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Open 1.f4 challengers?


  • 12 months ago · Quote · #141

    schlechter55

    veteranmate wrote:
     

    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.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #142

    BirdBrain

    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. 

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #143

    veteranmate

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #144

    schlechter55

    veteranmate wrote:

    I accept and sent a request

    You asked me,too, but did not send me a request.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #145

    veteranmate

    schlechter55 wrote:
    veteranmate wrote:

    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

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #146

    schlechter55

    funny, I challenged you, and it was not possible either, Embarassed.

    I will now change the settings.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #147

    veteranmate

    ok, thank you

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #148

    veteranmate

    any comments?


     

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #149

    BirdBrain

    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.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #150

    veteranmate

    BirdBrain wrote:

    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

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #151

    veteranmate

    here you go, I took with e and not c pawn... hope u like

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #152

    BirdBrain

    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.  

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #153

    schlechter55

    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.

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    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).

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    For these reasons, c5xd4 might just accelerate the white attack on the kingside, and would then be called a positional mistake.

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    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.   

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #154

    Ben_L_77

    At any rate, here's the game between me and Veteranmate which was cut short....

     



  • 10 months ago · Quote · #155

    veteranmate

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #156

    veteranmate

    I apologize        

    ben_lozier_5 

    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

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #157

    veteranmate


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