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

Friday, August 04, 2006

This is why I like the king's gambit

The sac on move 10 came very naturally to me. I like KG games where I can sac a piece for a strong attack.Especially opening up the f file with a rook on f1. I'll have to run fritz to see if it is sound.....(most likely not against good defensive play)

[White "Takchess"]

paste game into this viewer

1. e4 {2} e5 {1} 2. f4 {4} exf4 {2} 3. Nf3 {7} Nf6 {3} 4. e5 {8} Nd5 {3} 5. d4
{25} d6 {9} 6. Bc4 {4} Be6 {8} 7. Bxd5 {20} Bxd5 {3} 8. Bxf4 {4} dxe5 {8} 9.
Bxe5 {6} f6 {1} 10. O-O {12} fxe5 {4} 11. Nxe5 {3} Bd6 {12} 12. Qh5+ {4} g6 {4}
13. Nxg6 {30} Kd7 {23} 14. Nxh8 {20} Qxh8 {4} 15. Nc3 {9} Qxd4+ {4} 16. Kh1 {3}
c6 {11} 17. Qxh7+ {7} Be7 {7} 18. Rae1 {30} Qc5 {9} 19. Qf5+ {14} Kc7 {8} 20.
Nxd5+ {42} Qxd5 {12} 21. Rxe7+ {18} Nd7 {4} 22. Qf4+ {16} Qd6 {12} 23. Qg5 {55}
Rh8 {8} 24. h3 {26} Kb8 {5} 25. Rff7 {34} Nc5 {14} 26. b4 {37} Rxh3+ {33} 27.
gxh3 {8} Qd1+ {2} 28. Qg1 {4} Qd5+ {6} 29. Kh2 {6} Qd2+ {5} 30. Rf2 {10} Qxb4 {
4} 31. Qg8# {(Lag: Av=0.30s, max=0.9s) 5} 1-0

also another bonus game. the power of 2 knights and the initiative. It felt like I was in ct-art

[Event "Friendly Game, 15m + 0s"]
[Site "Main Playing Hall"]
[Date "2006.08.04"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Takchess"]
[Black "Cesar444"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C34"]
[WhiteElo "1231"]
[BlackElo "1506"]
[PlyCount "53"]
[EventDate "2006.08.04"]
[TimeControl "900"]

1. e4 {4} e5 {20} 2. f4 {3} exf4 {4} 3. Nf3 {3} d6 {7} 4. d4 {3} Bg4 {3} 5. Bc4
{9} Nc6 {23} 6. Bxf4 {14} Nxd4 {8} 7. Bxf7+ {13} Kxf7 {5} 8. Ng5+ {4} Ke8 {31}
9. Qxg4 {5} Nxc2+ {6} 10. Kf2 {14} Nxa1 {9} 11. e5 {11} dxe5 {32} 12. Re1 {8}
Bc5+ {109} 13. Kf1 {32} Qd3+ {6} 14. Qe2 {15} Qxe2+ {6} 15. Rxe2 {4} Bd4 {39}
16. Bxe5 {28} Bxe5 {4} 17. Rxe5+ {2} Ne7 {5} 18. Ne6 {7} Rc8 {22} 19. Nxg7+ {8}
Kf7 {32} 20. Nh5 {12} Rcd8 {38} 21. Nc3 {12} c6 {17} 22. Ne4 {16} Rd5 {59} 23.
Ng5+ {8} Ke8 {2} 24. Nf6+ {5} Kd8 {5} 25. Nf7+ {6} Kc7 {22} 26. Nxd5+ {7} cxd5
{67} 27. Nxh8 {Cesar444 resigns (Lag: Av=0.35s, max=0.6s) 8} 1-0


  • At 7:54 AM, Blogger Pale Morning Dun - Errant Knight de la Maza said…

    Your powers with the KG are impressive. Was this a quick game? Thanks for your comments on my blog about the KG. I am working on a different line though, where after 3.Bc4 instead of Nf3, there are fewer normal replies by black. The most troublesome being 3...Qh4+

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your games, very aggressive play.

  • At 12:36 PM, Blogger transformation said…

    dear takchess, ive been still enjoying your stuff, and following along.

    i did a post last night, that i am hoping you get to see:

    i dont know if you do CTS, but if you arent a user there, my appologies in advance to try to elicit any comments thereof. but in any event, this is something that i am working hard at. not the same quantity as tempos, but maybe nearly as concertedly for accuracy.

  • At 6:54 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    most of the games I play are on playchess 20 +6 . I have some time off from work which has turned into a little miniKG clinic. I have the following books.

    Winning with the KIng gambit Gallagher

    Playing the KIng Gambit as white Maser

    Playing the open games as black Emms

    as well as a kg by Korchnoi.

    I hope to add more to my blogs on other lines of play. although it seems like 3.qh4 + is disrupted most
    lines see it as a mild annoyance.

    It is interesting to see some of the responses to the cunningham Nc3 not really caring about the bishop check.

    I am mostly interested in Blacks response to the bishop gambit because I play against someone who plays it. In playing the open games as black the response starts

    As for the aggressive play, it is in the spirit of the Kg if you can get away with it! Of course I have many games where I have overreached ....It's fun to play I particularly enjoy the Muzio gambit lines though arguably not as sound.

  • At 7:09 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    Nice games, but I have to ask, when you become a an FM or FM, do you still intned to play the KG? [grin]

  • At 7:19 AM, Blogger takchess said…


    I'll cross that bridge when i come to it 8). It appears not to have hurt gallagher and Shirov. Just because some/many older lines are unsound doesn't mean it can't be played. Besides it a hell of alot more fun than the QGD. BTW when I reach the 2000 rating I plan to switch over to the Grob...........

  • At 8:19 AM, Blogger Temposchlucker said…

    If I'm well informed this is how GM Gallagher got into the KG:
    He played poker during a whole night with another grandmaster. I don't now his name. That night Gallagher had a very good hand, so he won a lot of money. The other grandmaster, who had not so much money, offered him to forfill his debts by telling him years of his secret analysis of the KG. Gallagher accepted.

  • At 6:29 PM, Blogger transformation said…

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  • At 1:03 AM, Blogger King of the Spill said…

    Nice. That's over my head :-). I think the King's Gambit has made you a stronger player.

  • At 6:41 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    It appears that my second game was lucky and not solid. Here is what ScottCat at Playchess notices When you throw the knight check after the bishop sac, all black has to do is play 8...Qxg5 and then white's in trouble. That knight check only really works if the Queen's path to that knight is blocked.

  • At 7:19 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    interesting comment tempo .even it weren't true it's a great story.


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