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Denver Chess Club -- Too Much Tactics Trainer

I've been playing a lot of tactics trainer recently.  Unfortunately, I have allowed it to affect my games in some negative ways.  In the following game, I decide that, just like in tactics trainer, if you see an idea that involves sacrificing all of your pieces, it must be bound to work!

 



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  • 20 months ago

    brownph99

    Yeah, definitely "hope" chess at that point.  :) I've played hope chess many times, it's a hard habit to get out of.

     Incidentally, Rybka just prefers 15...Ba5, while Bxf2 is the second or third choice.

  • 20 months ago

    umupfumu

    Phil -- don't even have to wait until move 17.  An immediate 16... Bxf2+! is just as good.  I just put that variation in there to show what I was thinking, not to demonstrate best play.

    Edit: I guess I should say "to show what I was hoping for." =)

  • 20 months ago

    brownph99

    I think your analysis 15...h6, is way off.  Instead of 17...Qe7??, 17..Bxf2+! (18. Kh1 Bxg2+ 19. Kxg2; 18.Kf1 Bxd4+ 19. Ke1 Bxe5)

  • 20 months ago

    OldChessDog

    I've also discovered that the tactics trainer can establish some bad habits at the chessboard. I've changed the way I train with it to avoid them. I don't time the problems, and I count it as "wrong" if I don't see the major continuations. Something takes me by suprise, I'm not doing it right. I'm "cheating."

  • 20 months ago

    roshan_sampath

    Undecided

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