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  1. 20 Nov '13 01:25 / 1 edit
    Hey, I'm new on here. I'm here to learn and play good games, so anyone who has comments please comment. I thought this was a rather enjoyable game. So I'll post it here and I hope to learn from your critiques!

    I play white

    Game 10317524

  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    20 Nov '13 02:00 / 1 edit
  3. 20 Nov '13 02:19 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    [pgn]
    [White "iChess87"] [Black "fr2oya"] [WhiteRating "1442"] [BlackRating "1613"] [WhiteElo "1442"] [BlackElo "1613"] [Result "1-0"] [GameId "10317524"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. O-O Nf6 5. Re1 Bg4 6. h3 Bh5 7. c3 a6 8. Be2 {Hangs the e4 pawn.} Be7 {NxP} 9. Qc2 Bg6 10. Bf1 Nd5 11. Bc4 {If this is where he wanted to be then white's 10th move wa ...[text shortened]... n this B.} g5 31. Rxf6 {Why not? Just trade everything off and promote a few pawns.} 0-1
    [/pgn]
    Your comment about move 8. Yes, I did hang the e4 pawn, but couldn't I just do this, or is this not really the best?

  4. 20 Nov '13 02:27 / 3 edits
    Good game and you took your chance when the exchange sac popped up.

    I thought the idea was if 8...Nxe4 then 9.Nxe5.


    Seems to kick things off and opens up the game, hopefully in
    favour of the castled player.
    It was either drop the e-pawn or play Bxc6+ or Bd3.
  5. 20 Nov '13 02:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Good game and you took your chances when the exchnage sac popped up.

    I thought the idea was if 8...Nxe4 then 9.Nxe5.

    [fen]r2qkb1r/1pp2ppp/p1np1n2/4p2b/4P3/2P2N1P/PP1PBPP1/RNBQR1K1 b kq - 0 8[/fen]
    Seems to kick things off and opens up the game, hopefully in
    favour of the castled player.
    It was either drop the e-pawn or play Bxc6+ or Bd3.
    Now that you mention Nxe5 that would have worked too. Thx! So was Bxa6 a poor choice overall if Nxe4 occured?

    Just to make sure, you are suggesting this was the line?

  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    20 Nov '13 02:36
    Originally posted by iChess87
    Your comment about move 8. Yes, I did hang the e4 pawn, but couldn't I just do this, or is this not really the best?

    [pgn]
    [FEN "r2qkb1r/1pp2ppp/p1np1n2/4p2b/4P3/2P2N1P/PP1PBPP1/RNBQR1K1 b kq - 0 0"]

    1. Nxe4 Bxa6 {exposing the e4 knight to my rook-I've maintained material parity. Or is the e file pawn considered more important than the a file pawn?}[/pgn]
    You've started a desperado war when both sides have hanging pieces. The hanging pieces can go kamikaze. ...Nxf2 hitting your Q is a possible response.
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    20 Nov '13 02:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by iChess87
    Now that you mention Nxe5 that would have worked too. Thx! So was Bxa6 a poor choice overall if Nxe4 occured?

    Just to make sure, you are suggesting this was the line?

    [pgn]

    [FEN "r2qkb1r/1pp2ppp/p1np1n2/4p2b/4P3/2P2N1P/PP1PBPP1/RNBQR1K1 b kq - 0 0"]
    1. Nxe4 Nxe5 2. Bxe2 Qxe2 3. dxe5 Qxe4 [/pgn]
    No, white would counter by attacking black's Q.

  8. 20 Nov '13 02:42
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    No, white would counter by attacking black's Q.

    [pgn]
    [Event "?"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "????.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "?"]
    [Black "?"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [SetUp "1"]
    [FEN "r2qkb1r/1pp2ppp/p1np1n2/4p2b/4P3/2P2N1P/PP1PBPP1/RNBQR1K1 b kq - 0 1"]
    [PlyCount "8"]
    1... Nxe4 2. Nxe5 Bxe2 3. Nxc6 Bxd1 4. Nxd8 Kxd8 5. Rxd1 0-1
    [/pgn]
    Why Nxc6 and not Qxe2?
  9. 20 Nov '13 02:43
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    You've started a desperado war when both sides have hanging pieces. The hanging pieces can go kamikaze. ...Nxf2 hitting your Q is a possible response.
    Ah, I do see that. So it was a risky line! After Be2 I thought better of it and was pleased to see my opponent had been happy to keep it uncomplicated.
  10. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    20 Nov '13 02:50
    Originally posted by iChess87
    Ah, I do see that. So it was a risky line! After Be2 I thought better of it and was pleased to see my opponent had been happy to keep it uncomplicated.
    The normal thing to do is 8.Ba4, going back to either b3 or c2.
  11. 20 Nov '13 03:26
    Good game! Move 29 is instructive, and good to finish with Rxf6!!