Traxler Counter Attack Smashed in 12 Moves! | Training Game

Two 15+15 classical training games in which I destroyed the Traxler with Bxf7+ in the first one and the open Tarrasch French in the second!

From now on I’ll be recording training games as often as I can. I have two measurable goals in my training weeks to come. Aside from working on the endgame, strategy, and a new repertoire, I have set a goal of reaching 2300 in lichess tactics and 2100 in lichess classical.

Today’s games were not that challenging to be honest. I managed to win both easily. Both of my opponents messed up in the opening and I didn’t really get tired calculating:)

Here are today’s games:

Traxler Counter Gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 Bc5 5. Bxf7+ Ke7 6. Bd5 d6 7. O-O Nxd5 8. exd5 Nb8 9. Ne4 Bb6 10. d4 Nd7 11. Qg4 Nf6 12. Qxg7+ 1-0

French Tarrasch Open

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Ngf3 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Bc5 7. N2f3 Nc6 8. c3 Bxd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Nf6 11. Bg5 O-O 12. O-O-O Be6 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. Qxf6 gxf6 15. Rd4 Rac8 16. Bd3 f5 17. Rd1 Kh8 18. Rf4 Rg8 19. g3 Rgd8 20. Bxf5 Bxf5 21. Rxf5 d4 22. Rxf7 dxc3 23. Rxd8+ Rxd8 24. bxc3 Rg8 25. Rxb7 Rg7 26. Rxg7 Kxg7 27. Kc2 Kf6 28. Kd3 Ke5 29. f4+ Kd5 30. g4 h6 31. h4 a6 32. g5 hxg5 33. fxg5 Ke5 34. c4 Kf5 35. c5 Kg6 36. c6 Kh5 37. c7 Kxh4 38. g6 Kh5 39. g7 Kg5 40. g8=Q+ Kf6 41. c8=Q Ke7 42. Qce6# 1-0

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