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Game: Chess with Different Armies Log: pallab-cvgameroom-2006-64-786
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Good game. I have to observe more games, but I have ever been tempted to consider Nutty Knights army better than the Remarkable Rookies. The power of this army can
Game: Ultima Log: jonners-simon.langley-evans-2006-29-563
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Interesting end... More comments after finishing, there is still game to play.
Game: Ultima Log: matthew_montchal-cvgameroom-2006-46-987
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Very complex game. In move 9, Matthew made a risky move which allowed him and advantage of Pincers, but White sacrificed two more Pincers in a threat for capturing Black Immobilizer. After some tactics, the balance was: Black Immobilizer lost, but with the compensation of four Pincers for the piece and a more active position. I improved slowly, and step by step the position, and finally Matt position was deteriorating, being clear a White victory. White Immobilizer have not had the possibility of strong action, but its passive danger was decisive. Morality: Immobilizer is extremely strong in this game and Pincers are not too valious to the end, I believe that Immobilizer value is much more than four Pincers, perhaps its value is that of 6 or 7 Pincer Pawns!.
Game: Tepuy Log: judgmentality-cvgameroom-2006-40-012
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
This was the first Tepuy game in GC. Unfortunatelly, it finished in only two movements, due to an unvoluntary and fatal blunder by Jeremy Good. Sorry. The game is very interesting and really fast, but not so fast in average. Some care is needed in each move.
Game: Ultima Log: matthew_montchal-cvgameroom-2006-46-987
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
The graphics for this LOG are corrupted. What happens???. I can
Game: The Travelers Log: rlavieri2003-zcherryz-2006-23-550
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Christine and me are playing now a couple of very intersting test-games. In one of them, It is possible that Christine is going to take a slight advantage, and in the other my position seems to be better. The game play is very nice, I am beginning to love this game, regardless its deepness and, surprisingly, its complexity, somewhat unexpected due the simplicity of the moves of pieces.
Game: Switching Chess Log: rlavieri2003-fergus-2005-339-737
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
It was a very complex beautiful game. In my opinion, around 30
Game: Kamikaze Mortal Shogi Log: rlavieri2003-crazytom-2005-205-113
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
The game was decided after White
Game: Chess with Different Armies Log: fergus-lazyking-2005-205-108
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Interesting end. Black could force a draw in some opportunities, but Mike played to see if it was a possible a victory, although I think it was not a real possibility. I believe that Black move 55 was the definitive error: 55...k e6-d6(?). It could be better f7-f5,the last chance for an even result.
Game: Balanced Marseillais Chess Log: rlavieri2003-andreas-2005-207-126
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Good short game, Andreas. You take advantage of my weak opening and played with high precision. No, if k e1-d1, P e2-e4 you can make a massacre with my pieces and I would have to resign in two moves. Morality: in this game extreme care is needed from the first move.
Game: Catapults of Troy Log: antoinefourriere-cvgameroom-2005-158-780
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Very interesting game.
Game: Ca Log: lazyking-joejoyce-2005-152-745
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
It is Checkmate. What a beautiful position.
Game: Toccata Log: rlavieri2003-cvgameroom-2005-169-561
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
...'The Jumper may also move or capture by jumping over any piece and landing over the next square (again, in any of the six Rook-wise directions).' Jumper is a 'short Cannon' in some sense, it can only capture jumping over an intervening piece, but only if there is an enemy to capture in the inmediate next square in that direction. It can also jump if the next square after the jumped piece is empty, but there is not any capture in this case.
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
When I open the LOG, I can see the squares in which the cursor is over, at least as espectator, I aam not sure if it will happen when I enter in the LOG as player. Carlos Carlos, can you see the positions in the view mode, entering in the LOG as espectator in Game Courier?. If not, there is a problem with your system. If yes, you can plan your next move viewing the positions in the LOG, before entering in the player
Game: Maxima Log: lazyking-rlavieri2003-2005-103-580
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
The game has ended. Mike, you played well, but you have not controled the Immobilizer in the ends, perhaps you could to that with your pair of Chameleons. Nevertheless, it was far from easy to win. Good game.
