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, July 20, 2006

And yet another traxler counterattack

and yet another traxler, I am playing black

1. e4 {1} e5 {3} 2. Nf3 {1} Nc6 {3} 3. Bc4 {1} Nf6 {3} 4. Ng5 {1} Bc5 {3} 5.
Nxf7 {5} Bxf2+ {3} 6. Kf1 {11} Qe7 {6} 7. Nxh8 {4} d5 {14} 8. Bxd5 {9} Bg4 {25}
9. Bxc6+ {14} bxc6 {11} 10. Kxf2 {18} Qc5+ {24} 11. Kg3 {7} Bxd1 {8} 12. Rxd1 {
2} Nxe4+ {4} 13. Kf3 {4} Ng5+ {18} 14. Kg4 {8} e4 {12} 15. Nc3 {9} g6 {27} 16.
d3 {1} Qf5+ {5} 17. Kg3 {24} h5 {9} 18. dxe4 {19} Nxe4+ {32} 19. Kh4 {12} Qg4#
{(Lag: Av=0.61s, max=1.0s) 4} 0-1

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  • At 8:58 PM, Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said…

    [Event ""]
    [Site ""]
    [Date "2006.07.20"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Bursam"]
    [Black "E"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "C57"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 Bc5 5. Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6. Kxf2 Nxe4+ 7. Kg1
    Qh4 8. Qf1 Rf8 9. d3 Nd6 10. Nxd6+ cxd6 11. Qe2 Nd4 12. Qd2 Qg5 13. Nc3 0-1

    I played one today as well :-)

    If you want, you can check it out. Above is the notation.

    You did good yourself ;-)

    Keep it up and you'll become a genuine Traxler master ;-)

  • At 3:13 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Man that is sweet! especially 12..Qg5 I am unsure if I would of calculated that.

  • At 3:27 AM, Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said…

    My opponent actually asked me to take the move back because he tought i was giving away my Queen for free. And i was :-)

    All i was thinking about was delivering check (mate) with the Knight on d4 after 12.Qg5 Qxg5 13.Ne2 checkmate. But the attack would have been deadly even if White tried to defend properly.

  • At 2:54 PM, Blogger Loomis said…

    These games never cease to amaze me.

  • At 2:06 PM, Blogger Patrick said…

    how come none of these games feature 5.Bxf7+ ?

    seems to me it's a low risk way to grab a pawn for free.

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 5.Bxf7+ Ke7 6.Bb3 *

    and now white is a pawn up, zero pieces/pawns hanging, and threat of Nf7 is now very real for black.

    this opening seems like a one-trick trap (hoping for 5.Nxf7). i think black has big problems with decent play from white. or am i missing something? is black ok in my line above? i dont see any compensation for black's pawn and bad king, but i've not studied this opening. just wondering. cheers.

  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    You are absolutely right in that is the better way to play it. However in most case white thinks he can win great material a rook instead of a queen by the Knight fork. Traxler theory agrees with you. The bishop is a fairly even game. see some past comments in my recent blogs were I posted some chessgames links.

  • At 4:33 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    should read of course a rook instead of a pawn. also about
    80-90 of the games the knight lands on f7. play is very tricky for black.

  • At 3:46 AM, Blogger transformation said…

    dear Takchess, very nice blog. im adding you to my links. time for bed... another day. bravo.



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