Monday, September 6, 2010

Junior victory, Russian dance

I had a great game with sacrifices in my round 3 game. My opponent won with a pretty move. I will show the game tomorrow. After the game I ate bread from an organic store. I also cooked a potato dish with some red onion. I went to the library to get books on rebuilding my broken life. That's an important goal for me. I will summarize the main ideas in it soon :)

Friday I played a pretty game in the online 45 45 team league. I won a pawn with an in between move. He captured back the pawn, but that opened up a file against his king, which allowed me to win a bishop and the game.

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I used one minute for five checkmates today. It was a warm-up for my tourney game which will start in 1 hour. I postponed rounds 1 and 2 because I was travelling in the weekend. Today I will play a talented junior from Vietnam. I got up at 5:30 and worked between 7am-1:00pm in the book warehouse. I ate around 10 bananas for lunch. I'll have 20 minutes rest and then go to play. I will report the result when I arrive home and post the game tomorrow. Until that I show the checkmate I liked most today. It had a solid move which created a winning threat. Can you find it?

Have a great day! :)

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Side-file checkmate, training with Alex

We had an around 1 hour long lesson with Alex.

1. First he solved 5 checkmate exercises in around 2 minutes. He was so fast and great! He improves very well, He played 2 long games in this week and won both of them!

2. We analysed one of his games. He played very well the opening and middlegame and got a winning position.

3. We studied about the isolated and double pawns.

4. About pinning and Qh4 check motives if white plays f2-f3.

5. We studied about creating weak squares by pieces exchange when a pawn captures back.

We agreed with him about homeworks:

1. playing a blind game

2. solving at least 1 puzzle daily

3. study examples about weak pawns

4. play at least 2 games in the next week

After the lesson I solved my daily 5 puzzles in about 1 minute. One puzzle I called a side-file checkmate, because it looked similar like the back-rank checkmate but it was on the last file on the board. Is a new name for this type of checkmate? :)