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

Sunday, June 29, 2008

An amazing combination

I have an Alburt and Palatnik book on Chess Tactics for the tournament player. This is a position from Palatnik game against Kasparov(white) . White to Move played Bishop x g5 . This combination is about 14 moves deep all forced . Those who are adventuresome should attempt to calculate this before looking at the game score below.



Thursday, June 19, 2008

White to move

From a game I recently played . Qxf7 .felt very ct-artish.

As I was playing I was listening to this

Monday, June 09, 2008

Traxler and game results

I am the first casulty of the tournament of Lepers . Donnie beat me quite handily. I for some strange reason started to play my carokahn defense against the Pirc and had a somewhat confused game. He pushed me around with some tempo gaining moves and I ended up undeveloped and uncoordinated. Arggh .

Great fun and Donnie is a good sport. A good sport says "now thats an interesting move" when he could rightly say instead "your move really sucks!" Update: he nicely annotated this game here

I don't have that file of this game but here is a traxler I played tonight that I thought was interesting.