Alekhine #3

Abraham Speijer – Alexander Alekhine, St. Petersburg 1909

[Event “Hamburg”] [Site “Hamburg”] [Date “1910.??.??”] [Round “3”] [White “Speijer, Abraham”] [Black “Alekhine, Alexander”] [Result “0-1″] [ECO “C15″] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [PlyCount “96”] [EventDate “1910.??.??”] [EventRounds “2”] [EventCountry “GER”]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd2 Ne7 (4… dxe4 5. Qg4 Qxd4 (5… Nf6 6.
Qxg7 Rg8 7. Qh6 Qxd4 (7… Nc6 8. O-O-O Rg6 9. Qh4) 8. O-O-O) 6. Nf3 Qf6 7.
Qxe4) 5. exd5 exd5 6. Qf3 (6. Bd3 O-O 7. Nge2 Nbc6 8. O-O) 6… Nbc6 7. Bb5 O-O
8. Nge2 Bf5 (8… Nf5 9. Qxd5 Bxc3 10. Nxc3 Re8+) 9. O-O-O (9. Rc1) 9… a6 10.
Bd3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 Na5 12. a3 Bxc3 (12… Bd6 13. Nxd5) 13. Bxc3 Nc4 14. Rde1
Nc6 (14… a5 15. h4 b5 16. h5 b4 17. axb4 axb4 18. Bxb4 Ra1#) 15. Nf4 Qd6 (
15… b5 16. Qf3 Qd6 17. Nxd5 a5 18. Ne3 Nxe3 19. Rxe3 b4 20. d5 bxc3 21. dxc6
cxb2+ 22. Kb1) 16. Qf3 Rad8 (16… Rfd8 17. Nxd5 Qxd5 18. Re8+ Rxe8 19. Qxd5)
17. Nd3 a5 18. Qf4 Qxf4+ (18… Qd7 19. h4) 19. Nxf4 b5 20. Nd3 Rb8 21. Ne5
N6xe5 22. dxe5 c5 (22… b4 $1 23. axb4 (23. Bd4 a4 24. Bc5 bxa3 25. Bxa3 Rfe8
26. f4 Rb5) 23… axb4 24. Bd4 b3 (24… Ra8 25. b3) 25. Rd1 (25. c3 Ra8 26.
Kb1 Ra2) 25… c5 26. Bxc5 Rfc8 27. Rxd5 Ra8 28. cxb3 Nb6 29. Rhd1 Ra1+ 30. Kc2
Rxd1 31. Rxd1 Rxc5+ 32. Kb1 Kf8) 23. b3 d4 (23… Nxa3 $1 24. Bxa5 b4 25. Bc7 (
25. Rd1 Nb5 26. Rxd5 Ra8 27. Bb6 Ra1+ 28. Kb2 Rxh1) 25… Rbc8 26. Bd6 Rfd8 27.
f4 Nb5 28. Be7 Rd7 29. Bh4 c4) 24. bxc4 (24. Bb2 Nb6 25. b4 axb4 26. axb4 cxb4
27. Re4 Rbc8 28. Kb1 Nc4) (24. Bxd4 cxd4 25. bxc4 bxc4 (25… Rfc8 26. cxb5
Rxb5 27. Rd1 Rbc5 28. Kb1 Rxc2 29. Rc1) 26. Re4) 24… dxc3 25. Re3 (25. cxb5
Rxb5 26. Re3 Rfb8 27. Rxc3 Rb1+) 25… b4 26. a4 Rbd8 27. Rhe1 (27. Rd1 Rxd1+
28. Kxd1 Rd8+ 29. Rd3 Rxd3+ 30. cxd3 g5 31. h3 h5 32. g3 (32. f3 h4) 32… g4)
27… Rd4 28. Re4 Rxe4 29. Rxe4 Rd8 30. e6 (30. Re2 Rd4) 30… fxe6 31. Rxe6
Rd2 32. Re5 Rxf2 33. Kb1 Rf1+ 34. Ka2 Rc1 35. Rxc5 Rxc2+ 36. Kb1 Rb2+ 37. Kc1
Rxg2 38. Rb5 Kf7 39. c5 Ke6 40. c6 Kd6 41. c7 Kxc7 42. Rxa5 Rxh2 43. Rb5 Rb2
44. a5 Kc6 45. Rb8 Kc5 46. a6 Ra2 47. Rc8+ Kb5 48. Rb8+ Kc4 0-1

