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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Max Lange Mistake


At Chess Club there are certain opponents that I enjoy playing more than others due to their style and the type of game that ensues. Most of the players at the club have been playing at the club for years. Recently, a new player has joined us and plays in a gambit style that I enjoy. He plays the Scandinavian followed by Nf6 as well as the Max Lange attack as white.

In the following position as black against him, I played the natural looking Qxf6. Do you see why that is a mistake ? (for the trap see the game link below)

Game



10 Comments:

  • At 6:30 PM, Anonymous e said…

    Ouch!

     
  • At 6:33 PM, Anonymous e said…

    Btw, i've moved to a new web adress. Don't know if you catched my latest post on that.

     
  • At 7:54 PM, Anonymous e said…

    Oh and would you maybe be interested in this CD? I could email you the contents...

     
  • At 10:38 AM, Blogger Glenn Wilson said…

    Nice combination. Too bad it was for for opponents benefit.

     
  • At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Samuraipawn said…

    Have you tried the Max Lange Attack yourself? Never heard of it.

     
  • At 9:51 PM, Blogger Polly said…

    Nasty! I have fallen into similar forks on the queenside in some variations in the Sicilian.

     
  • At 3:51 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    here is a link for you Samurai.
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1004386

    It is one of those offshoots to the Giuco-2 Knights line. The defining moment is the 0-0 instead of immediately recapturing material. Scotch gambit ,Danish can lead into this line as well.

    Koltanowski taught this opening in various lectures. Due to the strength against the uninformed he jokingly called it the back before dinner gambit. Acer teaches it now as well.

    I do play a little of everything as white off of the Giuco at times.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?yearcomp=exactly&year=&playercomp=either&pid=&player=koltanowski+&pid2=&player2=&movescomp=exactly&moves=&opening=C55-C59&eco=&result=
    Poly : yes that theme is around in a lot of openings what suprised me was the pseudo sac of the knight which set it up.
    also thanks for the offer e( Dutch) but I'll pass for now.

     
  • At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was just looking at this same trap in Mihail Marin's book yesterday, by coincidence.

     
  • At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Samuraipawn said…

    Thanks!

     
  • At 7:51 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    I used to play this opening because it is in a book called 'A Startling Chess Opening Repertoire for White' which was built on attacking sidelines. It was fun but if Black knows the line you get nothing. There were a lot of games like this though...

     

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