23 ( +1 | -1 ) I have played cyrano many times, and I think that xerox may be able to draw, provided he stays away from little mistakes giving away his position, and big ones giving away material.
I played him twice. With white pieces I would lost anyway. It was a lesson for me: "Do not follow Openings Books as if they were infalible" (I refer to a variation I "learned" from a book by Larry Christiansen and Jeremy Silman on the "Dutch Defense". With the black pieces, I think I had a pretty good position,..., but then, it did came the "T (tragical) Day", (7th December, 2002) when I decided to resign all my games in course, in the same day, and leave Chess (I was depressed and lose interest in the game).
He is a great player, but not invencible at all,..., please.
Besides, with is overwhelming superiority over the rest of GK crowd, I think he should be playing in the ICCF also, and, with that playing strenght, I'm sure he must become ICGM very soon, and maybe, look for more ambitious heighs.
I recommend you to play the board, not the player. After all, he's a flesh and bone player. Don't you think so?
6 ( +1 | -1 ) What do you think of my position at the moment? Please tell me.
7 ( +1 | -1 ) I don't want to know what youre next move would be
21 ( +1 | -1 ) A brief look May be his pieces are badly scattered, but his pieces are very near to your King, and your Queen is going nowhere. This typical view, in my opinion, tends to bring a victory for white. Soon.
10 ( +1 | -1 ) Oh no! I should have shut up. I don't think that such comment, no matter worthless, is fair...
77 ( +1 | -1 ) One question, xerox.Think it's not unfair to put this question because the position it refers to is past. I was quite surprised when cyrano moved c4-c5 giving up the pressure on c5, fixing his pawns on the dark squares (he has the "bad" bishop). A bold decision for almost every endgame must be worse for him now and he has to attack on your kingside successfully otherwise he's in great danger. Now my question: He seems to have achieved a lot as indiano-jay pointed out. Wouldn't it have been better to move the bishop to c7 instead of e7? It would have been facing the white king (diagonal b8-h2 + the important square f4) and it would have kept the e-file open to maybe fight for its possesion. Or is there any tactical refutation I did not mention (I only had a brief look)? Kind regards and much success further on! Frank