Takchess Chess Improvement

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Calling all Tacticians .I am looking for helpful comments on this game

This was an unusual game with involved my unintential double rook sacrifice and left me with some initiative turned to an advantage. I couldn't finish off the endgame and of course there was my blunder at the end. I saw the potential skewer on move 51 seconds after I made my move. Interested in tips as to how to better calculate my boxing in his king in this mating net.

I have always enjoyed double rook sacrifices games and it is interesting that blacks queen was so out of position after it that it left me with enough initiative, with better play, (I think) to have won the game.

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takchess (1506) - O. (1492)
Rated game, 20m + 6s Main Playing Hall, 05.04.2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bb5 d5 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.exd5 cxd5 7.d4 Ba6 8.Ne5 Bd6 9.Qf3 Nf6 10.Bg5 cxd4 11.Nc6 Qc7 12.Nxd4 Be5 13.Nde2 Bxe2 14.Qxe2 Bxc3+ 15.bxc3 Qxc3+ 16.Kd1 Qxa1+ 17.Kd2 Qxh1 18.Qb5+ Nd7 19.Qc6 Qxg2 20.Qxa8+ Nb8 21.Qxb8+ Kd7 22.Qb7+ Kd6 23.Be7+ Ke5 24.Qc7+ Kf5 25.Bh4 Rf8 26.Qe7 Rc8 27.Qxf7+ Ke5 28.Qh5+ Kd6 29.Bg3+ Kd7 30.Qf7+ Kc6 31.Qxe6+ Kb7 32.Qd7+ Kb6 33.Qxc8 Qe4 34.Qc7+ Ka6 35.Qc6+ Ka5 36.Bc7+ Kb4 37.Bd6+ Ka5 38.Bc7+ Kb4 39.Qc3+ Kb5 40.Bd6 Qc4 41.a4+ Kxa4 42.Qa3+ Kb5 43.Qb2+ Kc6 44.Be5 Qe4 45.Bxg7 Qf4+ 46.Kc3 Qf3+ 47.Kb4 Qg4+ 48.Bd4 a6 49.Qc3+ Kd6 50.Qc5+ Ke6 51.Qc6+ Kf7 52.Qc7+ Kg6 53.Qg7+ Kf5 54.Qxh7+ Ke6 55.Qh6+ Kd7 56.Qh7+ Kc6 57.Qh6+ Kb7 58.Qb6+ Kc8 59.Qc6+ Kb8 60.Qd6+ Kc8 61.Qxa6+ Kd7 62.Qb7+ Kd6 63.Qb8+ Kc6 64.Qc8+ Qxc8 takchess resigns (Lag: Av=0.28s, max=0.6s) 0–1
Thursday ct-art l20 2nd circle -220


  • At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Scottcat said…

    Queen endgames are extremely difficult, and it looks like until your opponent took the b-pawn after swooping up the rooks, you were totally lost. With Fritz 10, from about move 23 beyond move 32 it looks like your queen had to play very precise checks just to keep the position = (obviously that doesn't factor the potential blunders black could've made with your queeen checks.) I think the double rook sack really demanded too much precise play on your part given the time you had on your clock.

  • At 7:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    After 19...Rb8 you are completely lost so why on earth do you talk about sacrifice? You blundered and your opponent gifted you a reprieve.

  • At 9:51 PM, Blogger BlunderProne said…

    First, looking back a bit, When you played Ne2, this seemed to unravel your game. At that point, material was even. You had a your knights harmonized and some space. Obviously you want to control that pesky bishop on a6 preventing your castling king side. Queen side castling is out due to the open b and c file for black which is his strengths.

    Better would have been Ndb5. This would have been stronger. You want to force an exchange of one of Black’s Bishops for the Knight . IF he takes on b5 you take back on B5 giving up the c-pawn allowing you to castle. If he takes the Knight on c3, take back with the queen and force the queen exchange. Getting rid of the Bishop pair and taking the queens off would have been a good goal.

    As for later in the game, I was looking at 22. Qxa7 + instead of the b7 check you had played. This puts the queen on a dark diagonal that is in better unison with the dark bishop and would allow her to check on the other side of Black’s pawn center.

    Touch call at the point. Your game was rather tough at that point.

    You coming down to the 1 day G60 event on April 22nd?

  • At 2:58 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    thanks all. I appreciate the ideas. Some poor play on both parts consistant with our ratings. If I had saw it I would not of played the double rook sac which i did not see coming ,if fact there was a part where all black had to do was castle giving up his knight and he would of easily overpowered me from there. Interesting positional ideas Blunderprone I will need to study them further. I need to look at recapturing with the king after he took the knight on e2. BP thanks for telling me about the April event, I want to play in another tourney so I will check my schedule and let you know.


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