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Member since May-06-04 · Last seen May-26-23
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 limit my playing online too addicting. My wife says I can play all the chess I want once I retire.......

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   takchess has kibitzed 662 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-23-23 A Phillips vs G Abrahams, 1955 (replies)
takchess: I would of played Ne6+ not thinking of the King e8 move
   May-17-23 Rubinstein vs A Mundt, 1907
takchess: This is probably a Thursday problem if it started at 16.?
   May-15-23 Kholmov vs J Klavins, 1955
takchess: I thing there is a good chance this is in CT-art
   May-05-23 takchess chessforum
takchess: note to self another Spassky collection to explore Game Collection: Boris Spassky's Best Games
   May-01-23 Spassky vs L Schmid, 1962
takchess: 15 BXf6 is such a great move and how nicely it sets the path forward for attack on the fianchetto. Doubt I would of seen this .
   May-01-23 G Kjartansson vs Pichot, 2017 (replies)
takchess: magnet move . clears the path. 1/1 Hope springs eternal
   Apr-30-23 Spassky vs Larsen, 1969 (replies)
takchess: Same players as "When Pawns Attack" came to my attention from Chessbase Tactics Sprint. Love these old style precomputer play for a win games. Game Collection: * 0 Spassky Move by Move - (Franco) expanded
   Apr-30-23 ChessBookForum chessforum
takchess: Game Collection: * 0 The Most Exciting Chess Games Ever Created this chess book collection and updating the following one Game Collection: * 0 Spassky Move by Move - (Franco) expanded
   Apr-24-23 S Duron Godoy vs V Garcia Castro, 2004 (replies)
takchess: if only White had one more tempo .....
   Apr-10-23 Teichmann vs NN, 1914 (replies)
takchess: Nice to check in on an easier day. First saw the check and then saw the N can block. QXN removal of the blocker .
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  takchess: Yes. I am NH based.
Aug-27-18  thegoodanarchist: Hi <tak>

T Oyunbaatar vs I Chahrani, 2008 (kibitz #11)

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  takchess: Hi TGA,. Not my doing. I have not had a reach out yet but when they do I have a bucket of them. Just started a new job so I am less active here then I was.
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  takchess: Greetings ! I have got back in the good graces of and renewed my membership. This time for two years. Hopefully I can keep it up..... This page is mainly my wanderings in the Halloween Gambit, Elephant Gambit and Traxler Counterattack. The Name of this Forum comes from a quote in one of Aaagaard's Attacking Manual: Black has a solid lead in development and decides to go for an idea that is more fascinating than correct. -- Jacob Aaagard
May-25-20  jith1207: Congrats, glad to have you back.
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This beautifully balanced mate comes from from one of Corbin's Elephant Gambit wins.

T Sakelsek vs P Corbin, 2004

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  takchess: user-game 8846020956535040

Nothing to see here ... my crappy play 8)

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  takchess: A halloween gambit that went my way.
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  takchess: analysis of move 24.?
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  takchess: user-game 7278075802756549 missed opp in the HG with my friend Walt . It would be good to have better tactical vision.
Jul-24-20  thegoodanarchist: < takchess: We just lost a member of our Nashua chess club in a Maine scuba diving accident . A great guy Was reminded of Dan and this song .

I am sorry for your loss. I can't think of a worse way to go, than drowning.

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  takchess: Back on the mend . Saturday September 11 first day of Nashua Chess Club in person since the start of Covid shutdowns in the US.
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  takchess: My latest Pun Submission for you old timers
M Apicella vs De la Villa Garcia, 2000 He Once Doubled Checked with the Librarian.
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  takchess: perhaps more punny as : For Once, Let's Double Check with the librarian.
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  takchess: For the bishop opening learn to play against this as blanck.
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  takchess: L Ebbin vs P Corbin, 2004 i have run into an early qe2
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  takchess: analysis of move 9.?
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  takchess: Want to play this line against bishop opening
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  takchess: Ah all I had to do to reactivate my chess forum was to click on my profile button. Who knew....
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  takchess: Note to self ; Check out this collection later. Game Collection: Spassky The Legend
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  takchess: Game Collection: Mate (Mate in 2) Note to self this and other Patzer2
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  takchess: @ notyetagm . if you see this I have a question about one of your game collection. I enjoy checking them out.
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  takchess: Game Collection: C20 Macleod Attack (Black) ; lost to this openings check it out later
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  takchess: note to self another Spassky collection to explore Game Collection: Boris Spassky's Best Games
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