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#61    BurnSide

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 01:51 AM

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 04:56 AM

QUOTE(BurnSide @ Mar 16 2005, 06:21 PM)
BurnSide (White) vs diebytheflyguy (Black)

I won. original.gif It was an excellent match though. I wouldn't say dominated. You had me scared there, if you didn't lose the queen in that accident, you would have had me.


Can't rematch just yet, i've already been challenged and my games are full. Shortly. thumbsup.gif

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Oh, yah forgot about the 6 game limit. I could use some time to watch how you play cause I know you like the title, but I don't wanna be the worse player around.  tongue.gif  

Talon challenged me does anyone have any tips?
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Posted 18 March 2005 - 05:08 AM

Close your eyes. thumbsup.gif

Naa seriously, he doesn't move a piece without there being a meaning to moving it, so watch that piece carefully, and determine what he's doing with it.

Once you're in check, you're in trouble. He checks you and keeps you checked while removing your pieces. You need to get in there quickly and keep your king open and well protected at all times.


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Posted 18 March 2005 - 05:18 AM

Ya, my problem is that I don't make sure of my moves (I make too many mistakes cause I rush things) and each move I make has no meaning to the game, really. So, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can beat Talon.

Have any of you been reading any online chess tips or special moves or strategies to improve your game?



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Posted 18 March 2005 - 05:31 AM

No, i've just been watching my better opponents closely, like Thistle, Saruman and Talon, and learning their strategies. It seems to be working, i'm getting better by far. They each have differing styles and i'm incorporating.


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Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:33 AM

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No, i've just been watching my better opponents closely, like Thistle, Saruman and Talon, and learning their strategies. It seems to be working, i'm getting better by far.


True, you have improved a lot thumbsup.gif


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They each have differing styles and i'm incorporating.


huh.gif Yeah, Saru does that thing with his pawns (which is really hard to get through), Thistle for 2 out of our 3 games went with an all out King-side attack, while I tend to have the standard pawn/knight/bishop opening needed for an early castle to get my rooks out and as my officers controlling the centre of the board as possible.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 04:20 PM

Yup, that Pawn defense Saru does is hard to get through.

Although Thistle did something with her's i have never seen before, and it really worked like a charm until i managed to break through and take them all.

She lined them all out like an arrow, with the middle piece way out.


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Posted 18 March 2005 - 06:47 PM

The Advanced Pawn salient opening? hmm

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 07:09 PM

QUOTE(Talon S. @ Mar 18 2005, 06:47 PM)
The Advanced Pawn salient opening? hmm

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it has a proper name? I think I'll continue to call it my "slightly intimidating ninja pawn charge"  laugh.gif

btw.....moved all the chatty posts over here....let's keep the results thread purely for results, makes it easier for saru to update the scores.

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 05:16 AM

How about "The Stick attack"... sounds catchy wink2.gif

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 05:46 AM

Is it too late to join in the tournament?

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 09:30 AM

Yes sorry, unless someone else bows out in the immediate future. All the positions are taken.


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Posted 19 March 2005 - 12:41 PM

So we just go for a watch and give few tips.

*ATTACK IS THE BEST DEFENCE*

Don't be scared of what you cannot see, your only fear is possibility,
never wondered what the hell went wrong,  your second chance may never come along.
Hold on now your exits here, it's waiting just for you,
don't pause too long its fading now, its ending all too sooooon,
you'll see. ~pete murray~

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 12:49 PM

I think that your best defence is your best attack.
I've played amany tournaments, and my opponents are always too boisterous about strategy and opportunity.
And then they miscalculate, blunder - then the board's yours.

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 12:53 PM

*If you're playing white, position your pieces on the first five moves.*
*Avoid moving one piece twice on the opening as it will give you disadvantage*
*Do not attack on early stage as you will only move back and lose one advantage move*

Don't be scared of what you cannot see, your only fear is possibility,
never wondered what the hell went wrong,  your second chance may never come along.
Hold on now your exits here, it's waiting just for you,
don't pause too long its fading now, its ending all too sooooon,
you'll see. ~pete murray~




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