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Look
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Correspondent games

Post by Look » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:24 am

Hi,

Several years ago, I played some correspondent games. Here is one of the games, I had white pieces:

[pgn]
[Event ""]
[Site "ChessPlanet.ru"]
[White "mp"]
[Black "terpstra44"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2102"]
[BlackElo "2207"]
[Remark "7200 1440"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O exd4
8.Nxd4 Re8 9.f3 Nc6 10.Be3 Nh5 11.g3 Bd7 12.Rf2 Nf6 13.Qd2 a6
14.Bf1 Ne5 15.Rd1 Qe7 16.b3 Nc6 17.Nde2 Ne5 18.Nf4 Bc6 19.Nfd5
Qd7 20.Nb4 Rad8 21.Bg5 Rc8 22.Nxc6 Nxc6 23.Qf4 Nh5 24.Qe3 Ne5
25.c5 Qe6 26.cxd6 cxd6 27.Nd5 f6 28.Bh6 Bxh6 29.Qxh6 Red8 30.Qd2
Rc5 31.f4 Ng4 32.Re2 Re8 33.Bh3 f5 34.Rde1 Rec8 35.b4 Rc2 36.exf5
Qxe2 37.Rxe2 Rxd2 38.Rxd2 Rc1+ 39.Kg2 Nhf6 40.Bxg4 Nxg4 41.fxg6
hxg6 42.Kh3 Rd1 43.Rxd1 Nf2+ 44.Kh4 Nxd1 45.Kg5 Kg7 46.f5 gxf5
47.Kxf5 Kf7 48.g4 {Black resigns. (1-0)} *

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Re: Correspondent games

Post by Look » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:50 am

This time I had black pieces:

[pgn]
[Event ""]
[Site "ChessPlanet.ru"]
[White "dudin"]
[Black "mp"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2457"]
[BlackElo "2102"]
[Remark "7200 1440"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3
d6 8.O-O O-O 9.Nd2 e5 10.d5 Ne7 11.Qc2 Bd7 12.Rb1 Rb8 13.Bb2
Qa5 14.Rfe1 Ba4 15.Nb3 Qc7 16.f4 exf4 17.exf4 Rfe8 18.Qf2 b5
19.Qf3 bxc4 20.Bxc4 Bd7 21.h3 Bf5 22.Rbd1 Qd7 23.Ba1 Bc2 24.Rd2
Qa4 25.Qf1 Bf5 26.Nc1 Rb1 27.Bb3 Qa5 28.Ne2 Rxe1 29.Qxe1 c4 30.Bxc4
Qc5+ 31.Rd4 h5 32.Qf2 Ne4 33.Qe3 Bh7 34.Rxe4 Bxe4 35.Qxc5 dxc5
36.Bb5 Rb8 37.c4 Bxd5 38.Be5 Rb7 39.a4 Bc6 40.Nc3 Rd7 41.Nd5
Bxb5 42.Nxe7+ Kf8 43.Ng6+ fxg6 44.axb5 Ke7 45.Kf2 Rd2+ 46.Kf3
Rc2 47.Bb8 Rc3+ 48.Ke2 Rxc4 49.Bxa7 Kd6 50.Bb8+ Kd5 51.b6 Rc2+
52.Kf3 Rb2 53.Bc7 Kc6 54.Be5 Rxb6 55.Bxg7 Rb3+ 56.Ke2 c4 57.Bf6
Rd3 {White resigns. (0-1)} *


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Re: Correspondent games

Post by Look » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:10 am

The last worthwhile game, I had white pieces:

