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  1. 05 Jun '10 16:15
    After gaining 20 losses and 8 draws against Caissad4 I finally won one (kudos to Angela for being so consistently good)




    I don't usually play any variations of the french with an early dxe4 because I generally find them either drawish or too restrictive of black and consider it almost a different opening. Being able to play 10... e5 made me sure I had at least an even game to work with since I thought the game line with Bxh6, Qh8 was too aggressive for white.

    One spot I'm still analyzing is around black's 17th move. I believed Bf5 would be killer here but realized that ... Bf5, Bxd6!, Qh1+, Ke2, Qxe1+,Rxe1+, Bxe5, Bxe5, cxd6 and white retains a piece advantage. Similarly Bf5, Bxd6, Qh1+, Ke2, Qh5+, g4 (not Qf3?, Bg4!), Bxg4 (Qxg4, QxQ, BxQ, f3), Qxf5, gxf5, Rg1+, Kh2, Rh1, cxd6, Rxh5+, Kxh5, Rg1 and once again white retains an extra bishop.


    20 ... Bb5+ was interesting but I believe it just draws after 21. Rd6 (Bd6, Qh1 now f5 begs to be played but I was still trying to prevent Qh3 which was nothing to worry about so perhaps
    20... Bb5+ Rd6, Bxd6+ (f5, Bd5+ ) Qxd6 and we're materially equal


    The endgame was just a long slog in order to realize my advantage.

    Game 5497846
  2. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    05 Jun '10 16:43
    congrats!

    wow, 20 losses. she's really got your number!
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    06 Jun '10 04:20
    Originally posted by wormwood
    congrats!

    wow, 20 losses. she's really got your number!
    And I can say from experience that he plays a tough game, so I am going to be VERY careful if I face Caissad4 in a game!

    Paul
  4. 06 Jun '10 13:54
    Originally posted by wormwood
    congrats!

    wow, 20 losses. she's really got your number!
    that's just a slight understatement.