[Event “Hamburg”] [Site “Hamburg”] [Date “1910.??.??”] [Round “3”] [White “Speijer, Abraham”] [Black “Alekhine, Alexander”] [Result “0-1″] [ECO “C15″] [PlyCount “96”] [EventDate “1910.??.??”] [EventRounds “2”] [EventCountry “GER”]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd2 Ne7 5. exd5 exd5 6. Qf3 Nbc6 7. Bb5 O-O 8.
Nge2 Bf5 9. O-O-O a6 10. Bd3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 Na5 12. a3 Bxc3 13. Bxc3 Nc4 14.
Rde1 Nc6 15. Nf4 Qd6 16. Qf3 Rad8 17. Nd3 a5 18. Qf4 Qxf4+ 19. Nxf4 b5 20. Nd3
Rb8 21. Ne5 N6xe5 22. dxe5 c5 23. b3 d4 24. bxc4 dxc3 25. Re3 b4 26. a4 Rbd8
27. Rhe1 Rd4 28. Re4 Rxe4 29. Rxe4 Rd8 30. e6 fxe6 31. Rxe6 Rd2 32. Re5 Rxf2
33. Kb1 Rf1+ 34. Ka2 Rc1 35. Rxc5 Rxc2+ 36. Kb1 Rb2+ 37. Kc1 Rxg2 38. Rb5 Kf7
39. c5 Ke6 40. c6 Kd6 41. c7 Kxc7 42. Rxa5 Rxh2 43. Rb5 Rb2 44. a5 Kc6 45. Rb8
Kc5 46. a6 Ra2 47. Rc8+ Kb5 48. Rb8+ Kc4 0-1

Alekhine #2

Alekhine is back with another amazing attacking game. Poor Verlinsky had no idea what in the world he was in for when he played 9.b3. Once again, Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine gets a deadly initiative and his opponent crumbles under the pressure :P

Boris Verlinsky – Alexander Alekhine, St. Petersburg 1909

[Event “St Petersburg nt”] [Site “St Petersburg”] [Date “1909.??.??”] [Round “8”] [White “Verlinsky, Boris”] [Black “Alekhine, Alexander”] [Result “0-1″] [ECO “C68″] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [PlyCount “56”] [EventDate “1909.??.??”] [EventRounds “2”] [EventCountry “RUS”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d4 (5. O-O f6 (5… a5 6. Nxe5
Qd4 7. Nf3 Qxe4 8. Re1) 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 c5 8. Ne2 (8. Nb3 Qxd1 9. Rxd1) 8…
Qxd1 9. Rxd1) (5. Nxe5 Qd4 6. Nf3 Qxe4+) 5… exd4 6. Qxd4 Qxd4 7. Nxd4 c5 8.
Ne2 Bd7 (8… Bg4 9. f3) (8… Be6) 9. b3 c4 (9… Bc6 10. Nd2 Be7 11. Bb2 Bf6)
10. bxc4 Ba4 (10… O-O-O 11. Nd2 f5 (11… Ne7 12. Ba3 f5 13. e5 Bc6) 12. e5
Ne7 13. Bb2 Ng6 14. h4 (14. f4 Bc6) 14… Bb4 15. h5 Be6 16. Rd1 Rxd2 17. Rxd2
Bxd2+ 18. Kxd2 Rd8+ 19. Ke3 Ne7) 11. c3 (11. Nbc3 Bb4 (11… Bxc2 12. Kd2) (
11… Bd7) 12. Bd2 O-O-O 13. O-O-O Ba3+ 14. Kb1 Bd7 15. Nd5) 11… O-O-O 12.
Nd2 (12. Nd4 c5 13. Nb3 Re8) (12. O-O Bc2 13. Nd2 Nf6) 12… Bc2 13. f3 (13. —
Bd3 14. Nf4 Bxe4 15. Nxe4) (13. O-O Nf6 14. f3 (14. e5 Ne4 15. Nxe4 Bxe4) 14…
Bc5+ 15. Kh1 Bd3 16. Re1 Bf2 17. Rf1 Bh4 18. g3 Bxe2 19. Rf2 (19. Re1 Rxd2 20.
Bxd2 Bxf3+ 21. Kg1 Nxe4 22. Rxe4 Bxe4 23. gxh4) 19… Bxf3+ 20. Nxf3 (20. Rxf3
Bg5) 20… Nxe4 21. Re2 Nxc3 22. Rc2 Rd1+ (22… Bf6) 23. Kg2 Bf6) 13… Bc5
14. a4 (14. Nd4 Rxd4 15. cxd4 Bxd4 16. Rb1 Bxb1 17. Nxb1) 14… Nf6 15. Ba3 (
15. Nd4 Bxd4 16. cxd4 Rxd4 17. Ra2 (17. Bb2) 17… Bd3 18. Bb2 Rd7 19. Kf2)
15… Be3 (15… Ba7 16. Nd4 Bxd4 17. cxd4 Rxd4 18. Ra2 Bxa4 (18… Bd3 19. Bb2
Rd7 20. Kf2) 19. Bb2) 16. Nf1 Ba7 17. a5 (17. c5 Bxa4) (17. Nd4 Bxd4 18. cxd4
Rxd4 19. Ra2 Bb3) 17… Rd3 18. c5 Rhd8 19. Kf2 (19. Bb4 Rd1+ 20. Rxd1 Rxd1+
21. Kf2 Nd7 22. Nfg3 Rxh1 23. Nxh1 Nxc5 24. Bxc5 (24. Ke1 Nb3) 24… Bxc5+ 25.
Nd4 b6 26. axb6 cxb6) 19… Nd7 20. Ne3 Nxc5 21. Nd4 (21. Nxc2 Nxe4+ 22. Ke1
Rd1+ 23. Rxd1 Bf2+ 24. Kf1 Rxd1+ 25. Ne1 Rxe1#) 21… Bb3 (21… Rxc3 22. Nexc2
(22. Bb4 Nd3+ 23. Kg3 Nxb4) 22… Nb3) 22. Ke2 Rxc3 23. Bb2 (23. Ndf5 Ne6)
23… Rxe3+ 24. Kxe3 Ne6 25. Ra3 (25. Rhd1 Bxd1 26. Rxd1 Nxd4 (26… c5 27.
Nxe6 Rxd1 28. Nf4 g6) 27. Bxd4 Bxd4+ 28. Rxd4 Rxd4 29. Kxd4) 25… Nxd4 26. Kf4
(26. Bxd4 Bxd4+ 27. Kf4 Be6) 26… Bc5 27. Rha1 Ne2+ 28. Kg4 Be6+ (28… Be6+
29. Kh5 (29. Kg5 Be7+ 30. Kh5 Nf4#) 29… f6 30. Re1 (30. g3 Rd2 31. Bc1 Nf4+
32. gxf4 Rxh2#) 30… Nf4+ 31. Kh4 g5+ 32. Kg3 Nh5#) 0-1

