Wednesday, January 28, 2015

T63 Playoffs - highlights III

fireball prevails against a strong opponent using the Budapest Gambit!

T63 Playoffs - highlights II

lacibacsi shows his gambiteer skills using a Knight sac on move 3 against the Petrov (Cochrane gambit). 

T63 Playoffs - highlights I

amicusUK demonstrates his attacking style with a decisive victory.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

T63 Round 6 – continued 2

amicusUK delivers a crushing pawn storm!

Black’s normally defensible opening set up was crushed by a King-side pawn attack!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

T63 Round 6 - continued

Inspired by Morphy, fireball breaks losing streak!

I expected opponent to play Philidor defense, and just before the game I enjoyed reviewing Paul Morphy’s games against the Philidor. This influenced the opening strategy – less worrying about pawns rather focus on opening up opponent’s King.

T63 Round 6

One for tactics and gambit fans! Skeptic1972 wins against an Evan’s Gambit using Lasker’s defence!

Wild game with lots of alternate lines. Deep HIARCS (3200 rated) found winning lines for both players involving gambits or other tactics that I would have been pressed to see (and perhaps most of us under Master level!).