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Elmer Valderrama

Correspondence chess 2328      COL   B1900

Last move : 1/2-1/2     2007 January 16   22:19:39

[Event "FICGS__CHESS__CLASS_M__000004"]
[Site "FICGS"]
[Date "2006.04.23"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Valderrama,Elmer"]
[Black "Zubac,Marius"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2266"]
[BlackElo "2223"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4 Bb4 5.Bd2 dxc4 6.Bxc4 Qxd4 7.Qe2 Qd8 8.a3 Be7 9.e5 Nd7 10.Nf3 h5 11.O-O Nh6 12.Rad1 Nf5 13.Ne4 b5 14.Ba2 Nb6 15.Ba5 Qc7 16.Ng3 g6 17.Nxf5 gxf5 18.Nd4 Bd7 19.Rfe1 O-O-O 20.Rc1 c5 21.Nxb5 Bxb5 22.Qxb5 Qd7 23.Bc4 Qxb5 24.Bxb5 Kb7 25.Be2 h4 26.Rc2 Rd4 27.Bc3 Ra4 28.Bf3+ Nd5 29.Rd1 Rd8 30.Rd3 Kb6 31.Be1 a6 32.Rb3+ Ka7 33.Bd2 Rd7 34.Be3 Nxe3 35.fxe3 Rc7 36.Rbc3 Kb6 37.Kf2 Bf8 38.Rd2 c4 39.Rd4 Bg7 40.Bd1 Ra5 41.R3xc4 Rxc4 42.Rxc4 Bxe5 43.Rxh4 Bxb2 44.Rb4+ 1/2-1/2

Comment by player 1 : Elmer Valderrama :

A delicate position for Black in this game. After
the move 7...Qd8!? (purporting to improve on 7...b5)
the sequence e5, Nf3,0-0,Rad1,Ne4 gives White a confortable
game with obvious threats over the Black King's position..

This is the last move in a Chess game played by E. Valderrama.

The 6 games most recently played are :

370   372   365   373   371   360  

Statistics for rated correspondence chess games :

Running : 0         Won : 3         Lost : 0         Draw : 3

Elo average opponents : 2253

Results : 75 %           With white : 66 %           With black : 83 %

Title norms :

FEM     1     ,     FIM     0     ,     FSM     0     ,     FGM     0

Days leave remaining :   45       Player is not in vacation.

Statistics for other rated games :

Elmer Valderrama has currently 0 running correspondence chess game(s), won 3, lost 0 and drawn 3 other games against an average elo of 2253, does not play advanced chess (fast time controls), does not play big chess, does not play Go (wei-ch'i, baduk), and does not play poker, finally Elmer finished a total of 6 games and is not playing any game right now.

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Last connection :   2007 April 1

* Blunders are all there, waiting to be made. * Some part of a mistake is always correct. * The winner of a game is the one who has made the next-to-last blunder. * Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders. * Sacrifices only prove that someone has blundered. * Ich mache Fehler - also ich existiere! (I make errors, therefore I am!). * Das Schach ist nur durch die Fehler existenzberechtigt (The existence of chess can only be justified by the necessity of making errors). * There is really only one mistake in chess - underestimating your opponent. * To avoid losing a piece, many a person has lost the game. * Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do; strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do. * The great master places a Knight at e5; mate follows by itself. * Some Knights don't leap - they limp. * A draw can be obtained normally by repeating three moves, but also by one bad move. * Moral victories do not count. * A threat is more powerful than its execution. * It is always better to sacrifice your opponent's men. * Let 'S' be the strength that a player professes, And 's' represent what in fact he possesses, From a small calculation we reach the conclusion that 'S' minus 's' must equal Illusion. * All chessplayers should have a hobby. * A chess game is divided into three stages: the first, when you hope you have the advantage, the second when you believe you have an advantage, and the third... when you know you're going to lose!. * Reti studies mathematics although he is not a dry mathematician; represents Vienna without being Viennese; was born in old Hungary yet he does not know Hungarian; speaks uncommonly rapidly only in order to act all the more maturely and deliberately; and will become the best chessplayer without, however, becoming world champion. * I had a toothache during the first game. In the second game I had a headache. In the third game it was an attack of rheumatism. In the fourth game, I wasn't feeling well. And in the fifth game? Well, must one have to win every game?. -All quotes by Dr. Savielly Tartakower, (as compiled by Terry Crandall on The Game is Afoot http://www.starfireproject.com/chess)

Elmer Valderrama

Correspondence chess rating history, from most recent to older ones :

No change this year, chess elo : 2328

Member # 167           Birthdate : 1900   January   01

A few other games played recently by Elmer Valderrama

Last move : 1/2-1/2     2007 January 3   16:45:42

[Event "FICGS__CHESS__CLASS_M__000004"]
[Site "FICGS"]
[Date "2006.04.23"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Valderrama,Elmer"]
[Black "Plant,Kevin D."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2266"]
[BlackElo "2212"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg4 8.Nf3 Bg7 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 O-O 11.Be2 Nbd7 12.O-O Re8 13.Bd3 Rc8 14.Be3 a6 15.a4 Qa5 16.Rab1 c4 17.Bc2 Nc5 18.e5 Nfd7 19.e6 fxe6 20.dxe6 Nxe6 21.f5 Nd4 22.Bxd4 Bxd4+ 23.Kh1 Bxc3 24.bxc3 Rf8 25.Qxb7 Rc7 26.Qe4 Ne5 27.fxg6 hxg6 28.Rxf8+ Kxf8 29.Qd4 Qc5 30.Qh4 Kg7 31.Rb8 Rc8 32.Qe7+ Nf7 33.Bxg6 Qc7 34.Qxc7 Rxc7 35.Be4 Rc5 36.Rb6 Re5 37.Bb7 Re3 38.Bd5 Ne5 39.Rxd6 Rd3 40.Kg1 Kf8 41.Kf2 a5 42.Ke2 Nf7 43.Rd7 Ne5 44.Rd6 Nf7 45.Bxf7 Rxd6 46.Bxc4 Ke7 47.Ke3 Rb6 48.Kd4 Rb2 49.Bd5 Kd6 50.Kc4 Ra2 51.Kb3 Ra1 52.Be4 Re1 53.Bf5 Rg1 54.g4 Rh1 55.g5 Ke5 56.Bc8 Rg1 57.Bg4 Ra1 58.h4 Rh1 59.h5 Rg1 60.Be2 Rxg5 61.h6 Rg2 1/2-1/2

