PDA

View Full Version : What is Trent Parker's Game Like?



Trent Parker
01-03-2004, 02:01 AM
Can put up a good fight, can get a winning position, can't finish off if his life depended on it!


Usage:
Parker,T (1181) - Tomas,T (1700) [D00]
City Of Sydney (1)

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 Nxe4 4.Nxe4 dxe4 5.f3 e6 6.Be3 a6 7.Nh3 exf3 8.Qxf3 Qf6 9.Qg3 Bd6 10.Qg4 h6 11.Bd3 h5 12.Qe2 Qh4+ 13.Bf2 Qg4 14.Qe3 Nc6 15.0-0 Bd7 16.Be2 Qg6 17.c3 Ne7 18.Nf4 Bxf4 19.Qxf4 0-0-0 20.Bg3 Nd5 21.Qxf7 Qxf7 22.Rxf7 Rhg8 23.Be5 g6 24.Re1 Rdf8 25.Rg7 Rxg7 26.Bxg7 Rf7 27.Bh6 Ne7 28.Bc4 Nd5 29.Bd3 Rh7 30.Bg5 Rg7 31.Re5 c6 32.a3 Nc7 33.Bh4 Be8 34.Bc4 Kd7 35.Rg5 Bf7 36.Be2 Rh7 37.Kf2 Rh8 38.Ke3 Rg8 39.Ke4 Ne8 40.Ke5 Rf8 41.Bd3 Rg8 42.b4 Rg7 43.a4 Rg8 44.c4 b6 45.b5 cxb5 46.cxb5 a5 47.Be4 Kc7 48.Bg3 Kd8 49.Bh4 Kc7 50.d5 exd5 51.Bxd5 Bxd5 52.Kxd5 Nf6+ 53.Ke6 Ne4 54.Bg3+ Kd8 55.Rd5+ Ke8 56.Bc7 Nc5+ 57.Kf6 Nd7+ 58.Ke6 Nc5+ 59.Kd6 Nxa4 60.Bxb6 Nxb6 61.Re5+ Kd8 62.Kc6 Nc4 63.Rd5+ Kc8 64.b6 Rg7 65.Kb5 Ne3 66.Rg5 Kb7 67.Kxa5 Nc4+ 68.Kb5 Nxb6 69.Kc5 Nd7+ 70.Kd6 Kc8 71.Ke6 Kd8 72.h4 Re7+ 73.Kd6 Nf8 74.g4 hxg4 75.Rxg4 Ke8 76.Rg5 Kf7 77.h5 Re6+ 78.Kd5 Kf6 79.Rxg6+ Nxg6 80.hxg6 Re1 0-1

Kevin Bonham
01-03-2004, 03:13 AM
So close and yet so far, but lots of positives to take heart from. The game is quite instructive because it shows how important tactics can be in the ending. Many players go to sleep in endings because they imagine not much violence can happen with so few pieces on the board. Bzzzt.

For instance (Trent may already know about some of these) 57.Rxc5! and Black can resign - if he takes it, he won't be stopping the b-pawn in a hurry.

60.Bxb6 is unsound - giving up a piece to try to use a pawn to get it back like this often doesn't work because the danger pawn can be blocked off. Despite this there were a few (at least) draws in the moves that follow. 63.Rc5 is one of them, the b-pawn becomes dangerous with the knight forced to move.

The last few moves are interesting. Black's 77...Re6+ is a mistake. He should play 77...Kf6! first, to make you move the rook, then ...Re6+, then ...g5 and he's well on the way with his pawn intact. But the reason 77...Re6+ is a mistake, is that on move 79, instead of 79.Rxg6, the move was 79.hxg6!! If the king takes the rook, 80.g7 and White queens. Of course he wouldn't fall for that, but the point is that Black's last pawn is gone, he's going to have his work cut out winning KRN vs KR with the White king in the middle.

