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, August 10, 2006

1.e4 e5 2.f4 f6??

I faced this opening twice the other night at a chess club. I am uncertain as to how exactly I pulled it off but I lost both of them.

Here is how the masters would handle it.

[Event "Paris sim"]
[Site "Paris"]
[Date "1931.??.??"]
[Round "0"]
[White "Alekhine,Alexander"]
[Black "Vardonenko"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Eco "C30"]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 f6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Nc3 exf4 5.d4 d6 6.Bxf4 f5 7.exf5 Bxf5 8.Bb5 Bd7
9.0-0 a6 10.Bc4 Nf6 11.Ng5 d5 12.Nxd5 Bg4 13.Re1+ Be7 14.Nxf6+ gxf6 15.Qxg4 Qxd4+ 16.Kh1 Qxc4
17.Qh5+ Kd7 18.Qh3+ Ke8 19.Ne6 Nd4 20.Qh5+ Kd7 21.Nxd4 Rad8 22.Qg4+ Ke8 23.Rxe7+ Kxe7 24.Re1+ Kf7
25.Qh5+ Kg8 26.Re8+ Rxe8 27.Qxe8+ Kg7 28.Nf5+ 1-0

[Event "Fischer tour simul"]
[Site "Detroit"]
[Date "1964.02.??"]
[Round "0"]
[White "Fischer,Robert James"]
[Black "Jones,J"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Eco "C30"]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 f6 3.fxe5 Nc6 4.d4 Be7 5.exf6 gxf6 6.Qh5+ Kf8 7.Bc4 Qe8 8.Bh6+


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