Wednesday, March 17, 2010

King Safety versus Activity

Recent Starbucks game, time controls were 10/5. I'm curious what people think of white's play at moves 15 and 16. We had a nice debate about it after, and we both thought we were right. :)

I haven't Fritzed this yet, I'm sure there are mistakes we didn't notice. Obviously there was one I noticed so I got lucky, as before that my position was worse. He probably should have played e5 instead of Bg5. Smith-Morra is sort of a fight for who plays e5 first.

Oh, and GO DUKE!

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Is there a TD in the house?

Question about USCF tournament rules...

If players disagree on whether they want straight time, or five second delay, does the player playing as black get to decide? Also, is the choice to play with 5 second increment or five second delay? Or is that also a free variable?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dan Heisman on Twitter

Some great Heis-Cubes such as:
Make the developing moves you know you are going to make before the ones that you think you want to make

Thursday, March 04, 2010

CT-Art 4.0?

Geert asks:
Did anyone try the new CT Art 4.0 yet? What exactly is the improvement over the previous version?
I'm curious, anyone know the answers?