19687 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
You make several assumptions in the deadly combination of black which are imho incorrect. You could have answered differently.
This sacrafical game style is new to me as this the first game I've played it.
In this game I neglect a couple threats on my king side to develop a stong attack on Black's King Side Defenses.
Usually I'm on the other side defending the attacks and coping with being down in development. Black takes a material advantatge which is a more difficult advantage for me to overcome.
Check out this link for some analysis.
Some classical Mating Patterns seem too unreal but do arise in play as I used the Légal's Mate to pick up a 7 move chechmate. I dare anyone who sees this post to try this on it's next unsuspecting victim.
Hey SeanLukePicard, I'm trying to see how 4... a6? allows you to skip h3. I can't see it though. Do you mind explaining it to me?
4...a6 is a very questionable move. God knows what he was playing at.
4... a6 was intended to prevent my bishop pinning his Knight after it comes out but not bringing the knight out means 5... dxe5 is the best response after 5. Nxe5 that stops Legal's Mate after which I take his bishop with my Queen which could be gaurded by a Knight had his 4th move developed the Queen's Knight instead of preparing to develop it.
Hope this is helpful.
I see now. Had he a knight on f6 things would be very different.
I took my analysis set out and had a look at the position. What a neat little trap this is. Thanks a lot for taking the time out to reply, your analysis is very useful to me.
No problem, I'm wondering if you meant Knight on c6 but you seem to understand the trap. A Knight to f6 is the other possiblility you may encounter on Black's 4th move instead of Bishop to g4 which negates the trap. My opponent's early Bishop deployment was somewhat questionable more so than if it happend on Black's 4th turn.
My observations show the trap is effective in the 800-1300 range. To higher rated the trap is obvious or they know of it, lower rated like a safer position so they default to a reliable strategy they know well. But there are exceptions in both cases so prove me wrong if your up to the task.
20.Qb3 is much better than Qa4
Essential Endgame Technique:
I believe that endgame technique is one of the defining characteristics in each skill braket within chess, being able to use advantages considered minor at lower levels of play such as a pawn or 2 in material and cleverly using domination and common tactics such as triangualtion and zugzwang to out play your opponent is the essential key to acending above the 1400 rating "barrier" that I struggled with for months.
Game 1(Using the 1 pawn advantage in a K+5 vs K+4): Wolf_Rayet vs Bigdukesix 1-0
Game 2(Playing for a draw may win you the game): Wolf_Rayet vs. TimBitHauler 1-0
[Includes Draw technique with K+N+P vs. K+R]
[Includes Winning Technique for K+Q vs. K+R]
Finally a blunder-free game?
by stickmancomic a few minutes ago
Why are women not as successful as men in chess?
by watcha a few minutes ago
Your favorite GM?
by TurboFish a few minutes ago
First win against 1800+ opponent (OTB rated)
by divsteroxx 3 minutes ago
White to move, mate in 8
by Remellion 4 minutes ago
Playing the Vienna
by Sutirtha11 5 minutes ago
who is the greatest chess player of all time?
by doitbop 8 minutes ago
Will I be able to reach Master level?
by Lalit0007 9 minutes ago
Secret of Studying Style of B.Fischer
by Ziryab 15 minutes ago
My win against GM Hikaru!
by MrKornKid 15 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!