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Allright, here goes.
And this is another one that I recently played. I played both games in a rated, OTB tournament a couple weeks ago.
here is one of my recent ones, I decided to give the KG a spin
Below is my first attempt at a King's Gambit. I was playing a much higher rated player, but I knew the odds were in my favor as long as I played good moves. So, I spent a little more time asking myself questions after both of us moved. After he moved, questions like, "What is this doing? What is this attacking? What squares is he giving me?" After I moved, questions like, "Where are his dangerous attacks? Where are his possible checks?" Using just that information, and watching a couple of Bobby Fischer's KG games last week, led to what you are about to see. Also, if anyone sees a better attacking line (around move 12), please let me know. (I did not annotate the ending, as it's pretty self explanatory.)
just click on 1. e4. Not sure why I have it starting here...
3. Every annotated game I've read said that once you give a gambit, you should go with it and not try to get a pawn back right away. As for the accepter guarding it, I don't know. I've seen it back fire.Why not 5. d4? attacks bishop. Granted, d3 guards your bishop and e4.5. ... Now d4 is controlled by Black.6. Ne7 attacks d5.8. Nice, though you are just getting back your pawn.9. That is a good fork. No need to appologize. How is d5 weakened? Only c4 is, and the knight is pinned.11. Taking the knight with the bishop was bad. If you wanted it, you should have taken it with your knight, then been ready to play Nd3 after cxd4, or Bxe5 after fxe5. Usually when something is under attack (like your d5 knight) it is best to move it unless there is a good reason for an intermediate move.13. And material is even again, though you are more developed. But why Nh6? I would have gone with Nf6. The bishop must be moved off the a8 diagonal.15. I would have castled here.16. Qxg7 is an option here. Nd6+ looks good too. Oh, you have Nxh8 coming. Good move, that Qe5-e719. Normally Bxb7 fails to Rb8. But since Rxh8, this may be a good idea now.28. Kg6?31. ... Nxd1 32. Rxa2 Nc3 33. Rxa7 Nxe5. yeah, not the best for Black.33. Nc434. My first response was Ng4, heading for f6 and e8.
5... I didn't care to fight him for d4 when d5 was such a critical part of my gameplan, and about to become a very threating square to him. Fighting for d4, would have only slowed me down (and equalized the game, as my only advantages came from an early development v his slower development.)6. Another move I missed. I probably overlooked it thinking, white would have time to pin it, then black would lose d5, but O-O seems his likely continuation after Ne7. A truly missed opportunity by black.9. I knew it was a good move, but weakening c4 gives black chances to undermine d5, which was the stronghold for my attack.11. I don't think I had realized how threatened his queen was already (and probably didn't notice that he had just left it hanging). My thoughts at the time were, even though the d5 knight is under attack, retreating here allows him more time to set defences. I wanted to keep up the pressure, so I wasn't going to retreat. I missed nxf6 purely and simply because I saw a position I thought would win, and went for it (and overlooked something very petty which canceled all my attacking options. The other problem I had with this game is he was playing from egypt, so we were only on a couple hours a day (mine were evening hours) and I was so excited by this position that I rushed instead of looking for the best line. I was also very tired at this point (almost 3am at this point)13. 13...Nf6. Allows 14. Nf7, I think Nh6 was good.19. From here on, I wasn't looking for good moves, just playing safe, making sure he wasn't getting any good looks.33 ...Nc4 would have made thing interesting, although white still holds an insane advantage.34. ...Ng4 35.e7 Nf6 36. e8=Q 37. Nxe8 38 Rxe8 and the win is inevitable.
You played pretty well there. (Your opponent played pretty badly, though) Your one mistake was a minor one.
Another 960 game. Includes an amazing bishop sacrifice that will be sure delight and astound children and adults alike.
I usually play 1.e4 2.Nf3 3.Bc4, the Italian. In the past few days, as an experiment, I've been playing 1.e4 2.d3. Hardly ambitious or agressive. However, I do like playing with different pawn structures now and then, and this one is quite different, for me. It can lead to a Kings Indian Attack structure, but doesn't always need to go that way.