[Event “St Petersburg nt”] [Site “St Petersburg”] [Date “1909.??.??”] [Round “8”] [White “Verlinsky, Boris”] [Black “Alekhine, Alexander”] [Result “0-1″] [ECO “C68″] [PlyCount “56”] [EventDate “1909.??.??”] [EventRounds “2”] [EventCountry “RUS”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d4 exd4 6. Qxd4 Qxd4 7. Nxd4 c5
8. Ne2 Bd7 9. b3 c4 10. bxc4 Ba4 11. c3 O-O-O 12. Nd2 Bc2 13. f3 Bc5 14. a4 Nf6
15. Ba3 Be3 16. Nf1 Ba7 17. a5 Rd3 18. c5 Rhd8 19. Kf2 Nd7 20. Ne3 Nxc5 21. Nd4
Bb3 22. Ke2 Rxc3 23. Bb2 Rxe3+ 24. Kxe3 Ne6 25. Ra3 Nxd4 26. Kf4 Bc5 27. Rha1
Ne2+ 28. Kg4 Be6+ 0-1

of things to take away.

  • The initiative is the ability to create threats.
  • Be on the lookout for good threats to make.
  • When your opponent makes a bad move be careful not to justify it.
  • Don’t delay what your opponent can prevent because you might not get another chance to play it.
  • Think in concrete terms when threats, attacks and captures are being made.

Alekhine #1

Alekhine’s style inspires awe so it’s no surprise that I chose to study his games. He’s a great model for all chess players :D And thankfully he wrote a few books for everyone to enjoy and learn from. In this game we get to see Alekhine attain a most frightening initiative.

