Always a pleasure

It's always a pleasure to have a chance to show these games to a new generation of chess players. Dan fancied learning about a more aggressive opening, and one of the ones we looked at was Evans' Gambit.

[Event "over loading"]
[Site "over loading"]
[Date "1963.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Fischer"]
[Black "Fine NY (skittles game)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C52"]
[PlyCount "33"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 exd4 7. O-O dxc3 8.
Qb3 Qe7 9. Nxc3 Nf6 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. exd5 Ne5 12. Nxe5 Qxe5 13. Bb2 13... Qg5 {
( white's Bb2 stares menacingly at g7, but the Qg5 protects it )} 14. h4
Qxh4 15. Bxg7 Rg8 16. Rfe1+ 16... Kd8 {
( now the Qh4 can be deflected from the d8-h4 diagonal to allow Bf6+ )} 17. Qg3

I didn't get around to looking at the King's Gambit, but this ought to whet anyone's appetite:

[Event "attacking never bettered: Lond"]
[Site "attacking never bettered: Lon"]
[Date "1851.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Anderssen, A."]
[Black "Kieseritzky, L."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C33"]
[PlyCount "45"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Bc4 Qh4+ 4. Kf1 b5 5. Bxb5 Nf6 6. Nf3 Qh6 7. d3 Nh5 8.
Nh4 Qg5 9. Nf5 c6 10. g4 Nf6 11. Rg1 cxb5 12. h4 Qg6 13. h5 Qg5 14. Qf3 Ng8 15.
Bxf4 Qf6 16. Nc3 Bc5 17. Nd5 17... Qxb2 {# the most famous double-rook sacrifice of all} 18. Bd6 Qxa1+ 19. Ke2 Bxg1 20.e5 Na6 21. Nxg7+ Kd8 22. Qf6+ Nxf6 23. Be7# 1-0


Chess Quotes

Chess and life
"Luzhin, preparing an attack for which it was first necessary to explore a maze of variations, where his every step aroused a perilous echo, begain a long meditation: he needed, it seemed, to make one last prodigious effort and whe would find the secret move leading to victory. Suddenly, something occurred outside his being, a scorching pain - and he let out a loud cry, shaking his hand stung by the flame of a match, which he had lit and forgotten to apply to his cigarette.
— Vladimir NABOKOV, The Defence.