A game

I just played a 5 minute game against a Turkish player named Abdul Suleiman. I made one bad move, 21…Qa4?, because I at that time was pouring myself a cup of coffee while playing – and I am terrible at multitasking – but aside from that this was a good game against a reasonably strong player. A poor player would not have resigned quite so fast, even if the end position is completely lost for white and fritz gives it a -4.5 to -5 evalution. Watch it here.

36…Rd8 was incidentally not a good move either, but at that point the game was basically already over, so it didn’t matter all that much; however much stronger was 36…Ra4. If 37.Qd2 then …Rxa3 and white has nothing. If ie. 37.h4 then …Rd8, 38.Qd2 Qc5 and no matter what white does the knight is toast and the game is over.


September 30, 2009 - Posted by | Chess


  1. You can’t go five minutes without coffee? Christ, what a junkie!

    Comment by Jan Madsen | October 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. Not 5 minutes – 10 minutes; 5 for each player. (…)

    It was late. I was tired. Coffee helps.

    I find it interesting that you comment on the coffee part rather than the multitasking part of that sentence.

    Comment by US | October 1, 2009 | Reply

  3. Btw, have you suddenly turned religious Jan?

    What does “Christ” have to do with anything?

    Comment by US | October 1, 2009 | Reply

  4. The multitasking bit is understandable. I’m easily mistaken for a comatose when playing chess.

    Ayn Rand once said, that she liked what that term implied referring to “god bless you”. Saying “Christ” or “Jesus” implies certain things. I like what it implies.

    Comment by Jan Madsen | October 1, 2009 | Reply

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