[pgn]
[Event ""]
[Site "ChessPlanet.ru"]
[White "mp"]
[Black "Voloshin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2102"]
[Remark "7200 1440"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.O-O Nc6 7.Qc2
Nxd4 8.Nxd4 Qxd4 9.Nd2 Nd5 10.Nxc4 Be7 11.Qa4+ Kf8 12.Rd1 Qc5
13.Ne5 Nb6 14.Qf4 f6 15.Nd3 Qc4 16.Qf3 c6 17.e4 Qb5 18.b3 Nd7
19.Bb2 Kf7 20.Bh3 g6 21.b4 a5 22.a4 Qb6 23.Nf4 Nf8 24.Bxf6 Bxf6
25.e5 Qc7 26.Nd3 Qe7 27.exf6 Qxf6 28.Ne5+ Kg7 29.Qe3 h5 30.b5
cxb5 31.axb5 a4 32.Rac1 Kg8 33.Rc4 a3 34.Rf4 Qg7 35.Rf7 Qxf7
36.Nxf7 Kxf7 37.Qe5 Rg8 38.Qc7+ Bd7 39.Rxd7+ Nxd7 40.Qxd7+ Kf6
41.Bxe6 Rgf8 42.Ba2 Rae8 43.Qd4+ Ke7 44.b6 Rc8 45.Kg2 {Black forfeits on time. (1-0)}
*
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Re: Correspondent games

Post by Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:54 am

Look wrote:The last worthwhile game, I had white pieces:

[pgn]
[Event ""]
[Site "ChessPlanet.ru"]
[White "mp"]
[Black "Voloshin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2102"]
[Remark "7200 1440"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.O-O Nc6 7.Qc2
Nxd4 8.Nxd4 Qxd4 9.Nd2 Nd5 10.Nxc4 Be7 11.Qa4+ Kf8 12.Rd1 Qc5
13.Ne5 Nb6 14.Qf4 f6 15.Nd3 Qc4 16.Qf3 c6 17.e4 Qb5 18.b3 Nd7
19.Bb2 Kf7 20.Bh3 g6 21.b4 a5 22.a4 Qb6 23.Nf4 Nf8 24.Bxf6 Bxf6
25.e5 Qc7 26.Nd3 Qe7 27.exf6 Qxf6 28.Ne5+ Kg7 29.Qe3 h5 30.b5
cxb5 31.axb5 a4 32.Rac1 Kg8 33.Rc4 a3 34.Rf4 Qg7 35.Rf7 Qxf7
36.Nxf7 Kxf7 37.Qe5 Rg8 38.Qc7+ Bd7 39.Rxd7+ Nxd7 40.Qxd7+ Kf6
41.Bxe6 Rgf8 42.Ba2 Rae8 43.Qd4+ Ke7 44.b6 Rc8 45.Kg2 {Black forfeits on time. (1-0)}
*
[/pgn]
it is interesting how black lost on time in a correspondence game...

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Re: Correspondent games

Post by Leto » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:11 am

Lyudmil Tsvetkov wrote:
Look wrote:The last worthwhile game, I had white pieces:

[pgn]
[Event ""]
[Site "ChessPlanet.ru"]
[White "mp"]
[Black "Voloshin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2102"]
[Remark "7200 1440"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.O-O Nc6 7.Qc2
Nxd4 8.Nxd4 Qxd4 9.Nd2 Nd5 10.Nxc4 Be7 11.Qa4+ Kf8 12.Rd1 Qc5
13.Ne5 Nb6 14.Qf4 f6 15.Nd3 Qc4 16.Qf3 c6 17.e4 Qb5 18.b3 Nd7
19.Bb2 Kf7 20.Bh3 g6 21.b4 a5 22.a4 Qb6 23.Nf4 Nf8 24.Bxf6 Bxf6
25.e5 Qc7 26.Nd3 Qe7 27.exf6 Qxf6 28.Ne5+ Kg7 29.Qe3 h5 30.b5
cxb5 31.axb5 a4 32.Rac1 Kg8 33.Rc4 a3 34.Rf4 Qg7 35.Rf7 Qxf7
36.Nxf7 Kxf7 37.Qe5 Rg8 38.Qc7+ Bd7 39.Rxd7+ Nxd7 40.Qxd7+ Kf6
41.Bxe6 Rgf8 42.Ba2 Rae8 43.Qd4+ Ke7 44.b6 Rc8 45.Kg2 {Black forfeits on time. (1-0)}
*
[/pgn]
it is interesting how black lost on time in a correspondence game...
Happens quite frequently in correspondence games actually.

