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

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Traxler Counterattack

I've become interested in open games positions where one deliberately ignores attacks to pursue a mating net. Muzio Gambit, Legal Mate , Traxler Counter-attack.
I especially like the Traxler the game is often decided under 20 moves. I am working on the finer nuances of this having lost a few games trying to get it right. The sequence 7..d5 8...Nd4 then .....Bg4 threatening the queen is a strong string of moves.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 Bc5 5. Nxf7 Qe7 6. Nxh8 Bxf2+ 7. Kf1 d5 8.exd5 Nd4 9. d6 cxd6 10. c3 Bg4 11. Qa4+ Kf8 12. cxd4 Bxd4 13. Nc3 Nh5 14. Nd5 Qg5 15. d3 Qf5+ 16. Ke1 Qf2# *

Cut and paste the Pgn above in to the viewer link below to see a traxler counter attack I played as black.


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