free chess software

Online Chess

Participate and you will unmask!
Funny name, real interests
[ Sign up | Log in | Guest ] (beta)

Have you ever played online chess? Online chess can be a lot of fun. Come play online chess with us!

» Play Chess Online

premium_steve 83 ( +1 | -1 )
Short Games I thought maybe since I have a couple of short games to share that other people might do the same.
Fred Reinfeld's 'Great Short Games' is something I enjoyed reading at my library when I have spare time. Maybe not a great thing to use for study (can't hurt though), but they're exciting.
These short games below are fun to post because I am the winner in each! :)
But still, I would like to know more about specific positions in each, what the errors are, where improvements may be made, and so on. I know some things, but I am unsure about many more.

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6.Ne5 c6 7.g4 Be4 8.f3 Bd5 9.Bd2 Nbd7 10.Nxd5 Qxd5 11.Bc4 Qxd4 12.Bxf7+ Kd8 13.Ba5+ 1-0

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 e5 6.Nf3 d5 7.Nxe5 dxc3 8.Qxe8 Kxe8 9.Nxf7+ Kd8 10.Nxh8 Bb4 11.Ke1 Bf5 12.a6??? (12.e3 seems fine and probably winning for white?) c2# 0-1
ccmcacollister 55 ( +1 | -1 )
Here is a short I had in Postal Chess B.Jenison(X)-C.Collister(X) APCT Regional Team Championship BD-2 1985 ........
1.d4 f5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Ne4 5.Nxe4 fxe4 6.Bg5?? exf3 7.Bxd8 Bb4+ 8.Qd2
...Bxd2+ 9.Kxd2 fxg2 10.Bxg2 Kxd8 11.Resigns
(In fairness to Brad, he may have resigned a move or 2 sooner. But I'm pulling it from memory, and cant recall the exact point. Obviously, a very good player of 2100's he would have just overlooked the exf3 and seen it all immediately after that shot. Just proves anyone can err. But in any case, this was my shortest legit{on the board} win in Postal Chess).
wulebgr 17 ( +1 | -1 )
my shortest loss My shortest loss in correspondence play:

Trojan (1600) - Wulebgr (1647) [C33]
IECC

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bb4 6.Nd5 0-0 7.0-0 Nxe4 8.d4 Re8 9.Bxf4 d6 10.c3 Ba5 11.b4 Bb6 12.Qb3 Be6 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.d5 Bxd5 15.Bxd5 Qf6 16.Bd2 Kh8 17.Bxe4 1-0
philaretus 41 ( +1 | -1 )
In this game.... ......the stupidity of my play speaks for itself:

[Event "Lets play chess"]
[Site "gameknot.com/chess.pl?bd=1475644";]
[Date "2004.02.06"]
[White "philaretus"]
[Black "redmecca"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1734"]
[BlackElo "1700"]
[TimeControl "1/259200"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. e4 e5 2. Bb5 c6 3. Ba4 Nf6 4. Qe2 Bc5 5. Nf3 d5
6. Nxe5 O-O 7. exd5 Re8 0-1