Sunday, 26 January 2014

Hanging piece leads to a simple win ...

My first game of the 2013-2014 season saw me up against someone with very little match experience, so not too much to write about here. I am recording the game because it was my first gift of the season in the Berkshire league and will be instructive for juniors!

As usual, any comments welcome ...


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1 comment:

Stephen Milford said...

Hi Greg!

Nice game and well done for winning your first game of the year.

I was really interested by the opening - his 5. Bc4 move looks odd but once you played 5...Nxe4 I actually thought there might be a really interesting battle coming up after 6. Qh5 or even 6. Bxf7+ instead of 6. f3

A couple of variations I was thinking of (but no doubt a computer will bust them :) ......

5. Bc4 Nxe4
6. Qh5 e6 (g6 would fail to Qd5)
7. Bb5+ Bd7
8. Nxe6


5. Bc4 Nxe4
6. Bxf7+ Kxf7
7. Qh5+ Kg8
8. Qd5+ e6
9. Qxe4+

Both look very interesting, but also make me want to play 5....e6 instead of Nxe4. :) Let me know what you think.