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  1. Standard member Freddie2008
    9 Edits
    11 Mar '12 18:41
    I broke my previous record of beating a 1700 rated player by beating a 1900 rated player. Quite an achievement for my little self.

    Game 9130782

    Obviously he made a couple of little blunders but I like to think I played quite well for a change.

    Any comments/feedback/analysis very much welcome.
  2. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    11 Mar '12 20:03
    Originally posted by Freddie2008
    I broke my previous record of beating a 1700 rated player by beating a 1900 rated player. Quite an achievement for my little self.

    Game 9130782

    Obviously he made a couple of little blunders but I like to think I played quite well for a change.

    Any comments/feedback/analysis very much welcome.
  3. 12 Mar '12 08:55
    I really liked 14. e5 dxe5 15. Qd1xd8 Ra8xd8 16. Bh4xf6 Kh8g8 17. Bf6xd8.
  4. 12 Mar '12 11:02
    Yes, that was a very nice little forced sequence of moves to win the exchange.

    One thing I didn't like on your part was the fact that you let his rook get very active. I wonder whether 19. Rad1 would have been better than pawn grabbing with 19. Nxe5 - you were already enough material up to make it essential a mopping up exercise and although you should never look a gift pawn in the mouth, I generally prefer swapping off the bits when I'm winning. Even the threat of a swap-off can force your opponent to put his pieces on non-optimal squares if he wants to avoid the exchanges.
  5. Standard member kingshill
    Mr Ring Rusty
    13 Mar '12 07:13
    If you are going to be playing exciting opening like the Danish Gambit you need to attack attack attack..!!! You don't really have time for moves like 6.Bd2 and you should consider moves like e5. You will be hitting the knight which is protecting the d5 square. If the knight moves to 6...Ne4 you might have Bxf7 with a check on d5 to follow picking up the Knight.

    Black would then have a very open dangerous position.

    Don't forget if you sacrifice pawns for the initiative, don't dilly dally.
  6. 13 Mar '12 08:22
    Originally posted by kingshill
    If you are going to be playing exciting opening like the Danish Gambit you need to attack attack attack..!!! You don't really have time for moves like 6.Bd2 and you should consider moves like e5. You will be hitting the knight which is protecting the d5 square. If the knight moves to 6...Ne4 you might have Bxf7 with a check on d5 to follow picking up t ...[text shortened]... ous position.

    Don't forget if you sacrifice pawns for the initiative, don't dilly dally.
    What does white do after 6...d5 though?
  7. 13 Mar '12 10:09
    Maybe Qa4+ and Qxb4..
  8. Standard member kingshill
    Mr Ring Rusty
    13 Mar '12 10:20
    Originally posted by tvochess
    Maybe Qa4+ and Qxb4..
    You're not going to get a lot of change out of Qa4.

    Better would be

    7. exf7 d5xc4
    8.Qxd8 Kxd8
    9. f6xg7

    Black has lost the right to castle,
    has doubled (but extra pawn)
    white gains extra tempi
    - as black has to round up the pawn on g7
    - white can gain a tempo by castling queenside with check.
    Black has weak kingside pawns for any endgame

    As long as white can keep up his initiative he should be slightly better but nothing is forced.
  9. 13 Mar '12 11:04
    That promises more fun indeed. 🙂
  10. Standard member kingshill
    Mr Ring Rusty
    13 Mar '12 11:26
    7. exf6 and NOT exf7 a little typo