12860 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?
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!
qd7 does the trick, maybe even taking on e4
ok thanks! yes i see that it does get the initiative
After 28.Rc1 if 28...Qxe5 then 29.Rc8+ Bf8 30.Qxe5 and Black has lost his Q.
I will post again a little later to write the notation for dealing with 28...Qd7
Ok, White played 28.Rc1 and you posted 28...Qd7 does the trick. White plays 29.Qb3. If it's ok I'm going to post one move at a time that way I don't preempt what you think is Black's best response.
Position is fine except, R at f8 is off the board and the pawn at a7 should be on a6.
If you could please repost with the correct position I will post White's move after Black's 29...Rd2
sure sorry i had trouble getting it up .
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I am involved in a large project at work.
My response to 29...Rd2 is 30.Ne4
rd3 and no problem i understand how those things go.
ah not expected! clearly the only move.
lol I'm not a stronger player but IMO the simple procedure for slaying the dragon is:1) Take out the opponent's dark squared bishop by exchanging your bishop for it or otherwise.
2) Castle on the opposite side.
3) Launch an attack on his protruding g6 pawn by advancing your own h-pawn.
In your case you can see that your opponent very cleverly took out your own dark squared bishop in move 9 so you couldn't carry out step 1) above. You didn't follow step 2). You tried step 3) but this is that much weaker without 2) as the h pawn is not backed by the rook on h1.
So I think it was a series of strategic mistakes and also not being well informed about the opening ideas.
The diagram on post #31 shows a R on h8 that is actually off the board. Please look at the correct diagram on post #27.
yes i have a lack of opening knowledge for the scilian. i suck at it in fact.
8/23/2014 - Kupper - Olafsson, Zurich 1956
by colinsaul 2 minutes ago
How long have you been a member? ( basic or other)
by david77712 3 minutes ago
I am quitting chess.
by ConnorMacleod_151 4 minutes ago
Chess and IQ (intelligence)
by mike_tal 5 minutes ago
What is YOUR chess personality?
by Fwog 9 minutes ago
can monkey's play chess?
by PLAVIN79 11 minutes ago
Is Aronian overrated
by mezzoforte2 13 minutes ago
Need help on KINGS INDIAN DEFENCE. .??
by WhatIsThisHereNow 14 minutes ago
Grabbing the Queen for Queening
by Till_98 16 minutes ago
Best opening books?
by Till_98 34 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 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!