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, March 30, 2007

A Sicilian Game

Black to move in diagram.
Here is a game I recently played which contains some of the ideas I am now playing against the Sicilian. Cut and Paste game into viewer on my sidebar. The Silicide formula plays both Knights out as white and responding to blacks 4th move. I like playing this more that the Grand Prix or the Smith Morra Gambit.

(2944) Takchess (1396) - S. (1658) [B30]
Rated game, 40m + 0s Main Playing Hall, 30.03.2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 d6 4.Bb5 Nf6 5.e5 Nd7 6.exd6 exd6 7.0–0 Be7 8.Nd5 0–0 9.Re1 Re8 10.d3 a6 11.Bc4 b5 12.Bb3 Na5 13.Rxe7 Rxe7 14.Bg5 f6 15.Nxe7+ Kh8 16.Nxc8 Rxc8 17.Bh4 c4 18.dxc4 bxc4 19.Ba4 Ne5 20.Qd5 Nxf3+ 21.Qxf3 Qb6 22.c3 Qxb2 23.Re1 Qb8 24.Bc2 Nc6 25.Bxf6 Rf8 26.Bxg7+ Kxg7 27.Qxc6 Qd8 28.Qe4 Qf6 29.Qxh7# (Lag: Av=0.26s, max=0.5s) 1–0
Friday now on -248 on Ct-art L20 circle 1
I plan to study Pin Motifs in depth, do some research from my books and update any observations on my blog .


  • At 4:31 PM, Anonymous chessloser said…

    the sicilian is pretty damn tough, i like it. i keep trying to make the grand prix work and have mixed results.

    cool blog, i'm gonna add you to my blog, if that's cool with you...

  • At 11:49 PM, Blogger Cratercat said…

    Very nice play Tak. I especially liked the double-check with the knight and bishop. Elegant sacrifices that left black's king naked for plenty of room for a mating net.


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