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by iamachessstudent
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I propose...
Replies: 2
Views: 3555

Re: I propose...

LOL
That is original lol
by iamachessstudent
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Favorite Openings?!
Replies: 8
Views: 7044

Re: Favorite Openings?!

Abiodun THANK YOU!! An excellent topic that does relate to my original one! MAking the same mistakes over and over is frustrating and so unnecessary! Simply looking p the line in question will help you eliminate that error, plus put you on the right track to other little things you could be missing ...
by iamachessstudent
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Favorite Openings?!
Replies: 8
Views: 7044

Re: Favorite Openings?!

The lower your rating the less important are the opening moves. Computer analysis shows that at my level I make weak moves and blunders more often than I care to admit. What is the use of playing the opening like a strong GM and then playing the rest of the game like a 1600 patzer ? " Well stated I...
by iamachessstudent
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Favorite Openings?!
Replies: 8
Views: 7044

Re: Favorite Openings?!

Energy:

I know what you mean about the crazy e4, e5 openings, there are some very tricky ones out there that come out from time to time and you have to be careful and know your theory!

KEtuplover:
You are a silver lol:)
by iamachessstudent
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Favorite Openings?!
Replies: 8
Views: 7044

Favorite Openings?!

Hey all.. We all have a favorite opening or 2 that we prefer to play as White, and as Black..what are yours>? What are some openings that you have tried but can't seem to get the "feel" of?! As WHiye, I play 1.e4 and 1.d4 almost 50-50..or depending on my mood. Against the E pawn, I like the 2..Nc6 S...
by iamachessstudent
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Cliff Dwyer passed away
Replies: 8
Views: 7473

Re: Cliff Dwyer passed away

That is truly a sad thing.
Cliff and I talked about many things, Chess and otherwise. I always looked forward to our games and hearing from him..I will truly miss him and am very sad to hear of his passing.

sleep well my friend, you are in a better place.

all my love

Josj
by iamachessstudent
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sorry everyone!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3924

Sorry everyone!!

Hi everyone!

I REALLY want to say IM SORRY for the timeouts and other interruptions in my games.
Lots of personal issues which were serious has kept me from being unable to focus on Chess BUT IM BACK!!
I look forward to playing all challengers and lets have some fun!!!!

Josh
by iamachessstudent
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back, hopefully to stay!
Replies: 4
Views: 6744

Re: I am back, hopefully to stay!

Thank you all!!
Its good to be home:)


Josh
by iamachessstudent
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back, hopefully to stay!
Replies: 4
Views: 6744

I am back, hopefully to stay!

Hello all!!:)

I'm baaaack!
Last 2 years have been terribly had, but I hope Im on the rebound!
Ill only be playing a limited number of games but please message me and say hi!!

M
Joshua
by iamachessstudent
Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back!!
Replies: 3
Views: 7222

Re: I am back!!

Hey CLiff

Im ready for the tournament!:)
Nils, no worries, you are that crushable anyway:)

Good Chess!!

Josh
by iamachessstudent
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back!!
Replies: 3
Views: 7222

I am back!!

Im back!!
Long story, but I have returned..
My apologies to the games I t imed out on :(

Mssage me n lets talk/play:)

Joish
by iamachessstudent
Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Games analyzed, annotated
Replies: 2
Views: 5757

Games analyzed, annotated

Hey all If anyone has a game they really liked, and it was a good game, I would annotate it for you. Annotating is analyzing the game,, through the opening and then explaining the middle game and different avenues of play, as well as looking at each move and seeing if something was better or missed ...
by iamachessstudent
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: TIps for Playing chess?
Replies: 2
Views: 8140

Re: TIps for Playing chess?

Those are all good Ketchup, but Id like to add: Play the opponent NOT the rating! With each of your opponent's move ASK YOURSELF, what are any threats, and how do I defend against threat. Stay true to yourself, play your best openings, regardless of the opponent. TAKE YOUR TIME! We have plenty of it...
by iamachessstudent
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Net-Chess turns 16
Replies: 3
Views: 6175

Re: Net-Chess turns 16

Wow
CONGRATS Net-Chess
CONGRATS GREG ! A job well done and I would like to say I feel MOST of us appreciate what you do :)

Joshua
by iamachessstudent
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back, in a limited way
Replies: 5
Views: 9454

Re: I am back, in a limited way

Hey David''
Like Nils, Id also love to test that theory anytime:)
Bring it on!!:P

Joshua
by iamachessstudent
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back, in a limited way
Replies: 5
Views: 9454

Re: I am back, in a limited way

I am honored Nils!:)
by iamachessstudent
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back, in a limited way
Replies: 5
Views: 9454

I am back, in a limited way

Hello all!

I am back, part time and have posted a few invites..
Slower time controls, but I'm just getting back into living my life, and want to see if I still have the hunger to play!
So accept and lets HAVE SOME FUN!

im good to be back n thanks!

