Thursday, October 25, 2007

Surprise

I feel surpised and honored that a game I played last week won game of the week in the T45/45 league. It was that Danish Gambit. This is quite a big deal for me, as it includes all games from the league, not just those in my division. This is likely the high point of my chess life. I should resign now.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Samuraipawn said...

Congratulations! It is one of those games that induces froth just by watching it...in a good way that is.

10/25/2007 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous ookwelbekendalsemc said...

The game is an absolute joy to watch. You deserve it.

10/25/2007 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous ChessTyro said...

Congratulations!

The downside, of course, is you probably have to temporarily "park" that opening as it will be heavily scrutinised and prepared for.

10/25/2007 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Liquid Egg Product said...

That's awesome! It was a textbook-type performance, so it certainly was a worthy choice.

But this surely won't be the high point of your career...

10/25/2007 07:31:00 PM  
Blogger Glenn Wilson said...

Congrats! But don't park the opening. Play it and watch your opponents quiver in fear.

10/25/2007 07:50:00 PM  
Blogger wormwood said...

that was some nice tactical hammering. and although that mate would've been nice, it shows good judgment to just take the counterplay away when you're blatantly winning, but tired and can't see the mate.

10/25/2007 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous ookwelbekendalsemc said...

So you want to learn something about the QGD, right? Are you maybe interested in playing the QGD Slav/Semi-Slav variations? Because in that case you should download ChessBase Light and i'll send you a present which you can use with it.

10/25/2007 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous ookwelbekendalsemc said...

That should include ...a present 'by email'.

10/25/2007 11:41:00 PM  
Blogger slithytove said...

Are you sure you chose the right handle for ICC? Your game of the week looks awfully frontal cortexy to me. Lots of executive function, way past brainstem chess. . .

10/25/2007 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Ookmeister, thanks for the offer, but I prefer straight QGD (e.g., Tartakower). Slav is too closed for my tastes.

Slithytove: the thalamic region of the CNS is underrated (and please don't insult it by putting it into the brainstem!). :)

10/26/2007 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous ookwelbekendalsemc said...

I've got nothing on that that i can send you by email...

Anyway, if you change your mind, let me know.

10/26/2007 01:39:00 AM  
Blogger takchess said...

Now what does the Immortal Game have that this game doesn't? 8)
It is a compelling interesting game with plenty of action. Even with the publicity I hope you continue to play this opening in tourney play. It would prove interesting even if your opponent was prepared.

10/26/2007 05:38:00 AM  
Blogger slithytove said...

No insult intended- I love my brainstem, and never go anywhere without it. Is the thalamus not the rostral most part of the diencephalon and thus the brainstem? Anywho, I wish I played more games like your Danish Gem.

10/26/2007 09:05:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Slithytove: I only include the hindbrain and midbrain (mesencephalon), and I think this is more standard. But you are right some people include even the diencephalon in the brain stem.

10/26/2007 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger Polly said...

Brutally efficient!! Were you low on time? I wouldn't have played that out as black unless my opponent had 1 second left. However 1 second is tons time with a 5 second delay.

10/27/2007 03:00:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Polly: funny thing was I had over 15 minutes on my clock (it was a 45 45 game). He was being stubborn, though, as he was rated 300 points higher. I would probably have done the same thing. (Well, not quite to the extent he did...)

10/27/2007 03:55:00 PM  

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