Saturday, 27 December 2008

Sailing in unfamiliar waters

Here's another really fascinating position that arose because two players had reached unfamiliar waters.

Success in preparation!

Really interesting positions arose this morning against my fellow FICS membe in Caro-Kann Panov-Botvinnik. It is setup I have prepared for reasonably. Preparation is difficult as you don't want to go too deep in your own thought processess as it is impractical as there are so many other ways game could go. So my preparation is pretty limited but still I knew couple of concepts out of which I could find ideas to work with in playground.

Here it is.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Lighter note

I had heavy day chesswise. Lot of dropping of pieces and lack of plans on board. I'm thinking maybe I'm taking in so many positions my mind is not able to settle as the subconscious is working constantly.

I have been quite dissapointed in my endgames and I've looked through my king and pawn endgames - and I was happy to see it paid off today for me!

Here's my endgame.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

At the thresholds of brilliancy.

I spent last couple of hours walking through one brilliant game by my fellow FICS member waparker. I hope I did some justice with my remarks.

Here's the game with analysis.