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curtains
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Chump Change]
      #10998632 - 06/30/07 02:19 AM

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Curtains,

I'm a couple posts shy of reading the whole thing but I don't think this has been asked.

Did you have any rook odds opening preparation prior to this match, maybe just go over some of the old nimzowitsch or tarrasch odds games?




No I didn't prepare. It's irrelevant pretty much, all that matters is how good my opponent is.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Lalu]
      #11002286 - 06/30/07 01:32 PM

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Yes any expert who couldn't crush a GM with rook odds, really must reevaluate their strength. To all who think curtains would still be a favorite vs. a 2150 with pawn odds: my challenge still stands, I don't even want pawn odds, I'll take him on at 3 to 2 time odds, just name your price and time




I've beaten him in blitz before without a pawn

I dunno about 3 to 2 time odds though, I think he's a favorite there.

I also think I'm maybe a bit closer to 2150 than you are though.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: s33w33d]
      #11002349 - 06/30/07 01:39 PM

this is the best thing i ever saw

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: stetda]
      #11002368 - 06/30/07 01:41 PM

Ill play durrrr in chess for money.. I only have like 5 bux a game though. And it has to be 5/0 or less.

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: justaPlayer]
      #11002757 - 06/30/07 02:27 PM

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What about the best place to play online (name of site) with other players?




Try Internet Chess Club, program name is "Blitzin".


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: T_Mac]
      #11003968 - 06/30/07 04:42 PM

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fun thread, anyone else tempted to start playing chess?




nononononono, too much time to invest to be anywhere near good- i'm old to start now etc etc.

it's more frustrating than poker because there is nothing to blame besides your lack of ability for not succeeding.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: s33w33d]
      #11004005 - 06/30/07 04:46 PM

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Quote:

Yes any expert who couldn't crush a GM with rook odds, really must reevaluate their strength. To all who think curtains would still be a favorite vs. a 2150 with pawn odds: my challenge still stands, I don't even want pawn odds, I'll take him on at 3 to 2 time odds, just name your price and time




I've beaten him in blitz before without a pawn

I dunno about 3 to 2 time odds though, I think he's a favorite there.

I also think I'm maybe a bit closer to 2150 than you are though.





Lalu is about 2400-2500 strength in blitz, I'd have no chance in the longrun at 3-2 time odds.


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Post-Oak]
      #11004016 - 06/30/07 04:48 PM

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Curtains, I have a random question (since you don't seem to mind answering some).

What if you got to be white pieces, but your first two moves had to be

1. e3
2. Ke2???

How highly rated would black need to be in order to be a favorite to win/draw?




to be a fav? prob 2100


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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #11004573 - 06/30/07 05:37 PM

As far as pawn odds go, no one has raised how an absent pawn can be an advantage to some extent. I could see missing f7 being pretty bad, because it doesn't open a piece and exposes the king. But wouldn't opening up a rook file be pretty sweet--if you can play a wide open attacking game? What about the others? Taking the d pawn off = instant gambit? (And yes, sure, I don't mean a net advantage, but against a weaker player, maybe even a player not that much weaker, it's not an all-around negative, right?)

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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: mosta]
      #11005315 - 06/30/07 06:44 PM

"Lalu is about 2400-2500 strength in blitz, I'd have no chance in the longrun at 3-2 time odds."


Boo, if curtains himself admits this, I guess people won't be taking any action should such a match ever occur will they? Ohh well, at least you've now publicly admitted this, and now it's saved for posterity to remember

"As far as pawn odds go, no one has raised how an absent pawn can be an advantage to some extent. I could see missing f7 being pretty bad, because it doesn't open a piece and exposes the king. But wouldn't opening up a rook file be pretty sweet--if you can play a wide open attacking game? What about the others? Taking the d pawn off = instant gambit? (And yes, sure, I don't mean a net advantage, but against a weaker player, maybe even a player not that much weaker, it's not an all-around negative, right?)"

Opening the rook file, people think that's an advantage, but it just really is not, and will end up being far more of a liability later. As for d-pawn missing = gambit, gambit implies you have some kind of long term compensation for what you are missing, and you clearly do not in this case so describing it as a gambit doesn't really make sense. Missing the d-pawn though would be far more of a liability than the h-pawn as if you've ever studied chess at all, I'm sure you know how important central control is in the early game, and missing a central pawn puts you at an insane disadvantage in that regard.


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