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The Traxler Counter Attack


  • 19 months ago · Quote · #1

    skakmadurinn

    The Traxler Counter Attack is very crazy opening!


     

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #2

    acabeck

    Doesn't that just lose a bishop and the exchange? Doesn't seem like the best counter attack to me...

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #3

    binblaster

    acabeck wrote:

    Doesn't that just lose a bishop and the exchange? Doesn't seem like the best counter attack to me...

    I think it is a little bit more complicated than that but I think that black is worse in this position.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #4

    skakmadurinn

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #5

    will_gr

    It might not ultimately be sound, but if white is unprepared it could easily be over in 10 moves.  Obviously, if 6.Kxf2, Ng4+, and next move black can bring his queen out, and all hell ensues.  Not for the faint hearted.  Excellent video on this at the chesswebsite.com

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #6

    ajian

    to reduce the attack firepower, I'd reccomend Bxf7+ and be a safe pawn up

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #7

    skakmadurinn

    will_gr wrote:

    It might not ultimately be sound, but if white is unprepared it could easily be over in 10 moves.  Obviously, if 6.Kxf2, Ng4+, and next move black can bring his queen out, and all hell ensues.  Not for the faint hearted.  Excellent video on this at the chesswebsite.com

    After Kxf2 Nxe4+ is better then Ng4. I have seen the video, it's very good. I found it on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te4yVda5mhI

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #8

    will_gr

    @Skakmadurinn, yeah sorry, my mistake.  Love those games you posted too, the first one is an absolute brute!

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #9

    skakmadurinn

    Yeah, 6.Ke2 is bad move that allows black fantastic mating net. And ajian, 5. Bxf7 is good option but 5. Nxf7 is much more fun, at least for black Smile

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #10

    bjornivark

    Actually the position after 5. Nxf7 Bxf2+ is almost losing for white. 5.Bxf7+ is best and after 5...Ke7 6. Bd5 white is better, according to theory.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #11

    NimzoRoy

    http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/kenilworthian/2007/08/traxler-counter-attack-wilkes-barre.html

    Interested parties should definitely check this link out it has a dozen or so links to some excellent articles including 5 from New In Chess YearBooks. You can save and/or print out any of the articles that strike your fancy. 

    BTW, for the record the NIC YB articles conclude that the Traxler is unsound and there is not just one bust, but several.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #12

    skakmadurinn

    bjornivark wrote:

    Actually the position after 5. Nxf7 Bxf2+ is almost losing for white. 5.Bxf7+ is best and after 5...Ke7 6. Bd5 white is better, according to theory.

    The man has spoken

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #13

    XenonGolf

    acabeck wrote:

    Doesn't that just lose a bishop and the exchange? Doesn't seem like the best counter attack to me...

    I'd gladly play anyone who plays kxf2.


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