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
I can not make my selected move 39, when I try to move my Long-Leaper capturing a Pawn, it appears the message: 'An immobilized piece may only commit suicide'. But the case is that my Long-Leaper is NOT immobilized, it is adjacent to my OWN Immobilizer. Can someone see what happens and help me?
Game: Extinction Chess Log: andreas-joejoyce-2005-107-138
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
15...p g7-g5 (!!) was a winner move, and I think the only one, almost all the rest are LOSING moves. Morality: this game is not easy to play, and extreme care is needed, in some moments there may be many 'royal' pieces on the board, and you must take care on all of them at the same time.
Game: Maxima Log: lazyking-rlavieri2003-2005-103-580
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
I have not idea who has the advantage, Black has a piece more and Black is going to have also some quality advantage, and White has, in compensation, four Pawns more, six against two, so Black defense is somewhat nude. Position is going to be open, and all can happen. Black can
Game: Pocket Mutation Chess Log: rlavieri2003-antoinefourriere-2005-67-759
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Draw in an intense game plenty of good moves, but also with an incredible lot of blunders by both bands...
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
White has now a slight material advantage after some risky moves, taking advantage on some weaknesses in the position of Black, and we are in this moment in a very complex end, all can still happen in this extremely deep game, but for the moment White position seems to be slightly better. The game has been really interesting and of very high quality to the present.
Game: Extinction Chess Log: rlavieri2003-hasurami-2005-80-056
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Thanks for playing, Hans!. This game is not easy to play. To be honest, all could happen in this game, I have not had great confidence in the result because my position was vulnerable too a few moves ago and I didn
Game: Rococo Log: crazytom-lazyking-2005-67-764
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
You are right, the game is inherently violent, but this is the most bloody ('fatalities included', as in 'Mortal Kombat') Rococo game I have seen, it is like a war with massive destruction weapons.
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
What a violence!. This game is a massacre, and all this on 13 moves, pieces die everywhere and everytime. I`m curious about the ends dynamics.
Game: Pocket Mutation Chess Log: rlavieri2003-antoinefourriere-2005-67-759
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
In 23th., Black has material advantage after the Rook promotion, and it is now the dilemma of Pocket Mutation Chess: How to win if the other player decides a good defensive plan?. For a win, Black needs checkmate White, and for it, pieces are needed, but if pieces are used in attack, some weak points can appear, and counter-attacks are very possible. I
Game: Grand Chess Log: rlavieri2003-mageofmaple-2005-66-195
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Thank you for the game, Greg, and good luck in the rest, I expect you enjoy the Tournament, all of us can learn a lot with it. The clever was my Marshall, you missed a little its danger, but all was consequence of a few weaknesses you left in the opening. I have drawn other game, I
Game: Pocket Mutation Chess Log: rlavieri2003-antoinefourriere-2005-67-759
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
My 17th, B g5-p1 was a blunder, better was 17: P d4-p1, but all was consequence of my 12th. risky move and the following attacking also risky moves. Now Black can obtain material advantage by promotion, but it could be my Bishop, depending on my past moves. Definitely, my 12th. was an error, but very difficult to see, due the deepness of this game. Fourriere played correctly, almost all moves could conduct Black to be defeated, but he found out the right way. Nice game, Antoine!... Morality: Taking risks can be dangerous in this game, it is extremely deep and very difficult to see all the consequences of a risky move (and danger should be important if the other player is Antoine).
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Until move 12th, this game was well played, each player with his own strategy. Some of my next moves were very risky, and Antoine
Game: Fischer Random Chess Log: carlos-rlavieri2003-2005-66-183
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Thanks to you, Carlos Carlos. This was an unfortunate setup, and we played it in such a way the game was finally blocked, perhaps it was not the intention, but we could not avoid it. I spent more than 40 minutes analyzing the position in my last move using a physical board, and it is clear that it is not possible forcing the game without great risks or conceeding material, so the game is going to be a draw in every case, in my particular opinion, once the game become more blocked than it is on 12th., position is so blocked that blunders are also difficult to be commited!. You played well, and I have only made defensive moves, without chances of nothing. Good luck nin the rest of the tournament, and enjoy your games!.
