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nottop 69 ( +1 | -1 )
Looking for top games played I'm currently writing an article for corrspondence chess news about my experiences here at Gameknot.

I would like to include two-three of the best games played here.
Specifically I'm looking for games that are well-played by both sides - not a game where one side easily outplays the other. No quick crushes.

Of even more interest would be a special feature - a fascinating endgame, an intriguing opening etc.

I will annotate the games and would also like to see any comments by either of the players. Annotations by both players would be terrific but I understand that players on the losing side generally don't like to think about the game. I know I don't.


vietnamese_girl_18 69 ( +1 | -1 )
nottop, it's precisely the losing side that should think most about the game! I spend much more time thinking about and doing post game analysis of lost games than my victories. Of course, my games would not be among the best at GK, but if one were to look at the annotations I do of my games, the ones I lost would be the most complete and thoughtful. I suspect that that for many (well, at least a few) of the stronger players this may also be the case.

Anyway, as a personal aside from your main question, the point here is start becoming interested in looking at your losses-- the best way to improve.

Sarah Tran
sjoroos 61 ( +1 | -1 )
I liked this one :-) [Date "2002.02.21"]
[White "Sjoroos"]
[Black "Mestrinho"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A46"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. Bg5 c5 4. e3 h6 5. Bh4 Qb6 6. Nc3 Qxb2 7. Nb5 Qb4+ 8.
Nd2 Qa5 9. Bg3 Na6 10. c3 d5 11. Nb3 Qd8 12. Nxc5 Bxc5 13. dxc5 O-O 14. Qd4 Ne4
15. Be5 f6 16. Bd6 Rf7 17. f3 Nexc5 18. e4 e5 19. Qe3 Qb6 20. exd5 Bd7 21. Bxc5
Nxc5 22. a4 Nxa4 23. Qxb6 Nxb6 24. Nd6 Rff8 25. c4 Rfb8 26. Bd3 Na4 27. Kd2 Nc5
28. Rhb1 b6 29. Ne4 Nxe4+ 30. Bxe4 f5 31. Bd3 Kf7 32. c5 bxc5 33. Rxb8 Rxb8 34.
Rxa7 Ke8 35. Kc3 Rb4 36. Rc7 Ra4 37. Rxc5 Ke7 38. Rc7 Ra3+ 39. Kc4 Kd8 40. Rb7
Bc8 41. Rxg7 Ba6+ 42. Kc5 Bxd3 43. Kd6 Ke8 44. Kxe5 Ra2 45. Rh7 Re2+ 46. Kf4 Rxg2 47. Rxh6
Kd7 48. h4 Rh2 49. h5 Be2 50. Kxf5 Bxf3 51. Ke5 Rxh5+ 52. Rxh5 Bxh5 1/2-1/2

I think it has many points where crucial descisions
had to be made, both in the opening, middle and
end-game ! Put down SEVERAL hours of analyzing
during this game, and it came out as above...
Comments ? Disagree maybe ?
nottop 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Thank you Thank you for sending this game.
If I could just get one or two more games it would help me a lot.
I need to have at least two games to do the article.

death_by_pawns 8 ( +1 | -1 )
uhh..... geee... no one seems to care... come on folks! send in some games!
sjoroos 14 ( +1 | -1 )
I have more games... ... but wouldn't it be nice to get games with at
least SOME different opponents !!
Come on guys, help Nottop out with this !!
nottop 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Also have one from Brunetti I also have received a game from Brunetti. He sent it to me by email, instead of posting it on the forum.

It still would be nice to receive a few more games, though.

nottop
tulkos 47 ( +1 | -1 )
wan to try one of mine? it isn't one of the top games played,but you could have one with lower rated players in it.
(by the way,if anyof the higher rated players would comment on this I would feel obliged.)
Keep up the good work nottop!