Alexander Alekhine – Berhard Gregory, St. Petersburg 1909

[Event “St Petersburg nt”] [Site “St Petersburg”] [Date “1909.??.??”] [Round “7”] [White “Alekhine, Alexander”] [Black “Gregory, B.”] [Result “1-0″] [ECO “C28″] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [PlyCount “75”] [EventDate “1909.??.??”] [EventRounds “2”] [EventCountry “RUS”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nc6 (3… Nxe4 4. Qh5 (4. Nxe4 d5) 4… Nd6 5. Bb3
Be7 (5… Nc6 6. Nb5 g6 7. Qf3 f5 8. Qd5 Qe7 9. Nxc7+ Kd8 10. Nxa8 b6 11. d3
Bb7 12. h4 f4 13. Qf3 Nd4 14. Qg4 Bxa8 15. Bd2) 6. Nf3 (6. Qxe5 O-O 7. d3 Nc6
8. Qf4 Re8 9. Nge2 Bf6 10. O-O b6 11. Be3 Bb7) 6… Nc6 7. Nxe5 g6 8. Nxc6 dxc6
9. Qd1 O-O) 4. d3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Nd4 (5… h6 6. Bxf6 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 Qxf6) 6. a3
Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 Ne6 8. h4 (8. Bxe6 dxe6 (8… fxe6 9. f4 exf4 (9… d6 10. fxe5
dxe5 11. Nf3) 10. e5 h6 11. exf6 hxg5 12. fxg7 Rg8 13. Qh5+) 9. Qf3 h6 10. Bd2
Bd7 11. Qg3 Ba4 12. Nf3 Bxc2 13. Nxe5) (8. Bd2 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Qe2 f6 (
10… O-O 11. Qxe5 Re8 12. O-O-O (12. Bxd5 Nd4)) 11. Nf3 O-O 12. O-O c6) 8…
h6 (8… Nxg5 9. hxg5 Ng8 10. g6 (10. Nf3 d6 11. d4 exd4 12. Qxd4) 10… fxg6
11. Bxg8 Rxg8 12. Rxh7) 9. Bd2 d6 (9… d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Qe2 f6 12. Qh5+)
10. Qf3 (10. Ne2 c6 11. O-O O-O) 10… Bd7 11. g4 Qe7 12. g5 Ng8 (12… hxg5
13. hxg5 Rxh1 14. Qxh1 Ng8 15. Nf3 O-O-O) 13. Rb1 Bc6 14. Nh3 Kd7 (14… O-O-O)
15. Qg4 Rf8 16. f4 f5 17. exf5 Bxh1 18. fxe6+ Kc8 19. Qg1 c6 20. Qxa7 (20. Qxh1
d5 21. Bxd5 cxd5 22. Qxd5 hxg5 23. Rxb7 Qxb7 24. Qc5+ Qc7 25. Qxf8+) 20… c5 (
20… b5 21. Qa8+ Kc7 22. Qa5+ Kc8 23. a4 bxc4 (23… d5 24. Bxb5 cxb5 25. Rxb5
Qxe6 26. Qa8+ Kd7 27. Rb7+ Kc6 28. Qa6+ Kc5 29. Rb5#) 24. Qa8+ Kc7 25. Rb7#)
21. d4 (21. Ba6 Qc7 (21… Qxe6 22. Bxb7+) 22. fxe5 Rd8 (22… dxe5 23. Rxb7
Bxb7 24. Bxb7+ Qxb7 25. Qxc5+ Qc7 26. Qxf8+)) 21… Qc7 (21… cxd4 22. cxd4
exd4 23. Qa8+ Kc7 24. Ba5+ Kc6 (24… b6 25. Bxb6#) 25. Qa7) (21… d5 22. Rxb7
Qxb7 23. Ba6) (21… exd4 22. cxd4 cxd4 23. Qa8+ Kc7 24. Ba5+ Kc6 25. Qa7) 22.
d5 Ne7 23. Rxb7 Qxb7 24. Ba6 Bxd5 25. c4 Qxa6 (25… Bg2 26. Ba5 Rxf4 27. Qa8#)
(25… Bf3 26. Ba5 Qxa6 27. Qc7#) 26. Qxa6+ Bb7 27. Qxd6 Nc6 28. gxh6 gxh6 29.
f5 Rxf5 (29… — 30. e7 Re8 (30… Rxf5 31. Qe6+ Kb8 32. Qxf5) 31. f6) (29…
— 30. e7 Rxf5 (30… Re8 31. f6) 31. Qe6+) 30. Qd7+ Kb8 31. e7 Nxe7 32. Qxe7
Rhf8 33. Qd6+ Ka8 34. Bxh6 R8f6 (34… R5f6 35. Qxc5 Rxh6 (35… Rc8 36. Qa5+
Ra6 37. Qd2) 36. Qxf8+) 35. Qd8+ Ka7 36. Be3 Rf3 37. Bxc5+ Ka6 38. Qb8 1-0

[Event “St Petersburg nt”] [Site “St Petersburg”] [Date “1909.??.??”] [Round “7”] [White “Alekhine, Alexander”] [Black “Gregory, B.”] [Result “1-0″] [ECO “C28″] [PlyCount “75”] [EventDate “1909.??.??”] [EventRounds “2”] [EventCountry “RUS”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nc6 4. d3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Nd4 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 Ne6 8.
h4 h6 9. Bd2 d6 10. Qf3 Bd7 11. g4 Qe7 12. g5 Ng8 13. Rb1 Bc6 14. Nh3 Kd7 15.
Qg4 Rf8 16. f4 f5 17. exf5 Bxh1 18. fxe6+ Kc8 19. Qg1 c6 20. Qxa7 c5 21. d4 Qc7
22. d5 Ne7 23. Rxb7 Qxb7 24. Ba6 Bxd5 25. c4 Qxa6 26. Qxa6+ Bb7 27. Qxd6 Nc6
28. gxh6 gxh6 29. f5 Rxf5 30. Qd7+ Kb8 31. e7 Nxe7 32. Qxe7 Rhf8 33. Qd6+ Ka8
34. Bxh6 R8f6 35. Qd8+ Ka7 36. Be3 Rf3 37. Bxc5+ Ka6 38. Qb8 1-0

of things to take away.

  • The initiative is the ability to create threats.
  • Be on the lookout for good threats to make.
  • Understand that no trade in chess is equal.
  • Think in concrete terms when threats, attacks and captures are being made.

Tapia 0.0.7

Everything is flowing smoothly. I’m learning a lot and studying as much as I can without losing my mind :D Though maybe my mind is already lost and studying a lot will help me find out. The verdict is still out on that one. I showed some serious tactical deficiencies in this game and I am excited to see how I’ll improve in that area. This seventh revision comes as a result of having analyzed Standard #7.