Game: Shogi Log: centaure-cvgameroom-2005-25-503
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Well, my vision is not the best, but in this game something is wrong or my eyes are worse than I supposed. What happened to Black King? (this piece is in hand by White, isn
Game: Wormhole Chess Log: carlos-david_64-2005-48-681
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Paulowich gambit (accepted)... Uuuhmmm, it sounds fine. We can begin giving names to some openings in different games, why not?, we are pioneers. I
Game: Fischer Random Chess Log: carlos-rlavieri2003-2005-66-183
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Some random set-ups are extremely incomodious for one or both bands in this game. As an excellent example, see this extremely bizarre instance. I feel sick in each move, I have not idea about what is good here and what is not, and I think it is the same with my contrincant.
Game: Falcon Chess Log: gwduke-rlavieri2003-2005-44-871
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
White move 35 was a little mistake, but not a bad move necessarily, though. I considered Black move 34 as product of a wrong calculation, but the wrong am I, I can
Game: Maxima Log: antoinefourriere-antoinefourriere-2005-22-537
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Black 41th, r g3-h4 was decisive, an excellent and not so easy to see move, I had to resign because I can
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Black has material advantage in the end: Three Pawns, Coordinator and Long-Leaper against Guard and Long-Leaper, and an attack position. Nevertheless, it does not seem easy the victory for Black, and the reason is based on the Guard position, close to the Black Palace in a strong defensive attitude. I think Black must win, but I
Game: Grand Chess Log: oncljan-cvgameroom-2005-49-839
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
17... r j10-f10 was not good, it was better r a10-d10, but I think White has positional advantage, regardless the material.
Game: Marseillais Chess Log: rlavieri2003-cvgameroom-2004-354-179
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
The suggested 18...K-d6; Q-f4+ was the move I expected in the game, but as David pointed out, it is not clear the end. After the suggested move, Black mantains some chances of a victory, but White too!. I think Black could try to find a zugzwang position, I visualized some possibilities, but by this reason it would be far from easy for Black, I would be very attempt on my moves. My particular opinion is that, after the suggested 18, the end is still a draw, if both teams play at a good level and without blunders.
Game: Grand Chess Log: oncljan-cvgameroom-2005-49-839
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Complex. Nice.
Game: Altair Log: gwduke-rlavieri-2004-347-983
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Thanks for playing Altair, George... Yes, I
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
This move: 44.- P c3-g3 saves White!. It was a very nice game with a tense end, but I have resigned without an exhaustive verification. After P c3-g3, Black has e g1-h2 Check, etc. and draw by perpetual check, if not, Black is going to be checkmated in four moves...
Game: Marseillais Chess Log: mageofmaple-cvgameroom-2005-1-083
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Marsellais Chess is extremely violent!. It is difficult reach move 20th. My game against David Paulowich may be considered a marathon, but we played only a few moves after the 20th!. Interesting the ongoing game Leyva-Strong. Very nice to see and analyze...
Game: Marseillais Chess Log: rlavieri2003-cvgameroom-2004-354-179
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Great game!, I have enjoyed it a lot, and it was a good learning for both players. Two Pawns against one is not necessarily a forced win in this game, as it is in FIDE-Chess, it depends strongly on the structure of Pawns. I
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Pawns end. Black two Pawns, one in column a, other in c. White one pawn in column a. Is it a forced win?. I don
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
White has Queen and two Pawns, Black has Rook, Knight and one Pawn, after simplifications. Logic says that White has the main chance to win the game, I think this may be the result, but I don
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
This game has been very interesting. David surprised me with a very good move in 8th. turn (!!) which I have not expected, and my response was a move conducting to an exchange of my Queen by Rook-Bishop, because I have not seen another best in that moment, preserving my Queen was an option which I discarded because my position could fall down quickly. My posterior analysis has shown to me that my selected move was absolutely correct, perhaps the only move to preserve certain chances (!?). We are now in a very difficult end (Queen vs. Rook-Knight and three Pawns per band) in which all can still happen, but by the moment Black preserves an important tempo advantage, nevertheless, pieces can
Game: Rococo Log: tony_quintanilla-gwduke-2004-336-229
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
4... p b7-c6 seems good for Black. At this point, White seems to be slightly better positioned, but the game is still in the first moves.
