Saturday, 30 July 2016

A KEY MOVE IN THE ULTIMATE CHECKMATE

Merkel Must Go! lol lol


The way things are going Germany will have left the EU long before N.Ireland does, seeing as the UK politicians keep dragging their feet.

For further information check out the Ultimate Checkmate.

Daniel 2:19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

THE DOWNSIDE OF DOUBLING

Previously I have mentioned the opportunity of using the "Double Function," which is built into the Fritz rated games module.

A few minutes ago I just finished a game were I doubled and it resigned. I am trying very hard to stop using the doubling function as it has a downside.

You can instinctively know you have a superior position, but you cannot accurately analyse or assess why the position is better?

For example here is the game I have just played, Fritz is white and has played 23.Kd1...I doubled.



To be honest I am not sure what the best move is for black, though I sensed an advantage.

It would be interesting to see people`s suggested best move for Black, obviously without consulting a computer?


Have found this a very valuable resource for combating Queen`s Pawn openings.



Ecc 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Friday, 29 July 2016

I CANNOT BELIEVE I WALKED INTO THIS

Just lost a game after walking into a well-known endgame technique. This endgame technique is one which I have actually shown to others!

There are lot`s of books, videos and online articles which illustrate this technique. I have won games with it, yet in this instance I failed to spot it being applied to me, I became the hapless victim!

Here is one such video explaining how to apply the technique.



It is strange how you never imagine you will fall victim to these well-known tricks?

Once Fritz played 66.f5,  I remembered everything but alas, it was too late.

It serves as a sharp lesson and a sharp warning bout mental laziness!

Proverbs 6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

THERE IS A LOT MORE TO WALES THAN JUST CHESS

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I think "Jesus Only" should be the new anthem of N.Ireland, It is much better than the "The Queen."  If some musician was the match the tune to the words, I suspect it would create an incredible atmosphere to hear it song by 20,000 people in some stadium.

How could anyone possibly object?

I am trying to stick this to the top of the site but I am so tired I cannot think how to do it. I have done it before but at the minute just cannot remember how I did it before.


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A fascinating report about a Welsh Chess tournament has appeared on Chessbase. 

It makes very interesting reading.



However, there is something more important about Wales than mere Chess.

Wales was one of the countries greatly blessed by God through revival. 
It produced one of the greatest preachers in British history, called Evan Roberts.

Also it produced one of the greatest pieces of music in British history, the Hymn known as "Here is love vast as the ocean."




In Northern Ireland the Hymn is also commonly known as "Jesus Only."

1 What tho' clouds are hovering o'er me,
And I seem to walk alone,
Longing, 'mid my cares and crosses,
For the joys that now are flown—
If I've Jesus, "Jesus only,"
Then my sky will have a gem;
He's a Sun of brightest splendor,
And the Star of Bethlehem.


2 What tho' all my earthly journey
Bringeth naught but weary hours,
And, in grasping for life's roses,
Thorns I find instead of flowers—
If I've Jesus, "Jesus only,"
I possess a cluster rare;
He's the "Lily of the Valley,"
And the "Rose of Sharon" fair.


3 What tho' all my heart is yearning
For the loved of long ago,
Bitter lessons sadly learning
From the shadowy page of woe—
If I've Jesus, "Jesus only,"
He'll be with me to the end;
And, unseen by mortal vision,
Angel bands will o'er me bend.


4 When I soar to realms of glory,
And an entrance I await,
If I whisper, "Jesus only!"
Wide will ope the pearly gate;
When I join the heavenly chorus,
And the angel hosts I see,
Precious Jesus, "Jesus only,"
Will my theme of rapture be.


Mark 9:8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.

Monday, 18 July 2016

SPOT THE LOONY?


All you have to do is "Spot the Loony" in the picture above !

He is a "Minister" in the N.Ireland government!




Proverbs 27:22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

GREAT IDEA HOW TO GET LOTS OF FUNDING FOR ULSTER CHESS

While I was out earlier walking my dog, I had a brainwave how to get lots of funding for Ulster chess.

All the Ulster Chess Union has to do is start a flute band! It could be called "The Ulster Chess Defenders Flute Band."

Or alternatively, "The Rising Sons Of  Ulster Chess Flute band, or "The Loyal Ulster Chess Flute Band," or "The Ulster Chess True Blue Flute Band," or "The Ulster Chess Protestant Boys Flute Band."

As bands with the phrase "Protestant Boys" in their name are widely perceived to be linked to a very sinister organisation, that is the name to go for if you want funding on a mega-buck scale.

If you merely want the ordinary two hundred thousand grand scale, any one of the other names will do!

What a sick government N.Ireland has!

Funding for bands £200,000
Funding for Chess ZERO

Baillies Mills Accordian are a very good band.

If you know what to look for, you can see a former associate of the sinister William McGrath in the video. Naturally he is now a member of the "House Of Lords."



Proverbs 27:22
Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

I AM THE ANTICHRIST

One of the great mysteries of the ages has been solved.


A character by the name John Joe Flyn has declared me to be the Antichrist.  