Tapia 0.0.6 Tapia 0.0.7

  • 1: G lines in ECO: D31 (Noteboom)
  • 2: D lines in ECO: D43 (g3 versus the Semi-Slav)
  • 3: Strategic: MAXIMUM ACTIVITY
  • 4: Tactical: #6 CRUCIAL DEFENDER/OVERLOADED DEFENDER
  • 5: Tactical: #3 ALIGNMENT
  • 6: Tactical: #3 ALIGNMENT and #2 INSUFFICIENTLY PROTECTED PIECE
  • 7: Tactical: #3 ALIGNMENT and #2 INSUFFICIENTLY PROTECTED PIECE
  • 8: Tactical: #5 TRAPPED PIECE
[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “7”] [White “1”] [Black “opening”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [ECO “D31″] [PlyCount “45”]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 ( 4. e4 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Bb4+ 6. Nc3 c5 7. a3 Ba5 ( 7… Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 Nf6 9. Nf3 Qa5 10. Bd2 Ne4 11. Bd3 Nxd2 12. Qxd2 O-O 13. O-O cxd4 14. cxd4 Qxd2 15. Nxd2 Rd8 16. Nb3 Bd7 17. Be4 Nc6 18. Rac1 { G4} ) 8. Be3 Nf6 9. Ne2 cxd4 10. Qxd4 ( 10. Nxd4 Bxc3+ ( 10… Ne4 11. b4 Nxc3 12. Qc2 Bc7 13. Qxc3 Be5 14. f4 Bf6 15. Rd1 O-O 16. Qc2 { G3} ) 11. bxc3 a6 12. Bd3 { G2} ) 10… Qxd4 11. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 a6 13. Be2 { G1} ) 4… dxc4 5. a4 Bb4 6. e3 b5 7. Bd2 a5 ( 7… Bb7 8. axb5 Bxc3 9. Bxc3 cxb5 10. d5 Nf6 11. dxe6 Qxd1+ 12. Rxd1 Bxf3 13. exf7+ Kxf7 14. gxf3 Nc6 15. Rd6 { F1} ) 8. axb5 Bxc3 9. Bxc3 cxb5 10. b3 Bb7 11. bxc4 b4 12. Bb2 Nf6 13. Bd3 Nbd7 14. O-O O-O 15. Nd2 e5 ( 15… Qc7 16. Bc2 Rfc8 ( 16… Rfd8 17. f3 e5 18. Re1 { E2} ) 17. c5 Rd8 18. Re1 Bc6 19. e4 Qf4 20. g3 Qh6 21. e5 Qh3 22. f3 Nd5 23. Ne4 { E1} ) 16. Bc2 Qc7 ( 16… exd4 17. exd4 { D1} ) 17. d5 Rfe8 ( 17… Qc5 18. Ba4 Rfc8 19. Qe2 Qe7 20. f4 exf4 21. Rxf4 Ne5 22. Bd4 { C1} ) 18. Ba4 Re7 19. f4 ( 19. f3 Nc5 20. Bc2 { B1} ) 19… exf4 20. Rxf4 Rxe3 21. Qf1 Re7 22. Bd4 Rc8 23. Qf2 { A1} *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “7”] [White “2”] [Black “opening”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [ECO “D43″] [PlyCount “25”]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c6 5. g3 dxc4 ( 5… Nbd7 6. Bg2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Qd3 dxc4 9. Qxc4 b5 10. Qxc6 Rb8 11. Bf4 Bb7 12. Qc7 b4 13. Na4 { D1} ) 6. Bg2 b5 ( 6… Nbd7 7. O-O b5 ( 7… Be7 8. e4 O-O 9. Bf4 b5 ( 9… Re8 10. a4 b6 11. Re1 Ba6 12. Qc2 { C6} ) 10. d5 Qb6 11. d6 Bd8 12. b3 { C5} ) 8. e4 Bb7 ( 8… Be7 9. d5 b4 10. dxe6 fxe6 11. e5 { C4} ) ( 8… b4 9. e5 Nd5 10. Ne4 h6 11. Nfd2 N7b6 12. Nc5 Qc7 13. Nde4 { C3} ) 9. e5 Nd5 10. Ng5 h6 11. Nxe6 fxe6 12. Qh5+ Ke7 13. Ne4 Qe8 14. Bg5+ hxg5 ( 14… N5f6 15. exf6+ gxf6 16. Bxf6+ Nxf6 17. Nxf6 Qxh5 18. Nxh5 { C2} ) 15. Qxh8 Kd8 16. Nxg5 Qe7 17. Qh4 { C1} ) 7. Ne5 Nd5 8. O-O Bb7 ( 8… f6 9. Nxd5 exd5 ( 9… fxe5 10. Nc3 exd4 ( 10… b4 11. Ne4 exd4 ( 11… Qxd4 12. Qc2 { B8} ) 12. Bg5 Qd7 13. Bf3 Kf7 14. Qc1 { B7} ) 11. Nxb5 Bc5 12. e3 { B6} ) ( 9… cxd5 10. e4 fxe5 11. Qh5+ g6 12. Qxe5 Rg8 13. exd5 { B5} ) 10. e4 g6 ( 10… fxe5 11. Qh5+ Kd7 12. Qxe5 Qc7 13. Qh5 { B4} ) 11. Bf4 Be7 ( 11… fxe5 12. Bxe5 Rg8 13. exd5 cxd5 14. Qf3 Be6 15. Rfe1 { B3} ) 12. exd5 cxd5 ( 12… fxe5 13. Bxe5 Bf6 14. Qe2 O-O 15. dxc6 Na6 16. c7 Nxc7 17. Bxc7 Qxc7 18. Bxa8 { B2} ) 13. Qf3 Bb7 14. Ng4 { B1} ) 9. e4 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Nd7 11. Bf4 Nxe5 12. Bxe5 h5 13. h4 { A1} *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “7”] [White “3”] [Black “strategic”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [SetUp “1”] [FEN “rnbqkbnr/pp3p1p/2p3p1/3p4/3P4/2N5/PPQ1PPPP/R1B1KBNR w KQkq – 0 6″] [PlyCount “9”]

