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As promised. I had to do some searching to find this. It was a very good game! I realized I should've sac'ed my knight to take out his Bishop, but I was already in a horrible postion. Very good game! I would like to know if you would want another in the same opening?
Yes, we can play From's gambit again. I want to understand it better.
Frankly, I am not sure whether or not it gives equality for Black.
But given the analysis i found on some databases, i also believe that the variants with Nf6 are better than those with g5.
Schlecter, that is the consensus of many players, but I still think Lasker's Variation has more sting than he gives it credit for. I think even deep into the middlegame, if White is not careful, Black can pull him into a line. But yes, ...Nf6 is the way to go. If this tells you anything, I am a Bird's Opening player and I almost always play 1...e5 against it. I think it is a very challenging reply.
I accept and sent a request
You asked me,too, but did not send me a request.
I did, but u only accept challenges from ppl with ratings greater then 2000, that's why
funny, I challenged you, and it was not possible either, .
I will now change the settings.
ok, thank you
Cute! Not going to analyze, but I do want to ask why you always take back with the c-pawn instead of the e-pawn? This would be in reference to move 11.
just like to keep the ceter closed off and more of a mess for my opponent
here you go, I took with e and not c pawn... hope u like
Very nice! I like your interpretation on the e-pawn vs the c-pawn. Tim Taylor is the one who recommended taking back with the e-pawn in most instances, and I understand that. You are getting rid of your backward e-pawn.
Taking with the e-pawn instead of c-pawn (after c5xd4) is almost always better mainly because you open the diagonal c1-h6 for your bishop.
The plan of White in the Stonewall is a kings attack, which involves an active use of the f-pawn. That pawn is either going to f5 (which opens up the diagonal c1-h6), or waits on f4 to support an g2-g4-g5.
In both cases, Black might try to have counterplay with e6-e5.
If you have taken with the e-pawn, you can control the e-file with Qe1, or with a rook on e1, which would hinder such Black counterplay.
If Black does NOT take on d4 with his e-pawn, then the white bishop c1 needs some time until he can breath fresh air (sometimes he does a clumsy maneuvre Bc1-d2-e1-h4, in other cases he will be just a protector of the situtation in the center, with b2-b3 and Bb2).
For these reasons, c5xd4 might just accelerate the white attack on the kingside, and would then be called a positional mistake.
Another active move in a Stonewall structure (c3-d4-e3-f4 vs. c5-d5-e7-f7) is the advance c5-c4.
Such advance is often a mistake as well, because it releases tension in the center: The white pawn d4 is no longer attacked, so that White can calmly prepare e3-e4, with Nb1-d2. After an e3-e4, e4-e5 is a threat, and if d5xe4, Nxe4, the white superiority on the kingside is also obvious.
At any rate, here's the game between me and Veteranmate which was cut short....
for cutting the game short. It could've went either way. I was busy getting things for school ready. Now I'm full-time school and still working my job. It's taking a lot of my time away from everything
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