It is posted on the FACEBOOK page of the DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST PARTY. aka "The Kincora Old Boys Association."

I have written about it on my other blog.
I AM THE ANTICHRIST

Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

GAME 5 A COMFORTABLE WIN

Game 5 in the series of Fritz rated games, turned out to be the sort of game every chess player enjoys. Get an advantage from the opening and increase the advantage to a win, without having to suffer any narrow escapes.

After 10 games against Fritz rated 2290 the score was 7.5 to 2.5 in my favour. 

The result is skewed as the programme reset itself after the first 5 games. This means I had 6 whites and 4 blacks out of the ten games, instead of 5 white and 5 black.

The game is below with Fritz analysis.


My main resources for playing the Nf6 line have been books. I have Anti-Sicilians A guide for Black by Dorian Rogozenko.

Plus I picked up a cheap second hand book in the Chess shop on Euston road a few years ago, as I was in transit through London. It is "c3 Sicilian" by Joe Gallagher. 

Although it is written for playing as white, it is also useful for those playing the black pieces.

An excellent resource for Anti-Sicilians is the DVD by Danny King.

Danny King gives a very good line for black against the c3 sicilian, though it is not the one I played in the game. I have played it on a number of occasions against the computer programme with good results.

The reason I did not play it in the game above is very simple. I am not going to let all the members of the UCU know what lines I am playing, as I will be facing them in league games. 

At the moment my ambition is to increase the grading strength of the Fritz rated mode up to 2400 within the next few months. It will be interesting to see how I fare against it at stronger levels.

Ecc 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

GAME 4 VERY UNSETTLING EXPERIENCE, HAPPY TO GET A DRAW

In fourth game Fritz caught me out with sharp reply on move 17. I found this very unsettling and became very defensive minded, really felt it was going to take me apart. When I played 17.Bxe7 I felt fairly confident, Fritz reply quickly took the wind out of my sails.

It ended up I was glad to get out with a draw, I offered it a draw on a number of  occasions and it kept refusing, which was quite scary.


Naturally I have a DVD which covers the Modern/Pirc defence.



Like the Bible says, better a living dog than a dead lion. A salvaged draw is better than a horrific defeat.


Ecclesiastes 9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

GAME 3 OF SECOND SERIES

Managed to win the third game in the second series of Fritz rated games.  Also managed to find a good tactical shot for black on move 23 for black. Fritz did not fall for the mistake of 24. Be3xc5

Sadly I succumbed to the temptation of doubling on move 26. Really need to break this habit. If Fritz had not resigned my next move would have been 28...Nf6xh5


Victor Bologan gives a very interesting line for black in reply to white`s early g3  line, in the first video on this DVD.  

The game above never went fully into that particular line but their info on the DVD gives you confidence to face it should it arise, it helps you to be well prepared.


The score out of 8 games is now 6-2 in my favour, with 2 games left to go.

Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

GAME 2 OF SECOND SERIES

Ended up drawing as black in this second game. Think I threw away a win somewhere but I am too tired to look into it at the minute.

As I was black, I had the opportunity to play a defence learned from Nigel Davies coaching course.
I cannot give any more details,  as all the material on Nigel`s site is copyrighted.

Out of 7 Fritz rated games the score is now 5 to 2 in my favour.



Here is the link to Nigel Davies website. TIGER CHESS Online Training.

It is very disappointing not to win on the 12th day of all days, but a draw is better than a defeat!


Ecc 9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Monday, 11 July 2016

RESET AND GAME 1

After playing 5 games in Fritz rated play mode, the programme reset itself.  I do not know how and why it does this, but it does, though it usually lets me play a lot more than 5 games before it does so.

This is the first game of a new series, played in the early hours of Monday 11th July.

It starts of with me playing white and thanks to GM Simon Williams, I was able to get a win.


I have both of Simon`s very enjoyable DVD`s on the King`s Gambit.


Volume 2.



Plus a bonus video clip.


The 11th and 12th of July is always associated with  victory.






Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

DISASTER AND A BAD HABIT

My fourth game in the new rated game mode was somewhat of a disaster.  The defence was not at fault, it was a clear case of bad judgement on my part.

Was not following any lines from any of my DVD`s or books here, I thought I could get an advantage after Fritz played 4.Qd3.  It did not work out that way though.  There is a saying which deals with such scenarios, it is "Dry yer eyes."



Game 5 ended because I cannot get out of a bad habit.  After Fritz made move 29, I sensed I had a better position but had not worked out the best way to continue, so I doubled to see what it would do, Fritz then resigned.



Need to get out of the bad habit of doubling, it would be better to keep playing because we humans can blunder even really good positions. Looking at it after the game, I think I may have been tempted to play 30.Nb6 next.

Bologan`s DVD series encouraged me to start playing the Open Sicilian.



In game 4 I was wise in my own eyes, so I subsequently lost.

The score is 3.5 to 1.5 in my favour.
Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

LATEST GAME IS UNFORTUNATELY DRAWN

My latest game in the new cycle with the Fritz rated game mode had to be abandoned in a draw.  Due to being interrupted, I had to offer a draw after move 58, white is in a winning position.

