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takchess
Member since May-06-04 · Last seen Nov-16-20
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. http://takchess.blogspot.com/

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 chessgames.com. 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 615 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-31-20 Larsen vs Kasparov, 1987 (replies)
 
takchess: What no Halloween Gambit today?
 
   Jul-24-20 NN vs D Freeman, 2018 (replies)
 
takchess: We just lost a member of our Nashua chess club in a Maine scuba diving accident . A great guy https://www.unionleader.com/news/sa... Was reminded of Dan and this song . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dl...
 
   Jun-30-20 A Mileika vs I Rosenfeld, 1966 (replies)
 
takchess: There is a nice inbetween move to be played here per ct-art . white on move 35 . can you see it ?
 
   Jun-21-20 Balashov vs J Sunye Neto, 1982
 
takchess: In move first, think later
 
   Jun-18-20 takchess chessforum (replies)
 
takchess: user-game 7278075802756549 missed opp in the HG with my friend Walt . It would be good to have better tactical vision.
 
   Jun-18-20 Riumin vs Rauzer, 1929 (replies)
 
takchess: Shades of the Pink Panther.... I heard there is a Bim in the Rium.
 
   Jun-06-20 Philip Corbin
 
takchess: Just picked up this book for my Kindle. Delightful . interesting group of games,opening against family, friends, and formal tournament play. Nice to read his ideas on gambit play.
 
   May-27-20 B Thelen vs F Treybal, 1927 (replies)
 
takchess: A Thelen deep inside , Oh Yeah .....
 
   May-25-20 jith1207 chessforum (replies)
 
takchess: Tal, Bronstein and Keres are three likable fellows from that era.
 
   May-24-20 FSR chessforum (replies)
 
takchess: I enjoy these banter blitzes on youtube especially from this fellow. David Smerdon
 
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More Fascinating Than Correct

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Jul-30-18
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  thegoodanarchist: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dl...

It seems appropriate to be listening to children sing a Box of Rain today. RIP Daniel>

Thank you for posting this today

Aug-03-18
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  takchess: TGA from Wikipedia. According to lyricist Hunter, Lesh "wanted a song to sing to his dying father and had composed a piece complete with every vocal nuance but the words. If ever a lyric 'wrote itself,' this did—as fast as the pen would pull."[4] Lesh practiced the song driving to the nursing home where his father lay with terminal cancer.

According to an interview of Hunter by Steve Silverman, as asked by Silverman, "The song "Box of Rain" began as a rough vocal outline from Phil Lesh. How does that process work?". Hunter replied, "Scat singing: Dum-dum dum, da-da-da-da, bump-dum-dum-dum-dum, dee-dee-dee. I'm able to translate peoples' scat. I hear English in it, almost as though I write down what I hear underneath that. I hear the intention. It's a talent like the Rubik's Cube, or something like that, and it comes easily to me. Which might be why I like Language poetry. I can tell from the rhythms, or lack of rhythms, from the disjunctures and the end stoppages, what they're avoiding saying-- the meaning that they would like to not be stating there, comes rushing through to me. I understand dogs. I can talk to babies."

Aug-03-18
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  takchess: FLASHCARD---- Why is blacks d5 a mistake ?


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Answer because of the fork Nxd5 !

Aug-04-18
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  OhioChessFan: An interesting take. Instead of the typical, "What's the best move", go with "Why is __________ bad?"
Aug-04-18
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  thegoodanarchist: rain coming down in sheets here now...
Aug-06-18
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  takchess: I have routinely been playing the Halloween Gambit as white in casual games on the net and otb. Routinely I have been missing wins. Moves that put White ahead 3 pawns ahead. This is fun to play but I need to understand the forks in the road.Thus the flashcards.
Aug-06-18
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  takchess: Brause (the Halloween Optimized Computer program) has 3000+ games found here. http://billwall.phpwebhosting.com/c.... Tons of Traps and Tricks.
Aug-06-18
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  takchess: user-game 4701587736433623. A missed win
Aug-06-18
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  takchess: Flashcard: Black has mistakenly played f6 what is whites best move?


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Create a battery by Qe5 .

+4.92 (28 ply) 9.Qd5 Nh6 10.Bxh6 Rf8 11.Bxg7 c6 12.Qf3 d5 13.exd6 Qxd6 14.O-O-O Qf4+ 15.Qxf4 Nxf4 16.Bxf8 Kxf8 17.d5 Nxd5 18.Nxd5 cxd5 19.Bxd5 Rb8 20.Rhe1 Bg4 21.f3 Bc8 22.c3 b5 23.Be6 Bxe6 24.Rxe6 Rb7 25.Kc2 b4 26.cxb4 Kf7 27.Re4 Bxb4 28.Rd8 Be7 29.Rh8

Aug-10-18
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  Annie K.: Hi, please don't post puzzles you would like to recommend to be featured as PotD. They are supposed to be surprises.

Kevin doesn't have your email yet - he has to get it from Sargon, and Sargon is very busy. Things should start happening very soon - maybe even today or tomorrow. Please just wait.

Or if you want to post your email, I will forward it to Kevin directly.

Aug-10-18  zanzibar: <Annie K.> you're implying that you know something about the status of the site, and about <Sargon>'s involvment...

But you're only revealing to us mushrooms in bits as an aside in a comment?!

Another disappointment.

Aug-10-18
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  takchess: <Annie> Makes sense I will put together a bucket of them. The lag time is not a bad thing as will give me some time to collect some that have never been posted as POTD before.
Aug-10-18
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  Annie K.: Exactly. Thanks very much. :)
Aug-16-18
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  thegoodanarchist: I am guessing it was my new forum name, that prompted your question?
Aug-16-18
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  takchess: Yes. I am NH based.
Aug-27-18
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  thegoodanarchist: Hi <tak>

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

Sep-02-18
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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.
May-25-20
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  takchess: Greetings ! I have got back in the good graces of Chessgames.com 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.
May-31-20
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  takchess:


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This beautifully balanced mate comes from from one of Corbin's Elephant Gambit wins.

T Sakelsek vs P Corbin, 2004

May-31-20
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  takchess: user-game 8846020956535040

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

Jun-02-20
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  takchess: A halloween gambit that went my way.
user-game 3980713177684012
Jun-18-20
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  takchess: analysis of move 24.?
Jun-18-20
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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
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  thegoodanarchist: < takchess: We just lost a member of our Nashua chess club in a Maine scuba diving accident . A great guy https://www.unionleader.com/news/sa... Was reminded of Dan and this song . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dl...

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

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