Tuesday, 25 May 2010

DavidL defends the Patzer as Black

After my previous post, I said I'd give an example of how I've recently defended against the Patzer's Opening.  I've recently joined Chesscube.com and, as in almost all online Chess environments, any player who has no reputation, no ranking and no games played is often seen as easy prey - a Patzer.  My opponent, k_ermin, decided he'd have a go at the Patzer's Opening against me - and I was ready!

Played 29 April 2010, k_ermin vs DavidL

1.e4  e5 
2.Qh5 Nc6 
3.Bc4 g6 
4.Qf3 Nf6

At this stage, we've reached the classic Anti-Patzer position.  Black has successfully defended the immediate threats from White, and has a fairly good king-side development for it, while White is having to mobilise the rest of his pieces.

5. d3   Bg7 
6. Bg5  O-O 
7. Bxf6 Bxf6 
8. Bd5  d6 
9. Bxc6 bxc6 
10.Nh3  Rb8 
11.b3   d5 
12.exd5 cxd5 
13.Nc3  e4 
14.dxe4 dxe4 
15.Qe3  Re8 
16.Rd1  Qe7 
17.Nd5  Qe6 
18.Nxc7 Qc6 
19.Nxe8 Bc3+ 
20.Kf1  Ba6+ 
21.Kg1  Rxe8 
22.Qxa7 Qf6 
23.g3   Be2 
24.Rd7  Bf3 
25.Nf4  Ba5 
26.Qxa5 Qa1+ 
27.Qe1  Qxe1# 0-1

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Coming up soon: DavidL defends the Patzer's Opening

Yes, I know it's been a long time since my last post, but I've been playing a few games - so that I've got something to comment on.  I've just joined Chesscube, http://www.chesscube.com/ and experienced something that probably everybody experiences when joining a new community - people trying to checkmate you with the Patzer's Opening.  I've got two games where I successfully defended 1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 and I'll explain how, hopefully next week!