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  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    22 Jul '11 02:23
  2. 22 Jul '11 04:51
  3. 23 Jul '11 01:17
    4...Ne5 looks like some kind of trap that even I would shy away from playing.


    If White goes combo-hunting trying to punish Black and plays 5.Qh5 which
    looks tricky and playable, then 5...Qa5+ 6.Bd2


    and 6...Nd3+ wins the Queen.

    White missed a chance in the main game here.


    White played 7.Nd6+ missing the strong 7.Qd4


    Two pieces on unprotected squares should have alerted White.
    7...Nc6 fails to 8.Qxg7. So 7...Bxc3+ 8.Qxc3 the Knight hangs Nc7+ is a threat.
    Black is going to lose material.

    I did not look at the posted game any further than move 7.

    The 7.Qd4 idea reminded me of a Black trap which I know a few on here
    have fallen into for Black in the Danish.

  4. 23 Jul '11 04:52
    16. Bxe6+ looks pretty good.
  5. 24 Jul '11 14:01
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    [pgn][Event "Battle of Trenton"]
    [Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
    [Date "2011.06.28"]
    [EndDate "2011.07.22"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "AThousandYoung"]
    [Black "sagator"]
    [WhiteRating "1486"]
    [BlackRating "1443"]
    [WhiteElo "1486"]
    [BlackElo "1443"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [GameId "8525365"]

    1. e4 c5 2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nf3xd4 Nc6e5 ...[text shortened]... 0. Qd6d2 Qd8f6 21. Re5e1 Nf5h4 22. f3 Qf6g6 23. Nc3e4 Nh4xf3 0-1[/pgn]
    Yeah. Don't slam your queen all the way up the board and leave it there, believing that it looking threatening is in itself a sufficient threat. From that point onwards, Black kept developing and improving his position, while White just went backwards and relied mainly on the single big piece on d6.

    Richard
  6. 25 Jul '11 01:54
    #9; surely kb5 is the better move?
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    02 Aug '11 21:02
    Originally posted by trev33
    #9; surely kb5 is the better move?
    You mean 9 Nb5 right?

    Thanks for the responses folks.

    16 Bxe6+ is definitely interesting.