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|Jun-18-07|| ||vibes43: Anyone who has studied openings (I have not) in depth would probably know to look for a killer move after black's blunder. I wasted too much time looking for a sac. Then realized what would happen after an even N for B exchange. I hope chessgames throws in some more "opening mistake" puzzles.|
|Jun-18-07|| ||Murphyman: I too would have traded off minor pieces thinking then of exchanging queens and making black forfeit right to Castle and think that if I had been playing over the board I would have had a fair chance of spotting the f7+ wins the queen.
Wasnt good enough this morning to see 3 ply deep necessary to solve this one - off to get some coffee to wake myself up!|
|Jun-18-07|| ||Gilmoy: <schnarre: I would simply play 5...dxe5 ...> 6.Bf7+ :)|
<Morten: You would have thought that black had seen the trick since he did not play 5.-, dxe5.> Morten saw the trick!
5..Nfd7 is ugly, but might have held -- 6.e6 N(e5,b6) and c5-d5-Nc6, castle long, etc. Then it's White's pawn that's overextended.
|Jun-18-07|| ||tarek1: 4... Nf6 is the blunder,4...e5 was necessary.After 5.e5 it's not easy to find a black move taking into account the queen-winning tricks on f7. 5...Bg4 6.f3!, so the knight must move and e6 follows.
4...Nf6 is a typical "normal developing move" that people play without thinking, because, well it can't be bad to develop pieces, all the beginner books taught us etc. but especially in an unconventional opening, EVERY move must be assessed. Good lesson for black here.|
|Jun-18-07|| ||realbrob: Who were these two men? 1.d3 isn't a very good move, but 1..f5 is even worse, especially if Black takes the White pawn in e4 as he did! Just look at the position after 3.dxe4, White controls the centre and will be able to develop quickly without any problems, while Black can't move his bishops and has weakened his king exchanging his f pawn. |
Then a further blunder put an end to the game, in a quite interesting way, I have to say. Good Monday puzzle.. Are we sure Borik was a professional chess player?
|Jun-18-07|| ||ginsta: I am really very surprised that I got it quite easily today?! A puzzle of this kind would previously take quite some time.
I think I am a slightly better player now! Thank you chessgames.|
|Jun-18-07|| ||ginsta: Is there any link to access all the previous puzzles of, say, a month or two?|
|Jun-18-07|| ||sataranj: why the hell did black take the bishop after the motive became clear.|
|Jun-18-07|| ||mkrk17: i actually would not laugh at guys who play 1.d3. I should know. A few players on playchess.com open with 1.b3 and 1.g3 , and with 1... b6 as black. And they eventually manage to defeat me.|
These guys manage to wriggle out of all opening difficulties, and then punch me in the middlegame.
Anyway, someday, when i'm a great positional player, i'll be able to punish these punks...
|Jun-18-07|| ||gus inn: 1.d3 is not a silly move at all.Mainidea is to transpose to a fianchettoopening like KID were the extra tempo means a lot.Reversed modern benoni is another example.Or as in this game.After 1d3-f5.2.e4(!) white can (after fxe4.3.Nc3(!)) claim a reversed Froms Gambit with a crucial extra tempo.|
|Jun-18-07|| ||openingspecialist: 1. d3 is a little unusual as many people have pointed out but i like to play standard openings with pawns e6 d5 c5 knights f6 c6 bishops e7/c5 d7/b7 0-0 and queen e7 rooks centred. d3 is a move that doesn't control the centre and it gives black a sort of initiatitive. The best way to deal with these moves is think of the structure you often would like to achieve and have that as your target, whether you want an open, semi-open or closed position doesn't matter. Once you have your target the move order is important looking carefully at the ways your opponent can stop your structure. The advantage of d3 is it stops black from being in the familliar e4/d4/c4 positions. f5 i think is a lame response more natural open moves are required to crush the 1. d3.|
|Jun-18-07|| ||ahmadov: <ginsta: Is there any link to access all the previous puzzles of, say, a month or two?> I think this question was answered on the chessgames chess forum a few days ago...|
|Jun-18-07|| ||ahmadov: For a few seconds, I was looking for a quick mate as I did not expect Black take the Bishop hastily...
