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    In the last year and a half I took up chess... more than just a hobby. I study it as much as possible. Since then I have been playing players from all over the country. In this link, you will find some of my best games ever, called miniatures. Miniatures are usually game won in a number of 25 moves or less.

    I hope you enjoy them!

    My thread of miniatures


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    Currently my rating is 2230 at chessworld to give you an idea of my strength.


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    Lines you play are preety awkward. Tell us your ELO rating, it is much more reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hymenophyllum View Post
    Lines you play are preety awkward. Tell us your ELO rating, it is much more reliable.

    Lines I play? As in openings? Most of them are well known. I am largely a an aggressive gambit player, hence why most games you will see presented in the link are mostly Scotch Gambit games. Fond of the Kings indian defense, only for black though. I do enjoy the occasional four pawn attack against the Kings gambit if someone plays it against me in black. I almost never play the Ruy Lopez and I have never been a fan of the French so I NEVER use it.

    oh, and I don't have an ELO rating. I have a rating at chessword, of 2200+. I've only restarted playing in the last year and half, last year more seriously though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chesslonesome View Post
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    Lines you play are preety awkward. Tell us your ELO rating, it is much more reliable.

    Lines I play? As in openings? Most of them are well known. I am largely a an aggressive gambit player, hence why most games you will see presented in the link are mostly Scotch Gambit games. Fond of the Kings indian defense, only for black though. I do enjoy the occasional four pawn attack against the Kings gambit if someone plays it against me in black. I almost never play the Ruy Lopez and I have never been a fan of the French so I NEVER use it.

    oh, and I don't have an ELO rating. I have a rating at chessword, of 2200+. I've only restarted playing in the last year and half, last year more seriously though.
    Chess is one of my favorite games to play as long as I'm playing with another human.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thulium_gal View Post
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    Lines you play are preety awkward. Tell us your ELO rating, it is much more reliable.

    Lines I play? As in openings? Most of them are well known. I am largely a an aggressive gambit player, hence why most games you will see presented in the link are mostly Scotch Gambit games. Fond of the Kings indian defense, only for black though. I do enjoy the occasional four pawn attack against the Kings gambit if someone plays it against me in black. I almost never play the Ruy Lopez and I have never been a fan of the French so I NEVER use it.

    oh, and I don't have an ELO rating. I have a rating at chessword, of 2200+. I've only restarted playing in the last year and half, last year more seriously though.
    Chess is one of my favorite games to play as long as I'm playing with another human.

    There are some ace sights that crackdown on it hard. For instance, in chessworld they'll will analyze your games to see if you have been cheating. At chess.com, the cheat detection system there are complaints and games are then checked to see if you cheat.

    On chesscube, it's near impossible to cheat, I've been told uses a system that can tell if you have been using a computer so it weeds out the cheaters fast.

    This is why I attend all three places (though chess.com does still struggle with an influx of cheaters) it's a popular place.
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    Also, if you are any good at blitz, it's harder to find someone cheating, not enough time. This is why I play mostly 5 minute games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chesslonesome View Post
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    Lines you play are preety awkward. Tell us your ELO rating, it is much more reliable.

    Lines I play? As in openings? Most of them are well known. I am largely a an aggressive gambit player, hence why most games you will see presented in the link are mostly Scotch Gambit games. Fond of the Kings indian defense, only for black though. I do enjoy the occasional four pawn attack against the Kings gambit if someone plays it against me in black. I almost never play the Ruy Lopez and I have never been a fan of the French so I NEVER use it.

    oh, and I don't have an ELO rating. I have a rating at chessword, of 2200+. I've only restarted playing in the last year and half, last year more seriously though.
    What you like. I do not know how well rating on this site can imitate real strengh, that's why I asked for ELO. I like gambit too, the Queen's gambit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hymenophyllum View Post
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    Lines you play are preety awkward. Tell us your ELO rating, it is much more reliable.

