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8RNBQKBNR
7PPPPPPPP
6........
5........
4........
3........
2pppppppp
1rnbqkbnr
.--------
.abcdefgh

Ongoing games

Zeeble

8R.BQK..R
7.PPP.PPP
6P.N..N..
5..B.....
4b..Pp...
3..p..n..
2pp...ppp
1rnbqk..r
.--------
.abcdefgh
MoveZeebleSacha
1e4e5
2Nf3Nc6
3Bb5a6
4Ba4Bc5
5c3Nf6
6d4exd4

Notes

8. Sean vs Sacha

MoveSeanSacha
1e4e5
2Nf3Nc6
3d3Nf6
4Nc3Bb4
5Be3d5
6exd5Nxd5
7Bd2Bg4
8Qe2?o-o
9h3Bh5
10g4Bg6
11Nxe5Nxe5
12Qxe5?Re8 (pinning the queen; see position)

After 12. Qxe5

8R..Q.RK.
7PPP..PPP
6......B.
5...Nq...
4.B....p.
3..np...p
2pppb.p..
1r...kb.r
.--------
.abcdefgh
13d4Nxc3
14a3Rxe5
15dxe5Ne4? (easy counter)
16Bd3?Bxd2+
17Kf1Qd4
18Bxe4Bxe4
19Rg2Qc4#

Final position

8R.....K.
7PPP..PPP
6........
5....p...
4..Q.B.p.
3p......p
2.ppB.p..
1r....kr.
.--------
.abcdefgh

