Taking On the Traxler

Taking On the Traxler

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Hello all–

First post back in a while, dealing with a classic correspondence game, The Office, and a tournament win. Rather short, but I should be back next Sunday. Enjoy!

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Best,
Orion LE

The drunk knight

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The Traxler is very sharp indeed, if White is not careful then things can go awry very quickly...
Especially if White plays Nxf7 rather than Bxf7, I did a study on this not too long ago.

By the way is your name really Orion?
If so, pretty awesome.

Cheers,
Zak

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Yup! That's my name. Decided to start signing it to the work I do rather than a pseudonym I lifted from a comic book when I was twelve. I'm planning to maybe expand more specifically in some variations of the Traxler next post– if it's not too much trouble could you send me a link to the study you did? Sounds like interesting stuff.

The drunk knight

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Originally posted by @hikarushindo
Yup! That's my name. Decided to start signing it to the work I do rather than a pseudonym I lifted from a comic book when I was twelve. I'm planning to maybe expand more specifically in some variations of the Traxler next post– if it's not too much trouble could you send me a link to the study you did? Sounds like interesting stuff.
Certainly, Orion, see thread below:

Thread 176413

What inspired my usage of the Traxler was sites such as this one:
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1008357

Open that page and scroll down, you'll see several games of the Traxler, most of them ending in Black's favour!

Bxf7+ is not so clear, it is harder for Black to gain the initiative after this.
Your game with Kunsoo was wild indeed.

If you like, we could have an unrated game in the Traxler after Bxf7+
yourself on the White end, me on the Black end?

Cheers,
Zak

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Hello Zak,

Thanks for replying with the thread; I don't know how I missed it the first go-round, but it's interesting stuff!
I'll send you a game.

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Orion

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Originally posted by @hikarushindo
Yup! That's my name.
Better be careful around scorpions, then.

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Fast and Curious

slatington, pa, usa

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Originally posted by @64squaresofpain
The Traxler is very sharp indeed, if White is not careful then things can go awry very quickly...
Especially if White plays Nxf7 rather than Bxf7, I did a study on this not too long ago.

By the way is your name really Orion?
If so, pretty awesome.

Cheers,
Zak
So BX + and accept just harvesting a pawn, rather than the bit where black gets in ITS check and then check with knight etc.

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