Saturday, June 16, 2007

Nugget slapper

A CTB problem I got wrong tonight (Black to move, answer in comments):


Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

1...Ng3+! 2. hxg3 Qh5+ 3. Nh2 Qxe2

6/16/2007 12:55:00 AM  
Blogger BlunderProne said...

This is similar to the Anderssen-Lange game 1859.... or at least one that I recognize. My coach showed me this one hte other night. I recognized a similar position.

Anderssen,A - Lange,M [C61]
Breslau m2 Breslau, 1859

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Nxd4 exd4 5.Bc4 Nf6 6.e5 d5 7.Bb3 Bg4 8.f3 Ne4 Both are forbidden fruits 9.0-0 9...d3 10.fxg4 Bc5+ 11.Kh1 With the King in the corner and weakened, Black sacrifices a second piece. 11...Ng3+ 12.hxg3 Qg5 13.Rf5 h5 14.gxh5 Qxf5 15.g4 Rxh5+ 16.gxh5 Qe4 17.Qf3 Qh4+ 18.Qh3 Qe1+ 19.Kh2 Bg1+ 20.Kh1 Bf2+ 21.Kh2 Qg1# 0-1

6/16/2007 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

That's how I lost my queen 5 years ago. I will never forget.

6/16/2007 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger മൂര്‍ത്തി said...

I am from India.
all the best..

6/16/2007 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger Pawn Shaman said...

BDK, Ive been checking your blog every couple days so I added you to my links. If find room maybe you could add me too. Although you might have to make a new category for bizzare chess blogs.

6/17/2007 09:00:00 AM  
Blogger funkyfantom said...

Perhaps off-topic, but anyway...

I recently switched to a new black defense, and the first four people I have played it against have all blundered a whole piece against it within the first ten moves.

And it was not blitz. ( I play 30 10.) All rated around 1600 or 1700 on FICS.

Another thing I notice is that a lot of people at this level sac their bishop on f7 ( deliberately sac not blunder ) just to get one lousy Queen check.

The only way I can understand this is that they must play a lot of blitz where this kind of stuff must pay off often enough to make it worthwhile. Then when they get to slower time limits, they have trouble shifting back to more cautious play.

6/17/2007 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

the question is, how often did you NOT sac a bishop at f7 while it was correct because you never have played blitz:)

6/17/2007 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger Pawn Shaman said...

Chessmaster sacks the bishop and sometimes a knight on f7 often. I never understood it either. You may get a boost in development but as soon your opponent recovers (provided its not blitz) your just down material. Its too aggressive in my book.

6/17/2007 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

PS: I'll have to add you next update.

FF: Fried Liver, anyone?

6/17/2007 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger takchess said...

It is nice to see that you continue to develop a healthy disrespect for material.
Playing on the edge with the initiative is great fun. There are certainly a lot of times when a f7 bishop/knight sac is valid and times when it is a little shaky but fun. keep sacking .


6/17/2007 07:49:00 PM  
Blogger funkyfantom said...


I am just another patzer like the rest, of course. I "sac" pieces very time I can calculate things out to my satisfaction, which takes no courage of course.

I'll also sac the exchange for positional compensation, which doesn't require much courage either.

What I don't have the nerve to do is to sac a whole piece for positional compensation.

6/18/2007 09:37:00 AM  
Blogger funkyfantom said...


As a reader of Heisman, I am sure you are aware that Fried Liver is GOOD for Black, whereas White can improve on it with the Lolli which is curtains for Black.

That said, I wouldn't play the Black side of the Fried Liver without studying it first.

For that matter, I wouldn't play the Petroff without studying the Cochrane gambit very carefully.

6/18/2007 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

FF: yes, the Fried Liver is good for black in theory. In practice, white scores very well. At any rate, the point is moot. I don't smoke Fried Liver.

6/18/2007 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger King's Assasin said...

I enjoy your blog very much.
Have you ever read The Basis of Chess Combination by DuMont.
It's a very enjoyable read.

6/20/2007 12:11:00 AM  

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