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Member since May-06-04 · Last seen Feb-17-18
Black has a solid lead in development and decides to go for an idea that is more fascinating than correct. -- Jacob Aaagard

.....My Chess life story.

I am a coffeehauser chess player from New Hampshire, USA and like a good attacking style game. Thus I play things like the King's Gambit, Danish, Traxler, Max Lange attack, Halloween Attack as White. As well as the 2 Knights, Reti Gambit, Englund Gambit, Marshall Attack, King Indian Defense as Black. Where I soon may be looking into the Benko Gambit, Perenyi Attack, Scandinavian Defense and Latvian Gambit. -of late my obsession has shifted from the Kings Gambit as white to the Halloween Gambit. Game Collection: Halloween Gambit -Let's Sack a Knight on Move 4

My collections reflect some of the Chess Attacking books that I like.

I did the Rapid Chess Improvement 7 Circles thing back in the 2000's and wrote about it in a blog here.

I have created most of these collections will try to credit those who I copied in time.

My playing strength is on the left side of the bell curve of members of Had an 8 year break and just picking up chess again. I currently don't allow myself to play online too addicting. My wife says I can play all the chess I want once I retire.......

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   takchess has kibitzed 249 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-05-18 Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 (replies)
takchess: I like to think of these as slapchecks Qf8+ slaps the square next to the king. This leads to an Anastasia mate or to a quick death if the king runs.
   Feb-02-18 F Zita vs Bronstein, 1946
   Feb-02-18 Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 (replies)
takchess: I was on the wrong road on this one. ..Rxh3+ 36.gxh3 Qh5 ,,,
   Feb-01-18 Movsesian vs M Saltaev, 2016 (replies)
takchess: got it 8). There are a large number of Ct-art problems where a bishop points to a back rank square where a rook delivers mate. you may have to throw every piece away before reaching that position. This intuitively felt like one of those once the rook got in position.
   Jan-11-18 Soren Jensen vs F Urkedal, 2013
takchess: Those who forget theory are doomed to repeat it.
   Jan-05-18 R Kaufman vs M Molner, 2008
takchess: This is one bizarre ending position....
   Jan-05-18 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
takchess: a favorite blast from the past thread which I just read has to do with known theory and the muzio gambit.... Soren Jensen vs F Urkedal, 2013
   Dec-29-17 M Helin vs A S Hilmarsson, 2013
takchess: Study from here 1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e5 c5 4. b4 c4
   Dec-24-17 Jansa vs Janosevic, 1978
takchess: a Tuesday/Wednesday puzzle from move 23 or 24
   Dec-22-17 Carlsen vs Bologan, 2012
takchess: In Junior Tay's book on the Benko, he suggests 15...Rb7! 16 Bxe7 h6 17 Ra3 Ne5!? 18 Nxe5 bxe5 19 Bh4 Nc7! 20 f4 Bg7 21 Rha1 Re8! 22Rb3! Qa6 23 Qc4 Nxb5 24 Rxb5 Reb8 25 Ra3......
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