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

Monday, June 26, 2006

NH Open results

Played in the NH Open on Saturday and Sunday and ended 2-2. Saturday, my morning game I lost to a teenager who beat me as white by playing the Guico. Not a well played game, I played the 2 Knights defense and lost a pawn early. I moved a rook without seeing it was enprise and promptly lost it. The afternoon I recieved a bye.

Sunday, I played the father of 3 of the kids in the tournament. We are both tournament novices and earlier this year we faced off in our first game ever for both of us in tournament play in which he won. I did get to play a King Gambit Declined (Falkbeer CounterGambit). It is the game posted below.

The afternoon, I played a Trompowski as black against Daniel a junior high student. earlier in the year, I beat him however this tournament he beat me. this was a very interesting game and will post it in a future post once I analyse it more.

All in all, a fun time. George,I did meet Art a nice guy and good friends with Walt from the club where I play on Friday nights. Did get a chance to pick up some chess books that was funded by a small cash prize (tied for second in under 1200)

Comments on the King Gambit game.

I was happy to get a chance to play a King's Gambit. The Falkbeer as far as the KGD defenses is the one which I best understand. I was pleased that I saw a simplification to a winning endgame and played it. This game is not complete as it continued for a few more moves once I got my Queen. I was also pleased with active King play in the middle game which made the endgame possible.

As you look at the game, you will see my bishop poised to take the pawn at a7 which I came closed to doing. I recalculated and realized it was a poisoned pawn. bXa7 b6 and the bishop is stuck forced to take the b6 pawn before the king takes him.I was bound up in early play which just ended up in a series of even trades. I think this was misplayed by him. I saw he had the opportunity to play 13 ...Qg3+ which forces a King move and boxes in my rook for a few moves. Fritz shows him ahead a pawn if he did this.

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[White "jim "]
[Black "greg"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. Nc3 Qe6 5. d3 Bc5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Qe2 Bd4 8. Bd2 h6 9. Nxe5 Bxe5 10. fxe5 Nd4 11. Qd1 Qxe5+ 12.Be2 Bg4 13. h3 Bxe2 14. Nxe2 Qxe2+ 15. Qxe2+ Nxe2 16. Kxe2 O-O-O 17. Be3 g5 18. c3 Nf6 19. Rae1 Rhe8 20. d4 Nd5 21. Kf3 Re6 22. Bc1 Rdd6 23. Rxe6 Rxe6 24. c4 Nf6 25. b3 c6 26. Bb2 h5 27. g4 h4 28. Bc3 Ne4 29. Bb4 Ng3 30. Re1 Rxe1 31.
Bxe1 Kd7 32. Bxg3 hxg3 33. Kxg3 Ke6 34. Kf3 f5 35. Ke3 f4+ 36. Ke4 b6 37. b4 a6
38. c5 b5 39. a3 f3 40. Kxf3 Kd5 41. Ke3 Kc4 42. Ke4 Kb3 43. d5 cxd5+ 44. Kxd5
Kxa3 45. c6 Kxb4 46. c7 a5 47. c8=Q *


  • At 9:24 AM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    Congrats. Isn't it nice when someone plays an opening you have spent lots of time on?

  • At 11:55 AM, Blogger Temposchlucker said…

    You played the opening a bit too slow, which is not "im Geiste der Partie"
    Very good to simplify to a good ending when you had the possibility.

  • At 3:57 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Tempo, as a fellow Gambiteer I respect your opinion and explored ways to speed it up. And yes BDK,it was nice to play something I was comfortable with!

    The Queen take on blacks move 3 was unexpected. I looked in the pgns you had sent me but this was out of falkbeer book. In playing against Fritz, it came up with this pawn sacrifice clearing the center and further chasing around the queen. This line I liked better. I should of been less concerned about his initial check this caused me to be on the defensive which was not necessary.

    1. e4 {0} e5 {0} 2. f4 {0} d5 {0} 3. exd5 {0}
    Qxd5 {0} 4. Nc3 {0} Qe6 {10} 5. fxe5 {0} Qxe5+ {18} 6. Be2 {0} Bg4 {0} 7. d4 {0
    } Qe6 {0} 8. Qd3 {0} c6 {0} 9. Bf4 {0} Nf6 {0} 10. O-O-O {0} Bf5 {1} 11. Qg3 {1
    } Na6 {1} 12. Bxa6 {1} bxa6 {1} *

    im geiste der Partie, I have never heard of. I assume it means in the spirit of the party?

  • At 8:02 AM, Blogger Temposchlucker said…

    In the spirit of the game. When we trash talk in the Netherlands, it is seductive to change to the german language, which for unknown reason seems to be very suitable for that:)


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