Posted June 1, 2021 in Chess.com, Game Analysis

Game Analysis: Rolling a Troll?

Have you ever set down to play a game against an opponent who seems hell bent on driving you completely insane with irrational moves? Maybe you’ve played against someone who insists on moving every single pawn forward before activating any of their back pieces. Sometimes, we meet an opponent who defies all traditional logic of the game but can be just as deadly as a precision player. I recently played against an opponent who embodied some of those traits. The first few moves of the game were infuriating and it led to a wild game where the balance tipped many times, but I managed to come out on top.

I doubt that the player himself was trolling me, but it certainly felt like it at times, especially in the opening. Of course, this is a very low rated game and sloppy as hell, but I am pleased with the result given the frustration that played out on the board. This was a daily chess rated game with a time control of one move per 24 hours.

Posted October 24, 2014 in Chess.com, Tournaments

Chess.com U1200 Tournament Rages On

The 3rd Annual Chess.com U1200 Tournament rages on, but yours truly has yet to finish any of the ten games in progress. Some players have already completed their first set of games and have earned points for their individual rounds. Click here to view all currently active games in this tournament.

Current Standings for Chess.com U1200 Group 2

Group #2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Score Tie Break
1. YellowCakeInc (1304) 1 1 _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 1 1 1 _ _ 0 0
2. Yashaman (1200) 0 0 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 _ _ _ _ 0 0
3. RevvedPatzer (1200) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0
4. AmishHacker (1161) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0
5. RexIbnMadinat (1126) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0
6. Heleyson (1111) 0 0 0 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0
7. jrlanders (1070) 0 0 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0
8. Mischa8 (884) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0

Current Position of AmishHacker Games

jrlanders – AmishHacker
AmishHacker – jrlanders
[fen]r1bq1rk1/p1p4p/2pbp3/3p1p2/4P1p1/N1PQ4/PP2NPPP/R1B2RK1 b – – 2 12[/fen]
[fen]r5nr/pppk1pp1/2np2q1/1Nb1p1p1/2B1P3/3P1P1P/PPPQ1P2/R4RK1 w – – 1 12[/fen]
Mischa8 – AmishHacker
AmishHacker – Mischa8
[fen]rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq – 0 1[/fen]
[fen]rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR b KQkq e3 1 1[/fen]
RevvedPatzer – AmishHacker
AmishHacker – RevvedPatzer
[fen]rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq – 0 1[/fen]
[fen]rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR b KQkq e3 1 1[/fen]
Heleyson – AmishHacker
AmishHacker – Heleyson
[fen]rn1q1k1r/pp3ppp/2p5/2b5/B3Q3/2N5/PPPP1PPP/R1B1K2R w KQ – 2 10[/fen]
[fen]r1bqk2r/pppp1pp1/2n4p/2bNp3/2B1P3/3PPN1P/PPP3P1/R2Q1RK1 b kq – 1 10[/fen]
YellowCakeInc – AmishHacker
AmishHacker – YellowCakeInc
[fen]r2qkb1r/p1p2pp1/2p1pn1p/5bB1/3P4/2N2N2/PPP2PPP/R2Q1RK1 w kq – 1 10[/fen]
[fen]r2qk2r/ppp2pp1/2np1n1p/4p3/2BPP1b1/2P2N1P/P1P2PP1/R1BQ1RK1 b kq – 1 9[/fen]
RexIbnMadinat – AmishHacker
AmishHacker – RexIbnMadinat
[fen]r2qkbnr/ppp2ppp/2n5/2Pppb2/3P4/4P3/PP3PPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq e6 1 5[/fen]
[fen]r1bqkb1r/pp1ppppp/5n2/n1p5/2B1P3/2NP1N2/PPP2PPP/R1BQK2R b KQkq – 3 5[/fen]

Posted October 18, 2014 in Chess.com, Tournaments

Chess.com U1200 Tournament Underway

Yours truly has enrolled in the U1200 section of the Annual Chess.com Championship. Although I do not expect much from the tournament, it is my first tournament and I am excited about the prospect of finally playing in one. This is a relatively low-rated tournament with no cash prizes, but it does have the opportunity to increase my Chess.com ELO a few points, but the real challenge is that there are eight games being played at the same time. So, basically I am playing an eight-game correspondence simul.

Initial Standings for My Group

Group #2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Score Tie Break
1. YellowCakeInc (1304) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0
2. Yashaman (1200) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0
3. RevvedPatzer (1200) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0
4. AmishHacker (1161) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0
5. RexIbnMadinat (1126) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0
6. Heleyson (1111) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0
7. jrlanders (1070) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0
8. Mischa8 (884) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0 0

Click here to view all currently active games in this tournament.