Since Takchess already revealed the result of our match, might as well post it. My first use of chessflash.com!

It’s late, so the analysis might suck.

17 thoughts on “Round 1 review

  1. Wow, exciting game! I noticed a bug in the ChessFlash viewer… when the Black pawns queened they became White queens! Takchess probably wishes that’s how it worked in the real game, no? 🙂

  2. Thanks! The bug is now fixed. If you still see it please refresh your browser.

    Bug, what bug? I don’t see a bug.

    Donnie, if you add dark=551111 to the FlashVars that embeds the viewer you will invoke the ChessFlash Liquid Egg Pirate theme for a potentially more aesthetically pleasing reader experience.

  3. What sucks about the sponsorship is that the first round doesn’t eliminate anyone from the prize money. It actually takes two rounds to be completed before people are possibly eliminated from contension

  4. Donnie, I also think the midnight theme would look nice on your blog. If you want to make the board bigger you can select a vertical layout. Set the width as high as you can and then set the height twice that for nice proportions.

  5. I won my game against Sciurus tonight. If he wasn’t such a nice guy, I’d start the trash talking right now. But he really is a pleasant dude.

    Let’s see if I can get this chess flash thingy to work.

  6. I am glad you saved the game and annotated it. The chess flash is very nice. I’ll have to give it a try.

    Unsure as to what you meant by dodging a bullet. Should I took that pawn? I’ll put some additional notes on my traxler game in a few.

    Thanks again for the game.

  7. Thanks to Likesforests and Polly for posting and annotating the game we drew last night. I think my staunton-ghost spooked her out of a win. Wanna buy a chess shirt? I posted my summer 2008 comemorative line of old timey chess shirts at my blog. ( sorry for the shameless plug but the mascot was extorting money from me)

  8. @likesforests: Yeah, free Queens would probably have been a bit much to handle…

    @Tacticus: Thanks for the tips, and setting up the tournament book! I wanted to try the blue theme for some contrast, but wasn’t really working.

    @Blunderprone/Polly: I was watching up to the part where Polly moved her Queen out to g6 and was up two Pawns. I’m surprised it ended up in the draw. (A tournament of lepers first.)

    @Allen: Actually, with a draw, both people are eliminated. With Polly and Blunderprone’s agreed draw, they cheated themselves out of potential free McDonald’s food.

    @Chessaholic: Grats! Unfortunately, I didn’t stick around for the game, but will check it out!

    @tanc: Thanks!

    @takchess: Maybe it should have been “dodging a paper cut”. Taking the pawn would have been better…with the subvariation listed, you get your Rook on the c-file with a tempo gain. But it shouldn’t have affected the final outcome.

    @Blunderprone: Many apologies; extortion was not on the “approved” list of employee conducts.

  9. @Blunderprone/Polly: I was watching up to the part where Polly moved her Queen out to g6 and was up two Pawns. I’m surprised it ended up in the draw. (A tournament of lepers first.)
    Bawk, Bawk, Bawk 🙂

    @Allen: Actually, with a draw, both people are eliminated. With Polly and Blunderprone’s agreed draw, they cheated themselves out of potential free McDonald’s food.

    Damn! I really wanted that Mickey Dee’s gift card. 😀

  10. @Polly: That game was yours, straight up. Next time you get that Big Mac combo, you’ll agonize about what could have been.

    (The first sentence was originally phrased “That game was straight up yours” before deciding a rephrase might be in order.)

    @Blunderprone: Excuses, excuses. You could have resigned.

    @Allen: Why must you ask the agonizing questions?

    Fortunately, the weaker the players, the fewer the draws, and since we’re pretty low on the totem pole, it won’t be an issue.

    But I’d say no.

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