I wonder was there anyone to fail to solve the puzzle...|
|Jun-18-07|| ||whiteshark: Today's GOTD:
see cn <4761. Gamelet> http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
<Thomas Binder (Berlin) enquires about the gamelet 1 d3 f5 2 e4 fxe4 3 dxe4 d6 4 Bc4 Nf6 5 e5 d5 6 exf6 dxc4 7 f7+ Resigns which was published on pages 229-230 of Verflixte Fehler by Anatoli Mazukewitsch (Berlin, 1986 and 1989). Although it is stated to have been played between ‘Henningsen’ and ‘Borik’ in Dortmund in 1979, our correspondent has been informed by Otto Borik, who is the editor of Schach Magazin 64, that he lost no such game and has never played anybody named ‘Henningsen’.
The book was translated from the Russian, and we note that the author also included the game on page 351 of a recent book, Korotkie shakhmaty (Moscow, 2004):....>
and cn <4766. Gamelet (C.N. 4761)>
<From Peter Anderberg (Harmstorf, Germany):
‘The game Henningsen v Borik (Dortmund, 1979, Open Tournament B) was published in Schach-Echo 1979, page 167, with annotations by the winner, Jürgen Henningsen (1933-1983). His opponent was not Otto Borik (who was taking part in the grandmaster group of that festival), but his wife, Ruzena Borik.’
|Jun-18-07|| ||arnaud1959: 5.-d5 is the real blunder. After 5.-Ng4(threatening Nxe5;g6)6.e6 Nf6 Black prepares d5 and white must play very actively|
|Jun-18-07|| ||MaxxLange: <our correspondent has been informed by Otto Borik, who is the editor of Schach Magazin 64, that he lost no such game and has never played anybody named ‘Henningsen’.>|
I would deny it also!!!
|Jun-18-07|| ||Fezzik: Ok, my reaction was two-fold:
A) What on earth is a piece of trash like this doing in a database?
B) Why didn't Black resign after 6.ef6 instead of drop the queen? I guess I should see (A) for the answer.
|Jun-18-07|| ||whiteshark: <MaxxLange: <I would deny it also!!!>>
... and he neither realised nor knew that his wife played it ?? LOL|
|Jun-18-07|| ||Tactic101: A little harder than a usual Monday puzzle. A nice deflection of the king from the queen.|
|Jun-18-07|| ||realbrob: The CG.com database has some games by Juergen Henningsen, from 1970 to 1993. If you try and look for Juergen Henningsen in Google, you'll find out that Juergen Henningsen seems to have died in 1983! (1933-1983).|
|Jun-18-07|| ||playground player: Up until this morning, the only time I ever saw 1.d3 was from the Pogo chess computer, which seems to be programmed to lose every game. Is this strange opening popular in some circles?|
|Jun-18-07|| ||YouRang: Nice Monday puzzle. Chalk up another exploitation of the weak f7 square.|
|Jun-18-07|| ||RookFile: In the first few moves, white could have considered, after 1. d3 f5 2. e4 fxe4, the move 3. Nc3, not immediately recapturing. The idea is to meet 3...exd3 with 4. Bxd3 Nf6 5. g4.|
|Jun-18-07|| ||kevin86: A little hard for Monday-after all,I'm so used to sacrificing a queen than capturing one. With the d-file open,I looked for the theme of overworking on the king to guard f7 and d8. Usually a bishop check at f7 executes a winning of the queen-in this case a pawn can act as a pro-temp bishop and execute the same move. |
I also noticed that the pawn on e7 prevents a counterthrust at b4-as is common for this type of position.
|Jun-18-07|| ||newton296: I would like to see more puzzles like this. Took me awhile to see that after exf6 black can't play exc4 due too the the kings pin to the Q . Ie exc4 f7+ kxf7 QxQ winning for white. gotta be careful even in the open !|
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