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Re: Correspondent games

Post by Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:17 am

Leto wrote:
Lyudmil Tsvetkov wrote:
Look wrote:The last worthwhile game, I had white pieces:

[pgn]
[Event ""]
[Site "ChessPlanet.ru"]
[White "mp"]
[Black "Voloshin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2102"]
[Remark "7200 1440"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.O-O Nc6 7.Qc2
Nxd4 8.Nxd4 Qxd4 9.Nd2 Nd5 10.Nxc4 Be7 11.Qa4+ Kf8 12.Rd1 Qc5
13.Ne5 Nb6 14.Qf4 f6 15.Nd3 Qc4 16.Qf3 c6 17.e4 Qb5 18.b3 Nd7
19.Bb2 Kf7 20.Bh3 g6 21.b4 a5 22.a4 Qb6 23.Nf4 Nf8 24.Bxf6 Bxf6
25.e5 Qc7 26.Nd3 Qe7 27.exf6 Qxf6 28.Ne5+ Kg7 29.Qe3 h5 30.b5
cxb5 31.axb5 a4 32.Rac1 Kg8 33.Rc4 a3 34.Rf4 Qg7 35.Rf7 Qxf7
36.Nxf7 Kxf7 37.Qe5 Rg8 38.Qc7+ Bd7 39.Rxd7+ Nxd7 40.Qxd7+ Kf6
41.Bxe6 Rgf8 42.Ba2 Rae8 43.Qd4+ Ke7 44.b6 Rc8 45.Kg2 {Black forfeits on time. (1-0)}
*
[/pgn]
it is interesting how black lost on time in a correspondence game...
Happens quite frequently in correspondence games actually.
should give them more time then.

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Re: Correspondent games

Post by Dann Corbit » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:15 am

Lyudmil Tsvetkov wrote: should give them more time then.
In correspondence chess, you are given a large fixed time to move. Typically one day, but it varies with the contests.

You can also ask for recess periods, whatever is allowed by the game rules. So, for instance, maybe 3 days off or whatever.

Losing on time just means the opponent gave up or something grave happened.
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Re: Correspondent games

Post by Uri Blass » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:26 am

Lyudmil Tsvetkov wrote:
Leto wrote:
Lyudmil Tsvetkov wrote:
Look wrote:The last worthwhile game, I had white pieces:

[pgn]
[Event ""]
[Site "ChessPlanet.ru"]
[White "mp"]
[Black "Voloshin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2102"]
[Remark "7200 1440"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.O-O Nc6 7.Qc2
Nxd4 8.Nxd4 Qxd4 9.Nd2 Nd5 10.Nxc4 Be7 11.Qa4+ Kf8 12.Rd1 Qc5
13.Ne5 Nb6 14.Qf4 f6 15.Nd3 Qc4 16.Qf3 c6 17.e4 Qb5 18.b3 Nd7
19.Bb2 Kf7 20.Bh3 g6 21.b4 a5 22.a4 Qb6 23.Nf4 Nf8 24.Bxf6 Bxf6
25.e5 Qc7 26.Nd3 Qe7 27.exf6 Qxf6 28.Ne5+ Kg7 29.Qe3 h5 30.b5
cxb5 31.axb5 a4 32.Rac1 Kg8 33.Rc4 a3 34.Rf4 Qg7 35.Rf7 Qxf7
36.Nxf7 Kxf7 37.Qe5 Rg8 38.Qc7+ Bd7 39.Rxd7+ Nxd7 40.Qxd7+ Kf6
41.Bxe6 Rgf8 42.Ba2 Rae8 43.Qd4+ Ke7 44.b6 Rc8 45.Kg2 {Black forfeits on time. (1-0)}
*
[/pgn]
it is interesting how black lost on time in a correspondence game...
Happens quite frequently in correspondence games actually.
should give them more time then.
In that case more people are going to lose on time.
I guess that the main reason for losing on time is simply that at some point players lose interest in playing and simply quit correspondence chess.

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Re: Correspondent games

Post by Uri Blass » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:32 am

I can add that I also saw cases when player continued to play obviously losing positions and lost on time when they saw that the opponent is going to give checkmate in the next move.

I think that today it is not allowed to lose on time by the ICCF rules and people who do it may find themselves out of correspondence chess for some years.

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