Joshua
by iamachessstudent
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am still alive...
Replies: 7
Views: 11656

Re: I am still alive...

Thanks to both of you!
It is nice to know that a few people care:)

Joshua
by iamachessstudent
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am still alive...
Replies: 7
Views: 11656

I am still alive...

I am here and alive! I thank Cliff and leormebanco for asking about my well-being and before I explain..I agree with Cliff. As long as no one is bickering, arguing or fighting, this forum useless. The summer was a terrible time for me (for those that care) I lost my Mom AND Dad, was homeless for awh...
by iamachessstudent
Fri May 16, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Preparations
Replies: 4
Views: 7552

Re: Preparations

Is it Greg:), but we all prepare differently and everyone had good points! Opponent's games are a nice way, as well as working on any weak points on your game! Trimming and making sure your opening repertoire is solid and you are up to date! Practice/study ENDINGS!! work constantly on your openings,...
by iamachessstudent
Thu May 15, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Preparations
Replies: 4
Views: 7552

Preparations

I am curious...
How do you prepare for matches and tournaments??

Media, books, on-line or combination of all??

I use ChessBase, Hiracs14, Online new-letters, and websites...www.chessnews.com; etc etc, plus I have a database of all my games, broken down by openings...and year!

Share please!
by iamachessstudent
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: desert island chess books
Replies: 11
Views: 17612

Re: desert island chess books

Of course I will red ketchup :) I will first quote off the back page of the book "New York 1927" by Alexander Alekhine": " This is unlike any tournament book ever written. Not only do you have one of the greatest annotators of all time rendering some brilliant analysis, but he melds it with an excep...
by iamachessstudent
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: desert island chess books
Replies: 11
Views: 17612

Re: desert island chess books

Nice qurstion, and my answer: #1: David Bronstein's Zurich 1953 Zurich Candidate's Tournament, a real classic and just a damn fine book! #2: The Life and Games of Mikail Tahl, lots of it written and annotated by Tahl himself..a real winner! #3: Botvinnik-Tahl, Match for the world Championship, 1960....
by iamachessstudent
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2014 World Chess Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 7347

Re: 2014 World Chess Championship

Magnus once more, nice try for Anand...but hes not able to beat Magnus!
by iamachessstudent
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What have happen with Net-Chess?
Replies: 12
Views: 22099

Re: What have happen with Net-Chess?

ummmm ok?
So we have 1 and its rarely used?!?!
by iamachessstudent
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What have happen with Net-Chess?
Replies: 12
Views: 22099

Re: What have happen with Net-Chess?

Hey all! I think the original post was meant to talk about the number and quality of posts! I have seen the older forums and there was MUCH more life in them! yes, Jeff and Luka did more and other people also talked allot more, I also tired, with games, chess stories and such, but no one ever seemed...
by iamachessstudent
Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: World Cup 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 4743

Re: World Cup 2014

Germany will be the team to beat in that bracket!!!
by iamachessstudent
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: If this site were allowed just one time control...
Replies: 1
Views: 3707

Re: If this site were allowed just one time control...

sounds ok to me !
plenty of time!
by iamachessstudent
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: computer use in chess
Replies: 15
Views: 20694

Re: computer use in chess

Use of computers is generally discouraged, if not outright banned on many websites.. the only thing I cant understand is WHY use a computer to play your games, you are not getting anything out of it and its unfair period. I do use the databases, books and PC when I did the "Game of the Month" and ot...
by iamachessstudent
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THE FORUM
Replies: 14
Views: 16334

Re: THE FORUM

"Refutations to the Benoni"?? Hmm that is gonna be hard to do, I don't play it regularly, but the opening is sound...basically. there are a few variations, if you can get black to use the move order..that do give White an edge...the Taimainov or flick Knife Variation, and maybe a 4 pawn attack if bl...
by iamachessstudent
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy...
Replies: 21
Views: 39121

Re: Happy...

Same to you Red !!!! !:)
by iamachessstudent
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THE FORUM
Replies: 14
Views: 16334

Re: THE FORUM

Hey abiodun

Send me the real link in a private message please?!
I will try and do thing s on the forum as said, but not as much is all..

joshua
by iamachessstudent
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THE FORUM
Replies: 14
Views: 16334

Re: THE FORUM

I have also talked and talked about this...
and nothing...SO I gave up
Seems the easiest thing to do because no mater what, people on the site wont talk or chat...
Best to leave it be as I have, although I wish it wasn't this way

joshua
by iamachessstudent
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg... game over time limit
Replies: 2
Views: 4068

Re: Greg... game over time limit

WOW
Ok he sure does!
thanks for that ::)

Joshua
by iamachessstudent
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg... game over time limit
Replies: 2
Views: 4068

Greg... game over time limit

Greg:

This game ...Game: g1105136285 is over 60 days over his time limit (-64 days)
could u end it please?
Id appreciate it sir :)

Joshua
by iamachessstudent
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: back - remembering Jeff ...
Replies: 2
Views: 4764

Re: back - remembering Jeff ...

