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paultopia
Member since Apr-26-04 · Last seen Dec-04-04
I worship Tal and Spassky. That should give you an idea of how I play. :-)

As white, I generally play the King's Gambit unless someone drags me into some hypermodern stuff. I flick the smith-morra against the sicilian as often as not, though I really need to learn the wing gambit. As black, against d4 I usually go for the Albin, and against e4, I'm kicking around various ideas, including the Icelandic gambit and the Alekhine. Because I really don't like quiet games. :-)

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   paultopia has kibitzed 42 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-09-04 King's Gambit Accepted (C33) (replies)
 
paultopia: ugh, I just found that exact line in Fischer's original "bust", where he declares it a win for black. Whoops!
 
   Nov-01-04 Sicilian (B32) (replies)
 
paultopia: for example, assuming black also gets greedy and goes pawn-grabbing :-) 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d5 6. exd5 Bc5 7. dxc6 Bxf2+ 8. Kxf2 Qxd1 9. Nc7+ Kd8 10. Nxa8 bxc6 11. Nc3 Qd4+ 12. Be3 Qb4 13. Rd1+ Ke7 14. Nc7 Qxb2 15. Bc5+ Kf6 16. Rd6+ Kg5 17. Be3+ Kg4 ...
 
   Oct-29-04 Alekhine vs Vardonenko, 1931 (replies)
 
paultopia: Even though I think it's the worst imaginable way to decline the KG, that 2.f6 business seems surprisingly hard to spank. A correspondence game of mine (which you can tell is weak correspondence because of all the unsound sacs and/or blunders by each side) as white where I barely ...
 
   Oct-14-04 Morozevich vs A Aleksandrov, 2000 (replies)
 
paultopia: What about 61 Rxe6?! Maybe white can last long enough to queen?
 
   Sep-23-04 Dutch (A81) (replies)
 
paultopia: Thanks! Although it worries me terribly that the "anti-dutch" Bg5 is sufficiently credible that Gurevich, one of the most expert dutch players in the world, uses it.
 
   Aug-28-04 Sicilian (B33) (replies)
 
paultopia: It would appear that it doesn't. Shame, really. I'd like to see a separate ECO for the pelikan. I've been experimenting with 6. ... Bb4, and would be nice to get other people's thoughts...
 
   Aug-14-04 Ivanchuk vs P Nikolic, 2004 (replies)
 
paultopia: The King's Gambit lives! Ha!
 
   Jun-14-04 Alekhine's Defense (B02) (replies)
 
paultopia: Thank you very much cyphelium and ksadler! I'll have to study those lines.
 
   May-28-04 French, Advance (C02) (replies)
 
paultopia: In the line 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 f6 that f6 business, as white, and in my official capacity as a king's gambittey swashbucklin' kingside attacker, seems to BEG for tactics to be aimed at the king. Sooo... what do y'all think about 6. ...
 
   May-25-04 Einstein vs Oppenheimer, 1933 (replies)
 
paultopia: Pretty trappy play on Einstein's part. That whole business with the queen and all. Oppenheimer seems to have been a bit of a patzer :-)
 
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