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The best chess games competition
  • garyk kaspik at 2003-02-21

    Hi everybody chess fan,

    I played and finished nice chess game. I think me and my opponent showed good power in this game. I would like to share and show this game to other chess fans. As well I would like to ask chess players to offer and show the similar games to other chess fans. We could to create the small “best chess games competition”.

    I am looking forward to any responses from chess players. Bye

  • Ricardo (Santos) at 2003-02-22

    Hi Garyk, how can I see your game? What number does it have?

  • garyk kaspik at 2003-02-24

    Hi Ricardo,

    Thanks for your response. The game number is 25700 (you can look game number 25381 as well) and you can find it via player-games.

    I am looking forward to show me your games, dear chess players. Bye

  • Ed Collins at 2003-02-24

    Here's a tip when viewing games on this server.

    It's much faster to view the game using another piece of software, rather than viewing them from this site in your browser. If you view them on this site, it takes a second or two to reload the board image each time. My suggestion is to highlight the entire list of moves and then copy them (CTRL-C) to memory. Then open up a chess program that views PGN files. My favorite is WinBoard, which is free, but there are also several other good choices out there. Then simply paste this list of moves into the program. There ya go. That's it. You then view them with this PGN viewer. You can move forward and backward throughout the game instantly, without having to wait for the response from this server.

    It's also very easy then to save the game to your computer, if you wish to.

    Ed Collins

  • Ricardo (Santos) at 2003-02-24

    Hi Ed, do you know where I can find WinBoard to download it to the computer?

  • Ed Collins at 2003-02-25

    I most certainly do:

    The above link is a link to the authors homepage.

    WinBoard is really three programs in one. It's probably the most popular freeware chess program available and is a “must have” piece of software for many chess fans.

    Not only is it a PGN viewer but it is also a “front end” to more than 100 freeware chess engines. Finally, it is an interface to several chess servers, mainly ICC, FICS, and US Chess Live.

  • Dvd Avins at 2003-02-26

    I'd also recommend scid. It's a free chess database program. You can, for instance, have one collection of games you've played, another collection of games you're in the middle of, and a third collection of Grandmaster games. They are searchable by opening, position, and lots of other criteria.

    scid can read PGN, but it will only write in its native format. So the usual way to use it for Grandmaster games is to import a PGN collection and convert it to scid's format. It isn't quite as easy to use as Winboard, but the help files are fairly good.

  • garyk kaspik at 2003-03-05

    Nobody offer pretty games to me?

  • Mightyking at 2003-03-05

    Uhmmm, just wait till I have finished you off ;)

  • Ricardo (Santos) at 2003-03-05

    Thank you Ed for the WinBoard! It is great and a very good help in viewing games.

    I'm still studying your game Garyk (with the WinBoard).

    I do not know if these games are really worth to be in a best games competiton (I have not yet reached your levels, guys :) but if you would like I would be thankful if you could tell me about good and bad moves in these two games

    11811 and 11796


  • garyk kaspik at 2003-03-06

    Hi Mighty and Ricardo,

    To Mighty: I am not the best and without mistakes. I “only” want to do the best. It is the training for me only. I know that you are better than me. Wish you good luck.

    To Ricardo: I did not say that my games are the best. I offered to show (and study) everyone my games. As well I asked to show me your good games. But I will not comment your games. I can comment our games only. If you want play…


  • Ricardo (Santos) at 2003-03-06

    Hi Garyk,

    I know you did not say that your games are the best and I do enjoy studying your game! The two games I mentioned above are good from my point of view, but as I know that there are many players here that are much better than me I thought it would be interesting to have some feedback. If you do not want to comment, please have a look anyway :)

  • Mightyking at 2003-03-06

    Well Ricardo, here it goes:

