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

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Coffee House play

I love this coffee house style of play 8) paste game in this link here . I am playing black.

[Event "Rated game, 25m + 10s"]
[Site "Main Playing Hall"]
[Date "2006.10.11"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Freeky_Franky"]
[Black "Takchess"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C57"]
[WhiteElo "1640"]
[BlackElo "1433"]
[Annotator "Fritz 9 (66s)"]
[PlyCount "30"]
[EventDate "2006.10.11"]

{C57: Two Knights: Wilkes-Barre/Traxler and 4 Ng5 d5 5 exd5, unusual Black 5th
moves} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 Bc5 5. Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6. Kf1 Qe7 7.
Nxh8 d5 8. Bxd5 Bg4 9. Kxf2 Bxd1 10. Rxd1 Ng4+ 11. Kg1 Qc5+ 12. d4 Nxd4 13. Rf1
Ne2+ 14. Kh1 Nf2+ 15. Rxf2 Qxf2 0-1
Circle update
circle 2 -396 completion on l20 79%L20
As I become a little frustrated with the complexity of some of these problems. I must remember that many of these problems were solved over the board by grandmasters many times taking minutes to do them
Saturday am - 413



  • At 3:49 AM, Anonymous Samuraipawn said…

    Nice game! I see that you also play at playchess.com. My handle is Samuraipawn. Would be nice to play a game some day.


  • At 7:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is why I play d4. . .


  • At 7:01 AM, Blogger Patrick said…

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  • At 7:07 AM, Blogger Patrick said…

    you played very much in the spirit of your chosen opening. your opponent was rather cooperative though; white had to play pawn takes d5, bishop needs to go back to e2 to save the queen.

    but given the opening and the blunder, you played it very well. extremely rapid development at the cost of material and, um, soundness. :)

    PS, Black had Qg1+ RxQ Nf2 smothered mate too hehe...

  • At 4:55 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Patrick ,
    I love this unsound play 8) in fact the traxler encourages a series of unsound plays on white part which allows for wild play on blacks part. First unsound or at least hard to play move is 6. nXf7 much better is bXf7 + which equalizes the game for black. An argument can be made for d4 as well. The rook capture on h8 is done at a loss of time but white normally can not resist this. If 8 pXd5 which you suggested I believe is best play which is followed by 8...N-d4. My experience has been if white does not take bXf7,he is not booked up on this line even if he is higher rated it is more likely a win for black. Funny thing about the smothered mate. Directly after playing I went for a run. During the run I thought of the position and calculated that I missed a smothered mate 8) also Samurai I put you on my friends lists and will look to play at some time in the future on playchess.

  • At 6:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "If 8 pXd5 which you suggested I believe is best play which is followed by 8...N-d4. "

    I agree, Nd4 looks best. Doesn't it force c3?? Not to attack the knight but to create escape for the queen to check at a4. In blitz, black wins but in slow games i think white should win. Black is down a full rook and hanging 2 pieces. But looks like fun! :o

  • At 4:34 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Patrick, just noticed your latest response. No time to think right now but want to run through the line as I thunk about it later.


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