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De Wachter – Caissa 7

Well we had to win to ensure we were not relegated. We lost 6-2. I tried my best but could not bring down the defenses of my opponent. The end result was a draw.

Almere 4 – De Wachter 1 – lucky escape?

This game wound down to free pawn on either side of the board. I wonder if my 40th move (Kg4) was actually a losing move. Anyhow my opponent did not play b5 and the game resulted in a draw. De Wachter won 4,5 to 3,5.

Couple of mistakes and still a draw

Perpetual chess. I liked my knights. Black should have won though.

Swindle king

Well another swindle… I was in a clearly losing endgame after a mistake on move 37. Well it was pretty hard to calculate. I just wanted to protect that double pawn. So I was losing and somehow won again. Just a3 instead of b3 on move 41 would have won the game for white.

So what can you do to get a swindle:

  • You have already lost. Your opponent needs to work hard. The hardest is to win a win. The worst that can happen to you is that you lose.
  • Try and keep the queen on the board. The more moves you have the more complicated it stays for your opponent.
  • Sacrifice if you have to. Keep the position complicated.
  • Look confident.
  • Build a fortress, worst that can happen is you lose
  • Look for trickery like mate on back rank or wild knights attacking multiple pieces
  • Perpetual chess works
  • Look for stalemate
  • Its not my style but this happened to me: my opponent kinda slammed his queen on the board. I somehow did not take his queen then ended up losing my queen to a rook (and still drew the game). So some kind of little play to just throw your opponent off balance. I have no idea if this actually allowed…

Better an ugly win than a beautiful loss I suppose. De Wachter won 4,5 to 3,5.

Boven IJ 2 – De Wachter league match

This match ended in a draw. Could not really see how I could win this one. We lost 2,5 to 5,5.

Chaturanga – De Wachter, the stolen win

This was the first match I played with the Dutch Central Bank team in the Schaakbond Groot Amsterdam league. This win feels very stolen. I should have lost but tried everything to keep going. I tried to draw by perpetual check and even won in the end…

Dutch Chess League Kasteel 1 – Rode Loper 4

This is the game I played for my chess team in the dutch 2nd class regional league on the 26th of march 2015.

Out with the old, in with the new

Well my blog was really gathering dust. So I decided to pull it and start anew. Most content was really old (SharePoint 2007 ish old). So a new blog, a new start and new content.

Yup new content. Just concentrating on what I find fun:

  • Computers
  • Books
  • Music
  • Guitar
  • Chess

I hope you will enjoy and yup this also for own benefit as I just need to take notes to learn from what I am doing.