Friday, June 1, 2007

The Patzer's Opening

Max Euwe wrote an interesting and difficult to read book called the Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur. As you know this book doesn't make it on my recommended list, but I keep getting called back to it by very helpful folk. So I go back.

Game 7 deals with the concept of the Premature Attack. And is the Patzer's Attack. But ECO has a code for it nontheless. Interestingly enough, this concept of speed rules has been largely overthrown at the grandmaster levels. This is probably due to the massive amount of examination that Fritz can bring to any position. Fundamental beliefs of bad and good, pretty much get tossed out. You examine the tableau for ideas, see if they are just simply defeated, and move on. Centapawn weaknesses are meaningless in the face of suprise, aggression, and good research.

My best friend, does not yet fall into these problems. I suspect that this will happen when he enters "god" mode. He hasn't quite yet had the win to do so yet. But I am expecting it any day now. We aren't playing for a week, just so he can enjoy the being in the thousand club for awhile, and accepts that he belongs. This week, speed chess at the mall!

At anyrate, here are a couple of interesting versions of the game. In the more useful format of PDF. One is the game from Euwe's book with an alternate ending by me, that seems a little more human. (Nobody turns down the queen in to win). And a game by the US Super GM Nakamura.

[Event "Master v. Amateur"]
[Site "Game 7"]
[Date "2007.06.01"]
[White "Amateur"]
[Black "Master"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C20"]

1. e4 e5
2. Qh5 Nc6
3. Bc4 g6
4. Qf3 Nf6
5. Qb3 Qe7
6. Nf3 Na5
7. Qc3 Nxc4
8. Qxc4 d6
9. h3 Be6
10. Qb4 O-O-O
11. Qa4 Kb8
12. O-O Nh5
13. Nc3 f5
14. exf5 gxf5
15. Nb5 a6
16. Na3 Nf4
17. d3 Nxh3+
18. gxh3 Rg8+
19. Kh2 Bd5
20. Ne1 Qg7
21. Be3 Be7
22. c4 Bc6
23. Qb3 Qg2+
24. Nxg2 Rxg2+
25. Kh1 Rxf2+
26. Kg1 Rg2+
27. Kh1 Rdg8

(27... Rxb2+ 28. Rf3 Bxf3+ 29. Kg1 Rg8+
30. Bg5 Rxg5+ 31. Kf1 Rxb3 32. axb3 Rg2 33. Re1 Bh4 34. Re3 Rf2+ 35. Kg1 e4 36.
dxe4 fxe4 37. Nb1 Rg2+ 38. Kf1 Rc2 39. Rc3 Re2 40. Rc1 Rh2 41. Kg1 Rh1#)

28. Bg5 R2xg5+
29. Kh2 Rg2+
30. Kh1 Rf2#

[Event "Minneapolis HB Global op"]
[Site "Minneapolis"]
[Date "2005.05.22"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Mitkov, Nikola"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C20"]
[WhiteElo "2657"]
[BlackElo "2530"]
[PlyCount "109"]
[EventDate "2005.05.18"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "USA"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2005.05.28"]

1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 3. Bc4 g6 4. Qf3 Nf6 5. Ne2 d6 6. h3 Bg7 7. d3 Be6 8. Bb3
h6 9. Be3 Bxb3 10. axb3 d5 11. O-O O-O 12. Na3 Kh7 13. b4 a6 14. c3 Qd6 15. Ng3
Rad8 16. Nc2 Qe6 17. Qe2 Rfe8 18. Rad1 Rd7 19. Bc1 Red8 20. Rfe1 Ng8 21. f4
exf4 22. Bxf4 Nf6 23. e5 Ng8 24. d4 f6 25. exf6 Qxe2 26. Rxe2 Nxf6 27. Ne1 a5
28. bxa5 Nxa5 29. Nd3 Rf7 30. Rde1 Ng8 31. Nh1 Nc4 32. Nhf2 Rdf8 33. Bh2 c6 34.
Nc5 Ra8 35. Nfd3 Ra2 36. Rb1 Nf6 37. Nb4 Ra8 38. Rbe1 Ng8 39. b3 Nb6 40. Nbd3
Ra3 41. Rb1 Nc8 42. Na4 Nf6 43. Kh1 Ne4 44. Rc2 g5 45. Nac5 Ncd6 46. Ne6 Nb5
47. Nxg7 Rxg7 48. Be5 Rf7 49. c4 dxc4 50. bxc4 Nxd4 51. Bxd4 Rxd3 52. Be5 Re7
53. Bh2 Kg6 54. Rcb2 Rc3 55. Rxb7 1/2-1/2

1 comment:

takchess said...

if you hunt around you can find the entire Euwe books games in pgn format. try googling Euwe + cbh etc.. There is a fellow who plays for $ in Harvard Square as white will play this attack and as black plays the Caro Kahn. Regardless whether you think it is sound , if one is unprepared it is very dangerous.

Also head on over to the mall and get your self a little magnetic analysis chess set so you can play along with your books. Playing through games by the pool gives me great pleasure.