Thanks!
I'm sure he is watching also :)

Joshua
by iamachessstudent
Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Greg, I have to withdraw from the 2013 Site Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 4254

Re: Greg, I have to withdraw from the 2013 Site Championship

Hope everything is ok David!

Joshua
by iamachessstudent
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Sadly,I am done...
Replies: 2
Views: 11526

Re: Sadly,I am done...

TY:)
thanks for making those diagrams also, really enhanced the post I thought!
good site greg, it really is !

joshua
by iamachessstudent
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Sadly,I am done...
Replies: 2
Views: 11526

Sadly,I am done...

With the Game of the Month and Players game of the month.. The reasons are a few but in a nutshell..My unhappiness with lack of any feedback, comments or any show of caring about the games period! I love this site but OMG Apathy is amok and either that, or people just dont like to see annotated game...
by iamachessstudent
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Player Game of the Month #2
Replies: 3
Views: 11348

Re: Player Game of the Month #2

OHHH damn
THANK YOU!! :)

Joshua
by iamachessstudent
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Player Game of the Month #2
Replies: 3
Views: 11348

Player Game of the Month #2

welcome! :) This time, we are going to take at alook at a game that was played in the current (2013) Net-Chess Championship Tournament in round one (1) between Martijn (White) and Attasantotjia (Black. The opening features the very vnereable King's Gambit , and I am supplying a bit of background on ...
by iamachessstudent
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: PlayerS Game of the Site #4
Replies: 1
Views: 7857

PlayerS Game of the Site #4

Welcome to another installment of Players games on this site with comments and analysis. Today , I conclude the GKThomas trilogy with this final game played this year against a difficult opponent Asoka. The opening is very original and sharp, and the game teeters back and forth a few times; the resu...
by iamachessstudent
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: PlayerS Game if the Site #3
Replies: 0
Views: 6740

PlayerS Game if the Site #3

Once more today we feature a game from GKThomas, as he battles TEMES in a very strategic maneuvering game in the Slav Defense! This variation was featured in the 2006 Topalov-Kramnik WCC Match, so it has the highest pedigree you could want ! After the first seven (7) moves of the opening, we are pre...
by iamachessstudent
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: PlayersS Games of the Site#2
Replies: 0
Views: 6936

PlayersS Games of the Site#2

Once again, a real treat for all you on the site! I have taken three (3) of our own GKTHOMAS and will be presenting them in this column over the next 2 days! The games are very interesting in their own particular way and I hope you give them a look and feel free to comment :) This game feathers the ...
by iamachessstudent
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Players GameS of the Month! :)
Replies: 1
Views: 7646

Re: Players GameS of the Month! :)

I should have called this column:

Players games of the SITE! And it will be more than 1 per month, so bear with me, as it a work in progress!

INOUT:)

Joshua
by iamachessstudent
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Players GameS of the Month! :)
Replies: 1
Views: 7646

Players GameS of the Month! :)

This time around on the Game(s) of the Month column, I had a couple of diehard Net-Chess players send in a couple games they have played and gave me permission to annotate and present them for you, so that is what we are gong to do ! I encourage ANYONE that has a game that they find interesting, or ...
by iamachessstudent
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Game of the month #3
Replies: 4
Views: 11248

Re: Game of the month #3

Not to worry!
I AM gong to tackle some of the Najdorfs, probably on a special column of a few games!
so message me with a game or 1 u liked of yours and let me get to work!

Just becasue I don't like or play some openings DOES NOT mean i will shun them, not at all : )

Joshua
by iamachessstudent
Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Games of the Month #4
Replies: 0
Views: 6728

Games of the Month #4

Yes, I said GAMES of the Month ! :) I had a couple loyal Net-Chess players that submitted some games for me to analyze and share with you all and I have done so! I plan to be as meticulous and detailed as if it were my games I was annotating! for those of you that do not know the annotating symbols ...
by iamachessstudent
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Game of the month #3
Replies: 4
Views: 11248

Re: Game of the month #3

Hey everyone! I wanted to answer a few questions I have been asked bout my Game of the Month column... I look for games that have a good theme and an opening that is not TOO heavily swamped in theory! I am trying to avoid the Sicilian Najdorf, which I have found is the heaviest played opening on thi...
by iamachessstudent
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Game of the month #3
Replies: 4
Views: 11248

Game of the month #3

This month, we are going to take a look at a game in which black Chooses the Open Variation of the Ruy Lopez.[/color In the Open Variation of the Ruy Lopez Black aims for active piece play and an asymmetric ( not identical on each side of the board) pawn structure including a queen-side majority. Th...