ChessGames

7. Game against coke

The game started with 1. e4 e5

 *coke* oops :)
 *coke* Kf3 :)
 <sachac> Oh, Nf3.
 <sachac> Nc6.
 *coke* eh.. oh sorry.. im used to dutch notations.. it'd be Pf3, P for
        paard... horse :P
 <sachac> <laugh>
 *coke* d3
 <sachac> Bc5
 *coke* so when are you going to send the letter? :P
 <sachac> Soon. ;)
 *coke* g3
 *coke* how soon? :P
 <sachac> Someday. ;)
 *coke* tsk. in the next year, i guess? :P
 <sachac> h6
 <sachac> Likely.
 <sachac> <-- delinquent. ;)
 *coke* Bg2
 *coke* soon im going to have to grab a chessboard...
 <sachac> d6
 <sachac> Emacs is wonderful. ;) C-u M-x chess.
 *coke* bah you are cheating
 *coke* let me grab a board :P
 <sachac> Sure. =)
 *coke* so lets see.. what did we do...
 *coke* ok positions ready :P
 *coke* 0-0
 *coke* how long have you been playing chess?
 <sachac> Bg4
 <sachac> Oh, since I was a kid - just for kicks.
 *coke* hmm.. ok.. its been a while since i played chess...
 *coke* no worthy opponents in my friend circles :P
 <sachac> Worthy opponents! Should I be scared now? ;)
 *coke* *grin*
 *coke* i played provincial championships... but that was when i was 12...
 *coke* and school matches too...
 <sachac> Gack. Not only am I playing against a good chess player, I'm playing
          against a prodigy... ;)
 *coke* h3
 *coke* nah im not a prodigy...
 <sachac> Bh5
 *coke* my chess stuff must have been rusted...
 *coke* last ELO rating was 1600-1700 or something...
 *coke* but im sure it's been dropped...
 <sachac> I quiver in my boots. <grin> I'll learn much from this game, I'm
          sure. =)
 *coke* Nd2
 <sachac> d5
 *coke* c3
 <sachac> Nf6
 *coke* hehe you dont want to make the first beat either? :P
 <sachac> <innocent grin>
 *coke* Qb3 :)
 <sachac> Bb6
 * coke thinks this is going to be an interesting match
 <sachac> It shall certainly be very enlightening. =)
 *coke* ok here goes first :P
 *coke* Nxe5
 <sachac> Nxe5
 *coke* exd5    
 <sachac> Nxd3
 *coke* i saw that coming ;)
 *coke* Qb5+
Coke's excellent queen combination (Qb5+)
8R..QK..R
7PPP..PP.
6.B...N.P
5.q.p...B
4........
3..pN..pp
2pp.n.pb.
1r.b..rk.
.--------
.abcdefgh
 <sachac> Indeed. Very pretty.
 *coke* yea i was lucky i saw the queen combi...
 *coke* just found that out a minute ago...
 <sachac> Oh well, no sense in wasting more than I should.
 <sachac> Qd7
 *coke* Qxd3
 <sachac> o-o-o
 *coke* good
 *coke* i was about to say "i'd do a rochade quickly if i were you" :P
 <sachac> (Not knowing what a rochade is - must brush up on terms and be more
          careful! - I guess at least I'm not disappointing you so. ;) )
 *coke* um.. o-o or o-o-o is a rochade...
 *coke* i dont know if there is an english term..
 <sachac> castling.
 *coke* ah ok :)
 *coke* in dutch it is rochade..
 *coke* must be a french word
 *coke* anyway, im going to free my bishop.... Nc4
 <sachac> Rhe8, which may or may not be a foolish move...
 *coke* pretty foolish..
 <sachac> Oh well, that is life - and I will learn much from the way you take
          advantage of this.
 *coke* well im not going to waste my queen for yours...
 <sachac> Your lookahead must still be pretty good; I can't see that.
 *coke* im still evaluating the decision whether to move my pawn or not
 *coke* if i dont move it you'll beat it and i'll waste my queen anyway
 *coke* if i move it, i can decide to take another way later on and save my
        queen...
 *coke* so i'll just move it :P
