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 KGA blitz


Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:00 pm
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 Re: KGA blitz
Crazy game and another reason why I won't play this opening! Congrats on fighting your way through the morass!

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Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:17 pm
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 Re: KGA blitz
I like it for blitz, rarely have any problems with black on my level of play, if I get in the h6 g5 f4 chain.
With white I try to castle queenside asap to avoid the main lines..


Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:16 am
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 Re: KGA blitz
On move 10 I think Bxf7+ is possible. If I'm counting correctly (and it's very late so I may not be), white should come out on top here.

10. Bxf7 Kxf7 11. Nxg5 Qxg5 12. Rxg5 Bxd1 13. Rf5+ followed up by 14. Kxd1.

I guess he sensed the right moment to sacrifice, but didn't realise the importance of the move order, allowing the knight to move away with check.


Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:54 pm
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 Re: KGA blitz
FlintEastwood wrote:
On move 10 I think Bxf7+ is possible. If I'm counting correctly (and it's very late so I may not be), white should come out on top here.

10. Bxf7 Kxf7 11. Nxg5 Qxg5 12. Rxg5 Bxd1 13. Rf5+ followed up by 14. Kxd1.

I guess he sensed the right moment to sacrifice, but didn't realise the importance of the move order, allowing the knight to move away with check.


Interesting idea, but Black can improve. 11..hxg5! 12. Qxg4 Nf6 13. Rxh8 Qxh8 -+

9. Rh5? gives Black a clear advantage, it looks neat, but the rook is just a target.

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Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:17 am
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 Re: KGA blitz
After 7.d4 white would have a dream KGA, leaving black positionally busted. You both needed to concentrate more on the centre. 4.Bc4 cannot be bad but 4.b3 makes much more sense. White gave you the chance to play Bg7 and you really should have taken it.

After white run out of steam it was clear you had a better idea how to combine your pieces into an attack. If your after a g5 defence, you should find it easier to play 3..g5 instead as I suspect it would suite your style better.


Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:21 am
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 Re: KGA blitz
thanks for the comments guys, much apreciated.

I was afraid of the sacrifice but since I don't have the capacity to calculate the consequences in a reasonable time, I just ignored the posibility and made my moves quickly. I ignore the threats of that particular sacrifice because when I try it with white I often lose on time because I can't find the killing blow.

since I played alot of KGA in my blitz games over the years I figured out that some moves are more problematic to deal with in practice than others. so bacically, what I try with black is to incorporate the pawnchain idea(becker defence), the Be7 idea(cunningham d.) and the d6 move (fischer d.) the problem is that they don't all go very well together. but, I do it anyway because often it gets me out of the book lines earlier than if I only sick to the one idea.
if I don't get demolished positionaly or flat out die, most of the time I castle queenside and go for the white king.

I agree with pobble that d4 would be problematic since I had succes with it for white. but, in that sort of position if a player isn't a positional genius I often have flagging chances since he is the one who must keep the control of the position and I will be making my moves quickly.
as for the b3 idea I think it's great for white but I almost never see it played in blitz.
about the imediate g5, I agree that it's better for my style but most of the people I encounter know that line prety well and I don't have the calculating capacity to weather the storm when I'm whiped with agressive best moves throughout the opening..


Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:38 am
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 Re: KGA blitz
Fox wrote:
FlintEastwood wrote:
On move 10 I think Bxf7+ is possible. If I'm counting correctly (and it's very late so I may not be), white should come out on top here.

10. Bxf7 Kxf7 11. Nxg5 Qxg5 12. Rxg5 Bxd1 13. Rf5+ followed up by 14. Kxd1.

I guess he sensed the right moment to sacrifice, but didn't realise the importance of the move order, allowing the knight to move away with check.


Interesting idea, but Black can improve. 11..hxg5! 12. Qxg4 Nf6 13. Rxh8 Qxh8 -+

9. Rh5? gives Black a clear advantage, it looks neat, but the rook is just a target.


Good point! I missed that Nf6 was with a double attack, so I didn't think hxg5 was possible.


Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:21 am
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 Re: KGA blitz
Igor, I cannot fault your logic.

If you want some fun in blitz and don't mind looking like an idiot, I can reccomend the ' Nutter Defence ' - 2..Qf6?!?
I've had 3.fxe5??? more times than you would imagine, 3.Nf3 Qxf4 4.d4 Qxe4+ the one pint too many line, and 3.d3 the ' I'm not really the gambiting sort ' line. I've had those three about 90% of the time. Sadly almost everything apart from those three wins for white. Ok, I'll shut up now.


Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:40 pm
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 Re: KGA blitz
LOL! I believe the official name is the Norwalde Variation and is the brainchild of Stefan B├╝cker.

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Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:47 pm
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 Re: KGA blitz
hmm.. 2..Qf6
I've had that played against me over the board many times. it was against a 30 year old friend who has natural chess talent but never learnt any theory past the italian game and mating with the heavy pieces.
at first all the games were tough and eaqualish but then I started winning mostly because he didn't know what to do after the Qxf4 idea. he would just dance around with the queen which gave me time to develop my pieces around the centre without any real opposition..
then again we did play 15 00:15 00 min games, with less time it will surely be more bloody.
thanks for the tip.


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