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Old 08-29-2019, 02:15 PM
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rekrap beat me. Thought his king was retreating and turns out it was just trapping my king on the H file for the rook to mate.
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dc_storm and 1695814 both beat me. They demolished me.
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Old 08-29-2019, 02:21 PM
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dancran1220 defeated act_123 by checkmate in 20 moves.

I changed my move order on the opening and was caught off guard by the 7. Qd4 move. Analysis suggests moving the knight up, but it seemed really counter-intuitive to walk my knight with tempo into a pawn hit, so I opted to take a weaker structure on the king side which act_123 tried to pressure on my exposed king. Unfortunately for him he blundered his bishop and I was able to dissipate all the pressure which he then compounded a bit by allowing me to break his pawn structure on the queen side after he castled long. He had a chance to take a walk of shame with the king, but opted for the quiet death in the corner instead.

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[White "act_123_istaken (1212)"]
[Black "dc_storm (1413)"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 g6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Qd4 f6 8.e5 Bg7 9.exf6 Bxf6 10.Qe3 d5 11.Qf3 Bg7 12.Bf4 e5 13.Qe2 Qe7 14.O-O-O exf4 15.Re1 Bxc3 16.bxc3 Ra7 17.Qd1 Be6 18.c4 Qa3+ 19.Kb1 Rb7+ 20.Ka1 Qb2# {dc_storm won by checkmate}


1695814 is extremely likely to win versus me after I got greedy and tried some dodgy tactics. Help me, Blunder Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
I screwed up that game. I felt like I had a shot in the beginning.
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:31 PM
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I defeated Dzibanche as white in a French Exchange game. My first result against him in like 5 tries

I was able to take advantage to get a pawn early on and get my queen into a good spot on the board to get a two pawn advantage. Simplified to a winnable pawn endgame. Good game!

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I defeated Macroman as white in an Evans Gambit game. Those games generally get very sharp with lots of tactics early, and according to the chess.com analyzer, both me and macroman made many mistakes in a wild game. Eventually I came out of the mess with the advantage. Good game!

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I am "ItalianHalibut" on Chess.com ...
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IOWActuary defeated ItalianHalibut. Almost drew the game until I realized he couldn't defend two sides of the board with one king.
That would have been quite a trick! Nice game!!
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It appears that RhoRho is no longer 'agtuary' on Chess.com ...
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Macroman, I saw the challenge, but when I accepted it, it went away. maybe I touched the X instead. I will wait for you to challenge me again in case the game is actually there and I can't see it.
I didn't actually send a challenge but a chess.com friend request. I have not figured out how to challenge non-friends. I don't see you in my chess.com friends list.

Edit: I just found the direct challenge path and sent a new challenge. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:32 AM
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I got a draw with Dzibanche

https://www.chess.com/analysis/game/daily/234995522

an lost to ImPretDumb

https://www.chess.com/analysis/game/daily/235180258

Thanks for the games!
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