I'm terrible at chess, and I know sod all theory-wise compared to 90% of everyone on here. However, I enjoy playing and like showing off so here you go.
Any thoughts and criticisms welcome.
Also, post your own miniatures! Always love a good miniature
This duplicates a prior forum item:
Thanks for posting this game!
Despite having a rating of about 2100 Elo I have never (or almost never) seen these ideas before:
1) The idea of getting a knight to b5/c7 by playing a4 first.
2) Sacrificing a knight on h6 (without a Black h6-pawn).
3) Playing c3 to block the bishop from behind.
An improvement: 4.Qe2 saves the e-pawn.
I enjoy learning new stuff, so thanks for the nice ideas and good luck with your future games!
Sorry, steve, don't know how I missed that! Will trawl through that thread today.
Playdane - thanks! As said I don't know how sound they are but it's good to play around with them in short fun games. The Bishop block I've seen sometimes and can be used to trap a bishop if they pawn grab (I think one of the Spassky/Fischer games had this) but just shutting it out often gets the job done.
Good luck to you too!
5. Nxe4?? h3 and white will win the knight on e4. So defending with 3. Bd3 wasn't a mistake at all.