 *coke* d6 :)
 <sachac> Be2, which you no doubt have planned for and which will be refuted
          without much worry.
After my bishop fork of Be2.
8..KRR...
7PPPQ.PP.
6.B.p.N.P
5........
4..n.....
3..pq..pp
2pp..Bpb.
1r.b..rk.
.--------
.abcdefgh
 *coke* ack. i didnt see that...
 * sachac whistles innocently.
 * coke sighs
 *coke* lets see
 <sachac> I'm sure you'll find a brilliant way out of it.
 *coke* cant find one..
 *coke* well lets sacrifice my rook...
 *coke* Qd2
 <sachac> Bxc4 and your rook lives...
 *coke* you have evil plans with me, torturing me like this!
 <sachac> Whaaa? <innocent grin>
 *coke* Rd1 *frown*
 <sachac> Re2
 *coke* evil evil evil :P
 *coke* total evilness :P
 *coke* but nice playing
 <sachac> As if you wouldn't have done something even eviler. ;b
 * coke tries to be evil too
 *coke* dxc7 *covers eyes*
 <sachac> I wonder what would happen if I played Rxd2.
 *coke* me too
 <sachac> That was probably not the best move.
 <sachac> Scratch that - that was _definitely_ not the best move, but it stands
          as played.
 * sachac sighs.
 *coke* you said "if" so i dont consider it a move...
 <sachac> So in a fit of insanity, I will play Qxc7 instead.
 <sachac> Qxc7.
 *coke* okay
 *coke* you dont want to lose the queen, it seems...
 <sachac> No, that line of play just clearly Does Not Make Sense. ;)
 *coke* this whole game does not make sense anymore anyway ;)
 *coke* it started fine until the first piece was beat...
 <sachac> This game does too make sense. 
 <sachac> Whaaa? And whose fault was that? ;b
 *coke* yea, mine :P
 *coke* well i am going for it...
 *coke* Qxd8+
 *coke* <-- brave
 <sachac> Qxd8 (duh)
 <sachac> <-- no choice
 <sachac> And then you'll do a Rxd8+ and then I'll think about what to do next,
          right? ;)
 *coke* well i have a choice not to beat your queen...
 *coke* but i dont see another smart getaway
 *coke* Bxb2 would be stupid
 *coke* and i cant do anything much with my other bishop
 *coke* and the rook on a1 is just... immobile...
 <sachac> Hmmm. Well.
 *coke* so i'll just go for it... Rxd8
 *coke* you'll do Bxd8 i suppose...
 <sachac> Actually, your Bxb7 would've probably netted you a free pawn...
 *coke* you'd beat my bishop with your king anyway
 <sachac> Oh, right, good point, the bishop was still there.
 *coke* so bad exchange
 *coke* yea
 <sachac> Yeah, I guess Bxd8 is okay.
 *coke* so... you've got a knight more than me...
 <sachac> Odds that can easily change.
 *coke* i better move my bishop before you start getting dangerous on my
        baseline :P
 <sachac> You've an extra pawn, which is somewhat more important.
 *coke* im going to collect pawns now :)
 *coke* and you can do the same on my 2nd line
 *coke* Be3
 <sachac> Bb6
 *coke* odd move...
 <sachac> I'm kinda attached to my pawns, thank you. ;)
 *coke* you could have grabbed my pawn oooh b6..
 *coke* i thought b5 :P
 <sachac> So not so odd. Whew!
 * coke finds something!
 *coke* Bf1 :D
 <sachac> Oh man, here it comes.
 *coke* you got nowhere to go baby :P
 *coke* you cant protect your bishop either
 <sachac> Now I'm so dead... <laugh>
 * coke thinks it was rather good to block your rook's way to e4...
 *coke* well, grab the damn pawn ;)
 <sachac> Out of sheer lunacy - and to try something completely weird...
 * coke waits patiently
 <sachac> ... Rxe3.
 * sachac waits for coke's jaw to drop at mindnumbingly crazy move.
 <example>

