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

Saturday, January 27, 2007

A win against a Playchess 1900 player

Friday 0 Tactics
Saturday 40+ Chess Tactics for beginners -192
& looking at my Traxler Games
Sunday 8 200-8 of the Alburt book
some Seriwan Strategy book
50 minutes treadmill
Monday-40 plus 241

Cut and Paste game into here

(2651) SAA1983 (1922) - Takchess (1551) [C55]
Rated game, 20m + 6s Main Playing Hall, 27.01.2007
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qe2 Bc5 5.0–0 d6 6.Nc3 Bg4 7.h3 h5 8.hxg4 hxg4 9.Nh2 g3 10.Ng4 Nd5 11.Bxd5 Qh4 12.Bxf7+ Kd7 13.Nxe5+ Nxe5 SAA1983 ñäàåòñÿ (Lag: Av=0.98s, max=5.2s) 0–1

I have played this very same type of game a number of times . The bishop pins the pawn to the king. I delay castling hoping to get rooks on an open file. My pawn capture opens up h file to my major pieces as well as chases the defending knight away. Allowing a pawn push to g6 compressing his g7 pawn.
All I have to do is keep the pressure on and keep my king in a place where he can't gain any tempos. This is a combination I can see miles away. As Reuben Fine said " A combination occurs as naturally as a baby smile.
Moves like 10.....Nd4 are making me feel rather Morphy-ish 8)

a theme I got from studies of classic games

I also talked about this game on my May 6 2006 blog entry
blogger's update: Immediately after posting this I played some simply horrible games against players rated far below me. That's karma for you. I should not put too much stock in rapid played 20 + 6 games played on the internet.
That being said I was very happy, as I am sure you can tell, with this game. Fritz gave 10.... Nd4
a double exclamation point . It didn't like my 7..... h5 and prefered Nd4 which is more forcing.


  • At 6:06 AM, Blogger Nezha said…

    Wow, mind blowing tactics.. Man, I'm really getting envious.. :)

  • At 7:11 PM, Blogger Ron said…

    Impressive game! Congratulations :)

  • At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    White should've left that bishop alone. Way to go on prying open that h file Tak. -Scottcat

  • At 12:29 AM, Blogger King of the Spill said…

    Congratulations! I have seen the theme once before where Black was no less than GM Adams. It pays to be informed =).


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