Takchess Chess Improvement

A Novice chessplayer works to get better at chess using an improvement program based upon the methods of Michael de la Maza and the teachings of Dan Heisman

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

another wild king hunt

1. e4 {0} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 Bc5 5.
Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6. Kxf2 Nxe4+ 7. Ke3 Qh4 8. Nxh8 Qf4+ 9. Ke2 Nd4+ 10. Kd3 Nf2+ 11.
Kc3 Nxd1+ 12. Rxd1 d5 13. Rf1 Ne2+ 14. Kb3 Qxc4+ 15. Ka3 b5 16. b3 b4+ 17. Kb2
Qd4+ 18. c3 bxc3+ 19. dxc3 Qe4 20. Nd2 Qd3 21. Re1 Qxc3+ 22. Ka3 Qxa1 23. Rxe2
Qxc1+ 24. Kb4 Rb8+ 25. Ka4 Bd7+ 26. Ka5 Qa3# 0-1

another king hunt from the traxler. I'm playing black. Cut and paste into the viewer below. unsure how technically sound the Traxler is but it is fun to play!



  • At 9:44 AM, Blogger Pale Morning Dun - Errant Knight de la Maza said…

    Boy, that's some mean chess. The traxler definitely looks like an opening that requires a leap of faith by black as well as a grasp of the initiative.

  • At 2:47 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    It's a countergambit I feel very comfortable playing. In regular play I often sac a bishop to move the king. With the glorious successes/failures that come with that type of play.

    It's not a great leap of faith in that black often wins with accurate play (although the lines are tricky. I think that white should not take knight f7 but bishop f7 check. This I find more difficult and chessgames show more victories for white with this. My experience show most players play the greedy NXf7

    You are right that the initiative is everything. Black needs to sac and trade pieces to open lines and
    keep fueling the attack. Blacks victory depends on his ability to
    bring new pieces quickly into the attack.
    I thought in this game white should of played 14. bishop takes knight but Fritz still shows this loses for white. Unsure if I would of seen the right conclusion.

    Fun stuff . I will post other traxlers as they are played in the future.

  • At 5:52 AM, Blogger Qxh7# said…

    Very exciting game. Bravo.


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