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Member since May-06-04 · Last seen Nov-29-22
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 645 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-28-22 Michael Basman (replies)
takchess: It would be nice to have him as player of the day, the grob be the opening of the day and a game of his be the game of the day in his memory. A creative player !
   Sep-19-22 M Bezold vs Kharlov, 1992 (replies)
takchess: Doink ( the sound of my head hitting the desk ). Damn it is not RB8. That wrinkle sort of moved it to a Tuesday/Wednesday problem. A Nice one.
   Sep-13-22 Tal vs NN, 1973 (replies)
takchess: Love these Tal games where every thing is en prise. Rxf7 removes the pawn (guard) and the queen takes on e8+ soon to finish the job at f7#
   Sep-08-22 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
takchess: Been away for a while just noticed that PB passed. We are starting to lose more of us who started our interest in chess during the Fischer years. sigh.., I know of 6 people in my chess club who have passed in the last 20 years. Although we never met in person, he seems like a ...
   Aug-25-22 J Finn vs C Nugent, 1898
takchess: In CT art and a ton of puzzle books. A gold coin move.
   Jul-15-22 B Wall vs T Flores, 1988
takchess: Played the quick queen check against the KG last night in a game I lost . look to review some lines.
   Jul-15-22 V Sarkisian vs A Shahtahtinsky, 1966
takchess: I keep looking at this game and thinking how does black proceed to checkmate the King after he moves to a3 where he can block further checks with a pawn. The answer is you don't the new phase is material advantage - you move to trap the queen . 1) -13.27 (19 ply) 19.Ka3 Bb6 20.g4 ...
   Jul-04-22 B Mikyska vs Traxler, 1896
takchess: Notes on the traxler. The first 9 moves are pretty much book 10 Nd7 to block is this better than Bd7 ? after 12 Qh4+ understand the line if 13 g3. Study why 17... Bxh3 works.
   Jul-03-22 J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890
takchess: Notes on the traxler 7...b5 is worth a queen ? a position to study. 8...Ne4 is worth giving up the queen due to the mating combinations beginning with 9... would be cool to learn. In fact this whole game is worth memorizing.
   Jul-03-22 E J Gausel vs S Briem, 1996 (replies)
takchess: This is the only way I can solve a Sunday puzzle.....
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