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Francisco, R – Baghwat, N USATS (Round 2)

by • March 31, 2014 • Featured, GamesComments Off on Francisco, R – Baghwat, N USATS (Round 2)1285

By Richard Francisco The following game was played in round 2 at the USATS. It was my favorite game, as I was able to execute a standard attacking strategy in a novel form. 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.h4 h6 5.g4 Bg6? This retreat is inaccurate.  Black is forced to play 5…Bd7 to prevent [&hellip...

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Three Theoretical Novelties: Let’s See How They Run

January 7, 2014 • Featured, Games9657

By Daniel Quigley Theoretical Novelty (TN): A move, usually played in the opening, thought not to have been played before. This normally refers to the effort of serious titled players engaged in prepared and  conscious planning, or the luck of an inspired...


The Butterfly Effect

January 5, 2014 • Games1450

By Daniel Gurevich In the 1952 short story by Ray Bradbury, “A Sound of Thunder”, the killing of a butterfly by a time-traveler during the time of dinosaurs causes the future to change in subtle but meaningful ways. The term “butterfly effect” was...

Games: 2013 GA State Championship

January 1, 2014 • Games1329

John Lattier(2015)—Ruifeng Li(2310) 2013 GA St Champ’ship, 2013.05.03(1) 1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. Na3 Bc5 6. Nc4 e4 7. Ne5 Nxe5 8. Bxe5 O-O 9. Bb2 c6 10. Be2 d5 11. h4 d4 12. Nh3 Qb6 13. Qc1 Nd5 14. Ba3 dxe3 15. fxe3 Rd8 16. Bxc5...