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Date: 16 Apr 2005 03:45:11
From: Ron
Subject: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...

Been using CT-Art pretty regularly. I love it.

Not sure if I would have found this in a game or not if I wasn't using
it. It was a blitz game, 5 minutes with a 3 second increment.


k1br2nr/pp1q1pp1/2pB3p/4P3/8/1RP1QN2/P4PPP/5RK1 b - -


Black missed the threat and played 19.Ne7?

How did I punish him?

-Ron




 
Date: 17 Apr 2005 05:33:09
From: Mark Houlsby
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
>I plonked him pretty early in this thread. Life's too short.

-Ron

Of course, you're right about that. Alas, I post via Google, so I
can't. I think I'll just ignore him.

Cheers
k



  
Date: 18 Apr 2005 08:39:57
From: Few Good Chessmen
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
"k Houlsby" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> >I plonked him pretty early in this thread. Life's too short.
>
> -Ron
>
> Of course, you're right about that. Alas, I post via Google, so I
> can't. I think I'll just ignore him.

Splendid...




 
Date: 16 Apr 2005 12:21:55
From: Mark Houlsby
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
Few Good Chessmen Apr 16, 11:15 am show options


Reply


  
Date: 17 Apr 2005 02:42:20
From: Ron
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
In article <[email protected] >,
"k Houlsby" <[email protected] > wrote:

> > You should be wondering why few trolls liked you so much...
>
> No, he shouldn't, that's much too obvious. It's because trolls are
> generally deranged, or morons, or deranged morons.

I plonked him pretty early in this thread. Life's too short.

-Ron


  
Date: 17 Apr 2005 07:52:49
From: Few Good Chessmen
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
"k Houlsby" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Few Good Chessmen Apr 16, 11:15 am show options
>
>
> Reply


 
Date: 16 Apr 2005 09:26:17
From: Mark Houlsby
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
> > > That may be too far fetched.


> > Based on...?



> Too far fetched...

Aha! You're a TROLL. I thought so...



 
Date: 16 Apr 2005 08:01:48
From: Mark Houlsby
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
> > > (I think stass might be asking for some discount from Convetka

> > Chess).

> > Yeah... either that or he just thinks it's a good program.



> Not sure what he'd think once overwhelmed from his next losses (or
missed
> opportunities).


> > I do, too, as it happens, and I'm not planning on buying any more
> > Convekta products, ever.



> That may be too far fetched.

Based on...?


> > Tactics training is definitely a st thing to do, how, where and
> > whenever you do it (although it's likely to be less effective if
you
> > try to do it in midair, with your head stuck in a bucket of pig
fat,
> > having just been pushed out of an aeroplane at 10,000 feet...).



> Hardly enough time for a game during the drop (stass might have
fallen
> dead on the ground before he figured out any tactic)...


He might get in a couple, though...

> I think this extreme
> budget (airfare & parachuting) is best use on good program instead,
etc.

Well... thanks so much for sharing that. I'm sure we all feel much
better, now....

<snip >

> Tactics is what you do when there's something to do; Strategy is what
you do
when there's nothing to do - Tartakower, Saviely Grigoryevich

"The mistakes are all waiting to be made."
--Tartakower, Saviely Grigoryevich



  
Date: 16 Apr 2005 23:12:36
From: Few Good Chessmen
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
"k Houlsby" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> > > > (I think stass might be asking for some discount from Convetka
>
> > > Chess).
>
> > > Yeah... either that or he just thinks it's a good program.
>
>
>
> > Not sure what he'd think once overwhelmed from his next losses (or
> missed
> > opportunities).
>
>
> > > I do, too, as it happens, and I'm not planning on buying any more
> > > Convekta products, ever.
>
>
>
> > That may be too far fetched.
>
> Based on...?

Too far fetched...


>
>
> > > Tactics training is definitely a st thing to do, how, where and
> > > whenever you do it (although it's likely to be less effective if
> you
> > > try to do it in midair, with your head stuck in a bucket of pig
> fat,
> > > having just been pushed out of an aeroplane at 10,000 feet...).
>
>
>
> > Hardly enough time for a game during the drop (stass might have
> fallen
> > dead on the ground before he figured out any tactic)...
>
>
> He might get in a couple, though...
>
> > I think this extreme
> > budget (airfare & parachuting) is best use on good program instead,
> etc.
>
> Well... thanks so much for sharing that. I'm sure we all feel much
> better, now....

Good.


>
> <snip>
>
> > Tactics is what you do when there's something to do; Strategy is what
> you do
> when there's nothing to do - Tartakower, Saviely Grigoryevich
>
> "The mistakes are all waiting to be made."
> --Tartakower, Saviely Grigoryevich

...only if you can spot them would they become of use.




 
Date: 16 Apr 2005 05:45:27
From: Mark Houlsby
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
> (I think stass might be asking for some discount from Convetka
Chess).

Yeah... either that or he just thinks it's a good program.