Game: Anti-King Chess II Log: mageofmaple-tony_quintanilla-2004-336-980
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
I insist, excess or default of material is good or not depending on position, it is not an unique logic here, as in Chess. In some situations, you may be winning precisely by the high material disadvantage. I
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
There are two possible strategies for the Anti-King: mantaining it behind the line of pawns, or trying to move it if front the line of Pawns. I essayed the first strategy against Fourriere. I have lost my game, but I
Game: Ultima Log: sagig72-mabelod-2004-332-845
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
When accessed the LOG for this ongoing game, as spectator, I saw this statement: 'Game Courier Warning: The current behavior of endif is being deprecated in favor of a command that closes off all iflevels to the last if statement, not counting elseif statements as if statements. Properly written code will work with the change, but the code for this game does not.'
Game: Rococo Log: tony_quintanilla-gwduke-2004-336-229
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Development of Cannon-Pawns is important, much more important than it appears, but it must be made taking care on Advancer and Withdrawer. Clusters are good to avoid Long-Leapers threats.
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Well, in my opinion, Advancer and Long-Leaper values are more or less the same, but I differ about Immobilizer, I think its value is around 12. And for me, Cannon Pawns value is almost the same than Withdrawer value: 3 (don
Game: Maxima Log: penswift-rlavieri2003-2004-264-071
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
I have found out a clearer way for White to obtain a drawn position, my analysis was weak in move 47. I
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Drawn game accorded. After extensive analysis, I found a line (In my opinion, the best moves for both after 44th., but in other analyzed promising lines I have found more or less similar characteristics. Interested people can look at the comment in my last move, in the LOG, to see the sequence of moves from 44th. to 50th, the main line.) in which White can reach a position that seems to be a theoretical draw after the 50th, regardless the material Black advantage reached in this line. If it is possible a win, it must be more due to blunders made by any of both teams, but I don
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Very interesting end of game, we are on 43th. and we have not Maxima theory of ends available, so intuition, positional concept and short-range calculations are the only tools. Surprisingly, after the middle of this game in progress, I have noted that many moves may seem equally promising at first view in each turn, but after some analysis, majority of them were considered bad or weak ones, and only a few, a couple, or only one in some cases, were reasonably good, so this end has been carefully played by both bands. White has material advantage, Black has Immobilizer. Black position is somewhat vulnerable, but White can
Game: Anti-King Chess II Log: lazyking-mikenels-2004-264-065
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Interesting game, but I
Game: Anti-King Chess II Log: rlavieri2003-antoinefourriere-2004-264-064
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
My 24th., b f3-h5 (Check) was not, perhaps, the best move. I think that 24: b f4-g5 would offer better possibilities, but I
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Antoine has played superb, and won in this intense game. My opening was not the best, nevertheless, I consilidated an attack position against the King, and Antoine threatened against my Anti-King, in a kind of fight Chess vs. Anti-King Chess II. After a sucession of very good moves, I tried a trick conceeding a Rook in move 24 that Antoine correctly rejected, and his response was a bishop move on 25th. that was a non-trivial and difficult to see move that I qualify as extremely good (!!), because my plan against the enemy King was ruined by only one time of difference, time that I needed to perform an effective attack against the King looking for, at least, perpetual Check, or a checkmate attack that should not be completed, because Antoine has had the possibility of perpetual check against my Anti-King since some moves before. Once I calculated I have not the time to perform an effective attack, Instead of attack the King, I attempted essay other confusing threatenings, but there was not time. My opening and initial plan were not the best for this game, I did my best, although my ideas in AKCHII are relatively modest, it is difficult to me play this game in a better manner, it is contrary to the phylosophy of games I like. Nevertheless, it was a very good game, and Antoine proved his skills playing with notorious precision. He is a really strong player. Congratulations, friend. I enjoyed this game!.
Game: Takeover Chess in 64 squares Log: lazyking-penswift-2004-264-074
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Black move 16: ...q d5-f5, is illegal
Game: Fischer Random Chess Log: j_carrillo_vii-frcec-2004-224-418
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
This game in progress appears as a game of the First Courier Tournament, and it is not, if I
Game: Eurasian Chess Log: rlavieri2003-fergus-2004-173-154
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
In this game, Black Queen was captured and then exchanged by a White Bishop in move 12, a Black blunder ; Nevertheless, White position was not good in around move 15, and White have had to progresively return some of the material advantage, looking for improve his position, and this strategy was successful, when the material was almost nivelated, White position was clearly superior than Black position, and the technics for the definitive win were relatively easy. This is a very positional game, and the best way for a win is consolidating a good position, material is less important than in FIDE-Chess. Trying to preserve a material advantage can be a strategic error if the position is inferior to the other player. Regardless the initial material advantage, it was not easy a win, Fergus is a very strong player!.
