10816 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!
The title, as suggested, might sound a little cliche. But that's what describes the game I played against a higher rated player (~200 points difference).
I opened up with the Latvian Gambit, which eventually destructed my king's side after white sacrificed his bishop on move #11 ( 11.Bxg7).
Despite having a vulnerable king side, I tried to defend while trying my best to strike my opponent. That was achieved by continuously keeping an eye on h6 and g5 so that the white queen would not be able to land any checks.
10.Ng4 was definitely a useful move. Not only does it protects h6, it also has attacking opportunities. Also, as a result of the opening, the dark square bishop at e7 guards g5.
A series of attack was unleashed starting from move 13 onwards. Although I may have not played the best moves, the middle game favored me and as I reached the endgame phase, I decided to trade off pieces. My opponent resigned straight away after an imbalanced R+P vs Q+P endgame.
There's nothing wrong with 10...gxh6 11. Qxh6 Rf7
White playing d3 without Bc4 first pretty much blunts his initiative.
28... Qf7 29. Rh3 Qxa2 30. Rg2 Kf8
Yeah that could be another variation. Initally I was thinking the idea of 10...Ng4 was to:
Thanks for the thoughts
Agreed. Bc4 was doing nothing much, moved just once (20.Bh5) and then got captured (23...Nxh5).
Thanks for your idea. From your suggestion I came up with the exchange variation:
28...Qf7 29. Rhxg5+ Rxg5 30. Nxg5 Qf4+ 31. Rg3 hxg5. Black's queen is now more active than it was in the actual game.
If white decided to decline exchanging pieces, black might then exploit his queen to win materials/support pawn march/win the game
Maybe this will give you another idea.
28... Qf7 29. Rhxg5+ hxg5 30. Nxg5 Rf2+ 31. Rg2 Qf4+ 32. Kh3 Qf5+ 33. Kg3 Rf1 34. Kh2 Qf4+ 35. Rg3 Rf2+
Too many games
by losingmove a few minutes ago
10/23/2014 - Weaving The Web
by bablamaity 2 minutes ago
Could somebody tell me what the best chess analys program is?
by robbie_1969 6 minutes ago
10/22/2014 - E.Bacrot - P.Leko, Elista Grand Prix, 2008
by Spiker439 9 minutes ago
Standard Ratings Boost
by Rise_Of_Nations 11 minutes ago
My Standard Rating just went Down!!
by NomadicKnight 12 minutes ago
Hardest Mate In 5?
by GabrielRavier 15 minutes ago
what to do about opponents like this
by kaynight 47 minutes ago
by kaynight 51 minutes ago
Ruy Lopez - what to play as Black?
by QueenTakesKnightOOPS 68 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!