Comment by player 1 : Elmer Valderrama :

After winning some games with White (and losing some others
with Black, -fortunately I could save one as Black recently
at iecg- I am pretty much convinced that the Benoni is
unplayable by Black if winning is the goal.

In the Over-The-Board (OTB) practice it could be a good choice,
but in CC this is just too simple: Black
never achieves equality -even if the engines give evaluations
as low as +0.00 in multi-line analysis in the middle-game,
effectively "engine equality".

Point is Black can easily go from inferior to lost
even after doing all that should be done (mostly Fischer's ideas
and of some other Russian players of such calibre).

This game is proving that point one more time.

Last move : 0-1     2006 December 5   11:8:14

[Event "FICGS__CHESS__CLASS_M__000004"]
[Site "FICGS"]
[Date "2006.04.23"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Dyakov,Alexander"]
[Black "Valderrama,Elmer"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2281"]
[BlackElo "2266"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.O-O Be7 8.c4 Nf6 9.Nc3 O-O 10.h3 Nb4 11.Be2 dxc4 12.Bxc4 c6 13.a3 Nbd5 14.Re1 Be6 15.Bd3 h6 16.Bd2 Re8 17.Rxe6 fxe6 18.Bg6 Rf8 19.Qe2 Nc7 20.Re1 Bd6 21.Bb1 Qe7 22.Ne5 Rfd8 23.Ng4 Ncd5 24.Ne4 Nxg4 25.Qxg4 Kf8 26.Ba2 Re8 27.g3 b6 0-1

This chess game has been lost on time   (started : 2006.04.23  9:38:46)

Comment by player 2 : Elmer Valderrama :

In this game we are following V Bologan - E Rozentalis, Belfort 1998,
where the 17.Rxe6!? sacrifice gave a victory (after a gross blunder)
to Bologan. The position is uncertain, playable by Black, in my opinion.

Won on time in a dynamically equal position.

Last move : 0-1     2006 September 16   13:23:48

[Event "FICGS__CHESS__CLASS_M__000004"]
[Site "FICGS"]
[Date "2006.04.23"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Mayer,Cristian"]
[Black "Valderrama,Elmer"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2233"]
[BlackElo "2266"]

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 h6 4.d4 g5 5.Nc3 d6 6.g3 fxg3 7.hxg3 Bg7 8.Bc4 Nf6 9.Qd3 Nc6 10.Be3 Na5 11.O-O-O Nxc4 0-1

Comment by player 2 : Elmer Valderrama :

How should the King's gambit be dealt with? It's clear that it (should)
give nothing to White, and there are a dozen lines to prove it,
but when I was facing the first moves in this game --and
having seen what was played in other games here on ficgs-- I decided
to pay respect to Leko's choice in the game versus Morozevich
(Frankfurt, 2000) which finished in a draw
(of course I had an improvement for Black ;)

Now, White deviated with 10.Be3 from that game(10.Bb3),and we are
now following Grischuk-Lunev, Moscow 1999 --> 1-0 by the way,
now I hope I will do better than Lunev here ;)

0-1 by forfeit.

..too bad I couldn't test 12...Nxe4!? (after the expected 12.Qxc4)
(The mentioned above game Grischuk-Lunev went 12...c6!? 13.d5
with initiative, White eventually got a winning position)

Last move : 1/2-1/2     2006 August 31   9:0:48

[Event "FICGS__CHESS__CLASS_M__000004"]
[Site "FICGS"]
[Date "2006.04.23"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Koch,Christian"]
[Black "Valderrama,Elmer"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2238"]
[BlackElo "2266"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nbc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Rd1+ Ke8 10.Nc3 Ne7 11.Be3 Bg4 12.Rd4 Be6 13.Bd2 c5 14.Ra4 a6 15.Re1 Nc6 16.Ng5 Nd4 17.Nxe6 fxe6 18.Ne2 Rd8 19.Nxd4 cxd4 20.Re4 Bc5 21.Kf1 Rd5 22.Ke2 Rf8 23.f4 g5 24.fxg5 d3+ 25.cxd3 Rf2+ 26.Kd1 Rxg2 27.Re2 Rxe2 28.Kxe2 Bd4 29.b3 Rxe5+ 30.Kd1 1/2-1/2

Comment by player 2 : Elmer Valderrama :

The Berlin, a very well known `solid' opening for Black.

9. Rd1+!? also interesting is 9. Nc3
followed by h3 trying to have initiative both in the centre and
in the King side.

11. Be3 (+0.53) Novelty, as far as I know.

12...Be6!?, the engines advice is 12..Bxf3 which is not bad too.

15. Re1 (if 15. Ne4 then b5!? and Nc6 <->)

16...Nd4 (weak point Rook @ a4)

19. Nxd4 (19.Bc3!?)

23...g5!? My own attempt to try to get advantange, engines
give Kf7 or Rf7 which lead also to drawish positions.

30 Kd1, the White rook will come out after all, and the pawns in
g5 and h4-h5 will assure counterplay for White, so the draw offer was


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