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  1. 11 Dec '05 09:39
    Game 1619669
    Wohoo i think i am improving, any hints tips comments analysis?
  2. 11 Dec '05 10:07
    Well played. Don't have time now to go through it in detail, but have a look at your moves 7 & 8: in both cases, taking the bishop won you a piece, because if he took your bishop with Nxc4, then after Qa4 the knight was trapped.

    And on move 16, your Ndf3 was wrong because black could have trapped your knight with f6.
  3. 11 Dec '05 12:25
    Originally posted by drmdshipley
    Game 1619669
    Wohoo i think i am improving, any hints tips comments analysis?
    7.dxc5 Nxc4 8.Qa4 Would have trapped the Black Knight.

    8.dxc5 Was your second chance to trap the Knight.

    16.Ndf3 would have lost your Knight on e5 had black played 16...f6.

    Instead of 18.Qd7 you might have tried 18.Qc5 and if Black swaps Queens then you have a passed pawn on c5.

    19.Qxd5 would have been better than 19.Nxf7
    [19.Qxd5 Bxf1 20.Qxa8]

    The game was mostly well executed and a nice win.
  4. 11 Dec '05 13:15
    The thing you should try to do in general is not self-pin so often. Moving the King when you are in check is better than blocking it (diagonally) with a Rook, then when you want to use your Rook, moving your King.
  5. 11 Dec '05 13:37
    Originally posted by drmdshipley
    Game 1619669
    any hints tips comments analysis?
    yes, you should have played 4. c3 to continue the game with 4. ... Nf6, 5. d4 ed4, 6. cd4
  6. 11 Dec '05 13:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sevenstar
    yes, you should have played 4. c3 to continue the game with 4. ... Nf6, 5. d4 ed4, 6. cd4
    4.c3 is equally acceptable. However 4.b4 is a nice line known as the Evan's Gambit where White ends up in the same position as main line Giuoco Piano, with an extra move in hand!
  7. 11 Dec '05 13:55
    Originally posted by lukemcmullan
    4.c3 is equally acceptable. However 4.b4 is a nice line known as the Evan's Gambit where White ends up in the same position as main line Giuoco Piano, with an extra move in hand!
    My belief is that what I think is called the Stenitz variation (not sure though) imposes a much bigger threat to blacks center position and defense: 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 c3 Nf6 5 d4 exd4 6 cxd4 Bb4+ 7 Nc3 Nxe4 8 O-O
  8. 11 Dec '05 14:25
    yeah, i am trying out the evans gambit at the moment, and thats my first proper win with it, you are right about me hanging peices and leaving my knight out for dry. thx for help
  9. 11 Dec '05 14:27
    Originally posted by sevenstar
    My belief is that what I think is called the Stenitz variation (not sure though) imposes a much bigger threat to blacks center position and defense: 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 c3 Nf6 5 d4 exd4 6 cxd4 Bb4+ 7 Nc3 Nxe4 8 O-O
    Well, each to his own, it really depends on personal preference. I prefer the Evans Gambit to the main line as it is less well known.
  10. 11 Dec '05 15:37
    Originally posted by drmdshipley
    Game 1619669
    Wohoo i think i am improving, any hints tips comments analysis?
    yes
    try checkers
  11. 11 Dec '05 15:49 / 1 edit
    Yeah, thanks