Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Game for All Those Who Think Increment Bullet is Always Brief!

In the viewer below, in this game I used 5:24 on the clock, and my opponent used 4:14 (adding 4 sec increment per move. Not bad for a game staring with ten seconds on the clock! I finished with 0:38 and he 1:28). This game is proof of just how long or involved an increment bullet game can be. It was not error free, but I pulled off the ending: 88 moves!

While the opening had one really rough spot (even in a bullet opening, had you hesitated somewhere over a thorny problem or accessment, at some point you might have only ten seconds for one single move--unlike 5/0 where you can spend a minute to start out, in obtaining a set up) and while the middlegame contained one gigantic error (37. Nf7+, forgetting my enprise Rd1), the ending assumed study like or problem like proportions, but I managed to find my way, with some help from my opponent, of course.

But, lets admit it, although I was not free of some major errors (repeat if I haven't said it enough: THIS IS BULLET!), I also had many more chances at the end to go wrong
and pulled off the win, and dodged many a 'bullet, no pun intended. Having played as many as 2,800 or so bullet games after ten months, and executed as many as 28,000 'CTS tries'[1] since then, much can come of it! Enjoy:

[1. chess tactical server, a free web hosted, chess tactical site with 16,000 registered users].


Anonymous ookwelbekendalsemc said...

Nice mate!

I've never been a fan of bullet chess though. G10 at the most.

Wed Oct 24, 03:07:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Samuraipawn said...

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY from a soon to be winterly Sweden!

Wed Oct 24, 06:16:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Liquid Egg Product said... your preference tends towards unsophisticated (or rather, no) dress.

Wed Oct 24, 03:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger BlunderProne said...

So can't open this one at work...

Thu Oct 25, 06:54:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Great game! Wow. Way to fight it out.

Thu Oct 25, 11:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

liquid eggs product:
no, not really. ive had plenty of women. i dont need more of what i have already had.

at this point in my life, i would be happy for one good single lady. till then, fortunately, and this might be against my quest or for it, but am finally my own best friend. my guru Joy, she used to always say that 'loving yourself is the hardest thing'. true.

so i am not looking.

please, do you mean the photo or the game viewer? if the photo, you mean you cannot see it, or you can but edgy at work? please advise. i care. appreciate knowing.

i strongly considered not adding this, and changed the photo four times by type three times, and by size once. obviously ambivalent. you should have seen the second photo! that one ive been saving. fully clothed on the edge of decency, truly.

warmest, dk

Thu Oct 25, 01:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

I like the pic. :)

Hilariously, the word verification word first four letters are 'smut' :)

Thu Oct 25, 02:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger BlunderProne said...

DK- Often... too often... I find myself at work looking at my freind's blogs... and well yours... I have to open cautiously at work not knowing if the lead in picture is going to be something I'd be better off viewing at home. Work restricts what I can and cannot view for obvious reasons.

I like the picture... but unfortunatly, this is one blog I shouldn't have popped up on at work. I had to immediate hit the back button to avoid peril.

I like to live dangerously... sometimes too dangerously... these are the risks I take.

Thu Oct 25, 02:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger phorku said...

So, your comment was kind of vague. You are saying you were offended by my post?

Fri Oct 26, 06:44:00 AM PDT  
Blogger likesforests said...

David, as promised I took a closer look at your ending and wrote-up my analysis. Nice job! It's impressive that you could recover from 37...Rxd1 and come back to win against a good opponent, especially at 4s/move.

Fri Oct 26, 03:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger happyhippo said...

wow. great comeback and interesting final mate, you have there.

Fri Oct 26, 03:12:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is the point of analyzing bullet games? Play some real chess atleast g/60 to learn anything

Sun Oct 28, 09:07:00 PM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

Good question, and perhaps more than a hint of genuine disparagement?

Then again, If I was a person who knew so little of things or chess or unworthwhile, then why would you keep coming back to read--or can it be purely by chance that two anonymous persons have written, at once curious about me and what I do and what I say, but twice wishing to diminish what this means for me and what I do with it?

Or if you were the same person who wrote in anonymously before, did you not read my reply to your last poke here?

