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  • 3 days ago · Quote · #5981

    Barefoot_Player

    @attack_10,

    Made some notes to your game. You played an interesting game and you should pat yourself on the back. ;) I am adding it to my next edition of 2000 Sozin Miniatures.

     

    "attack_10" (1386)-"Wilsenggareyra" (1384) (PGN format)

    Blitz game

    www.chess.com, Feb. 25 2015

    [Escalante]

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 Nc6 7.Bg5 Ne5

    {Both 7...e6 and 7...Qa5 are alternatives. Here are examples of each.

    Fonseca (2205)-Meriot

    Paris Open, 1989

    1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bc4 d6 5.d4 cxd4 6.Nxd4 a6 7.Bg5 e6 8.Nxc6 bxc6 9.e5 Qa5 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.exd6 Qe5+ 12.Qe2 Bxd6 13.Ne4 Bc7 14.c3 Rg8 15.f4 Qxf4 16.Rf1 Qxh2 17.Nxf6+ Kf8 18.Nxg8 Qh4+ 19.Kd1 Kxg8 20.Kc2 c5 21.Qf3 1-0

    Arnold (2283)-Drobek

    Bonn, Germany, 1994

    1.d4 c5 2.e4 cxd4 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Nxd4 d6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Bc4 a6 7.Bg5 Qa5 8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.Nb3 Qg5 10.Qd2 Qxd2+ 11.Nxd2 e6 12.a4 Rg8 13.g3 Rg5 14.f4 Rc5 15.Bd3 Nb4 16.Nc4 Nxc2+ 17.Bxc2 0-1}

    8.Bd5 {8.Bb3!?} 8...Nxd5 {It seems this move, which seems so natural, will turn out to be a dubious one.}  9.Nxd5 f6 {Black is strangely paralyzed. If 9...Qa5+, then 10.b4!. Still, the text  move is a blunder as it further paralyzes Black and creates an additional weakness.} 10.f4 Bg4 11.O-O {The move is more speculative rather than spectacular. Not to recomendated against stronger players! Better is the safter 10.Bh4 Bg4 11.f3, which retains many White options.} 11...Bxd1 12.Raxd1 fxg5 {12...Nc6!, and Black gets out of difficulties and emerges with a winning game.} 13.fxe5 dxe5 14.Ne6 {Forced move. And yet, strong, natural, and good.} 14...Qa5 15.Ndc7+ Qxc7  16.Nxc7# 1-0

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #5982

    Ziryab

    DarkVlader wrote:

    ^6. ... d5 7. Bxd5+ and black plays ...Kg6 not ...Be6. Anyway, I wanted to mention how that game is very similar to a very famous game by Gioacchino Greco: 1. e4e52. Nf3f63. Nxe5!fxe5?4. Qh5+Ke75. Qxe5+Kf76. Bc4+Kg6 7. Qf5+Kh68. d4+g59. h4Kg710. Qf7+Kh6 11. hxg5#.

    Important point about the purpose of 6...d5.

    Greco does have that game in his collections, but it is one that he copied from earlier writers. It goes back to the text of Damiano, and is part of the reason Ruy Lopez named the opening (or the knight sacrifice) Damiano's Gambit.

  • 2 days ago · Quote · #5983

    batgirl

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 3. Nxe5 fxe5 4. Qh5+ Ke7 5. Qxe5+ Kf7 6. Bc4+ Kg6 7. Qf5+ Kh6 8. d4+ g5 9. h4 Kg7 10. Qf7+ Kh6 11. hxg5#

    I can't tell you how many times I've played games with those exact same moves and many more with similar moves (no, not as black).

  • 42 hours ago · Quote · #5984

    DarkVlader

    ^^^:D.

  • 12 hours ago · Quote · #5985

    tmkroll

    Alapin French again:



  • 12 hours ago · Quote · #5986

    batgirl

    Who are you, Paul Morphy?

  • 11 hours ago · Quote · #5987

    DarkVlader

    ROFL

    He resigned on move 0. I bet you can't beat that!

  • 11 hours ago · Quote · #5988

    theweaponking

    In the spirit of Tkmroll's latest French post, here's a barely qualifying Advance.



  • 10 hours ago · Quote · #5989

    steve_bute

    DarkVlader wrote:

    He resigned on move 0. I bet you can't beat that!

    I've done that. One day last year I was getting Sicilian after Sicilian after Sicilian thrown at me, and I quit and logged off out of sheer boredom.

  • 106 minutes ago · Quote · #5990

    Barefoot_Player

    @ steve_bute

     

    One must wonder if it was a thematic tournament. ;)

     

     

    The Sicilian is the most popular response to 1.e4 (followed by 1.e5). It is an exciting, challenging opening with the potential for many sacrifices and miniatures.

     

    I am curious how anyone could be “bored” by that opening. ;)

     

     

    barefoot_player

  • 101 minutes ago · Quote · #5991

    Barefoot_Player

    @ theweaponking  

    I enjoyed your game. Black made some serious mistakes. One was to keep moving his knights (count them!). The other was to castle queenside.

    Two questions I have

    (1)  What would you have down if Black was to respond to 4.c4 with 4..dxc4

    (2) Do you know of any other Advance French games with games with 4.c4. It seems like a rarity.

     

    barefoot_player

     
  • 93 minutes ago · Quote · #5992

    steve_bute

    Barefoot_Player wrote:

    @ steve_bute

     One must wonder if it was a thematic tournament. ;)

      The Sicilian is the most popular response to 1.e4 (followed by 1.e5). It is an exciting, challenging opening with the potential for many sacrifices and miniatures.

     I am curious how anyone could be “bored” by that opening. ;)

    It was casual live play here. I played the Dragon as a youngster in the 70's and 80's, and moved away from the open Sicilian entirely (2.Nc3 now, mostly closed) because even back then the lines were being memorized to 20-25 moves. I don't mind playing a closed Sicilian now and then in OTB tournaments, but I do not want to play it game after game after game either OTB or online.

    The boredom -- as well as an intrinsic revulsion -- comes from not liking long memorized openings. I avoid the Spanish for the same reason. I play for fun, and variety is a critical requirement.


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