6. e4 dxe4 7. Qxe4+ Be7 8. Bc4 Nf6 9. Qe2 O-O 10. Nf3 *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “7”] [White “4”] [Black “tactical”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [FEN “r4rk1/ppqn1pbp/6p1/1Ppp2B1/3Pb3/4PN2/P3BPPP/R2Q1RK1 w – – 0 15″] [PlyCount “9”] [SetUp “1”]

15. Rc1 ( 15. dxc5 $2 ) 15… Qb6 ( 15… c4 16. Nd2 Bf5 17. e4 dxe4 18. Bxc4 ) 16. dxc5 Nxc5 17. Nd4 Bxd4 18. exd4 Ne6 19. Be3 *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “7”] [White “5”] [Black “tactical”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [EventDate “2014.??.??”] [FEN “4rrk1/pp3pbp/1q6/1P1QnpB1/8/4PP2/P3B1PP/2R2RK1 w – – 0 22″] [PlyCount “13”] [SetUp “1”]

22. Kh1 ( 22. Rfd1 $5 ) 22… Ng6 23. Bd3 Re5 24. Qd7 h6 25. Bf4 Nxf4 26. exf4 Rc5 27. Rxc5 Qxc5 28. g3 *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “7”] [White “6”] [Black “tactical”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [FEN “4rrk1/pp3pbp/1q6/1P1Qn1B1/5p2/4PP2/P3B1PP/2RR2K1 w – – 0 23″] [PlyCount “17”] [SetUp “1”]

23. Bxf4 Ng6 24. Kf1 Nxf4 25. exf4 Qh6 26. h3 Qxf4 27. Bd3 Qh2 28. Qf5 Qh1+ 29. Kf2 Bd4+ 30. Kg3 Be5+ 31. f4 *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “7”] [White “7”] [Black “tactical”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [EventDate “2014.??.??”] [FEN “4rrk1/pp2npbp/1q6/1P1Q1PB1/8/4p3/P3B1PP/2RR3K w – – 0 26″] [PlyCount “3”] [SetUp “1”]

26. Qf3 ( 26. Qd7 $6 ) ( 26. Qe4 Ng6 27. Qg4 Ne5 28. Qg3 ) 26… f6 27. Bxe3 *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “7”] [White “8”] [Black “tactical”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [FEN “4rrk1/pp1Qn1bp/1q3p2/1P3PB1/8/4p3/P3B1PP/2RR3K w – – 0 27″] [PlyCount “1”] [SetUp “1”]

27. Bf4 ( 27. Qe6+ $4 ) *

of things to do.

  • 1: Study Z lines in ECO: D43 (g3 versus the Semi-Slav)
  • 2: Study Sharpen Your Tactics by Anatoly Lein

Tapia 0.0.6

Mi registro de cambios sigue evolucionando. He aprendido mucho este año sobre la variación de cambio en la española aunque me falta mucho más para aprender. Siento que estoy progresando fantásticamente. Esta actualización proviene de Standard #6.

