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My Shortest Wins XIX


  • 22 months ago · Quote · #1

    Abhishek2

    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!

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #2

    InfiniteFlash

    i cant wait for "My shortest wins: XXX", but we still have a longs ways for that.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #3

    AndyClifton

    They're starting to sound like Super Bowls.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #4

    Abhishek2

    why can't you wait?

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #5

    InfiniteFlash

    youll find out when youre older.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #6

    melvinbluestone

    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.......

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #8

    cabadenwurt

    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 ?

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #9

    Abhishek2

    Nah, it was online.

    @pfren After the game Fritz told me I was up like, 2.5 pawns or so.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #11

    C-nack

    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. :)

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #12

    melvinbluestone

    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. 

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #13

    C-nack

    melvinbluestone wrote:

    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.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #14

    melvinbluestone

    Cnacnel wrote:
    melvinbluestone wrote:

    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?

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #15

    C-nack

    melvinbluestone wrote:
    Cnacnel wrote:
    melvinbluestone wrote:

    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.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #16

    BlueKnight117

    Take a look

    7. Bxf7+

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #17

    melvinbluestone

    BlueKnight117 wrote:

    Take a look

    7. Bxf7+

    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.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #19

    melvinbluestone

    pfren wrote:

    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.......



  • 22 months ago · Quote · #20

    melvinbluestone

    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.......


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