The Chess Wanderer

"Les pions sont l´âme du jeu" Francois-André Philidor, 1749

Monday, April 25, 2005

T26 Round 6

This is the last game I'll post on my Blog. Don't really feel comfortable putting this stuff out here. My win guaranteed us a spot in the championship match.

[Event "Team 45 45 League T26"]
[Site "Free Internet Chess Server"]
[Date "2005.04.22"]
[Round "6"]
[White "PawnSensei"]
[Black "clarinetref"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1411"]
[BlackElo "1519"]
[TimeControl "2700+45"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. e5 d4 6. cxd4 Qxd4 7. Nf3 Qd7 8. O-O e6 9. b3 Nc6 10. Nc3 Nge7 11. Ba3 b6 12. Nb5 a6 13. Nd6+ Kd8 14. Nxf7+ Kc7 15. Nxh8 Ng6 16. Nxg6 hxg6 17. Rc1 Kb7 18. Re1 Be7 19. d4 cxd4 20. Bxe7 Qxe7 21. Nxd4 Nxd4 22. Qxd4 Rd8 23. Qe4+ Ka7 24. Red1 Rh8 25. h3 g5 26. Qc4 Kb7 27. Qe4+ Ka7 28. Qc6 Rd8 29. Rxd8 Qxd8 30. Qc7+ Qxc7 31. Rxc7+ Kb8 32. Rxg7 {Black resigns} 1-0


At 4/25/2005 3:07 AM, Blogger Jens said...

Why are you uncomfortable publishing your games (wins or losses) here? Are you afraid it will make it too easy for your opponents to out-prepare you, or are you ashamed by their quality. At lower levels you very rarely get "out-prepared", openings simply don't matter that much. And as far as the feeling ashamed part goes, nobody is ecpecting games to be perfect.

In general I find it interesting when people post a good game, but I would also like to say that the benefit of doing so, both for the player and the blog-readership increses immensely if you add some annotations that outline where you wentr wrong, what your thought process was, etc. Anyway, I hope you change your mind and do continue posting the occasional game.


At 4/25/2005 4:20 AM, Blogger Temposchlucker said...

I agree with Jens.
What does make you feel uncomfortable?

At 4/25/2005 5:26 AM, Blogger bahus said...

I agree that there are more pro's than cons on publishing your own games. Furthermore I think that writing a chess blog without at least an occational chess game or position would sound a bit strange.

However, I've thought at times if I should first ask permission from the other player. So far I haven't. To my mind the only guideline is that the analysis is done without offending the other party (ie. without unnecessary gloating or mocking a la guestdestroyer on ICC).

The lost games are even more valuable as someone might have ideas that you just didn't see.

The TeamChess games are all available at the official site (since T22 if I remember right) so if your opponent want's to know what you've played before he/she can find it out easily.

Good game, btw. It always makes my heart warm when a Sicilian player get's thrashed.


- bahus

At 4/25/2005 9:43 AM, Blogger Pawnsensei said...

Thanks for the input. I am not afraid of people seeing my games, as you guys pointed out they are posted on the T45 45 website for all to see, and on top of that my opponents go through my history in FICS which shows even more games than the T45 45 website does. So it's not that.

Two things that I thought about:

1. Offending my opponents since I learned that they do look at my blog.

2. I wasn't doing anything that wasn't already done on the Team 45 45 website.

As far as the second point is concerned, Jens' suggestion of annotating my games would cure that. For some reason I never thought about doing it before. Maybe because I'm embarrassed that I play a lot of "Hope" chess?

In any case, you guys have convinced me to try to annotate my next game. Please be candid with your remarks and let me know, if you were the other guy, if you would be offended by any of my annotations. Thanks.



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