Saturday, June 30, 2012

Latvian Gambit Master Game

Below is a chess master game of the Latvian gambit played by Jim West on the White side of the pieces. His opponent playing the black pieces is an Expert. This game appeared in the Atlanic Chess News April thru Sept 2010 edition. Atlantic Chess News is the official publication of the New Jersey State Chess Federation. James R. West (2200) Steve Ferrero (1996) Dean of Chess Halloween Match Flemington, NJ, G/30, Rd. 3 Oct. 31, 2010, ECO C40

Latvian Gambit Amateur Game

This post compliments my first post on the Latvian Gambit. Here is an example of an Chess Amateur Latvian Gambit game: "Atomic Patzer" - Zilbermintz, USATE 2011 played over a year old game played by two chess amateurs, blogger Atomic Patzer (White Pieces)at the USATE in New Jersey against a candidate master Lev Zilbermintz. Black initiated the Latvian Gambit and was hoisted by his own petard ,so to speak. Atomic was well prepared for this opening from Black's point of view and may have even booked up on it from Black's resources of the Latvian Gambit. The official ratings of both players at the time of play was Atomic Patzer USCF 1611 and Lev Zilbermintz about USCF 2148. What is interesting about this game is that even with Black's lone King on the board ,he continued to play until it was mate in one. Apparently Black was hoping for a stalemate. I think this was poor sports man play on the part of Black not to resign with just his lone King on the board against White's pass pawn, two knights and a bishop.

Chess Openings: Latvian Gambit

Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...f5 2...f5?! The Latvian Gambit sometimes known as the Greco Counter Gambit. The Latvian Gambit is one of the most vocally disagreed-about openings in chess. Depending on who you read, Black has either lured White into a minefield of tricks and traps leading almost inevitably to a violent death, or given away a free pawn. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 The above Chess Flash Game the players are Atomic Patzer vs Expert Zilbermintz at USATE 2/2011 in New Jersey, USA Latvian Gambit Part One Latvian Gambit Part Two

Friday, June 29, 2012 presents Kasparov- Karpov 1986 22nd Game

ICC Three Minute Blitz Games With Diamondback

Hello fellow chess blog readers ! Here are some of my most recent victories on Internet Chess Club playing three minute blitz. I like this variation of blitz on ICC because after typing in the command 3-minute, one usually gets a game immediately and within 100 points of your ICC rating. I must give a warning, some of these games includes pieces en prise, with myself and my opponents committing the blunders but neither players are picking up on the mistakes because of the three minute countdown. I believe for online chess, ICC is the best value for your buck, but be careful it can very addictive and one can spend hours playing on ICC without realizing you are really wasting your time, since most games are blitz games that usually don't improve you chess skills except for some tacital training and pattern recognition.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chess Fischer vs Spassky 1972 Game 6 - English Opening transposing to QGD Tartakower

Amateur Game from member of Hamilton Chess Club, Hamilton New Jersey USA

Club member Phil Hepler's game from the February 2011 USATE. Philip Hepler (1795) - Todd Bryant (2142) 2011 US Amateur Team East, Parsippany, NJ 2011.02.20

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chess Lesson: Buildong a Bridge

Learn From Bobby Fischer's Gratest Games This technique of building a bridge is used in rook versus rook and pawn endgames. It is often necessary to shelter your King behind your rook so your pawn can promote. This endgame is taken from Fischer vs Sherwin at the 1958 Interzonal tournament in Portoroz, Slovenia.

Fischer vs Tal , Bled , Slovenia 1961

Learn From Bobby Fischer's Greatest Games

Thursday, June 21, 2012

ICC Blitz Back Rank Mate

White to move and Mate Some Skittles Analysis Much More Analysis

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Yang-Fan Zhou English IM

England used to produce one or two teenage international masters a year in the 1970s and 1980s, the golden era when the Olympiad team advanced to world No2 behind the Soviet Union. Now Russia and India lead in junior chess while, since David Howell became a grandmaster in 2007, the only new English GMs and IMs have been adults. Yang-Fan Zhou, 16, broke the drought last week when he scored his final IM norm at Coulsdon. It followed Zhou's eye-catching 9/9 at Brighton in February and the International Chess Federation (Fide) should formally award him his IM title in a few weeks' time. The sixth-former from Whitgift School in Croydon has made an 80-point surge up the world ratings, reflecting his growing maturity and confidence, a sharper opening repertoire and a series of attacking wins. The new IM has a chance for his first GM norm this weekend when the final rounds of 4NCL UK league matches are staged at Hinckley, Leicester. Monday's Pride & Prejudice v Wood Green clash between two unbeaten teams will settle who wins the national team title. Zhou's 4NCL performance so far is around 2560, well ahead of the IM 2450 mark and close to the 2600 GM level Favourite Chess Game of Yang-Fan Zhou Top UK Chess Players All Chessgames of Yang-Fan Zhou FIDE Chess Profile of Yang-Fan Zhou

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

South American WGM Fierro of Ecuador

Martha Lorena Fierro Baquero[1] (born September 6, 1977 in Kingston, Rhode Island, USA)[2] is a chess player. She holds the FIDE player titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster and the FIDE training title of FIDE Trainer, acquired after successful examination at the FIDE Seminar for Coaches in Vung Tau (Vietnam) on 29.10.2008.[3] Ecuador's strongest female player, Fierro has represented Ecuador in eight biennial Chess Olympiads (1994-96, 2000-2010)[4]. She is a frequent visitor to the United States and has a second home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Today she lives with her mom in Ecuador, and in addition to her professional chess competition, Fierro has worked as a chess journalist. Fierro attended the 2012 World Conference for Sport and Women, the fifth in this series, held in Los Angeles.[5] Martha Fierro Biography The Chessgames of Martha Fierro