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by Kevin O'Rourke
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move
Replies: 47
Views: 3676

Re: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move

Thomas Rendle wrote:In general if your pieces are well placed and you don't see an obvious plan you should look for a pawn break! Preferably on the side of the board you have an advantage.
good advice. Although I don’t wish to open my king up with pawns on f2, g3 and h2. That only leaves the queenside.
by Kevin O'Rourke
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move
Replies: 47
Views: 3676

Re: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move

NickFaulks wrote:
Roger de Coverly wrote: Rapport came up with the idea of playing b4.
I intend no offence to Kevin, but advising him to play like Rapport probably isn't helpful.
:D Non taken.
by Kevin O'Rourke
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move
Replies: 47
Views: 3676

Re: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move

I had played Nf3 and my 2nd Knight was on d2. It was a Reti opening or possible an English opening. Do the Reti and English opening overlap somewhat?
by Kevin O'Rourke
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move
Replies: 47
Views: 3676

Re: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move

Knights protecting each other. Formally known as siamese
by Kevin O'Rourke
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move
Replies: 47
Views: 3676

Re: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move

Thank you. I’d say the rooks are connected you are in the middle game. Had actually already lost a bishop for Knight but with all pawns still on the board.

I can post the position when I get it but my point was what would you do when this theme occurs. (not wanting to move)
by Kevin O'Rourke
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move
Replies: 47
Views: 3676

Re: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move

I liked the position of each piece because I liked the squares they were aiming at. They were also nice and central ready to get to both sided of the board if need be. Rooks connected, king safe, bishop on long diaginal, knights conjoined, queen ready but not in striking distance. The game was a dra...
by Kevin O'Rourke
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move
Replies: 47
Views: 3676

When your happy with your position and don’t want to move

In early middle game when I’ve moved each piece once or twice, happy with everything on the squares they are on, what do you do when you don’t want to move anything? Move the king the corner ? What do you do if you don’t really want to move anything. This happened to me in a game and the only I wast...
by Kevin O'Rourke
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Purposely creating an unbalanced game.
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: Purposely creating an unbalanced game.

I find one of the most interesting things in chess is the relationship between the bishop and knight and how 2 totally different pieces are equivalents in an arbitrary sense, but total game changers on the board. Most of the interesting of the games (including watching top level games) happen when t...
by Kevin O'Rourke
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Purposely creating an unbalanced game.
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Purposely creating an unbalanced game.

Purposely creating an unbalanced game. When playing a good opponent and one that is most likely better than you, is it better to play for an equal but imbalanced game so as to avoid like for like mirror situation? By equal and imbalanced I mean things such exchanging different minor pieces so each p...
by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1993 Short V Kasparov Archives
Replies: 20
Views: 2608

Re: 1993 Short V Kasparov Archives

Well it’s been year to the day that I asked if anyone had these.. :-( :-( David Lettitngton got in touch but don’t’ think he’s logged on this year. Hope he’s ok. I spoke to someone at the BBC I know and they are apparently working on archiving everything that was ever broadcast (or at least the 80s ...
by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 16169

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

I am busy tonight watching the football and playing a gig. I don’t want to know the result. I hope I can watch it re-live on youtube tomorrow without knowing the result.
by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Predictions
Replies: 43
Views: 2398

Re: World Championship Predictions

i am busy on friday 11th but i will hopefully watch it on youtube after the event and just not know the score. re-live
by Kevin O'Rourke
Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Predictions
Replies: 43
Views: 2398

Re: World Championship Predictions

when is game 1 starting?

Agreed draws are not permitted before move 30 with the exception of 3 fold rep. Is this a normal rule?
by Kevin O'Rourke
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 16169

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

bring back channel 4 coverage. Maybe if we get a british challenger one year?
by Kevin O'Rourke
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would an underpromotion have saved me here.. move 42
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Would an underpromotion have saved me here.. move 42

I think move 42 was the only time the pawn could be pushed forward and it had to be a knight at that point otherwise it’s mate. Frustrating that there doesn’t seem to be a way to get the pawn home (either as a queen or as a knight but with better prospects i.e. having extra minor piece) I had banked...