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, June 07, 2007

A proper kings gambit attack

Yesterday, I posted a rather lame King Gambit Game I played. Today, to properly honor Blue Devil Knight who has become a baying-at-the-moon-head-banging-frothing-at-the-mouth 2 knights counterattacker , I'll post a proper King Gambit game which I played this morning. I was pleased with the killer bishop pair and the build up of the attack on the castled king . BDK welcome to the club 8)
cut and paste game into the Pgn view on side bar. Note :position is with white to move.

(3267) Takchess (1525) - d> (1736) [C30]
Rated game, 40m + 0s Main Playing Hall, 07.06.2007
1.e4 e5 2.f4 d6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4 h6 5.0–0 Bg4 6.c3 b6 7.Qb3 Qe7 8.d4 Bxf3 douma claims win on disconnect 9.Rxf3 exd4 10.Bd3 Nf6 11.Bb5 Qd7 12.cxd4 Nxe4 13.d5 0–0–0 14.Bxc6 Qe7 15.Qb5 Nc5 16.Be3 a6 douma claims win on disconnect 17.Qc4 b5 18.Qb4 Nb7 19.a4 g5 20.axb5 a5 21.Rxa5 Kb8 22.Ra8+ Kxa8 23.Qa4+ Kb8 24.Qa7+ d. resigns (Lag: Av=2.76s, max=20.1s) 1–0

also Bloggers update: another King Gambit

(3269) Takchess (1574) - C. (1637) [C34]
Rated game, 25m + 9s Main Playing Hall, 07.06.2007
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Bc5 4.d4 Bb6 5.Bxf4 d6 6.Bc4 h6 7.0–0 Bg4 8.e5 d5 9.Bb5+ c6 10.Ba4 Nd7 11.c3 Qe7 12.Re1 0–0–0 13.Na3 Qe6 14.Bb3 Bf5 15.c4 Be4 16.Rxe4 dxe4 17.c5 Qg4 18.cxb6 Qxf4 19.bxa7 Kc7 20.Nb5+ cxb5 21.Bd5 Qe3+ 22.Kh1 Ne7 23.Qc2+ Nc6 24.Bxc6 bxc6 25.Rc1 Qxc1+ 26.Qxc1 Kb6 27.d5 cxd5 28.Qe3+ Kb7 29.Nd4 Kxa7 30.Nc6+ Kb7 31.Nxd8+ Rxd8 32.Qb3 Kb6 33.Qxd5 Kc7 34.Qd6+ Kc8 35.Qc6+ Kb8 36.Qxb5+ Kc8 37.Qc6+ Kb8 38.h3 e3 39.Qb5+ Kc8 40.Qc4+ Kb7 41.Qb3+ Nb6 42.Qxe3 Rd5 43.e6 fxe6 44.Qxe6 Ra5 45.Qf7+ Ka6 46.a3 Rg5 47.b4 Rg3 48.Qe7 Rxa3 49.b5+ C. rinde (Lag: Av=0.45s, max=1.7s) 1–0


  • At 8:44 AM, Blogger Cratercat said…

    Hey Tak - Congrats on the win. I'm having trouble with the PGN game viewer. I've tried twice to cut and paste the game into the viewer, but for some reason it only advances the moves as far as black's 4th move and then stops. I'll have to put this in fritz when I get home.

  • At 1:55 PM, Blogger Temposchlucker said…

    You always suggest to use the pgn-viewer in your sidebar. But that doesn't work. And Arena doesn't understand it either. What program do you use to look at it?

  • At 2:37 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    There is a simple trick to making it work, I automatically do it so I never think others may have problems. When you cut and paste only cut and paste the game itself not the header info. In other words,start from 1.e4, this should work.

    Tempo, since I play on playchess the games are automatically saved by Fritz. It is saved in CBH format.

  • At 3:24 AM, Blogger Temposchlucker said…

    Well, I already did that, but your games start always with 1.d4 instead of 1.e4. Very strange.

  • At 4:23 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Re: Well, I already did that, but your games start always with 1.d4 instead of 1.e4.

    Must be the J'adoube virus. 8)

  • At 2:46 PM, Blogger Cratercat said…

    tempo's right. This was a king's gambit that transposed into a queen's gambit. What's the matter Tak? Becoming a lady's man? :oD

  • At 7:32 AM, Blogger chessloser said…

    that rocks. nice games there... i've tried the king's gambit a few times, i keep messing it up...

  • At 11:50 PM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    Nice games.

    I tried it tonight and got destroyed very fast.

    I'm thinking this will have to begin when I have more time.

  • At 9:07 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    CL and BDK,

    I found the kings gambit takes a little while to play before having success. There are wide ranges of play from black in terms of defenses and counterplay. The ideas and playing style can be very diverse from game to game. There are alot of games,history, theory,correct and incorrect sacks which are great fun to play.
    It does take some time to absorb some of the theory behind it. Have patience,toy around with it and you will find it's play to be a great source of fun.

    If you are ever on Playchess I am sure both Cratercat or I would be glad to give you a game and discuss it afterwards.

  • At 8:18 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    I had a chance to look at Gallagher and his suggestions were 4 c3 (with caution) and 4 bc4. I think I continue to play c3 with caution. Tempo I appreciate your thoughts. I hope to read winning w KG on summer vacation again.



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