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  1. Standard member paultopia
    High Priest
    04 Aug '08 02:48 / 3 edits
    Here's how I play the KIA.

    1. Set up that thematic e5 push.
    2. Make the e5 push.
    3. Watch my position go kaboom.

    Example:



    Ignore, for a moment, the material drops at the end -- I think it's clear that I was lost by move 23, and before that there weren't any tactical problems that I can see (the actual e5 push was a little hairy, but on the lines I've looked at so far where the knight takes, I end up either keeping the pawn or with well-placed heavy pieces).

    On the other hand, when I don't take the push... even in the face of overwhelming temptation, I do fine! e.g.:



    edit: GAH, what does the page want from the pgn files?!
  2. 04 Aug '08 03:01
    Maybe you pushed the pawn too early.
  3. 04 Aug '08 03:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by paultopia
    Here's how I play the KIA.

    1. Set up that thematic e5 push.
    2. Make the e5 push.
    3. Watch my position go kaboom.

    Example:

    [pgn] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d3 g6 4. Be3 Bg7 5. c3 Nc6 6. Nbd2 b6 7. g3 Bb7 8. Bg2 Nf6 9. O-O Qc7 10. Re1 O-O 11. d4 Rad8 12. e5 dxe5 13. dxe5 Nd5 14. Bf4 Nxf4 15. gxf4 e6 16. Qc1 Ne7 17. Nf1 Nd5 18. Ng3 Bh6 19. Ne2 Rd7 h4 26. Qg4 hxg3 27. hxg3 [/pgn]

    edit: GAH, what does the page want from the pgn files?!
    I think a pgn file has to be a complete game with headers and everything, thats probably why the pgn didn't work...

    EDIT: I wonder, is it possible to create a fake pgn as an example, let me try...
  4. Standard member paultopia
    High Priest
    04 Aug '08 03:17 / 6 edits
    Solved it! It'll only take one game at a time, not two in one post, even between separate tags.

    Anyway, the comparison is between the first game in the thread, as correctly posted by dance master below (push, everything fell apart) and the second (no push, even with extreme provocation, and everything went fine)
  5. 04 Aug '08 03:19
    Originally posted by paultopia
    Here's how I play the KIA.

    1. Set up that thematic e5 push.
    2. Make the e5 push.
    3. Watch my position go kaboom.

    Example:

    [pgn] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d3 g6 4. Be3 Bg7 5. c3 Nc6 6. Nbd2 b6 7. g3 Bb7 8. Bg2 Nf6 9. O-O Qc7 10. Re1 O-O 11. d4 Rad8 12. e5 dxe5 13. dxe5 Nd5 14. Bf4 Nxf4 15. gxf4 e6 16. Qc1 Ne7 17. Nf1 Nd5 18. Ng3 Bh6 19. Ne2 Rd7 ...[text shortened]... h4 26. Qg4 hxg3 27. hxg3 [/pgn]

    edit: GAH, what does the page want from the pgn files?!
  6. 04 Aug '08 03:19
    Originally posted by paultopia
    I originally posted with headers and everything... no dice.
    Is my post above correct?
  7. 04 Aug '08 03:21 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC