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|Dec-02-12|| ||Patriot: <LMAJ> When you said "reply in your forum" I assume you mean that you replied in my forum--not that you want me to reply in my forum. :-) I just wanted to make that clear just in case you wanted otherwise. It's easy to misunderstand on here.|
<BTW - did you win the game?> Yes I did! But against a stronger player (or an equal one), my game would have been lost. In this position, I was already worse (black to play):
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I could almost hear Alekhine saying "You must sac the knight or otherwise be lost." The computer agreed--leave the knight where it is! I was lucky--my opponent missed winning shots and here's a very different picture with me winning. I played 39...c4.
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<I do NOT always succeed ... however, one of the goals is to simply learn to speak the language of chess. I.e., to be able to simply move, and let instincts and training take over - with almost no conscious thought.> No one always succeeds (remember Kramnik missing a mate in one). That's what makes human chess exciting. I hate watching computer's play against each other, but it can be interesting to watch the top human player's against them! Part of what you are saying goes into being able to evaluate accurately. It reminds me of something Dan mentioned yesterday about a strong player saying that he can calculate as good as Alekhine but can't get the positions as Alekhine. Evaluation goes a long way--particularly above 2000.
|Dec-02-12|| ||Patriot: <Your coach my not approve of this, but I like to be aggressive from the very beginning.> He wants his students to play aggressively. It makes a difference if you are winning, losing, or in an equal position and if you are playing speed chess or a much slower time control. For example, he has a Novice Nook called "When You're Winning it's a Whole Different Game" and the "Principle of Symmetry". Imbalancing positions when winning is usually better for the other player. But with the advantage I had, he didn't think ...h5 was necessary.|
|Dec-02-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Good stuff, I tend to agree.|
|Dec-04-12|| ||Patriot: <LMAJ> White threatens 21.Qxd3. One possibility is 20...R8xe3 21.fxe3 (what else?) Bh6 -- very threatening! This threatens 22...Bxe3+ 23.Kh1 Bg2#. Now 22.Qxd3 Bxe3+ 23.Qxe3 Rxe3 .|
It looks like black wins in this line.
|Dec-05-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I answered this post - in your forum.|
|Dec-05-12|| ||Patriot: <LMAJ> You're right--20...R8xe3 21.fxe3 Rxe3 followed by 22...Bd4 looks very strong! I guess on 21.Kh1, 21...Re2 with mate threatened? 22.Qxe2 dxe2 23.Re1 Bg4 and 24...Bf2 is threatened. It all looks very bad for white.|
|Dec-06-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Thanks - I responded ... in your forum.|
|Dec-06-12|| ||Patriot: <LMAJ> Yes I saw the game--very wild!! As far as the unsound sac, are you talking about 14...exd4? That's a very sharp line. Finding the right defense after 15.Rxe7 Rxe7 can be tricky--especially for 3 0! Maybe 16.Bd2? I think white's best chance may be giving up the knight for time but that's from a quick assessment. A look further and perhaps 16.Na4 Rae8 17.Bd2 is best.|
|Dec-06-12|| ||Patriot: Ok, Houdini confirmed my last line. What I need to remember when up material is don't give up material so easily. See if you can hold onto it first and if you can without problems, it should be an easy win (not necessarily for 3 0). But I think that's a better order of choices, rather than seeing if giving material back works. Here it only leads to a slight advantage for white.|
|Dec-07-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Thanks - all good observations!|
|Dec-11-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Sigh. In six more days, this page will be gone ... money's tight right now ... and I certainly don't see this place as a proper use of my limited funds.|
|Dec-11-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I have been a Premium member for a number of years ... so I guess I am a little notalgic about it. (I probably should not be, this site has too many trolls on it, anyway.)|
|Jun-10-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Thanks to whomever was kind enough to purchase (for me) a premium membership.|
|Jun-10-13|| ||Mr. Happy: chessgames.com chessforum|
Congratulations for having received a 60-day premium membership!!
|Jun-11-13|| ||Caissanist: You can still see an archive of your forum even after it expires, at http://web.archive.org/web/20121028... .|
|Jun-12-13|| ||Patriot: Hi <LMAJ>! Thanks for all the kind words and advice!|
<If you remember to work daily, do tactics every day ... I think eventually all this hard work has to pay off.> I still work on <CG> puzzles daily, but as with other tactics I still do approximately 60-100 a week on CTS. But I don't really think of it as "hard work" because (laughingly) that's a turn-off! :-)
I think my goal needs to be continuous improvement but not so much that it involves a lot of work without fun. It's not likely chess will ever "pay the bills" and I will never be among the best player's. So what do I expect to get out of it? Utimately--enjoyment and friendly competition.
|Jun-12-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Not sure how long this forum will be open, probably only about 60 days ... posted my reply on A J Goldsby 's page.|
|Jun-15-13|| ||Mr. Happy: Hi LIFE Master AJ! I have seen some of your sites and find them very useful. I have learned a lot. I would just like to ask if you have any games you specifically like, and if so, what they are. Thank you!|
|Jun-15-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I really like my list of the ten greatest games of all time ... I took at least six months annotating each game ...|
|Jun-16-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I also like my "Game of The Month" website. (http://www.ajschess.com/thegotmman/)|
At one time, I was getting some decent financial support - during that time I was cranking out a new game every month. Now it has devolved into a hobby, once in a while, someone will make a contribution to my Paypal account, but it has been pretty much a hit-or-miss type of thing.
|Jun-16-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Of course, there has been tremendous upheaval in my life since 2006. Financially, it was very bad - I had to stop working to take care of my wife, she was dying of cancer. We got evicted from our old place in August of 2007, and my wife (Julie Goldsby,http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera...); died in January, 2008. (You can read about it in the link.) For about 5 years, I lost all interest in doing much chess, I did very little with my web sites during that time.|
|Jun-16-13|| ||Patriot: Hi <LMAJ>! I've always believed it's a big mistake to accept that one cannot become an Expert (or even a Master) simply because they are "too old". Having the time (because of family, job, etc.) is the real issue (not an aging brain, which is kind of hilarious).|
I think it was Silman who said something to the effect, "Once you lose the fear of losing rating points, you can become that rating!" That's kind of where my attitude is right now. Who cares if I lose? As long as I learn something from the mistakes and can always feel good about it, I should improve.
|Jun-16-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: SIR!!! ( You are very welcome. NEVER talk back to James Bond! ;p )|
|Jun-16-13|| ||Patriot: <LMAJ> :-)|
|Jun-18-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Just ...
FOR THE RECORD.
I have the money to renew, but I refuse to do so!!!!!
I am being treated unfair AND being discriminated against. As far as I know, I am the ONLY player on this site to have his games shut down and no kibitzing allowed.
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