1. e4 d5
2. e5 Bf5
3. d4 Nc6
4. Nf3 e6
5. Bb5 Ng-e7
6. Bg5 h6
7. Bxe7 Bxe7
8. Nb-d2 O-O
9. Bxc6 bxc6
10. Nb3 a5
11. O-O a4
12. Nc5 Bxc5
13. dxc5 Qb8
14. Nd4 Qxb2
15. Nxc6 Rf-e8
16. Qd2 Ra6
17. Nd4 Bg6
18. Rf-b1 Qa3
19. Rb5 Ra-a8
20. Nc6 Ra6
21. Nd4 c6
22. Qb4 Qxb4
23. Rxb4 Ra5
24. Nxc6 Rxc5
25. Nd4 Bxc2
26. Rc1 Re-c8
27. h3 Be4
28. Rxc5 Rxc5
29. Rxa4 Rc1+
30. Kh2 Rd1
31. f3 Bg6
32. Rb4 Rd2
33. a3 Kf8
34. Kg3 Ke7
35. Nb5 Re2
36. f4 f5
37. Nd4 Ra2
38. Rb7+ Ke8
39. Nxe6 Rxa3+
40. Kh4 Ra4
41. Nxg7+ Kd8
42. g3 Kc8
43. Rb6 Bf7
44. e6 Bxe6
45. Rxe6 d4
46. Rd6 Kc7
47. Rxh6 d3
48. Nxf5 d2
49. Rd6 Ra2
50. Rd3 Kc6
51. Nd4+ Kb6
52. Nf3 Ra1
53. Rxd2 Rf1
54. Kg4 Kb5
55. Rh2 Kc5
56. h4 Kd5
57. Ng5 Ra1
58. h5 Ra8
59. h6 Kd6
60. h7 Ke7
61. h8=Q resigns. 1-0


tulkos 6 ( +1 | -1 )
P.s. this was a tournament game,in case you want to add that.
tulkos 4 ( +1 | -1 )
oops, sorry,not tournament,team game.
v_glorioso12 26 ( +1 | -1 )
i dont know if this is too good, but..... [Date "2002.6.12"]
[White "v_glorioso12"] (1352)
[Black "invinceable"] (1482)
[Result "0-1"]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Bd2 Nf6 6.Qa4+ Nc6 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Ne5 Qd6 9.Nb5 Bxd2+ 10.Kd1 Qe7 11.Kxd2 Ne4+ 12.Ke1 O-O 13.f3 Qh4+ 14.g3 Nxg3 15.hxg3 Qxh1 16.Nxc7 Bh3 17.Kd2 Bxf1 18.Nxa8 Rxa8 19.Nxc6 bxc6 20.Qxc6 Rf8 21.Qxd5 Qh6+ 22.f4 Bh3 23.Rh1 Qe6 24.Qh5 Bf5 25.g4 Bg6 26.Qh3 f5 27.gxf5 Rxf5 0-1
nottop 31 ( +1 | -1 )
thank you Thank you for posting these games.
I think I am going to end up using three games. If you should post a game and read the article and find out I didn't use it, please don't feel insulted.
I have heard from the editor of ccn (Junior Tay of Singapore) and he seems to think this would be a worthwhile article.

paolo 67 ( +1 | -1 )
I think this is my best game ever!

[Event "League division D1"]
[Site "board #234765"" target="_blank">gameknot.com/chess.pl?board #234765";]
[Date "2002.05.29"]
[White "paolo"]
[Black "florinserban"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1819"]
[BlackElo "2191"]
[TimeControl "1/259200"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6
6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. f5 Nc6
11. fxe6 fxe6 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Be2 Be7 14. O-O Rf8 15. Rb3 Qa5
16. Rb-b1 Qc7 17. Be3 d5 18. Bb6 Qd6 19. Qg5 Rf7 20. e5 Nd7
21. Qh5 Nxe5 22. Qxh7 Rxf1+ 23. Rxf1 Qb4 24. Na4 Rb8 25. Bc7 Qd4+
26. Kh1 Rb7 27. Bxe5 Qxe5 28. Qg8+ Kd7 29. Bxa6 Kc7 30. Bxb7 Bxb7
31. Qe8 Qg5 32. h3 Qh4 33. Rb1 Bd6 34. Nb6 Qe7 35. Na8+
1-0
tulkos 5 ( +1 | -1 )
by the way, where are you going to give this article?
nottop 142 ( +1 | -1 )
ccn ccn
(correspondence chess news).

