Sunday, April 11, 2010

IM Marc Esserman Lecture, April 15th


Cruel world! This exactly the kind of event I would like to attend.

11 comments:

  1. How about a Smith-Morra game on FICS instead? ;) How's that chess weekend coming along, by the way?

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  2. Very much like the opposite of what I had in mind. Most hours "invested" at the office.

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  3. Thanks for the post! Hopefully you will enjoy some of the posts I am planning on the Smith-Morra, my latest addiction....

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  4. I've heard of the Smith-Morra "obsession" that some chess-players have, so it would be great to find out what and why :)

    In my neck of the woods, I didn't qualify for this one (http://www.maxeuwe.nl/activiteiten/toptraining-dvoretski.html) as I'm not 2000 ELO ! but I may well pop along in May for the matches with the "5 talented Dutch youngsters" ( http://www.maxeuwe.nl/activiteiten/max-euwe-matches.html ), especially as Nigel Short is playing Anish Giri. Yasser Seirawan will also be playing. Time to work from home for an afternoon !

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  5. I was smittened by the Morra the first time I saw it but I have never had anything like a remote success playing it.

    It is all about: "So, you spent 154 Hours learning a lot of theory stuff? I will just sacc a pawn and create a weird position. How about that?"

    Max Euwe Centrum seems like a cool place.

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  6. I might have to start playing this, I play e4 and usually am content with a passive closed line vs Sicilian, but I need a change of pace line too!

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  7. Hiya Russ!

    Thank you for adding me!

    Yeah, I strongly consider to switch (back) to an all gambit repertoire. It will be a messy slaughter house playing turn based games but it will be fun.

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  8. Gambits ? Although I scored a couple of wins with the Urosov gambit on the few times I was allowed to get there, now, I avoid them.

    I saw the huge post at the Kenilworthian about the Smith-Morra. Wow ! is all I can say..hope it works for someone !



    Why not try the Kenilworthian's latest e4 repertoire here http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/kenilworthian/2010/02/1e4-e5-2nf3-white-repertoire.html

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