Monday, May 29, 2006

Circle 1 Completed

That was fun. I will work through the problems I got wrong before I move on to Circle 2. Some of the problems are trivial, but some tripped me up. I need to work a bit more slowly at this stage, focus on getting things right rather than getting it done fast. For instance, here is one I got wrong:

I put the correct first move as the first comment on the post.

Circle #12345678
Total #7197195935931312131213121312
# Done7190000000
% Correct92nanananananana

9 Comments:

Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Answer:
White trades a rook for a queen.

1. Rd8 Kxd8
2. Qxe4, taking advantage of black's
pinned knight.

What tactic is this? Perhaps pinning of the guard :)

5/29/2006 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

Decoy into a pin based on another pin with the first pin making a bad guard.
I remember this one. (TCT?, Renko?)

5/29/2006 11:57:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Tempo, I'm using CTB for my Circles. This is problem #708.

5/29/2006 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

I'm pretty sure I have seen it at Renko's Intensive course tactics I too.
There is a lot of overlap between the various problemsets.

5/29/2006 05:59:00 PM  
Blogger Pawn Sensei said...

Congrats on completing circle one. Your numbers are impressive.

PS

5/30/2006 05:06:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Thanks PS. It feels like I'm making progress.

I think my percentages will drop once I start doing the problems without the themes attached in Circle 2.

5/30/2006 09:28:00 AM  
Blogger takchess said...

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1250781

This position is from this game

and congrats on the circle

5/31/2006 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Montse said...

Also present in CTA

5/31/2006 02:55:00 PM  
Blogger Zweiblumen said...

That's actually a pretty cute opening trap (looking at the Bronstein game it comes from)...I wonder how often you'd get people to play that line against you if you try it....I guess d5 might not be played all the time, but the rest of the moves look pretty natural. I'm definitely going to remember this and try it in blitz sometime.....and hopefully I remember this if anyone trys Qa4 against me in the center game.

8/24/2006 01:17:00 PM  

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