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

Sunday, June 11, 2006

He sure didn't play like a 1974 rated player in the traxler

This game struck me as odd for a higher rated player.

[Event "Friendly Game, 25m + 15s"]
[Site "Main Playing Hall"]
[Date "2006.06.11"]
[Round "?"]
[White Name withheld]
[Black "Takchess"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C57"]
[WhiteElo "1974"]
[BlackElo "1429"]
[PlyCount "20"]
[EventDate "2006.06.11"]
[TimeControl "1500+15"]

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1. e4 {6} e5 {3} 2. Nf3 {3} Nc6 {3} 3. Bc4 {13} Nf6 {7} 4. Ng5 {57} Bc5 {13} 5.
Nxf7 {11} Bxf2+ {7} 6. Kxf2 {58} Nxe4+ {21} 7. Ke3 {19} Qh4 {14} 8. Nxh8 {230}
Qf4+ {66} 9. Ke2 {47} Nd4+ {9} 10. Ke1 {10} Qf2# {(Lag: Av=0.38s, max=0.6s) 10}


  • At 6:00 PM, Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said…

    He sure didn't ;-)

    A typical example of a player thinking that 5.Nxf7 will do the job, scaring his opponents into prompt resignation. Little did he know that 5.Nxf7 is outright bad for White. Even if he booked up some more. If i was rated 1974 and wanted to play the Traxler, i would have surely played 5.Bxf7. That is the move you want to play.

  • At 3:05 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Yes bXf7 has given me alot of trouble but even whites king moves were poor for someone at this level. If you play Ng5 in this opening you can't rely on your opponent falling for the fried liver. you need to be booked up more.

  • At 1:18 PM, Blogger BlunderProne said…

    Excuse my Guiocco ignorance.. but that looks like a fried liver gone bad for white.. what do you call this ... the Traxler?

    Nice Scalp!

  • At 7:06 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    The traxler counterattack aka wilkes-barre countergambit I think. Traxler played this game

    You can learn more by googling traxler + chess. It is a fun line to play and if white takes f7 with knight, Black is in the driver seat. You will see other traxlers in past posts of mine as well.

  • At 10:26 PM, Blogger Jim said…

    Good game.

    BTW, this is why I'm a d4 player. . .


  • At 3:44 AM, Blogger takchess said…


    In order to get rid of your irrational fear of playing 1 e4, I
    recommend starting an intensive tactical selfstudy course ............

  • At 4:15 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Jim, I forgot the big grin at the end of that last message. 8)


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