And how can be it that an anonymous but regular blog reader is somehow not a blogger but 'just visits' and cannot reveal his or her identity?

How can it be that twice at other blogs such a same anonymous reader has twice cast aspersions to my seemed need for attention but continues to show ME attention, and surely is clearly and completely without envy? :)

But I did say good question. There is the famous Ivanchuck-Jusapov game that is famously analyzed (I admit to not being Ivanchuk) yet was only a rapid game, but analyzed by everyone, so deep is that game! Then no less a stellar teacher or coach or trainer than Mark Dvoretsky who says to 'never analyze blitz games' and somehow what I could do is beyond the pale of his august imprimatur?

It seems to me, that the analysis of a game can occur from any point. I am not to be criticized for analysis of a fast game, but if I must be reproached it had better be not for what I look at, but what I don’t look at; it seems to me, that like Grandpatzer who said here that he was 'not doing much besides throwaway, unanalyzed blitz on ICC. Naughty, naughty' that I aught view all my games, and not just some of them.

It seems to me, that anyone can take ANY key position, such as I show here that any key position is a valid point to embark from. In this game, after 29. f3, I won quickly, but wondered after a quick look via Fritz8, if this really was a win, and labored hard to find it, and only on the second day, after a long line via ...29. ...f6, found that 30. fxe4 is a draw, but 30. Nd7 is a long win.

It could be a monkey typing Shakespeare during infinity, and producing poetry, and if the result is there, it is there, even if random, we find beauty of investigation. How the position occurred, it seems to me is not so much irrelevant is not the biggest question.

Now, again, if you ask me if I have no plans to play standard or blitz or more correspondence, again, the answer is a resounding now. This is the end of my project, why is that so hard? And why do YOU love your hate? And who are you and lets judge you by you exposing your work!

it is most arrogant, after all, that you arrogate or appropriate real chess to you alone while withholding your identity, and you are not a weakling?

Sun Oct 28, 10:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

There are lots of good reasons to analyze bullett games. All games should be analyzed IMO. What a great way to learn a set of practical tactical skills, to see what errors you tend to make in time trouble. And work on the opening.

Anon seems like Funky Fantom's ghost.

Mon Oct 29, 07:22:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Grandpatzer said...

Anonymous isn't me. I sent a response to DK, but basically:

Any game you play is valuable becuase it generates a series of positions that look like something that could occur in your own games (because it did, der) and that you can then analyze, find fault with, and learn from to improve your play.

The quality of the material goes up with time spent on the game, but analyzing it still has plenty of value.

I think the problem of quick chess is mainly that it encourages improper thinking technique while at the board. After the game is played, they still have most of the value that a long game has for analytic purposes.

Tue Oct 30, 08:34:00 AM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

GP: thank you. exactly. so far, you are the only one who understands. i am going to review EVERY ending, and most of the openings of these now 3,000 games when, hopefully, this unit ends soon.

if not analyze, if you will, ok, we can say 'look at'. but some of them quite more than look at if not already have in some cases.

i like it best what you said similarly but in your emails:

'How can someone be faulted for analyzing any game? Whether slow or blitz, one of the purposes of playing a game is to generate a series of positions for you to analyze later. The longer the game, the higher the quality of material on average, but that doesn't matter much for club level. '


my plan is to sort all the endings, and hit those while i read first Seirwan's book, then finally read Shereshevsky Endgame Strategy while i do THAT. now THAT is 'study' :).

perfect. thank you. only you seem to understand!!!!

Tue Oct 30, 12:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

I remember all the nagging mother hens that came out of the woodwork when I played a month of blitz games. Wankers.

Wed Oct 31, 08:58:00 PM PDT  
Blogger LaskoVortex said...

DK: I like the picture and I do not think that it is indecent. I always imagine that feelings of indecency arise from one's own sense of shame. Like any person, I probably have done a lot of stuff I *should* feel ashamed about, but, darnit, I just don't feel the shame. I do feel sorry for the shameful, however. I hope they recover--unfortunately, they continue to make the world an uglier place by spreading their nasty "decency" all over the place.

Thu Nov 01, 01:19:00 AM PDT  

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