This is one of the slight drawbacks about playing chess at home. My Fritz programme seems to let you play so many games in "rated games mode," then it resets the games back to a zero setting.

The present score in the new cycle is 2.5 to 0.5 in my favour.  Next game I will be black, I would like to try out Simon William`s Black Lion if I get the opportunity.


I have Valeri Lilov`s DVD on the 4 Knights.



Plus this, The 4 Knights by Cyrus Lakdawala, who is a very good author. He can be insightful and amusing at the same time.


In my game today I was like the king who had to desire conditions of peace.

Luke 14: 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?

32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

THE MADNESS OF GOVERNMENT FUNDING

A news item which illustrates the madness of government and government funding in N.Ireland.

Government funding for marching bands in the year 2016/2017 equals £200,000

Government funding for Chess for the year 2016/2017 equals ZERO!

Chess instills an innate sense of prudence, as well as other attributes.

Proverbs 22:23 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Friday, 8 July 2016

FRIDAY`S GAME AS BLACK

Just finished  a game playing black a short time ago. Another Fritz rated game at 25 minutes time control.  It would not resign in a lost position, on some occasions it does but on this occasion it did not.




Have this DVD gives good lines for black.




Found this really good for Rook and pawn endgames.


Ecc12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

GAME FROM LAST NIGHT



This was a game I played about 10.45pm last night. As you can see Fritz is set at a rating of 2290 in the Fritz rated play mode.

I don`t believe this is an accurate correlation with a human player. I suspect a human 2290 player would be much stronger.

Nevertheless, I have to thank Victor Bologan and his Fit for the French DVD for giving me an insight into playing against this version of the French defence.


Ecc 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

NEW CHESS DVD

Just bought Simon Williams new Chessbase DVD titled The Black Lion.

Personally speaking, I have found all the DVD`s I have bought to be very beneficial.

At the minute I have not been playing much Club chess but I do play lot`s of Chess at home using Deep Frtiz 14.

The beauty of this means I choose the time to play, so I can play when I am at my most mentally alert.  This is a big bonus for some one like me who suffers from serious sleep problems.

Have managed to achieve Candidate Master Title on a number of occasions from Fritz. Lots of Frtiz rated games at 25 minute time controls.


Ecclesiastes 12: 12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

THE HILLBILLY ATTACK



I have now added some Hillbilly music to this post about The Hillbilly Attack. A famous Hillbilly song which captures the spirit of real Hillbillies.



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Well known English GM Simon Williams posted a most amazing video on the Chess.com website yesterday. It examines an attacking system for the white player and it just happens to be called “The Hillbilly Attack.”

To be honest, I have never heard of this attack before and initially thought Simon Williams was making a joke, it turns out he was serious and “The Hillbilly Attack” really does exist.

Below is a Wikipedia description of the word “Hillbilly.”



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Hillbilly is a term (often derogatory) for people who dwell in rural, mountainous areas in the United States, primarily in Appalachia, but also parts of the Ozarks. Due to its strongly stereotypical connotations, the term can be offensive to those Americans of Appalachian or Ozark heritage.

“Hillbilly” first appeared in print in a 1900 New York Journal article, with the definition: “a Hill-Billie is a free and untrammeled white citizen of Alabama, who lives in the hills, has no means to speak of, dresses as he can, talks as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it, and fires off his revolver as the fancy takes him.”

The stereotype is two-fold in that it incorporates both positive and negative traits: “Hillbillies” are often considered independent and self-reliant individuals that resist the modernization of society, but at the same time they are also defined as backward, violent, and uncivilized.

Scholars argue this duality is reflective of the split ethnic identities in “white America.” [1]
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When I saw this it became apparent to me that it immediately opened up the opportunity for Nelson McCausland and his cronies to initiate another of their lucrative, money-spinning, state-funded “cultural schemes.”


An enterprising character like Nelson or one of his cronies could easily hi-jack and re-invent “The Hillbilly Attack” by re-naming it as “The Ulster-Scots Attack” or perhaps “The Scots-Irish Attack.”

They could then establish a new Chess Club giving it the name “The Ulster-Scots Chess Club” or “The Scots-Irish Chess Club.” Such a venture must easily be good for funding if about £200,000 per year don`t you think?



It is much too good an opportunity to miss, I must send this article to the Ulster-Scots Agency, no doubt they will set the wheels in motion to get the whole enterprise of the ground ASAP.

It would be a great appropriate position for Nelson`s sidekick/ Special Advisor Stephen Brimstone. Stephen is just the man to lead a new “Ulster-Scots Chess Club,” anyone with a phenomenal memory like Stephen is bound to be a great chess player. His incredible “Magnus Carlsen like memory” is a wonder to behold.

This article may sound outrageous, HOWEVER if you look a the recent list detailing all the mass-murderers, perverts and other gangster type groups receiving substantial funding, you will soon come to the conclusion this article is quite sensible.

Here is one link detailing many “projects” receiving funding.

Here is another link of many other projects receiving funding.

Here is Stephen “I can`t recall” Brimstone being grilled by Jim Allister.




Proverbs 19: 20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.