26. Rfe1+ Kd6 27. Qxc2 Qc5 28. Rad1+
29. Rd1 a6 30. f7 Kc4 31. f8=Q a5 32. Qc6#
This is yet another game with higher rated player. I got confused of how to play the last few moves and eventually lost by time. Any comments and criticisms will be most valuable for me.
3 Nc3 is developing but not threatening. I usually avoid openings like that, as they seem drawish.The flank pawn moves are not necessary, unless you plan to make an attack that depends on your knight being able to move. Otherwise just develop faster than your opponent. There are other ways to attack once you are developed, and the flank pawn moves may actually weaken a position rather than strengthen it. Note: the g6 square is weakened. If Black castles king side, the f pawn is pinned. Now anything can land on g6 because the h pawn has moved.6. d4 is more interesting. Now Black can play Nd4.7. Correct, guarding c5. But notice how your pawn moved twice. 10. I would have castled first. Leaving the g2 pawn unguarded looks risky. Black could sacrifice a knight to open your castle, but could do little more, and you'd win with the extra material.11. I would have played Nd5, sending the queen home.12. I don't see any real attacks here. It is annoying the Black will trade a back rank bishop for a developed knight, and you will need a move to recapture, but at least you will have the bishop pair. Castling is a conservative move. f4 is playable with d6 blocking in Blacks darks square bishop. You will want to open lines to attack the uncastled king.
Good advice, thank you! A couple further questions:
Could you explain what you mean about the flank pawns being used to allow your knight to move?
But as for my thought on a3, I played it because I was concerned with b5 pushing the bishop back, and then ...Ka5. Do people not play this commonly? I really like the pressure of the light squared bishop on that diagonal, and even with the semi open file for the rook it seems like a bad trade to me. I guess if I had played 3. Bc4 in the first place I would have had adequate time to make this move if necessary.
The idea of using g6 as an outpost is good, I will definitely use that in the future since a lot of my opponents have a habit of playing h6 early
And this one is simply showing off. My opponent fell into the Lasker Trap:
Just played this game about half an hour ago in OTB tournament.
@Flangribaz; Interesting game. I agree with your friend; I don't see how the ..e5 break you were playing for would have done much else than liquidate the center.
Isn't 27.exd4 better for White than 27.Qxd5 ?
Your time trouble 41...Ba5 is unfortunate; that was a tense endgame and looked, at quick glance, playable for Black.
I think you're right. 27. Qxd5 seems to just give me another pawn. Maybe Rcd8 though with the idea of Re2 next move is better for black though if 27. exd4.
Game I won recently...
1. e4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d3 Ke7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 dxe4 6. Nxe4 Nc6 7. d4 Nxd4 8. Nxd4 Qxd49. Qxd4 Bd7 10. Rd1 h5 11. Qxd7# 1-0
lol Ke7 xd
Adventures in Traxler Counter Gambit:
I lost the 1st game as I didn't have any experince in implementing TCG. I've just watched some video explaining TCG.
The next game was against a higher rated opponent where I played TCG fairly well. Though I could not find a checkmate move due to time constraint, still I enjoyed grabbing most of the material of my opponent. Eventually I lost by time :(
Very nice games, man! But white did not play correctly some moves:
P.D: Was the game "where Black sacrified a lot of materyal" you're refering to this one, played by Traxler himself? http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1224609
P.D.2: If you want to take a look at the Bxf7+ Traxler, you can check these two games by GM Beliavsky, where he drew against Karpov and won Anand with the Traxler:
Thanks a lot pauix for your comment. The first game you mentioned is a real classic, but let me admit I cannot play like Traxler with queen down :). I think I saw another one too where black does not sacrifice his queen, yet able to win the game.
Definitely Bxf7 is better, but then too black has got many options too. I am posting one more game I played just 5 mins ago where bishop took on f7, but I was still able to hold on as black and win the game.
I'll definitely have a look at other two games as I am more interested playing against in Bxf7 variation.
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