Monday, 27 August 2018

HORRIBLE BLUNDER 2

The position below arose in a game I played last week. I am black, Fritz is white and is playing at 2398 strength.
White has just played g5 g6, it is now black to play.


Over the years, I have read in many books, articles and seen in videos, the advice given, that is bad to move the pawns in front of your king. All this information was familiar to me.

However, it is quite different when a computer programme starts attacking your kingside with it`s advanced pawns in reality.

It is as if I became paralysed and transfixed by the danger of white`s attack, it rendered me incapable of analysing the situation correctly, in my bewildered state I failed to heed the advice I had come across over the years.

I was unable to assess the fact that black too had a possible ongoing attack. After the game Fritz analysis showed be the best way to continue, was to ignore white`s attack and reply with b5 b4!

To put it simply, I became bemused in the heat of battle and was unable to think correctly!

I wonder how many club players would be able to analyse the position above for black and play the b5 b4 move?

It would probably be easy for GMs and IMs to assess the situation precisely, but not so easy for many club players?

If I get time tomorrow I must post the game and how it went, I lost.

Then I will post the game showing how it could have and should have went if I had remained calm!

Isaiah 42:25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.


UCU CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

On Saturday morning, an enthusiastic group of local chess players gathered at the famous/infamous Europa hotel, for the UCU 2018 championships.

Below is a short video of the scene just before and after the commencement.  

The last round is being played, even as I post this video.


Live video feed can be seen at this link.


Ecc 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Monday, 20 August 2018

WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING - UPDATED

Managed to update a video of Rinty Monaghan, it now features Carl Frampton and Luke Jackson.



This is interesting, Jews in Jerusalem who run the Brit Am website, propagate the view that many of the people of Southern Ireland are of Hebrew descent.

Psalm 144:1 Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

Sunday, 19 August 2018

SWEET HOME ALABAMA

Tyson Fury used "Sweet Home Alabama" for part of his ring entrance on Saturday night. 

It electrified the crowd, "Sweet Home Alabama" is very popular in N.Ireland, as there are many people of Ulster/Scots, or Scots/Irish descent here.


I would class it as Hillbilly music, which leads me to the Hillbilly Attack, made famous by GM Simon Williams.

THE HILLBILLY ATTACK.



The Lenningrad Cowboys are good at this also!


Isaiah 51:1  look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

FORCED CHECKMATE?

Was very pleased to solve this tactic over on Chess.com.  Black has just played ...Rb6 white can force checkmate with a series of moves?



This is my best solved tactic in quite a while.

Ecc 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

As this is a big fight week for Carl Frampton, I usually get asked by media companies for permission to use a short video of Carl which I filmed in approx 1996.

I have sent word to Carl, that he is not a real champion until he does a Rinty Monaghan, and sings "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."

Here is a video showing Carl and Rinty Monaghan, for people who do not know, Rinty Monaghan was an absolute gentleman!



Here is an news archive of Rinty Monaghan below.


Psalm 144:1 Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

Monday, 13 August 2018

WARNING

A friend informed me that the local Sunday World newspaper, has mentioned me in an article 2 Sundays ago.

Part of the article can be seen below.

From what I can gather, the real thrust of the article is an attack on Emma Little`s father whom many suspect of being an MI5 informer, in the past.

The moral of the story is clear, if Emma Little`s father ever asks you to go on a free trip to Paris, just say, Never, Never, Never, Never!

The story stems from this article......... 

EMMA`s MAMMY IS NOT VERY HAPPY