Chess BigFooty Chess Club v Peak Performers (IN PROGRESS)

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Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
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BigFooty’s fifth chess match

It's a strong step up in quality as we play an experienced team in Peak Performers. We are very much the underdogs but can we pull off a famous win!

 

Chipmunk

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BIGFOOTY 9.5 v 9.5 PEAK PERFORMERS
(first to 10.5 points wins, each pairing plays twice)

 
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Chipmunk

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Hi all. Would love to be involved in this next time around.

I came here to discuss the Niemann vs Carlsen stuff too. Drama!

I’ll tag you next time (depending on how this match goes maybe the start of next year) and please join the BigFooty chess club.

And feel free to discuss Niemann v Carlsen here too, chess is now mainstream news!
 

TheArchitect

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I love the drama. Have been following pretty closely and the performances of niemann have been somewhat suspsicious as deemed by people smarter than myself.

His coach having a very iffy record isn’t a great look either.

Gut feel is he is guilty - Magnus knows something more but he can’t say due to legal ramifications. Niemann’s rise is too meteoric compared to others, and his performances on non televised games is average.
 

RalfM

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Apr 23, 2018
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If Hans and his coach are cheating, they're doing a great job of it to not have it picked up by Ken Regan... It's such an interesting space given the moves are all there to be checked.
 

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GremioPower

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I have clearly made a mistake in one game, but I feel to be a bit ahead on the other.

But, it's board 10. Anything is possible.
 

daddy_4_eyes

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A good draw from daddy_4_eyes and a strong win by GremioPower and we’re 8-7 up with 5 games to play.

Could we pull this off?

ehh, my opponent played super passive. Just reacted to me and did nothing to play for the win.
I tried to mix things up (couple sacs), but first chance he got to repeat moves in both games he took it.
 

RalfM

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A win for me on the second game. On time, but when there's a day per move and the opponent is close to 100 points better (before our games), I'll take it 🙂

9:7

Let's do this!
 

RalfM

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Just had a look through the game analysis, and it was very close throughout. Particularly happy with my play given that I was at a very time-intensive work event from Thursday to Sunday last week, and played the last couple of moves with covid brain-fog.
 

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