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2012 Championship. The First Win.

2012 Championship. The First Win.

The Planet Greenpawn

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2012 Championship. The First Win.


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Hi.

the 2012 RHP Championship is underway and the first game to finish was.

catnap642 - forkedknight RHP 2012


Well done Catnap and with a grading difference of 700 points
this puts you in with a good shout for the Giant Killers Prize.

I have a small team of searchers looking for instructive or comical games
But if you spot something then please don’t hesitate to PM me the details.

So in the absence of anything yet, (most of the games are still in the opening stage.)
I’ll give a couple of mine.

Greenpawn (that’s me) v paradigalla (not me).

I had a look at paradigalla’s games.
I noticed he lost quickly as White against a Phildor…


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6

….in the 2010 championship and as someone (cricketman) had played the Philidor
against me I thought as I may be immersed in opening theory I’ll be digging out my
Phildor book (published sometime in the 1970’s).
I might as well get some double use out of it.

That game Game 9040839 with me playing a black Philidor did not go to plan
and I offered a draw in a ropey position which was accepted.
Without in no way intending to be unkind, perhaps he saw the grade and not the board.

Look boys if a higher rated player offers you a draw then you can bet
your eyes he thinks he is worse. Play on.
Look at what Catnap did. Grades are just numbers.

I looked at paradigalla recent losses.

Game 8977919 played in January 2012, he played the opening pretty
badly against a 2.c3 Sicilian.


So he gets a 2.c3 Sicilian.

I’m thinking if he has booked up it after that loss then he will not be familiar
with the middle game positions. I’m no 1.c3 expert. I prefer the Bb5 lines.
But c3 figures in some Bb5 lines. Anyway, that was the thoughts before the game.
Here is the game.



Greenpawn34 - Cricketman RHP 2012

I bowled this lad out in both games

(Never mind the crap awful jokes, get on with it…..Russ)

As I said earlier, this lad played the Phildor and we reached this position
after the opening moves. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nd7 4. Bc4 Be7


and according to this:

Philidor Book






















it says about 4…Be7.

Page 60












So let us see it in action.



Here is that trickier line I mentioned in the notes.
I was looking at my DB today to see if I could find anybody who fell
for the same trick and how the game went.
I found this instructive little game.

Juhnke - Bohm Europe Ch. 1969



Next time I’ll have more games, your games, I can get my teeth into.

We end with another game by catnap from the 2012 Championship.
He actually won the first two games both with Scholars Mate.
This is the 2nd win.

catnap642 - topgunner RHP 2012

This time the grading difference was only 500+ because after the first win
catnap’s grade went up.



The thread accompanying the blog is Thread 145016

Readers Comments (8)

Posted: Feb 06 2012 03:11 Subscriber forkedknight said

Glad I finally got the honor of being featured in your blog.

Which move of mine was the worst?

Posted: Feb 06 2012 09:15 Standard member greenerpawn said

Thanks GP
Some nice gems here as usual.

Posted: Feb 06 2012 09:22 Subscriber paradigalla On Vacation said

Thanks for the merciless but instructive analysis of our sicilian c3 game. Still have to figure out how to get good counterplay in this opening. Nice attacking play from your part. Next time hopefully a better game (although you could easely have picked a far worse one)!

Posted: Feb 07 2012 04:19 Subscriber greenpawn34 said

Actually the game between me and Cricketman was not quite correct.
I did not make my bad move. See Thread 145016 for an explanation.

Posted: Feb 08 2012 09:40 Standard member hintjul said

I would like you to go through my games when completed, I am in group 97.

Posted: Feb 08 2012 09:42 Standard member hintjul said

96, sorry. I find your wisdom very interesting and I would like to know what you make of my games.

Posted: Feb 10 2012 01:30 Subscriber greenpawn34 said

I'll look at the games and if there is anything I can use
I'll use it.

Posted: Feb 11 2012 23:39 Standard member Mrhuma said

If you can find anything to use in my games too, that would be so cool for me! I'm in group 97. thanks!