october 5 2010

Big attendance for this course of the Master of re-entry.
A small problem of lighting at the beginning of the course to put some atmosphere in front of the wall chessboard which became a blackboard (some memories for the Master).
This was quickly repaired with some acrobatics.

to begin, a study of circumstance since it had more black pieces (absence of lighting obliges)

1 - White to play and draw

W.:         Kh4, Ra8, Ne6
B.:        Kc3, Bd6, pa3, g2 and h5

As the clerk was a little late, he is not in a position to make any assessment of this composition.

To follow, a position taken from the 2010 French championship that the Master could not fail to present to us.

2 - Black to play and draw

W.:        Kg7, Rg3, pf6
B.:        Ke6, Rf4, pa4
There is a radical way to deal with the problem


Word from the Boss

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Three Frenchmen on the five helpmates of the new season, which we hope will be light and lively. And a few directs in 2, 3, 5 and 8 moves. If you didn't know the 5#, I'm ashamed for you. As for the 8#, don't be afraid, it's certainly easier than the last 3#, with its Machiavellian try. Besides, is it really one?

Our circle, always on the cutting edge, had examined an anti-circe s#9 by R.J. Millour, carefully selected from a multitude of unpublished works. Now it has just been awarded second prize by a magazine from across the Channel. And the first prize, you may ask? It is almost undrinkable. Maybe one day, if I have the courage. Quality, yes, but digestible!

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Let us also note that the 6th prize (a chameleon circe with locust from Feather) and three honourable mentions were also presented at the fairy tale course of the best French circle.

A "pedagogue" (Master Fide) having declared about the Edouard-Cornette endgame of the last French championship, on a forum which sinks more and more towards the zero degree of intelligence, that "they are finals which do not rest on knowledge" (sic!), we owe it to ourselves, by pure necessity of public health, to demonstrate mathematically the opposite. Thus are revealed nowadays those who "represent" Chess: not only ignorant, but vandals.

But also, for the tasting, a platovian pat blackmail, if not platonic, and a Finnish study with double trigger, containing a study in the study. Note that the elegant table with N+P/N and the 5 units on the 2nd row is well and truly lost, as the audience predicted.

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The game of the day pits one of the most popular world champions against a great player who, by his own admission, plays chess "without compromise". The real and virtual games offer an astonishing festival of moves from the unchained Queen. Very interesting suggestions, from a very high quality audience, which re-launch the analysis: 18 Na4, 24...g5, 35 Be3 on which two good retorts exist, but not ...Nf4, 36...Rc2 (another win), and also 35...Nf4+!, my suggestion 36 Kf3 being refuted by 36...Qa6!!, another Queen's supermove...

See you, God willing, in a fortnight, on October 19th.
Have a good time.


The last study is a remarkable work with very little material.

3 - White to play and draw

W.:        Kg1, Nc5, pd2
B.:        Kb5, Bc8, Ne1, pe3

Very big.

The game of the day is between a magician with the white pieces and a wizard with the black ones

4 - game of the day
1.c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4. e3 e6 5. d4 d5 6. a3 a6 7.b3 (7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. b4) Bd6 (cd 8. ed Be7 9.c5) 8. Bd3 0-0 9. 0-0 b6 (slight return to symmetry) 10. Bb2 cd 11. ed Bb7 12. Re1 Rc8  13. cd ed 14. Ne5 ( 14. Rc1 Re8 and it's back to symmetry) Nxd4 15. Bxh7 (Bxa6 is less good) Nxh7 16. Qxd4 Bc5 (a little better is Ng5 to come to e6 with the same idea as in the game, but much better) 17. Qd3 d4 18. Ne2 (Ne4 Ng5 lead to a draw) Re8 19. Ng3 (19. Nxf7 Qd5 or Qf6 .... 19. Nxd4 Qd5 20. Bf3 Ng5 21. Rad1 and White has a good pressure)  Qd5 20. Nf3 Ng5 21. b4 Bf8 22. Nh4 (White doesn't see the threat Qxg2+ 23. Nxg2 Nh3+ 24. K-- Bxg2+)   Txe1+ (neither are the blacks !) 23. Rxe1 Ne6 24 Rd1 a5! (the single move that enhances black's position, if any were needed) 25. ba ba 26. Ne2 (26. Qd2 Qb3 or Nf3 Nf4) Qh5 27. Nf3 Bxf3 28. gf Ng5 29. Ng3 (29. Nxd4 Nh3+ 30. Kf1 Nf4) Nxf3+ 30. Kg2 Nh4+ 31. Kh3 Qh6 32. Qe4 Ng6+ 33. Kg2 d3 34. Bd4 Rc4 35. Bxg7 (the magician) Qf4 (or Qh4) 36. Qa8 Qg4 (the wizard) 37. h3 (Bxf8 Nh4+ followed by mate) and the greffier dropped his pen there but White resigned a few moves later.

For the dining part, the presenters of the works being in advance of the various judgements and publications, it is impossible for me to relate the slightest detail of the various compositions, except for a few world premieres by friend Guy as main courses.

The next appointment is in 2 weeks, if the unlimited strike of the 12th finally has one (of limit)

Have a good read
 Sincerely yours

Le greffier



Vague inaccuracies in the master-tabler's report:

15 Bxa6 is rather better, at least less dangerous, than 15 Bxh7.

19 Nxf7: Qf6! is better than ...Qd5 20 Nh6+.

After 19 Nxd4, White doesn't have "good pressure" but is doing better.

Both sides "saw" the threat 22...Qxg2+! but, by their own admission, misjudged the ensuing ending.

Nothing too serious, the move listing is perfect, only a few words are perfectible. But since our Remy became a farmer, how noble an activity, words have become secondary, next to the reality of the peasantry, the true nature.

Enjoy your reading


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