My insane Rxe3.

8|  .|.|K|.|.|.|.|.
7|  P|P|.|.|.|P|P|.
6|  .|B|.|.|.|N|.|P
5|  .|.|.|.|.|.|.|.
4|  .|.|B|.|.|.|.|.
3|  .|.|p|.|R|.|p|p
2|  p|p|.|.|.|p|.|.
1|  r|.|.|.|.|b|k|.
.|  -|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
.|  a|b|c|d|e|f|g|h

<example>
 *coke* well well...
 *coke* thats something...
 <sachac> It's an insane thing and no doubt you will beat me quite handily with
          yon rook.
 *coke* im going for your thing..
 <sachac> But it will be an interesting game... <grin>
 *coke* no, my king is a bit in the corner, and you can make a checkmate with
        your two bishops
 *coke* but i'll go for it and see what happens...
 <sachac> Not going to happen any time soon - not with your very scary rook!
 *coke* the rook cant do much
 *coke* but here it goes.... fxe3
 <sachac> And naturally Bxe3
 <sachac> +, by the way.
 *coke* indeed
 *coke* and as naturally, Kg2
 *coke* and so naturally, Bd5+
 *coke* and your bishop is saved
 <sachac> Yeah, yeah, Bd5+ and all that, but now Kh2 and then I'll have to
          think of what happens next.
 *coke* indeed...
 *coke* whats next? :)
 <sachac> Kd7, I suppose.
 *coke* some knight magic?
 *coke* you suppose?
 <sachac> Yes; it's hard to make the knight dance around your king. ;)
 *coke* well, Ne4 could
 *coke* 've been sopmething
 *coke* but then i'd play Re1..
 *coke* but it is Rd1 now :)
 <sachac> And now Ke6
 *coke* b3
 *coke* what is your ELO btw?
 *coke* because your playing scares me :P
 <sachac> I'd never bothered to get rated.
 *coke* i see
 <sachac> Ke5, which is probably sheer folly.
 *coke* hmmm
 *coke* i expected you to Bf2...
 *coke* but Ke5 would be coming yea..
 *coke* anyway..
 *coke* c4 :)
 * coke thinks "is sacha going Kc3?"
 <sachac> Bc6
 <sachac> Bit of a jump, that. ;) Can't quite reach it from here.
 *coke* hmm odddd...
 *coke* you can..
 <sachac> I was surprised you didn't continue with Re1, though.
 *coke* eh..
 *coke* wait
 *coke* i think the moves are wrong..
 *coke* Ke5? from where?
 *coke* your knight was on f6..
 <sachac> K is the king.
 *coke* OOOH
 *coke* bah
 *coke* what have i done?? :P
 *coke* i hate english notation ;P
 <sachac> Whaaaa? It's the standard. ;) Have we got our boards mixed up, then?
 *coke* no its ok now, put the knight back and the king on e5...
 *coke* Re1 now..
 <sachac> Ke4
 * coke gets something to eat.. :)
 *coke* you cant play that
 *coke* Rxe4 you die :P
 <sachac> For some reason I have a B on e3.
 <sachac> What the heck.
 *coke* hmm that moved to c5?
 *coke* oh duh... other Bc6..
 *coke* sorry.. back back..
 *coke* ok lets see
 *coke* back to when you moved the B to c6...
 *coke* i have pawns on a2, b3, c4, g6 and h6...
 *coke* rook on d1, bishop on f1, and king on h2...
 <sachac> Err, you have them on g3 and h3.
 *coke* er.. yea g3 and h3..
 *coke* i was thinking black side somehow :P
 *coke* and you?
 *coke* how are your pieces?
 <sachac> Yeah. Pawns on a7, b7, f7, g7, h6.
 *coke* yep
 <sachac> Bishop on c6, bishop on e3.
 *coke* bishops on c6 and e3
 *coke* king on e5 and knight on f6...
 <sachac> Yep. This board seems kinda dodgy, though.
 *coke* ok..
 *coke* my move after your Bc6...
 *coke* lessee..
 <sachac> Was Re1.
 *coke* yea.. and still is..
 *coke* and you go Ke4...
 <sachac> ... and I do _not_ get eaten by the rook... ;)
 <sachac> (at least, not yet)
 *coke* ok ok :)
 *coke* Bg2+
 *coke* want a toast hamcheese too? :P
 <sachac> Kd4.
 <sachac> No, I don't think my nerves can take it... ;)
 *coke* haha food is good for the brains :P
 *coke* i am going to ruin your pawn setup...
 *coke* Bxc6
 <sachac> Naturally, bxc6
 *coke* now i feel relieved.. my king is a bit safer against one bishop...
 <sachac> You have a bloody rook! ;)
 *coke* a4 :)
 <sachac> You know how much easier it is to plan with one of those?
 <sachac> Ne4
