My IN State games.

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My IN State games.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:18 pm

I am giving here some interesting moments (in my eyes), happened in Shipshewana.

#1. White to move.
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A. Moiseyev vs J. Acker, Rd. 1, G1

Indeed, white are maintain some reasonable advantage here due to holes in red position. John played here 22-18 and after 14x23, 27x18, 10-15, 18-14, 19-23 etc eventually leading to easy draw. During the game I was worried alot about 17-13 10-15* (anything else loses!) 31-26. Just right after the game I told John about this possibility, but wasn't satisfy with his reply: he said something like he was OK with draw at any stage of game ! Hence, such answer didn't work for me !

Deep analyses with program show that red are still OK and even have two ways to draw the game: 4-8 and 1-6, but both leading to complications.

#2. White to move
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A. Moiseyev vs A. Holmes, Rd.2, G1

As I said earlier in other post on forum, this position came from 11-15, 22-17, 9-13 where I played Michael Holmes cook 2-6.

In position on diagram #2 white should play 24-19 with even or slightly better game. Instead, Alex played a losing 23-19?, and after 18-22 26x17 13x22 he realised that he might be losing a man. He played fast enough 27-23, 1-6, 23-18, 6-10, 14-9, 5x23, 19-16 etc and eventually I won this manup position without serious problems.

An insteresting thing is - instead 27-23, Alex can play here 19-15. This is still a loss but if red doesn't pay enough attention white can survive and even have a better game ! After 19-15 only 7-11 wins, but if red tries to catch a man 1-6, 24-19, 6-9, 15-10, 9x18, 10-6, red left with with nothing but careful draw !

#3. Red to move and draw.
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N. Weinberg vs A. Moiseyev, Rd4, G1

Draw is still available here after the sequence of star moves: 15-18*, 31-26, 1-6*, 28-24, 12-16*, 26-23, 3-8*, 24-19, 8-12 etc Draw.

Instead, my old friend Neil played here 3-7? and lost after 14-9, 12-16, 31-26, 15-19, 26-22, 7-10, 9-6, 10-14, 6-2, 1-5, 2-6, 5-9, 6x13, 14-17, 22-18, 17-22, 13-17, 22-26, 17-22 WW

#4. Red to move.
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A. Moiseyev vs G. Ellison, Rd.5, G1

Having red pieces, I trade 15-18, 24x15, 10x19. Here white has a plenty choice of acceptable moves: 26-22, 31-27, 32-27 but Gene choose the only losing move 26-23? Game continued: 19x26, 31x15, 7-10, 32-27, 10x19, 27-23, 19x26, 30x23, 8-11, 25-22, 11-15, 23-19, 15x24, 28-19, 1-5, 22-17, 14-18 and after several moves white resigned, because red has a move.

#5. Red to move.
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K. Miller vs A. Moiseyev, Rd.5, G2

Kenney had a draw here by 6-9, 29-25 8-11 etc Draw with care, but messed up with 8-11? (loses), 27-24, 12-16, 29-25, 5-9 (not a bad idea but doesn't work here), 14x5, 6-10, 5-1 (white had an easy win here 25-22, 10-15, 18-14, 16-19, 14-10, 19x28, 10-7 etc WW), 10-15, 18-14, 16-19, 14-9, 19x28, 1-6, 15-19, 6-10, 19-24 (11-15 would make it a bit longer and harder for white), 25-22, 24-28, 10-7, 11-15, 7-11, 15-19, 11-16 etc with eventual WW

#6. Red to move.
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J. Miller vs A. Moiseyev, Rd7, G1

Interesting situation ! During the game I estimated this ending as a clear win for white, however Kingsrow verdict is obvious - Draw. In position on diagram Jerry played losing 11-15? and I won the game after 26-22, 15-19, 29-25 and eventually crowned the second King which came back to arena.

Draw was still available after 20-24, 22-26, 24-19. After then red brings on time their two mans to 20 and 24 and crowned the second King by going thru the bridge hole. Good thing to know !

#7. White to move
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A. Moiseyev vs J. Miller, Rd7, G2

Jerry played here 22-17 which is perfectly fine. Another draw was available after 32-27, 24-28, 22-17, 28-32 etc.

After 22-17 I played 24-27, 31x24, 9-13. This pitch completely shocked my opponent and he missed directions. After 26-22, 14-18, 23x7, 2x25, 17-14, 6-10, 14x7, 3x10 he played relatively fast without enough thinking 21-17?, 22x13, 30x21 and lost after 8-11, 24-20, 11-15, 32-28, 15x24, 28x19, 22-26 etc RW

Instead losing 21-17, 32-27 is a clear draw.
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Re: My IN State games.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:13 pm

Josh Armstrong wrote:you seem to favor putting a man on square 9 with white, or 24 when you have red
It's not my "favor", thats what strategy commands us :lol: Look at games of other strong players in the past. Man on 9/24 seriously limit freedom of opponent pieces. However, there are some other considerations which must be taken in account, if you want to intervent to this square.

Hard to explain.

I would adddress you and other scholars to "The Tinsley Way" book. There are good examples here when you can and when you can't do this.
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Re: My IN State games.

Postby Patrick Parker on Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:24 pm

a piece there is literally

a thorn in your side you feel it the whole game
and it can easily become the game within the game
not letting that piece beat you
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