They have a circulation of about 5000. It is all online. There is no printed version that is sent out. It is all voluntary. There is (alas), no compensation to the writers.
You can find ccn off the correspondence chess message board - that is tccmb. There have been some fine articles - games, interviews etc. You would enjoy this and it is free.

I think the article should be ready for issue # 70 - about three weeks off.

By the way, I am going to give some hints about enjoying Gameknot. I've found a couple of things to suggest-

1: It is good to achieve a high rating quickly. This is not for your ego but so that the better players here will play you. Do not start and play very low rated players - or it will take you longer.

2: Be very careful on your second click. The first click can't really hurt you, you can always cancel out. But after you've indicated the piece you want to move, be careful to line up right in the middle of the square you want to move to. I've already made one error and moved a rook to c8 instead of d8. This was not that harmful. Maybe c8 was the better square. On the other hand, I had an opponent who moved a rook en prise, and his previous play indicated that this was likely a mistake.

If there are any other suggestions for enjoying play at Gameknot, please send them. I want to include these sort of tips when I do the article.

nottop 142 ( +1 | -1 )
ccn ccn
(correspondence chess news).

They have a circulation of about 5000. It is all online. There is no printed version that is sent out. It is all voluntary. There is (alas), no compensation to the writers.
You can find ccn off the correspondence chess message board - that is tccmb. There have been some fine articles - games, interviews etc. You would enjoy this and it is free.

I think the article should be ready for issue # 70 - about three weeks off.

By the way, I am going to give some hints about enjoying Gameknot. I've found a couple of things to suggest-

1: It is good to achieve a high rating quickly. This is not for your ego but so that the better players here will play you. Do not start and play very low rated players - or it will take you longer.

2: Be very careful on your second click. The first click can't really hurt you, you can always cancel out. But after you've indicated the piece you want to move, be careful to line up right in the middle of the square you want to move to. I've already made one error and moved a rook to c8 instead of d8. This was not that harmful. Maybe c8 was the better square. On the other hand, I had an opponent who moved a rook en prise, and his previous play indicated that this was likely a mistake.

If there are any other suggestions for enjoying play at Gameknot, please send them. I want to include these sort of tips when I do the article.

cairo 28 ( +1 | -1 )
Nottop one other thing I personally find very nice here on GK is:
your are in a enviroment where you can discuss chess, even when your playing and also afterwards!

Best wishes
Cairo
sjoroos 17 ( +1 | -1 )
More plus'es for G.K ! There's also a really strong feeling of friendship
among the most active players here :-)
I've never had as many or good discussions on
any other site...
tulkos 5 ( +1 | -1 )
you can spend a lot of time or 5 minutes,whichever you like.
v_glorioso12 60 ( +1 | -1 )
heres one its probably not that good.....

[Event "Lets play chess"]
[Site "board #247044"" target="_blank">gameknot.com/chess.pl?board #247044";]
[Date "2002.06.17"]
[White "v_glorioso12"]
[Black "kevingh"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1375"]
[BlackElo "1463"]
[TimeControl "1/259200"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nf6 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. e4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6
6. Bg5 Be7 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. Bb5 Bd7 9. Rc1 a6 10. Ba4 b5
11. Bc2 O-O 12. O-O Nb4 13. Bb1 c5 14. dxc5 Bxc5 15. e5 Be7
16. exf6 Bxf6 17. Bxf6 gxf6 18. Nd4 e5 19. Qh5 f5 20. Nxf5 Qf6
21. Ne7+ 1-0

tulkos 5 ( +1 | -1 )
whoopee! when will you be done?be sure to post!