Kerry Stead
01-03-2004, 10:22 PM
Trent, some things to come from the game:
* good opening choice! The BDG is an old favourite of mine ... however the way you played it ... hmmm
* 5.Bc4 is better than 5.f3. In the Hubsch gambit you often have no need to sacrifice a pawn to get a decent position. Often the e pawn can be rounded up by simply playing c3 (to over-protect the d pawn), Ne2-g3 and Qe2.
* 7.Nh3 looks a little un-natural, as you would prefer the knight to go to f3. Why not try to pick up the e pawn in that position anyway with something like c3 & Qc2?
* when playing an opening like this, it is important to remember the importance of maintaining the initiative and how to handle your lead in development. 9.Bf3 could have been considered, as could have 9.Qd1 (to get the queen out of trouble) or even the immediate 9.Qg4.
* After you picked up the f pawn, you should be at least a little better - the tough bit is how to make sure that you get the most from your advantage. The things you have going for you in that position are 1) the bishop pair; 2) better pawn structure (esp. with weak e6 pawn for black); 3) rook on the 7th (although it is tough to maintain).
* 24.Re1 looks like the wrong square for the rook. Unless there is some tactical problem, I'd be more inclined to play 24.Raf1 to try and stop black from exchanging rooks. Although the rook hits at the weak e6 pawn (once the bishop moves) it is relatively easy to defend for the time being. You should also keep in mind what black will try to do to defend the position. If black can trade off the e pawn for the d pawn and swap heavy pieces, then black should be equal, which is an improvement from the position he is in now.
* If you were looking for a draw, you could consider 31.Bc4, with the idea of taking on d5, followed by Re7, which either leads to an opposite coloured bishop ending, or leaves your rook on the 7th. Either way its not a bad position to be in when playing someone 500 points higher rated than you.
* Once black plays 31.c6, the white squared bishop is officially horrible. The only decent piece black has is the knight, so you should look to exploit this. The black squares are weakened by the pawn chain on white squares, so try to get your king into the position, and get your black squared bishop to try to own the board if at all possible (e5 probably the best square for it). You might also want to look at putting your pawns on white squares so that your bishop can have the maximum scope.
* As Kevin pointed out, 57.Rxc5 was strong.
* 60.Kc6 is much stronger than 60.Bxb6. There is no need to give up the piece, and a pawn is not going to promote as a result, so its much better to leave the pieces on and try to win pawns rather than sacrificing speculatively.
* Also as Kevin pointed out, 79.hxg6 is much stronger than 79.Rxg6
* I think the thing you really need to take from this game is how to maintain an advantage, and how to build upon it. Basically try to make your good points as good as they can be, and minimise your weaknesses, and vice versa for your opponent's position.

Kevin Bonham
02-03-2004, 03:10 AM
* 60.Kc6 is much stronger than 60.Bxb6. There is no need to give up the piece, and a pawn is not going to promote as a result, so its much better to leave the pieces on and try to win pawns rather than sacrificing speculatively.

60.Kc6 is indeed much stronger than 60.Bxb6 but it does allow Black to play 60...g5! and be more alive than he deserves to be (White is still better though). White has a crushing win with 60.Ke6 - 60...Nc5 falls into Rxc5 again or 60...Kf8 61.Kf6 is mate next move. 60.Rd4 forcing the knight to move or die also wins, though not as decisively.

Trent Parker
02-03-2004, 10:05 PM
I've only just taken up the Blackmar-Diemer just recently.I bought the BDG keybook II by Tim Sawyer at Brian Jones' bookstall at toukley. I have enjoyed what i have played so far!! :D

Trent Parker
02-03-2004, 10:06 PM
thanks for the suggestions as well peoples. greatly appreciated.

skip to my lou
03-03-2004, 12:32 AM
I've only just taken up the Blackmar-Diemer just recently.I bought the BDG keybook II by Tim Sawyer at Brian Jones' bookstall at toukley. I have enjoyed what i have played so far!! :D

That bookstall is soooooo tempting when you lose a game

Trent Parker
03-03-2004, 11:51 AM
yeah, but i had specifically asked brian jones to take some bdg books that i could have a look at. so my purchase was premeditated!! :-D

Kerry Stead
04-03-2004, 12:24 PM
Trent, thought I'd show you a recentish example of one of my games. The important thing in the BDG is to keep the initiative. Being able to understand it better will help your chess enormously, and then you can apply it to 'normal' openings much better. You might notice that I played 1.e4 and got a BDG ... that's because I've been trying to play 'normal' chess ... but sometimes the lure of the BDG is too great!

Stead,K - Goodwin,B [D00]
Australian Teams Championships Caloundra (1.5), 30.09.2003
1.e4 d5 2.d4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 c6 8.Qf2 e6 9.Bg5 Nbd7 10.Bd3 Be7 11.0-0 0-0 12.Qh4 h6 13.Bxh6 gxh6 14.Qxh6 Qb6 15.Rf4 Ne5 16.Rh4 Ng6 17.Bxg6 fxg6 18.Qxg6# 1-0

Karthik, is there any way to incorporate notes into the play-back boards, or am I expecting too much from a chess forum board?

Kerry Stead
04-03-2004, 12:26 PM
yeah, but i had specifically asked brian jones to take some bdg books that i could have a look at. so my purchase was premeditated!! :-D
I also suspect I have more BDG books than Brian ... although I'm not willing to part with mine. If you want to borrow a few for a while though Trent, let me know.

skip to my lou
04-03-2004, 12:51 PM
Karthik, is there any way to incorporate notes into the play-back boards, or am I expecting too much from a chess forum board?

I'll do it on the weekend.

skip to my lou
05-03-2004, 12:41 AM
I'll make it so that you can post games with variations too. I'll try and get it done tommorow, if not then, I'll do it on weekend.

skip to my lou
05-03-2004, 02:29 PM
Only working on Internet Explorer at the moment. Firefox doesn't process some scripting like IE does, so I have to figure out why and how to fix it after I take a break.

skip to my lou
05-03-2004, 03:25 PM
Also working with firefox 0.8 now.