Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The final countdown: 8 days

Thanks for your support, Knights. I admire PMD, really, he is doing shift work besides the circles (or vice versa). I simply could not to that, but I am lucky being my own boss. And yes, I still have fun, and I welcome every pattern popping out ...

Day 147 of the MDLM program
Circle 4: 1120/1280 done
Stats: 86% (C3:81%) success rate, 41 sec. p.p.

3 Comments:

At 11:43 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Hi. Sorry to bother you, but I read Michael de la Maza's article on improving 400 pts quickly, and I am stumped on his suggestion to play with king on e5, rook on e4, and then a white queen out to either fork or skewer. The article suggests that after the rook begins his square walk around the king, he will sooner or later be vulnerable to a queen position. For the life of me I cannot find that one position he mentions for the queen? I have literally tried every square for the queen for each position around the king with the rook. Am I missing something? I am only rated about 1270 or so, and that was at my first real tourney, but I really want to improve my skills with chess. Thanks for any help!
Mark

 
At 5:40 AM, Blogger Pale Morning Dun - Errant Knight de la Maza said...

Go Mousetrapper! Go! I'll see you in the winner's circle.

 
At 9:03 AM, Blogger Mousetrapper said...

Ke5, Re4,d4,d5,d6,e6,f6,f5,f4 and now f3, e3 and so on. Then you find pleny if forks and skewers.

 

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