Tapia 0.0.5 Tapia 0.0.6

  • 1: G líneas en ECO: C69 (La Española: Variación de Cambio)
  • 2: J líneas en ECO: C68 (La Española: Variación de Cambio)
  • 3: Estrategia: MÁXIMA ACTIVIDAD
  • 4: Estrategia: MEJORAMIENTO DE PIEZA
  • 5: Estrategia: MÁXIMA ACTIVIDAD
  • 6: Estrategia: MÁXIMA ACTIVIDAD
  • 7: Táctica: #4 DISTANCIA DE TENEDOR DE CABALLO
  • 8: Táctica: #4 DISTANCIA DE TENEDOR DE CABALLO
[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “6”] [White “1”] [Black “opening”] [Result “*”] [ECO “C69″] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [PlyCount “40”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O f6 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 c5 8.
Ne2 Qxd1 9. Rxd1 Bd7 10. Nbc3 (10. Bf4 O-O-O 11. c4 g5 12. Be3 Bd6 13. Nbc3 Ne7
14. Rd2 b6 15. Rad1 Bc6 16. f3 Rhg8 {G1}) 10… O-O-O 11. Be3 (11. Bf4 Ne7 12.
Rd2 (12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Rxd5 Re8 14. f3 Bc6 15. Rdd1 f5 {F3}) (12. Bg3 g5 13. f4
Re8) 12… Ng6 13. Rad1 Nxf4 14. Nxf4 Bd6 15. Ncd5 Rhe8 16. Nb6+ Kb8 17. Nxd7+
Rxd7 18. f3 Rf7 19. Nd5 b5 {F1}) 11… Re8 12. Rd2 Bc6 13. Rad1 b6 14. f3 (14.
a4 Ne7 15. a5 Kb7 16. axb6 (16. f3 f5 17. Rd8 fxe4 18. Rxe8 Bxe8 19. Nxe4 Nf5
20. Bf4 Be7 21. axb6 cxb6 22. Rd5 Rf8 23. Re5 Rf7 24. N2c3 Bc6 25. Nd5 Bxd5 26.
Rxd5 Kc6 27. Rd2 a5 28. c4 Nd4 29. Be3 Nb3 30. Rd3 a4 {E3}) 16… cxb6 17. f3
f5 18. Rd8 (18. e5 h6 19. f4 g5 20. fxg5 Ng6 21. Rd8 Rxd8 22. Rxd8 hxg5 23.
Bxg5 Nxe5 24. Bf6 Nf7 25. Bxh8 Nxd8 {E2}) 18… Rxd8 19. Rxd8 fxe4 20. fxe4 Kc7
21. Rd2 Nc8 22. e5 Be7 23. Nf4 Kb7 24. Ne6 g6 {E1}) (14. Nd5 Ne7 15. c4 Nxd5
16. exd5 Bd7 17. Bf4 g5 18. Be3 Kb7 19. Re1 Bd6 {D1}) (14. h4 Ne7 15. h5 g6 {C1
}) (14. Nf4 Bd6 15. Nfd5 Be5 16. Bf4 Bxc3 17. Nxc3 Ne7 18. f3 g5 {B1}) 14…
Ne7 15. Nf4 Ng6 16. Nxg6 hxg6 17. Bf4 Be7 18. Nd5 Bd8 19. Bg3 g5 20. Ne3 g6 {A1
} *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “6”] [White “2”] [Black “opening”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [ECO “C68″] [PlyCount “44”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. d3 Qf6 8. Nbd2 ( 8. Be3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Qxf3 10. gxf3 Ne7 11. f4 exf4 12. Bxf4 O-O-O 13. Nd2 g5 14. Be3 Rg8 15. Nf3 g4 16. hxg4 Rxg4+ 17. Kh1 Bg7 18. Rab1 b6 19. b4 Rg8 20. Rg1 f5 { J1} ) 8… Ne7 9. Re1 ( 9. hxg4 hxg4 10. g3 gxf3 11. Qxf3 Qe6 { I1} ) ( 9. Nc4 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Qxf3 11. gxf3 Ng6 12. Be3 Be7 13. Rfd1 O-O-O 14. Kf1 Bf6 15. c3 Rd7 16. b4 Rhd8 17. Ke2 b6 18. a4 Kb7 { H1} ) 9… Ng6 10. d4 ( 10. hxg4 hxg4 11. g3 Bc5 12. Nb3 Bb6 13. Bg5 Qxf3 14. Qxf3 gxf3 15. Nd2 f6 16. Be3 Bxe3 17. Rxe3 Nf8 18. Nxf3 Ne6 { G1} ) 10… Nf4 ( 10… Bd6 11. hxg4 hxg4 12. Nh2 Rxh2 13. Qxg4 Rh4 14. Qf5 exd4 15. Nf3 Rh7 16. Bg5 Qe6 17. Qxe6+ fxe6 18. Nxd4 Kf7 { F1} ) 11. hxg4 ( 11. dxe5 Qg6 12. Nh4 Bxd1 13. Nxg6 Nxg6 14. Rxd1 O-O-O 15. e6 fxe6 16. Re1 Ne5 { E1} ) 11… hxg4 12. g3 ( 12. Nh2 Nxg2 13. Kxg2 Rxh2+ 14. Kxh2 Qxf2+ 15. Kh1 g3 16. Re2 g2+ 17. Kh2 g1=Q+ 18. Kh3 Qgg2# { D1} ) 12… gxf3 13. Qxf3 Ne6 14. dxe5 Qxe5 15. Qf5 ( 15. Nb3 Bd6 16. Kg2 O-O-O 17. Bd2 Kb8 18. Rh1 Ng5 19. Bxg5 Qxg5 { C1} ) 15… Qb5 16. a4 ( 16. Nf3 Rh5 17. Qxb5 axb5 { B1} ) 16… Qb6 17. a5 Qb5 18. Qxb5 cxb5 19. Nf3 O-O-O 20. Kg2 Bb4 21. c3 Be7 22. Be3 b4 { A1} *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “6”] [White “3”] [Black “strategic”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [FEN “2kr1bnr/2pb2pp/pp3p2/2p5/P3P3/2N1B3/1PP1NPPP/R2R2K1 b – – 0 12″] [PlyCount “3”] [SetUp “1”]

12… Bd6 ( 12… Ne7 $2 ) 13. a5 ( 13. Bf4 Bc6 ) 13… b5 *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “6”] [White “4”] [Black “strategic”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [FEN “3r1b1r/1k4pp/ppn1bp2/2pN4/2P1P3/4BP2/1P2N1PP/R2R2K1 b – – 0 17″] [PlyCount “1”] [SetUp “1”]

17… Bd6 $1 *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “6”] [White “5”] [Black “strategic”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [SetUp “1”] [FEN “3r3r/1k4pp/ppnbbp2/2pN4/2P1P3/1P2BP2/4N1PP/R2R2K1 b – – 0 18″] [PlyCount “13”]