 *coke* yea but im starting to wonder how you lost your rooks...
 <sachac> You ate them, remember? ;)
 <sachac> Chess is a zero-sum game - they don't just disappear off to a
          vacation in the Bahamas.
 *coke* b4 :)
 *coke* yea ok ok but i wonder how :P
 <sachac> Kd3, once again folly.
 *coke* i see what you are trying to do...
 <sachac> Great! I'm working on gut feel. ;)
 <sachac> And I have this horrible suspicion you'll queen this game.
 *coke* c5 :)
 *coke* thats why i ruined your pawn setup :)
 *coke* cause mine is a nice threesome ;)
 <sachac> Bd2, naturally.
 *coke* mmm toast with hamcheese and tomato ketchup
 *coke* ultimate brain food
 *coke* nice.
 *coke* Rd1
 <sachac> Nc3
 *coke* indeed, i'd do that too :)
 <sachac> I'm glad you approve.
 *coke* but i found a way...
 *coke* Rxd2+
 <sachac> Naturally, Kxd2 and a mad hope that I'll find a way to stop you from
          queening.
 *coke* i don't think you will ;)
 *coke* b5
 *coke* or you'll have to impress me...
 <sachac> Let's see how it plays.
 <sachac> cxb5
 *coke* ok you impressed me :P
 <sachac> Wha? That was one move!
After I impressed coke:
8........
7P....PP.
6.......P
5.Pp.....
4p.......
3..N...pp
2...K...k
1........
.--------
.abcdefgh
 *coke* well, lets see..
 *coke* c6...
 * coke covers his eyes
 <sachac> Nd5, of course.
 *coke* oh well
 *coke* why?
 <sachac> To stop you from pushing it forward.
 *coke* you could've done Nxa4 and then go to b6 to cover the c8 spot...
 <sachac> Oh, whoops.
 *coke* and that would've gained you one pawn too
 <sachac> You know, you have an excellent point - but it stays as played.
          <sigh>
 <sachac> (And a really cute pawn at that.)
 *coke* you can be so girlish sometimes :P
 <sachac> Hey, even girls can like two unopposed pawns. ;)
 *coke* er.. where did your king stand?
 <sachac> My king is on d2.
 *coke* i accidentally pushed it over
 *coke* ok thanks
 *coke* so i did axb5...
 *coke* and i hate your pawn on a7 :P
 * coke growls at your knight
 <sachac> And I do a Nc7...
 * coke growls some more :P
 <sachac> Hey, better late than never, right? ;)
 *coke* heh
 *coke* lets see what i can do on the right front.. although i think your a
        pawn is going to queen
 *coke* h4 :P
 *coke* im playing on an onyx chessboard btw...
 *coke* wanna see? :P
 <sachac> Ke3
 <sachac> I'm playing inside Emacs. ;)
 <sachac> Oooh, onyx.
 *coke* Kh3
 *coke* yea mum bought it for me from Turkey..
 <sachac> Kf3
 *coke* you are going to eat my pawns.. my poooor pawns...
 *coke* b6
 *coke* and of course axb6...
 <sachac> Of course.
 *coke* and of course h5
 * coke shrugs
 *coke* i should give up eh?
 <sachac> g5; you can take it if you want.
 *coke* well im not sure if thats smart but im dead already, anyway...
 *coke* hxg6... how do you note that anyway?
 *coke* it goes to g6 but it takes the g5 pawn..
 <sachac> So naturally fxg6
 *coke* is it ok if i give up? :P
 <sachac> I guess you may, if you want to.
 *coke* i dont think theres much i can do
 *coke* your b pawn is going to queen
 *coke* and one of your gh pawns is going to queen too
 *coke* its hopeless for me :P
 <sachac> I greatly enjoyed the game; the opening and the middle game were very
          instructive. (Must watch out for those combos!)
 *coke* indeed.. it put me to some surprises as well
 *coke* we are going to play another one soonish, ok? :)
 <sachac> I was shaking like a leaf in the wind. <laugh> That's the reason why
          I didn't really join a lot of tournaments - the adrenalin overwhelms
          my nerves. <impish grin>
 *coke* tell you what, i had exactly the same when i play in tournaments...
 *coke* i used to shake a lot too hehe
 <sachac> Why is that? <laugh> You'd think that such a sedentary game...
Final position when coke resigned:
8........
7..N.....
6.Pp...PP
5........
4........
3.....Kpk
2........
1........
.--------
.abcdefgh