    Lines I play? As in openings? Most of them are well known. I am largely a an aggressive gambit player, hence why most games you will see presented in the link are mostly Scotch Gambit games. Fond of the Kings indian defense, only for black though. I do enjoy the occasional four pawn attack against the Kings gambit if someone plays it against me in black. I almost never play the Ruy Lopez and I have never been a fan of the French so I NEVER use it.

    oh, and I don't have an ELO rating. I have a rating at chessword, of 2200+. I've only restarted playing in the last year and half, last year more seriously though.
    What you like. I do not know how well rating on this site can imitate real strengh, that's why I asked for ELO. I like gambit too, the Queen's gambit.
    Strange influx of popularity concerning this opening especially with the most recent GM tournaments of the year.
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    I am playing QG for 3 years, because I found it very interesting. I do not like open positions after e4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hymenophyllum View Post
    I am playing QG for 3 years, because I found it very interesting. I do not like open positions after e4.


    By the way, you asked how much that rating reflects strength. Well, only two weeks ago I beat CM Tryfon Gavriel in a game. We are currently in another one. I am a rook exchange up. I have played a few female NM's as well, including one candidate.

    I have played a few CM's on chess.com (some wins some losses). So I do like to play in the big boys playground
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    Oh so you are playing correspondence chess?
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    Well, I play mostly blitz. Only recently have I started playing correspondence chess.
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    I play very little chess but I have had two rather startling accomplishments during my brief career. Back in high school we had a resident chess expert. This guy was the local champ and considered one of the brightest prodigies to come along in our province in a long time. He was always challenging somebody to a game and he would kick their ass. Myself? Well I always refused his challenge because I didn't need the humiliation. In my senior year, right near the end of my HS career I gave in and played the guy. Up until that point my entire chess career consisted of maybe 20 games and I was about 50/50 in wins losses with a couple of stalemates thrown in. Anyway somebody decided to make our game a big event and HS radio got involved. So we played and updates were broadcast and as the game went along I was happy just to knock a few of his pieces off but always waiting for the moment for him to deliver the coup de grace and put me out of my misery. We're into it for about 15 minutes and I made a move that put him in check and I was so proud. Then when we looked at my move a little closer it turned out not to be check at all but checkmate....I had won! My adversary studied the board for a while, hoping that a mistake had been made but eventually had to admit defeat. Right away he wanted a rematch but I let him and the whole school know that I no longer considered him a worthy opponent. Try as much as he did those last few weeks of HS I refused to play him again and never did. For the last two weeks he could be sen in the library pouring over chess books and replaying our game over and over again in his head. Don't know if he ever was the same after that. Anyway he did go on to capture some chess honors but I know that deep down he still thinks about that game. After all I was undefeated against him.

    I didn't play much chess for years after that. One day I decided to play the computer and to make a long story short I won again. 1 game only as I adopted the same philosophy, the computer not a worthy opponent. I went into retirement knowing I beat the champ and the computer and I haven't played since.

    So my advice to you is don't ever think you can't be beat.
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    Chess, for me is a game with considerable nostalgia attached. Its not really one of my favorite games, largely because potential opponents nearly always fall into one of two quite distinct categories: those I can beat easily, and those who can beat me easily. In my entire life, there has been only one exception: my older brother. We first played as kids, and in those days he could easily beat me. The difference in cognition between a six year old and a ten year old, combined with his greater experience, were decisive. But the older we grew, the less the age difference mattered; as adults we were very evenly matched. I remember the last three games we played, after not having played for a decade or so. He won one, I won one. The third time, he made a bombastic statement about this being the "tiebreaker for champion of the world!" The third game we fought and sweated and gave it our best and eventually wound up in stalemate.

    So the title of "champion of the world" remains in dispute. And sadly, always will, because he died shortly after that.
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    My best chess games are the ones I win, my worst are the ones I lose.
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    I was reading in Wiki about the history of the game. Interesting to note that chess was Hindu in origin but truly embraced by Islam. The power of the Queen I find interesting since you would not expect any male dominated society or religion to approve of anything representing the feminine side as stronger than men in battle. However the Wiki article did note that the Queen was not always the most powerful piece and it wasn't until 16th century that predominantly Christian European changed the rules.
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