    1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qe5+ ?! (The Scandinavian is a suspicious opening, and you would not see it very often at grandmaster level, but this move is definitely not good. One of the main rules in the opening is to not move your pieces more than once in the opening. In this game black moves his Queen way too often) 4.Be2 Qg5? 5.Bf3 Qe5+ 6.Nge2 (I think white already has a nice advantage in this game, white played sensible moves, while black is moving the queen planlessly) c5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.Re1 (8.d4!? see comment at next move) e6 9.d3 (I would really have gone for d4 here. White has huge development advantage, and then you should opt for open positions. One line could be: 9.d4 Nxd4 10.Nxd4 Qxd4 11.Nb5! +-)Qf6 10.Ne4 Qe5 11.c3 (or 11.Bf4 right away, black has such a horrible position such that b2 is immune anyway)Nf6 12.Bf4 Qf5 13.Qa4 Bd7 14.Qb5 Nd8 15.Qb3 Nd5 16.Bd6 (Nice move. Alternative is 16.Nd6+)b6? (Better is Bc6) 17.c4 Bc6 18.Bxf8? (The white bishop is stronger than the black one, besides the f8 bishop is hampering the movement of the black king. I would prefer 18.cxd5 right away)Kxf8 (Well at least the king has left the dangerous e-file) 19.cxd5 +- Bxd5 20.Qc3 (20.Qa3!? threatening d4, again opening the position)Nb7 21.N2g3 Qg6 22.b4! (Good opening the position, d4 is still alternative) f5 23.Nd2 f4 24.Bxd5 exd5 25.Qe5! (On first look this seem to lose a pawn, but it's excellent finish of the game!)fxg3 26.Qe7+ Kg8 27.Qxb7 gxf2+ 28.Kxf2 Rf8+ 29.Nf3 Qxd3 30.Rad1 Qc2+ 31.Kg1 g5 32.Qxd5+ Black resigned.

    Black played the opening very badly and could never recover from so many queen moves. It was only a matter of time before the black position would crack.

  • Mightyking at 2003-03-06

    Maybe an addendum to the comments above. What do you think about this.

    On move 17 What about playing 17.N2g3 Qxg6 and now astonishingly enough 18.Qxd5!! This really shows how bad the position has been for black. exd5?? 19.Nf6 And black is checkmated. :)

  • Ricardo (Santos) at 2003-03-09

    Thank you Mightyking for taking time! I really enjoyed your comments and alternative moves, especially the move 17 N2g3 Qg6 18.Qxd5!! That was really something I did not see during the game. Thank you again! :)

  • garyk kaspik at 2003-03-10

    Hi Ricardo,

    I agree on 99% with Mightyking´s comments to you first game (good job Migty).

    As well I briefly looked your second game against Japanese. You both played well however you had to play 13. - d5 (I think it´s theory) instead of c5.

    Moreover you had to play (more times) 15. - Vxe3 with the following Bd4.

    I have to mention that Japanese had the small advantage during whole game and 27. f5 is a “big error” (fingermistake probably:) ). He had to play 27. Bd1 with small advantage…


  • Mightyking at 2003-03-10

    Hey Garyk,

    It would be interesting to see on what 1% you do not agree with my comments :) Could you shed some light on that?

  • garyk kaspik at 2003-03-10

    Hi Mightyking,

    It is secret:)

    But seriously: You did good job really. I think that Scandinavian opening is not suspicious opening and it returns back to grandmaster repertoire. We can start together play this line with 3. - Dd6!? which is popular nowadays (Yugoslavia´s GM´s games, the game Kasparov - Rogers however 1:0).

    I think in the Ricardo´s game are improvement instead of 13. Qa4 or 22. b4 which should be without remark “!“.

    Anyway I have to repeat that you did good job.


  • Mightyking at 2003-03-10

    Owww, I knew I would get some criticism when I wrote the Scandinivian to be suspicious, lol. But serious, I don't think Rogers would have played the Scandinavian if he wasn't playing Kasparov. After all what the heck do you play when you're sitting in front of the best chess player ever? Perhaps Rogers was only trying to find a gap in Kasparov's repertoire. Because I don't think Kasparov has seen a lot of 1…d5 in his chess life.

    One of the very few grandmasters I know that play the Scandinavian these days is Ferdinand Hellers, who also wrote a book on this opening.

    In view of this I would like to say that the Scandinavian itself is not suspicious. Heck I respect it so much, that I play 1.e4 d5 2.d4 just to avoid it, and to not let my opponent go in positions that he understand better than I do. But in view of players of below 2000 it's probably a bad choice of opening. After all, lines where the black queen captures the white d5 pawn often allows White to gain several tempi. This is something that should be avoided.

    If you're going to play 1.e4 d5 then I would suggest you study 2.exd5 Nf6.

    This is just my own stupid opinion, of course.

  • garyk kaspik at 2003-03-10

    Hi Mighty,

    I agree with you on 99%:) (My standard reply beginning probably)

    Rogers tried/tries any non-standard opennings when he plays as black (and therefore not only against Kasparov, e.g. 1. e4 Kc6). But maybe you are right about this match (you wrote “perhaps”) but generally I agree with you…

    You can play 1.e4 d5 2.e5 (French openning) as well to avoid Scandinavian. As well I agree with you concerning “position understanding” (This I have still write as comments in my games against Ricardo:) ).

    As well I agree with you that this Scandinavian openning is not suitable for beginners but this opening with 3. - Qd6!? is “vital” and it is used (and deeply analysed) often by my friends in club.


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