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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    22 Jun '08 20:51 / 4 edits
    Now that we have pgn viewer, it will be much easier to look on the games, from this or other sites. Do not hesitate to post one short eye candy of yours !! Let's build a nice collection. It would be nice if you write the name of the opening, just for practical reasons so anyone can find the games of their interest and remember nasty tactical shots or opening traps.


    Nothing special but only a start;


    Two knights defense, traxler counterattack


  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    23 Jun '08 02:17 / 1 edit
    French Defense - Winawer var.

  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    23 Jun '08 02:19 / 1 edit
    Another Winawer...

  4. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    23 Jun '08 14:47 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Another Winawer...

    [pgn]
    [Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.timeforchess.com"]
    [Date "2008.04.03"]
    [EndDate "2008.04.08"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "SwissGambit"]
    [Black "zebano"]
    [WhiteRating "2020"]
    [BlackRating "1125"]
    [WhiteELO "2020"]
    [BlackELO "1125"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [GameId "4822745"]

    1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nb1c3 Bf8b4 4. e5 Ng8e7 5. ...[text shortened]... Bd3xg6 Kf8e8
    16. Ng5xf7 Ke8d7 17. Nf7xd8 Qe7xh7 18. Bg6xh7 1-0[/pgn]
    Wow nice games. Like the nasty kingside attack in your first game. So, it is possible to deal with French defence fast and tactical after all

    Against French I am playing 1.e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 as white usually which is pretty drawish, but it avoids the main French lines. Is that a clearly inferior line ?
  5. 23 Jun '08 15:07 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Wow nice games. Like the nasty kingside attack in your first game. So, it is possible to deal with French defence fast and tactical after all

    Against French I am playing 1.e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 as white usually which is pretty drawish, but it avoids the main French lines. Is that a clearly inferior line ?
    I doubt it will give an advocate of the French much trouble, in fact he may just thank you for freeing his white squared bishop! if you want some type of advantage play 3.Nc3, I myself love the French defence but I would rather die than give up my beautiful dark squared bishop, check this line, 1.e4 e6, 2.d4 d5, 3.Nc3 Nf6, 4.Bg5 Be7, 5.e5 Nfd7, 6.Bxe7 Qxe7, 7.f4 0-0. and my bishop is gone and white gets a 'positional', plus.
  6. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    23 Jun '08 15:10
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I doubt it will give an advocate of the French much trouble, in fact he may just thankyou for freeing his white squared bishop!
    That is true but I am better in open games for now
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    23 Jun '08 16:13
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Wow nice games. Like the nasty kingside attack in your first game. So, it is possible to deal with French defence fast and tactical after all

    Against French I am playing 1.e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 as white usually which is pretty drawish, but it avoids the main French lines. Is that a clearly inferior line ?
    The exchange French is clearly a less ambitious choice than the main lines, but I wouldn't say it's inferior. It depends on what you want. I like more unbalanced positions since it gives chances for quick wins should the opponent go astray [as in these two examples].
  8. 23 Jun '08 17:48 / 4 edits


    Edit: bishop and rook sac!
    On move 28.Rxg7, if black played Kxg7 then 29.Rg1+
    if:
    29...Kh8 30.Rg8#
    29...Kh6 30.Bf8#
    29...Bg5 30.Rxg5+ Kh6 31.Rh5!#

    BTW this was a blitz game 10/0

    Edit 4: Yes, many edits, I know. But I also wanted to mention that I posted this not for the opening but for the nice combo at the end there.
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    23 Jun '08 19:30
    Originally posted by ChessJester
    On move 28.Rxg7, if black played Kxg7 then 29.Rg1+
    if:
    29...Bg5 30.Rxg5+ Kh6 31.Rh5!#
    That's not mate - 31...Kg6.
  10. 23 Jun '08 19:52 / 3 edits
    Two knight's tango.



    An OTB club game I played.


    By the way - is there such a thing as a strategical miniature?
  11. 23 Jun '08 20:13
    Sicillian Defence

  12. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    23 Jun '08 20:23
    Originally posted by schakuhr

    By the way - is there such a thing as a strategical miniature? [/b]
    heh. You're right.
  13. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    23 Jun '08 20:42
  14. 24 Jun '08 00:09
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Another Winawer...

    [pgn]
    [Event "Open invite"]
    [Site "http://www.timeforchess.com"]
    [Date "2008.04.03"]
    [EndDate "2008.04.08"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "SwissGambit"]
    [Black "zebano"]
    [WhiteRating "2020"]
    [BlackRating "1125"]
    [WhiteELO "2020"]
    [BlackELO "1125"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [GameId "4822745"]

    1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nb1c3 Bf8b4 4. e5 Ng8e7 5. ...[text shortened]... Bd3xg6 Kf8e8
    16. Ng5xf7 Ke8d7 17. Nf7xd8 Qe7xh7 18. Bg6xh7 1-0[/pgn]
    I thought I recognized that game =(
  15. 24 Jun '08 10:01 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by ChessJester
    [pgn][Event "RHP Blitz rated"]
    [Site "www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2008.6.15"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "ChessJester"]
    [Black "candletrader"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    1. e2-e4 e7-e5 2. Ng1-f3 d7-d6 3. c2-c3 a7-a6 4. d2-d4 Bf8-e7 5. d4xe5 d6xe5 6. Qd1xd8 Be7xd8 7. Nf3xe5 Ng8-f6 8. f2-f3 O-O 9. Bc1-f4 Nb8-c6 10. Nb1-d2 Nc6xe5 11. Bf4xe5 c7-c6 12. a2-a4 Bc8-e6 13. ...[text shortened]... on that I posted this not for the opening but for the nice combo at the end there.
    the best you could actually do in that game if black had taken the rook was a draw. when black stops the check with ...Bg5, Rh6+ isn't mate and you're down a lot of material. only possibility is to look for a perpetual, which by pure luck, exist. h4! is the move to prepare it. (with Rh5+ and Rg5+ etc.)

    I'm really surprised how many people don't check out even their show-off games with an engine, which they should do for all their games, either they exhibit them or not.