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  1. 13 Sep '10 02:29 / 1 edit
    3 Minute Game

  2. 13 Sep '10 06:43
    Thats a strange use of the phrase lots of development since you have 5 peices on the back row.
  3. 13 Sep '10 06:46
    Originally posted by National Master Dale
    Thats a strange use of the phrase lots of development since you have 5 peices on the back row.
    I meant compared to him. He has one good bishop diagonal, and his knight wouldn't really be doing much. I have a nice center, an active bishop on c8, another one heading to g7 possibly, a file for my rook, and better squares for my pieces. It is going to take quite a while for him to put his pieces on useful squares.
  4. 13 Sep '10 06:50
    I just completed this mess of a game:



    It's 10 0, but I haven't had time to analyze it yet. I felt as though my kingside attack should have gotten more. There is probably even a mate in this one.
    Maybe my chess is best before 2 AM and two bowls of chili.
  5. 13 Sep '10 06:51
    Oops I may have misinterpreted thy original phrase since i didn`t equate lots to mean....the portion in life assigned by fate or Providence; one's fate, fortune, or destiny: Her lot had not been a happy one.
  6. 13 Sep '10 06:57
    Originally posted by National Master Dale
    Oops I may have misinterpreted thy original phrase since i didn`t equate lots to mean....the portion in life assigned by fate or Providence; one's fate, fortune, or destiny: Her lot had not been a happy one.
    My misuse of the English language is perhaps to blame. Sorry
  7. 13 Sep '10 07:01
    By the way, game 2 is a Diemer-Duhm Gambit.
  8. 13 Sep '10 07:13
    That diemer game makes me think I should be reading Polgars book the mate in 1 or 2 or 3 moves.

    It one of those games that seems like its miraculous that the opponent didn`t get mated.
  9. 13 Sep '10 07:16
    Originally posted by National Master Dale
    That diemer game makes me think I should be reading Polgars book the mate in 1 or 2 or 3 moves.

    It one of those games that seems like its miraculous that the opponent didn`t get mated.
    I just looked at it with a computer.
    Black SHOULD get mated.

    First of all, 18.Nxg6 fxg6 19.Bxg6 was the way to go.

    Also 19.Ng4 leads to a mate in 7, I believe.

    23.Qg3 and 23.Qh5 mate too, but I didn't wait to see how many moves it would take. I'm too tired today, but I will look at these again in the morning.

    Thanks for looking!
  10. 13 Sep '10 20:49
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    I just completed this mess of a game:

    [pgn][Event "ICS unrated blitz match"]
    [Site "freechess.org"]
    [Date "2010.09.13"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "paulbuchman"]
    [Black "GuestLMDB"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteElo "2073"]
    [BlackElo "0"]
    [TimeControl "600"]

    1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. c4 dxe4 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. f3 exf3 6. Nxf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Bb4
    8. Bd3 Bxc3+ 9. ...[text shortened]... this one.
    Maybe my chess is best before 2 AM and two bowls of chili.
    Interesting. Queens pawn transposing into the French, and I've never seen the French met that way.
  11. 13 Sep '10 21:15 / 4 edits
    Position after 19.Ng4! instead of 19.Rf3:



    19.Ng4 threatens 20.Nh6+ Qxh6 21.Qxh6 with mate on g7 so ...

    19. ... Qd6



    And here white has 20.Bxg6!



    This threatens mate on h7 and if 20. ... hxg6 21.Qh8 mate..

    20. ... fxg6



    21.Nh6+ !



    This walks him into the f file so that white can bring the rook in on the attack with check.

    21. ... Kf8



    22.Bh4+!



    The bishop keeps e7 from the king AND brings the rook into action with forcing checks.

    22. ... Kg7 (22. ... Qf4 just lasts a move longer.)



    23.Rf7+!



    Note how the rook crashes through with check. This was set up by the preceding moves.

    23. ... Kh8



    24.Bf6 Mate



    Every move from Nh6 on was a forcing move with a direct threat. Black didn't have a second to breathe. Also note that every single white piece participated in the attack (even the queen prevented hxg6).

    This is the way aggressive attacking chess SHOULD be played!!!
  12. 14 Sep '10 21:33
    Over Kill - three pieces mate a King.

    Sac the Queen.

  13. 15 Sep '10 21:05 / 2 edits
    Necessity IS the mother of invention!



    I was black in this 3 minute game. My last move was Bb4, and his reply was 15.Nxc6.

    For a few seconds there, I thought I had really messed up. I didn't even imagine that the knight could take on c6 because of the pin on the d file. 15. ... bxc6 didn't look too appealing. White would get two rooks for the queen, AND one of my aggressive pieces (knight on f6 or bishop on b4) would have to retreat, surrendering my "iniative".

    Luckily, there is a nice resource here for black.

    See if you can find it. It's not that complicated, but I honestly only found it out of necessity.

    Here is the game: