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, December 28, 2005

A King hunt & Xmas gifts

A King hunt after some questionable play in the middlegame where I threw away my advantage and was up against the ropes . I am playing black. Can you see the mates I missed?
paste below game into this link:

1. d4 Nf6 2. h3 e6 3. g4 d5 4. f4 c5 5. c3 cxd4
6. Qxd4 Nc6 7. Qa4 Rb8 8. e3 Bd7 9. Bb5 a6 10. Bxc6 Bxc6 11. Qd4 b6 12. Nd2 Bc5
13. Qd3 Bb5 14. Qc2 Bxe3 15. c4 Bxd2+ 16. Bxd2 Bxc4 17. b3 Bb5 18. Nf3 Rc8 19.
Qb2 Ne4 20. Qxg7 Ke7 21. Ne5 Rf8 22. Bb4+ Nc5 23. g5 Kd6 24. Qxh7 Kc7 25. g6
Qf6 26. Nxf7 Rxf7 27. gxf7 Nd3+ 28. Kd1 Qxa1+ 29. Kd2 Qxa2+ 30. Kd1 Qxb3+ 31.
Ke2 Nxb4+ 32. Kf2 Nd3+ 33. Kg3 Ne5+ 34. Kh4 Nxf7 35. Qxf7+ Kd6 36. Qb7 Rh8+ 37.
Kg5 Qg3+ 38. Kf6 Qxf4+ 39. Kg7 Qh6+ 40. Kf7 Qf8+ 41. Kg6 Bd3+ 42. Kg5 Rg8+ 43.
Kh5 Be2+ 44. Kh4 Qh6# 0-1

Yes My chessbookaholic nature has caught up with me for Xmas. Bought MCO-14, Shibut book on Morphy, Silman's Rethinking the chess pieces and recommendation from Tempo
Burgess Gambit book.

Other books that I would like to own but not until later Tal's My life and games and Watson's Secrets of Chess Strategy: advances since Nimzo (too advanced for me now).

On my someday to buy list are Euwe's development of Chess Style and Bronstein 200 open games as well as Burgess and Littlewoods Tactic books. I have looked over these at the library.


  • At 5:11 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    hint one is on move 40

  • At 11:51 PM, Blogger Dante said…

    advances since Nimzo is an excellent book. It is not all about chess positions... there is lots of helpful talk on theory, which means it can be helpful to most at nearly any level.

    That game was a bit wild I didn't go through all of it but I think I would have gone with 4...Kne4 threatening mate in 1 with 5...Qh4


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