so people won't be waiting...

Great fun, and a great challenge for a GREAT CAUSE!

Way. To. Go!


Posts: 6650 | Registered: Dec 2007 | From: texas
Nature_Girl
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Default  Posted: 10:13 AM, November 4th (Monday)

Okay, my bet is settled now. I'm going to check out my posts from when I first joined.

And I love the idea of having scheduled playing times. Will keep knuckleheads like me from wasting time refreshing the screen to see if a move has been posted.


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

Posts: 9827 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: USA
gahurts
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Default  Posted: 11:45 AM, November 4th (Monday)

Ok. I really have no idea what happened but I think now is the time for this:

YAY!!!!!!


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"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


Posts: 3432 | Registered: Oct 2011 | From: Georgia
woundedby2
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Default  Posted: 11:58 AM, November 4th (Monday)

Even though I had my money on JJ to win, I'm going to send it to SI anyway. It's an undeniably good cause, and I definitely want that Platinum upgrade.

Thanks for putting your dignity on the line, guys!


Me: BS
2 kids: DD15 and DS18
Him: The Assclown NPD
OW: "friend" of 15 years
Divorced! Feb. 2010

Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
~Robert Louis Stevenson


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