Chess DipLast night I was dreaming about a chessboard that had this amazing Queen moving sequence that went on and on and on. It just refused to stop.
So, listening to my inner self's needs, last evening I started playing some games on the net again. All games progressed rather dramatically for me. I played toothless Blitz games like this one
[White "Mechanical Turk 2306"] [Black "Heinzk 2200"] [Result "1-0"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. d3 Be7 6. h3 d5 7. exd5 e5 1-0
And within half an hour I had played fewer moves than the amount of rating points I had lost. OK, who cares about this e-rating ego rubbish anyway. So I played a few more. Things became worse and worse. My openings left me with useless positions and waayyy down on time. My opponents had nothing to worry about, and then I gave away pieces for no apparent reason. Resign. Reset pieces. Next game. This nonsense went on for a while.
Just when I was about to lose all confidence in the skills I have carefully built up over the years, I found myself playing against a 2150+ FIDE Spanish guy. Here is the account of that game.
This week's brilliancy prize
Play online chess
Tadaa. That will suppress my chess addiction for a while.
This Nc6 Nxc6 e5 idea is not all that original; I actually knew there was a predecessor while I was playing the moves. I saw this petite combinaison years ago, back in the days I played oldschool chess with an even more feeble foundation. It is possible to find any game of chess played in history through a quick Google query. "Nc6 Nxc6" "e5" led me to Tim Krabbé's site. Take a look around, he has collected a lot of aesthetically pleasing chess games. Krabbé frequently updated a Chess Diarrhea as well, but only scarcely since 2008. He's kind of a vain poser, like me. I like him. Googling Kholmov - Bronstein, Kiev 1964 led me to the game in full to click through; it is actually somewhat more beautiful, complex and sound than my random online effort. Nevertheless I enjoyed my own game - mainly because I finally won one? - and I thought it was wicked enough to show off here.