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

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Traxler King March

Unfortunately, I am the marcher .........

As you know I love to play the traxler and from time to time will post them on my blogg. I am still learning the earlier moves and what are best responses.

I thought this was one of my better played traxler against a 1750 rated opponent on playchess. I am playing black. Strong counterplay but I couldn't find a mating net. I am checking with Prof Fritz to see if i missed something and will report back in comments. {I just looked at it while it is processing there are a few 10 move mating nets that I missed)

Cut and paste in to this viewer

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 5.Bxf7+ Kf8 6.Bb3 Nd4 7.Nf7 Qe7 8.Nxh8 d5 9.0–0 dxe4 10.Nc3 c6 11.Na4 Ng4 12.c3 Nb5 13.Kh1 Qh4 14.h3 Nxf2+ 15.Rxf2+ Bxf2 16.Qf1 Ke7 17.d4 e3 18.Bc4 Nd6 19.Bxe3 Bxe3 20.Re1 Nxc4 21.Rxe3 Nxe3 22.Qf7+ Kd6 23.c4 exd4 24.c5+ Ke5 25.Qxg7+ Ke4 26.Nf7 Bxh3 27.Ng5+ Kd3 28.Nxh3 Qe1+ 29.Kh2 Nf1+ 30.Kh1 Ne3+ 31.Kh2 Re8 32.Qxh7+ Kc4 33.Nf4 Nf1+ 34.Kg1 Re3 35.Qf7+ Kb5 36.Qxb7+ Kc4 37.b3+ Rxb3 38.Qxb3#


  • At 10:51 PM, Blogger King of the Spill said…

    Those Traxler games always get wild. I bet it helps with tactics in other openings though.

  • At 1:07 PM, Blogger Pale Morning Dun - Errant Knight de la Maza said…

    I love looking at these traxler games. Don't know if I'll ever have the guts to play it. What are the time controls on these games? Are they long? What do you think your win percentage with the opening is?

  • At 1:53 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    The time controls I normally play are 20 +10 seconds. It doesn't take much guts to play just a willingness to risk crashing and burning. I am still learning the finer nuances and move order is especially important. The mistake I made in this was move 10 should of been Q-h6. Other black moves that are often played are pawn to D5 to block the bishop and the bringing of the 2nd knight into the action to whites 4th rank to enter into the mating net . Winning % is about 50% which I see going up upon further study of the game. The games in chessbase have a winning % for black of about 80% if white takes the pawn with the N a little less if the pawn with the bishop. I'll connect up with you by email and lets play a few of them to practice.


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