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  1. 25 Dec '08 04:33
    Playing as black (2 minute game) and lost on time, the game went as follows:


    1. d2-d4 d7-d5 2. Bc1-g5 f7-f6 3. Bg5-h4 Ng8-h6 4. e2-e3 Nh6-f5 5. Ng1-f3 g7-g5 6. Bh4-g3 h7-h5 7. h2-h3 h5-h4 8. Bg3-h2 c7-c5 9. c2-c4 Nb8-c6 10. d4xc5 b7-b6 11. c5xb6 a7xb6 12. c4xd5 Nc6-b4 13. Nb1-c3 Bc8-b7 14. Bf1-b5 Ke8-f7 15. O-O Nb4xd5 16. Bb5-c4 e7-e6 17. Bc4xd5 e6xd5 18. Qd1-b3 Ra8-c8 19. Ra1-d1 Rc8-c5 20. Nf3-d4 Nf5xd4 21. Qb3xd5 Rc5xd5 22. Nc3xd5 Qd8xd5 23. f2-f3 Qd5xa2 24. Rd1xd4 Qa2xb2 25.

    Rd4-b4 1-0

    Was my response to the Bc1-g5 solid?
  2. 25 Dec '08 04:44
    What does it do? I don't see a pin or any control over the center of the board. So I would say that it is not a good move. Nf3 is better. c4 is better
  3. 25 Dec '08 05:06
    I always liked this trappy line


    Black wins the bishop.
  4. 25 Dec '08 05:33
    Originally posted by lepustimidus
    Playing as black (2 minute game) and lost on time, the game went as follows:


    1. d2-d4 d7-d5 2. Bc1-g5 f7-f6 3. Bg5-h4 Ng8-h6 4. e2-e3 Nh6-f5 5. Ng1-f3 g7-g5 6. Bh4-g3 h7-h5 7. h2-h3 h5-h4 8. Bg3-h2 c7-c5 9. c2-c4 Nb8-c6 10. d4xc5 b7-b6 11. c5xb6 a7xb6 12. c4xd5 Nc6-b4 13. Nb1-c3 Bc8-b7 14. Bf1-b5 Ke8-f7 15. O-O Nb4xd5 16. Bb5-c4 e7-e6 17. Bc4xd5 e6 ...[text shortened]... 5 23. f2-f3 Qd5xa2 24. Rd1xd4 Qa2xb2 25.

    Rd4-b4 1-0

    Was my response to the Bc1-g5 solid?
    hey man dont put where the piece started, its not needed, just put 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6. it makes it a lot easier to read
  5. 25 Dec '08 11:42
    The server I played on records the movements in long-hand. Personally, I have always found longhand easier to understand.
  6. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    25 Dec '08 13:26 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by kmac27
    What does it do? I don't see a pin or any control over the center of the board. So I would say that it is not a good move. Nf3 is better. c4 is better
    2.Bg5 does not allow immediate 2...e6. That move was used by well known blitz master Genrikh Chepukaitis (1935-2004) with good practical results not only in blitz. One of the funniest episode was when Chepukaitis played in one blitz tournament against well known GM Mark Taimanov (Black) and after 1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 Taimanov automatically played 2....e6??? and after 3.Bxd8 shoved all the pieces together and said to Chepukaitis, "You should be selling beer, not playing chess."

    I have used 2.Bg5 in Playchess and RHP. So far I have no reason to complain about the results. Here is example from my RHP practice.
  7. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    25 Dec '08 13:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by lepustimidus
    Playing as black (2 minute game) and lost on time, the game went as follows:


    1. d2-d4 d7-d5 2. Bc1-g5 f7-f6 3. Bg5-h4 Ng8-h6 4. e2-e3 Nh6-f5 5. Ng1-f3 g7-g5 6. Bh4-g3 h7-h5 7. h2-h3 h5-h4 8. Bg3-h2 c7-c5 9. c2-c4 Nb8-c6 10. d4xc5 b7-b6 11. c5xb6 a7xb6 12. c4xd5 Nc6-b4 13. Nb1-c3 Bc8-b7 14. Bf1-b5 Ke8-f7 15. O-O Nb4xd5 16. Bb5-c4 e7-e6 17. Bc4xd5 e6 ...[text shortened]... 5 23. f2-f3 Qd5xa2 24. Rd1xd4 Qa2xb2 25.

    Rd4-b4 1-0

    Was my response to the Bc1-g5 solid?
    2...f6 is one of the possible replies to 2.Bg5 and your opening play was not bad.