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For D Blower in #704:
On move 3, white could have played cxd5, and then if Nxd5 4. e4 and a big pawn center and your Knight on the run. If you take with the Q, he plays Nc3 first and then probably follows up with e4: huge space advantage and your pieces scampering.
From now on, if you play 1. d4 d5 2. c4, your response is e6 or c6 or dxc4 please.
Your be pleased to know that I do!
@ vengence : umm, am I missing something, or after 23. exf5??? black gets a free mate in 1 Qg2# ?
after 21.Rdg8, white can play f5!, now the f pawn after exf5 don't look strong at all. You still had BSB so should be ok, but white's knight exchange with your BSB, your game will fall apart easily, I mean backward f pawn on a open file lol.
If black try to pass (e.g Ne7) then comes fxe6 dxe6 Bf7! attacking the rook and the e6 pawn, black is lost I think.
You should try making more sense when you comment.
just posted all the annotated games from my first tournament if you guys are interested.
22. f5 Ne5 seems to give Black still some life in the position though I would hate to be the defender here. For example, one line might be: 22.f5 Ne5 and then:
I've been a member of Chess.com for a couple of days now, and I'm very much liking it here. I'm more of a casual player at the moment, but I did play competitively during high school. This is my favourite game so far that I've played, a 3-minute game against a player of similar rating. Hopefully this can give players an insight to the game of a newcomer, and I can earn a little feedback with it.
22. f5 exf5 23. Rxf5 (exf5?? Qg2#) Nh4 24. Rf1 Bxg3 25. hxg3 Rxg3+ 26. Kh1 (26. Kh2? Rg2+ 27. Kh1 Qd6 winning)
and Black will have a comfortable game. White's best move to follow is 29. Ncd5 here to avoid 29...Nf5 where there is a pin to the King by the b7 Bishop. Then Black simply plays 29... Bxd5 30. exd5 Qxf4!! and White cannot stop the mate threat of Rh3# without loss of material (31. Rxf4 Rh3# while 31. Rf2 Rh3+ 32. Rh2 and both Queen or Rook mates. 31. Kh2 is no better in view of 31... Rg2++ and now if 32. Kh1 then Rook or Queen mates while if 32. Kh3 either g file Rook or the Queen can mate here).
Perhaps better on 21.... Rdg8 for White is simply 22. Bxg6 Rxh3 23. f5 exf5 24. Bxf5 Rhh8 25. Qf3 and now Black has to play 25... c4 to open lines to the King though White can simply play 26. d4 and Black is getting limited compensation for his attack plus is 2 pawns down in the middlegame. Play might follow with 26... Bc7 27. d5 Qd6 and White can hold the position here very well.
In the middle paragraph, I think an extra number was added to the moves so pull the order back by a move to follow the game correctly.
Nice game here. Take a look at move 31 though. You had a faster win here.
Good play at such a fast time control as well.
Though interesting, the posting is making putting other replies difficult to either see or get in. Could you perhaps delete the previous post and cut and paste the game in .pgn format so as to not create such confusing displays? Thank you.
So many people try to explain to me that the 3P vs. B sac line in most French Defense positions should at best draw for White if not lose. Here is a game where that was not the case. 3 dy/move.
at move 18, black could play e5, and your king is the one sweating now, because after dxe5 Nxe5 Nxe5 Rxe5+ black is winning, with 2 bishops now ready with open diagonals plus extra development, I don't know how to defend after that... So instead of 18 .... Rh7? he could play 18.... e5!
But you didn't give up, and in the end he underestimated your passed pawn and you won the game. I don't understand why he never even think of playing e5 and keeping his LSB locked.
My apologies...I can't work out how to post the game like the others do. : )
Here are 6 games I played against the same guy. He was rated 700 points above me! All games were 5|0.
heres one i won against a guy 150 points above me
If you are using windows and do not have a pgn file viewer, (Portable Game Notation), simply select "get pgn" from the selected game and then open it in notepad. Highlight the text by pressing [CTRL]+[A] and then right click to copy.
Once the text is copied, go to the board icon located to the right of your avatar and click it. Select the second option and press continue. On the next page that displays, toggle the bottom box for inserting game in .pgn format and then with the cursor in the box, right click and select Paste. This will insert the game in the box. Press continue.
From this next page, you can insert text either before or after the moves and also show variations to openings and combinations. When finished, click continue.
the next page will display the players names, ratings, match and site played as well as the round of the match, the date and the result. Press continue.
This final page allows you to select the layout of the board, pieces and color of the squares and whether you wish to show the Algebraic Notation on the sides of the board. From here you can either preview the entry or select "Insert" in the lower left corner.
If the gods of chess and your ISP are with you and you have followed these instructions, you should see your game inserted properly and looking like a million bucks. If not, make like Elvis and shoot the monitor (joking).
Hopefully this helps you out considerably.
One of the things i have realized in a minor piece sac for 3P is that the side with the minor piece sometimes fails to realize that the lack of pawns allows for faster development, hence why typically this type of game can easly draw or lose if the sacrificing side does not handle the position very sharply.
As to the 18... e5 move, i think White is forced to play 0-0 and then try to survive the upcoming attack as 0-0-0 will end with the King on a1 after all the exchanges and checks. Still, these types of positions are very hard to play between the opposing King being in the middle of the board and having less pawns to cover and having to play aggressively in the process.
I tried a similar tactic against a guy named Nick Raptis, a former state champion for Oregon and learned quickly that if Black is allowed to mobilize that White can have serious problems. Since then, i believe I have played this line perhaps 5 times in the past 20 years. I simply wanted to challenge myself with a complex position and see how I fared in match play against my opponent.
Instead of 18. a3?!, White needed to play 18. 0-0-0 at once and White wold have had all the bases covered and be able to play 19. Nb3 with advantage.
OK only one small thing I can see you need to improve:
DON'T CUT AND PASTE FRITZ' STATEMENTS IN THE COMMENTARY!!!
We want to know your analysis, not the full or blunder check engine.
Great Simul win though.
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