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

Monday, August 27, 2007

Danish Gambit

I am developing an appreciation for the Danish Gambit.

Cut and paste the game into the pgn viewer link on sidebar.



1. e4 {5} e5 {2} 2. d4 {6} exd4 {13} 3. c3 {6} dxc3 {2} 4. Bc4 {2} cxb2 {5} 5.
Bxb2 {2} Bb4+ {21} 6. Nc3 {3} Nf6 {8} 7. a3 {21} Bxc3+ {5} 8. Bxc3 {4} Qe7 {32}
9. Ne2 {48} Qxe4 {11} 10. Qb3 {17} d5 {19} 11. Qa4+ {23} Bd7 {13} 12. Qb4 {22}
dxc4 {7} 13. Bxf6 {14} gxf6 {8} 14. O-O {3} Rg8 {30} 15. Ng3 {6} Rxg3 {35} 16.
Rfe1 {6} Rxg2+ {30} 17. Kf1 {12} Qxe1+ {23} 18. Rxe1+ {5} Be6 {22} 19. Kxg2 {4}
Nc6 {3} 20. Qxc4 {16} Ne5 {6} 21. Qxc7 {8} Kf8 {18} 22. Qxb7 {51} Rd8 {11} 23.
Qb4+ {51} Kg8 {9} 24. Rxe5 {16} fxe5 {3} 25. f3 {4} Kh8 {4} 26. Qe7 {28} Rg8+ {
5} 27. Kf2 {10} Bh3 {29} 28. Qf6+ {5} Rg7 {8} 29. Qxe5 {10} h6 {15} 30. Qe8+ {
31} Kh7 {6} 31. Qe4+ {20} f5 {6} 32. Qf4 {22} Rg2+ {8} 33. Ke3 {2} Ra2 {16} 34.
Qc7+ {11} Kg6 {10} 35. Qxa7 {5} Rxh2 {9} 36. Qb6+ {35} Kg5 {16} 37. f4+ {13}
Kg4 {5} 38. Qg6+ {10} Kh4 {8} 39. Qxh6+ {12} Kg3 {11} 40. Qg7+ {39} Bg4 {10}
41. Kd4 {26} Rd2+ {25} 42. Kc5 {142} Kxf4 {33} 43. Qh6+

monday update:currently on 475 of L30 125 ish to go to finish the Level

8 Comments:

  • At 9:40 PM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    Funny I'm thinking of switching to the Danish gambit (though without the sacrifice of two pawns, playing Nxc3 instead of Bc4 of move four).

    I think this is the line covered by Davies in his Gambiteer book, luckily.

     
  • At 4:57 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    I believe that that is the Goring Gambit. Dutch put a link to the GG on one of my recent post. If you play Bc4 first then c3 and then NXc3 (after take) that is the Scotch Gambit.

     
  • At 6:51 AM, Anonymous Samuraipawn said…

    If anyone I know of is a hopeless romantic... ;)

    Good to see that you still like living on the edge! We should let our crazy minds merge over the board soon again. I don't have access to playchess.com for the moment, but pleasantly reside over at FICS as Samuraipawn.

    Keep up the good work!

    -Chris

     
  • At 7:56 AM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    Goring gambit, eh? Good to know.

     
  • At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Samuraipawn said…

    Goring gambit!? That sounds german, and very evil.

     
  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    Hey, what does 'takchess' mean?

     
  • At 3:43 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    BDK,
    As an international man of mystery I can't reveal this.

    Jim

     
  • At 8:05 PM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said…

    It turns out it is the Danish gambit, not goring. Goring is 1 e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4!?

    They often transpose, but while Bc4 is typical for white's fourth, Nxc is also danish, often called the Alekhine variation of the Danish, which is what I'm playing!

     

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