Game: Pocket Mutation Chess Log: lazyking-rlavieri2003-2004-173-165
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
This game was played in a very conservative way. Black obtained a very little material advantage, not enough for a decision without taking risks, and without clarity about how to progress safely. White and Black final positions on 19th. were very solid, and DRAW was accorded, but the game is actually being continued using other LOG. Outside the Tournament, the game is now much more open and risky, all can happen now, but the change of strategy is pure fun!. Let
Game: Hexetera Log: rlavieri2003-antoinefourriere-2004-105-839
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Excellent game, Antoine, you played really well this Hexetera game test(although in the Symmetron!44 test you did a few weak moves, including the fatal move of your Reducer to the launching square, allowing to me a strong attack including the final sacrifices taking advantage of the vulnerability of your King). In Hexetera, my weak Pawn in rank 'a' was decisive, Antoine attacked it with notorious precision until it was captured. Move 31 of Antoine seemed doubtly, because he was 'forced' (well, more or less) to sacrifice a Rook by a Flyer-Elephant a few moves after, but the advanced promotable Pawn was the difference, and the sequence of moves, including the sacrifice, were definitely very good, as I could analyze after the game. I were forced to resign in move 42 by the imposibility of avoid the Pawn promotion.
Game: Symmetron44 Log: antoinefourriere-rlavieri2003-2004-105-024
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
We are running a Test game of Symmetron!44, and it is very interesting. Black Team improved a lot his position after a doubtly opening, White liberated his Launching Square and Black decided other strategy, mantaining the Knight in hand and expecting an open game. In move 23 Black seems to have a very good position after the sacrifice of a Pawn. Once finished, I expect a Preset for this game, although I would prefer that the squares of the fortresses be identified using other colors, maybe lighter.
Game: Shanghai Palace Chess Log: charles-cvgameroom-2004-107-407
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
I don
Game: Ultima Log: ben_good-carlos-2004-80-031
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Move 26 (g1-a7; d4-) for White is illegal. Your King is left in Check (Black Coordinator can take the King now)
Game: Shogi Log: Zeev_Shapiro-cvgameroom-2004-39-507
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
I am enjoying this game as spectator!... Comments later, after end.
Game: Ultima Log: silvermane-cvgameroom-2004-94-948
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
It is possible that your ivitation is going to be accepted by someone, regardless of the exigent time controls you have defined. If you modify the time controls, I can accept your invitation. I
Game: TamerSpiel Log: cavalier-cvgameroom-2003-295-548
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Fergus, can you answer the question?. One month?, Two?. The system must be adapted to delete abandoned games, but at first it is necessary a definition of what means 'abandoned', in time terms.
Game: Ultima Log: ben_good-carlos-2004-80-031
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
A Pincer-Pawn can capture several pieces (up to three, in some cases) in one movement, if the position allows that.
Game: Maxima Log: tony_quintanilla-rlavieri2003-2003-301-013
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
In a game end of 'one must die', Black was checkmated. Excellent game, Tony could win, but King
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Black and White have discarded repetitions, and are playing to win. The end turned complex, but tension has augmented. All can happen, and I can
Game: Time Travel Chess Log: MSchmahl-cvgameroom-2004-74-669
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Carlos Carlos, the easiest way is that your opponent make the correction, it is your opponent
Game: Maxima Log: tony_quintanilla-rlavieri2003-2003-301-013
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Correction: If Black plays weak, White can win, and viceversa. Weak may mean a move that is not very close, in quality, to the best one...
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
This game end is not trivial!. Analyze it!. Black Withdrawer is trying to take the White
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Infarctive end. Black wins in two, White has some threats trying to avoid a lose...Complex defense!, I
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
White conducted a risky game mantaining advantage until move 35, some beautiful and plastic tactics were seen, did for both bands. After that, White played two weak moves and Black improved his position with some very good moves, and now the game is in a dramatic end, Black has a positional advantage that looks impressive, but White mantains a little material advantage and it appears that White can defend the positionn, with real chances for both bands. Nice game end!.
