Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Holidays Everyone

Enjoy your Christmas break and New Year! See you in 2009.

15 Comments:

Blogger chesstiger said...

Happy holidays!
May 2009 be a big step in your chess study and improvement.

12/20/2008 06:03:00 PM  
Blogger Vincent said...

The same to you.

I don't participate much, but I subscribe to your rss feed, and I must say that I have really appreciated your posts over the last year.

I hope that you have a great holiday season, and wish your family and yourself health and the best of luck in the new year.

Vincent

12/21/2008 01:24:00 AM  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

For 2009 I wish you to find the difference between blunderfixing and improvement.

12/23/2008 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Tempo: over the board, they amount to the same for my lowly games.

12/23/2008 07:27:00 PM  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

I hope my wish will gain in strength during the year. . .

12/23/2008 09:36:00 PM  
Blogger BlunderProne said...

I am going to develop better chess rythum in 2009! Merry X-mas all!

12/25/2008 01:42:00 AM  
Blogger Willie Wheeler said...

Hey Eric. Maybe I'll be checking out your chess blog more often now. I taught Max how to play chess and he's really getting into it. I just read about the Dunst opening, which I usually use, and why it's not so popular. Fun stuff... :-)

12/25/2008 03:13:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Willie: great to see you!!! Merry Christmas, man. I had never heard of the Dunst before. That's funny.

BP: Your posts this year seem to have gotten you into a nice rhythm.

12/25/2008 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Chessaholic said...

Same to you BDK! Glad that you are posting so frequently again, your "sabbatical" left a void in the chess blogosphere.

12/26/2008 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Willie Wheeler said...

Yeah, I'm having fun with the articles for sure. I have another one on the way, on sampling distributions (statistics).

I haven't studied openings at all but I bought Max the Chessmaster game, and it kept telling me that I was doing the Dunst opening. That sounded pretty impressive so I checked it out on Wikipedia and it was classified as an "irregular opening" that's certainly playable but not often used because it has a lot of downsides. For me it was just that I like to bring the knights out to protect the center but now I'll have to reconsider that. I guess by moving either the queen's pawn or the king's pawn up you're still protecting the center to some extent...?? :-D

12/26/2008 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger Willie Wheeler said...

Oh, I guess the "BP:" indicated that you were talking to somebody else (namely BP). Heh. :-)

12/26/2008 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger Polly said...

A belated Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all. Hopefully everyone got all those chess books they asked Santa for. :-)

12/26/2008 09:27:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Willie: I really like Chessmaster, the lectures by Josh Waitzkin are really good.

Dunst probably transposes into the Vienna most of the time, I would guess (i.e., 1 Nc3 e5 2 e4). And that's certainly playable.

It's great that Max likes chess. I sure wish I had played it when I was a kid, since I pretty much suck. :)

12/27/2008 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Thanks Polly you too!

12/27/2008 11:02:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Tempo: my wish for you is that you learn to write what you mean explicitly and clearly rather than using ellliptical riddles.

1/12/2009 01:37:00 PM  

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