12901 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!
Hey folks, Merry Christmas! This is the ninteenth installment of My Shortest Win Series!
For a CHRISTMAS SPECIAL I'll show you an exciting game where I beat an FM!
Here's the game:
Lesson learned: BE CAREFUL!
i cant wait for "My shortest wins: XXX", but we still have a longs ways for that.
They're starting to sound like Super Bowls.
why can't you wait?
youll find out when youre older.
These games are a lot of fun to play through. I was going to post my longest win, but I haven't won it yet. It's a game I started in 1979, during the Carter Administration, and we're still playing it. However, I did win a pawn back in 1994.......
OK, Black clearly blundered, but this opening is so lame, that Black is not worse after 17...Bc5+ 18.Bd4 f5, or 18.Kf4 f6.
Factly, blck's position is quite playable even in the inferior game continuation after the calm 20...Bc5.
In the position Black resigned, white is just moderately better after 21...Ne6+ 22.Kxf5 Bc5 23.Rd7+ Kc8. This is because ...Rf8+ is a threat- white is mated if he takes the knight on e6.
Having just played thru the above game I feel compelled to ask a question even tho I'm just a very average Woodpusher. Not meaning to cast any dispersions on FM D.Hassel's character, but is it possible that he was on some kind of Drugs at the time of this Game ?
Nah, it was online.
@pfren After the game Fritz told me I was up like, 2.5 pawns or so.
White is better of course, but not "winning".
Fritz evaluations should be always be reviewed sceptically.
Wow, well played! Although, if I were black I would still play on, since the game just got very interesting with possible sacrifices and hidden attacks. :)
7...Be7 is probably safer for black. I've tried 7...Bd6 followed by O-O, with pretty good results. But the move hardly turns up at all in the DB I checked, so maybe there's something wrong with 7...Bd6.
Bd6 blocks the queen, leaves bishop pretty much pinned and useless.
Pardon? Blocks the queen from what? How is the bishop pinned?
Try playing this opening on and you'll see. I didn't check it with engine so I may be wrong, but that's how I see it. Maybe there is a way to make this bishop active but from what I played with myself, the enemy can evade it and pin him to the queen.
Take a look
7.Bxf7+ went out with the horse and buggy: 7...Kxf7 8.Qxd8 Bb4+ followed by Rxd8 (or Qd2 followed by Bxd2+) is supposed to give black an edge, even though white's gotten his pawn back. Anyway, as I said a few posts back, I suspect 7...Bd6 is not black's best, and I probably just got lucky with it in a few blitz games. I think 7...Bc5 or 7...Be7 is better.
5...d5 is a decent equalizer, but since 5...Bb4+ gives Black a clear advantage, it should be labelled as "dubious".
I'll readily defer to your expertise and agree 5...d5 is 'dubious' (I never liked the move), and 5...Bb4+ certainly looks like a better idea for black. But white's gotten some interesting play against this line. Of course, I had to go back to 1876 to find this relic, but I think it's worth a look.......
Another interesting try against 5...Bb4+ is 6.Nd2!? This quick game ended in a draw, but I think white did OK here, and maybe had the advantage at the end.......
Doubt On the Use of Computers
by DuploCloud a few minutes ago
Two Bishops vs Two Knights (in a semi closed position?)
by Dead_Assassin a few minutes ago
Magnus Carlsen's horrible 2015
by 190493 2 minutes ago
Visualization Skills 101
by guytaillon 3 minutes ago
Moderator dictatorship just gets more incredible and frustrating!!!
by DuploCloud 3 minutes ago
by 64GadoliniumTerbium 7 minutes ago
how did I lose by resignation while I didn't resign
by DuploCloud 9 minutes ago
Learning 1...e5--Best way?
by ylblai2 15 minutes ago
Playing 1. e4 as White
by dfgh123 20 minutes ago
A Request to the staff of Chess.com
by CrystalMoon 21 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!