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Our team's best vote chess game so far. Game of the decade for us. I'll leave it to you guys to find the mate and discuss other variations / possibilities
25. ... Kd8 26. Rd1+ Nd6 27. Rxd6+ Bxd6 28. Qxg5+ goes the line maybe. :)
no 25. ... Kd8 26 Rd1 Nd6 27. Rxd6 Bxd6 28. Qxd6 Ke8 29. Qd7 Kf8 30. Qf7#
9.Nb5 is an established book line: Black is simply lost.
As played, white has "just" a large advantage- hardly surprising, considering the nonsense Black played in the opening.
19.Bc4! is a very nice killing move. Before that Black was in a pitiful state, while after that he is officially dead.
Generally you played very well, but you'd rather test your skill against a real opening, not the Latvian gambit joke of an opening.
I would't call it a joke, Fischer almost (yes I know, almost doesn't really count, but hey if it were someone about 100 points lower it would have won) lost to it, but it is not the opening that wins, but the moves that the player plays.
OK, agreed, it's not a joke. It is absolute rubbish, losing in a multitude of ways. Satisfied?
The finish is nice, but a completely one-sided game with a predicable win for white after the nonsense black played in this game.
yes, lol I do think it is crazy to play it though, insanity really just like the Hammerschlang
"It is not enough to be a good player... you must also play well." Siegbert Tarrasch
thanks to all for your comments.
25. ... Kd8 26. Rd1 + Nd4 27. Rxd4 + Qd5 28. Rxd5 + Nd6 29. Rxd6 + Bxd6 30. Qxd6 + Ke8 31. Nc7 #
LOL Pfen is awesome! I love how he just calls things like they are. The Latvian is just bad for black period. still some nice tactics at the end.. The Latvian is great to study as white though so you can learn how to punish such overt aggression by black. It is also interesting to compare why 1 e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 is played by top players while 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 is not.
@ IM Pfren, I like your comments! Keep them coming!
Yeah, IM Pfren calls a spade a spade. And that's why I like him.
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