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Apr 30, 2009, 7:32 PM 2

This was a great game not because I won, I didn't but because it held many lessons.  Having played this opening so much I can tell you when I lost.  On move 3, Bc4.  When I play this opening again I won't move here unless playing inexperienced players.  Now going into this game I knew my opponent would be able to see my lines of attack, he even said so after the game.  Now, that doesn't bother me because I am not relying solely on the Patzer Opening, I'm actually trying for something else.  What I didn't realize though was how to develop into something else.  So after this slaughter I looked up chess openings and found an excellent opening to accompany Qh5 and that is the Ruy Lopez.  However, the Ruy Lopez doesn't involve Qh5, Ng3 blocks her, so this is my variation.  I also found the name of the concept of what I was trying to achieve although very poorly.  It's called transposition and the Ruy Lopez is perfect.  There are so many variations of it that I'll be able to allow my opponent to think one thing while I do another and with my queen out, I imagine I can wreak havoc (actually, I tried my variation out afterwards and had my first blunder free game with my opponent resigning).  I have beat higher ranked players with the Patzer Opening or the Wayward Queen Attack so I know it's possible and I'm willing to bet money that the reason I did win is because I went into a Ruy Lopez.  Most people think the Wayward Queen Attack is really only used for inexperienced players but GMs like Hans Ree and Nakamura play it (actually, Nakamura used 3.Bc4 in his 2005 game with Krishinan Sasikiran) and they are certainly not inexperienced.  I think this opening is deadly but I need to correctly transposition.  This game held many lessons, I'm always trying to learn what works and what doesn't.  Constructive criticism is appreciated.


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