Game: Hexetera Log: antoinefourriere-rlavieri2003-2004-42-548
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Excellent game until move 45. Black have had a slight advantage from the beginnings to 45th; After that, some not very strong Black moves allowed White to take an advantage that had the aspect of decisive, but the end was not easy for White, Black has found a way to draw by repetition, taking advantage of the alone White King. Posterior analysis showed that White had a winner position in the decisive move 49, although the correct move was not easy to see. Antoine found another sequence of winner moves after 49th. The ends in this game are not so easy to play. We have noted that we are still somewhat novices playing the interesting Hexetera ends. But I
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
The Black moves 40 to 43 were not the best, now White has clear advantage after the Pawn promotion. The only move available for Black was a cannibal capture of its own Rook. But it was not easy a continuation in move 40 for Black. After the end of the game,
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
This titanic combat is entering in decisive phases. The game has been played really well by both bands. The initial slight advantage of Black dissapeared, and now both teams have possibilities. Black and White are playing with great force, attempting to make interesting sacrifices of pieces, but in every case the other team did the correct move to avoid the danger when it was needed. This is the best test of Hexetera I have played. I
Game: Achernar Log: rlavieri2003-cvgameroom-2004-19-960
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
The game in progress is quite interesting. White is playing without the Reducer, making any attempt to attack black forces near hopeless. In compensation, White has some material, measured in the major pieces power. White has tried to construct a defensive structure preserving its Grand-Horses, in this way Black attack is not easy, regardless his clearly better position. The Reducer can
Game: Viking Chess on 108 squares Log: antoinefourriere-rlavieri2003-2004-24-134
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Antoine and me have decided analyze this variant of Viking Chess. 7 files looks too short, in the 12x7 board, it appears to be a great advantage for White in many instances, that can be mantained unless there are big errors in White
Game: Rococo with Mirror Arrays Log: rlavieri2003-cvgameroom-2003-326-122
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
My last moves were made without comfort, I were looking for a potential attack of your immobilizer and Swapper agaisnt my King, it obligated to me to mantain the Withdrawer out of game, as a barrier near my King. The promotion of a Pawn, although I have seen it as almost sure, was not made in the best way, as you pointed out, I have had to promote my Cannon Pawn to Immobilizer, other promotion was considered near impossible, your King could take any other promoted piece. My plan was trying to promote in the left-most ranks, but you played well enough and your immobilizer made the work when needed. Yes, If I don
Game: Shogi Log: kgod-0x4b-2003-341-028
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Interesting game!. Other comments when finished.
Game: Rococo Log: peteraronson-AntoineFourriere-2003-327-292
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Nice game of Antoine and Peter. The end was beautiful!. Peter have had a very good game in the first 25 moves, but Antoine was nivelating progressively the positions. Peter
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
It seems that White
Game: Voidrider Chess Log: rlavieri2003-fergus-2003-293-821
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
Thanks, Antoine, you have found an illegal move in the game, I have not seen that after you pointed out the mistake. Fergus, I
Game: Hostage Chess Log: fergus-cvgameroom-2003-294-102
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
What a game are you playing, boys!. I can
Game: Shogi Log: fergus-cvgameroom-2003-300-103
Roberto Lavieri Verified as Roberto Lavieri wrote on
After the wrong drop of the Knight in move 27, I opted for a very risky line, opening the game with the next pawn move. The move 28 that Fergus made was a gem, a deep sacrifice that neither Fergus nor me evaluated well, but it was a really good move, enough to trap my King in a checkmate net ten moves after. In move 26 I could augment the pressure over the left ranks, perhaps advancing my leftmost pawns with the help of other of my pieces, looking the bad positioned enemy bishop. My move 27 allowed this bishop to go in action, in a very agressive attack position. Fergus made a good job and finished the game with mastery, doing the best move in each turn to finish the game. I lost, but I enjoyed the game. Shogi is a monumental game, it is not justice that this great game is not widely played in West. By the way, Bravo, Fergus!. Excellent game. In the future, I am going to challenge you again, Shogi or a Mortal variant, let