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

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Presented for your Consideration

Presented for your consideration, the following is not an example of perfect play or dry opening theory but a tale. A tale of two knights Cratercat and Takchess meeting on the virtual 64 and the struggle that ensues. It is a tale of overly aggressive play, inactive pieces, a wild save ones life king dash across the board , a pawns lust to expand, frantic attempts to kill or be killed, unfortunately for your favorite blogger it is also a tale of missed opportunity....... In both these diagrams black to move wins according to Fritz in a mating net.

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(3174) CraterCat (1720) - Takchess (1482) [B01]
Rated game, 25m + 5s Main Playing Hall, 02.05.2007
[Fritz 10 (30s)]
B01: Scandinavian Defence 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.d4 c6 6.Be3 e6 7.Qd2 Be7 8.0–0–0 Nd5 9.Ne4 Qb4 10.h4 a5 11.Bd3 Qa4 12.Bc4 Qxc4 13.b3 Ba3+ 14.Kb1 Qb5 15.c4 Qb4 16.cxd5 exd5 17.Qxb4 axb4 18.Nd6+ Ke7 19.Bf4 Rd8 20.Rhe1+ Kf6 21.Be5+ Kg6 22.Ng5 Bf5+ 23.Nxf5 Kxf5 24.Nxf7 Rf8 25.Nd6+ Kg4 26.f3+ Kh5 27.Bxg7 Rg8 28.g4+ Kxh4 29.Rh1+ Kg3 30.Nf5+ Kxf3 31.Rdg1 Nd7 32.Rxh7 Rae8 33.Rh3+ Kf4 34.Bh6+ Rg5 35.Bxg5+ Kxg5 36.Rh5+ Kf4 37.Ng7 Re2 38.Rf5+ Ke3 39.Rg3+ Kd2 40.Rf1 c5 41.dxc5 Nxc5 42.Nf5 Ne4 43.Rgg1 Nc3+ 44.Ka1 Kd3 45.Rg3+ Kc2 46.Nd4+ Kd2 47.Nxe2 Nxe2 48.Rg2 d4 49.g5 d3 50.g6 Kc2 51.Rxe2+ d2 52.Rb1 Bc1 53.g7 Kd1 54.Rxd2+ Kxd2 55.g8Q b5 56.Qg5+ Kc2 57.Qxc1+ 1–0


  • At 5:23 PM, Blogger hisbestfriend said…

    Your abandon speaks to me... You are at least sniffing around the same areas as I.

    One of the thematic keys to the Qd6 version of the scandanavian, is the eventual placement of the Queen at b6. Another one is the control of the b5 square in order to prevent white intrusion on the c7 square.

    Meaning... Move 5 seriously gets in the way rather than helps. You should seriously consider a6 rather than c6 followed by b5 at somepoint, and a key thematic breakout here is c5.

    Your c8 bishop tends to find home at b7 and the Queen at b6.

    And ultimately it gets out control for you, and on move 14 your opponent fails to complete the mating net, but appears to get his goal. Try the above setup to see if it tends to get you what you want.

  • At 8:52 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Hbf, thanks for your comments I stdigest them as this is very new to me. When first learning an opening I tend to stumble my way through it and learn a little at a time. Slowly building up my knowledge, I will try to play some of those ideas and see what happens. btw, played a good player at chess club last night and took him with the scandy with a nice march up his castled king a very aggressive game. He then proceeded to beat me in 3 straight games after that. I was please to avoid his Ruy which is very strong.


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