18… f5 (18… Be5 $2) 19. Bf4 (19. Ndf4 Bc8) (19. Nef4 Bc8) (19. Bg5 Rd7 20.
Bf4 fxe4 21. fxe4 (21. Nxb6 Kxb6 22. Rxd6 Rxd6 23. Bxd6 Rd8 24. Rd1 Nd4 25.
Rxd4 cxd4 26. c5+ Kb7 27. Nxd4 Bd5 28. f4 a5) 21… Bxf4 22. Ndxf4 Rhd8 23.
Rxd7+ Bxd7) 19… fxe4 20. Nxb6 exf3 21. gxf3 Bxf4 22. Nxf4 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 Rd8
24. Rxd8 Nxd8 *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “6”] [White “6”] [Black “strategic”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [SetUp “1”] [FEN “3r3r/1k5p/ppn1bp2/2pNb1p1/2P1P3/1P2BPP1/4N2P/1R1R2K1 b – – 0 20″] [PlyCount “9”] [EventDate “2014.??.??”]

20… Rhf8 (20… Rhg8 $2) 21. f4 Bb8 22. Nec3 (22. fxg5 Bg4 23. Re1 fxg5 24.
Bxg5 Rde8 25. Nf6 Ne5) 22… Bg4 23. Rd2 gxf4 24. gxf4 Bh3 *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “6”] [White “7”] [Black “tactical”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [FEN “1b6/1k3rrp/ppn1bN2/2p1Pp2/2P2P2/1P2B3/4NK1P/3R2R1 b – – 0 27″] [PlyCount “3”] [SetUp “1”]

27… Rxg1 ( 27… Bc7 $2 ) 28. Rxg1 Bc7 *

[Event “Daniel Tapia’s Chess Changelog”] [Site “www.squarology.com”] [Date “2014.02.15”] [Round “6”] [White “8”] [Black “tactical”] [Result “*”] [Annotator “Tapia,Daniel”] [FEN “4N3/1kb3rp/ppn1b3/2p1Pp2/2P2P2/1P2B3/4NK1P/3R4 b – – 0 29″] [PlyCount “5”] [SetUp “1”]

29… Rg8 ( 29… Rd7 $2 ) 30. Nxc7 Kxc7 31. Rd6 Rg6 *

de cosas para hacer.

  • 1: Estudiar Z líneas en ECO: C68 (La Española: Variación de Cambio)
  • 1: Estudiar Pawn Power por Hans Kmoch

Standard #7

Time is something that’s really hard to manage while talking. And my problem is compounded by not being the best theoretician but I am actively trying to fix that so I don’t have to panic if I lose one or two games (or even three or four, etc.). And what’s most important is that I still have to improve my general chess to find good moves. I had some chess blindness plus I was unable to use general principles to find what should have been simple moves. Without further ado, here’s the game:

Here’s the game on pgn4web with the PGN code below it.

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Qc2 g6 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. Qd1 Bg7 8. Bg5
Qc7 9. e3 Nf6 10. Be2 Nbd7 11. O-O O-O 12. b4 Ne4 13. Nxe4 Bxe4 14. b5 c5 15.
dxc5 Qxc5 16. Rc1 Qb6 17. Nd4 Rac8 18. Qd2 Ne5 19. f3 Bf5 20. Nxf5 gxf5 21.
Qxd5 Rce8 22. Rfd1 f4 23. Kh1 fxe3 24. f4 Ng6 25. f5 Ne7 26. Qd7 f6 27. Qe6+
Qxe6 28. fxe6 fxg5 {White resigns} 0-1

Standard #06

Debería estar agradecido por todas estas buenas lecciones que mis oponentes me están dando :D Llevo dos partidas este año en donde mi contrincante me juega la varación de cambio en la Española y en todas con negras he enfrentado sólo 1.e4 así que si seguimos con este ritmo seré un experto en 1…e5 muy pronto. Aquí está la partida:

Y aquí está la partida en pgn4web con la PGN debajo.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O f6 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 c5 8.
Ne2 Qxd1 9. Rxd1 Bd7 10. Nbc3 O-O-O 11. Be3 b6 12. a4 Ne7 13. a5 Kb7 14. f3 Nc6
15. axb6 cxb6 16. Nd5 Be6 17. c4 Bd6 18. b3 Be5 19. Rab1 g5 20. g3 Rhg8 21. Kf2
f5 22. f4 gxf4 23. gxf4 Bb8 24. e5 Rg7 25. Nf6 Rf8 26. Rg1 Rff7 27. Rbd1 Bc7
28. Rxg7 Rxg7 29. Ne8 Rd7 30. Rxd7 Bxd7 31. Nf6 Be6 32. Nxh7 Na5 33. Nc1 Nxb3
34. Nxb3 Bxc4 35. Nd2 Bd3 36. Nf8 c4 37. Bd4 b5 38. Ke3 Ba5 39. Ne6 Bc2 40.
Nc5+ Kc6 41. Nxa6 c3 42. Nf3 Be4 43. Ng1 b4 44. Nc5 Bd5 45. Ne2 c2 46. e6 b3
47. e7 Bf7 48. Nxb3 1-0