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  1. 16 Jul '09 18:20
    Credit to my opponent. GG! I am posting this because of the combination involved beginning at move 20. Discovered attack, fork. 22, discovered attack and decoy.

    I think for me this represents the culmination of some of the knowledge I've amassed over my chess life in the last few years.



    At move 15 I was in a bit of a pickle. Saw the black battery just waiting to rip my king side fortress a new one, had to strategically retreat my knight, which turned out to be a vital part of the combination that won me the game.

    Any comments on the opening I used?
  2. 16 Jul '09 21:55
    The title of the thread is Nice game, nice combination and it is.

    You wanted a comment on the opening.
    You developed before you attacked - perfect. Good game.
  3. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    16 Jul '09 23:44
    Good job.


    -GIN
  4. 16 Jul '09 23:53
    I guess you must be really satisfied with your game. I hope I play a truely good game with a sound combination, myself.
  5. 17 Jul '09 01:02
    I'm surprised Black missed 9. ... Bxh2+
  6. 17 Jul '09 05:20
    I've got to say that you can't help feeling a bit uninspired by white's opening. Not that is was bad, and it ended with a nice combination, but I don't know, it seems a bit unambitious to me. Something a little more aggressive might make it more likely for more combinations like this to come in the future.
  7. 17 Jul '09 06:28
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    I'm surprised Black missed 9. ... Bxh2+
    I think we both missed it! I should have played 8.e4

    or 7.Be2 8.Ne5... I had a few options.

    ---
    I know it was a bit unambitious in the opening, I guess you could say I was aiming more for controlling the center with pieces instead of pawns. I thought this opening 1.Nf3 d5 2.b3 is great for securing the d4-e5 diagonal.
  8. 17 Jul '09 07:41
    Originally posted by chesskid001
    I've got to say that you can't help feeling a bit uninspired by white's opening. Not that is was bad, and it ended with a nice combination, but I don't know, it seems a bit unambitious to me. Something a little more aggressive might make it more likely for more combinations like this to come in the future.
    Producing something from these unambitious openings is Chess.

    it's when the player plays unambitious chess from an unambitious
    opening when it's get dull.

    Slow openings by White can goad certain players into doing rash things
    to 'get things going' (Me). But if that is White's only strategy and the
    Black player does not bite....
  9. 17 Jul '09 08:52
    Originally posted by ChessJester
    I think we both missed it! I should have played 8.e4

    or 7.Be2 8.Ne5... I had a few options.

    ---
    I know it was a bit unambitious in the opening, I guess you could say I was aiming more for controlling the center with pieces instead of pawns. I thought this opening 1.Nf3 d5 2.b3 is great for securing the d4-e5 diagonal.
    7. Be2 c6 is normal here for the few people who play this particular line, where 8.0-0 Qc7 9. h3 Bh5 10. c4 b6 11. Rc1 etc. gives some chances to white.

    8. e4 was essayed in Lacoacci-Mastropietro, Cecchina 1997 after 8. ... de4 9. Ne4 Ne4 10. Be4 Nf6 11. Qd3 white lost.

    Curiously in searching for this variation I found that by move 4. there were some 54 games found blacks fourth gave 293 it diminished rapidly from there until move 8. ... Qc7 with 8. games. Never the less the rip to blacks queen side was worth the price of admission.
  10. 17 Jul '09 11:19 / 1 edit
    I may be mistaken but after 14. Nd4 isn't 14. ... Nc5 15. Qc2 Bh2: the weakness at h2 is still there 16. Kf1 with Be5 with the relocation of the knight to f4 good for black?

    I looked at the game again and I see that the maneuver was carried out but without benefit.
  11. 19 Jul '09 04:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kuoni
    I may be mistaken but after 14. Nd4 isn't 14. ... Nc5 15. Qc2 Bh2: the weakness at h2 is still there 16. Kf1 with Be5 with the relocation of the knight to f4 good for black?

    I looked at the game again and I see that the maneuver was carried out but without benefit.
  12. 19 Jul '09 05:20
    wouldn't it be possible to create a special forum where players could glorify their own games ?