Annotated by ethansiegel (1856): Alright, here's a miniature (checkmate in 20 moves or less) in a recent league game of mine.
The game is pretty unremarkable except for the winning tactic at the end, which is really fun! The Vienna Game -- a quiet opening, whose strength often lies in the very fact that it attacks nothing -- quite often black will go for too much in an opening like this. 2. ...Nf6 is more common, but this is…|
Annotated by nemmers (1423): This game was interesting because of the fact that it taught me that superior space & mobility were able to overcome a material defecit. Well, technically a material defecit. My opponent hemmed in his own rook, so I was actually playing up the exchange the whole game. But in the end my opponent pretty much mated himself with his own pawns anyway, so it all came out in the wash. :) I enjoy…|
Annotated by timbentley (1717): This game is another example of why you should look ahead at what your opponent can do. Black made a blunder to lose his rook, but I made a worse blunder to lose my king. I decided to try the Vienna Game. The Max Lange variation. The Falkbeer variation, Nf6, is more common, but both are solid. Other good moves are f4 and g3, as well as Nf3, transposing to the Three Knights Opening. This move…|