I do, too, as it happens, and I'm not planning on buying any more
Convekta products, ever.

Tactics training is definitely a st thing to do, how, where and
whenever you do it (although it's likely to be less effective if you
try to do it in midair, with your head stuck in a bucket of pig fat,
having just been pushed out of an aeroplane at 10,000 feet...).

Publishing actual analysis in RGCA is rare indeed. Thanks for doing
that.



  
Date: 16 Apr 2005 17:18:12
From: Ron
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
In article <[email protected] >,
"k Houlsby" <[email protected] > wrote:

> I do, too, as it happens, and I'm not planning on buying any more
> Convekta products, ever.

Hey, I asked about the program not too long ago, seemed totally
reasonable for me to mention that it seems to be paying off.

> Publishing actual analysis in RGCA is rare indeed. Thanks for doing
> that.

You're welcome. Although some of the trolling serves as a reminder of
why it doesn't happen so often anymore.

(For the record, I know it's not that hard a combination -- I mostly
proud that I saw it during a blitz game, without somebody prodding over
my shoulder "Mate in three!" or "Queen sac!")

-Ron


   
Date: 17 Apr 2005 02:15:59
From: Few Good Chessmen
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
"Ron" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]m...
> In article <[email protected]>,
> "k Houlsby" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > I do, too, as it happens, and I'm not planning on buying any more
> > Convekta products, ever.
>
> Hey, I asked about the program not too long ago, seemed totally
> reasonable for me to mention that it seems to be paying off.
>
> > Publishing actual analysis in RGCA is rare indeed. Thanks for doing
> > that.
>
> You're welcome. Although some of the trolling serves as a reminder of
> why it doesn't happen so often anymore.

You should be wondering why few trolls liked you so much...


>
> (For the record, I know it's not that hard a combination -- I mostly
> proud that I saw it during a blitz game, without somebody prodding over
> my shoulder "Mate in three!" or "Queen sac!")

Peanut. And for the record I'd play 19. ... c5 to disfuse the mating threat.




  
Date: 16 Apr 2005 22:29:22
From: Few Good Chessmen
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
"k Houlsby" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> > (I think stass might be asking for some discount from Convetka
> Chess).
>
> Yeah... either that or he just thinks it's a good program.

Not sure what he'd think once overwhelmed from his next losses (or missed
opportunities).


>
> I do, too, as it happens, and I'm not planning on buying any more
> Convekta products, ever.

That may be too far fetched.


>
> Tactics training is definitely a st thing to do, how, where and
> whenever you do it (although it's likely to be less effective if you
> try to do it in midair, with your head stuck in a bucket of pig fat,
> having just been pushed out of an aeroplane at 10,000 feet...).

Hardly enough time for a game during the drop (stass might have fallen
dead on the ground before he figured out any tactic)...I think this extreme
budget (airfare & parachuting) is best use on good program instead, etc.


>
> Publishing actual analysis in RGCA is rare indeed. Thanks for doing
> that.

Shhhh...everybody is analyzing frantically.



-- -- -- -- -- --
Tactics is what you do when there's something to do; Strategy is what you do
when there's nothing to do - Tartakower, Saviely Grigoryevich




 
Date: 16 Apr 2005 16:01:12
From: Few Good Chessmen
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
"Ron" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]m...
>
> Been using CT-Art pretty regularly. I love it.
>
> Not sure if I would have found this in a game or not if I wasn't using
> it. It was a blitz game, 5 minutes with a 3 second increment.
>
>
> k1br2nr/pp1q1pp1/2pB3p/4P3/8/1RP1QN2/P4PPP/5RK1 b - -
>
>
> Black missed the threat and played 19.Ne7?
>
> How did I punish him?

That's easy. After 19. ... Ne7 you whacked him with 20. Qa7 Ka7 21. Ra3 Kb6
22. Rb1 (I think stass might be asking for some discount from Convetka
Chess).




  
Date: 16 Apr 2005 19:34:41
From: David Thompson
Subject: Re: Sometimes it feels like tactics training is paying off...
On 2005-04-16 17:01:12 +0900, "Few Good Chessmen" <[email protected] > said:

> "Ron" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]m...
>>
>> Been using CT-Art pretty regularly. I love it.
>>
>> Not sure if I would have found this in a game or not if I wasn't using
>> it. It was a blitz game, 5 minutes with a 3 second increment.
>>
>>
>> k1br2nr/pp1q1pp1/2pB3p/4P3/8/1RP1QN2/P4PPP/5RK1 b - -
>>
>>
>> Black missed the threat and played 19.Ne7?
>>
>> How did I punish him?
>
> That's easy. After 19. ... Ne7 you whacked him with 20. Qa7 Ka7 21. Ra3 Kb6
> 22. Rb1 (I think stass might be asking for some discount from Convetka
> Chess).

And a big 10-pointer at that! (Did he say "punish him"? His FICS handle
must be Dominatrix.)

--
You have many contacts among the lumberjacks
to get you facts when someone attacks your
imagination.