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.