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  1. 19 Jul '12 02:28
    comments are welcome.

  2. Standard member cadwah
    ¯\_(^.^)_/¯
    19 Jul '12 21:31
    I just thought that the way you set up was begging for 12.Bxh6... I would have played it... there's nothing forced but it sure would get ugly for black pretty quickly...

    I've been losing lots recently due to indiscriminate sacrificial bishops, so probably best not to take my advice 😉
  3. 20 Jul '12 14:10 / 1 edit
    I agree that you had a nice chance of a Bxh6 idea:


    A very nice game, you were pretty clinical in finishing the game off 🙂
  4. 20 Jul '12 15:33
    I prefer games where you screw up the opening, drop a piece in the middle game and
    still manage to win!
  5. 20 Jul '12 16:38 / 1 edit
    Deciding to put the queen on d2 instead of c2 was partly because of the battery on the h6 pawn but I never saw anything concrete to justify playing Bxh6. I'm trying to play "better" chess instead of playing blitz... but I'm stepping the ladder slowly, only moving up to rapid.
  6. 20 Jul '12 16:55 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by VelvetEars
    I agree that you had a nice chance of a Bxh6 idea:
    [pgn]
    [FEN "r2q1rk1/nbpnbpp1/pp2p2p/4N3/1PPP4/P1N1B3/3QBPPP/R2R2K1 w KQkq - 1 2"]
    1. Nxd7 {To stop future Bg5 ideas} Qxd7 2.Bxh6 gxh6 Qxh6 {And the coming Rd3 Rg3 is pretty nasty for black. Also not forgetting Bd3 threatening Qh7, black's in a whole heap of trouble here and I'm not sure if this is even ...[text shortened]... or back.}
    [/pgn]

    A very nice game, you were pretty clinical in finishing the game off 🙂
    I thought of this but I saw that black need not take the bishop but can play ...b5 or maybe ...c5 and if he did go for this line then ...f5 and ...Bf6 defends the king and now I'm in trouble with no choice but to force an attack home.
  7. 20 Jul '12 18:01
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    Deciding to put the queen on d2 instead of c2 was partly because of the battery on the h6 pawn but I never saw anything concrete to justify playing Bxh6. I'm trying to play "better" chess instead of playing blitz... but I'm stepping the ladder slowly, only moving up to rapid.
    listening to psychedelic blues and playin blitz is a way of life!
  8. 20 Jul '12 22:01 / 3 edits
    sprongo v robbie, English opening, reversed GPA



    no positional jive talk!
  9. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    21 Jul '12 03:24
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    sprongo v robbie, English opening, reversed GPA

    [pgn][Event "Live Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2012.07.20"] [Round "?"] [Result "0-1"] [PlyCount "38"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [TimeControl "10"] 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. d3 Bb4 4. Bd2 Bxc3 5. Bxc3 f5 6. Nf3 d6 7. g3 Nf6 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O Qe8 10. a3 f4 11. Ne1 Qh5 12. Bf3 Bg4 13. b4 Qh3 14. Bg2 ...[text shortened]... h3 17. Kf2 Ng4+ 18. Kg1 Bxg2 19. fxg4 Qh1# 0-1[/pgn]

    no positional jive talk!
    That is a good one robbie. 😀
  10. 21 Jul '12 08:49
    not really RJH, i didn't show you the other ninety-nine games where i got my A$$
    handed to me by some patzer that doesn't know anything about chess.