ChessGames:8

6. Dominique won! =)

Very delicate and dangerous endgame. He outwitted me with a clever maneuver. Way cool!

Chess is catharsis. After tension, relaxation. =)

5. Chess

MoveW (Martin)B (Sacha)
1e4e5
2Nf3Nc6
3Nc3Bb4
4Nd5Ba5
5c3Nf6
6b4Nxd5
7exd5e4
8dxc6exf3
9bxa5Qe7+
10Be2fxe2
11Qxe2Qxe7+
12Kxe2dxe6
13Ba3Be6
14d4b6
15Bb4Kd7
16Rhb1Bc4+
17Ke3Rhe8+
18Kf4Re2
19Rd1Rxf2
20Kg3Rxa2
21Kf4Rxg2
22Ke5Rxh2
23d5Re8+
24Kf4c5
25axb6axb6
26Kg3Ree2
27Kf3Rd2
28Ke4Bxd5+
29Ke5cxb4
30cxb4f6+
31Kf5Be6+
32Ke4Kc6
33Rab1Rxd1
34Rxd1Rh4+
35Kd3Rxb4
36Rc1+Kd6
37Kc3Rc4+
38resign...

4. Chess with Martin

MoveW(Martin)B(Sacha)
1e4e5
2d4exd4
3Qxd4Nc6
4Qc4Nf6
5Bd3d5
6Qc3dxe4
7Bxe4Bb4
8Bd2Bxc3
9Nxc3Nxe4
10Nxe4Nd4
11o-o-oBf4
12Re1o-o
13Nf3Re8
14Bd3Re4
15Nd4Rxd4
16Bxd4Qxd4
17Rd1Qxf2
18Rd2Qxd2 to make the game interesting
19Kxd2g5
20h4g5
21g3h8
22Rf1Bg6
23Ke3Kf8
24Rf4c6
25c4Ke7
26Rd4Re8
27Kf4Rd8
28Rxd8Kxd8
29Ke5Kc7
30b4Kb6
31c5Kb5
32a3a5
33Kd4axb4
34axb4Kxb4
35resign...

3. 2003.12.09 - White

Categories: Martin) / Black (Sacha) - Starbucks <time>23:17</time> 2003.12.09:6 -- Permalink, Comment form
1e4e5
2Nf3d6
3d4Bg5
4h6Bh5
5dxe5Bxf3
6gxf3dxe5
7Qxd8+Kd8
8f4Nc6
9fxe5Nxe5
10f4Bb4+?
11c3Nc6
12cxb4Nxb4
13Bd2Nc2+
14Ke2Na1
15Kd3Ke7
16Nc3Rd8+
17Nd5+Kd6
18Bb4+c5
19Ba5b6
20Bc3f6
21Kd2Ne7
22Bc4Kc6
23Rxa1b5
24Kd3?bxc4+
25Kxc4Nxd5
26exd5+Rxd5
27b4Re8
28b5+Kd6
29Rb1Re4+
30Kb3Rd3
31Rc1Kd5
32a4Rh3
33Rd1+Ke6
34a5Rb4+
35Ka3?Rxc3+
36Ka2Rxb5
37Rf1?Rc4
38f5+Ke5
39a6?Ra4++

2. 2003.12.09 - White

Categories: Sacha) / Black (Martin) - Starbucks <time>23:11</time> 2003.12.09:5 -- Permalink, Comment form
1e4e5
2Bc4Nf6
3d3d5
4exd5Nxd5
5Nc3Bb5
6Bd2Be6
7Nf3Nd7?
8Nxd5Bxd5
9Bxb4e4?
10Bxd5exf3
11Qxf3Nb6?
12Qf7++-

1. 2003.12.09 - White

Categories: M.) / Black (Sacha) - Starbucks <time>23:09</time> 2003.12.09:4 -- Permalink, Comment form
2003.12.09White (Martin)Black (Sacha)
1e4e5
2Bc4Nf6
3d3d5
4exd5Nxd5
5Qh5Nc6
6Nc3Be6
7Bg5Nf6
8o-o-oNxh5
9Bxd8Rxd8
10d4?Bxc4
11b3exd4
12Nb5?Bxb5
13c4Ba3+
14Kc2Nb4+
15Kb1Bc6
16Nf3Be4+
17Ka1Nc2+
18Kb1Ne3+
19Ka1Nxd1
20Rxd1d3
21Re1Nf6
22Ng5o-o
23Nxe4Nxe4
24Rxe4?d2
25resign-

No way to prevent ... d1 (Q or R,++).

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